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February 13, 2015: South Florida TDWI Chapter 2015 Q1 meeting at JM Family Enterprises featuring Kewal Dhariwal, Executive Director ICCP and Derek Strauss, TD Ameritrade.

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Dear South Florida BI/DW and Analytics Professionals,
We cordially invite you to attend our upcoming TDWI South Florida Chapter meeting on February 13, 2015. This will prove to be a don’t-miss event.  We are pleased to have as our speakers Kewal Dhariwal, PhD, CBIP, Executive Director ICCP, and Derek Strauss, Chief Data Officer at TD Ameritrade.

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.

Space is limited so please register early!


Friday, February 13, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM



JM Family Enterprises
111 Jim Moran Blvd.
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442


 “All about CBIP” by Kewal Dhariwal, PhD, CBIP, Executive Director ICCP.

Presentation by Derek Strauss, Chief Data Officer at TD Ameritrade.

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8:30 – 9:00

Breakfast and Registration

9:00 – 9:10

TDWI South Florida Chapter Board Welcome

 9:10 – 9:30

Meet Our Sponsors

9:30 – 10:00

All about CBIP – Kewal Dhariwal
Business intelligence and data analytics are the cornerstones of how progressive companies evolve business practices, speed up the corporation and increase profitability.   More and more business people are taking serious responsibility for this area and they along with Data Scientists and Data Professionals in the organization are needed to drive insights into the data.  However, the skills necessary to do this are in short supply - attend this session to determine what skills you need for these emergent high-paying jobs in American corporations and how you might qualify to move into these challenging jobs. 

10:00 – 10:15

Networking Break

10:15 – 11:30

DW 2.0 and Beyond – Derek Strauss
Data Warehousing has been around for more than 25 years and has become part of the information technology infrastructure. Data warehousing originally grew in response to the corporate need for information--not data--and it supplies integrated, granular, and historical data to the corporation.  There are many kinds of data warehouses, in large part due to evolution and different paths of software and hardware vendors. In 2008, DW2.0™ was published as the industry standard best practice reference architecture for mature enterprise data warehousing. Together with the Seven Streams Reference Framework for mature Data Management, it has provided a guide for what a mature data warehouse and its supporting ecosystem should be, embracing the vision of Bill Inmon (widely regarded as the father of data warehousing).  Today Big Data Technologies have emerged, enabling Analytics communities to have access to data in increased volume, velocity and variety. People talk about the Data Lake, Data Ocean, Data Reservoir, etc. Does this new construct replace the Data Warehouse? Or does it complement the Data Warehouse? And where are all these technological advances leading us?

11:30 – 11:45

Networking Break

11:45 – 12:00

Raffle and Closing Updates

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Bio of Presenter

Derek Strauss
Derek is Chief Data Officer of TD Ameritrade. Previously he was Founder, CEO and a Principal Consultant of Gavroshe. He has over 3 decades of IT industry experience, mostly in the Information Resource Management (IRM) and Business Intelligence/ Data Warehousing fields. He established Data Resource Management, Architecture and IRM Functions in several large Corporations using the Zachman Framework as a basis.

Derek established and managed numerous enterprise programs and initiatives in the areas of Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing and Data Quality Improvement. Bill Inmon’s Corporate Information Factory and John Zachman’s Enterprise Architecture Framework have been the foundational cornerstones of his work. He is a member of DAMA (The Data Management Association) and MIT's CDO Forum.

Derek has spoken at many local and international conferences on Data Management issues, including seminars in Europe and Africa.

Derek co-authored DW 2.0: The Architecture for the Next Generation of Data Warehousing by William H. Inmon, Derek Strauss, and Genia Neushloss (Paperback - Jul 2, 2008).

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