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Pinellas - Modern Data Architecture, Big Data and Data Science
Topic: Modern Data Architecture, Big Data and Data Science Details: Data Science techniques are becoming popular and because statistics usually teaches at the Math Department people think of it as an exact science but Statistic is the science of prediction and expectations. In the excitement of the possibilities that Big Data technology and Data Science techniques are opening, we are forgetting that correlation is not equal than causation and that any design model has intrinsic limitations because of the false positives and false negatives. Dr. Deming said "In God we trust, all others must bring data." but what he really wanted to reach was Wisdom! Data is just the raw material the real goal is Wisdom I have been thinking about the chain toward Wisdom (Data-Information-Knowledge-Wisdom) and wonder how many organizations have reached, at least, the level of Knowledge and if any at all have reached the pinnacle of Wisdom. We are drowning in a sea of data and we are starving for wisdom. In this presentation, I intend to expose limitations and opportunities. Speaker: Dr. Frank Quintana Bio: Doctor Quintana has been involved in optimization and math modeling since the 80’s. He is a former IT University professor at the Technological University of America in Florida where he taught Databases, Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery. He worked as a research engineer at the Memorial University of Newfoundland. He also worked as a consultant in the role of a technical team leader and software architect for EDS responsible for critical parts of the SDLC for multi-million dollar projects.

St Pete College - EpiCenter

13805 58 Street North · Clearwater, FL

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Tampa SQL User Groups are comprised of two groups that operate in close concert on either side of the bay.

• Pinellas SQL User Group - Meets the 3rd Tuesday of every month near Ulmterton & US-19.

• Hillsborough SQL User Group - Meets the last Thursday of every month near the Tampa airport.

Each group is an individual Chapter of PASS (Professional Association of SQL Server - (, which is a global community of over 250,000 like-minded data professionals who leverage the Microsoft Data Platform. Becoming a member unlocks incredible year-round learning and professional development opportunities, virtual webinars, in-person networking, and mentorship such as our local meetups.

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