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Colorado Chapter TDWI September Event

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Dear Colorado Chapter BI/DW and Analytics Professionals,
We cordially invite you to attend our upcoming TDWI Colorado Chapter meeting on Thursday, 9/15/16. 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 is the hallmark of TDWI education. Our speakers will be DW/BI end-users reporting on their success and lessons learned implementing various BI tools or projects. Please see our detailed meeting agenda below.


Thursday, September 15, 2016
12:45 – 4:30 pm



Hilton Garden Inn
7675 E Union Ave
Denver, CO 80237
 (303) 770-4200



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12:45 – 1:00 pm

Networking and Registration

1:00 – 1:15 pm

Introductions and Chapter Business

1:15 – 1:40 pm

Presentation: Snaplogic, Scott Sumner


Snaplogic Enables the Data Lake

1:45 – 2:10 pm

Presentation: Pyramid Analytics, Matt White


Fort Lauderdale International Airport Case Study
Case study review and demo of end result dashboards that have come out of this implementation.

2:15 – 2:40 pm

Presentation: Information Builders, Matt Capraro


The Next Big Thing in BI: How In-Document Analytics Changes the Game
Companies issue and distribute billions of PDF documents to employees, partners, and customers to provide them with vital information. Yet the recipients of these documents remain powerless to analyze this information locked in static PDFs.

This presentation will highlight a unique and innovate approach to self-service analytics.  In-Document Analytics, a patented technology from Information Builders, delivers portable business intelligence to employees, partners and customers. With 4,000,000+ unique users, one of the largest retail banks in the US leverages this technology to deliver interactive e-statements to its clients. This is the largest deployment of BI in the world. In-Document Analytics enables organizations to instantly package a data set with a combination of analytical views to provide highly intuitive and interactive self-service business intelligence. Users simply open a secure, self-contained HTML file that contains dynamic reports, charts, and dashboards. They can explore and interact with data using analytical functions such as charting, sorting, filtering, calculations, pivoting and roll-ups. Because this feature is completely portable and independent from servers, anyone can easily work with and analyze complex data without touching Excel or being connected to enterprise systems.

2:40 – 2:55 pm

Break and Networking

3:00 – 3:25 pm

Presentation: Informatica


Description tbd

3:30 – 4:00 pm

Presentation: Datasource Consulting, Nancy Couture


The Value of an Assessment
As organizations strive to continue responding to market changes and opportunities, there is an increasing need for operational and strategic information to better support the business. Before committing to or starting work on a large Business Intelligence (BI) initiative, which is typically a significant investment, organizations are increasingly recognizing the advantages of conducting a program assessment.  This presentation describes use cases from assessments that have been completed by Datasource Consulting.

4:00 – 4:30 pm

Raffle, Wrap Up & Networking

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Bios of Presenters

Scott Sumner, SnapLogic
Scott is currently the Advisor of Solutions Engineering for West at SnapLogic, specializing in iPaaS (cloud/hybrid data and application integration) with a focus around big data.  For the past 18 years, he has been in various positions as a lead software engineer specializing in taking emerging technologies from inception to critical mass.  He has a broad background in various technologies, including database management, change data capture, system and application monitoring, change and configuration management, DevOps (Continuous Integration/Delivery) and most recently data and application integration.  He has worked at Oracle, Quest Software (acquired by Dell), GoldenGate (acquired by Oracle), Mercury Interactive (acquired by HP), OpTier (acquired by SAP and Noliosoft (acquired by CA).

Matt White, Pyramid Analytics

Matt White has been with Pyramid Analytics for over 4 years as a Sales Director.  During his career he has worked in the technology field for over 20 years with the last 12 years focused on Business Intelligence, Analytics and Data Warehousing. Prior to Pyramid Analytics he worked at ProClarity and Microsoft helping clients large and small make data actionable for all users in their organization.

Matt Capraro, Senior Solution Engineer, Information Builders
A lover of all things visualization, Matt has spent 15 years mastering the art of making big data into something beautiful, actionable, and meaningful. His customers and prospects are often endeared to him, knowing that he was a long-time WebFOCUS user before joining the Information Builders team. Matt always delivers on providing real-life use cases, best practices, and implementation experience. He exudes an unmatched enthusiasm and approaches every opportunity with a “Business Intelligence for Everyone” attitude.
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Nancy Couture, Delivery Enablement Practice Lead, Datasource Consulting

Nancy Couture has more than 30 years of experience leading enterprise data management at Fortune 500 companies and midsize organizations. Her focus has been on enterprise-wide data management architecture, data governance, data quality, data warehousing and business intelligence capabilities.  Nancy recently moved into consulting as Delivery Enablement Lead at Datasource Consulting, a Denver-based firm focused on delivering on all aspects of enterprise information management.

Previously, Nancy was Vice President of Business Intelligence at SquareTwo Financial in Denver. She and her team successfully developed and utilized agile methodologies in building out enterprise-wide solutions, including an enterprise data warehouse, a robust analytics and reporting environment, and integrated analytics solutions.  Before her time at SquareTwo, Nancy was Vice President of Data Management Solutions at UnitedHealth Group in Connecticut, where she developed and managed three enterprise-level data warehouses for healthcare analytics over the course of 30-plus years. In that role, Nancy was recognized for her leadership and ability to execute innovative approaches to data management.

Nancy has presented at many conferences on data management topics over the years, owns a patent in data mapping technologies, and has published several articles for the TDWI Business Intelligence Journal. In 2007 and again in 2015, her respective teams won the TDWI Best Practices Award in Enterprise Data Warehousing.


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