TDWI Solution Spotlight IBM 2013

Join Us in Washington, DC, for a Free Event on
Real-Time Data and Analytics Strategies!

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April 9, 2013 
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Join us in Washington, DC, for a breakfast briefing on real-time data and analytics strategies. Seamless delivery of the right information in real time is the holy grail for integrated operational analytics. Yet the desire for real-time actionable insight only fuels the fire and increases the demand, creating the need to balance transactional system performance while attempting to satisfy the real-time demand. 

In this executive briefing, we consider the artificial barriers that are created to balance transactional system versus analytical system performance. Enjoy a hot buffet breakfast as we explore the eventuality of the fragmented information architecture and then review how the drivers for real-time, actionable insight require a future in which those artificial barriers are eliminated. Finally, we examine the technology innovations that can make this vision possible.

Find out about:

  • Historical aspects of data warehousing that have bifurcated the information environment
  • The growing community of business intelligence and analytics users
  • How big data and algorithmic analysis are changing the game
  • How to eliminate data fragmentation
  • Delivering real-time data that is synchronized and consistent
  • Leveraging in-memory computing and high-performance analytical architectures
  • Instituting the right amount of data governance

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Please note: This event is open to all BI and DW professionals from user organizations. This event is not open to representatives from vendor organizations.


8:30–9:00 a.m. Registration and Full Breakfast
9:00–10:00 a.m. Managing Big Data at the U.S. Department of Energy + Q&A, Peter J. Tseronis, Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Department of Energy
10:00–10:30 a.m. TDWI Speaker:
Insight at Light Speed: A Vision for Seamless Provision of Real-Time Information, Nancy Williams, Vice President and Principal Consultant, DecisionPath Consulting
10:30–10:50 a.m. Real-Time Data and Analytics Strategies, Joseph Shaffner, Director, Database and Technology Solutions Engineering, SAP
10:50–11:00 a.m. Closing


Solution Spotlight Presentations


Managing Big Data at the U.S. Department of Energy

  Peter J. Tseronis
Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Department of Energy 

The Department of Energy (DOE) has a number of practitioners and scientists nationwide who focus solely on big data collection and analysis at the DOE National Labs (such as Sandia, Lawrence Livermore, and Argonne National Labs). Most agency data scientists consider the current big data “fad” as “no big deal” because they have been doing exascale computing for years. The recent dialogue at DOE is more about how to exploit enormous data stores with sophisticated data visualization tools and a super-fast search engine capability. In addition, although DOE has many data management capabilities, there is interest in determining how to better understand and make available specific types of data that most closely meet DOE customer and user needs. The agency is managing initiatives under way as part of the President’s Big Data Initiative announced in May 2012.

As chief technology officer, Pete Tseronis supports federal mission objectives by providing strategic direction and vision for IT for the Department of Energy. Pete is establishing a formal, sustainable federal technology deployment program to bring innovative solutions, such as cloud computing, wireless, and mobility solutions into the government IT portfolio. To accomplish this, Pete brokers alliances between the public and private sectors to ensure that the DOE has access to the most promising innovations and world-class resources.   

In 2011, Pete developed and launched a highly successful series of innovation and technology summits. In addition, he leads multiple enterprise programs to investigate and plan the deployment of services across the DOE, including activities focused on citizen engagement. 

As a recognized thought leader and agent of transformation for government IT, Pete has been asked to lead numerous federal initiatives to mature federal IT infrastructure such as Federal Cloud First Task Force, the deployment and enhancements to, and chairing the Federal IPv6 Task Force.

Pete has been recognized and won numerous awards over his 20-year federal career. He is a three-time recipient of Federal Computer Week’s Federal 100 Award and winner of the 2012 GTRA GOVTek Government Innovator of the Year award.

Insight at Light Speed: A Vision for Seamless Provision of Real-Time Information

Nancy Williams  TDWI Speaker:
Nancy Williams

Vice President and Principal Consultant, DecisionPath Consulting 

The desire for seamless delivery of information in real time has only increased as the demand for reporting, business intelligence, and analytics expands. While this demand for real-time actionable insight has the promise of delivering business value, it also challenges many traditional BI/DW best practice approaches.

For example, conventional data warehousing strategies for integrating and moving data may no longer be optimal for supporting a real-time information environment. Additionally, industry approaches used to ensure information quality need to be adjusted in the world of real-time data. Finally, many of the information capabilities supported by traditional BI approaches still need to be maintained as demands for new real-time information arise.

In this executive briefing, we consider the changing world of BI/DW as it comes to grips with the new challenges that have been presented by the demand for real-time analytical capabilities. We will explore the technological, data management, and organizational challenges that must be addressed to be successful with real-time analytics.

You will learn about:

  • Historical aspects of data warehousing that are being challenged by the need for real-time analytics
  • The increasing complexity in managing a broad array of information and analytical capabilities
  • The growing community of business intelligence and analytics users
  • How big data and algorithmic analysis are changing the game
  • Keys to successfully managing the many demands of the modern information management environment

Real-Time Data and Analytics Strategies

  Joseph Shaffner
Director, Database and Technology Solutions Engineering, SAP 

Learn how SAP’s comprehensive portfolio of real-time data technologies can help you manage and analyze your critical data with scalability and unmatched performance. Designed to work seamlessly with SAP, third-party, and custom applications, SAP’s solutions can drive smarter decision making and operational efficiencies across your organization.

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Hotel Information

The Willard
1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20004-1010
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Dates and Locations:

San Francisco, CA
April 2
8:30–10:30 a.m.

New York, NY
April 4
8:30–10:30 a.m.

Washington, DC
April 9
8:30–11:00 a.m.

Chicago, IL
April 17
8:30–10:30 a.m.

Toronto, ON
April 18
8:30–10:30 a.m.

Raleigh, NC
April 23
8:30–10:30 a.m.

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None. This is a complimentary event!