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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.

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

    09/20/2017

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    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

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    Space is limited so sign up early!

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    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.

  • August 31, 2017: Tennessee Chapter of TDWI - Nashville

    08/02/2017

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    ATTENTION ALL BI/DW AND ANALYTICS PROFESSIONALS
    Dear Tennessee BI/DW and Analytics Professionals,

    We cordially invite you to attend our upcoming TDWI Tennessee meeting on August 31, 2017, in the Nashville area. 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:

    Thursday, August 31, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    Where:

     

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

    Topic:

    Decentralizing Analytics – A Strategy That Works and BI Leadership Panel Discussion on BI Successes and Challenges

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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 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    Lunch and Networking

    12:00 – 1:15 p.m.

    Presentation: Decentralizing Analytics – A Strategy that Works by Ken Raetz/Think Data Insights

     

    The traditional model for data warehouse and business intelligence solutions delivery has been difficult to sustain. Seasoned architects and BI thought leaders often find themselves challenged to meet the insatiable demand for information from the user community. As such, the trend for information delivery is moving toward self-service. How do you implement a self-service strategy that really works?
    Ken will share a strategic approach to self-service analytics involving decentralizing the effort and resources required to build solutions and pushing those capabilities out into the organization. His experiences defining strategies and building solutions in organizations on a national level have given him great understanding of how to overcome the traditional challenges of DW/BI delivery. In this session, Ken will describe from real-world customer examples how to properly build a solid, decentralized self-service delivery model and how you can get started.

    1:15 – 1:30 p.m.

    Break & Networking

    1:30 – 2:45 p.m.

    Presentation: Discussion and Q&A on Requirements for Successful BI and BI’s Top Challenges/BI Leadership Panel

     

    Business intelligence in some form or fashion has been going on for over 20 years now and most organizations have some process or program established around it. Whether your company refers to it as BI, data warehousing, analytics, data science, or something else, there are consistencies in what brings success and what challenges we all face. A group of BI leaders from the TN TDWI Chapter has been polled and provided their input on these two questions. This session will review their answers, elaborate on critical aspects, and provide plenty of time for Q&A. This is a session you don’t want to miss.

    2:45 – 3:00 p.m.

    Q&A and Wrap-up

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    Space is limited so sign up early!

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    Bios of Presenters

    Ken Raetz
    Ken Raetz is a technology professional and business owner who has spent the past 20 years designing business-focused solutions, from client-server Windows applications to enterprise data warehouse and business intelligence architectures. His experience as a technical team manager for solutions across multiple BI platforms, including Cognos, Business Objects, Microsoft SQL Server, and Power BI, has given him a diverse perspective on best practices for architecting analytics solutions and defining strategies for sustainable analytics. Ken is the cofounder of Think Data Insights, an analytics solutions company focused on helping organizations of all sizes effect enterprise data culture change through the creation of analytics strategic plans, enterprise data architecture, and analytics roadmaps, along with full-scale data warehouse and BI/analytics solutions delivery capabilities.
    TDI Twitter: @ExcelWithData
    BI Leadership Panel

    This panel consists of three or four experienced BI leaders from the TN TDWI Chapter. Their accumulated leadership experience in business intelligence exceeds 60 years. These leaders represent a variety of companies and experiences and bring a wealth of BI knowledge to this panel. Their diversity and background provide a tremendous knowledge base for this panel discussion.

    Upcoming Meetings

     

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

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