- November Meetup: How Alteryx is Revolutionizing the Analytics Landscape
Join us for our November Meetup to learn about the Alteryx analytics platform and its real-life project applications. Alteryx is an award-winning, end-to-end analytics platform that empowers users to overcome data barriers and develop impactful insights. This platform can be used by the entire team – from the data analysts to directors - with its simple and intuitive drag-and-drop interface. Alteryx representative, Patrick Nussbaumer, will walk through the application and its key features alongside Sendero consultants who will share their project successes delivering valuable insights to clients with the tool. Attendees can expect a presentation-style format followed by a Q&A session. There will be brief networking before and after the event. For more information about Alteryx, visit their website: https://www.alteryx.com/ For more information about Sendero, visit their website: https://www.senderoconsulting.com/ Parking Recommendations: The DEC does not have its own designated parking lot. We would recommend parking at the pay lot on the corner of Ross Avenue and N Record Street (359 N Record St Parking).
- March Meetup: Not Your Average Audit
Nick Buscato, Senior Manager of Internal Audit at Occidental Petroleum Corporation, discusses how his Internal Audit function is applying data analytics to streamline data processes, improve data integrity, and reduce risk across the organization. Hear how this conventionally un-innovative business function is now leveraging its reach and influence to promote data analytics tools, capabilities, best practices, and spread a strong culture of analytics across this global organization. Parking: • You will find the entrance to the parking garage on Pearl Street, just southeast of the Pearl and Ross intersection on the east side of the building • You may park in any of the non-reserved spots in the garage (found on P3 and P4) • Parking will be free Building & Suite Access: • After parking, take the garage elevators up to Floor 1 • Exit the elevators to the right and walk down to the elevator bank labeled “3-12” (closest to La Madeleine) • Take the elevator up to the fourth floor to reach our office – and you’re there!
- August Meetup: Tableau Dashboarding for (Crash Test) Dummies
The August DFW Analytics Meetup is quickly approaching, reserve your spot today! We will be holding the event in downtown at the Dallas Entrepreneur Center from 6-8 PM. Expect appetizers, drinks, and a fantastic presentation about a unique Tableau dashboard use case.
- April Meetup: Tap into the IoT with Azure IoT Hub & IoT Suite
The April DFW Analytics Meetup is just around the corner, reserve your spot today! We will be holding the event at the Dallas Entrepreneur Center in downtown Dallas from 6-8 PM. Expect appetizers, drinks, and a great presentation on the internet of things that you will not want to miss. Topic: Azure IoT Suite brings the Internet of your things to life. This presentation will cover how to use advanced analytics and machine learning to capture insights from data that weren’t possible before.
- February Meetup: Connecting Brands and Music Artists through Analytics
All, At our February Meetup, Music Audience Exchange (MAX) Product VP Jeff Rosenfeld will present on the technology that allow brands to speak to their target consumers through music. Jeff oversees all product and engineering efforts at MAX, developing the algorithms and technology. Before MAX, Jeff served as the Senior Director of Data Science and Strategy at ReachLocal, a global online marketing company. Jeff graduated with honors from Harvard University in 2003. Appetizers, dessert, and beverages (including beer and wine) will be provided. There will be time for networking before and after the presentation. Be on the lookout for a detailed agenda and parking information. Cheers, DFWA
- November Meetup: Local Zen Master Speaks on Tableau and Data Visualization
All, At our November Meetup, Tableau Ambassador Joshua Milligan will present on the topic of data visualization through Tableau. As a trainer, mentor, and leader in the online Tableau community, Joshua is passionate about helping others gain insights from their data. He frequently broadcasts Tableau webinars, and is a sought after featured speaker at Tableau conferences, user groups and various technology and industry functions. Joshua is the author of the book Learning Tableau 10 and the technical reviewer of several Tableau books. Joshua has a strong background in software development and custom .NET solutions, and brings a blend of analytical and creative thinking to BI solutions, data visualization, and data storytelling. Years of consulting have given Joshua hands-on experience with all aspects of the BI development cycle from data modeling, ETL, enterprise deployment, data visualization, and dashboard design. This Meetup will be informative and valuable to anyone attending, whether you have significant experience with Tableau or none at all. Appetizers, dessert, and beverages (including beer and wine) will be provided. There will be time for networking before and after the presentation. Be on the lookout for a detailed agenda and parking information. Location Details: The Grove is located on the Northeast corner of Elm Street and N Houston Street. The venue is located on the 4th Floor. Look for our greeter located at street level. Parking Details: Parking is available at STAR Dealey Plaza Public Parking (401 Elm St at N Houston St) or STAR J.F.K Museum Parking (498 Elm St at N Houston St). Other parking options and rates can be found here. Cheers, DFWA
- August Meetup: Driving Dollars Through Digital Data
All, The demand for Digital “everything” is probably resonating through every aspect of your job today. But what real value can the additional cost, learning curve, and time demands produce? You may not realize it, but digital analytics has the potential to become one of the most profitable and internally valuable verticals within your organization. Ryane Askew has successfully built digital analytics programs at iProspect, Pier 1 Imports, and La Quinta. She has seen organizations move from digitally dormant to driving dollars through digital data. Please save the date for our August meetup and come learn from Ryane what makes digital analytics fun and unique, why it's important to establish a culture of optimization, and how you can build a profitable digital analytics program using 5 foundational principles. Appetizers, dessert, and beverages (including beer and wine) will be provided. There will be time for networking before and after the presentation. Be on the lookout for a detailed agenda and parking information. ** For a better visualization on where to park for the event please see below** Cheers, DFWA
- Oil and Gas Use Case: Spin Up & Visualize
All, Please save the date for our April Meetup. We will present how to spin up Microsoft Azure HDInsight and showcase an Oil & Gas use case. For this use case, we will demonstrate how to analyze a large data set using Datameer and to visualize such analysis using Tableau. This demonstration will be informative and valuable to anyone attending, whether you have significant experience with these platforms or none at all. Appetizers, dessert, and beverages (including beer and wine) will be provided. There will be time for networking before and after the presentation. Be on the lookout for a detailed agenda and parking information. Cheers, DFWA
- Feb Meetup: Brainspace (DFW Startup) Founding Software Engineer On Analytics
All, Please join us for our first Meetup of 2016! This meetup will feature David Hagar, Founding Software Engineer at Brainspace, a DFW startup company. Brainspace is best known for its Brainspace Discovery product, an unstructured data analytics and eDiscovery software that uses machine learning and powerful data visualizations to reveal answers and insights from millions of documents. David will talk about his startup journey, the product development lifecycle and how Brainspace applies analytics to meet business challenges Below is an updated agenda for Thursday's event: 6:00pm - 6:20pm: Networking & Eat/Drink 6:20pm - 6:30pm: 2016 Meetup Announcements 6:30pm - 7:35pm: Brainspace Presentation from David Hagar •Company Overview • Technology Demo of Brainspace Discovery • The Startup Experience • Use of Analytics Technology 7:35pm - 7:50pm: Q & A Heavy appetizers, dessert, and beverages (including beer and wine) will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there! Cheers, DFWA ** For a better visualization on where to park for the event please see below**
- October Meetup: University Speaker – Hettie Tabor, SMU
All, Please join us for our final Meetup of 2015! Our guest will be Hettie Tabor, Director for Masters of Science in Business Analytics at the SMU Cox School of Business. More details to follow on the discussion topic. Dinner and drinks will be provided after the lecture. Looking forward to seeing you there! Thanks, DFWA