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March 25th, 2020: Tennessee Chapter of the TDWI Meeting - Nashville

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Dear Tennessee BI/DW and Analytics Professionals,
Dear TDWI Tennessee BI/DW and Analytics Professionals, 
We cordially invite you to attend our upcoming TDWI Tennessee meeting on March 25th, 2020 in Nashville. 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. Please see our detailed meeting agenda below.


Wednesday, March 25h, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.



LBMC Building
201 Franklin Road
Brentwood, TN 37027
(615) 440-4000
Parking:  For the ease of parking and lobby elevator access, please enter the Hill Center LBMC property from the (east side) Franklin Toad.
As you approach the area, enter BETWEEN Uncle Julio’s Restaurant and SunTrust and take an immediate RIGHT to go into the covered garage. THIS is where you will park and gain access to the lobby. Please park in the parking garage on the 2nd floor level or higher. Once in the building, take either elevator to the 3rd floor, and you’ll find the entrance to the Multi-Purpose Rooms.


Implementing Scrum with Data & Analytics and Twitter Insights Through Azure.

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11:00 – 11:15 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

11:15 – 11:30 a.m.

Introductions and Chapter Business

11:30 – 12:15 p.m.

Lunch and Networking

12:15 – 1:15 p.m.

Presentation: Implementing Scrum with Data & Analytics by Sharon Asmus / LBMC Data Insights


As a growing consulting firm, LBMC Data Insights needed a way to ensure they could continue to rapidly bring high quality value to clients. Scrum offers a simple set of principles & practices to help deliver products in short cycles, enables fast feedback, provides continual improvement and allows for rapid adaptation to change. Scrum is not just for software development, but can also help data & analytics teams succeed too. Please join Sharon Asmus, with LBMC Data Insights, as she presents an overview of the LBMC Data Insights’ scrum implementation project.

1:15 – 1:30 p.m.

Break & Networking

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Presentation: Twitter Insights Through Azure by Brian Ciampa / CGI


Every organization needs to be aware of customer sentiment.  While there are several paths to this insight, one of them involves social media.  Microsoft Azure offers the tools needed to quickly and easily tap into Twitter and analyze those insights.  This presentation will show one way to accomplish this on the Microsoft framework.

2:30 – 2:45 p.m

Wrap Up & Drawings

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Space is limited so sign up early!

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Bios of Presenters

Sharon Asmus

While Sharon Asmus has been in the data & analytics space for the majority of her 25+ year career, her professional passion is forming and guiding agile, high-performing teams.  Sharon become a Certified Scrum Master in 2008 while working at a Business Intelligence Architect for a transportation and logistics company.  They went from a loose waterfall project management process to using scrum.  It was a hard transition, but it was great front line exposure to the transition process.  This is where she fell in love with scrum.  Other scrum implementations that she led include converted an ERP cross-functional team from waterfall to scrum in addition to converting an entire IT organization to align with DevSecOps practices.  Most recently, Sharon completed the Pragmatic Institute Product Manager training, where she’s been focused on tweaking the agile scrum process to improve planning activities to align with product management.  That is, shifting from a project focus to a PRODUCT focus.

Brian Ciampa

Brian Ciampa has been working with technology for 15 years and with data/analytics for 12. His interests and experience include the entire spectrum, including modeling, ETL, and presentation. While being born and raised in Middle Tennessee, Brian studied information systems at the University of South Florida in Tampa. He currently works for CGI as a BI Developer/Architect.


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