Puget Sound Area Events

Below are listings of events in the Puget Sound area that are deemed to be of interest to DAMA-PS members and fellow data management professionals and practitioners.

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Upcoming events

    • May 17, 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Embassy Suites, 3225 158th Ave. SE, Bellevue

    Topics for the spring conference will focus on how is the rapid pace of new and emerging data technologies impacting traditional Data Management disciplines?  

    Check out the impressive lineup of speakers and topics!

    Keynote Speaker

    Jim DuBois, The Most Recent CIO of Microsoft


    Jim's keynote speech will continue with the theme of his highly-acclaimed book, Modern-Day CIO.   The speech will focus on how we need to think differently about data management to be modern; how we can use data management to enable data-driven cultures; how we should use data to enable AI and how we need to better protect our data in the future we are entering. 

    Before retiring from Microsoft in September 2017, Jim was the CIO for the last 4 years helping to drive the dramatic transformation of the Satya Nadella era at Microsoft. Jim's total career at Microsoft lasted almost 25 years with experience in product groups, and every leadership role in IT ranging from application leadership, to infrastructure, to security.  Jim held international roles based in Tokyo running IT for Asia, and in London running IT for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Today Jim is a technical advisor to several startups, an active angel investor, a board director for public companies and non-profits, and an author of a book in the Six Word Lessons series as well as Think Like a Modern-Day CIO

    Speaker Profiles

    Greg Norden, Senior Manager of Analytics Data Management for Boeing Global Services


    Greg Norden is Senior Manager of Analytics Data Management for Boeing Global Services. His team is responsible for providing the data and analytics environment to support analytics efforts across Boeing.  His previous jobs include Reliability Review Board Manager for Commercial Airplanes, Commercial Airplanes Field Service Operations Manager, Field Service Regional Director, and Field Service Representative and Stress Engineer.

    Summary of Greg's Presentation:

    How a data management organization needs to be ready to serve the needs of analytics use cases which can vary from re-purposing data to extract new value to being sure the data being used is correct for the task.  Greg will also cover some of the challenges and solutions in dealing with varying data sets.

    Ryan D. Schmierer, PMP, CBAP 

    Director of Marketing and Operations for Sparx Services North America & Principal Consultant for RS Consulting NW 


    Ryan Schmierer is a recognized industry thought leader in the areas of Digital Transformation, IT Strategy, Service Management and Operations. He is an accomplished Business and Enterprise Architect with over 15 years of experience working with leaders across diverse business functions to translate business strategies into architectural visions and implementation roadmaps.

    Ryan has nearly 20 years of experience in the Technology industry working with leading companies in the areas of IT infrastructure deployments, service management, application development, support & maintenance, sourcing strategy, acquisition integration and process optimization.  He is formerly the Business Architect and Director of Business Programs for corporate IT at Microsoft and before that spent 14 years with Cisco Systems as a Business Architect and Project Manager.

    Ryan is a contributing author of The Open Group IT4IT Reference Architecture industry standard and is a recognized speaker and writer on topics of IT Transformation and Emerging Trends in Service Management, Enterprise Architecture and Business Strategy.  Ryan holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and professional certifications in business architecture, business analysis and project management. 

    Summary of Ryan's Presentation:

    Technology and Process are Disposable - Data is the Real Asset Driving Competitive Advantage for Modern Companies. The proliferation of 3rd party and SaaS software with OOB business processes is making data the only IT asset modern companies really have. Ryan will explore the evolving role of data in the enterprise and what the changes mean for data management professionals like you.  

    Wee Hyong Tok, Principal Data Science Manager, AI & Research, Microsoft

    Wee Hyong Tok is Head of AI Innovations and Prototyping, and part of Microsoft’s AI and Research (AI & R) group. He leads a multi-disciplinary team (consisting of data scientists, engineers and program managers). His team focus on advancing the state-of-art in deep learning capabilities.  In addition, he leads the engineering and data science team for Microsoft AI for Earth Program.

    Wee Hyong has worn many hats in his career - developer, program/product manager, data scientist, researcher, and strategist, and his range of experience has given him unique super powers to lead and define the strategy for high-performing Data and AI innovation teams. Throughout his career, he has been a trusted advisor to the C-suite, from Fortune 500 companies to startups. 

