Conferences that solve current IT challenges

Business Intelligence / Analytics / Big Data Strategies

Strategies to help leverage full value from your design and implementation of an effective Business Intelligence framework

June 2, 2016

9:00am-5:00pm

7 CPE / 0.7 CEU / CISSP / 7 PDU Credits Awarded

Bios

Conference location: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center Rosemont (O'Hare) Illinois

Overview

Data is the lifeblood of every business, but to empower the organization, it needs to be used carefully and strategically. How can IT leverage BI initiatives to become a stronger partner and ally to business units? What pitfalls should be avoided?

What You Will Learn

In this one day conference attendees will learn:

  • BI, Big Data, and Analytics: An Information Strategy for Today’s Mobile, Interconnected World

  • Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing and Big Data in 2016

  • Best Practices for Evolving the Data Pipeline and Warehousing in the Cloud

  • Business Value: Getting Analytics without Historical Data

  • How to Design Your BI Architecture to Support Big Data & Analytics

  • Business Value: How to Trust the BI Data and KPIs (panel discussion)

Conference Program

8:00am - 9:00am - Registration and Continental Breakfast

Skriletz

9:00am-10:00am

BI, Big Data, and Analytics: An Information Strategy for Today’s Mobile, Interconnected World

Rick Skriletz, Global Managing Principal, Data and Analytics, RCG Global Services

Traditionally, BI has consolidated data from a company’s internal transaction systems and made it available for enterprise reports, dashboards, and queries. Big Data technologies capture a variety of data types, such as social media entries, mobile device information, sensor data from machines, meters, personal devices, and so forth, often with high data volumes, from outside the company.

The emergence of Big Data fundamentally challenges current approaches to data management, enterprise reporting, and analytics. A new information strategy is needed for the mobile, interconnected world in which businesses operate today.

In this session, Rick Skriletz, leader of the Data and Analytics practice for RCG, will present how to develop a comprehensive information strategy to realize value from BI, Big Data, and advanced analytics.









10:00am -10:30am - Refreshment Break

Taub

10:30am-11:30am

Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing and Big Data in 2016

Ben Taub, Founder & CEO, Dataspace

Join data warehousing author and Camp IT favorite Ben Taub as he discusses the latest BI, DW & BD trends, linking them back to the business problems you're really trying to solve. Some of the topics covered will include:

Hadoop, databases, and appliances: What are we using them for today?

  • Qlik and Tableau: How do they compare?
  • Data warehouse architectures - are we past Inmon v. Kimbal yet?
  • Data governance and other hot topics from recent data warehouse assessments

Time permitting, Ben will address questions raised by the audience. If you're interested in something specific, pop him an email at Benjamin.Taub@Dataspace.com before 15 May.








Ganas

11:30am-12:30pm

Best Practices for Evolving the Data Pipeline and Warehousing in the Cloud

Brad Ganas, Senior Engineer, Snowflake Computing

The Cloud and Internet of Things (IoT) are producing data at an unprecedented rate, recently surpassing data held on premise in data centers all over the world. Organizations continue to struggle capturing, transforming, and analyzing these complex data structures mixed with traditional relational style datasets using traditional on-premises databases and Hadoop infrastructures.

Best practices for evolving the data pipeline and warehousing in the cloud:

  • MPP databases - Shared-nothing, shared-everything, or neither?
  • To SQL or not to SQL
  • HDFS or Object Storage











12:30pm - 1:30pm Luncheon

Vaselopulos

1:30pm-2:30pm

Business Value: Getting Analytics without Historical Data

Jim Vaselopulos, Sr. Vice President , PSC Group, LLC

Many BI and Data Management professionals feel overwhelmed by having to mine through endless amounts of data to find the hidden gems. What if you could find the real value of data without having to go back through all of your historical data?

In this session, Jim Vaselopulos will share a framework that he has seen work extremely well which has enabled organizations to:

  • Drive more product and service innovation and market differentiation
  • Create new business models
  • Show the value of IT to the business through these new found opportunities










2:30pm - 3:00pm - Refreshment Break

Skriletz

3:00pm-4:00pm

How to Design Your BI Architecture to Support Big Data & Analytics

Rick Skriletz, Global Managing Principal, Data and Analytics, RCG Global Services

There are great benefits to be found by the BI organizations that embrace analytics and big data. But how do you accomplish this?

In this session attendees will learn:

  • What a master data repository is and how to leverage it for your BI projects
  • Where to address the challenges of data quality and data transformation
  • How to manage cross-references
  • How to reuse the master data definitions from the enterprise information
  • How to migrate the solution of data transformation and quality challenges from a BI environment to BI/Analytics environment







Hinton

Regmi

Chinnappa

Yarbrough

4:00pm-5:00pm

Business Value: How to Trust the BI Data and KPIs (panel discussion)

Moderator:
Jason Hinton, Senior Enterprise Client Executive, Neudesic
Panelists:
Sudeep Regmi, Data Lifecycle Management Leader, Cummins
Sujatha Chinnappa, Senior Manager – Data, DW & Business Intelligence and Analytics, Encompass (subsidiary of Allstate Insurance)
Mike Yarbrough, Sr. Director, Business Intelligence, Surgical Care Affiliates
and other professionals from BI departments

How can you trust your BI Data and KPIs? Are they providing you with the right information for your business?

In this session, attendees will learn techniques from a group of BI/Analytics practitioners as to how they are achieving success.


Conference Price: $289.00 per person


Each attendee will receive a certificate awarding 7 CPE credits for CISSP continuing education, in addition to 0.7 CEUs and 7 PDUs. CISSP is a registered certification mark of (ISC)˛, Inc.

Exhibits

As is always the case at CAMP IT Conferences events, the talks will not include product presentations.  During the continental breakfast, coffee breaks, and the luncheon break you will have the opportunity to informally meet representatives from the following sponsoring companies, who have solutions in the area of the conference.