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Informatica Twin Cities User Group - Fall Meeting

Informatica Twin Cities Chapter

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 from 7:30 AM to 1:00 PM (CST)

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Minnikahda Club


Informatica User Groups are an excellent way for you to invest in your professional development and to learn more about new products and solutions that are transforming the data-centric world. Join us on Tuesday, November 7 to network and socialize, learn about the latest technologies and solutions, and discover how colleagues and peers use Informatica technology.

This event is co-sponsored by MapR



7:30 am - 8:30 am


Registration and Continental Breakfast


8:30 am - 8:40 am


Opening Remarks


8:40 am - 9:40 am


Informatica Key Note:  The Disruptive Power of Data
Prash Chandramohan – Director, Product Marketing, Informatica

Come learn how Informatica is helping organization drive their Digital Transformations.  In this session, you will hear about Informatica Vision and Strategy along with their latest product innovations.  Topics covered will include Data Governance, Master Data Management, Enterprise Cloud Data Management, and Big Data.



9:40 am - 10:00 am




10:00 am - 10:45 am


One Platform for All Data - Enabling Digital Transformation through  Next-Gen Applications
Ben Knorr, Solutions Architect, MAPR

Ben Knorr from MapR will be presenting on how MapR's Converged Data Platform enables next-gen Intelligent applications combining analytics with Operational applications. The platform enables new, intelligent, and modern applications, allowing companies to win with data.


10:45 am - 11:00 am




11:00 am - 11:40 am


Self-Service Analytics - Flipping the 80/20
Jeff Rydz, Sr. Director, Big Data Solutions, Informatica

It’s no secret that Data and Business Analysts, as well as Data Scientists, spend up to 80% of their time searching for, trying to gain access to, and preparing data for analysis… and only about 20% of their time actually analyzing the data. Informatica has an innovative, and what one customer recently called “disruptive”, approach to flipping the 80/20 ratio through the use a comprehensive next generation Big Data management platform.


           Amazon-like Shopping experience for finding data sets across the organization

           Self-Service Data Wrangling/Blending tool

           Intelligent recommendations based on machine learning for what data sets to use and how to use them

           A holistic IT platform that can operationalize the work of the Analysts

           Full Data Integration, Data Governance, and Data Security capabilities to support Data Management

           The ability to use any visualization or analytics tool


11:40 am - 11:45 am


Q&A and Morning Wrap Up


11:45 am - 1:00 pm


Networking Lunch


Deepen relationships with other active Informatica practitioners and experts. Don’t miss this opportunity to join the growing Informatica user community in your area!


Nick Krmpotich
Director Application Development, Digi-Key Electronics

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Senior Manager IT, Pentair Corporation

Jiro Sakamoto
Global Director, Master Data Governance, Sherwin-Williams


Prash Chandramohan is a customer-focused product marketer at Informatica responsible for Informatica MDM and Big Data. Prash brings a breadth of knowledge due to his passion for the industry and experience working with several large MDM implementations around the globe. Recognized as an industry thought leader in Master Data Management, Data Quality, and Data Governance, he shares best practices, expertise, and guidance on his award-winning blog As a top Big Data social media influencer, he engages passionately with the Twitter community as @MDMGeek.


Ben Knorr is a Solutions Architect for MapR. He brings over 15 years of experience in Enterprise Architecture. Prior to joining MapR, he was a Systems Engineer for NetApp, where he worked with customers and prospects to architect solutions around Virtualization, Cloud Deployments, Relational Databases, and Enterprise Backup & Recovery. Prior to NetApp, Ben held several Systems Architect roles at IBM. Ben is a graduate of Virginia Tech.


Jeff Rydz has been with Informatica for 14 years as a Professional Services consultant focused on Data Warehousing initiatives, a Data Architect focused on overall information systems, and Informatica’s Subject Matter Expert in Agile Business Intelligence, Data Virtualization, Big Data, and Data Lakes.


Have questions about Informatica Twin Cities User Group - Fall Meeting? Contact Informatica Twin Cities Chapter

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The Minikahda Club
3205 Excelsior Blvd
Minneapolis, MN 55416

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 from 7:30 AM to 1:00 PM (CST)

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