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Data Analytics Meet-up (DAM)

Convergence Consulting Group

Thursday, March 2, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)

Data Analytics Meet-up (DAM)

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General Admission 3d 17h 46m Free  

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Analytics touches every part of the organization. From operations to marketing to delivery, everyone needs data to maximize their own impact. This event will focus on how you can manage data more effectively to enable yourself and your customers with fast, secure, and effective insights.


5:00 pm – Check In & Refreshments 
6:00 pm – Presentations
7:45 pm – Closing Remarks/Giveaway Prizes

Topics will include: 

  • Moving to the Cloud: A Journey from On-Premises- IaaS to SaaS by Norm Goddard
  • What's New with IBM Cognos Analytics by Mary Bolen
  • Enabling a Multi-Modeler Development team by Ken Rickard

Meet the Speakers: 

        Norm Goddard

As a Senior BI Architect in the IBM Channel at Convergence Consulting Group, Norm Goddard has over 16 years of experience in the business intelligence and advanced analytics arena. Previously a Solution Architect and Senior Consultant at RealPage Inc. and an Education Delivery Manager for North America, Norm has utilized IBM Cognos for over 13 years with technical proficiency. Over his Cognos BI career, Norm has served as an instructor, a Technical Manager and a Delivery Manager. Norm is well valued within our CCG team for his implementation tips and tricks for an array of Cognos systems


       Mary Bolen 

Meet Mary Bolen, a veteran Business Intelligence Consultant with Convergence Consulting Group. Mary specializes in helping organizations maximize their IBM Cognos investments through business-lead analytic solutions. What drives Mary to get out of bed in the morning? Her desire to help others. In both her personal and professional life, Mary attests her successes to a genuine commitment to support others and watch them prosper. The core of Mary's experience has been in leveraging business intelligence solutions for education reform for K-12 institutions as well as customer reporting in financial and retail organizations. 


       Ken Rickard

Ken Rickard is a Solution Architect and Agile Coach at CCG, a BI consulting company that builds meaningful data and insightful analytics for their clients. Ken has worked in the BI industry for over 17 years and has previously held positions in development, training, administration, and management. He enjoys building great products, people, and teams. He lives in St. Johns, FL with his two children, wife, and two dogs.   


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Convergence Consulting Group
2502 N Rocky Point Drive
Suite 650
Tampa, FL 33607

Thursday, March 2, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)

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Convergence Consulting Group

CCG is an award-winning business intelligence and data management consultancy with a passion for helping clients to define a successful BI strategy. Partnering with CCG enables you to leverage internal, external and big data along with human capital as a competitive advantage to reveal answers, look ahead, see farther and go faster. 

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