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Minneapolis Chapter

The purpose of the Minneapolis 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.

  • Emerging Technologies: Knowledge Graphs and Machine Learning

    11/09/2016

    Connect. Share. Learn.

    ATTENTION ALL BI/DW AND ANALYTICS PROFESSIONALS
    Dear Minneapolis BI/DW and Analytics Professionals,
    We cordially invite you to attend our upcoming TDWI Minneapolis Chapter meeting on December 13th. 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:

    December 13th, 2016, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

    Where:

     

    Microsoft Technology Center
    Suite 600
    3601 W 76th Street
    Minneapolis, MN 55435
     (952) 806-1110

    Topic:

    Emerging Technologies: Knowledge Graphs and Machine Learning

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    Agenda:

    8:00 – 8:30 a.m.

    Networking and Registration

    8:30 – 8:45 a.m.

    Introductions and Chapter Business

    8:45 – 10:00 a.m.

    Presentation: Using a graph as a data warehouse – Dan Bennett – Thomson Reuters

     

    Thomson Reuters provides data-driven products to a global market of attorneys, accountants, bankers, and financiers. As you might imagine, data warehousing and BI technologies underpin many of our products, often used in ways their creators never imagined.

    Recently, we’ve started to model our data as linked data, to form a ‘knowledge graph’ across our data sets, underpinning new types of product experiences and capabilities.

    In this presentation, Dan will discuss our approach to graph-based technologies, the nimbleness, challenges, and lessons learned so far.

    10:00 – 10:15 a.m.

    Break and Networking

    10:15 – 11:30 a.m.

    Presentation:  A New Algorithm for Machine Learning Applications and Developers - Grant Goris - COO of BoonLogic

     

    BoonLogic is a Minneapolis-based machine learning start-up with a platform technology known as "PME" (pattern memory engine). Founded on principles from neural science and constructed similarly to our brain's physical architecture, PME expands the realm of possibility for real-time machine learning applications. By leveraging several clues from human pattern processing, BoonLogic is partnering to develop emerging technologies and capabilities in a world with ever-increasing data. How are we different? Where can it be applied? These questions and yours will be addressed. Discover the next algorithm for real-time pattern detection.

    11:30 – 11:45 a.m.

    Q&A and Wrap-up

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    Bios of Presenters

    Grant Goris - COO of BoonLogic

    Grant graduated from Bethel University and began his career in the analytics field shortly after. His focus was optimizing inventory production and planning for several manufacturers including the Clorox Company and for some of the worlds largest brick-and-mortar retailers, including Target, Best Buy, and Toys R Us. Over the past two and a half years, he has focused his attention on furthering emerging and disruptive technology in the field of machine learning, attempting to ease and improve the process of identifying patterns for analysts in multiple vertical markets.

    Dan Bennett – Thomson Reuters

    Dan is responsible for building big, open, and linked data capabilities for re-use across the company including core components of our Enterprise Content Platform—an initiative to use big data technologies for ingest, mastering, and distribution of Thomson Reuters content.

    Prior to this, Dan built mobile product platforms for Thomson Reuters including ProView: the Thomson Reuters e-book platform and Convene: TR's events and conferences app.

    Dan has worked in a number of technology/product leadership roles since joining the Thomson Consulting business in 1997. Through 2010, he led online development for WestlawNext, introducing large scale agile and directing online development from initial architecture through to launch.

    A native of the UK, Dan is based out of the Thomson Reuters Eagan, MN campus and holds a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence from the University of Leeds, UK. 

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