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Friday, April 8, 2016 – “Customer Adoption – Creating a Successful Business Intelligence Program”

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Dear Dallas BI/DW and Analytics Professionals,
We cordially invite you to attend our upcoming TDWI Dallas Chapter meeting on Friday, April 8, 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 join us for a fantastic program at no charge that includes networking, a light breakfast and an opportunity to win exciting raffle gifts.


Friday, April 8, 2016 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM



Teknion Data Solutions
1431 Greenway Drive
1st Floor Training Room
Irving, TX 75038


“Creating a Successful Business Intelligence Program – Customer Adoption” by Dewayne T. Washington, Business Intelligence Manager, DFW International Airport



8:00 – 8:30 AM

Networking, Registration and Breakfast

8:30 – 8:45 AM

Introductions and Chapter Business

8:45 – 9:45 AM

Presentation: “Creating a Successful Business Intelligence Program – Customer Adoption” by Dewayne T. Washington, Business Intelligence Manager, DFW International Airport


With the popularity of cloud vendors and SaaS solutions, vendors are bypassing IT and going straight to the business community. They are also using the tag line "and you don't need IT involvement" as a selling point. There are ways to deliver, deliver quickly and still keep the business as a partner and not an enemy.
This session will cover:
·         Agile development
·         Customer By In
·         Customer interaction
·         Learn how to deliver value to customers quickly
·         Avoid the pitfalls of spending 2 years and $20 million on a great solution that customers will never use

9:45 – 10:00 AM

First Raffle, Break and Networking

10:00 – 11:00 AM

Presentation: “Bridge the Healthcare Data Divide with Visual Analytics for Superior Patient Outcomes” by Andy Dé, Managing Director, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Tableau Software


Healthcare is in the throes of transformation today like never before. Healthcare reform and the Affordable Care Act are driving new business models, business processes and systems to enable this transformation.

However, most healthcare providers find themselves challenged to empower their doctors, clinicians, nurses, administrators and knowledge workers on the frontline with the ability to see and understand their data and answer their questions, without significant IT intervention. This impedes them from access to timely and accurate actionable insights needed to get a 360 degree view of their patients, identify and manage risk, and comply with newer regulations efficiently and effectively.

In this presentation, learn how industry leaders in Healthcare like the Cleveland Clinic, Providence Health, Barnes Jewish, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Piedmont Healthcare and Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina are responding to these industry trends.  Adopting self-service data discovery and analytics is helping these leaders move away from the ‘report factory’ paradigm. This is enabling them to empower their knowledge workers including physicians, nurses, clinicians and administrators to deliver superior patient outcomes at a lower cost and risk of non-compliance, while measurably impacting their efficiency, productivity and morale.

Key Learning for the Audience:
What are the key business and analytics challenges confronting US healthcare providers in the era of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)?
How are visionary thought leaders addressing these challenges from a ‘meaningful use of data insights’ perspective for Operational Excellence?
Are there BI and Analytics best practices from other industries that Healthcare can learn from and adopt?
What are the high value use cases and scenarios from a BI and Analytics perspective that will have the maximum impact in your organization?
What are some of the solutions that can empower your business users and knowledge workers, clinicians, nurses and physicians for rapid decision making?

11:00 – 11:30 AM

Q&A, Final Raffle and Wrap-up


Space is limited so sign up early!

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Bios of Presenters

Dewayne T. Washington, Business Intelligence Manager, DFW International Airport
Dewayne T. Washington is the author of "Get in the Stream: The ultimate guide to customer adoption". He currently manages the BI practice at DFW international Airport and was formerly head of technology for national NAACP, former CIO of the Dallas African American Museum and has 15+ years in IT, specializing in data warehousing and BI.
Andy Dé, Managing Director, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Tableau Software
Andy Dé is the managing director and global general manager for Healthcare and Life Sciences at Tableau Software. In this role, he leads the innovation, thought leadership, go-to-market, partner ecosystem and commercialization strategy, planning and execution for Tableau¹s solutions targeted at healthcare providers, payers, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices. He has over 20 years of prior enterprise software innovation strategy, solutions portfolio management, and go-to-market strategy, planning and execution experience at GE Healthcare, SAP Health-Sciences and i2.
Dé holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Bombay, India, and a master’s degree in materials science and engineering from the University of Florida in Gainesville. He obtained his master’s degree in international business from the Tel Aviv International School of Business (TISOM) in Tel Aviv, Israel, and graduated with a MBA in general management from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada. He speaks five languages including English and French, and lives in Irving, TX with his wife and 15 year old daughter.
Andy is passionate about healthcare innovation and authors the health sciences strategy blog and its companion twitter feed (@HITstrategy) with a readership audience across 47 countries, which has been referenced by Harvard Medical School, Ohio State University (OSU), Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS), Partners Healthcare, Healthcare Informatics, and the Washington Post. His recent blogpost, ‘Retail Inspired Innovation in Population Health Management’ was recognized as a winner at the # HIMSS 15 Blog Carnival. His professional profile can be accessed at

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