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February 24, 2015: Sex, Lies, and Unstructured Data

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ATTENTION ALL BI/DW AND ANALYTICS PROFESSIONALS
Dear Pacific Northwest BI/DW and Analytics Professionals,
We cordially invite you to attend our upcoming TDWI Northwest/Seattle Chapter meeting on Tuesday, February 24, 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:

Tuesday, February 24, 2014
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 

Where:

Alder Hall Commons and Auditorium 
University of Washington Campus
1310 NE 40th Street
Seattle, WA, 98105

Parking Notice: Entrance is on NE 40th St between Brooklyn Ave NE & University Way NE. The closest parking lot to Alder Hall is W12 at the corner of 40th & Brooklyn. Street parking may also be available.

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Topic:

“Sex, Lies, and Unstructured Data” by Erick Watson of Moodwire, Inc.
Learn from Erick Watson, Chief Product Officer of Moodwire, about the wide array of technologies and the use cases that exist in mining unstructured social data. From the “Bazinga” to the banal, we’ll cover everything from technology trade-offs to business requirements, so that you can make informed decisions about how and why to engage in this exciting new field.

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Agenda:

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Arrivals, Networking, Food and Beverages provided.

6:30 – 6:45 p.m.

Opening Remarks and Announcements

 6:45 – 7:45 p.m.

Presentation: "Sex, Lies, and Unstructured Data” by Erick Watson, Moodwire, Inc.

 

Abstract: A World of Prurient Interests and Business Imperatives
“Big Data”, “Twitter Firehose”, “Social Media”, and “Customer Journey” – as data professionals, we hear these buzzwords bandied about daily, but what do they really mean, and why should we care?
Has anyone ever improved revenue or profitability using a “Twitter Firehose”?
Isn’t Social Media something that only angst-ridden teens and gossip columnists spend their time pondering?
Not exactly. Moodwire explains how they collect and analyze tens of millions of social documents daily, store them in a graph database with billions of records, scour unstructured free-form text for nuances of meaning, then synthesize this data into a variety of analytics that business clients have learned how to take to the bank! 
Consumer media mavens can also enjoy the latest rumors and hearsay - depending on their needs and interests.
Learn from Erick Watson, Chief Product Officer of Moodwire, about the wide array of technologies and the use cases that exist in mining unstructured social data. From the “Bazinga” to the banal, we’ll cover everything from technology trade-offs to business requirements, so that you can make informed decisions about how and why to engage in this exciting new field.

7:45 – 8 p.m.

Questions and Answers

8:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Raffle and Drawings for Door Prizes – Closing Comments

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Bios of Presenters

Erick Watson
Mr. Erick Watson is the Chief Product Officer for Moodwire, where he is charged with commercializing Moodwire’s extensive IP portfolio in graph databases, text analysis, machine learning, and SaaS APIs.
Before joining Moodwire, Mr. Watson served as Director of Strategy & Market Development for Microsoft’s Asia Pacific Research & Development Group. There he strengthened Microsoft’s collaboration with China’s software industry and related government agencies through managing strategic investments in software innovation, technology transfer and IT solutions.  In his ten years at Microsoft, Mr. Watson led successful initiatives in executive engagement, partner marketing, competitive strategy, and business development.  Mr. Watson has over twenty years of experience in product development, professional services, and financial services.
Mr. Watson also serves on the advisory boards of several early-stage startups, including Socedo, a Twitter-based CRM company; TimeXtender, a Danish data warehouse automation provider; and GAEMS, a console gaming hardware company.
Mr. Watson obtained his B.A. in Linguistics from Louisiana State University, and was a Professor of English at Xi’an Jiao Tong University in China.  A published author, Mr. Watson has contributed to books and articles on technology and culture. He is a frequent keynote speaker at conferences and summits on the topics of business culture, innovation, competition, and intellectual property in the software industry.

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