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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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Tennessee Chapter

The purpose of the Tennessee 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.

  • March 7th, 2018: Tennessee Chapter of the TDWI Meeting - Nashville

    01/25/2018

    Connect. Share. Learn.

    ATTENTION ALL BI/DW AND ANALYTICS PROFESSIONALS
    Dear Tennessee BI/DW and Analytics Professionals,
    Dear TDWI Tennessee BI/DW and Analytics Professionals, 
    We cordially invite you to attend our upcoming TDWI Tennessee meeting on March 7th, 2018 in Nashville. 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:

    Wednesday, March 7th, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    Where:

     

    Tractor Supply Company
    5401 Virginia Way
    Brentwood, TN 37027
    (615) 440-4000

    Topic:

    Big Data, Big Opportunities: Optimizing capabilities and cost in your platform and How Ingram is redefining its Business Intelligence(BI) into a comprehensive data solutions team.

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    Agenda:

    11:00 – 11:15 a.m.

    Welcome and Opening Remarks

    11:15 – 11:30 a.m.

    Introductions and Chapter Business

    11:30 – 12:00 p.m.

    Lunch and Networking

    12:00 – 1:15 p.m.

    Presentation: Big Data, Big Opportunities: Optimizing capabilities and cost in your platform  by Bryan Herger / Microfocus

     

    Proven Strategies to Empower Techniques and Breathe Insights into Emerging and Existing Stacks of Robust Platforms you can begin Leveraging Immediately
    -Learn from the aggregate experiences of our best and brightest customers who streamline data aggregation, discovery, and presentation at production scale.
    -Predict trends from streaming data to better anticipate and respond to changing conditions, as well as identify underserved cohorts and high value opportunities and how to create and retain more of them. Help your customers better understand themselves and how your business can grow by better serving them. 
    -Find new value in data stored in databases, Hadoop, cloud, and other sources while delivering a seamless experience to internal and external users.
    -Balance cost and performance with new paradigms in ecosystem integration and management of compute and storage capacity.

    1:15 – 1:30 p.m.

    Break & Networking

    1:30 – 2:45 p.m.

    Case Study: How Ingram is redefining its Business Intelligence(BI) into a comprehensive data solutions team. by Shruti Sharma / Ingram Content Group

     

    There is a lot of hype, confusion and misinformation regarding the use of machine learning (ML), data science (DS) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) within a business context. Defining a data science question from a business need is one of the more elusive and esoteric processes that are for “the few and the proud”. We would take Ingram as a case study to look at how the Business Intelligence Team is reinventing itself to meet the needs of the business that is growing and changing with the landscape of the publishing industry. In the process, we will decode and demystify the buzzwords and walk the steps of formulating a newer and more comprehensive data strategy.

    2:45 – 3:00 p.m.

    Q&A and Wrap-up

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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 name of the officer located on the top right hand column of this page.

    Bios of Presenters

    Bryan Herger
    Bryan Herger holds a BS from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and PhD from Georgia Tech.  He has been developing and supporting Big Data solutions for over 10 years with projects ranging from messaging analytics and discovery, Hadoop storage and analysis of financial market transactions, to collection and processing of live streaming sensor data in telecom systems.
    Shruti Sharma

    Shruti Sharma has been part of the BI team at Ingram for 3 years, where among other things she was involved in designing and execution of a sales and operations reporting dashboard for publishers. She is extending her skill set by doing a Data Science Bootcamp at the Nashville Software School. She also holds a PhD in Cellular Biochemistry.

    Upcoming Meetings

     

    Look for future TDWI Tennessee Chapter meetings in both Memphis and Nashville coming soon.

  • October 17th, 2017: Tennessee Chapter of the TDWI Meeting - Memphis

    09/20/2017

    Connect. Share. Learn.

    ATTENTION ALL BI/DW AND ANALYTICS PROFESSIONALS
    Dear Tennessee BI/DW and Analytics Professionals,
    Dear TDWI Tennessee BI/DW and Analytics Professionals, 
    We cordially invite you to attend our upcoming TDWI Tennessee meeting on October 17th, 2017 in Memphis. 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:

    Tuesday, October 17th, 1. – 4:00 p.m.

    Where:

     

    Fogelman College of Business & Economics
    The University of Memphis Main Campus
    3675 Central Avenue, FCB Room 261
    Memphis, TN 38152

    Topic:

    Why Has Governance of Analytics Become so Challenging?

    For participants planning to attend, you/they may park in the parking garage located on Innovation Drive (there is a fee to park in this garage). Street parking is also available. Directions to room 261 are as follows:
     
    Fogelman College of Business & Economics (3675 Central Ave), FCB Room 261:
     •         Take the stairs or the elevator to the 2rd floor of the Fogelman College of Business & Economics (from the Innovation Drive entrance)
    •          Once you exit the stairs or elevator, turn left and take another immediate left, which leads to a wide corridor/hallway with classrooms and study areas
    •          Walk to the end of the corridor, take a left and room 261 will be located near the end of the hallway on the right

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    Agenda:

    1:00 – 1:15 p.m.

    Welcome and Opening Remarks

    1:15 – 1:30 p.m.

    Introductions and Chapter Business

    1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

    Presentation: Why Has Governance Become so Challenging? by Mark Peco, CBIP

     

    The expanding and evolving footprint of business intelligence, analytics and data-driven solutions is creating new challenges for governance strategies and approaches. 

    More components are now required to achieve the growing ambitions of many organizations. Governance must expand its footprint to address these changing needs from just few short years ago.  Governance was previously primarily focuses on data. However as data-driven processes become enabled by analytic models and new decision making approaches, governance must evolve to include data, analytic models, decision processes, human skills, data literacy and corporate culture. The fundamental shift that is now occurring is the based on the need to govern capabilities instead of just assets.

    This presentation provides a framework that can be used to understand the evolving scope and dimensions of governance that are needed to effectively obtain the benefits of the data-driven journey that many organizations are taking.

    Governance needs to be re-framed and re-positioned to meet the evolving requirements imposed by organizations’ data analytics ambitions that are enabled by new forms of technology, platforms, content and capabilities.

    3:30 – 4:00 p.m.

    Q&A and Wrap-up

    DON'T MISS THIS EVENT! Please RSVP below
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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 name of the officer located on the top right hand column of this page.

    Bios of Presenters

    Mark Peco
    Mark Peco is an independent consultant, educator, manager and analyst. He holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in engineering from the University of Waterloo and has led numerous engagements helping clients adapt to shifts in their business models by implementing new data-driven capabilities.
    As a leading practitioner in the fields of Business Intelligence and Analytics, Mark is a faculty member of TDWI and teaches companies on a global basis about the opportunities, challenges and risks related to “intelligent” business solutions. Mark is a Certified Business Intelligence Professional at the mastery level and his professional focus remains at the intersection of business, operations and technology.
    Mark lives in Oakville, ON and can be reached at mark.peco@gmail.com

    Upcoming Meetings

     

    Look for future TDWI Tennessee Chapter meetings in both Memphis and Nashville coming soon.

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