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September 17, 2015 : TDWI South Florida Chapter Q3 meeting featuring Stephen Brobst, the Chief Technology Officer for Teradata Corporation

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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 Thursday, September 17, 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.


Thursday, September 17, 2015 
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM



851 West Cypress Creek Road
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
United States


Best Practices in Data Lake Deployment
New Innovations in Data Warehousing Technology

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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 Sponspors

9:30 – 10:30

Presentation: Best Practices in Data Lake Deployment, Stephen Brobst, Teradata


The concept of “Data Lake” is becoming a widely adopted best practice in constructing an analytic ecosystem.  When well executed, a data lake strategy will increase analytic agility for an organization and provide a foundation for provisioning data into both discovery and integrated data warehouse platforms.  However, there are many pitfalls with this approach that can be avoided with best practices deployment.  This workshop will provide guidance on how to deploy toward the “data reservoir” concept rather than ending up with an all too common “data swamp”.

  • Learn best practices pertaining to data lake construction and deployment.
  • Learn why Hadoop is an important technology for data lake deployment. 
  • Learn how to leverage a data lake as part of an overall analytic ecosystem strategy

10:30 – 10:45

Break and Networking

10:45 – 11:45

Presentation: New Innovations in Data Warehousing Technology, Stephen Brobst, Teradata


The session examines new innovations and technology trends in the data warehousing marketplace. Important technology trends to be covered include: (1) columnar and compression technologies, (2) new programming paradigms with open source software, MapReduce, and in-database processing, and (3) deployment of hybrid storage architectures and solid state disk subsystems. We will discuss the implications of these technologies for modern data warehouse deployments and provide a roadmap for effective adoption.

  • Learn about emerging technologies that will impact next generation deployments of analytic capability.
  • Learn how these emerging technologies will impact analytic capabilities within your organization.
  • Learn how to evolve from current technologies to next generation technologies.


11:45 – 12:00

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Bios of Presenters

Stephen Brobst
Chief Technology Officer for Teradata Corporation. 
Stephen performed his graduate work in Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where his Masters and PhD research focused on high-performance parallel processing. He also completed an MBA with joint course and thesis work at the Harvard Business School and the MIT Sloan School of Management.  Stephen has been on the faculty of TDWI since 1996.  During Barack Obama's first term he was also appointed to the Presidential Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) in the working group on Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD).  He was recently ranked by ExecRank as the #4 CTO in the United States (behind the CTOs from, Tesla Motors, and Intel) out of a pool of 10,000+ CTOs.

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