    Prior to his current role, Wee Hyong is part of the SQL Server team, responsible for product management for SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), and Azure Data Factory, and has shipped multiple versions of SSIS from 2008 to 2013, and is part of the founding team responsible for the ideation of Azure Data Factory, and taking it from incubation to shipping as an Azure Service in 2015.

    Wee Hyong is also an affiliate professor with the University of Washington, where he teaches data science courses. He co-authored several books on artificial intelligence – including the first book on “Predictive Analytics Using Azure Machine Learning”, and “Doing Data Science with SQL Server”, and is currently working on an upcoming book on deep learning.

    Harish Rao, Senior Director, Analytics & Information Management Services, The Boeing Company

    Harish Rao joined Boeing in November of 2013. He is responsible for developing analytics and information management capabilities, growing the required skills and delivering analytics solutions to improve productivity and enable revenue generation for Boeing and its customers. He is also responsible for providing data management services to the Boeing enterprise.

    Previously, Rao worked as Director of Information Management, Analytics & Global Architecture for Information Technology Enterprise Architecture. In this role he executed the enterprise analytics charter, mission and strategy and implemented the Advanced Analytics Competency Center to provide centralized technical capabilities for analytics services across Boeing.

    Rao has more than 22 years of experience delivering innovative analytics based solutions to strengthen competitive advantage for fortune 50 companies such as Walgreens Boots, GE and Allstate Insurance. He has a strong track record in setting and executing strategic direction that enhances productivity and decision making while significantly reducing cost and improving top line results.

    Prior to Boeing, Rao was the Senior Director of Business Intelligence/Data Warehouse strategy, enterprise architecture, master data management and enterprise data governance at Walgreens Boots. In this role he led an enterprise analytics strategy enabling delivery of over $1B in top line growth.

    Rao received a Bachelor of Science in Information Science and Technology from Bangalore University, Bangalore, India; and attended the Harvard Mentor Program in Leadership and Management.

    Summary of Harish's presentation

    Title - Driving Results Through Disruption

    Summary:  How can a company use Artificial Intelligence and other new technologies to drive change and show results?  Harish will provide a framework and show how adoption of Digital Transformation in supply chain domain has resulted in great value for The Boeing Company.

    Woody Christy, Principle Partner Engineer, Kinetica

    Summary of Woody's Presentation

    How GPU-Accelerated Databases Can Enable Real-Time Businesses

    Modern business is fluid.  Critical business events must be responded to when they occur.  Delays mean lost opportunities and sub-optimal outcomes.  Modern analytics must be as agile as the business itself.

     The days of looking at your data in the rear-view mirror are coming to an end.  We are at the dawn of a new analytic revolution:  the real-time database.  

     Millisecond latency is the new analytic performance standard.  A new class of GPU-accelerated databases enable this level of performance.  GPU-accelerated databases are over 100x more performant than even the “fastest” in-memory data stores. 

    GPU-accelerated databases can provide extreme levels of scalability without negative performance impacts.  They are also easy to implement; thanks to their use of ANSI-standard SQL and hybrid visualization capabilities.  This makes them particularly attractive for some of the most demanding analytic tasks; like scoring of predictive models, and geospatial visualizations.

    Ray Nath, Vice President of LiquidHub's Data & Analytics Practice

    Ray Nath has over 17 years of experience in defining data strategy, implementing best practices in governance, and executing data management programs for large enterprises.  He is currently the Vice President of Data and Analytics practice for LiquidHub (a Capgemini company), focusing on combining research, design, architecture, and technical expertise to transform his customers’ businesses.  He is a certified 6 Sigma Black Belt from General Electric where he spent several years in transforming their Financial Services business. Ray has defined a unique framework for simplifying data classification called FORUM, which he will be sharing with the DAMA audience, around the pillars of structural planning and factual analysis.  His goal is to templatize metadata management to demystify it for the business, allowing for better ROI on insights.

    Leo Duncan & Bob Eve

    Robert (Bob) Eve is a Senior Director and Data Intelligence evangelist at TIBCO Software.  Bob joined TIBCO when Cisco Data Virtualization (formerly Composite Information Server) was acquired in November 2017.   Bob was CMO at Composite where he helped define the data virtualization category and co-authored the first book on Data Virtualization, Data Virtualization: Going Beyond Traditional Data Integration to Achieve Business Agility.   Bob has held executive leadership roles at Oracle, PeopleSoft, Mercury Interactive and more, spanning product development, alliances, business development, and marketing. Bob holds a BS degree is from UC Berkeley and an MS from MIT. 

