DAMA Midsouth BI Panel Discussion

DAMA Midsouth Chapter Presents

Memphis based Business Intelligence (BI) Panel Discussion

Thursday September 17, 2015
International Paper
6400 Poplar Ave, Tower 3, Room LL-203
Memphis, TN 38119
Reception 4:00 – 4:30 PM
Presentation 4:30 – 6:00 PM

Directions: From I-240, take the Poplar Ave exit, head East, International Paper will be on the left.
• Park on the upper deck of the East side of the parking facility (closer to International Dr.).
• Walk down the stairs to the ground level entrance of Tower 3.
• Walk along the corridor until you reach the Lobby.
Stop at the Guard Station for a visitor pass and directions to the meeting.


Business Intelligence Panel Discussion

A panel of local businesses BI subject matter experts engages in a discussion on how common BI issues are addressed at their company. Come to hear a facilitated panel discussion on different approaches to addressing common issues and challenges in the BI space.

Facilitator: Andy Field, IT Professional

Panel:
• Federal Express – Mark Cooper, Technical Fellow/Enterprise Architect, focus on Data Architecture, Governance, DW, and Analytics for 20 years
• International Paper – Tim Samad, BI Solutions Manager, delivering DW and BI for 21 years
• First Tennessee Bank – Curtis Harris, VP & Mgr, BI – reporting, IT professional with BI experiences for 21 years
• Industry Expert – Andy Field, Federal Express, Technical Principal, as both a consultant and corporate employee has been involved in all aspects of Enterprise Information Management and BI for over 30 years

Who Should Attend:
CTOs, CIOs, Enterprise Architects, IT Executives, Managers, IT Directors, Data Management Professionals, Data Warehouse Analysts, Business Intelligence Managers, Information Quality Managers, Process Improvement


Click here to reserve your seat

Not a member of DAMA Midsouth? Non-members are invited to attend.

Sept 2015 – Life as a SQL person in Memphis

When: Thursday, Sept 10th
Pizza at 5:30 PM
Meeting at 6:00 PM

Where: Microsoft Office
6465 N. Quail Hollow Rd., Suite 200
Memphis, TN
38120-1417 (View Map)


Join us Thursday, Sep 10th, as we hold an open discussion related to life as a SQL person in Memphis.

Some of the topic we’ll touch on include:
– What career paths are available?
– How do I stay up to date with the current technology?
– Should I consider certification? What certification options are available?
– What can this PASS Chapter do to help our local SQL community?

And of course, anything else you would like to discuss.

As usual, pizza will be served around 5:30 PM and the meeting will start at 6 PM. If you plan to attend, please RSVP so we know how much pizza to get, and so that we know who to contact if there are any changes that need to be communicated. You can RVSP at: http://www.meetup.com/memphis-technology-user-groups/events/224801968/

For those that might be arriving after 5:30, the door and elevator code will be 2111#.

Aug 2015 – Pete Brown – Introduction to Powershell for the DBA

When: Thursday, August 13th
Pizza at 5:30 PM
Meeting at 6:00 PM

Where: Microsoft Office
6465 N. Quail Hollow Rd., Suite 200
Memphis, TN
38120-1417 (View Map)


Join us Thursday, Aug 13th, as Pete Brown gives us an introduction to the use of Powershell to help DBAs accomplish there routine tasks.

As usual, pizza will be served around 5:30 PM and the meeting will start at 6 PM. If you plan to attend, please RSVP so we know how much pizza to get, and so that we know who to contact if there are any changes that need to be communicated. You can RVSP at: http://www.meetup.com/memphis-technology-user-groups/events/224291356/

For those that might be arriving after 5:30, the door and elevator code is will be 2111#


Summary:

Powershell is a tool that should be in every DBA’s toolbox. When running regular maintenance or ad-hoc procedures against a number of servers, it can greatly reduce time spend on repetitive tasks. In this session we will provide an introduction to Powershell as well as demonstrate some common administrative functions used to manage SQL Server.

About Pete:

Pete Brown is a DB & Middleware engineer with ServiceMaster. In the last 15 years he has supported various technical areas including database, messaging, systems administration, virtualization, networking and telephony. His certifications include Microsoft MCSE, Cisco CCNP R&S, VMWare VCP and ITIL Foundations. Perl and C# are his languages of choice for automation and tool building. As a pastime he develops UC related data decryption and visibility tools for his website, http://www.adhdtech.com/.

Announcing Cortana Analytics Suite

Overview Webinar 7/23 11:30 CST https://info.microsoft.com/CO-Azure-FY16-07Jul-AdvancedAnalytics-Registration.html

Last week at the Microsoft World Wide Partner Conference in Orlando we made a number of significant technology and program announcements to help our customers capitalize on the incredible opportunities provided by big data, advanced analytics and cloud computing.

