Data Architecture / Analytics Strategies: Chicago (Rosemont/O’Hare), Illinois


Strategies to help leverage full value from your design and implementation of an effective Business Intelligence / Analytics / Big Data framework.


April 4, 2023




7 CPE / 0.7 CEU / CISSP / 7 PDU Credits Awarded


Conference location: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center Rosemont (O’Hare) Illinois




Data is the lifeblood of every business, but to empower the organization, it needs to be used carefully and strategically. How can IT leverage BI initiatives to become a stronger partner and ally to business units? What pitfalls should be avoided?

What You Will Learn


In this one day conference attendees will learn:

  • Graph Data Science and Machine Learning – Workflows, Strategies, and Architecture Design
  • How Business and IT Should Partner to Build a Data Strategy
  • The 6 Principles of Modern Data Architecture (Breakout Session)
  • How to Create Data Warehousing and Reporting Strategies
  • Fireside Chat: Data, Analytics, AI/ML in the Current Cloud and Hybrid Environment
  • How to Align Your Data Architecture with the Strategic Plan (Panel Discussion)

conference agenda

8:00am – 9:00am: Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00am-10:00am: How Business and IT Should Partner to Build a Data Strategy


Dr. Rob Nelson, VP and Head, Healthcare Transformation & Innovation Solutions, RCG Global Services


IT’s data relevancy is how positively it impacts business success. To be effective, IT needs to understand the following:


  • What is the main goal of the business?
  • What are trying to accomplish?
  • How is the architecture built to support the business?





10:00am-10:30am: Refreshment & Exhibit Break

10:30am-11:30am: Fireside Chat: Data, Analytics, AI/ML in the Current Cloud and Hybrid Environment 


Karthik Kandamuri, Director, Enterprise Architecture, AbbVie






11:30am-12:30pm: How to Create Data Warehousing and Reporting Strategies


Volker Schulmeyer, Owner/Consultant at EAdvisory – Former Director of IT Strategy and Architecture at Caterpillar


Cloud computing opened up a great opportunities to create an incredibly flexible data warehousing strategy. Take advantage of this to delight your different business customers. The cloud also brought some watch-outs when dealing with SaaS Vendors. With the right data strategy you have nothing to worry about.





12:30pm-1:30pm: Lunch Break & Exhibit Break

1:30pm-2:30pm: Best Practices for Managing Java Business Services and Applications


Mark Huetteman, North American Operations, Azul Systems


In this session, attendees will learn best practices in deploying and managing critical Java workloads on-premise and in the cloud. The cloud presents a powerful tool for transforming your business at a time when reinvention is often a matter of survival. Yet, uncontrolled cloud costs create margin pressure and can harm the valuation of your business. Navigating these paradoxical forces is a top strategic imperative for IT and business leaders.


We will discuss this “cloud paradox,” as well as the most common cloud costs impacting your bottom line and strategies for optimizing infrastructure through the use of best-in-breed software technology.





2:30pm-3:00pm: Refreshment & Exhibit Break

3:00pm – 4:00pm: How to Align Your Data Architecture with the Strategic Plan (Panel Discussion)


In this session, attendees will learn how enterprise IT organizations have partnered with the business stakeholders to ensure their data strategy is supporting the organization’s requirements.


Moderated by:  John Marshall, Director, RCG Global Services



Panelists include:

  • Fazle Naqvi, Principal Program Manager, Optum
  • Bruce Woerner, Sr. Member, Business Project Management Office, Lincoln Benefit Life
  • Bruce Gilpin, Data Warehouse Architect, PSI Services, Inc.
  • Kenny Wilson, Data Engineer II, VGM Corporate IT
  • Himanshi Yadav, Research Data Scientist, The University of Chicago
  • Other Data Executives sharing strategies, tactics, and lessons learned



Marshall                    Naqvi                  Woerner              Gilpin                    Wilson                     Yadav



Conference Price: $299.00 per person

Each attendee will receive a certificate awarding 7 CPE credits for CISSP continuing education, in addition to 0.7 CEUs and 7 PDUs. CISSP is a registered certification mark of (ISC)², Inc.



As is always the case at CAMP IT Conferences events, the talks will not include product presentations. During the continental breakfast, coffee breaks, and the luncheon break you will have the opportunity to informally meet representatives from the following sponsoring companies, who have solutions in the area of the conference.

conference sponsors