October 17th, 2017: Tennessee Chapter of the TDWI Meeting - Memphis

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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 October 17th, 2017 in Memphis. 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.


Tuesday, October 17th, 1. – 4:00 p.m.



Fogelman College of Business & Economics
The University of Memphis Main Campus
3675 Central Avenue, FCB Room 261
Memphis, TN 38152


Why Has Governance of Analytics Become so Challenging?

For participants planning to attend, you/they may park in the parking garage located on Innovation Drive (there is a fee to park in this garage). Street parking is also available. Directions to room 261 are as follows:
Fogelman College of Business & Economics (3675 Central Ave), FCB Room 261:
 •         Take the stairs or the elevator to the 2rd floor of the Fogelman College of Business & Economics (from the Innovation Drive entrance)
•          Once you exit the stairs or elevator, turn left and take another immediate left, which leads to a wide corridor/hallway with classrooms and study areas
•          Walk to the end of the corridor, take a left and room 261 will be located near the end of the hallway on the right

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1:00 – 1:15 p.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

1:15 – 1:30 p.m.

Introductions and Chapter Business

1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Presentation: Why Has Governance Become so Challenging? by Mark Peco, CBIP


The expanding and evolving footprint of business intelligence, analytics and data-driven solutions is creating new challenges for governance strategies and approaches. 

More components are now required to achieve the growing ambitions of many organizations. Governance must expand its footprint to address these changing needs from just few short years ago.  Governance was previously primarily focuses on data. However as data-driven processes become enabled by analytic models and new decision making approaches, governance must evolve to include data, analytic models, decision processes, human skills, data literacy and corporate culture. The fundamental shift that is now occurring is the based on the need to govern capabilities instead of just assets.

This presentation provides a framework that can be used to understand the evolving scope and dimensions of governance that are needed to effectively obtain the benefits of the data-driven journey that many organizations are taking.

Governance needs to be re-framed and re-positioned to meet the evolving requirements imposed by organizations’ data analytics ambitions that are enabled by new forms of technology, platforms, content and capabilities.

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Q&A and Wrap-up

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Bios of Presenters

Mark Peco
Mark Peco is an independent consultant, educator, manager and analyst. He holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in engineering from the University of Waterloo and has led numerous engagements helping clients adapt to shifts in their business models by implementing new data-driven capabilities.
As a leading practitioner in the fields of Business Intelligence and Analytics, Mark is a faculty member of TDWI and teaches companies on a global basis about the opportunities, challenges and risks related to “intelligent” business solutions. Mark is a Certified Business Intelligence Professional at the mastery level and his professional focus remains at the intersection of business, operations and technology.
Mark lives in Oakville, ON and can be reached at

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