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September 30th, 2015: “Data Storytelling Workshop”

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ATTENTION ALL BI/DW AND ANALYTICS PROFESSIONALS
Dear New York Tri-State BI/DW and Analytics Professionals,
We cordially invite you to attend our upcoming TDWI NYC Tri-State Chapter meeting on                       September 30th 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.

When:    September 30th, 2015, 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

 

Where:  Information Builders, Two Penn Plaza, New York City

 

Topic:   “Data Storytelling Workshop”

 

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Agenda:

Start time

Agenda Item

8:15am

Registration, Light Breakfast & Peer Networking

9:00 am

Call to Order & Introductions

9:15am

Presentation: "Data Storytelling Workshop”,  Part 1
Storytelling with data is a recent and important contribution to analytics, and it has the potential to dramatically broaden the appeal and understanding of data. Skilled practitioners translate data, sometimes called the “second language of business,” into everyone’s first language, stories.
But as old as storytelling is, storytelling with data is new. The methods are still developing, and there’s still no standard definition of a “data story.” Many practitioners, for example, see storytelling with data as a complement to visualization while others, such as our keynote presenter and workshop facilitator, Ted Cuzzillo, understand that visualization is purely optional. In fact, data stories may be told in any medium, or combination of media.
Crafting a good data story may seem easy, but it’s actually challenging and very important. Interpreting data through the lens of a story offers a powerful message with fresh insight into sales dynamics, brand performance or financial value. It can communicate consistency and differentiation across all channels. In this interactive workshop setting, you’ll work with a team and gain experience finding a story in data and shaping it for an audience.
YOU WILL LEARN:
•          To find the story in a collection of data and shape it for the intended audience
•          To craft a story that combines data visuals, verbal narrative, or whatever media are accessible and appropriate
•          To choose the best media for your story and avoid noise
•          To understand and connect with the audience when telling a data story.
PRE-REQUISITES:
•          This program is directed toward anyone interested in learning to effectively communicate information using data storytelling techniques.
•          A laptop computer is recommended, but not required, for this workshop.   You’ll be provided with collections of data visualizations for story crafting – both in print and digital form. Those who work with the digital versions will get greatest value from the workshop.
•          This session is intended to be interactive. The presenter will encourage discussion throughout the presentation.

10:15am

Networking Break & Light Refreshments

10:45am

Presentation: "Data Storytelling Workshop”,  Part 2

11:45 am

Door Prize Drawings

Noon

Adjourn

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Bio of Presenter:

Ted Cuzzillo is a journalist and industry analyst. For more than 25 years in several tech-centered industries, he has advocated the use of stories—not just the usual “how” and “what” but also the “why” and the “who.” In the business intelligence industry, he has written since 2007 for TDWI (BI This Week), Information Management, and his weblog, Datadoodle. He believes that with data storytelling, data’s full story can finally be told. Follow Ted on Twitter: @datadoodle.

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