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Thursday, September 11, 2014: Emerging Technologies and Data Visualizations

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Dear LA/OC BI/DW and Analytics Professionals,
We cordially invite you to attend our upcoming Los Angeles-Orange County TDWI Chapter meeting on Thursday, September 11, 2014.  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 11, 2014
2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.




Dad Miller Golf Course
430 N Gilbert Street
Anaheim, CA 92801

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“Emerging Technologies” by Krish Krishnan, Industry Expert in Big Data
“Data Visualization” byMichael Scofield, Industry Expert in Data Visualization

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2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Arrivals and Networking

2:30– 2:45 p.m.

Welcome and Sponsor Introductions

2:45 - 4:15 p.m.

“Emerging Technologies” by Krish Krishnan


This is an exciting time in BI.  There are a lot of new technologies out there right now.  Database platforms, data movement, reporting, analytics, cloud, big data - - buzz words that make you wonder:

  • am I missing out on something?
  • what are all the biggest/most significant trends I should be paying attention to?
  • how do I know if they are right for me?
  • how do I learn about these new technologies?  I don’t have the time to research so many trends.

Well, we feel the same way!  So we decided to invite an industry expert to discuss the direction our industry is headed.  Krish will give us an overview of the hottest, most significant trends, technologies and relevant case studies.

4:15 - 4:30 p.m.

15 Minute Break

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

“Data Visualization” by Michael Scofield


Decision-makers often ask for “data”, but what they really want is information which will help them understand a problem or a condition around the decisions they need to make. Yet they often do not know what data is available, what it is called, and how they might want that data or derived information expressed. Decision-makers don’t want to worry about granularity of data, or how it is integrated, or how it is aggregated and transformed into information. They also are not interested in the various “qualifications” of information expression (all the stuff which should be placed in footnotes), even though they should understand (as Deming put it) the “weaknesses of the data”.
We will explore the data-to-information life cycle, and all the potential points of failure or misinterpretation along that path. We will also look at the analysis and graphic tools and techniques through which such information is expressed for human eye-brain consumption. 
The role of context (historical, lateral, etc.) is important in moving raw data towards useful information. We shall survey graphical techniques and case studies which illustrate how important context is in understanding the true consequence of a data point.

5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Complimentary Happy Hour/Networking Event

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Bios of Presenters

Krish Krishnan
Mr. Krishnan is an internationally recognized authority on Unstructured Data, Social Analytics and BIG Data, along with Text mining and Text analytics. He currently focuses on helping define and promote the next generation of data warehousing, with unstructured data integration, big data analytics and social intelligence as key focus areas. A visionary data warehouse thought leader, ranked as one of the top 20 data warehouse consultants in the world, and an independent analyst, writing and speaking at industry leading conferences, user groups and trade publications. Krish is a faculty with TDWI and speaks at conferences of DAMA, IRM UK, MIT and others. He publishes with\kkrishnan. His independent analyst advisory services are sought after by leading venture capitalist firms, startups and private investment bankers, which he executes under Sixth Sense Advisors Inc. Krish provides consulting as an Executive Consultant with Daugherty Business Solutions focusing on strategy and innovation areas of information management.

Michael Scofield
Michael Scofield is an Assistant Professor of Health Information Management at Loma Linda University.  He is a popular speaker, writer, and consultant in the fields of data management, data quality assessment, and data visualization.  His career has included education and private industry in areas of data quality, decision-support systems, data warehousing, and data management.  His articles appear in DM Review, the B-Eye Newsletter, InformationWeek magazine, the Northern California Oracle User Group Journal, the IBI Systems Journal, and other professional journals.  He has spoken to over 240 professional audiences in these disciplines all over the U.S., in London, and Australia.  He also has a variety of topics for general audiences.  These topics include satellite imagery, the succession to the British monarchy, and various travel topics.  He also has published in the L.A. Times and other journals.

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