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One of the events I attend every year at the Information on Demand conference is the Women in Technology event. This year there are two events that sound really interesting.
Alyse Passarelli is hosting the panel on Wednesday, October 24 at 5pm followed by a cocktail event at 6pm. It should be a lot of fun! The panel will focus on "Taking charge of your career" and includes professional women both inside and outside of IBM along with Bob Picciano. It’s good to get a male perspective on this topic as well!
If you don’t know Alyse or Bob, you’ll be happy to learn that even though they are both highly successful in IBM, both have families, kids, and full lives. Both are personable people who remember people who they have met and are easy to call friends.
Here’s more detail on the sessions:
Title: Women in Technology Networking Reception (Session 4229A)
Join executive host Alyse Passarelli, IBM Vice-President, WW Information Management Sales, for an opportunity to network with other women in Information Technology, while enjoying appetizers and refreshments. We encourage you to take this opportunity to share your experiences with your peers and build a larger professional network. Don't forget to bring your business cards and a friend! Prior to the reception, you are also invited and encouraged to attend "Taking Charge of Your Career", an executive panel discussion, also hosted by Alyse, Session 4228, at 5pm in Palm A.
Title: Taking Charge of Your Career - A Panel Discussion for Women Professionals (4228A)
Please join executive host Alyse Passarelli, IBM Vice-President, WW Information Management Sales, and our distinguished panel of executives as they share their insights and experiences in pro-actively managing their careers to achieve their personal and professional goals. Following the panel discussion, you are invited to join the Women In Technology Networking Reception held in the Palm Foyer near the session room. Plan to join your peers, share ideas, expand your network while enjoying refreshments, appetizers and a great view of Las Vegas.
I hope you can join us at this event. If you were there last year, you’ll remember that Ginny Rometty had just been announced as CEO of IBM. Inhi Cho Suh took a photo of our Vegas WIT event and sent it to Ginny. See the blog post by Adriana Zubiri / Emily Cotter on the official IBM site about the event & the photo.
From my perspective, I’ve been working at IBM for 23 years, have a vibrant career and travel. I have a son and two pets. I love my career and working for IBM. Throughout my long career, I’ve met the most amazing people you can imagine. Both those working for IBM and those who work with IBM. Both men and women. My life is very rich due to the experiences I’ve had with these people and I expect that to continue for many more years.
I enjoy meeting people, so the IBM Information on Demand Conference is one of my favourite events that I attend every year. In this post, I’d like to talk about the authors I’ve met and those who will be available to meet you this year.
I’ve been lucky enough to meet some pretty famous people at previous IOD conferences. Some of the highlights: Malcolm Gladwell, the Stephens from the Freakonomics books, Steven Covey, Michael Eisner; and remember the craziness surrounding Michael Lewis and Billy Beane last year?
Beyond the famous authors are the incredibly amazing technical experts who choose to give up all their free time to share their knowledge with us. This includes people like Martin Oberhofer, Dan Wolfson, David Birmingham, Roger Sanders, and James Taylor.
At this year’s conference, we have a great line up of both famous and not so famous people who you can meet, talk to, and take home a signed book that the author signed. Just to mention a few, Don Haderle, the “Father of DB2”, Jeffrey Ma, one of the players in “21” who “Brought down the house”, and Nate Silver, statistician / predictor.
Use Smart Site to schedule these event into your calendar so that you don’t miss a single one.
We’ve also arranged for the ITSO team to hand out 10 different titles of printed IBM Redbooks. For the complete list see: Free printed IBM Redbooks at IOD. The signings for these are not listed in Smart Site, but they are conveniently scheduled at the IOD bookstore on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 12:00 - 1:00 PM.
There were many other books that published this year but unfortunately the authors are not attending IOD and cannot be appreciated with a book signing. I suggest that you take a look at this excellent collection of books that will also be for sale at the bookstore: Books published in 2012 – Featured Titles.
My thanks goes out to all of these authors who help us keep our skills sharp!
If you are interested in writing: articles, books, blog entries, tutorials.... whatever, touch base with me. I may have an opportunity for you.
Rick van der Lans is an IBM Gold Consultant and has authored yet another book: Data Virtualization for Business Intelligence Systems: Revolutionizing Data Integration for Data Warehouses
About the book:
Data virtualization can help you accomplish your goals with more flexibility and agility. Learn what it is and how and why it should be used with Data Virtualization for Business Intelligence Systems.
