Three Influential Analytics, Big Data, and Business Intelligence Leaders to Keynote TDWI Las Vegas

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Jill Dyché, SAS; Russell Glass, LinkedIn; and Deanne Larson, Larson & Associates

Discover what going digital is like for mainstream companies who need to run their operations as they innovate.

TDWI, the leading provider of training and research on all things data, today announced its line up of keynote speakers for TDWI Las Vegas. The TDWI Las Vegas Conference takes place January 31–February 5, 2016, at Caesars Palace. The event features four core learning experiences: Leadership & Innovation, Analytics, Big Data, and Data Management.

This year’s event will feature an impressive lineup of keynote speakers:

Keynotes
Jill Dyché, CBIP, Vice President of SAS Best Practices, SAS    
Jill is an acknowledged speaker, author, and blogger on the topic of aligning IT with business solutions. As the vice president of SAS Best Practices, she speaks, writes, and blogs about the business value of analytics and information.

Keynote Topic: How Analytics Drives Innovation—and Vice Versa!
In this session you will discover what going digital is like for mainstream companies who need to run their operations as they innovate. Dyché will explore the collision between leadership, information, and digital. She’ll discuss the roles analytics and data play in innovation, as well as present the do’s and don’ts of forming an innovation lab. This dynamic and fun session can be used as a playbook and a set of lessons learned on what it takes to become a truly innovation-driven enterprise in the real world.

Russell Glass, Head of Products, LinkedIn Marketing Solutions
Russell was formerly the founder, president, and CEO of Bizo, a B2B audience marketing and data platform. He led Bizo from its founding in 2008 to a $50 million+ revenue run rate with over 150 employees before being acquired by LinkedIn for $175 million in August 2014. He is the co-author of The Big Data-Driven Business, a book about how companies can use big data to drive results.

Keynote Topic: The Relevance Imperative
Marketing has undergone a massive transformation in the last decade. It will only continue to evolve at an accelerated pace over the next five years as more innovative technologies emerge. Equipped with ever more sophisticated tools, marketers are uniquely poised to use data to impact business and drive revenue like never before. In his keynote address, Glass will talk about the challenges and opportunities posed by an increasingly complex buyer’s journey and share valuable insights on how to not only keep pace, but also forge confidently ahead.

Deanne Larson, President, Larson & Associates
Dr. Deanne Larson is an active practitioner and academic with over 20 years of experience focusing on business intelligence and data warehousing. She completed her doctorate in information technology leadership; her dissertation research focused on a grounded theory qualitative study on establishing enterprise data strategy. Deanne holds project management professional (PMP) and certified business intelligence professional (CBIP) certifications.

Keynote Topic: Doing Data Science Right: You Can't Find the Treasure without the Map
Data science is evolving from magic that other organizations perform to something we’re developing as a core competency internally. Solutions have no value if they do not address the problem and data science is no different. Data science starts with the skill of determining the problem or question, which drives the analytics that follow. Much of the focus of data science has been on the treasure at the end of the hunt rather than ensuring you have the right map. In this session, Larson addresses the importance of clear problem definition to ensure value from the data science process.

To Register:
Event Website: http://tdwi.org/LV2016
Conference attendees who register by December 18, 2015 are eligible for a special discount of up to $855.

For the Media:
Members of the media are invited to cover the event. Interviews with TDWI spokespeople are available upon request.

Media passes are reserved for press representatives and analysts who can verify that their publication or organization regularly covers data warehousing, business intelligence, or related topics. Please note: media passes will not be issued to publishers, sales, marketing, advertising, public relations, or technical support staff from any organization.

To apply for a media pass, please send an email to bwoodbridge(at)tdwi(dot)org with the following information: name, title, company, e-mail address, telephone number, dates of attendance, publication/website name (including website URL), and link to three articles/blogs/podcasts published in the last 3 months that cover business intelligence, data warehousing, or related topics.

About TDWI
For 20 years, TDWI has provided individuals and teams with a comprehensive portfolio of business and technical education and research about all things data. The in-depth, best-practices-based knowledge TDWI offers can be quickly applied to develop world-class talent across your organization’s business and IT functions to enhance analytical, data-driven decision making and performance. TDWI advances the art and science of realizing business value from data by providing an objective forum where industry experts, solution providers, and practitioners can explore and enhance data competencies, practices, and technologies. TDWI offers four major conferences as well as topical seminars, onsite education, membership, certification, live Webinars, resourceful publications, industry news, and in-depth research. See tdwi.org or follow us on Twitter @TDWI.

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