Business Analytics, Data Analytics, Internet of Things Analytics, Data Science, Data Management, Data Governance, Data Operations & Security, Data Stewardship, Data Modeling, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, & Artificial Intelligence (AI)
REGISTER for the January chapter meeting:
Jan 23, 2019 (5-7pm) - Nexen Theater , NAIT Polytechnic
Speaker: Karen Parker, the City of Edmonton’s Manager of Business Analytics & Data Engineering,
Karen will give an overview of how the City is using emerging technologies to improve services and experiences for its citizens. Edmonton is well known for its award-winning Open Data program. The momentum from this strong focus on data has led to better use of multiple data-enabled technologies across the City of Edmonton, for both internal and public applications. From IoT, to machine learning, to robotic process automation, the City is using many technologies to collect and analyze data, and to share insights with City leadership and the public.
Karen Parker is the City of Edmonton’s Manager of Business Analytics & Data Engineering. She oversees the City of Edmonton Open Data program as well as a team of data engineers and analytics experts who focus on solving city problems using data. Karen has been instrumental in advocating for better use of data both within the City of Edmonton organization and for its citizens.
Speakers profiled for the Edmonton (Oct 23-26, Data Management Conference Canada 2019
Steve Holder (SAS Inc.) - above left; and Wayne Eckerson (Eckerson Group) above right
ASET and DAMA Edmonton Chapter - Collaboration
DAMA Edmonton Chapter and the Alberta Society of Engineering Technologists (ASET) are working together to promote Women in Technology.
Oct 23-26 Data Management Conference
Nov 21: Monthly Meeting: Robotics & AI in Construction & Health
Dec 12: Monthly Meeting: Data Science, ML & AI in Banking
Save the date:
We look forward to seeing you on our Thursday evening events.
Also if you haven't done so for 2019, please pay your membership fees either individual or Corporate. Your membership and donations allow us to hold these informative sessions and invite exciting speakers.
Companies wishing to sponsor monthly meetings may contact me or Bob Hiew.
DAMA International Elections
DAMA International Board of Directors - Individuals have submitted their names. Do take a look at those standing and see who we should vote for.
Kewal Dhariwal, PhD, CCP, CBIP, CDP-DM, ISP, ITCP, FCIPS
DAMA Edmonton Chapter
DAMA Edmonton recognizes AltaML an Alberta startup success story. They have been hiring and are now over 50 employees. ML/AI are the keys to business innovation and diversification.
SAS is also sponsoring a Women in Analytics movement and this aligns well with Women in Big Data Chapter in Edmonton
They are providing a few resources to us to distribute to members.
1) Free SAS Courses -- Currently there are two free e-learning courses available in SAS. Statistics Level 1 and Programing Level 1.
2) Free SAS -- The University edition http://www.sas.com/en_us/software/university-edition.html .
This is a free version of SAS available on Mac/pc/linux. Also integrates with Jupyter Notebook to make a great Analytics workbench for any aspiring Woman in Big Data. There are also several hundred free videos related to using SAS via the above link.
Data Management Conference sponsors - SAS, Groundswell, Alberta Blue Cross, Snowflake, Tantus, Silver Creek Software, Simplicity BI,
DAMA Edmonton Chapter is sponsoring the establishment of the Women In Big Data (WIBD) Chapter in Alberta. WIBD is a major initiative of Intel leaders (Ziya Mah, Radhika Rangarajan and Shala Arshi), to recognize the contributions of outstanding women in the field of big data. Chapters have formed all over the world, many as MeetUp Groups, others are more formally organized. The Founding Lead/Champion for WiBD Alberta is Dr. Diana Shaw. If you are interested in joining WiBD Alberta, and actively engaging in this initiative, please send an email to Diana Shaw at firstname.lastname@example.org
Alberta AI and DAMA Edmonton Chapter - Collaboration
The Alberta AI group and DAMA Edmonton are working together to put on events that benefit our industry - more details coming via email - so make sure you are on the email list from DMC-Canada and DAMA Edmonton.