In this book, expert author Rick van der Lans explains how data virtualization servers work, what techniques to use to optimize access to various data sources and how these products can be applied in different projects. You'll learn the difference is between this new form of data integration and older forms, such as ETL and replication, and gain a clear understanding of how data virtualization really works.
Data Virtualization for Business Intelligence Systems outlines the advantages and disadvantages of data virtualization and illustrates how data virtualization should be applied in data warehouse environments. You'll come away with a comprehensive understanding of how data virtualization will make data warehouse environments more flexible and how it make developing operational BI applications easier. Rick also describes the relationship between data virtualization and related topics, such as master data management, governance, and information management, so you come away with a big-picture understanding as well as all the practical know-how you need to virtualize your data.
About the author: Rick F. van der Lans is an independent consultant, author, and lecturer specializing in business intelligence, data warehousing, and database technology. He is the managing director of R20/Consultancy which is based in The Netherlands. Rick has advised many large companies worldwide on defining their data warehouse architectures. He is the chairman of the annual European BI and Data Warehousing Conference organized in London, he writes for B-eye-Network.com, BI-platform.nl, and for Database Magazine. He is the author of several books on database technology, including Introduction to SQL (Addison-Wesley, 2006), currently in its fourth edition.
Searching the “DB2 for Linux, UNIX, Windows and Tools” track in the SmartSite Agenda Builder for the IBM Information on Demand Conference, I’m told that there are 134 scheduled sessions. I’m sure if this is your area of expertise, you’d like to add all of them, if you can.
If you can find a way to attend them all, let me know! In the meantime, take a look at a few sessions that I suggest for you to consider adding to your agenda:
Monday, October 22, 2012
10:15 - Session # 1028A - How to Use IBM DB2 10 as a Time MachineSpeaker: Matthias Nicola
Mon, Oct 22, 2012; 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM - Islander F
Matthias is also running a related bird’s of a feather session: 3943B BOF - Time Travel Query, 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM in the Bayside Dining area: IM BoF Tables 5&6.
Matthias was also a co-author on the Flashbook: DB2 10 for Linux, UNIX, Windows New Features. Pick up your copy at the IOD bookstore. If you come between 12:30 and 1:30, you can get your free copy and meet the other authors on the book.
2:15 - Session # 1822A - IBM DB2 and IBM InfoSphere Warehouse for Linux, UNIX and Windows in 2012 and Beyond - Islander FSpeaker: Judy Huber
Mon, Oct 22, 2012; 32:15 PM - 3:15 PM - Islander F
Hear the keynote address from Judy Huber: the VP, Distributed Data Servers and Data Warehousing to find out what’s coming next for this fabulous product.
3:45 - Session # 2902A - Deep Compression Best Practices: Saving Storage Costs With IBM DB2 10 and IBM InfoSphere Warehouse 10Speaker: Thomas Fanghaenel
Mon, Oct 22, 2012; 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM - Islander F
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
8:15 - 1109A DB2 10 Multi-Temperature Storage: Its Got Oracle Running a FeverSpeaker: Danny Arnold
Tue, Oct 23, 2012; 8:15 AM - 9:30 AM - Islander G
10:00 - 2247A An Insider's Technical Exploration of IBM DB2 10Speaker: Matthew Huras
Tue, Oct 23, 2012; 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Matt was also a co-author on the Flashbook: DB2 10 for Linux, UNIX, Windows New Features. Pick up your copy at the IOD bookstore. If you come between 12:30 and 1:30, you can get your free copy and meet the authors of the book.
11:15 - 3454A PureData System for Transactions Technical Overview - Benefits of Expert Integrated Systems ArchitectureSpeakers: Haider Rizvi, James Cho
Tue, Oct 23, 2012; 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM - Islander G
1:45 - 2151B IBM DB2 10: Leveraging Its New Capabilities Within the Workload Management Best PracticesSpeaker: Sam Lightstone
Tue, Oct 23, 2012; 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM - Islander H
3:00 - 1141A IBM DB2 10: The Latest and Greatest in Database SecuritySpeaker: Walid Rjaibi
Tue, Oct 23, 2012; 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Islander H
Walid was also a co-author on the Flashbook: DB2 10 for Linux, UNIX, Windows New Features. Pick up your copy at the IOD bookstore. If you come between 12:30 and 1:30, you can get your free copy and meet the authors of the book.
