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September 20th: Addressing Today’s Data Challenges with Both Technology and Change Management

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Dear Minneapolis BI/DW and Analytics Professionals,
We cordially invite you to attend our upcoming TDWI Minneapolis Chapter meeting on September 20th, 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 see our detailed meeting agenda below.


September 20th, 2016, 8:00 am – 12:00 noon



1500 Park Place Blvd
Minneapolis, MN 55416


“Addressing Today’s Data Challenges with Both Technology and Change Management”

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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: “How Hadoop Compliments and Extends EDWs” by Ryan Wieber,  Cloudera


The Enterprise Data Warehouse has long been the focal playground for analytical insights.  Data Warehouse solutions have existed for many years that met the demands of core company data and systems.  However, as we open up analytical access to more users and bring in more, complex data types, the data warehouse resources become constrained.

In this presentation, Ryan will discuss how Hadoop's revolutionary architecture compliments the EDW by opening the door to higher volumes and more diverse data sets than are possible to analyze with conventional RDBMSs, and additionally offer a whole series of new forms of integrated analysis.

10:00 – 10:15 am

Break and Networking

10:15 – 11:30 am

Presentation: " The Case for the Chief Data Officerby Peter Aiken
Founding Director, Data Blueprint


Reflections on organizational IT performance, combined with decisive performance measurements, indicate that IT management has been asked to do a job that it cannot do well.  Data are assets that deserve to be managed as professionally and aggressively as comparable organizational assets.  Studies show that approximately 10% of organizations achieve a positive return on their investments in data.  In the face of the accelerating “data explosion,” this leaves most organizations unprepared to leverage a non-degrading, strategic asset.  The redress assigns this vital, lacking function to its rightful owner and driver, the business.  Transformation may require some organizational discomfort.  We are confident organizations that successfully create CDOs will achieve improved organizational performance results.  And further that these will directly and obviously come from better organizational data management stemming from the CDO leadership.

11:30 – 11:45 am

Q&A and Wrap-up

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Bios of Presenters

Ryan Wieber, Systems Engineer at Cloudera
Ryan Wieber is a Systems Engineer at Cloudera.  He has over 15 years experience as a Data Warehouse Architect, ETL Architect and a Database Administrator and has worked at companies such as Oracle, Prime Therapeutics, Thomson Reuters and Boston Scientific.  Ryan has a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science and Law Enforcement from Minnesota State University and has completed Masters Coursework related to spatial data base systems and clustered database systems at the University of Minnesota. Evan Stanelle

Peter Aiken, Founding Director, Data Blueprint

Peter Aiken is acknowledged to be a top data management (DM) authority. As a practicing data consultant, author and researcher, he has been actively performing and studying DM for more than 30 years. His expertise has been sought by some of the world’s most important organizations and his achievements have been recognized internationally.  He has held leadership positions and consulted with more than 75 organizations in 21 countries across numerous industries, including defense, banking, healthcare, telecommunications and manufacturing. He is a sought-after keynote speaker and author of multiple publications, including his latest the “Case for the CDO” & “Monetizing Data Management.” Peter is the Founding Director of Data Blueprint, a consulting firm that helps organizations leverage data for competitive advantage and operational efficiencies.  He is also Associate Professor of Information Systems at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and past President of the International Data Management Association (DAMA-I).

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