Great Data Minds
Author Series: People Before Things with Chris Laping

Author Series: People Before Things with Chris Laping

April 21, 2021

Gartner states that as much as 60% of all data projects fail. In the Analytics space only 21% of deployed analytic solutions are ever adopted by the targeted stakeholders! We believe that has to do with not taking care of the humans. So, why do some organizations succeed at adopting technology change and others don’t? Turns out there are some head-slapping intuitive conditions needed to enable change and achieve transformation.

Please join us and our special guest, Chris Laping as he shares insights on helping leaders and organizations navigate their transformations and realize the benefits of change.

If you would like a copy of this book to enjoy before this session a link can be found here.

Microsoft’s Data Strategy and How it Accelerates a Data Culture

Microsoft’s Data Strategy and How it Accelerates a Data Culture

April 6, 2021

Microsoft has been making significant waves in the analytics and data governance space recently with its release of Azure Synapse and Purview. Join Matt Smith, Microsoft’s CDO for the West Enterprise shares Microsoft’s Go To Market strategy to enable digital and data transformation in the enterprise. Matt will share his career and customer experiences and how they have influenced Microsoft’s customer and partner ecosystem to achieve more. 

 

What you will learn during this session:

  • Enabling change without changing
  • How platform convergence is enabling acceleration
  • Democratizing AI for all workers
  • Adoption of groundbreaking innovation on the front lines
  • Enabling enterprises to get their arms around their data corpus.
Getting Out of the Machine Learning POC Cycle Funk

Getting Out of the Machine Learning POC Cycle Funk

April 1, 2021

While the vast majority of companies are waking to the possible benefits of integrating AI applications to their products and internal business processes, few are succeeding to do this at scale and see returns on investment. Those that are, stand to achieve a severe competitive advantage.

 

What you will learn during this session:

What is the impact of successfully scaling AI/ML and what it is worth to the organization.

A clear understanding of what a POC cycle is.

What is key in your approach for escaping this cycle

Why is it that so many models that seemingly perform well in development then fail to perform in production?

A strategy to maximize success in moving from lab to production

 

Please join us and our special guest Eric Topham, CEO and Founder of The Data Analysis Bureau, one of a leading AI/ML organizations as we discuss efficiencies in AI/ML programs and provide insights on how to stay out of the dreaded POC cycle.

Confidence Is Not What You Think

Confidence Is Not What You Think

March 19, 2021

Brought to you by GDM Women

Be Curious, Be Creative. Be Confident.

About this Event

Getting your good ideas across to management and other team members requires confidence, even being confident enough to fail. Our human operating system is wired for survival and designed for creativity. Together, we will explore how to access our curiosity and creativity to express our unique brilliance confidently. .

Please join Great Data Minds Women and our special guests Manju Bazzell and Patricia Klauer as they share their expertise on how to access these innate capacities.

You will also learn:

  • How judgment and curiosity are related.
  • How your thinking actually works.
  • Where confidence comes from.
Author Series: 97 Things About Ethics Everyone In Data Science Should Know

Author Series: 97 Things About Ethics Everyone In Data Science Should Know

February 26, 2021

Most of the high profile cases of real or perceived unethical activity in data science aren’t matters of bad intent. Rather, they occur because ethics simply aren’t thought through well enough.!

Bill Franks compiles contributions from top companies in technology, finance and other industries to share experiences and lessons learned from collecting, managing and analyzing data ethically. .

Please join us as Great Data Minds Advisor, Mike Lampa discusses the insights and collective wisdom of the Experts around all things data ethics in analytics.    

Get a copy of the book here

 

Deep Dive Google Data Services

Deep Dive Google Data Services

February 17, 2021

With innovative organizations like Apple and Spotify moving their cloud workloads to Google Cloud Platform (GCP), you can dispute the advantages that Google brings to all of their cloud services. But at the heart of the platform resides well engineered data services including BigQuery, Dataflow and others that are known as being the most cost effective and fastest in the industry.

 

Please join us as Great Data Minds Advisor, Jesus Diaz a certified GCP Data Engineer, and Cloud Architect walks us through GCP’s data services and their benefits.

War Wounds and Wins: Machine Learning Stories from the Frontline

War Wounds and Wins: Machine Learning Stories from the Frontline

February 10, 2021

Machine Learning is quickly becoming a household term and everyone wants to build and use novel ML systems, but getting started harder looks different than you'd expect. 

 

We have invited some of the best of the best data science professionals to share their experiences with deploying machine learning solutions.  Join us as we learn from them what to do and not to do along with hearing about their projects and the impact they had.  

Author Series: Building Analytics Teams

Author Series: Building Analytics Teams

February 4, 2021

With all the automation and augmented intelligence available today, one would think that the effectiveness of an enterprise analytics program is all about the right technology. Think again. It’s much more about the humans!!

John K. Thompson dips into his 30+ years of experience and expertise to provide the fundamentals for building and managing highly effective, efficient and performant analytic teams. He includes what to do, who to hire, which projects to undertake and what to avoid while on the journey of building an analytically sound team..

Please join us as Great Data Minds Advisor, Mike Lampa and author John Thompson discuss the advice and guidance offered by John in his most recently published book, Building Analytic Teams.

If you would like a copy of the book to enjoy before this session, it can be found on Amazon at:https://www.amazon.com/Building-Analytics-Teams-intelligence-improvement/dp/1800203160 

An Overnight Success: Connect for Health Colorado’s Move to the Cloud

An Overnight Success: Connect for Health Colorado’s Move to the Cloud

January 20, 2021

Connect for Health Colorado is Colorado’s official healthcare marketplace. With more and more people moving to Colorado, thus utilizing their site to obtain insurance, they realized that their traditional analytics environments could not provide them with the information they needed to support their population. The decision was made to move their Oracle based solutions to a more agile, lower cost solution.

Please join Carlos Bossy, CEO of Datalere and the lead on this project as he walks you through Connect for Health Colorado’s journey to the cloud. Carlos will explain the decision to move to and the work that had to be done to lift and shift the environment to AWS supported by Matillion for the ETL workloads. He will also explain the work that had to be done to successfully bring up the new environment overnight.

Great Data Minds’ Personal Meeting Room

Great Data Minds’ Personal Meeting Room

December 16, 2020

We had the pleasure of interviewing another outstanding thought leader woman in the world of data, and a big proponent of women in technology: Kara M. Annanie

Thanks Kara for a great interview!

Youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7oqAr60bcY 

Date: Dec 15, 2020 02:09 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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