Enterprise Data World Announces this Year’s Hot Conference Topics

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Enterprise Data World Announces this Year’s Hot Conference Topics

A number of topical additions to the Enterprise Data World (EDW) Conference schedule are making this year’s event the most anticipated on record. The conference, set for April 3 - 7 at the Chicago Sheraton Hotel and Towers, expects 800 attendees and features 120 presenters. This year’s extensive program offers 200 hours of in-depth tutorials, hands-on workshops, practical sessions, and insightful keynotes that will lift executives who need to exploit enterprise information for strategic, financial and operational success, to the next level. Recent additions to the conference line up include the following:

“Data Virtualization for the Cloud, Big Data, and Social Media - Lessons from Navteq” is a presentation by Gordon Redzic, Senior Project Manager at Navteq. He will show how data virtualization has helped Navteq to integrate and enrich massive amounts of location data stored in the cloud with real-time information coming from partners, social media sites, location and content-sensitive commerce. This session will take place on April 5th at 7:30 AM.

“Agile BI & Agile Data Services: A Perfect Fit,” by Suresh Chandrasekaran, Senior VP at Denodo Technologies, takes place April 5th at 10:15 AM. This presentation will explain how agile business intelligence (BI) can empower better decision-making, leverage sophisticated predictive analysis, and tap into the growing pool of historical data and real-time event streams. This talk meshes internal and external sources including “big data” from Web and unstructured sources.

Pramad Sadalage, Principal Consultant for Thoughtworks, Inc. is presenting “NoSQL Databases” on April 6th at 9:45 AM. This session will take an in depth look into the need for NoSQL solutions, its broad categories, and the products/solutions within those categories. The pros and cons of key-value stores, document stores, graph databases, column databases, and MapReduce queries will all be discussed.

Michael Scofield, Assistant Professor in Health Information Management at Loma Linda University will lead a workshop on “Data Visualization and Information Delivery,” on April 7th at 1:45 PM. Scofield will teach the essential elements of the data-to-information life cycle, basic and unusual charting techniques, aesthetics of graphics and the difference between illustration and mere decoration. He’ll offer useful techniques for communication abstractions and complex concepts, as well as the importance of data normalization and isolation of variables.

EDW is the preferred industry platform for exhibitors to announce product launches, publishing deals, and breaking news. Attendees will have the rare opportunity to view products and services from top industry insiders. Recently added announcements and launches include:

Collibra (http://www.collibra.com/) is announcing the upcoming release of version 3.0 of the ‘Business Semantics Glossary’, a best of breed Data Governance software platform covering key capabilities to launch or mature your Data Governance program: Business definitions, Business rules, data stewardship, reference data management, semantic modeling, configurable work flow.

CA ERwin (http://erwin.com/) is excited to announce and demonstrate a new version of CA ERwin Data Modeler - r8! This new release provides a powerful new graphical interface to help you Visualize the Power of Your Data. If you haven’t looked at ERwin lately, look again.

DataFlux (http://www.dataflux.com/) will be discussing their recent acquisition of Baseline Consulting, how this affects the industry and how it will help companies undertaking a data management initiative.

Revelytix (http://www.revelytix.com/) will be demonstrating their recently announced OntVis visualization tool for representing ontologies, adding yet another tool for seamless collaboration between ontologists, subject matter experts and business people.

To register for the Enterprise Data World Conference and to see a full program schedule please visit: http://edw2011.wilshireconferences.com/

To register for press credentials please visit: https://www.regonline.com?eventID=879051&rTypeID=161350

About Wilshire Conferences:
Wilshire Conferences provides a world-class portfolio of services and events in the area of enterprise data management. Wilshire events are the industry standard for education and professional development. They include Enterprise Data World, NoSQL Now!, the Data Governance series, and the Enterprise Information Management Conference. For more information please visit: http://www.Wilshireconferences.com, or email: info@WilshireConferences.com, or call (310) 337-2616.

About DAMA International:
DAMA International is a non-profit, vendor-independent, global association of technical and business professionals dedicated to advancing the concepts and practices of information and data management. For more information go to http://www.DAMA.org


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