• Visualizing and Analyzing Salesforce Data with StreamSets and Neo4j

    ** All attendees must RSVPs on Bay Area Salesforce Developer Group (https://www.meetup.com/ForceDotCom/events/241677364/) MeetUp ** This event is co-hosted by: Salesforce Data Analytics MeetUp (https://www.meetup.com/Salesforce-Integration-Analytics/) Bay Area Salesforce Developer Group (https://www.meetup.com/ForceDotCom) Metis Data Science - SF Data Science Meetup (https://www.meetup.com/Metis-San-Francisco-Data-Science/) GraphDB MeetUp SF (https://www.meetup.com/graphdb-sf/) Data stored on platforms such as Salesforce, Oracle and SAP is the lifeblood of the modern enterprise. What insights are possible if we combine this data in a powerful graph database like Neo4j? In this session we’ll explain how to ingest business data into Neo4j, and exercise the graph database’s unique analytical capabilities. You’ll discover how to load the initial data set and keep it synchronized with the system-of-record, with a focus on the creation of nodes and relationships in Neo4j. We’ll conclude by showing how well-crafted Cypher queries reveal insights from the combined data that are not visible in any of the individual systems. About the speaker: Pat Patterson (https://about.me/patpatterson) is an outgoing creature of the species 'articulate techie'. He currently works at StreamSets, tending to their user community. Pat is an accomplished international public speaker, presenting at events such as Dreamforce, OSCON, JavaOne, the RSA Conference, Defrag, Gluecon and many more. He loves to see the light bulbs illuminate above the audience's heads as they learn how the technology he's presenting can apply to their situation. 6:30-7 - mingling, networking 7- 7:10 - announcements 7:10- 8:10 - Pat Patterson talks 8:10- 8:40 - winding down Venue sponsored by: Salesforce (https://www.salesforce.com/) Food and beverage sponsored by: Salesforce (https://www.salesforce.com/) and Neo4j (Graph Database) (http://neo4j.com/) Video production sponsored by: Coveo (http://www.coveo.com/) Predictive Insights Platform (http://www.coveo.com/) and Kenandy (http://www.kenandy.com/) Cloud ERP (http://www.kenandy.com/) Co-hosting partner: Metis Data Science School (http://thisismetis.com/) Love Graph Databases? Join us at GraphConnect Conference (http://graphconnect.com/) in NYC! Oct 23 & 24th. Use promo code: Community20 for 20% off! ** All attendees must RSVPs on Bay Area Salesforce Developer Group (https://www.meetup.com/ForceDotCom/events/241677364/) MeetUp **

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  • May Salesforce Data Analytics Meetup with Acxiom, StingrayReports

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    Thanks to Acxiom (http://www.acxiom.com/consumerinsight/) for sponsoring the meetup. Agenda 5:30-6:45: Networking, Food and Drink 6:45-7:15: Pat Reinarts, ConsumerInsight Director, Acxiom 7:15-7:45: Olga Buchonina, Co-Founder, StingrayReports 7:45-8:30: Networking & Wrapup About Our Speakers ConsumerInsight by Acxiom ConsumerInsight is a fully managed AppExchange offering that provides Salesforce Business-to-Consumer users on demand access to Acxiom’s Best in Class data hygiene, enrichment, and audience targeting capabilities. Consumer Insight through Wave for market segmentation and profiling. ConsumerInsight through Sales Cloud and Service Cloud for data validation, record completion, and targeted list building. Pat Reinarts, ConsumerInsight Director • 15 + years history in customer data management, integration, and analytics • 2 years at Salesforce as a Customer Data Management SME • Worked for customer data management and integration leaders including Dun and Bradstreet, VMare, and Acxiom BUSINESS-TO-CONSUMER SALESFORCE USER? CHECK OUT ACXIOM’S CONSUMERINSIGHT FOR SALESFORCE http://www.acxiom.com/consumerinsight/ AND WITHIN WAVE ANALYTICS https://www.salesforce.com/analytics-playground/#dataexchange StingrayReports ProstoLabs LLC presents StingrayReports.com. StingrayReports is a web app which allows you to build Salesforce reports and visualize your data in simple and easily understandable ways. "Anyone Can Do It" by using Salesforce. And the most important part is that you can share the reports across an entire organisation. The live demo will show you sets for data from different industries and how using automated exploration you can select best ways to speak with your data by creating story boards.

