May 2014 Event

This will be our last meeting before summer break and will be held on May 20, 2014 beginning at 4:45 pm with a meet and greet followed by presentations at 5 pm.  This month’s topic is “Big Data, Fast Data, and Corporate Information Obesity”.  We have two presentation this month.  First, Steve Dolha and Phil Unger will be giving our key note presentation that we were asked to deliver at the Transform Energy Forum in Houston earlier this month. Phil wanted the opportunity and come back and show the group the concept of Corporate Information Obesity and what it turned into after the input from the last meeting.

Here are the presenters Bios:

Turning Information to Money for Oil and Gas

If we were to characterize Phil Unger in three qualified words, it would be: Entrepreneur, Hyper Networker, and Success Guru.  
Phil is well-known for the companies and groups he has started, the thought leadership in Enterprise Architecture, and his community contribution and support.  Phil has held many roles including Chief Enterprise Architect and has 20+ years’ of IT experience.  Phil also chairs monthly meetings for the Cadeon Enterprise Architect Forum which he founded 8 years ago.  This group has had many of the world’s EA thought leaders present their ideas at and is truly one of a kind.  – this is great plug for all the supporters of CEAF ->  I want to thank you for your support!!!
During his extensive career as an Enterprise/Chief Architect, Phil has worked with companies such as SaskTel, Shaw ( Architect on their VOIP project), Nexen (Chief Architect), Cenovus (Supply Chain and Capital Projects Architect), and Canadian Pacific (Information and Scheduled Railway Program Architect)
In 2007, he co-founded Cadeon Associates with Steve Dolha.  They both saw a need to make a difference in the way IT projects were being delivered. In 2012, Phil left consulting to run Cadeon Associates full-time as CEO.

Steve Dolha is characterized in three words: Honest, Integral, and Knowledgeable.
In 2007, Steve co-founded Cadeon Associates with Phil as a company dedicated to helping their clients “Turn Information into Money.”
Steve has over 33 years of experience delivering world class IT services to large companies in many industries across Canada and the United States.  He has worked for companies such as Nexen, Imperial Oil, National Energy Board, TransCanada, World Bank, and City Bank just to name a few.  His passion is creating IT architectures that deliver information in support of powerful and efficient business decision making and Tibco Spotfire has been an integral part of that passion.

Our second presenter and we are happy to welcome him back, Nelson Petracek.  Nelson is has the honor of showing us the leading edge technology he is working with. 

His Bio and abstract are as follows:
Nelson Petracek is a senior director within Informatica Corporation’s Enterprise Technologies group. Specializing in the areas of integration, SOA, event-driven architectures, operational intelligence, and stream processing, Nelson brings close to 20 years of experience to his customers. A strong technology evangelist, Nelson works with his customers to identify and define the appropriate use of various technologies and architectures, and advises customers on best practices and information delivery patterns. Prior to Informatica, Nelson consulted with a number of companies across various verticals, delivering solutions based on the principles of complex event processing (CEP), stream processing, ESB, SOA, and event driven architectures (EDA). Previous employers include TIBCO Software and Vitria Technologies.

Today, businesses need to react faster to evolving customer demands, changing market conditions, and competitive pressures.  Batch processing is not enough – organizations must handle real-time Big Data such as web clickstream data, application and infrastructure log data, third party data, and data from sensor devices comprising the “Internet of Things.”  What are the best practices associated with managing this type of data?  And how can real-time data integration techniques such as streaming, event processing, replication, and data integration hubs help organizations respond to threats and opportunities in a timely fashion?  Join this session to learn about real-time data collection, integration, storage, and delivery techniques, and how these approaches tie into existing batch data processes.

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