TDWI CHAPTERS

Local Education and Networking

The purpose of TDWI Chapters is to enable local Business Intelligence/Data Warehousing professionals to:

  • Meet regularly with each other on a regional basis
  • Share best practices in a small group setting
  • Establish a strong network of peers
  • Gain technical advice and career direction

Everyone is welcome. We encourage you to join TDWI, but you do not need to be a member to attend.

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Colorado Chapter

The purpose of the Colorado Chapter is to enable local BI/DW professionals to:

  • Meet regularly with each other on a regional basis
  • Share best practices in a small group setting
  • Establish a strong network of peers
  • Gain technical advice and career direction

Everyone is welcome. We encourage you to join TDWI, but you do not need to be a member to attend.

  • Thursday, September 21, 2017 – Colorado Chapter Meeting

    09/12/2017

    Connect. Share. Learn.

    ATTENTION ALL BI/DW AND ANALYTICS PROFESSIONALS
    Dear Colorado Chapter BI/DW and Analytics Professionals,
    We cordially invite you to attend our upcoming TDWI Colorado Chapter meeting on September 21, 2017. 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.

    When:

    Thursday, September 21, 2017
    1:00 – 4:30 p.m.

    Where:

     

    RevGen
    6300 South Syracuse Way, Suite 120
    Centennial, CO 80112
    The conference room in the Legacy Cascades building is on the first floor, on the south side. Please park anywhere on the surface lot except for the visitor spaces.

    Topic:

    September Event

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    Agenda:

    1:00 – 1:15 p.m.

    Networking and Registration

    1:15 – 1:30 p.m.

    Introductions and Chapter Business

    1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

    John O’Brien, Principal Advisor and CEO of Radiant Advisors

     

    Perspectives on Migrating to Cloud Analytic Architectures

    Compelling reasons exist for migrating on-premises enterprise data and analytics platforms onto public cloud platforms, including economics and the mix of new capabilities coming to market. Companies are adapting enterprise data architectures to embrace cloud analytics strategies and capitalize on the agility, elasticity and service orientation facilitated through cloud environments. 

    This topic is geared towards senior architects and analytics leaders and is designed to provide an overview of our recent research related to enterprise hybrid cloud adoption and to discuss practical methods and approaches applicable to their daily work and business challenges.

     

    2:30 – 2:45 p.m.

    Break: Networking, Food and Drink

    2:45 – 3:15 p.m.

    Jason Brazelton, Regional Director for Information Builders

     

    Apps vs. Tools: Why BI Adoption Remains Low

    Quoting Gartner’s Cindi Howsen, business intelligence and analytics adoption as a percentage of employees remains flat at 22 percent. This presentation will discuss the barriers enterprises experience in gaining user adoption of analytics among nontechnical users. Use case examples will be provided.

    3:15 – 3:30 p.m.

    Break: Networking, Food and Drink

    3:30 – 4:15 p.m.

    Fishbowl discussion

     

    Based on positive member feedback, we will continue to host fishbowl discussions. Any data management related topics are in scope. Some of these may include:

    • Implementing BI/DW solutions (Resources and roles)
    • Gathering dashboard requirements
    • Best team structure for BI
    • Implementing BI/DW solutions
    • Developing and testing BI/DW environments
    • Real-time analytics
    • Emerging and nontraditional technologies
    • Data lakes—using? Successes and challenges?
    • Dimensional modeling in Hadoop—using? Successes and challenges?
    • No SQL (Aerospike, MongoDB, Cassandra, etc.) in BI—using? Augmenting traditional platforms (Oracle, SQL)?

    We hope to see many take advantage of the discussions and participate.

    4:15 – 5:00 p.m.

    Raffles, Networking, Food and Drink

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    Space is limited so sign up early!

    For more information about TDWI Membership, contact chapters@tdwi.org.
    To contact a Chapter officer, click on the name of the officer located on the top right hand column of this page.

    Bios of Presenters

    John O’Brien
    John O’Brien is principal advisor and CEO of Radiant Advisors. A recognized thought leader in data strategy and analytics, John’s unique perspective comes from the combination of his roles as a practitioner, consultant, and vendor CTO. John provides research, strategic advisory services, and mentoring that guide companies in data strategy, architecture, analytics, and emerging technologies.
     

    Upcoming Meetings

     

    2017 Meeting Dates (Mark your calendars!)
    December 7

     

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About TDWI Chapters

TDWI sponsors Chapters in regions throughout the world to foster education and networking at the local level among business intelligence and data warehousing professionals. Chapter meetings are open to any BI/DW professional.

Chapter Officers

President
Secretary
Media Coordinator
Member Coordinator
Speaker Coordinator
Sponsor Coordinator
Event Coordinator
Sponsor Coordinator

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