Business Analytics, Data Analytics, Internet of Things Analytics, Data Science, Data Management, Data Governance, Data Operations & Security, Data Stewardship, Data Modeling, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, & Artificial Intelligence (AI)
REGISTER for the November chapter meeting:
Nov 21, 2019 (5-7pm) - Nexen Theater , NAIT Polytechnic
Speaker: Dave Gajadhar CISSP, MBA, CMC, ISSP
Modernizing the business value chain. People, culture, data and technology approach. (Block Chain, AI, Mobility, PA, RPA, Machine Learning, and Big Data)
Abstract: Moving products and services to experiences, hyper personalization, modernizing the business value chain and client participation.
Businesses across all industry sectors have to be at the forefront of emerging industrial technologies and digital transformation to stay competitive, profitable and sustainable to investors. Modernization investments are ultimately about business survival through disruption. Such investments have a direct impact on customer expectations and go beyond the traditional ROI. The business case for such disruptive investments is disruptive transformation and must be viewed as a strategic investment. To maximize the impact of digital investments, business and technology leaders must learn to value such investments through the eyes of your customers. In 2020 and beyond, businesses must adapt, remain flexible if they are to survive. They need to modernise to meet the needs of today’s geo-political, environmental and active participants demands while staying relevant and connected customers. Digital transformation includes business and organizational activities, processes, competencies and models to fully leverage the changes and opportunities of a mix of digital technologies and their accelerating impact across society in a strategic and prioritized way, with present and future shifts in mind.
Bio: Dave Gajadhar, is an Advisor, Facilitator, Speaker and Trainer on Business Modernization, Transition and Sustainability ©ResultantGroup 2
Speakers profiled for the Edmonton (Oct 23-26, Data Management Conference Canada 2019
Steve Holder (SAS Inc.) - above left; and Wayne Eckerson (Eckerson Group) above right
ASET and DAMA Edmonton Chapter - Collaboration
DAMA Edmonton Chapter and the Alberta Society of Engineering Technologists (ASET) are working together to promote Women in Technology.
Oct 23-26 Data Management Conference
Nov 21: Monthly Meeting: Robotics & AI in Construction & Health
Dec 12: Monthly Meeting: Data Science, ML & AI in Banking
Save the date:
Dec 12 Meeting 5-7pm:
We look forward to seeing you on our Thursday evening events.
Also if you haven't done so for 2019, please pay your membership fees either individual or Corporate. Your membership and donations allow us to hold these informative sessions and invite exciting speakers.
Companies wishing to sponsor monthly meetings may contact me or Bob Hiew.
DAMA International Elections
DAMA International Board of Directors - Individuals have submitted their names. Do take a look at those standing and see who we should vote for.
Kewal Dhariwal, PhD, CCP, CBIP, CDP-DM, ISP, ITCP, FCIPS
DAMA Edmonton Chapter
DAMA Edmonton recognizes AltaML an Alberta startup success story. They have been hiring and are now over 50 employees. ML/AI are the keys to business innovation and diversification.
SAS is also sponsoring a Women in Analytics movement and this aligns well with Women in Big Data Chapter in Edmonton
They are providing a few resources to us to distribute to members.
1) Free SAS Courses -- Currently there are two free e-learning courses available in SAS. Statistics Level 1 and Programing Level 1.
2) Free SAS -- The University edition http://www.sas.com/en_us/software/university-edition.html .
This is a free version of SAS available on Mac/pc/linux. Also integrates with Jupyter Notebook to make a great Analytics workbench for any aspiring Woman in Big Data. There are also several hundred free videos related to using SAS via the above link.
Data Management Conference sponsors - SAS, Groundswell, Alberta Blue Cross, Snowflake, Tantus, Silver Creek Software, Simplicity BI,
DAMA Edmonton Chapter is sponsoring the establishment of the Women In Big Data (WIBD) Chapter in Alberta. WIBD is a major initiative of Intel leaders (Ziya Mah, Radhika Rangarajan and Shala Arshi), to recognize the contributions of outstanding women in the field of big data. Chapters have formed all over the world, many as MeetUp Groups, others are more formally organized. The Founding Lead/Champion for WiBD Alberta is Dr. Diana Shaw. If you are interested in joining WiBD Alberta, and actively engaging in this initiative, please send an email to Diana Shaw at firstname.lastname@example.org
Alberta AI and DAMA Edmonton Chapter - Collaboration
The Alberta AI group and DAMA Edmonton are working together to put on events that benefit our industry - more details coming via email - so make sure you are on the email list from DMC-Canada and DAMA Edmonton.