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Join us on Friday, June 21, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. to learn more about Big Data Analytics!
1201 Maryland Ave SW, Suite 150 Washington, DC 20024 (see below for more details)
8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:15 a.m. Opening remarks by Nancy Williams, TDWI DC Chapter Vice President
9:15 - 10:15 a.m. “Big Data Analytics: Facts and Feelings” By Seth Grimes, Founder, Alta Plana
Big Data has many sources, from enterprise operational systems to personal devices by way of the online, cloud, and social systems and platforms that mediate so much of our working and personal lives. All that data boils down to two types: Facts and Feelings, derived respectively from observations and calculations and from opinion. These two types of data aren't produced, and shouldn't be analyzed and applied, in isolation. Instead, by linking an ensemble of numerical, content, and network analytics methods, we aspire to unprecedented insights.
Seth Grimes (#5 on Big Data Republic's #bigdata100 list!) will describe new approaches to Big Data Analytics, including sentiment analysis and related emerging methods, that will help businesses get the most from the world of enterprise, social, and online data. Follow him on Twitter at @sethgrimes.
10:15 - 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 - 11:45 a.m. “Tapping into Social Media and other Big Data Uses (Panel Discussion)” Panelists include: Seth Grimes, Founder, Alta Plana; Vivek Seth, Lead BI Architect/Principle Leader – Big Data Analytics Group, CSC Computer Sciences Corporation; Nancy Williams, Vice President, Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing, DecisionPath Consulting
Our featured speaker, Seth Grimes, will join two of the TDWI Washington DC chapter board members to answer your questions on how to tap into social media and other burning questions you may have on big data uses.
11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Closing Comments & Wrap-Up
Garage parking available at the building for $18, street parking is limited, walking distance from the L’Enfant and Smithsonian Metro stations
From SMITHSONIAN METRO STATION
Exit station using 12TH ST SW & INDEPENDENCE AVE SW exit
Walk approx. 2 blocks S on 12th St SW., turn right on Maryland Ave., 1201 will be on your right
From L'ENFANT PLAZA METRO STATION
Exit station using L'ENFANT PLAZA CONCOURSE exit
Walk approx. 2 blocks W on D St SW., continue onto Maryland Ave., 1201 will be on your right
The building entrance is just before the Starbucks.
Seth Grimes is the leading industry analyst covering text analytics, sentiment analysis, and analysis on the confluence of structured and unstructured data sources. He founded Washington DC based Alta Plana Corporation, an information technology strategy consultancy, in 1997 and is longtime TechWeb contributor (InformationWeek, AllAnalytics, Internet Evolution, and before them, Intelligent Enterprise). He created and organizes the twice-yearly Sentiment Analysis Symposium and is founding chair of the Text Analytics Summit (2005-13). Seth consults, writes, and speaks on business intelligence, data management and analysis systems, text mining, visualization, and related topics. Follow him on Twitter at @sethgrimes.
Vivek Seth is a lead business intelligence architect/practitioner with over 15 years of experience in the field of Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence. For the past 13 years Vivek has led many ETL and BI teams to design and implement numerous Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence solutions in the health care domain (Mental Health, Med Psych, Radiology, Pharmacy Benefits, Medicare (recent), etc.). As part of his current assignment for the last 2 plus years, Vivek has been working with CMS (Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services) on developing a customized user enablement framework that would effectively use CMS's data sources, tools, and technology landscape to promote self-service and Big Data Analytics. Vivek is a frequent speaker at vendor conferences and user groups. As a Committee Chair for Data Warehouse Institute (TDWI) D.C. Chapter along with other chapter officers Vivek volunteers his time to analyze, evaluate, research and promote industry best practices and the latest trends among the Data Warehousing and BI communities in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.
Nancy Williams is a well-known industry educator, author, and practitioner. Nancy ’s experience includes more than 25 years of business management and technical experience.
Nancy has been involved in numerous consulting engagements, providing expertise in the areas of BI/DW assessments, BI/DW strategy, portfolio development and roadmaps, BI/DW requirements and data modeling, and BI/DW project and program management support. Leading organizations including Marriott International, McCormick, Legg Mason, Travelers Insurance, and the US Treasury have engaged Nancy to provide BI and DW advisory support and program and project management expertise.
Nancy is a regular speaker and keynote presenter at TDWI industry events. She has presented at Executive Summit events, and has served as a judge for their annual Best Practices awards. Nancy has also been invited to speak at DAMA and American Strategic Management Performance Management events.
Nancy hosts the BI impact channel on the B-Eye Network and has served as a BI/DW expert for the DM Review Ask the Experts channel. She has authored or co-authored articles in numerous publications, including Oracle’s Profit Magazine, Strategic Finance, Business Trends Quarterly, DM Review, Business Performance Management Magazine, and the Business Intelligence Journal. She is also co-author of the highly rated book The Profit Impact of Business Intelligence. Nancy received her MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia.
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The Data Warehouse Institute, Washington D.C. Chapter