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RESEARCH & RESOURCES

Ask the Expert: Unifying Data in the Cloud

Webinar Speaker: Philip Russom, Senior Research Director for Data Management

Date: Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Time: 9:00 a.m. PT, 12:00 p.m. ET

Organizations are collecting increasing amounts of diverse data, often widely distributed in hybrid architectures across both on-premises and cloud platforms. These organizations often want to unify this data for analytics. One approach we see gaining popularity is to virtualize the data across platforms to achieve a single addressable data space.

In this Ask the Expert session, we will discuss how to unify data in the cloud, including how best to move to a cloud data warehouse, when it makes sense to use a cloud data warehouse, how to unify data using virtualization in this environment, how to optimize query performance in a cloud environment, how it helps data governance, and best practices for analytics support.

Join TDWI’s Senior Research Director Philip Russom as he discusses these issues with TDWI Faculty Member Steve Dine and SAP.

Guest Speakers

Steve Dine is the President of Datasource Consulting, an EXL company. He has extensive experience delivering and managing successful, highly scalable and maintainable Enterprise Data Management and Business Intelligence solutions. Steve combines hands-on technical experience across the entire BI project lifecycle with a strong business acumen. He has experience across numerous industries including, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Financial Services, Life Sciences and Retail. Steve is the former Director of Global Data Warehousing for a major durable medical equipment manufacturing company and currently works as a consultant for Fortune 500 companies. Steve is a faculty member at The Data Warehouse Institute and a judge for the Annual TDWI Best Practices Awards. He teaches courses and presents on the topics of Data Architecture, BI in the Cloud, Lean BI, and Enabling BI for the 21st Century. Steve earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Vermont and a MBA from the University of Colorado at Boulder. You may follow him on Twitter at @steve_dine.

Ingo Hilgefort has been in the BI industry for over 15 years in a variety of different roles, including Engineering, Consulting, Training, and Product Management. His experience with SAP and BI started in 1999 with his role as product manager during the integration of Crystal Reports with SAP NetWeaver BW. Ingo has been involved in architecting and delivering deployments of SAP BusinessObjects software in combination with SAP software for a number of worldwide customers, and is an SAP Mentor for SAP BusinessObjects- and SAP integration-related topics. Currently, Ingo is working as Global Product Evangelist for the SAP Data Warehouse Cloud d product and helping SAP customers migrating their investment into the cloud.

Ingo is the author of numerous books, including Inside SAP BusinessObjects Advanced Analysis, Integrating SAP BusinessObjects 4.x BI Platform with SAP NetWeaver, Reporting and Analytics with SAP BusinessObjects (2nd Edition), and Mastering SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio with SAP NetWeaver BW. You may follow him on Twitter at @ihilgefort.

Date: September 1, 2020

Time: 9:00AM PT

Philip Russom, Ph.D.

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