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Thursday September 22nd – 2 Topics 1. Leveraging Networked BI to dramatically reduce Time to Value & 2. Rogers – The Big Data Journey

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Dear Toronto Chapter  BI/DW and Analytics Professionals,
We cordially invite you to attend our upcoming TDWI  Toronto/GTA Chapter  meeting on Thursday, September 22ND. 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 22ND 2016,  8:30 am – 12 Noon



CBC Broadcasting Centre
250 Front Street West, Ground Floor (South West Corner of Main Atrium)
(Enter via Front Street or Wellington Street)
Toronto, ON



1.  Leveraging Networked BI to dramatically reduce Time to Value &

2. Rogers – The Big Data Journey


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8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Networking and Registration

9:00– 9:15 a.m.

Introductions and Chapter Business & Sponsor #1

9:15 – 10:00 a.m.

Presentation: Topic #1 Leveraging Networked BI to dramatically reduce Time to Value. - Use case highlighted Reckitt Benckiser
Southard Jones is Birst’s VP, Product Strategy


The Presentation will be the customer use case for the Consumer Health Products company Reckitt Benckiser.  Abstract will be Update soon

10:00 – 10:25 a.m.

Break and Networking  &  Sponsor #2

10:25 - 11:30 a.m.

Presentation: Topic #2  Rogers – The Big Data Journey, Victor Potapov is the Director of Big Data Innovation at Rogers


Victor will present the key building blocks of the Enterprise Big Data Strategy at Rogers. He will share the lessons learned over the last three years of executing the Big Data roadmap and provide his thoughts for the future.
Please join us to learn about key topics including:
·   Building Big Data teams, talent acquisition and retention strategies
·    Big Data Environment strategy, including the core Hadoop Platform and various tools comprising the Hadoop ecosystem
·    Key Enterprise Big Data applications for IT, Media, Customer Experience, Consumer Business and many other Rogers Business Units

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

Q&A and Wrap-up

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Space is limited so sign up early!

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Bios of Presenters

Southard Jones is Birst’s VP, Product Strategy.  He is responsible for company’s go-to-market strategy, product and competitive positioning, and strategic projects.  Southard has over 15 years of experience in BI & Analytics space, holding various product leadership roles including Vice President of Products at SCIenergy, a leading provider of Energy Management Analytics and Vice President of Products at Right90, a pioneer in SaaS sales forecasting.  His software career started at Siebel where helped build the Siebel Analytics product line from ground up.
Southard holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University and a MBA and MEM from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management and McCormick School of Engineering.

 Victor Potapov is the Director of Big Data Innovation at Rogers. He has a diverse and deep experience in delivering Predictive Analytics on Big Data platforms. His profile can be found at

Upcoming Meetings


NEW** October 19, 2016 Hamilton Location
November 17, 2016 – CBC Usual Location
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