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February 23, 2017: Graph Database Technology – Renowned expert Peter Perera circumnavigates and redefines THE ENTERPRISE GRAPH to expose the hidden, blind, and unknown connections and relationships. - At CoMotion Labs @ Startup Hall on the campus of the University of Washington in Seattle.

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Dear Seattle & Pacific NW BI/DW and Analytics Professionals,
Dear TDWI Seattle & Pacific NW BI/DW and Analytics Professionals, 
We cordially invite you to attend our upcoming TDWI Seattle meeting on Thursday 2/23/2017. 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.


Thursday, February 23, 2016 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. PST



CoMotion Labs @ Startup Hall (on UW Campus in Seattle) 
1100 NE Campus Pkwy, Seattle, WA 98105 (Ste. #200)
(Between 11th & 12th Ave NE – South of NE 41st St & North of NE Campus Pkwy)


Graph Database Technology – THE ENTERPRISE GRAPH

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5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Registration, Arrivals, Networking, Catered Food/Beverages

6:30 – 6:45 p.m.

Introductions and Chapter Business

6:45 – 7:45 p.m.

Peter Perera, THE ENTERPRISE GRAPH: Going From Data To Connections Warehouse


Business and customer insights/ knowledge are gained from understanding dynamic, contextualized connections - not just from processing static data.

Problem: Connections, especially distant, contextualized ones, are not the bailiwick of enterprise business systems and data warehouses. For that we need something akin to a connections hub fueled by a graph database.

Much of the technology revolution is really about moving past a single-context data processing mindset and venturing into the realm of connections processing in multiple contexts.

Now that's something enterprise systems and data warehouses don't handle very well. The Enterprise Connections Hub we envision in this session moves us from a fixed data warehouse to a malleable enterprise "connectome."

More instructively, this presentation goes beyond conventional hierarchical entity and data relationships. It looks at newfangled graph database technologies to find, visualize, traverse, and analyze complex, contextualized "heterarchical" and "holarchical" connections that challenge the most formidable relational enterprise systems today.

Peter shakes up conventional thinking while providing a solid primer and practical insights on how to approach an enterprise graph and use the language of nodes and edges to expose hidden, blind and unknown customer connections and data relationships.

Come listen to North America’s top Graph Database mind share what he’s learned while breaking the graph.

7:45 – 8:00 p.m.

Questions and Answers

8:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Raffle & Drawings for Door Prizes – Closing Comments





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Space is limited so sign up early!

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Bios of Presenters

Peter Perera – CEO & Founder – The Perera Group
Peter is an expert enterprise/business technology consultant with The Perera
Group, Inc., working with graph database and visualization technology to help
organizations view their customer data like never envisioned. He is a spirited,
experienced presenter with subject expertise in customer MDM graph, enterprise
CRM, and making enterprise data graph-ready. During his lengthy consulting career,
he has advised and collaborated with over 100 client organizations, facilitated over
100 two-day seminars, has spoken at numerous conferences, and penned many
articles on enterprise CRM and MDM. Since 2013, he has focused on emerging graph
database technologies to tell engaging customer data stories. During the last two
decades, his clients have included brand-name organizations in enterprise software,
health insurance, travel, education, high-tech, manufacturing, financial services,
nonprofits, business services, and medical products and diagnostics.
About The Perera Group:
The Perera Group helps organizations create, explore, visualize, analyze, and curate dynamic, revenue-generating "Big Connections" for deeply-informed customer engagement and insight. We use graph database and visualization technology to help organizations overcome the limitations of rigid relational data structures and hierarchical entity designs imposed by enterprise systems such as CRM, MDM and EDWs. We've developed unique frameworks, thought processes, and a methodology to add semantic, epistemic, and ontological enrichment to enterprise data. This uniquely enables our clients to create Enterprise Graphs that exploit contextual identity to determine connections and data relationships. Our work takes clients beyond the edges of a 360-degree customer view, exposing hidden, blind, and unknown, i.e. "dark" connections and data relationships and opening new paths to deeper and wider customer insight.

Upcoming Meetings


TDWI Seattle will be hosting future events:
*Local Vendor Success Spotlight (May 2017)
*Virtual Reality (August 2017)
We are always looking for exciting topics/speakers to share with our group. Please contact President Matthew Spencer if you would like to suggest an idea. Thank you.

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