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RESEARCH & RESOURCES

Optimize Large-Scale Reporting and Complex Analytics with Cloud Data Warehousing

Webinar Speaker: David Stodder, Senior Director of Research for BI, TDWI

Date: Tuesday, August 16, 2022

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

With data demands rising, organizations in insurance, financial services, and other industries are outgrowing legacy data warehouses and moving to the cloud. Better price for performance is a huge draw. Yet many firms are finding that a single cloud platform is not enough to handle hundreds of concurrent reports or users and can be risky as a single point of failure. Not to mention handling analytics that require interactive access to data sets now measuring hundreds of terabytes and petabytes. Organizations are finding that they need distributed cloud solutions that offer higher scale and performance.

Slow query performance for end-of-month reporting is a business-critical concern. For financial services and insurance firms, big delays in running risk analytics models that evaluate data on policies sold and claims made can expose companies to poor decisions and regulatory problems. Data distributed across hybrid environments of on-premises systems and multiple cloud platforms adds even more challenges.

Join this TDWI Webinar to learn how you can meet demands for faster performance and scalability for reporting and analytics even as you are migrating to the cloud and dealing with a hybrid data environment. In a roundtable discussion, we will hear from Srinivasan Mani, vice president of data integration and delivery at Zurich North America, about how one of the largest providers of insurance solutions and services solved these challenges.

Topics will include:

  • TDWI research insights into trends impacting reporting, analytics, and cloud data warehousing
  • Strategies for faster, more scalable production of reports and large-scale performance
  • Controlling costs and reducing risks in cloud migration and hybrid data environments
  • Best practices for meeting growing reporting and analytics demands in financial services and insurance

Guest Speaker

Mark Cusack
CTO
Yellowbrick

Before joining Yellowbrick, Mark was vice president for data and analytics at Teradata, where he led a variety of product management and technology teams in data warehouse and advanced analytics groups.

He was also chief architect of Teradata’s IoT analytics effort. Mark joined Teradata in 2014 when Teradata acquired the start-up RainStor, where he was a co-founding developer and chief architect. Prior to RainStor, Mark was a lead scientist in the U.K. Ministry of Defence.

Mark holds a Ph.D. in computational physics from Newcastle University, U.K., with a thesis centered on discovering the electronic and non-linear optical properties of quantum dots. As a research fellow at Newcastle, he developed new techniques to model these novel quantum structures using large-scale parallel and distributed computing approaches.

Srinivasan Mani
Vice President/Application Portfolio Manager
Zurich North America

With over 20 years of data delivery, IT service delivery, and consulting experience in P&C insurance industry, Srinivasan Mani now manages data delivery engagements in Zurich North America’s data and analytics organization. He has delivered multiple large-scale programs that include complex financial data integration initiatives, analytical echo system modernization, and advanced analytical reporting and modeling. He is an MBA graduate from Northern Illinois University and received

Date: August 16, 2022

Time: 9:00AM PT

David Stodder


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