june, 2014

thu19jun5:30 pm7:30 pmBusiness Intelligence User Group June 19 - “Visualize Responsibly”5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Business Development Center, 100 Cherokee Boulevard, Chattanooga, TN 37405

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“Visualize Responsibly”

 Thursday June 19th, 2014



5:30 – 6:00 – Networking, Food, Drinks, Snacks

6:00 – 6:15 – Introduction of Sponsors and Speaker

6:15 – 7:00 – Speaker Presentation

7:00 – 7:15 – Q&A, Handouts, Giveaways


Business Development Center (BDC) – 100 Cherokee Blvd, Chattanooga TN 37405


G.K. Chesterton, with his gift for the paradoxical, once said, “If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly.”
The trick of the paradox is this: Of course you want to do things well, but in order to do them well, you often have to start by doing them badly, and then get better. When children start to move on two feet, they spend a lot of time falling on their diapers; they don’t start by dancing ballet. The business intelligence and analytics marketplace can be like that sometimes. We get a rash of new companies providing new technologies to do something cool — and then start running into limitations, to the point where we have to back up and figure out what we really ought to be doing.
The latest in that vein? Visualization and data discovery.
You can do cool things with visualization tools, and you’re right to experiment with them — using them in a standalone way is “doing it badly.” In the long run, though, visualization isn’t something that one should do without thinking about how it fits into your information strategy as a whole. It shouldn’t be a standalone operation — that way lies the madness of Excel Hell, albeit with prettier graphics.
That’s why we’re launching a new brick-and-mortar seminar series, “Visualize Responsibly,” to talk about the best ways to incorporate visualization tools and techniques into your information strategy.

– See more at: http://www.informationbuilders.com/blog/jake-freivald/data-visualization-self-service-visualize-responsibly


Chris Banks, Systems Consultant – Director of Business Intelligence and Performance Management Solutions – Information Builders


During his 20 year career in the enterprise software industry, Mr. Banks has held management positions in sales, product marketing, product management, and quality assurance. He has played key roles in the development of major technologies, including business intelligence, integration middleware, data warehouse, and application development. Mr. Banks also serves as a corporate representative, evangelizing about the company and software solutions. An award winning presenter, Mr. Banks engages his audience with his unique style and delivery, allowing people to gain a different perspective on current issues in their respective industry, along with an attainable plan for success.

In his free time, Mr. Banks is a published and commercial photographer.

Thanks to our founder and sponsors.

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(Thursday) 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Business Development Center

100 Cherokee Boulevard, Chattanooga, TN 37405

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