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We have frequent results-focused meetups (https://www.meetup.com/Federal-Big-Data-Working-Group/) that provide opportunities for a broad community of participants to focus on big data products for the Federal Big Data Initiative:

• Federal: Supports the Federal Big Data Initiative (http://semanticommunity.info/A_NITRD_Dashboard/Making_the_Most_of_Big_Data), but not endorsed by the Federal Government or its Agencies;

• Big Data: Supports the Federal Digital Government Strategy (http://semanticommunity.info/AOL_Government/Building_a_Digital_Government) which is "treating all content as data", so big data = all your content;

• Working Group: Data Science Teams composed of Federal Government and Non-Federal Government experts producing big data products; and

• Meetup: The world's largest network of local groups (https://www.meetup.com/about/) to revitalize local community and help people around the world self-organize like MOOCs (Massive Open On-line Classes) being considered by the White House (http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/12/18/pcast-considers-massive-open-online-courses-moocs-and-related-technologies-higher-ed).

The Federal Big Data Working Group Meetup (http://semanticommunity.info/Data_Science/Federal_Big_Data_Working_Group_Meetup) is also about helping government agencies develop:

• People – Data Scientists/Chief Data Officers

• Process – Data Infrastructure

• Products – Data Publications

Some examples:

• EPA (http://semanticommunity.info/Data_Science/Data_Science_for_EPA_EnviroAtlas)

• FDA (http://semanticommunity.info/Data_Science/Data_Science_for_OpenFDA)

• NOAA (http://semanticommunity.info/Data_Science/Data_Science_for_the_NOAA_Chief_Data_Officer)

• HHS (http://semanticommunity.info/Data_Science/Data_Science_for_the_HHS_IDEA_LAB)

• USDA (http://semanticommunity.info/Data_Science/USDA_Data_Science_MOOC)

• Eastern Foundry (http://www.eastern-foundry.com/)

And provide MOOCs/Meetups for training and networking.

Five MOOCs for Big Data Applications and Analytics:

• Practical Data Science for Data (http://semanticommunity.info/Data_Science/Practical_Data_Science_for_Data_Scientists)Scientists (http://semanticommunity.info/Data_Science/Practical_Data_Science_for_Data_Scientists) by Niemann Based on Schutt and O’Neil Book

• Data Science for Data (http://semanticommunity.info/Data_Science/Data_Science_for_Data_Mining)Mining (http://semanticommunity.info/Data_Science/Data_Science_for_Data_Mining) by Niemann Based on North Book and Borne Class

• Federal Big Data Working Group Meetups (http://semanticommunity.info/Data_Science/Federal_Big_Data_Working_Group_Meetup) by Niemann and Goodier

• Data Science for Tackling (http://semanticommunity.info/Data_Science/Data_Science_for_Tackling_the_Challenges_of_Big_Data)the Challenges of Big Data (http://semanticommunity.info/Data_Science/Data_Science_for_Tackling_the_Challenges_of_Big_Data), MIT ProfessionalX Online Course by Niemann Based on Rus and Madden MOOC

• Data Science for Big Data Application and Analytics (http://semanticommunity.info/Data_Science/Data_Science_for_Big_Data_Application_and_Analytics_MOOC)MOOC (http://semanticommunity.info/Data_Science/Data_Science_for_Big_Data_Application_and_Analytics_MOOC) by Niemann Based on Geoffrey Fox MOOC

• Data Science for ​Mining of Massive Datasets (http://semanticommunity.info/Data_Science/Data_Science_for_Mining_of_Massive_Datasets) by Niemann Based on Stanford MOOC (IN PROCESS)

• USDA Data Science MOOC (http://semanticommunity.info/Data_Science/USDA_Data_Science_MOOC) by Niemann based on USDA CIO and ACDO on Open Data Plan and Roundtable Meetup (https://www.meetup.com/Federal-Big-Data-Working-Group/events/220121871/)

See: Semantic Community (http://semanticommunity.info/) and Federal Big Data Working Group Meetup (http://semanticommunity.info/Data_Science/Federal_Big_Data_Working_Group_Meetup)

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Analyzing Process Performance with Analytics and Process Mining

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Project Discover is a process-mining solution built on the TIBCO(R) Connected Intelligence Cloud that allows you to discover, learn, improve, and predict process behaviors from event logs and data produced by operational systems. This is #3 in the 2022 series on Project Discover by the TIBCO LABS™ group.

Watch this session to learn how to:

  • Understand the concept of milestones for defining points of interest in your processes
  • Use milestone definitions to filter events and simplify your processes
  • Use milestone definitions to calculate performance metrics, such as duration
  • Use analytics to visualize and interact with the results


  • Bruno Souleres, Senior Solutions Architect, OOCTO, TIBCO Software Inc.

TIBCO LABS for Developers

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Join Nelson Petracek, Kin Lane, and Colin McCabe for a lively discussion on the changing global API ecosystem and how API developer platforms are adapting to meet these demands. During our August LinkedIn live event, they will discuss possible future outcomes for APIs in the enterprise and new API technologies worth tracking.


  • Kin Lane, Chief Evangelist, Postman
  • Nelson Petracek, Global CTO, TIBCO Software Inc.
  • Colin McCabe, Senior Product Evangelist, TIBCO Software Inc.

Is the Future of the Enterprise Decentralized?

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Enterprises are going through a massive transition driven by a generational shift in people, global supply-chain realignments and macroeconomic changes. Decentralized applications are expected to bring this transformation contrary to the cloud & SaaS applications of the previous decade. There is a growing possibility of the future of the enterprise becoming decentralized over this decade.

DAOs are making decentralized governance, administration and finance possible even for large, complex and distributed organizations. Many venture capital funds have embraced the DAO model for financing decentralized startups. Recent crises in crypto will only accelerate maturation in liquidity, lending, risk management and regulation of consumer data.

This Think Tank event sponsored by TIBCO has an excellent panel, who will debate whether becoming more decentralized is the answer to the challenges faced by enterprises.

11:00 - 11:05 AM: Welcome from The Hive
11:05 - 11:15 AM: Introduction from Speakers
11:15 - 11:50 AM: Panel Discussion
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Kamesh Raghavendra, Chief Product Officer, The Hive
Nelson Petracek, Global CTO, TIBCO Software Inc.
Andrew Poelstra, Director of Research, Blockstream

TIBCO Leadership Panel On Top Analytics Trends - Ask Me Anything

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What are the top trends in analytics and what does the future of data analytics look like? To know what to expect and how to prepare your organization, hear from TIBCO executives as they provide expert advice on which industry trends are here to stay.
Join this webinar for in-depth analysis of future trends and answers to your questions.

Meet the TIBCO experts:

  • Matt Quinn: Chief Operating Officer, TIBCO Software Inc.
  • Nelson Petracek: Chief Technology Officer, TIBCO Software Inc.
  • Michael O’Connell: Chief Analytics Officer, TIBCO Software Inc.
  • Colin McCabe: Senior Product Evangelist, TIBCO Software Inc.

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