Events

  • Tue
    16
    Jan
    2018

    Nationwide Predictive Modeling Panel

    8:30AM - 11:30AMNationwide Insurance, C212-C216 2nd Floor Conference Room, 1100 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309

    DESCRIPTION:
    Have you seen the changes in predictive modeling in your company? What tools are methods do you use? Participate in a discussion with a panel of Nationwide associates with different levels of experience and expertise. The panel will share their experiences on a wide range of topics within the predictive modeling area.

    PRESENTER:
     Shakeed Syed

    Shakeeb Syed is a Specialist in the Research & Analytics dept. at Nationwide. In the past three years, in his current role, he has done Predictive Modeling with Tweedie, Poisson, and Gama distributions for the Motorcycle Product. He graduated from Drake University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Actuarial Science.

    Cevriye Horn

    Cevriye Horn has been with Nationwide for 13 years. She’s spent half her career at Nationwide in the Research department working on customer value management/lifetime value (LTV) models, as well as Personal and Commercial Lines segmentation models. Prior to her work at Research, she was a member of the Personal Lines Homeowners Pricing team and helped implement by-peril pricing in many states. Cevriye has a Master’s degree in Statistics and an MBA, and she recently completed a Data Mining and Applications Graduate certificate program from Stanford University.

    Mat Weber

    Matt Weber has worked at Nationwide for 12 years.  He has been in his current role as a data scientist for the last 5 years, working mostly with the Marketing group on experiment design, A/B testing and building predictive models.  He graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering.

    LOCATION DETAILS:
    Nationwide Insurance
    W266, 2nd Floor Conference Room
    100 Locust St
    Des Moines, IA 50309

    Please bring a form of ID as it will be necessary to check in at the security desk.

    Parking:
    Please use the parking garage directly behind Nationwide (if you use a GPS app, the address for the parking garage is 1100 Walnut St). There are entrances to the parking garage from Walnut St, 12th St, and Mulberry St (See screenshot).

    After you park, get on the 3rd floor of the garage to access the skywalk, and enter Nationwide from the east side of the garage. A security guard should be sitting at a desk in front of the doors. Bring your parking ticket to get validated by the security guard. All non-Nationwide associates must sign-in with the security guard to gain access. Photo ID required.

    Hosted By: Nationwide Insurance
    nationwide

    http://www.nationwide.com

  • Tue
    20
    Feb
    2018

    Governed Self-Service Data: Better Together

    8:30AM - 11:30AMWells Fargo Mortgage, 7001 Westown Parkway, West Des Moines, IA 50266

    Time
    Registration 8:30 - 9:00
    Presentation: 9:00 - 11:30

    DESCRIPTION:
    Obtaining immediate, actionable insights from your data is a necessity for today’s businesses. A fully governed and operationalized data lake can provide these insights but what about data privacy, security, and lineage? Scott Gidley answers those questions and gives real-world lessons and best practices to get you started.

    PRESENTER:
    Scott Gidley, Zaloni
    Scott Gidley is Vice President of Product for Zaloni, where he is responsible for the strategy and roadmap of existing and future products within the Zaloni portfolio. Scott is a 20 year veteran of the data management software and services market. Prior to joining Zaloni, Scott served as senior director of product management at SAS and was previously CTO and cofounder of DataFlux Corporation. He received his BS in Computer Science from University of Pittsburgh. Scott is also the coauthor of Understanding Metadata.

    LOCATION DETAILS:

    Wells Fargo Mortgage
    7001 Westown Parkway
    West Des Moines, IA 50266

    Parking:
    WF Des Moines HQ Map

    Hosted By: Wells Fargo

    https://www.wellsfargo.com/

  • Tue
    20
    Mar
    2018

    Data Profiling at Principal

    8:30AM - 11:30AMJohn and Mary Pappajohn Education Center, 1200 Grand Ave, Room 201, Des Moines, IA 50309

    DESCRIPTION:
    In this session, IT and business data professionals from Principal will share their perspectives and experiences with data profiling. They will share what it is, why it’s important, and the different areas and disciplines that perform profiling. They will describe the relationship between data profiling and data quality. In addition, they’ll show different tools and methods they’ve used to profile data. This will include everything from basic tools available to everyone (think SQL and Excel) to analytical/BI tools to dedicated Data Quality tools.

    PRESENTER:
    Various Principal Employees

    LOCATION DETAILS:
    John and Mary Pappajohn Education Center
    1200 Grand Ave, Room 201
    Des Moines, IA 50309

    Please bring a form of ID as it will be necessary to check in at the security desk.