4:30 - 3129A IBM InfoSphere Optim Database Tools for Performance, Administration and AvailabilitySpeaker: Madhu Kochar. Optim Database Tools
Tue, Oct 23, 2012; 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM - Islander H
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
10:45 - 3351A Database Storage and Performance Management Using IBM InfoSphere Optim ToolsSpeakers: Kaushik Bhaskar, Kevin L. Beck
Wed, Oct 24, 2012; 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM - Islander H
12:00 - 4230A In 2022, What Is a Database? Guest Analysts from Bloor, Forrester and IDC Discuss the FutureHost: Martin Wildberger, Panel of Analysts: Phillip Howard, Bloor Research; Noel Yuhanna, Forrester Research; Carl Olofson, IDC Research
Wed, Oct 24, 2012; 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - South Pacific F
1:15 PM - 3944B BOF - DB2 Deep Compression and Storage OptimizationSpeaker: Thomas Fanghaenel
Wed, Oct 24, 2012; 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM - Bayside Dining IM BoF Tables 1&2
2:30 - 3433A The Very Best of the "SQL Tips for DB2" WeblogSpeaker: Serge Rielau
Wed, Oct 24, 2012; 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM - Islander F
3:45 - 3047A Big Data for IBM DB2 ProfessionalsSpeaker: Rav Ajuha
Wed, Oct 24, 2012; 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM - Islander G
5:00 - 1764A Experiences in Deploying a Large-Scale Virtualized IBM DB2 for SAP LandscapeSpeaker: Berni Schiefer with Mark Cole from Bank of America
Wed, Oct 24, 2012; 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Islander F
Thursday, October 25, 2012
8:15 - 1013A Upgrade Best Practices to IBM DB2 10 for Linux, UNIX and WindowsSpeaker: Melanie Stopfer
Thu, Oct 25, 2012; 8:15 AM - 9:30 AM - Islander F
10:00 - 1072A IBM DB2 pureScale and Oracle RAC: The Truth BeholdSpeaker: Kelly Schlamb
Thu, Oct 25, 2012; 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM - Islander G
11:30 - 1248A Three Years of Oracle to IBM DB2 Conversions: Experiences SharedSpeaker: Boris Bialek
Thu, Oct 25, 2012; 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Islander G
2:00 - 1939A Migrating Existing Temporal Applications to IBM DB2 Time Travel Query FeatureSpeaker: Matthias Nicola
Thu, Oct 25, 2012; 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Islander F
3:30 - 1097A Which IBM DB2 High-Availability Technology Is Right for You?Speaker: Chris Eaton.
Thu, Oct 25, 2012; 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM - Islander F
Note that when I selected some of these sessions, I passed over all the Hands-On Lab sessions and some other really good speakers & their sessions. Use this information as a suggestion, but please go through the SmartSite to make sure you choose the sessions most beneficial to yourself.
This week at the lab we had an event to celebrate our colleagues who work as Support Analysts providing product support to IBM’s customers. It’s not always an easy job, so it’s nice that we take the opportunity to thank these people for the hard work they put into making sure our customers remain happy about choosing IBM products.
I actually worked in the Support organization briefly as well. Only for 7 months, as a Level One Support Analyst. Sure, it wasn’t for a long period of time, but I did enjoy the people I met and learned more than you can imagine!
To bring more attention to this group and to my friends who work in that area, I’ve pulled together a list of the blog entries that the team has created to explain what they are offering this year at the IBM Information on Demand conference this year.
The team blog as a group to their blog: “Thoughts from Information Management Support”:
Blogging to benefit Information Management Support customers worldwide.
Here are the IOD Entries that have been posted thus far. Follow their blog to keep up with all the news from that team.
Along with the Thoughts from Information Management Support blog, the Support team also shares information on:
IBM IM Support: facebook.com/IBMInformationManagementSupport
IBM DB2 Support LUW: facebook.com/DB2Support
IBM Information Management Spt: youtube.com/IBMIMSupport
Thanks to Kate Dawson for providing me with this information.