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  • March Salesforce Data Analytics Meetup with Looker & UpCounsel

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    Thanks to Looker (http://www.Looker.com) for sponsoring the meetup. Agenda 6:00-6:45: Networking, Food and Drink 6:45-7:15: Kevin Marr, Senior Sales Engineer, Looker 7:15-7:45: Brad Ruderman, Head of Data, UpCounsel 7:45-8:30: Networking & Wrapup About Our Speakers Kevin Marr Kevin Marr is a Senior Sales Engineer and Data Analyst at Looker. His mission is to help companies build bad-ass data solutions. Looker makes it easy for data teams to create a data platform that everyone in your organization can explore and rely on. The result? A true data culture where everyone understands what’s working and decisions can be made faster and with confidence. Looker & Salesforce: Reporting Made Easy (http://www.looker.com/learn#ufh-i[masked]-analytics-on-salesforce-data-demo) Brad Ruderman Brad Ruderman is Head of Data at UpCounsel. As a developer and data analyst interested in next generation technologies and applications, he has built front end, back end, and full stack applications for Accenture, RadiumOne, and UpCounsel. Come and talk about how UpCounsel is doing more complex analytics from their Salesforce.com data thanks to the Looker Data Platform. Kevin and Brad will share examples of creating reusable metrics and dashboards that allow you, your sales and operations teams to quickly.

  • October 7 Data Analytics Meetup with Clari

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    Sponsored by Clari (http://www.clari.com/) Agenda 5:30-6:45: Networking, Food and Drink 6:45-7:30: Somrat Niyogi, VP of Biz Dev, and Marc Dupuis, Product Manager, Clari 7:30-8:00: Networking & Wrapup About Our Speakers Somrat Niyogi Somrat Niyogi is the VP of Business Development at Clari. Before joining Clari, Somrat was the co-founder & CEO of both Stitch, a mobile-first sales productivity platform, as well as Miso, an early pioneer in the social TV space. At Miso, he led the overall vision of the company through multiple rounds of financing with top-tier investors including Google Ventures, Hearst, and Khosla Ventures. Somrat has worked at early stage startups most of his career having held various roles, including business development, sales, and product. Somrat started his career at Salesforce.com in 2003. Somrat graduated with a BS in Computer Sciences at UT-Austin. Marc Dupuis Marc is a product manager at Clari focusing on the data analytic components of the product. With a background in electrical engineering and neurotechnology, Marc started as a data scientist before quickly transitioning to a product management role in big data analytics. About Clari Clari transforms the way enterprises sell, delivering new insights to drive action. We apply the magic of data science and stunning visualization to all of your most important data sources — CRM, email and calendar. And we deliver a user experience across all your devices to help sales execs with accurate forecasting, sales managers with powerful coaching, and reps with more effective selling.

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  • August 25: Chartio & Relato plus Salesforce LIVE

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    Thanks to Chartio (http://www.chartio.com)for sponsoring the August 25 Meetup. Agenda: 4:00-5:30 Meet the New Salesforce Live Broadcast 5:30-6:45 Networking, Food and Drink 6:45-7:15: Matt Train, Sr. Solutions Engineer, Chartio (http://www.chartio.com) 7:15-7:45: Russell Jurney, Founder and CEO, Relato (http://www.relato.io/) 7:45-8:00 Networking & Wrapup Matt Train, Sr. Solutions Engineer, Chartio (http://www.chartio.com) Matt Train has over 17 years of experience in the Business Intelligence field, working to help customers find and build the right solution for their analytics. Train's extensive experience with companies like Cognos, IBM and most recently Birst have allowed him to witness the full BI timeline, from its enterprise roots to the evolution of agile solutions, like Chartio. Even today, Matt's committed to identifying the best solution for each and every customer. Chartio will demo use cases and analytics functionality for its latest Salesforce integration. Russell Jurney, Founder and CEO, Relato (http://www.relato.io/) Russell Jurney is founder and CEO of Relato, a CRM analytics startup in San Francisco. He is an Apache Committer and has built analytics applications at LinkedIn and Ning, was Hadoop evangelist at Hortonworks and was most recently was founding engineer at E8 Security. Relato maps markets to drive sales and marketing. We'll be demonstrating the Relato platform, which uses our market maps and your salesforce database to visualize new opportunities. Relato enables a data-driven approach to identifying what markets and leads to target next. Relato is still in development, and this presentation will be an exclusive preview.

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  • July 7 Salesforce Data Analytics Meetup: Apttus & Salesforce Wave

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    Thanks to APTTUS (http://www.apttus.com) for sponsoring our July 7 meetup. Agenda: 5:30-6:45 Networking, Food and Drink 6:45-7:15: Elliott Yama, VP Analytics, Apttus 7:15-7:45: Alex Toussaint, Sr Director Product Management for Wave, Salesforce 7:45-8:30 Networking & Wrapup Presentation Summary Apttus will demo use cases for predictive business intelligence for Quote-to-Cash business processes powered by Wave Salesforce will demo use cases and functionality for Wave Analytics About our Speakers Elliott Yama, VP Analytics, Apttus Elliott Yama develops and markets predictive and prescriptive analytic solutions for Apttus Quote-to-Cash for Manufacturing, High Tech, Telecommunications, Life Sciences, and Business Services providers. Company Description Apttus delivers category-defining software that drives the vital business process between the buyer’s interest in a purchase and the realization of revenue. Delivered on the industry’s most advanced cloud infrastructure, the Salesforce Platform, Apttus’ Quote-to-Cash solutions increase sales and maximize visibility and control. Applications include Configure-Price-Quote (CPQ), Proposal Management, Contract Management and Revenue Management. With more than 300 enterprise customers and 450,000+ users worldwide, Apttus is the industry’s fastest-growing provider of Quote-to-Cash solutions. Additionally, Apttus’ patent pending X-Author technology enables Microsoft Office to be a user-interface with full interaction and control between Salesforce and Microsoft Office. Apttus is based in San Mateo, California, with additional offices in London, UK and Ahmedabad, India. For more information visit: apttus.com (http://www.apttus.com). Alex Toussaint, Sr. Director Product Management – Salesforce Wave Analytics Alex Toussaint leads product management for the Salesforce Analytics Cloud focusing on API services, security & access control, licensing & provisioning, application lifecycle management, instrumentation & governance. Company Description Salesforce Analytics Cloud was launched at Dreamforce 2014 and delivers Business Intelligence capabilities in the cloud on any device, with any data source, using next generation visualizations, high scalability cloud based services, for all users across the enterprise.

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  • May 6 Salesforce Data Analytics Meetup: Radius & Fivetran

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    Thanks to Radius (http://www.radius.com) for sponsoring our May 6 meetup. Agenda: 5:30-6:45 Networking, Food and Drink 6:45-7:15: John Hurley, Head of Product Marketing, Radius (http://www.radius.com) 7:15-7:45: Taylor Brown, Cofounder, Fivetran (https://fivetran.com/) 7:45-8:30 Networking & Wrapup About our Speakers John Hurley, Head of Product Marketing, Radius At Radius (http://www.radius.com), John applies marketing experience and a passion for enterprise cloud to determine what to build, who to build for, and how to sell it. He is responsible for creating the optimal product-to-market fit and driving customer acquisition so Radius can own the B2B marketing space and expand into new ones. Company Description Radius delivers sophisticated data science through intuitive software to fundamentally transform how B2B marketers understand, target and acquire customers. Within 24 hours of connecting your Salesforce, Radius customers can turn 50 billion external business signals and powerful data science into buyer demand and revenue. Join us to see how hundreds of marketers–including leaders at American Express, Home Depot, and Paypal–use segmentation, personalizing, and analytics from Radius to deliver the insights and data they need to make scientific decisions that increase revenue and marketing ROI. Taylor Brown, Cofounder, Fivetran Taylor Brown is the Cofounder of Fivetran (https://fivetran.com/), Inc. He is an Entrepreneur with a focus on visual design, user experience, and sales. Prior to starting Fivetran, Taylor was the first employee at North Social - a company that provided a suite of promotional applications on Facebook, that was acquired by Vocus, Inc. in 2011. Fivetran is an Integrations as a Service company, focused on pulling analytical data from many cloud and database sources and regularly loading it into a full data warehouse on Amazon Redshift. Fivetran was founded in 2013, and is backed by Y Combinator, Tim Draper, and many other leading investors. Fivetran is adding new data connections every week - current integrations Fivetran supports includes: Salesforce, Mailchimp, Marketo, Hubspot, Zendesk, Stripe, Google Analytics, Recurly, Mixpanel, RelateIQ, Jira, Postgres, MySQL, Snowplow, and Salesforce Lightning Connect. After a brief introduction, Taylor will start with a live demo of how to integrate all of your Salesforce data into your Amazon Redshift database via Fivetran. Next, Taylor will highlight how you can access all of your Redshift data inside of Salesforce using the Fivetran Salesforce Lightning connector. Taylor will finish up with questions.

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  • March 3 Salesforce Data Analytics Meetup: Paxata & RJMetrics

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    5:30-6:45 Networking, Food and Drink 6:45-7:15: Mike White, Senior Solutions Consultant, Paxata (http://www.paxata.com) 7:15-7:45: Robert Moore, CEO and Co-Founder at RJMetrics (https://rjmetrics.com/) 7:45-8:30 Networking & Wrapup About our Speakers Mike White, Paxata Mike White is a Senior Solutions Consultant for Paxata and a lover of all things data. He works with customers every day to bridge the gap between working with data and getting value from it. His knowledge of MS Access, Tableau Desktop and advanced Excel techniques makes it easy for him to share how Paxata changes the life of business analysts just like him! Prior to joining Paxata in July 2014, he worked for Ernst & Young as a CBIP‐certified business analytics consultant, where he was responsible for client Business Performance Management reporting (i.e. dashboards, scorecards). Mike is a root beer fanatic and is a lot older than he appears. Follow: @mikeblanko (http://www.twitter.com/mikeblanko) Connect: http://www.linkedin.com/in/mikebwhite Paxata Adaptive Data Preparation™ for Salesforce.com Every salesforce.com analyst needs to get value out of their data…to explain marketing’s contribution to pipeline, improve territory planning, increase campaign effectiveness, identify upsell and cross-sell opportunities, or build targeted lists for Marketo, Eloqua, Pardot. First, someone has to spend countless hours bringing together all their data sets – SFDC.com files, third party leads, web data, social media data, D&B data, channel spreadsheets. Until Paxata (http://www.paxata.com/), the act of cleaning, organizing, shaping, re-shaping, and getting it ready for analytics has been a nightmare. Find out how Paxata’s self-service data preparation solution offers the ability to bring together data SFDC and other data sources (e.g.,Excel, CSV, Hadoop clusters, relational databases, log files), then visualize patterns, relationships, uncover data quality issues, and quickly clean, shape and combine data sources into AnswerSets™ ready for any BI tool you use, including SFDC Wave. Hear about real world use cases, see a demo and get a free trial of Paxata at the upcoming Salesforce Data Analytics Meetup on March 3rd. Robert J. Moore, RJMetrics Robert J. Moore is the co-founder and CEO of RJMetrics (http://www.rjmetrics.com/), a SaaS business intelligence company with the mission of inspiring and empowering data-driven people. Prior to RJMetrics, Moore served on the Investment Team of Insight Venture Partners, a leading software-focused venture capital and private equity firm based in New York. He is a graduate of Princeton University's department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering. More at: http://www.robertjmoore.com/biography.php About RJMetrics and the demo: RJMetrics helps online businesses make smarter decisions with their data. We provide the kinds of deep insights that were formerly only accessible by large companies willing to invest in full-time data scientists. With RJMetrics, any company can become truly data-driven. In this interactive demo, RJMetrics CEO Bob Moore will show how companies are using RJMetrics to combine their Salesforce data with their other data sources (transaction database, event analytics, customer support etc) to gain a holistic understanding of their customers and their sales process.

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  • Jan 14 Salesforce Data Analytics Meetup: Infer & Full Circle CRM

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    5:30-6:45 Networking, Food and Drink 6:45-7:15: Jamie Grenney, VP of Marketing, Infer (http://www.infer.com) 7:15-7:45: Jay Jennison, Corporate Account Manager, Full Circle CRM (http://fullcirclecrm.com/) 7:45-8:30 Networking & Wrapup About our Speakers Jamie Grenney Jamie Grenney spent 11 years at salesforce.com (http://salesforce.com/) before joining Infer. This interview provides insight into his career path and what he's been up to the past 18 months. http://goo.gl/knZ8vX Infer has emerged as the leader in predictive scoring with customers that include Optimizely, Mixpanel, New Relic, Tableau, Zendesk, and Zenefits. In December they raised $25M in new funding from RedPoint ventures. http://goo.gl/PCNtO2 With nothing more than a name and an email, Infer is able to accurately predict which prospects are most likely to turn into great customers. Infer models the historical data sitting in your CRM system, as well as thousands of external signals mined from the web. During the 30 minute demo Jamie will provide real-world examples of how companies are using predictive inside Salesforce and how they're measuring the business impact. Jay Jennison Jay works as a Corporate Accounts manager at Full Circle CRM and previously worked within the corporate sales division at Salesforce. He attended Duke University for his undergraduate and graduate degrees where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in History and Markets and Management and focused the subject of his Master’s thesis on developmental strategy for third-world economies. Full Circle will be demoing how its native Salesforce application extends the existing Salesforce reporting platform to provide better reporting functionality and visibility into all critical marketing data. We will focus specifically on: • Our ability to report across both Leads and Contacts so we can track every single Campaign Response through the funnel • Our granular funnel visibility and reporting across sales and marketing • How we address the issues of campaign attribution and campaign influence to quantify the impact of your sales and marketing Campaigns

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