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DFW Information Server/DataStage User Group April 11

DFW IBM Information Server User Group Meeting April 11

When: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: IBM Innovation Center, 1177 S Belt Line Rd
                                                             Coppell, TX 75019
(1 mile north of the intersection of I-635 and Belt Line Road)
                                    RSVP HERE

Register even if you are not in DFW! We will send out a meeting link to all registered attendees prior to the meeting. We don’t want geography to be a limitation!

* Social Hour and Refreshments

* “Raising the Information Management Maturity Curve”

         by William McKnight, President of McKnight Consulting Group

          An increase in data maturity correlates to an increase in business success. Maturity frameworks are also a wealth of ideas for key quick wins to benefit the organization’s data management program.

          It doesn’t take longer to make the best long-lasting decision. It takes know-how. The goal is to provide a foundation to enhance current capabilities and update the strategy to achieve improved data management maturity, aligned with major initiatives.

* “Information Server and IGC: IBM’s direction”

           by Kyle Jones, IBM Worldwide Sales Executive, Information Integration

* Customer and Partner Discussions

Who should come? Anyone who is interested in:

        * Building a strong case for information maturity
        * New ways to use Information Server and PDA/Netezza
        * IBM’s plans for Information Server
        * Meet people working with Information Server and IGC




William McKnight:
William McKnight is President of McKnight Consulting Group ( He is an internationally recognized authority in information management. His consulting work has included many of the Global 2000 and numerous mid-market companies. His teams have won several best practice competitions for their implementations, and many of his clients have gone public with their success stories. His strategies form the information management plan for leading companies in various industries.

William is author of several books including “Integrating Hadoop” and “Information Management: Strategies for Gaining a Competitive Advantage with Data.” He has authored benchmarks on Hadoop and Cloud Databases and published the GigaOM Sector Roadmap on Analytic Cloud Databases. He has published over 25 white papers and his blog has been syndicated for many years. William is a very popular speaker worldwide, having given well over 100 days of training on diverse data subjects NoSQL, Graph Databases, Data Governance, Data Architecture, Data Return on Investment, Agile Methodology, Organizational Change Management, and Master Data Management.

William is a mentor in information for a startup accelerator. William has taught at Santa Clara University, UC-Berkeley, and UC-Santa Cruz, and has consulted in over a dozen countries. He provides clients with strategies, architectures, platform and tool selection, and complete programs to excel with information.

Thanks to our sponsors! IBM, Integration Expert, and McKnight Consulting

See you there!
Lamont Lockwood

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