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Experts Insights in BI and Advanced Analytics - November 23, 2017

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ATTENTION ALL BI/DW AND ANALYTICS PROFESSIONALS
Dear Toronto/GTA Chapter BI/DW and Analytics Professionals,
We cordially invite you to attend our upcoming TDWI Toronto/GTA Chapter meeting on  November 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. 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:

November 23, 2017, 8:30 am – 12 Noon

Where:

 

CBC Broadcasting Centre
250 Front Street West, Ground Floor
(Enter via Front Street or Wellington Street)
Toronto, ON

Topic:

Experts Insights in BI and Advanced Analytics
November 23, 2017

  1. 1. Tableau & Vertica - A Journey to deliver faster clearer investment insights within Wealth Management at RBC
  2. Large Insurance Company presents its Analytic Journey

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Agenda:

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Networking and Registration

9:00– 9:15 a.m.

Introductions and Chapter Business

 9:15 – 10:15 a.m.

Presentation: Topic #1 by  Lawrence Jordan
Tableau and Vertica - A journey  to deliver faster clearer investment insights with in Wealth Management at a large Canadian bank

 

Lawrence Jordan, Director Data Science & Co-Lead of Wealth Management Analytics, RBC Wealth Management 

A highly motivated individual who loves anything about data and the insights that data can bring to any organization by leveraging new and cutting edge big data technology.

My data curiosity has driven my intellectual pursuits by obtaining a Masters in Management Analytics from Queens University. Where I have developed a deep understanding of advanced analytics, statistical modeling and machine learning capabilities to drive data driven decision making to bring the art of the possible.

10:15 –10:30 a.m.

Break and Networking

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

2. Large Insurance Company presents its Analytic Journey - more information to come shortly.
An analytics enablement journey
Analytics is at the tip of everyone’s tongue, but how do you take analytics from a term to actual adoption.  This session will focus on the analytics and story telling adoption journey at The Co-operators Insurance Company.
It will outline our successes and our challenges and help enable you with practical suggestions to help you in your own journey.

11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Q&A and Wrap-up

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Bios of Presenters

Presenter #1 - Lawrence Jordan, Director Data Science & Co-Lead of Wealth Management Analytics, RBC Wealth Management 
A highly motivated individual who loves anything about data and the insights that data can bring to any organization by leveraging new and cutting edge big data technology.
My data curiosity has driven my intellectual pursuits by obtaining a Masters in Management Analytics from Queens University. Where I have developed a deep understanding of advanced analytics, statistical modeling and machine learning capabilities to drive data driven decision making to bring the art of the possible.
I currently lead a team of high performing data scientists with in the Wealth Management space where I bring them together with key business stakeholders to identify opportunities and solve complex analytical problems. With my thought leadership in the big data space and my industry experience I have been able to develop, direct and deliver projects in big data analytics using scrum agile principles in such areas as business development, marketing campaign analysis, client segmentation, finance, and investment analysis.
Speaker #2
Jason W Smith is a Business Intelligence leader at The Co-operators Insurance Group.   He is part of a dynamic group that is changing the way his company makes decisions today.  He is responsible to drive adoption of story telling in the company and to ensure enablement of analytics in the decision-making process at The Co-operators.

Aquib Mir
Firmex, a Deloitte Fast 50 SaaS company in Toronto, will share its journey towards data driven insights and decision-making over the last few years. We will discuss the business challenges that we had before implementing a BI solution, and how they were impacting our revenues and decision-making. Moving on, we will highlight the importance of executive sponsorship and alignment with our BI implementation goals and how to set the right expectations. We will then delve into the solution design at a high level and describe how we planned and implemented deliverables in phases. Finally, we will recap with some lessons learned on the journey, in terms of challenges, planning, managing expectations and delivery.

Aquib Mir has been in the data and analytics space for over 10 years, working on designing and modeling data warehouses and reporting systems in the telco, financial and file hosting sectors. I have worked at large corporations and small SaaS companies, accumulating a diverse experience in different working environments and various technical platforms.

 

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NEXT upcoming meeting February 2018
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