Date(s) - 11/10/2015
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Laura Reeves is the author of A Manager’s Guide to Data Warehousing and co-author of the first edition of The Data Warehouse Lifecycle Toolkit. She has 30 years of experience in end-to-end data warehouse / business intelligence development focused on developing enterprise data warehousing strategies and designing data architectures to support business needs. Laura also works on specific design and development projects, creating comprehensive project plans, collecting business requirements, developing business dimensional models, designing databases (star/snowflake and entity-relationship designs), and coaching project teams on construction and deployment of these solutions. As StarSoft Solutions cofounder, Laura has implemented data warehouses / business intelligence solutions for many business functions for private and public industries.
End of Year Social Hour to Follow 5pm – 6pm (Location TBD)
How can we adapt to the new tech-savvy user and the proliferation of visual tools? Apps all seem intuitive and easy to use, right? We can interact more flexibly with more devices of all shapes and sizes. When we are seeking entertainment, we just push a few buttons and we are up and running. But what does all this mean when we want to harness new technologies to run our businesses?
It’s all about the data. It always has been.
Data is the foundation for business analytics. It is critical to understand the data you have and deliver it to the business community in a manner that makes sense to them. Collaboration between the business and IT is more crucial than ever before. We need to work together to understand and communicate what data we have and what it means, and help people learn how to leverage it.
The afternoon will also feature a workshop to explore how knowledge about data is captured, communicated and used. Small groups will have the opportunity to exchange ideas, share challenges and experiences. We will reconvene as a large group to share discussion highlights. Laura will then present proven methods to cultivate this partnership and increase adoption of your business intelligence solution that encompasses the wide array of data and technology available today. This is all geared to drive real business value.