W4: Getting Our Heads into the Clouds: Infinitely Scalable Data Management
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  Anthony Algmin   Anthony J. Algmin
Chief Data Architect
Uturn Data Solutions


Sunday, April 17, 2016
02:30 PM - 05:45 PM

Level:  Business/Strategic

The cloud is not the future of enterprise computing: it’s the NOW of enterprise computing. We are in the midst of a data awareness renaissance, and our organizations are demanding that we build analytics capabilities to drive future success. Cloud technologies are part of the answer, but to fully respond to these challenges we need to bring new mindsets and techniques to data management. It’s up to us data professionals to bring these capabilities to our businesses. If your business is not already there, it needs to be. Come to this session to learn how to get to the cloud, and how our data management practices must evolve to harness the power.

This session will cover a pragmatic foundational perspective on hot data terms you have heard about, like:

  • Big Data - a relative scale challenge that has always existed
  • Data Lakes - optimizing data structuring energy across place, time, and purpose
  • The Cloud - forget what you knew about it three years ago
  • Private Cloud - like buying an airplane versus flying commercial
  • Internet of Things - this will make current Big Data scale laughable in the next few years
  • Data Science - a capability far too important to be left entirely to data scientists
  • Why the cloud makes some new things possible, many things easier, and a few things much harder – and how we need to adapt our data management practices in response
  • Why business impact is the only thing that really matters
  • What all this means for business as usual, and how to build a high-performance organization driven by data in the cloud

Anthony J. Algmin helps businesses use data to get better at what they do. He is currently the Chief Data Architect at Uturn Data Solutions, a company specializing in helping businesses move to the cloud. Learn more at www.uturndatasolutions.com. Previously, Anthony was the Chicago Transit Authority's first Chief Data Officer, developing data analytics capabilities to help the CTA improve transit services for millions of Chicagoans. Anthony also spent several years as a data strategy and management consultant with experience across many industries. His early career was in the capital markets industry performing technical and management roles to improve business performance with data and analytics. Anthony frequently speaks at national and local events, and contributes to the data governance and data management communities. He has a BA in Business Administration from Illinois Wesleyan University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

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