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TDWI Chicago Update

At TDWI, we have been working hard to navigate this ever-changing landscape in the face of COVID-19, and we want to assure you that the health and well-being of our employees, customers, and vendor partners is our top priority. Therefore, due to the growing concern around the coronavirus (COVID-19), and in alignment with the guidelines laid out by the CDC and WHO, we have decided to merge this year’s TDWI Chicago Conference (May 10-15) with TDWI Orlando 2020 (November 8-13), where it can be a successful experience for everyone. The Chicago 2020 agenda will be replicated at TDWI Orlando 2020.

Our registration team will be in contact with individual registrants and sponsors directly.


Krish Krishnan


Sixth Sense Advisors Inc.

Krish Krishnan is an expert recognized worldwide in the strategy, architecture, and implementation of high-performance big data analytics, data warehousing, analytics, and business intelligence solutions. He is a visionary data warehouse thought leader, ranked as one of the top 20 data warehouse consultants in the world. Krishnan is an independent analyst, writing and speaking for industry-leading conferences, user groups, and trade publications. He has authored three books, four e-books, and more than 395 whitepapers, articles, viewpoints, and case studies in big data, analytics, business intelligence, data warehousing, and data warehouse appliances and architectures.

Krishnan is an internationally recognized authority on unstructured data, social analytics and big data, text mining, and text analytics. An innovator and solution expert, he is recognized for his work in high-performance data warehouse architectures and is an acknowledged expert in performance tuning of complex database and data warehouse platforms. He is currently working on models and platforms concerning blockchain and the opioid crisis.

In his 27+ years of professional experience he has been solving complex solution architecture problems spanning all aspects of data warehousing and business intelligence for Fortune 500 clients. He has designed, architected, and tuned some of the world’s largest big data platforms, data warehouses, and analytics and business intelligence platforms. Clients include McDonalds, CNA, AON, Edward Jones, USAA, American Express, Sears, Ford, GM, BMW, CMS, Freddie Mac, DHA, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, HBO, Bank of America, Target, Tesco, RBS, JP Morgan Chase, Allstate, Walgreens, Time Warner Cable, Boeing, Macys, GAP, Williams Sonoma, and Allianz. Krishnan has also implemented cybersecurity, information security, and encryption algorithms for Fortune 300 customers, banks, government agencies, and stock exchanges across the globe.

Krishnan is an independent analyst in big data, data warehouse, and business intelligence areas covering the entire stack. He is a faculty member with TDWI and presents and speaks at DAMA, IRM UK, MIT Symposium, and other industry conferences. He publishes with\kkrishnan.

Krishnan serves as a technology advisor to many start-up companies and advises venture capital firms on their technology portfolio of investments. He is sought after to assess start-up companies in the data management and associated emerging technology areas.

Krishnan is currently also serving as CTO for Ampcus Inc., a consulting firm.