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Q1 Meeting – March 16 – It’s a Machine World – Predictive Analytics with Machine Learning

WHERE: Expedient Presentation Hall
5000 Arlington Centre Boulevard, Upper Arlington, OH
WHEN:   Thursday, March 16  8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

It’s a Machine World – Predictive Analytics with Machine Learning
Presented by Gregory Deckler

Abstract
Introduces the theory and concepts behind Machine Learning, explaining what Machine Learning is, what Machine Learning isn’t, the historical roots of machine learning, where machine learning fits with such things as artificial intelligence, data mining and data analytics, how machine learning functions and machine learning’s applicable use cases. Attendees will learn many of the core concepts behind machine learning as well as the various algorithm types used. Finally attendees will be walked through a real world scenario of building and operationalizing a predictive analytics model with Azure Machine Learning. At the end of this session, attendees will understand fundamental machine learning terminology, how to build, train and use a predictive analytics model and the key concepts around the various components used within predictive machine learning models. Oh, and you will finally know if the intelligent android robots are coming to get you…

I am a Director at Fusion Alliance and the Solution Director of Cloud Services. In addition, I am a Microsoft MVP for Data Platform. As an active member in the Columbus IT community, I founded the Columbus Azure ML and Power BI User Group (CAMLPUG) and have presented at many different conferences and events including Dog Food, SharePoint Saturday, CloudDevelop and M3.
 
With over twenty (20) years of experience, I excel at assisting Fortune 500 firms with global systems by delivering professional services related to data and business intelligence, enterprise collaboration, web architecture and design, business process improvement/automation, enterprise architecture, identity management, application development, core infrastructure design and optimization, and project management. I have written numerous trade journal articles on business and technical subjects and the book “Achieving Process Profitability, Building the IT Profit Center”.
 
In my past, I have owned and sold a start-up business and am an alumnus of Ferris Research, an industry analyst firm focusing on migrations, collaboration and software as a service (SaaS). This varied experience provides me with a solid understanding of business principles including marketing, operations, finance and human relations and I have served more than one hundred (100) clients nationally, in a variety of industries including Manufacturing, Finance, Insurance, Government, Education, Health Care, Retail, Research, Media, Entertainment and Travel.
 
I am a proven entrepreneur and innovator with deep expertise in growing consulting service offices and practices.  Was able to grow my own business 400% in 4 years, founded the Blue Chip Consulting Group’s Columbus office and grew that office from nothing to over $1 million in revenue in 4 years and am now focused on achieving similar results at Fusion Alliance within Cloud Services.
  
Gregory J. Deckler
Solution Director – Cloud Services
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Q4 Meeting Wrap

Thanks to David Marco for presenting to the group and to all attendees for helping create an engaging, informative, and entertaining meeting!

The presentation has been posted to the past presentations page.

Watch this page for information about upcoming meetings and other Buckeye DAMA related news.

See you at the next meeting!

Fourth Quarter meeting, Nov 10th

Please join us for our fourth quarterly meeting of 2016.
David Marco, President of EW Solutions and well known and highly regarded speaker, will be presenting a condensed version of his Metadata course:

World-Class Metadata Management: Full Life-Cycle Roadmap

Overview:
Effective metadata management is no longer an option, but an absolute requirement for corporations and government agencies looking to enable their master data management and data governance initiatives. Companies have realized that without metadata their IT departments cannot manage their systems and their systems are not providing true value to the business end user. Organizations are implementing managed metadata environments (MME) to provide them an enterprise metadata management solution.

This practical course leverages the lessons learned from companies that have successfully deployed MMEs. The case studies demonstrate the importance of having a methodology for defining metadata requirements, capturing and integrating metadata, MME architectural components, how to calculate ROI, advanced metadata architectures and case studies.

NOTICE: There was a typo in the details on the previous page.
Start: 2016/11/10 8:30 AM
End : 2016/11/10 12:00 PM

Expedient Presentation Hall
5000 Arlington Centre Boulevard, Upper Arlington, OH

Save the date! Buckeye DAMA Fourth quarter meeting November 10th

Our speaker will be David Marco.
Watch this space for further details.
When & Where:
Start: 2016/09/22 8:30 AM
End : 2016/09/22 12:00 PM

Expedient Presentation Hall
5000 Arlington Centre Boulevard, Upper Arlington, OH

Third Quarter Meeting – Sept 22

 

Please join us for our third quarterly meeting of 2016. We have two dynamic presenters queued up for the meeting, with two presentations sure to help with your professional development…

When & Where:
Start: 2016/09/22 8:30 AM
End : 2016/09/22 12:00 PM

Expedient Presentation Hall
5000 Arlington Centre Boulevard, Upper Arlington, OH

We hope to see you there!

