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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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St. Louis Chapter

The purpose of the St. Louis 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.

  • Data Sharing, "The Wiki Way"

    08/14/2018

    Connect. Share. Learn.

    ATTENTION ALL DATA AND ANALYTICS PROFESSIONALS
    Dear TDWI St. Louis Data and Analytics Professionals,

    We cordially invite you to attend our upcoming TDWI St. Louis meeting on August 31, 2018. 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. Please see our detailed meeting agenda below.

    When:

    August 31, 2018 8:00 - 12:00

    Where:

     

    The BJC Learning Center
    8300 Eager Rd
    Brentwood, MO 63144

    Topic:

    Wikidata: How a free, collaborative, multilingual secondary database became a central repository for the Wikimedia movement - and available to anyone in the world

     

    DON'T MISS THIS EVENT! Please RSVP below
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    Agenda:

    8:00 – 8:20

    Networking and Registration

    8:20 – 8:35

    Introductions and Chapter Business

    8:35 – 10:00

    Presentation: Wikidata: How a free, collaborative, multilingual secondary database became a central repository for the Wikimedia movement - and available to anyone in the world
    Chris Koerner
    Community Relations Specialist at the Wikimedia Foundation

     

    Wikimedia projects like Wikipedia are available in close to 300 languages. Data - from everything between a birth date and the GDP of a country - was duplicated, wrong, and missing across articles on the same subject. Starting in 2013 the movement set out to centralize data in a single repository, connect it to projects and their articles, and keep the "wiki way" of contributing. It was called Wikidata.
    As the world's documented knowledge grows and access to that knowledge increases, we have a responsibly to keep it as open and trustworthy as possible. The result? A shared queryable data repository covering the breadth of human knowledge, freely accessible and reusable by anyone. Amazon, Apple, Google, and numerous other projects, platforms, and programs utilize Wikidata in surfacing facts and figures from around the world. How does this all work? How can you use it? How can you get involved? What's next for the project?

    10:00 – 10:15

    Break and Networking

    10:15 – 11:45

    Presentation: Building a Collaborative, Business Driven, Data Governance Framework
    Douglas Graham – Data Governance Lead - Ameren

     

    One of the greatest challenges facing a data governance program implementation is how to "engage the business" and impact the culture to become collaborative around data. This presentation will talk about the principles of data governance and the governance framework that "engage" the business and empower cultural shifts in collaboration around data as an "enterprise asset".

    11:45-12:00

    Wrap up and Give-Aways

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    Bios of Presenters

    Chris Koerner
    Chris is a Community Relations Specialist at the Wikimedia Foundation - the non-profit that supports Wikipedia and other free knowledge projects. He works with the product and program teams at the foundation and with the volunteer communities around the world. He, and other members of his team, maintain processes, tools, documentation and data to help understand our communities and communicate effectively with them.
    Douglas Graham
    Doug is a Data Governance professional who has been implementing data governance in health care for 6 years and in other industries for a couple of years (Energy and Publishing). He has a very practical background that has experienced real road blocks and opportunities to overcome those challenges.   

     Upcoming Meetings

     

    November 30 2018 – TDWI Chapter Meeting

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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
Vice President
Treasurer
Publicity Chair
Speaker Coordinator
Event Coordinator
Sponsor Chair
Secretary
Membership Chair
Member-at-Large

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Information Builders

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