    Hosted By: John and Mary Pappajohn Education Center
    https://uiowa.edu/jmpec/

  • Fri
    20
    Apr
    2018

    DAMA Day 2018

    Registration - 8:00 - 8:30 || Event 8:30 - 4:15Drake University Aliber Hall, Room 101 2903 University Ave Des Moines, IA 50311

    Time
    Registration 8:30 - 9:00
    Event 8:30 - 4:15

    DESCRIPTION:
    Are you trying to help your organization become more data-driven? Do you want to learn
    more about data topics? Would connecting with other data professionals be beneficial to
    you? DAMA Day 2018 will deliver an exciting set of topics to inform, educate and
    connect central Iowa data professionals via educational presentations, case studies, and
    panel discussions. Topics include Governance with Self-Service Data, Women in Data
    Panel, Best Practices for Implementing and Adopting an Analytics Platform, and Enabling
    Insights with Data Centric Security, and Data Driven Customer Experience.

    Registration:
    http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=ebgbvycab&oeidk=a07ef9n5g7ff3a84da5

    Parking:
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dama-day-at-drake-tickets-44878856869

    8:00–8:30 Registration/breakfast
    8:30–8:45 Kickoff – DAMA Introduction
    8:45–9:45 Governed Self-Service Data: Better Together – Zaloni
    9:45–10:00 Break
    10:00–11:30 Women in Data Panel – Avolyn Fisher, Kim Martorano, Lisa Berke, Maria Joseph-King, Tammy Armstrong, Roni Schuling
    11:30-12:30 Lunch
    12:30-1:30 Enabling Insights with Data Centric Security – MicroFocus
    1:30-1:45 Break
    1:45-2:45 Best Practices for Implementing an Analytics Platform – CoEnterprise/Tableau
    2:45-3:00 Break & Snacks
    3:00-4:00 Data-Driven Customer Experience– Cloudera
    4:00-4:15 Closing & Networking

    Sponsored by:

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    https://www.cloudera.com  ||  http://www.tableau.com  ||  https://www.coenterprise.com  ||  https://www.microfocus.com

    LOCATION DETAILS:

    Drake University
    Aliber Hall, Room 101
    2903 University Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50311

    Hosted By: Drake University

    https://www.Drake.edu/

    2018 DAMA Save the Date

  • Tue
    15
    May
    2018

    Leveraging AI within Kingland’s Software Platform for Precision Data Extraction from Mutual Fund Prospectus Documentation

    8:30AM - 11:30AM7001 Westown Parkway West Des Moines, IA 50266

    REGISTER HERE!

    Time
    Registration 8:30 - 9:00
    Presentation: 9:00 - 11:30

    DESCRIPTION:

    Over 200 Mutual Fund Families in the United States file – with the Securities and Exchange Commission – thousands upon thousands of pages of required prospectus documentation collectively on over 27,000 total Mutual Fund investment securities.  This documentation contains hundreds of data attributes relevant to the Mutual Funds detailed within, and the Broker Dealers that trade these Mutual Funds depend on the integrity and accuracy of the Funds’ data attributes.  Kingland built an AI-powered solution – deployed to Production in June 2017 – to enable collaboration between Mutual Fund industry users, by automating the extraction of data attributes from documentation for further workflow-based management and dissemination to consumers.  In this presentation, an overview of Kingland and their Software Platform will be provided, as well as additional solution details and a demo of the AI-powered Mutual Fund solution.

    PRESENTER:
    Matt Good
    Matt Good is responsible for Kingland Platform evangelism, architecture, and strategic technologies, including enterprise data management, big data, AI, and cloud computing.  Over the past 20 years, Mr. Good has gained a variety of experiences at Kingland, IBM and SPSS in architecting and engineering software solutions and leading teams focused on compliance, risk management, predictive analytics, AI-based enterprise data management automation, and brokerage web and reporting applications.  Additionally, Mr. Good has provided his expertise to numerous executives within multi-national enterprises.  He has also provided overall leadership within Kingland’s partnership with Iowa State University, advancing Computer Science research within key data management initiatives.  Mr. Good has achieved certifications related to Java, master data management development, and IBM technologies and has been a speaker at technical conferences.  Mr. Good holds degrees from Iowa State University in Computer Science and Music.

    LOCATION DETAILS:
    7001 Westown Parkway
    West Des Moines, IA 50266

    Parking:
    WF Des Moines HQ Map

    Hosted By: Wells Fargo

    https://www.wellsfargo.com/

    REGISTER HERE!

