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Thursday, March 17, 2016 Colorado Chapter TDWI – St. Patrick’s Day Event

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Dear Colorado BI/DW and Analytics Professionals,
We cordially invite you to attend our upcoming TDWI Colorado Chapter meeting on March 17, 2016. 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, March 17th at 1:00 pm



100% de Agave
975 Lincoln St.
Denver, CO 80203


The IT Resource Conundrum



1:00 pm

Networking and Registration

1:30 pm

Introductions and Chapter Business

1:45 pm

Sponsor Intros

2:00 pm

Panel Discussion: The IT Resource Conundrum


Finding, vetting, hiring, developing and retaining top technical talent is probably the most challenging dilemma facing organizations trying to manage data. Assembling the right team is certainly a more critical success factor than which DBMS or BI tool we select.
In this panel discussion, our panelists will share their experience and strategies for the challenge of staffing critical IT positions.
Panelists will be taking questions and comments from the audience. Whether you are a hiring manager, a consultant, a recruiter or a technical resource in the job market, please join us for what will be a lively and informative discussion.

3:00 pm

Break & Networking

3:15 pm

Panel Discussion with Q&A

3:45 pm

Wrap up, raffles, food & drink, networking



Space is limited so sign up early!

To become a member at a 10% discount, please click here and use priority code colcpt1. For more information about TDWI Membership, contact [email protected].
To contact a Chapter officer, click on name of the officer located on the top right hand column of this page.

Bios of Presenters

Bob Conway, Founder & Principal Consultant, Information Engineering Associates
Bob Conway is the founder and principal consultant of Information Engineering Associates, a Denver-based firm that provides training, consulting and mentoring on data warehousing/business intelligence and data management.  He has delivered dozens of successful DW/BI projects across numerous industries and technology platforms.  Bob offers public and onsite training classes on his RAPID Architecture and Methodology, Data Modeling Fundamentals and Advanced Modeling, and ER/Studio tools proficiency.  He has been an adjunct instructor at undergraduate and graduate levels at several universities.  He is a frequent speaker at local and national conferences on topics related to data integration, data quality, agile development and data governance.
Brian Palmer, Manager Business Intelligence, Denver Health Medical Plan, Inc.
Brian is a data management veteran with 17 years of experience in data warehousing, data governance and business intelligence.  He has worked in a wide variety of industries as an employee and as an independent consultant, including financial services, oil and gas, aerospace and healthcare.  Currently, Brian is managing a Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence Program for Denver Health Medical Plan, Inc.
Steve Dine, Managing Partner and Founder, Datasource Consulting, LLC
Steve has extensive experience managing and delivering successful, highly scalable and maintainable data integration and business intelligence solutions. Steve combines hands on technical experience across the entire BI project lifecycle with strong business acumen. He is the former Director of Global Data Warehousing for a major durable medical equipment manufacturing company and currently works as a consultant for Fortune 500 companies. Steve is a faculty member at TDWI and a judge for the Annual TDWI Best Practices Awards.
Heather Wright, Director of Recruiting, Gunther Douglas, Inc.
Heather has over 15 years of technical recruiting experience, focused on building long term relationships with her candidates and clients. She believes in honesty and integrity throughout the recruiting process, and truly enjoys her career, because it allows her to meet and interact with intelligent, creative, interesting people every day. Her specialties include: Software Developers/Engineers, Technical Architects, Business Intelligence Developers/Analysts/Architects, Data Warehouse Developers/Architects, ERP Technical/Functional Professionals, Quality Assurance Professionals, Business Analysts, Project Managers, and IT Managers/Directors/Executives.
Don McCubbrey, Clinical Professor, University of Denver
Don McCubbrey has been on DU’s Business Information and Analytics faculty since 1984, following a career in IT consulting with Arthur Andersen & Co in Detroit and Latin America. Active in the tech sector, he is a co-founder and Director Emeritus of the Colorado Technology Association (CTA).
Dianna Ferguson, VP, Talent Acquisition, Oppenheimer Funds
As VP, Talent Acquisition, Diana’s role is to create and deliver on effective strategies enabling OFI to proactively attract, engage and retain top talent in a competitive technology market. She is responsible for the entire life cycle of talent management from attraction to development. Diana has a broad background in HR and prior to coming to OFI was VP, Executive Recruiter for Wells Fargo’s Corporate offices; managing executive hires across Risk, Finance, HR, Legal and Marketing. She has over 20 years in Talent Acquisition working in agency, start-up, and large corporate environments.

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