    Leo Duncan began his analytic journey indirectly; he was a financial analyst with a particularly challenging problem to solve.  Doing so quite literally changed the quality of his life.  He’s been an analytic evangelist ever since. 

    18 years have passed since that original challenge.  Leo has worked in various consulting and engineering roles during that time.  Leo’s background includes: BI, data warehouses (ROLAP/OLAP/MOLAP), OLTP, ETL/data integration/data virtualization, Big Data, predictive analytics, machine learning, AI, and real-time/streaming platforms.  Leo is currently the Analytics Practice Manager for Nordisk Systems.  His consulting teams help clients to succeed with projects across the entire analytic spectrum.  

    Summary of Leo & Bob's Presentation

    Data Virtualization

    Modern development cycles are aggressively short.  Agile enterprises can no longer afford to wait weeks for a new object to be delivered to a data store.   Data integration must be immediate in order to maximize that data’s value to the organization.  

    In this session you will learn:

    ·         What is data virtualization and how does it work

    ·         Twelve tangible ways data virtualization can help you overcome analytics data challenges 

    ·         Cases studies in, and a proven strategy for, data virtualization implementation success

    And as a bonus, session attendees will each receive a free copy of Data Virtualization: Going Beyond Traditional Data Integration to Achieve Business Agility

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Past events

April 10, 2018 Apr. 2018 Chapter Meeting - The 2018 State Of The Chief Data Officer Role
March 15, 2018 Mar. 2018 "Hands On" CMMI-DMM Workshop: Data Management Maturity Model
March 13, 2018 Mar. 2018 Chapter Meeting - Managing Data - Challenges / Risks In An Increasingly Regulated World
February 13, 2018 Feb. 2018 Chapter Meeting - The Value & Integrity of Data
January 09, 2018 Jan 2018 Chapter Meeting - Data Management for Data Science and Advanced Data Analytics
December 12, 2017 2017 Annual Holiday Party!
November 14, 2017 Enterprise Architecture and Data in the Time of the Cloud
October 10, 2017 October Chapter Meeting - Big Web Data & Deep Learning
September 12, 2017 Save the Date - Tuesday, September 12th - Monthly Chapter Meeting
September 12, 2017 September Chapter Meeting: Informal Networking with Your Peers
June 13, 2017 June Chapter Meeting, Tues. June 13th - Secure Data Design in Enterprise Architecture
May 18, 2017 DAMA Day 2017 - AI & IoT Modern Data Management using Billions of Things!
April 11, 2017 April Chapter Meeting: Informal Networking with Your Peers
March 14, 2017 March Chapter Meeting - Data Visualization to Improve Business Practices & Enhance Cybersecurity
February 15, 2017 February Chapter Meeting, WED. Feb 15th - The Art and Science of Designing Mission Critical Database Systems
January 17, 2017 Tues. Jan. 17th - Quantifying Happiness: A Data Driven Approach to Growing Amazing Organizations
December 13, 2016 A Reason to Celebrate the Season! 2016 Annual Holiday Party!
December 08, 2016 INTERFACE conference
December 01, 2016 Seattle Tech-Security Conference
November 08, 2016 Nov. Chapter Mtg - Agile Methodology Best Practices Applied to Data Management
November 07, 2016 Enterprise Data & BI Conference Europe 2016
October 13, 2016 Happy Hour with Dr.Gordon Everest! 10/13 (Thur) @Pyramid Alehouse
September 20, 2016 September Chapter Meeting - The Current State of The Chief Data Officer Role
May 19, 2016 DAMA Day 2016 - Big Data - Beyond the Hype
March 15, 2016 March Chapter Meeting: Informal Networking with Your Peers
March 01, 2016 March Chapter Meeting Postponed - Details TBD
February 09, 2016 February Chapter Meeting - Legal Aspects of Data Use
January 27, 2016 Seattle Data Science: Leveraging Apache Spark – Red Rock + Machine Learning
January 12, 2016 Data Warehousing: Current & Future (Big Data, Hybrid Architectures and Beyond)
