2018 Meeting Schedule

CALL FOR SPEAKERS:  If you are interested in speaking at one of our 2018 meetings, please let us know here.

Next meeting is on April 19, 2018. 

February 15, 2018 | April 19, 2018 | July 19, 2018 | October 18, 2018

February 15, 2018

Location: Innovation Pavilion, 9200 E. Mineral Avenue, Centennial, CO 80112

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Program Description:

We are excited to have two great presentations from local professionals in the Denver community. We have the unique opportunity to hear from individuals that have lived through very pertinent projects locally.

First Speaker: W. Michael Armbuster, CDMP, Manager, Data Quality, Jefferson County Public Schools

Title: The Trials and Tribulations of implementing a Business Glossary at JeffCo Public Schools: Lessons Learned

Abstract:
This discussion will present part of the “journey” of data governance at Jefferson County Public Schools; the challenges, the successes, the not so successful, and our future opportunities. We have a Data Governance Council and a great core team of Data Stewards but our initial Glossary implementation was based on using what tool we had on hand, not an intelligent analysis. This presentation will share our journey from chaos to a solid base that we are now leveraging including how to start a data governance program, picking the right data steward, the challenges of a wrong product fit, selecting a data governance product and the trials of installation.

BIO:
Michael Armbruster is the Manager of Data Quality in Ed Tech Support for JeffCo Schools. His background includes over 25 years in IT focusing on data, including management, data governance and architecture, as well as technical data roles in health care, telecommunications, state government, aerospace, finance, and transportation. Michael has presented on data quality at both DGIQ and EDW. Michael’s educational credentials include a Masters in Information Systems from the University of Denver and he is a Certified Data Management Professional (CDMP) at the Mastery level.

Second Speaker: Manny Puentes, Rebel AI

Title: Case Study: Managing Highly Transactional Data in Digital Advertising

Abstract:
Every single time you load a webpage, you create hundreds of unique data points that are sent to multiple ad platforms. Effectively managing and understanding these transactions at scale has been key to the growth of the industry, which has just overtaken TV advertising in annual spend.
In this presentation, Manny Puentes will explain how this data is created and share the technologies used to store and manage highly transactional data and give real world examples of operational considerations leveraging technologies such as MapR, Cascading, and Druid.

BIO:
Manny Puentes is an experienced executive leader in the digital advertising and software industries. He is the founder and CEO of Boulder-based startup Rebel AI. Rebel AI secures digital advertising using machine learning, blockchain, and encryption technologies. With more than 20 years of experience in digital advertising, Manny has led engineering and product teams to build a number of enterprise-scaled platforms for digital media trading by leveraging specialties in real-time bidding, data pipeline architecture, natural language processing, and machine learning.

April 19, 2018 1:00 – 4:30 PM

Location: Arrow Electronics, Centennial CO (exact location and map coming soon!)
First Speaker Michelle Tuefel Moore, IT Director – Technology & Executive Planning, Arrow Electronics
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Second Speaker John O’Brien, Principal Analyst and CEO, Radiant Advisors
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July 19, 2018

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October 18, 2018

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