Data / Analytics Strategies


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


June 30, 2020




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


Conference location: Online




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:

  • Accelerating Transformation & Adapting to the Business
  • Accelerating the Evolution of Data Analytics
  • How to Build a Modern Data Analytics Platform
  • Developing Data Literacy within your Organization
  • The Last Mile: Designing a Presentation Layer that Delivers
  • Make Your Next Data Warehouse Your LastStrategic Roadmap for BI and Analytics
  • Designing Big-Data Platforms for an Enterprise


Conference Price: $0.00 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.

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

9:00am-10:00am: Strategies to Modernize Your Data & Analytics Architecture


Paige Roberts, Open Source Relations Manager, Vertica


Data warehouses were analytics workhorses for decades, but couldn’t handle modern data volumes, types, and advanced analyses like machine learning. Big Hadoop promises about the data lake didn’t pan out. Learn how successful past, current and future architectures combine strengths of data lakes and data warehouses to make something better than both.



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

10:30am-11:30am: Maturing Analytics and AI in a ‘Metrics driven Organization’


Karthik Kandamuri, Enterprise Architecture, Business Technology Solutions, AbbVie


Karthik will share his findings based on his learnings from the past three years at AbbVie.

  1. Big Data Implementation for Analytics – Opportunities / Challenges,
  2. Changed landscape of technologies – On-Prem/Hybrid Cloud,
  3. Challenges and Risks for Analytics and AI in the new environment,
  4. Maturing AI and Maximizing ROI in constantly changing landscape.



11:30am-12:30pm: The Journey to Trusted Data  


Sue Laine, VP of Strategic Technologies, ASG Technologies


Business Leaders struggle with immature data environments and cultural obstacles when shifting to a data-driven organization. Learn how your peers are automating the foundation of trusted data to deliver business value and enable compliance, data privacy and modernization efforts through AI and Machine Learning.


During this session we will discuss:

  • How to derive value from your Immediate Data Strategy on the road to your Target Strategy
  • What cultural challenges exist and feedback on how to overcome them
  • The value of automated tooling such as data inventory and lineage
  • What role can technology play in regulatory compliance and audit?



12:30pm – 1:30pm Luncheon

1:30pm-2:30pm: The Future of Analytics in the Cloud


Kent Graziano, Chief Technical Evangelist, Snowflake


The world of data warehousing and analytics has changed. With the advent of big data, streaming data, IoT, and the cloud, the changes never cease. It may seem to be a very different world with different concepts, terms, and techniques. Or is it?


While lots of people still talk about data warehouses and data marts, the conversation now includes data lakes. data science, machine learning, and AI! How do these things bring value and data-based decisions to our organizations? Is there a coherent architecture we can define? Let’s explore these topics to see what the data analytics platform of the future might look like.



2:30pm – 3:00pm: Refreshment Break

3:00pm-4:00pm: A BI Journey – From “Why do we need a BI Analyst?” to “He is literally amazing at his job… period?”


Edward Marchewka, Director IT/CIO, Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network
Tyler Roesler, Business Intelligence Analyst, Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network


  • Moving from data requests to self-service data pulls
  • Non-traditional uses of a BI platform
  • Data quality for better reporting – The Story of AQuA Man!


Marchewka     Roesler

4:00pm-5:00pm: KPIs, Performance & Execution: Building and Sustaining an Effective Data and Analytics Strategy


Steve Shelton, RSM, Vertica
Paul Eichamer, Director, IT Financial Planning & Analysis, CNA Insurance
Michael Baraz, Global Finance Data Governance Lead, Walgreens
Atif Usman, Global BI & Analytics Director, Zimmer Biomet
Govind Balu, CEO, QuaXigma
and other BI/Analytics leaders from enterprise organizations


In this panel discussion, attendees will learn from seasoned BI/Analytics leaders as to how they are executing and proving the value of their BI/Analytics strategies.



Eichamer      Baraz           Balu              Shelton


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