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Wednesday, February 18, 2015: Strategies of Successful BI and Analytics Leaders!

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Dear Carolinas Chapter BI/DW and Analytics Professionals,

We cordially invite you to attend our upcoming TDWI Carolinas Chapter Meeting on Wednesday, February 18, 2015.  This will prove to be a do not miss event. Our featured speaker, Wayne Eckerson, Principal Consultant, Eckerson Group will be presenting “Strategies of Successful BI and Analytics Leaders:  Mastering Organizational and Technical Architectures.”

Come meet other local professionals, swap business cards, share ideas and exchange career advice while listening to quality presentations in a vendor-neutral setting, which it the hallmark of TDWI education. 

We welcome all of our former attendees and ask that you invite your colleagues, customers and strategic partners, as well.  We are also looking for a couple more folks to join the Carolinas Chapter board; if you are interested, please contact a board member.  The meeting agenda is below.


Wednesday, February 18, 2015 
8:30 a.m. to Noon


5411 Page Road
Durham, NC 27703
Directions: Just west of I-40.
From Raleigh: Take Exit 282 for Page Road. Turn right at Page Road and continue for .7 mile. MetLife will be on your left.
From Durham: Take Exit 282 for Page Road. Turn right onto Page Road at the bottom of the exit ramp and continue for .5 mile. MetLife will be on your left.
There are entrances into MetLife’s parking lot from either Page Road or Slater Road. Enter the main lobby and check in with security at the front desk. You will be directed to the cafeteria, which is on the first floor off the lobby.

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8:30 - 9:00

Registration,  Networking and Refreshments

9:00 – 9:15 

Opening Welcome

9:15 - Noon

“Strategies of Successful BI and Analytics Leaders:  Mastering Organizational and Technical Architectures”,
By Wayne Eckerson, Principal Consultant, Eckerson Group

For too long, organizations have tried to shoehorn all BI and analytics users and activities into a centralized organizational structure and monolithic data architecture. Forward-thinking organizations are now moving to a federated BI organization and augmenting their classic report-centric data warehouses with real-time, analytical, and content-based engines to support multiple types of users, data, and applications. This presentation describes the fundamental business forces at work that make it difficult to deliver successful BI programs. It then describes new organizational, analytical, and data architectures that enable organizations to optimize business dynamics and reap value from their data analytics assessments. In short, the presentation shows how to create a new analytical organization and ecosystem for the 21st century.
You Will Learn: 

  • The business dynamics that rip most BI programs apart
  • The elements of a federated organizational architecture 
  • How to evolve your current architecture into an analytical ecosystem leveraging big data
  • How to create an analytical architecture that supports the complete range of users and information requirements

Geared to: 

  • CXOs who want to create data-driven organizations with a strong analytical culture
  • Business unit heads and data analysts who want better data and tools to drive insights and more business-savvy IT people     
  • CIOs and VPs of IT who want to design business-centric data and analytical architectures and form robust BI or analytical centers of excellence
  • Directors of BI, Advanced Analytics, and Data Warehousing who want to align more closely with business unit leaders, managers, and analysts
  • Data architects, requirements analysts, and BI/ETL tools developers who want to know how they can maximize their effectiveness and improve their career opportunities 


Meeting Wrap-up and Raffle
Attendees may choose to continue networking over lunch!

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Space is limited so sign up early!

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Bio of Presenter

Wayne Eckerson
Wayne Eckerson has been a thought leader in the business intelligence and analytics field since the early 1990s. He is a sought-after consultant and noted speaker who thinks critically, writes clearly and presents persuasively about complex topics. Eckerson has conducted many groundbreaking research studies, chaired numerous conferences, and written widely read books on performance dashboards and analytics. He is principal consultant of Eckerson Group, LLC (, a business-technology consulting firm that helps business leaders use data and technology to drive better insights and actions.
Wayne has authored:
“Secrets of Analytical Leaders: Insights from Information Insiders” (2012)
“Performance Dashboards: Measuring, Monitoring, and Managing Your Business” (2005/2010)

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