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December 8th: Putting Usage at the center of Big Data

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Dear Minneapolis BI/DW and Analytics Professionals,
We cordially invite you to attend our upcoming TDWI Minneapolis Chapter meeting on December 8th, 2015. 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.

Download Presentations Here:

Long Term Vision for Thomson Reuters -- Optimizing Workflows for Professionals

Keeping your options open.pdf







December 8th, 2015, 8:00 am – 12:00 noon



Braemar Golf Clubhouse
Valliere Room Entrance
6364 John Harris Drive
Edina, MN 55439


“Putting Usage at the center of Big Data”


Space is limited so sign up early!
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8:00 – 8:30 am

Networking and Registration

8:30 – 8:45 am

Introductions and Chapter Business

 8:45 – 10:00 am

Presentation: "Keep your options open” by Nick Ryberg of USBank


While tools like Tableau can make it much easier to gather, combine, explore, understand and explain data, it’s still never a guaranteed solution.  The world of data sources is broad and I’ll talk about the importance of maintaining a large toolkit of technologies and techniques to gather, prep and sometimes even analyze data.  I’ll talk about the pros and cons of using scripting tools, professional ETL suites, and even just good old Excel.  I’ll demo some of the challenges and offer up some online opportunities to hone your skills and “keep your options open”.

10:00 – 10:15 am

Break and Networking

10:15 – 11:30 am

Presentation: "Putting Usage at the center of Big Data” by Martin Hyndman of Thomson Reuters


At the heart of the IoT is the assumption that Users can be persistently identified and tracked 24x7. Professional Information users, quite rightly, have Privacy and Security concerns that create challenges for Information Providers. 
This presentation explores use cases that could provide the reasons for Professional Users to embrace tracking; creating new opportunities for collaboration and engagement beyond today’s social media platforms.

11:30 – 11:45 am

Q&A and Wrap-up


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Bios of Presenters

Nick Ryberg,
Technology Solutions Group | Corporate Audit Services, USBank
Fifteen years of developing analytics on everything between visual basic on the pc, scripting in UNIX,to Focus on the mainframe has brought me to the point where I can truly appreciate the power and ability of visual tools like Tableau. Currently supporting Corporate Audit Services at U.S. Bank as a local visual analytics guru and chief explorer of new ways to gather data, crunch it into something useful and deliver company changing results.
Martin Hyndman,
Director, Research Technology Programs, Thomson Reuters R&D Eagan MN
Martin has spent 25+ years developing information solutions at Thomson Reuters, working on software and platform development teams that have supported commercial product releases across several industries. He joined R&D in 2010 from TRGR Switzerland where he was an asset manager for platform technology assets, including TIER3 and Novus. Martin works closely with our global technology and business partners to promote and facilitate wider R&D engagement across Thomson Reuters. Martin has a Bachelors degree in Applied Chemistry from Nottingham Trent University and a Masters degree in Education from The Open University.

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