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Meeting August 24th, 2012 – Mobility! How to effectively manage mobility data through new and evolving analytics initiatives

The rapid adoption of mobile devices spanning a diversifying array of smartphones, tablets, GPSs and machine-to-machine endpoints is resulting in an equally significant explosion in the amount of data being generated and consumed. Mobile analytics an emerging set of technologies focused on extracting the value contained within this data by identifying patterns, preferences, and trends, often in real time. With applications such as the aggregation of traffic information to determine optimal driving routes, to farmers knowing exactly when and where to apply irrigation or fertilizers, to businesses being able to better identify the habits of their best customers, this space is attracting significant interest and investment.

Join us for a presentation covering the exciting new opportunities presented by mobile analytics, and what you need to be aware of

View full presentation here

Presenter:

Kelly McDonaldKelly McDonald, Manager, Systems Integration and Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) Practice, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Mr. Kelly McDonald is a Manager in Deloitte & Touche LLP’s Systems Integration and Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) practices. He is a member of Deloitte’s Mobility practice and leads its Unified Communications initiative in Canada.  With over 10 years of experience in the telecom and IT sectors, he has worked with large telecom equipment vendors, carriers, large financial institutions and in the public sector. His technical  background covers a broad range of communications technologies including mobility, VoIP (enterprise and carrier), Optical networks, SS7/AIN, unified communications, communication enabled applications and 4G wireless.

Kelly has held a variety of positions  in multiple business roles including project management, product development, customer relationship management, marketing, organizational development, system life cycle planning, high performance team leadership, program governance and customer support. He is a contributor to Deloitte’s 2012 Technology Predictions and has had articles on Application Modernization published in Canadian Government Executive magazine. Mr. McDonald holds MBAs from the S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University and Queen’s School of Business at Queen’s University and a Computer Science Degree from the University of Calgary.  He is a Certified Management Consultant, a Lean 6δ Greenbelt and Project Management Professional.

Speaker Profile: Szabo, Andrew

Andrew SzaboAndrew is a Senior Manager of Enterprise Mobility at Deloitte.

Over the past fifteen years, Andrew has worked with large North American energy, banking, telecom, manufacturing and defense firms, as well as federal and municipal governments in general strategy/technology consulting, process design and system implementations.  Andrew managed the  implementation of large scale  mainframe  and distributed based system implementations at Bank of America, Wachovia, Citi Bank, and Wells Fargo for more than 5 years.

Andrew also ran a national consulting practice at a large carrier where he was involved with strategy development and intricate system design for wireless networks (P2P and P2MP, public and private), mobility cost management, applications development, customer experience management, middleware and backend integration, process enablement and risk governance for Fortune 50 Clients.

Andrew’s main focus is to help clients with properly designed and implemented mobility strategies to transform a firm’s customer experience, bottom line and operational efficiencies.

Andrew holds an MBA from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.

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May 25, 2012 Meeting

2012 TDWI Vancouver Chapter Dates

Mark Your Calendar – May 25, Aug 24, Nov 23

May 25, 2012  

TDWI Vancouver Chapter update: 9:00-9:10am

First Presentation:     9:10-10:10am

Title:    Driving User Adoption for BI and Business Analytics Solutions

Abstract:

As we all know, a strong, foundational approach to Business Intelligence will support a broad range of information capabilities in an organization.  While we often start with some basic reports and dashboards, there will come a point when the Business Intelligence assets can be leveraged to deliver on more advanced capabilities such as analytics or predictive modeling.  In this case, we need to be considerate of how an organization can be positioned to be successful and reach a broad audience.  This presentation will provide an overview of some of the current ideas and approaches used by organizations to support the adoption and evolution of Business Intelligence capabilities.  This will include:

  • Cultural change
  • Communities of practice
  • Business Intelligence Competency Centers
  • Utilizing multiple BI technologies

Biography:

Richard Hines, TDWI Instructor, Partner at Ideaca

Richard HinesA trusted thought leader in Business Intelligence, Richard has been immersed in the discipline since 1995, when he delivered one of the very first Performance Dashboards for British Telecom in Europe.  His depth of knowledge regarding technology and its strategic impact on decision making has made him a regular speaker at industry forums in Canada and the United States. He has held leadership positions in the United Kingdom, Australia, the United States and Canada. Richard has taught multiple TDWI courses, as one of only two Canadians certified to deliver their educational materials.

Coffee and networking break     10:10 -10: 30am

Second Presentation: 10:30-11:30AM

Title:    Learn how to maximize your return on Big Data

Abstract

Big data means all data, including both transaction and interaction data, in sets whose size or complexity exceeds the ability of commonly used technologies to capture, manage and process at a reasonable cost and timeframe.  The wealth of new data surrounding us can bring unprecedented business opportunities, but few organizations today are equipped to realize the full benefit.  Learn how to maximize your return on Big Data by leveraging emerging technologies like Hadoop.

Biography:

Rob Meyer, Informatica

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Rob Meyer is the Senior Director of Product Marketing of the Data Integration Business Unit at Informatica. He is responsible for all go-to-market activities for Informatica’s core data integration products including PowerCenter, PowerExchange, Metadata Manager and Data Services. Rob has worked for nearly twenty years in marketing, product management and engineering on business intelligence, integration, messaging and SOA technologies at startups and larger companies including Hyperion, Microsoft, Oracle and TIBCO.

Looking Ahead to    August 24th:

Double session on Mobility – don’t miss this one!

DOUBLE Presentation:

Title:    How to effectively manage mobility data through new and evolving analytics initiatives.

Abstract:

A discussion on Mobility ecosystem trends, the proliferation of data as a result, and the need to effectively manage this data through new and evolving analytics initiatives. Second half would be a case study of a current telecom client who is looking to monetize LBS (Location Based Services) and M2M (Machine to Machine) data with B2C (Business to Customer) and B2E (Business to Employee) clients.

Biography:

Andrew Szabo,    Senior Manager, Enterprise Mobility, Deloitte

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Over the past fifteen years, Andrew has worked with large North American energy, banking, telecom, manufacturing and defense firms, as well as federal and municipal governments in general strategy/technology consulting, process design and system implementations.  Andrew managed the  implementation of large scale  mainframe  and distributed based system implementations at Bank of America, Wachovia, Citi Bank, and Wells Fargo for more than 5 years.

Andrew also ran a national consulting practice at a large carrier where he was involved with strategy development and intricate system design for wireless networks (P2P and P2MP, public and private), mobility cost management, applications development, customer experience management, middleware and backend integration, process enablement and risk governance for Fortune 50 Clients.

Andrew’s main focus is to help clients with properly designed and implemented mobility strategies to transform a firm’s customer experience, bottom line and operational efficiencies.

Andrew holds an MBA from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.

MicroStrategy

Mobile + Social + Cloud + Big Data = Business Intelligence of the Future

Mobile, Social, Cloud, and Big Data technology trends are massively disrupting business and communication. Inaction is not an option for companies. Hear how to turn these trends into opportunities. BI technology is enabling companies to win in their markets. You need a competitive edge. Armando will discuss:

  • Unlimited Reach with Mobile
  • Mining the Social Explosion
  • Moving to the Cloud
  • Harnessing Big Data

Full presentation available here.
Speaker: Armando Elias, Sales Engineer at MicroStrategy
Date: 2011-11-25