One of the IBM Redbooks that will be featured at the IBM Information on Demand Conference this year is:
Solving Operational Business Intelligence with InfoSphere Warehouse Advanced Edition, SG24-8031-00
by Jon Lind, Pat Bates, Whei-Jen Chen, Timothy Donovan, Garrett Fitzsimons, Rogerio Silva
If you’re attending the conference, you have the chance to pick up a printed copy of this IBM Redbook and to have it signed by two of the authors: Jon Lind and Pat Bates. There are only a limited number of printed copies to hand out, so you must ensure that you are at the IOD Bookstore at the scheduled time to get your copy.
The date and time scheduled for this book is Tuesday, October 23, 12:00 - 1:00 pm.
If aren’t able to get a printed copy, you can download your free copy in PDF or EPUB versions.
If this is your area of interest, I’d like to recommend a few other books for you to consider as well:
Sessions by Jon and Pat:
2873A Pervasive Business Analytics: Enabling Faster, More Accurate Business Decisions; Wed, Oct 24, 2012; 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM - South Pacific D
3033A End-to-End Data Warehouse Modeling for Performance and Data Governance; Thu, Oct 25, 2012; 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM - South Pacific D
There are many sessions being offered in this area, so be sure to check through SmartSite thoroughly to ensure you don’t miss an important session.
DB2 10 Redbook, "Unleashing DB2 10 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows”
Free printed IBM Redbooks at IOD
Yesterday I focused on what an outstanding job our IBM Champions do to enhance the acceptance and usage of IBM products. Check out my posts:
These entries took a lot of research and the chances of me missing someone was high. And of course, I did miss a few people who I actually know quite well! My apologies to these people and any others I have missed!
Frank Fillmore will be a panelist with IBM SVP Robert LeBlanc at the 4245A Break Free Forum on Monday, October 22 from 3:20 p.m. to 4:20 p.m in the Four Seasons Ballroom.
Also check out Frank’s blog.
I had mentioned Cristian Molaro, but neglected to mention that he will be available to sign copies of the IBM Redbook that he was recently involved with:
Tell me if you want me to blog about you or be a guest blogger. I’m very happy to promote the activities of all IBM Champions.
I call them IBM’s Best Friends! One of the reasons is that they are so knowledgeable about our products and another is that they tend to make excellent authors. Take a look at this list and you’ll see:
Craig has published two books this year! What a great accomplishment.
Brian Green, John Boyer, Kay Van De Vanter
Roger is a prolific author with more books to come:
These books should be available at the IOD Bookstore at a 20% discount. If you are a champion and have a book idea, drop me a line!
Check out the guest blog entries that are coming fast & furious on the Official IOD Blog:
Stay tuned for more guest blogs from IBM’s Best Friends: IBM Champions.
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Flashbook: Big Data Analytics
by Dr. Arvind Sathi
About the Book:
Big Data Analytics is a popular topic. While everyone has heard stories of new Silicon Valley valuation bubbles and critical shortage of data scientists, there are equal number of concerns – Will it take away my current organization or investment? How do I integrate my Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence with Big Data? How do I get started, so I can show some results? What are the skills required? What happens to data governance? Unlike many other Big Data Analytics blogs and books, this book presents a practitioner’s viewpoint. It identifies the demand for Big Data Analytics, its engineering components and what happens on the production floor. In doing so, it respects the large investments in Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence and shows both evolutionary and revolutionary ways of moving forward to the new brave world of Big Data.
This book discusses three perspectives on Big Data Analytics. First, why is Big Data Analytics becoming so important and what can we do with it. It presents major trends behind the rise of Big Data and shows typical use cases tackled by Big Data Analytics – where leading organizations are already seeing major benefits in using Big Data Analytics. Second, it lists major components of Big Data Analytics - Unstructured Data Analytics, Massively Parallel Processing, Adaptive Real-time and Predictive Modeling, Data Privacy Management, Data Visualization, and Ontologies. It shows how these components work together to provide an integrated engine that can combine Big Data with traditional Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence to provide an overall solution. Third, it provides a glimpse at implementation concerns and how they must be tackled. How do we combine various components, which are running at different velocities and volumes? How do we get structured information out of unstructured data and combine with other structured data? How do we provide governance across this data, when the originating data may have varying quality or privacy constraints? How do we embark on an implementation road map in a systematic way to show results as we go and build skill level and momentum for Big Data Analytics in our organization?
For the electronic version of this book: download PDF.
After the conference is over, a free e-version of the book will be available for you to download. Follow my blog to ensure that you are one of the first to know where you can download the book.
Also attend this session by the author of this book: