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DAMA Day 2012 - Big Data Analytics and BI in the Cloud, Michael Brown and David Overcash

  • May 10, 2012
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Best Western Executive Inn - 200 Taylor Ave N, Seattle


  • Current DAMA-PS membership required. Registration includes full day seminar, all seminar materials, continental breakfast and buffet lunch.
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DAMA Day 2012
One jam-packed day of sessions on hot data topics!

Big Data Analytics with Michael Brown


BI in the Cloud with David Overcash

plus a customer panel discussion with executives from Cirro, Expedia and Walt Disney Company!

This all-day seminar includes:

  • Continental breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Morning and afternoon refreshments
  • 8 hours of ICCP certification renewal credit per day
DAMA Day-PS 2012 is sponsored by:

Who Should Attend
This workshop is intended for technology professionals and business decision makers.  It provides overviews of two of the hottest topics in data management today: “Big Data” and its use in business decision support, and the implications of using the cloud for BI management We address the questions, “How can my business use Big Data?” and “Should I be looking at cloud technology for my company’s BI efforts?”

Big Data Analytics with Michael Brown
In this presentation, Chief Technology Officer Michael Brown, a founding member of comScore, will describe the key issues, accomplishments, and challenges in driving one of the world’s largest decision-support systems to become an engine of critical information insight and business creativity for its clients. He will discuss technology and information architecture decisions behind comScore’s operations and offer thought leadership about what the future holds.

BI in the Cloud with David Overcash
BI in the Cloud is one of the hottest topics in BI today.  Whether you’re posting to Tableau Public, integrating your SalesForce.com with MicroStrategy Cloud, custom-building a client-facing mobile app via LogiXML, building a trillion-row spreadsheet with 1010data, or simply buying virtual server space to host your globally available data warehouse, the cloud is changing the way we approach and deliver BI.  Further, private cloud, virtual private cloud, software as a service (SaaS), or public cloud – each ‘flavor’ has its benefits, costs, risks, and challenges.  

BI and Big Data in the Cloud Panel Discussion
Join us for an open discussion by company executives on their efforts and experiences with BI in the Cloud.  You won’t want to miss it!  Ample time allowed for your questions and answers.

·       Mark Theissen, CEO of Cirro, Inc.

·       Jeff Prather, Director, Data Warehousing and Analytics at Expedia

·       Matt Estes, Director, Data Architecture at Walt Disney Company

  • Stephen Brodsky, Distinguished Engineer and Technical Executive. IBM

Michael Brown, Chief Technology Officer, comScore, Inc.
Michael Brown is a founding member of comScore, Inc., a global leader in measuring the digital world and the preferred source of digital marketing intelligence.  Mike leads the technology efforts of the company to measure Internet and Digital activities.  In this position, he helped the company build the world’s largest Decision Support Systems on the Windows platform.  This system captures over 200 billion rows of new data every week to measure the Internet in over 45 countries.

David Overcash, CTO and EVP Service Delivery for Brightlight Consulting
David Overcash, CTO of Brightlight Consulting, a pure-play BI/DW consultancy, will speak on developing trends, common use scenarios, emerging issues, and new opportunities as the BI industry moves into this new frontier.  David has over 17 years' experience in information technology and is the co-founder of Brightlight Consulting.  Brightlight is a Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing consultancy headquartered in Redmond, WA.  David is a visionary leader in the Business Intelligence, Analytics, technology, and consulting community and a frequent speaker around the globe on deployment-best practices, Business Intelligence solutions, and technology in the market.  In 2010, David was named to Puget Sound Business Journal’s prestigious “40 Under 40” List that spotlights the top business leaders in the Greater Seattle metropolitan area under the age of 40 who excel in their industry and show dynamic leadership.

Mark Theissen, CEO of Cirro, Inc.
Mark is a respected data warehouse and business intelligence expert, having spent more than 22 years in the data warehousing industry in a variety of key roles. He is currently the CEO of Cirro, Inc, which solves big data challenges by allowing organizations a single method to access any data, on any platform, on any environment, at any time without deep technical skills.

Jeff Prather, Director, Data Warehousing and Analytics at Expedia
Expedia is well known as the online travel agency that helps everyone, everywhere, plan and purchase everything in travel. In addition to their North America site, Expedia has over 20 sites across the globe from the UK to Singapore providing localized offers for customers throughout Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, and Mexico.  They are constantly sourcing new hotels, flights, car, and cruise promotions to provide the best deals available.

Matt Estes, Director, Data Architecture at Walt Disney
Matt is responsible for developing and executing a data architecture program for Disney across hosting, application services, and cloud computing, as well as serving ABC's, ESPN's and Disney's websites and mobile offerings.  Matt is a four time Inventor Award recipient (based on patent filings) and have been one of the chief strategists on Disney's Cloud Computing Initiative. Matt is deeply involved in Disney’s Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence initiatives. 

Stephen Brodsky, Distinguished Engineer and Technical Executive, Big Data Development and Information Management at IBM

Technical lead and architect driving IBM's new Big Data initiative. Creating and leading technical development and architecture for IBM's big data platform, launched with the new InfoSphere BigInsights product.

Big Data is the strategic integration of large scale information processing, including end user, administration, and development tools, Hadoop map-reduce, streams, database, web servers, indexing, analytics (including text analytics, predictive analytics, and machine learning), ETL, modeling, and traceability for structured, semi-structured, and unstructured information.

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