One INTEL NUC worth $400 will be raffled at our January 22nd meeting - make sure you attend
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.
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.
Speakers profiled from DMC - Canada (Edmonton) Conference
Loretta Mahon Smith - Data Strategy, Data Governance (IBM; and President DAMA International; Philip Koo - Design Thinking (US Naval and Space Warfare Systems Control Command) - Wonderful speakers, great insights - Another great event - Thank you to all of our Sponsors and Speakers.
(Women in Big Data movement) - Ziya Ma, Radhika Rangarajan, Shala Arshi. Azadeh Yazden - Intel
“Revolutionizing Artificial Intelligence and Big Data with leading-edge technologies – from Scalable Processors & Persistent Memory to Neuromorphic & Quantum Computing”.
Amanda Holden (SAS)
Amanda is a Solutions Executive and National Practice Lead for Fraud & Security Intelligence at SAS in Canada. As a national leader and evangelist, Amanda is focused on finding solutions to customers’ financial crimes, loss and AML problems. She is passionate about data & analytics and the role they play in reducing financial crimes in Canada.
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.
January 22, 2018 (5-7pm) - Nexen Theater, NAIT Polytechnic (REGISTER)
SpeakerDr, Irene Cheng, (SMIEEE), Scientific Director of Multimedia Research Center, and Adjunct Professor Computing Science - University of Alberta
Topic:: Multimedia Data from Space to your Doorstep
Dr. Irene Cheng is recognized as a senior member of the IEEE and Director of the Masters Program - Multimedia Specialization She wil discuss how traditional algorithms, e.g., image/signal processing and pattern recognition, are integrated with modern machine learning to deliver better results with promises and limitations (REGISTER)
DAMA Edmonton Chapter is sponsoring the establishment of the Women In Big Data (WIBD) Chapter in Edmonton. 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. In Edmonton the Founding Lead/Champion is Dr. Diana Shaw and Director, Ozlem Ficicilar. If you are interested in joining the Board of Directors of WIBD-Edmonton, please send an email to Diana Shaw at email@example.com
2019 Elections -DAMA International Board of Directors - (One year and 2 year terms) - voting is now Open
As President of DAMA Edmonton, I have been attending the DAMA Presidents' Council meetings for the past few months and things are proceeding with an open and transparent process.
Positions open on the DAMA International Board:
President (2 year term)
VP - Financial Services ( 2 year term)
VP- Member Services ( 2 year term)
VP - Online Services ( 2 year term)
VP- Operations (1 year term)
The CDMP certification program is being updated to DMBoK2 and will be re-initiated in 2 months time. Currently there is an RFP out to handle examination, registration and learning management to about 6 companies and this is due to complete in November.
Kewal Dhariwal, PhD, CCP, CBIP, CDP-DM, ISP, ITCP, FCIPS
DAMA Edmonton Chapter