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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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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.

  • Nov 30, 2018 8:00-12:00 Beyond Hype: Data Science and Distributed Ledgers (Blockchain)

    11/07/2018

    Connect. Share. Learn.

    ATTENTION ALL BI/DW AND ANALYTICS PROFESSIONALS
    Dear TDWI St. Louis BI/DW and Analytics Professionals,
    Dear TDWI St. Louis BI/DW and Analytics Professionals, 
    We cordially invite you to attend our upcoming TDWI St. Louis meeting on Nov 30, 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:

    Nov 30, 2018 8:00 - 12:00

    Where:

     

    The BJC Learning Center
    8300 Eager Rd
    Brentwood, MO 63144

    Topic:

    Beyond Hype: Block Chain and Data Science

    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: “How to Build an Enterprise Data Science Team”
    Barrett Foat – Director of Data Science – Centenne Corp
    In order to build a data science function at an existing company, you need to line up products, platforms, and people (3Ps). What are the characteristics of the best data science product opportunities to use as early wins? What are the best platforms for speed and scale of data science model development and deployment? What kinds of skills and culture should you hire for and develop to build your data science team? I will draw examples from three such scenarios, two data science teams that I built in Monsanto R&D and the one I am currently building.

    10:00 – 10:15

    Break

    10:15 – 11:45

    Presentation: “An insurance industry look at Distributed Ledger Technology"
    Ed Dueser – Technical Architect – RGA Reinsurance Company
    As long as you haven't been under a rock the last ten years, you know that blockchain (distributed ledger technology) has captured the imagination and creativity of geeks across the globe.  This traditionally subversive discussion has escalated to a transformational conversation with many industries.  We will go through some misconceptions and specifics of distributed ledger technologies and how this technology is looking to transform the insurance industry.  As time permits we may even get into the converging vendor in insurance, Corda

    11:45-12:00

    Wrap up and Give-Aways

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    Space is limited so sign up early!

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    Bios of Presenters

    Barrett Foat – Director of Data Science - Centene Corporation
    Barrett builds data analytics teams, molds their practices, and shapes their infrastructure. He is passionate about driving the cycle of data-driven insight and practical application.

    Ed Dueser – Technical Architect – RGA Reinsurance Company
    Ed is a Technical Architect with RGA Reinsurance Company. In this role, Ed is responsible for technical solutions that support RGA’s global business units, including Valuation, Financial Solutions, Underwriting, and Global Research, Development, and Analytics. He also served as the technical lead for B3i, the Blockchain Insurance Industry Initiative, on RGAs’ behalf and guides other digital objectives for RGA.
    Ed received his Bachelor of Science in Information Systems from the University of Missouri–St. Louis. He is also a published author for the Society of Actuaries’ Predictive Analytics and Futurism Section newsletter.

    Upcoming Meetings

     

    March 2019, June 2019

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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

Sponsors

Amitech

Cloudera

Horton

Information Builders

Daugherty Business Solutions