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Thursday, March 12, 2015: Data: The Real Power Behind today’s Technology

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ATTENTION ALL BI/DW AND ANALYTICS PROFESSIONALS
Dear Carolinas Chapter BI/DW and Analytics Professionals,

We cordially invite you to attend our upcoming TDWI Carolinas Chapter Meeting on Thursday, March 12, 2015.  We are pleased to have as our featured speaker, Laura Reeves, Principal Consultant, StarSoft Solutions, Inc. Data:  The Real Power Behind Today’s Technology.

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.

When:

Thursday, March 12, 2015
8:30 - Noon

Where:

The Frontier 
800 Park Offices Dr
Durham, NC 27003

Website: http://www.rtp.org/about-us/the-frontier/

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Topic:

“Data:  The Real Power Behind Today’s Technology”, by Laura Reeves, Principal, StarSoft Solutions, Inc.

 

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Agenda:

8:30 - 9:00

Registration,  Networking and Refreshments

9:00 – 9:15 

Opening Welcome

9:15 - Noon

“Data:  The Real Power Behind Today’s Technology”, by Laura Reeves, Principal, StarSoft Solutions, Inc.


How can we adapt to the new tech-savvy user and the proliferation of visual tools? Apps all seem intuitive and easy to use, right? We can interact more flexibly with more devices of all shapes and sizes. When we are seeking entertainment, we just push a few buttons and we are up and running. But what does all this mean when we want to harness new technologies to run our businesses?
It’s all about the data. It always has been.
Data is the foundation for business analytics.  It is critical to understand the data you have and deliver it to the business community in a manner that makes sense to them.  Collaboration between the business and IT is more crucial than ever before. We need to work together to understand and communicate what data we have and what it means, and help people learn how to leverage it.
This session will feature a workshop to explore how knowledge about data is captured, communicated and used.  Small groups will have the opportunity to exchange ideas, share challenges and experiences.  We will reconvene as a large group to share discussion highlights.  Laura will then present proven methods to cultivate this partnership and increase adoption of your business intelligence solution that encompasses the wide array of data and technology available today.  This is all geared to drive real business value.
Geared to: All levels of data warehousing, business intelligence and data management professionals.

Noon

That’s a Wrap!

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Bio of Presenter

Laura Reeves
Laura Reeves is the author of A Manager’s Guide to Data Warehousing and co-author of the first edition of The Data Warehouse Lifecycle Toolkit. She has 29 years of experience in end-to-end data warehouse / business intelligence development focused on developing enterprise data warehousing strategies and designing data architectures to support business needs. Laura also works on specific design and development projects, creating comprehensive project plans, collecting business requirements, developing business dimensional models, designing databases (star/snowflake and entity-relationship designs), and coaching project teams on construction and deployment of these solutions.  As StarSoft Solutions cofounder, Laura has implemented data warehouses / business intelligence solutions for many business functions for private and public industries.

 

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