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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

News Highlights


Big Data Will Create More Accurate Predictions

Michael Schiff

Although advances in technology have dramatically improved our ability to analyze and mine vast amounts of data, we must remember that the quality of our predictions is directly dependent on the quality of our data.


Q&A: When is Your Predictive Analytics Team Ready for a Data Scientist?

Linda Briggs

Too many companies think that hiring an expensive data scientist is the first step in building a predictive analytics practice. Not so fast, counsels a highly experienced industry veteran, consultant, and trainer with The Modeling Agency, Keith McCormick.


Best of TDWI's Data Digest

Quint Turner

Online articles of interest in the last week include a focus on IT's ETL burden, artificial intuition, worry-free endpoint data migration, and benefits of data visualization.


Emerging Technologies and Methods: Highlights from TDWI's Forthcoming Best Practices Report

Fern Halper

As TDWI's analysts prepare their latest Best Practices Report, some points are very clear. Read about the benefits and barriers to the latest in emerging technologies and methods and the role open source plays in them.

TDWI Webinar Series:

Practical Predictive Analytics for the Line-of-Business Analyst

Speaker: Fern Halper

9:00AM PT
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This Webinar will provide an overview of predictive and other advanced analytics, trends in predictive analytics, and what it all means for the business analyst, including an overview of predictive and advanced analytics, trends in analytics and advanced analytics, and the skills needed to perform analytics.

Upcoming Webinars of Interest

Taking Data Integration to the Next Level

In this Webinar we examine the issues of complex enterprise data integration, especially as more (and larger) data sets are needed. We'll explain how a service-based approach using cloud-based data integration can ease the development and sustainability of data integration without imposing additional constraints on the enterprise. Attendees will learn about increasing system and data integration complexity, multi-point complex data integration challenges, and how to develop a partner-based data integration strategy.

Speaker: David Loshin

9:00AM PT

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Drawing the Big Picture: Multi-Platform Data Architectures, Queries, and Analytics

Data management professionals want to integrate data creatively and comprehensively to serve an evolving array of business purposes, but the complexity of today's multi- platform data ecosystems makes it difficult to draw a big picture of the available datasets, plus relationships among them and flows across them. This Webinar will help you understand how to draw that big picture.

Speaker: Philip Russom

9:00AM PT

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Events Calendar

August 24 - 27, 2015

Seminar in Seattle // Data Mining and Visualization: A Hands-On Experience

Seattle, WA

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September 20- 25, 2015

TDWI Conference in San Diego

San Diego, CA

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October 5 - 8, 2015

Seminar in New York // Dimensional Modeling

New York, NY

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