NoSQL (What, Where, When, Why, & How)

Different problems require different tools for solving them.  Everyone has a hammer and having a toolbox full of differently sized hammers is not the best approach.  As data needs morph from “a single source of the truth” to “a single source of the truth based on a particular perspective”, understanding the best tool for each of those perspectives is key to providing the best access and understanding to those data needs.  In this presentation, NoSQL (or schema-less) data stores will be discussed and how each of them is targeted towards specific problems.  Additionally, we will examine architectural traits of systems than lend themselves to distributed data and how NoSQL can help implement those types of designs.

About the speaker:
William Klos is a Senior Architect and Centric’s National Cloud Services Lead. Bill’s career has spanned many aspects of computing and at times has architected solutions from the perspective of data, networking, enterprise, and security – but is primarily an application architect. Most recent experience has him providing solutions around Mobility, Cloud, and Big Data architectures as well as API design and development. Bill has been involved with technology since abandoning his desire to be a real architect and stumbling into his first computer science class in 1985. Since then he has typically pushed companies into “what’s next”.

AND…

Agile is Hard To Do With Data Warehousing (and Still Worth It)

Agile approaches to software development have flourished under object oriented approaches to software. Being able to deliver business value frequently (monthly, weekly, daily) has been made technically possible due to continuous integration, unit test frameworks, smaller pieces of code, collective code ownership, and frequent refactoring. Moving in the same direction is possible within data warehousing environments, but presents different challenges.
About the speaker:
Mike Kaiser has been involved in Columbus area IT for 15 years. He is an Agile Coach and Data and Analytics Lead at Centric Consulting. He also serves on the board at the Central Ohio Agile Association (COHAA). Mike’s career has been about maximizing business outcomes via IT, and his passion to bring lightweight and collaborative software approaches to teams has resulted from that.

SAVE THE DATE! Next Meeting – September 22

Our next Meetup is currently in the planning stages for September 22.

Our apologies for the delay, but the scheduling didn’t work out for the previously mentioned date.

Watch this space for additional details.

When & Where:
Start: 2016/09/22 8:30 AM
End : 2016/09/22 12:00 PM

Expedient Presentation Hall
5000 Arlington Centre Boulevard, Upper Arlington, OH

Second Quarter Meeting – Hans Hultgren — May 18th

We’ll be meeting at:
Expedient Presentation Hall
5000 Arlington Centre Boulevard
Upper Arlington, OH

Topic
Ensemble Modeling
Ensemble Modeling represents a family of modeling forms that share a common purpose and a common modeling paradigm. Ensemble forms address our need for data integration, historization, auditability and modeling agility. Today over 1400 models exist using this technique with the majority leveraging the Data Vault modeling pattern. This session will cover the need, the approach, the underlying premise and the current flavors of Ensemble Modeling. Attendees can expect to understand why organizations should consider Ensemble Modeling for their DWBI program.

Big Data Modeling
Data modeling is generally not a part of our Big Data conversations. The idea of schema-on-read has often been coupled with the idea that modeling is not needed in these deployments. While modeling may be different in the big data world the truth is that it is equally – if not more – important to the organization. This session covers the topic of data modeling in the big data world and will touch on conceptual, logical, and physical modeling considerations. Attendees can expect to learn how and why modeling is a useful and integral part of the organizations big data strategy.

Speaker Bio:
Hans Patrik Hultgren. President at Genesee Academy and a Principal at Top Of Minds AB. Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence educator, author, speaker, and advisor. Hans is currently working on Business Intelligence and Enterprise Data Warehousing (EDW) with a focus on Ensemble Modeling and Data Vault. Primarily in Stockholm, Amsterdam, Denver, Sydney and NYC. Hans published data modeling book “Modeling the Agile Data Warehouse with Data Vault” which is available on Amazon websites in both print and Kindle e-reader versions. Specialties: Information Management and Modeling, Ensemble Modeling, Data Vault Modeling, Agile Data Warehousing, Education, e-Learning, Entrepreneurship and Business Development.

Twitter: gohansgo
LinkedIn: hanshultgren
Blog: hanshultgren.wordpress.com