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Attendees of DAMA Day 2016!

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A Recap of DAMA Day 2016:  

Bill Inmon (Keynote Speaker) Swimming in the Data Lake was the theme of Bill's Keynote Speech.    Bill is know to many as the “father of data warehouse” – has written 57 books published in nine languages. Bill’s latest adventure is the building of technology known as textual disambiguation – technology that reads raw text in a narrative format and allows the text to be placed in a conventional data base so that it can be analyzed by standard analytical technology, thereby creating unique business value for Big Data/unstructured data. 

Dr. Sarmila Basu (Guest Speaker) - Big Data is Here to Stay, So Now What?  was the presentation given by Dr. Sarmila Basu,  Chief Data Scientist at Microsoft IT. She is responsible for leading the MSIT Data Sciences (DDSG) group and oversees both internal and external global customer engagements. Dr. Basu is deeply involved in Microsoft’s forward-looking development efforts to integrate the company’s Data Science expertise with the Sales, Services and Product Group organizations. She is also leading the company’s transition to leveraging Advanced Analytics solutions using Microsoft technology to empower top management to make data driven decisions and solve challenging business problems.

Larry Burns (Guest Speaker) - Patterns for Agile Business Intelligence was the presentation given by Larry Burns, Domain Architect for Data and BI at a global Fortune 500 company, where he is involved in enterprise-level data modeling and BI development. He also teaches data management and database development to the company’s application developers. He was a contributor to DAMA International’s Data Management Body of Knowledge (DAMA-DMBOK), and a featured columnist for TDAN.com. He is the author of Building the Agile Database, published by Technics Publications, and the upcoming book Growing BI.

Laxman Srigiri (Guest Speaker) - High Performance Analytics was the presentation given by Laxman Srigiri, head of the Corporate Business Insights organization at National Instruments. This includes Business Intelligence, Advanced Analytics and Market/Competitive Research teams that support business strategy and execution across multiple corporate functions (sales, marketing, product, R&D, quality etc.). Prior to joining NI, Laxman worked at Dell for 12+ years during which he held multiple leadership roles across sales & marketing analytics, financial services and IT organizations.  

Pawan Gupta (Guest Speaker) - The Business Value of Data was the last presentation of the day by Pawan Gupta, product manager with the Digital Aviation group at Boeing. He is currently responsible for building business cases/models for aircraft data (operations and sensor) connectivity solutions. Pawan is a value-focused software professional. He has gained extensive experience in varied software roles over his career, from developer to product manager and has worked with startups in Silicon Valley as well as Fortune 500 organizations. He teaches Software Product Management at the University of Washington and is a certified Data Scientist. Pawan holds a master’s in Software Engineering and bachelors in Electrical Engineering.

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