  • Tue
    19
    Jun
    2018

    Confessions of an Analytics Consultant

    8:30AM - 11:30AMNationwide Insurance, W266-268 2nd Floor Training Room, 1100 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309

    DESCRIPTION:
    After years of working across many industries and technologies, I want to cut to the chase to the value of BI. Through many stories of the ups and downs of traveling the country, this presentation will talk about the lessons learned from standing up a BI organization to being too technology heavy in our strategy.

    PRESENTER:
     Jason Greer

    Jason Greer owns a consulting firm in central Iowa and works with organizations to create real value and profit for his customers. With 19 years of experience in IT, and 14 years as a of Six Sigma practitioner, he travels the country to help organizations see the true value that internal and external data can provide.  With experience in continuous improvement and business intelligence, Jason works with organizations to measure past success and predict future trends.  For the past 7 years, Jason's focus is to show how data tells a story and how that story can be used to better understand your customers, your processes, and your competition.

    For 14 years, Jason has used Continuous Improvement techniques such as Six Sigma, Lean and Theory of Constraints to improve processes within many different industries including Construction, Service, Manufacturing, Education, Distribution, and Financial. Jason specializes in process improvement and process design, business intelligence design, financial modeling, business metrics design, and data governance.

     

    LOCATION DETAILS:
    Nationwide Insurance
    W266-268, 2nd Floor Conference Room
    100 Locust St
    Des Moines, IA 50309

    Please bring a form of ID as it will be necessary to check in at the security desk.

    Parking:
    Please use the parking garage directly behind Nationwide (if you use a GPS app, the address for the parking garage is 1100 Walnut St). There are entrances to the parking garage from Walnut St, 12th St, and Mulberry St (See screenshot).

    After you park, get on the 3rd floor of the garage to access the skywalk, and enter Nationwide from the east side of the garage. A security guard should be sitting at a desk in front of the doors. Bring your parking ticket to get validated by the security guard. All non-Nationwide associates must sign-in with the security guard to gain access. Photo ID required.

    Hosted By: Nationwide Insurance
    nationwide

    http://www.nationwide.com

  • Tue
    11
    Sep
    2018

    Data vs. Information: New and More Precise Ways to Categorize Data

    8:30 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.Principal Financial - Room 750-1A18 - 750 Park Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309

    Description:
    This presentation first looks at the gap between raw data and information which helps decision-making.  Most of the industry chatter about data quality focuses upon raw, granular data describing discrete events and entities inside the enterprise and around it. However, a single fact (or “cell”) of data without context is not very meaningful.  Hence, we assemble many facts, aggregate them, calculate ratios and trends, often in the context of a data warehouse.   It is information (data assembled and placed in proper context) which is more meaningful to the decision-maker.

    We will look at numerous examples between raw data and derived data (“information”) which show us trends, patterns, etc.  Examples come from astronomy, military intelligence, and criminology.

    As an enterprise is inundated with more data (raw, intermediate, and advanced information) the designing and population of good metadata becomes even more important.  We will look at nine distinct kinds of metadata.  Not all kinds are of equal importance, but we will show the purpose and value of each.  The larger the organization, and the more diverse the “institutional memory”, the more important it is to properly document the data asset for broader exploitation of its value.  Ignorance of institutional memory can be disastrous.

    Presenter:
     Michael Scofield
    Michael Scofield, M.B.A. is an Assistant Professor at Loma Linda University.  He is a frequent speaker and author in topics of data management, data quality, data visualization, and data warehousing.  He has spoken in over 27 states, Canada, Australia, and the U.K.

    Audiences have included 24 DAMA chapters, 5 TDWI chapters, 14 ASQ chapters (American Society for Quality), and many accounting professional organizations.  He also guest lectures at several universities.

    His career experience includes some time with a CPA firm, developing an accounting and general ledger system for a major California bank, as well as experience in government, manufacturing, finance, and software development.  Now semi-retired, he still does pro bono data mining and data quality analysis for non-profit organizations.   His greatest interest currently is data visualization, data quality assessment, and using graphic techniques to reveal business and economic behavior.   He also has humor published in the Los Angeles Times, and other journals.


    https://home.llu.edu

    Location Details:
    Principal Financial
    Room 750-1A18
    750 Park Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50309

    Parking:
    Guests can park on the 5th floor of the new 701 Grand Parking Garage.  (Press the Call button and say you are with the DAMA event.)   Visitors can enter on 1st or 3rd floor (Skywalk) of 711 High Street.

    Hosted by: Principal

    https://principal.com