The agenda for the meeting is as follows:
12:00 - 12:30 Sign In & Lunch
12:30 - 12:45 Welcome & Introduction
12:45 - 2:45 Michael Covert
2:25 - 3:00 Break
3:00 - 4:00 Christian Snediker
4:00 - 4:15 Meeting Wrap Up
There is a $25.00 attendance fee for non-members.
Advanced Analytical Architectures
Presented By: Michael Covert - President of Covert Consulting
The age of advanced analytics is upon us. Today various forms of artificial intelligence engines are delivering results in real life systems. The integration of advanced analytical technology into line of business applications requires special considerations. As such, an analytical technology can be set for “stun or for kill” when inserted into an operational environment. Analytical technologies generally consume data, sometimes from a multitude of sources, and derive information that can be used to make decisions. Getting this right is sometime more daunting than it would otherwise seem. This session will review many advanced analytical technologies such as rule engines, neural networks, decision trees, link analysis, and more. It will describe how they can be integrated into existing applications to provide automation of decision making processes. We will also review how these systems typically interact with the database. Additional consideration will also be given to testing and validating these architectures.
Michael Covert is currently the President of Covert Consulting, a regional IT consulting firm specializing in IT Management, Technical Architecture, and the usage of advanced analytics in a business environment. Mr. Covert served as the Vice President of Performance Management for WHITTMANHART, Inc. based in Chicago. Prior to this role Mr. Covert served as the Chief Operating Officer of Infinis, Inc., a regional business intelligence consulting company based in Columbus, OH. Infinis merged with WHITTMANHART in 2005. Mr. Covert has over 30 years of experience in a variety of business and technical roles and is skilled in many aspects of business operations and business development, including sales and marketing. He is a specialist in business oriented analytics, specifically the areas of risk management, profitability analysis, financial management, consumer marketing, and governance and regulatory processes. He is also an experienced specialist in operating systems, networking, middleware, performance and tuning, capacity planning and software development methodologies. Prior to assuming his current role at Infinis, Mr. Covert was the Vice President of Product Development and Chief Technology Officer for Columbus-based Alta Analytics, producer of data mining and visualization software. In 1999, Alta won the Industry and Technology Council of Central Ohio-sponsored Top C.A.T. award for technical achievement for its product called NETMAP™ for Financials. In addition, Covert has served in technology management roles for Claremont Technology Group (now COVANSYS) where he was the Director of Advanced Technology, Banc One (Now J. P. Morgan Chase), Goal Systems and Chemical Abstracts Service, all Columbus-based companies. Covert earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with Honors and Distinction from The Ohio State University. Mr. Covert currently serves or has served on the board of directors for The Wellness Community (a cancer outreach center), for TeamDynamix, Inc. (a software development organization with IT governance products), Vision and Vocational Service (a community outreach program for the visually impaired), and was previously a member of the Columbus Technology Council Advisory Board.
What to Do With a Data Model
A Practical Guide to Understanding and Using Data Warehouse Models
Presented By: Christian Snediker