IBM CVAUG December 2016

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VCU - School of Business

Snead Hall - Room: B3189

301 West Main Street

Richmond, VA 23284

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IBM Analytics Integrated Solutions – Cognos Analytics, Watson Analytics & SPSS by Wes Strom

Cognos Analytics – What’s New & Migration Best Practices by Marc Martina of Technology Dynamics

IBM BigInsights and Predictive Analytics by Aaron Moore of Sirius Computer Solutions


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1:30 PM – 2:00 PM Registration

2:00 PM – 2:10 PM Introductions & Agenda

2:10 PM – 3:00 PM IBM Analytics Integrated Solutions

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM Cognos Analytics – What’s New

3:45 PM – 4:00 PM Break

4:00 PM – 4:45 PM IBM BigInsights and Predictive Analytics

4:45 PM – 5:00 PM Closing Remarks/Next Meeting

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Social Gathering @ Chili’s


Abstracts & Speakers

IBM Analytic Integrated Solutions: IBM Cognos Analytics, IBM Watson Analytics, and IBM SPSS are the flagship analytics offerings from IBM. We will explore how these solutions are integrated to work together in order to empower your information workers with the ability to make better decisions for better outcomes. Presented by Wes Strom.

About our Speaker: Wes Strom is a Technical Sales Specialist with IBM’s Analytics Division. Wes has over 20 years’ experience working with analytic solutions in both a development and consultative nature with multiple organizations in various lines of business. Wes is based in Richmond, Virginia.


Cognos Analytics – What’s New & Migration Best Practices: We will explore the enhanced self-service BI capabilities, the latest data modeling capabilities, and the integrated mapping capabilities of IBM’s latest release of Cognos Analytics. A presentation & discussion of best practices when migrating from older versions of Cognos BI to Cognos Analytics will be delivered by Marc Martina of Technology Dynamics.

About our Speaker: Marc Martina is a System Architect & Managing Partner with Technology Dynamics. Marc has worked as a consultant for over 15 years, and specializes in providing Technology Dynamics clients with integrated Cognos BI development, Data Warehousing, Big Data Implementation, and TM1 solutions. Marc is an expert on all aspects of IBM Cognos software and is a sought-after presenter at conferences and events. Marc previously worked as a consultant and software engineer for ISA Consulting and MBNA. Marc has a degree in Computer Engineering from Villanova University.


IBM BigInsights and Predictive Analytics: Learn how a major US Retailer was able to improve the results and performance of their predictive customer models to better understand the behaviors of current and potential customers. The discussion will be led by Aaron Moore from Brightlight Business Analytics, a division of Sirius Computer Solutions, and IBM’s Big Data Partner of the year.

  • Big Data architecture planning
  • Platform and Tool Selection
  • Success with IBM BigInsights
  • Implementation and roll-out
  • Business Value achieved

About our Speaker: Aaron Moore has over 20 years of experience in Data Integration, Analytics and Data Structures. He specializes in improving customer outcomes via advanced BI and Data Analytics, automation, and Big Data strategy.

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