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Expert Panel: Data Democratization

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

Date: Thursday, June 22, 2023

Time: 12:00 p.m. PT / 3:00 p.m. ET

TDWI research finds that data democratization—empowering a broader spectrum of people with self-service data access, exploration, preparation, and analytics—is a top priority. Self-service business intelligence and analytics are central to transforming daily operational decisions as well as forecasting and higher-level strategies.

Today, citizen data scientists are pushing beyond data consumption to perform more advanced data discovery and predictive analytics. Developers are upgrading business applications by embedding visualization and analytics capabilities. Artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies (AI/ML) are playing a role through augmentation to enable better and faster decisions based on larger and more diverse data sets.

Yet without a thoughtful strategy, users will be frustrated by their inability to find, prepare, and interact with all the data they need amid the complexity of today’s distributed environments. Adding to existing data silos, ongoing cloud migrations are locating data in hybrid environments both on premises and frequently on multiple cloud platforms. Changes in business structures also create data confusion and bottlenecks. Data acquisition and preparation are too often slow, manual, and error-prone.

Join this TDWI Expert Panel to learn about technology trends and best practices for improving data democratization to increase business value. Topics we plan to discuss include:

  • Making data complexity transparent to users and eliminating data access bottlenecks
  • Modernizing data architectures to overcome user frustration with data silos and distributed data
  • Balancing self-service analytics with requirements for data governance, quality, and security
  • The role of data catalogs and metadata integration in data democratization
  • Data literacy and building a strong data culture to increase the value of data democratization

Guest Speakers

Danny Sandwell
Senior Solutions Manager
Quest Software

Danny Sandwell is an IT industry veteran who has focused on maximizing value from data for more than 30 years. As senior market strategist at Quest, he is responsible for communicating the capabilities, use cases, and business value of the company’s data empowerment solutions.

During Danny’s 25 years with the erwin brand, he also has worked in consulting, solution architecture, product management, business development, and strategy roles – all giving him opportunities to engage with customers across various industries as they plan, develop, govern, protect, and deliver their enterprise data architectures and assets.

His goal is to help enterprises unlock the value of their data assets while mitigating data-related risks.

Colin Dover
Senior Director, Business Technology Platform Center of Excellence

As part of the Business Technology Platform Center of Excellence, Colin represents a breadth of solutions within the SAP portfolio; he is an evangelist for the SAP digital transformation strategy and vision as well as a passionate advocate for the value and best practices of corporate customer data strategy and analytics capability maturity. He has held a variety of technical and strategic consulting roles at a number of market-leading enterprise software vendors, gaining extensive experience over a 22-year period, working with many of the world’s leading corporations.

Saptarshi Sengupta
Sr. Director, Product Marketing

Saptarshi Sengupta is the Sr. Director of Product Marketing at Denodo Technologies. He is responsible for leading Denodo's worldwide product marketing, customer marketing, content marketing, analyst relations and press relations among other things. Saptarshi brings in a wide range of industry knowledge including enterprise software, consumer electronics, networking and semiconductor, and two decades of engineering, product management and marketing leadership experience.

David Stodder

Sponsored by the following vendors: Denodo, Quest Software, SAP

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