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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

News Highlights


The Language of Data Visualization

Dave Wells

Data visualization helps you communicate analytics results in pictures. It's become a language of images. We explore the elements and rules of the data visualization language so you can speak it better.


Your Data Scientist IQ

Deanne Larson

What are data scientists, what do they do, and what skills do they have?


Maximizing Big Data's Value by Asking the Right Questions

Stephen Swoyer

How BI is built and managed just isn't consistent with the way it's used.
Are we about to reprise the exact same mistakes in the world of big data


Q&A: Fine-Tune Your Approach to Gathering BI Requirements (Part 2 of 2)

Linda Briggs

Fast, flexible, agile, and knowledgeable about the business -- these are some of the attributes needed in gathering requirements for a BI project. In this second part of a two-part interview, Jonathan Geiger of Intelligent Solutions, a TDWI faculty member for many years, explains how to hone your requirements-gathering approach.

TDWI Webinar Series:

Beautiful Data Means Productive Users: Five Steps to Better Data Visualization

Speaker: David Stodder

9:00AM PT
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This Webinar explores five steps for applying data visualization for BI reporting, data analysis and discovery, and operational alerting to make business users more productive with data. It examines how technologies and methods for data visualization are revolutionizing users' experiences with data -- and how organizations can put these advances into action to benefit their users.

Upcoming Webinars of Interest

Modernizing the Operational Data Store with Hadoop

Learn why operational data stores need to be modernized and how some users are doing it, as well as how ODSs still support data warehouse architectures as well as new approaches to advanced analytics, data archiving, data lakes, and enterprise data hubs. Russom will explain how Hadoop makes a highly scalable and cost-effective platform for ODSs, especially when compared to traditional relational databases, and he'll discuss how you can industrialize the data integration process for a data hub.

Speaker: Philip Russom

9:00AM PT

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Moving Forward with Analytics: Introducing TDWI's New Maturity Model Assessment Tool

Learn more about the TDWI Analytics Maturity Model and Assessment Tool and hear preliminary results from the assessment. Co-authors Fern Halper and David Stodder will lead a lively discussion with the sponsors of the assessment about how to improve an organization analytics maturity and the state of BI and analytics today.

Speaker: Fern Halper and David Stodder

9:00AM PT

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Events Calendar

February 22 - 27, 2015

TDWI Las Vegas 2015

Las Vegas, NV

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February 23 - 25, 2015

TDWI Executive Summit in Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV

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March 15 - 17, 2015

TDWI Solution Summit Savannah

Savannah, GA

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