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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Northwest-Seattle Chapter

The purpose of the Northwest-Seattle 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.

  • June 4, 2019 – Experience the Transformational Power of Data


    Connect. Share. Learn.

    Helping people experience the transformational power of nature is at the core of REI’s mission statement.  Using data to transform its customers’ experiences is at the core of this iconic northwest company’s business operations.
    Our next meeting will be a real treat.  Please join us at REI’s impressive Flagship Seattle store to hear the story of how REI continuously strives to stay at the pinnacle of outdoor experiences.  REI leaders will present an expansive view of the challenges they face to deliver on their mission statement, and how data fuels the innovative solutions that have earned them over 18 million lifetime members. 
    Attendance, food, and beverages are complimentary.

    REI has a parking garage (entrance on Yale Ave).  There is no charge for parking if departing after 7.30pm.
    Please see our detailed meeting agenda below.


    Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 6:00 – 8:30pm


    222 Yale Ave N
    Seattle, WA 98109
     *see parking details above


    Experience the Transformational Power of Data


    6:00 pm

    Registration, Appetizers & Peer Networking

    6:30 pm

    Welcome and Chapter Business

    6:45 pm

    Speaker Presentations (see bios below)
    Rebecca Straka will open with REI’s strategic priorities and use of analytics/data-generated insights to inform strategic decision making

    Sathya Venkatapathy will put meat on the bones of Rebecca’s direction, describing the role data/analytics/insights plays in keeping REI at the top of its industry

    Jake Pratt talks about challenges of data science in the retail environment and techniques to overcome them

    Tim Latona covers the importance of data visualization to enable decision makers’ interpretation of data-driven insights

    8:00 pm

    Additional questions

    8:30 pm

    Door Prizes at session end

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    Paid TDWI membership is not required to attend.

    Space is limited so sign up early!

    Speaker Biographies
    Rebecca Straka, VP Enterprise Technologies & Shared Services, REI
    Rebecca leads REI’s technology organization with responsibility for many mission-critical systems: Cloud & Compute Platform, Enterprise Business Applications, Workplace Services, and many more.  Prior to REI, Rebecca held leadership positions at Zones and Weyerhauser.

    Sathya Venkatapathy, Director of Business Intelligence & Analytics, REI
    Sathya leads a team that builds and supports an Integrated Data Warehouse, Customer Platforms including CIAM/Membership Applications, Marketing Technology and Personalization.  Prior to REI, Sathya was a BI & Applications leader at Beam Global Spirits & Wine and product/project management roles with Aon and United Airlines.

    Jake Pratt, Data Scientist, REI
    Jake has held a number of data-intensive positions over nearly a decade at REI, including analyst roles in Finance, Planning, and Business Intelligence before his current position.  Prior to REI, Jake was an analyst at Amazon and Amgen.  Appropriate to his tenure at REI, Jake is an avid

    Tim Latona, Lead Software Engineer, REI
    Over nearly 5 years at REI, Tim has built products and systems that delivered information and insights to REI leadership in critical functions such as sales, retail planning, and industry intelligence.  Prior to REI, Tim held a number of analyst positions at Whole Foods.

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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

Vice President
Secretary / Treasurer
Sponsor Coordinator
Membership/Publicity Coordinator
Sponsor Coordinator
Program Coordinator
Event Coordinator



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