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Is the Data Warehouse Dead? & (2nd speaker TBD)

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Dear Toronto/GTA Chapter BI/DW and Analytics Professionals, 
We cordially invite you to attend our upcoming TDWI Toronto/GTA Chapter meeting on Sept 27, 2018. 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 Sept 27, 2018, 8:30 am – 11.30 a.m.


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


1) Is the Data Warehouse Dead?    
2) Governance by Design for BI  

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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.

Some would say that the data warehouse is dead.  Too costly, takes too long, hard and expensive to change.  If the data warehouse pain was reduced, would you not see it as a valuable asset to corporate operations and decision making?

In this presentation learn about a BI product segment know as data warehouse automation.  Chris shows how data warehouse automation can handle repetitive and mundane development tasks to allow you more time to focus on meeting business requirements and deadlines.  He will discuss how automation embraces and facilitates agile development as well as highlight its deployment and documentation capabilities.  Chris will close the session demonstrating an automation tool in action.

10:15 –10:30 a.m.

Break and Networking  

10.30 -11.00 am

Presentation: Topic #2  (TBD)

11.10 – 11.15 am.

Q&A and Wrap Up

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Space is limited so sign up early! 

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Bios of Presenters
Presenter #1. Chris Stewart is Director of Services for WhereScape and has been designing and implementing data warehouses for the last 20 years. Before joining WhereScape, Chris led data warehouse architecture for several large clinical quality improvement and supply chain companies. During the last decade he has leveraged the massive parallel computing power of Oracle, Netezza and Teradata to build large data warehouses without the use of traditional ETL tools. Chris has experienced data warehouse automation both as a customer of WhereScape and now leading services for WhereScape.

Presenter #2. Nafid Ahmed – Dir. Data Science and Analytics, Globe and Mail
Daniel Ross – Manager Data Analytics, Globe and Mail
Stephen Tom – Customer Engineer, Snowflake Computing

Upcoming Meetings 2018


Next Meeting -  Planning for Jan 17, 2019   
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The Toronto Chapter Executive Team

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