Firstly, data is now the key strategic business asset. Every device, every customer, every activity – everything that’s happening in the world around us – is producing incredibly rich data that can help us create new experiences, new efficiencies, new business models and even new inventions. Leveraging this data can be the differentiator for a business. For example, IDC estimates companies that are leaders in using data assets to their advantage will capture $1.6 trillion more in business value than those that lag behind.

While data is pervasive, actionable intelligence from data is elusive. Our customers want to transform data to intelligent action and reinvent their business processes. To do this they need to more easily analyze massive amounts of data – so they can move from seeing “what happened” and understanding “why it happened” to predicting “what will happen” and ultimately, knowing “what should I do”. Only then can they create the intelligent enterprise.

The Cortana Analytics Suite brings about this vision by delivering big data and advanced analytics capabilities to help enterprises transform their data into intelligent action. With Cortana Analytics, we are taking years of research and innovation – spanning technology and infrastructure for advanced analytics, including capabilities like machine learning, big data storage and processing in the cloud as well as perceptual intelligence such as vision, face and speech recognition, with the goal of helping enterprise customers make better, faster decisions to accelerate their speed of business. Additionally the Cortana Analytics Suite integrates with Cortana, Microsoft’s digital personal assistant. Cortana works with the Cortana Analytics Suite to enable businesses to get things done in more helpful, proactive, and natural ways.

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Cortana Analytics Suite enables core analytics scenarios such as real-time recommendations, customer churn forecasting, fraud detection, predictive maintenance and many more. For example, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health System, the largest hospital in northern New England, is developing a remote monitoring and predictive analytics solution called ImagineCare using the Cortana Analytics Suite. Leveraging predictive analytics, ImagineCare will enable dynamic treatment plans based on the individual patient’s history and profile and patterns observed from a broad corpus of data. ImagineCare aims to significantly enhance patient outcomes by predicting the probability of catastrophic events such as heart attacks and emergency readmissions before they happen.

You can see more of the work Dartmouth Hitchcock is doing with Cortana Analytics here.

Cortana Analytics Suite will be available later this fall as an integrated offering with a simple monthly subscription model that takes advantage of all the relevant analytics and big data capabilities to make better decisions as well as intelligently automate operations. The offering, while customizable to fit the unique needs of organizations, will also provide preconfigured solutions to speed deployment of common scenarios we see across many industries, such as fraud detection, churn analysis and recommendations. I encourage you to get started immediately with many of its individual services that are already available.

For more information on Cortana Analytics Suite visit www.microsoft.com/cortanaanalytics

Microsoft Power BI Preview Technical Overview – June 30th

Are you familiar with the Power BI preview but want to drill down on the technical details and capabilities of the service?

Join Sanjay Soni, Technical Product Marketing Manager for Power BI on Tuesday, June 30th at 10AM PT/ 1PM ET to get an overview of Power BI technical details and architecture, including the Power BI Designer, Content Packs, data sources and on-prem connectivity.

For more information, see: Microsoft Power BI Preview Technical Overview

July 2015 – Dan Evans – What’s new with Power BI?

When: Thursday, July 9th
Pizza at 5:30 PM
Meeting at 6:00 PM

Where: Microsoft Office
6465 N. Quail Hollow Rd., Suite 200
Memphis, TN
38120-1417 (View Map)


Join us Thursday, July 9th, as Dan Evans fills us in on what’s new with Power BI.

As usual, pizza will be served around 5:30 PM and the meeting will start at 6 PM.

For those that might be arriving after 5:30, the door and elevator code is will be 2111#

Summary

Power BI for Office 365 today is a cloud service that lets you share, collaborate and access your Excel reports anywhere on any device. With the Power BI Public Preview you can now perform the same deep analytics and rich visualizations using just a web browser. Come see the new experience for yourself and learn how to create interactive dashboards, connect to virtually any data source, enable rich analytics with your applications and power your business with real-time analytics. You can sign up today at https://www.powerbi.com/

Bio

Technology consultant with over 20 years’ experience in applying innovative solutions to business needs. Key focus areas are Business Intelligence, Enterprise Performance Management and Data Strategy. Work heavily in promoting technology across North America through involvement with regional user groups (.NET, PASS) and industry-recognized organizations (TDWI, DAMA).

If you plan to attend, please RSVP so we know how much pizza to get, and so that we know who to contact if there are any changes that need to be communicated. You can RVSP at: http://www.meetup.com/memphis-technology-user-groups/events/223259083/