Cincinnati BDPA: 'Big Data - Friend or Foe?'

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BDPA ( host ‘BDPA Cincinnati Technology Meetup' to collaborate with the vibrant community of like-minded technology professionals of color in our city.

The doors are wide open for those folks who are passionate about all things technical. Our meetups encourage fun, socializing and high level talks on a variety of technology topics. IT recruiters and IT job seekers ( are both welcome!

It seems that everyone is talking about Big Data these days. As the Industrial Internet evolves and continues to feed the Big Data machine, companies are finding it more and more critical to develop strategies for turning data into information and information in intelligence. There’s certainly not a shortage of technologies in the marketplace to start playing with the petabytes of data coming from within and outside of the enterprise.

Join this interactive discussion with our guest speaker Barbara (Barb) Kruetzkamp, IT Leader in Data Management at GE Aviation, as we discuss approaches and frameworks to enhance business intelligence capabilities by linking industrial and enterprise (internal) data. We will also compare traditional vs. transformational IT execution models, and how to put data first.

Barb was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. She attended Thomas More College in Kentucky, graduating with a B.A. in Computer Science and Business Administration. She built technical depth leading infrastructure architecture, then as a Chief Enterprise Architect at GE Corporate. Barb returned to GE Aviation in 2014 to lead the master data management initiative. Barb enjoys volunteering with the developmentally disabled, STEM and high school band students. She also likes to cook, jazzercise, and travel abroad. Her 3 kids keep life active and fun.

BDPA is pleased that Barb will share his expertise and wisdom with BDPA members. Anyone, regardless of race or color, is welcome to attend!