December 10, 2015 Invitation Only - INTERFACE conference
November 10, 2015 November Chapter Meeting: The Ancient Secrets of Information Management
October 13, 2015 Oct Chapter Meeting: Advantages & Challenges of Building a Data Model
October 08, 2015 Data Warehouse 401 Series
September 08, 2015 Automating Big Data for Daily Operations
June 15, 2015 Data Warehouse 301 – a five part educational series
June 09, 2015 June Chapter Meeting: How to become a Chief Data Officer - the 5 golden rules to achieve success
April 21, 2015 April Chapter Meeting: A Simplified Approach to Data Management and Organizational Data Maturity
April 17, 2015 CDMP Bootcamp, Exam Prep
March 10, 2015 March Chapter Meeting: From a Facebook page to a social movement - The trajectory of the April 6th Youth Movement and youth civic participation in Egypt
February 10, 2015 Feb Chapter Meeting: Project Management for Information Architect - What your PM really wants from you
January 13, 2015 Jan Chapter Meeting: The Data Scientist and a Revolution in Business Value
December 11, 2014 2014 DAMA-PS Member Holiday Dinner and Michael Brackett Retirement
December 04, 2014 Invitation Only - INTERFACE conference
November 14, 2014 Nov Half Day Workshop: Introduction to Fact Modeling - Getting out of the traps of "Table Think"
November 13, 2014 Happy Hour with Dr.Gordon Everest! 11/13 (Thur) @ Pyramid Alehouse
November 03, 2014 4th Annual HIMSS NW Technology and Education Conference
October 24, 2014 Vaulting to Value with Patterns - Business Value via a “Universal Data Vault” architecture: Achieving productivity & agility by combining Data Model patterns & Data Vault patterns
October 23, 2014 Oct Chapter Meeting: Creativity, fun, and team work – an Aussie perspective
September 22, 2014 Data Warehouse 101: a FREE educational series by HIMSS, DAMA-PS, and TDWI
September 16, 2014 MongoDB Seattle 2014
September 09, 2014 Sept Chapter Meeting: Redefining Data Management: Data Management Without Managing Data
June 10, 2014 June Chapter Meeting: The Secret to Success of using Agile to Build an EDW
May 14, 2014 DAMA Day 2014 - Innovations in Data Management For Health Care and Research
April 22, 2014 IT Summit 2014 Seattle
April 08, 2014 April Chapter Meeting: The Next Generation of Big Data - Building Real-Time Models of Reality
March 13, 2014 March Chapter Meeting: IT Data Management Maturity
February 18, 2014 February Chapter Meeting - Meta-data Management + Governance = Business Results: A Case Study in Collaboration
January 14, 2014 January Chapter Meeting - Information Systems from the Info Out
December 17, 2013 AWC Holiday Party
December 10, 2013 2013 DAMA-PS Member Holiday Dinner
December 03, 2013 Final BIOB of 2013 - December 03
November 12, 2013 November Chapter Meeting: Integrating a New World -- Application Integration in the 21st Century World of Mobile, Social, Cloud and Big Data
October 24, 2013 TDWI NW Chapter - Agile Data Warehousing
October 23, 2013 Bridging the Gap between the Health Industry and Technology
October 18, 2013 Big Data Bootcamp October 2013
October 17, 2013 BI Over Beers - 3rd Year Anniversary! - Seattle - Thursday October 17th
October 08, 2013 The Object-Relational Impedance Mismatch and its Impact on Information Quality with Ron Fuller
October 07, 2013 DAMA-PS Members Receive Discount on Enterprise Architecture TOGAF® 9 Course
September 25, 2013 TechNW Series Part 1: Cloud & Big Data
September 24, 2013 The Zachman Framework: Solving General Management Problems with John Zachman
September 12, 2013 BI Over Beers
August 21, 2013 AWC Annual Career Boot Camp
August 21, 2013 2013 Health IT Summit in Seattle
August 08, 2013 Seattle Business Analytics Meet-Up
July 25, 2013 BI Over Beers
June 11, 2013 Looking Beyond the Obvious with James Orr
June 06, 2013 BI Over Beers June Event
May 30, 2013 Fremont Geek Meetup - DATA!

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