Tuesday April 22, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM CDT

5:30  – 6:30 pm  ||  Networking
6:30  – 6:45 pm  ||  Chapter News
6:45  – 7:30 pm  ||  Presentation & Q&A
7:30  – 7:45 pm  || Closing


CityPlace Campus
One CityPlace
Lower Level Auditorium
St. Louis, MO 63141

Driving Directions 

CentralSPIN Meeting  ||  April 22, 2014  || 5:30-8:00pm

Guest Speaker: Krish Krishnan

Big Data - Driving Business Transformations

Big Data has become the keyword and focus in the industry today. Business value and transformations are being touted by vendors and customers alike. But is there “REAL” value in Big Data? Can organizations realize this value? Is there life beyond the initial hype? Where does the value realization and monetization begin? This session will provide you with an introduction to Big Data, the services that can be enabled and benefits that can be delivered with value realization. Learn about big data frameworks and hear case studies on Big Data programs focused beyond the three V’s.

Professional Bio of Krish Krishnan

Krish Krishnan is a recognized expert worldwide in the strategy, architecture and implementation of high performance data warehousing solutions. He is ranked as one of the top 25 data warehouse consultants in the world and as an independent analyst writes and speaks for industry leading conferences, user groups and trade publications. He has authored three eBooks, 200 plus articles, viewpoints and case studies in Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing and Data Warehouse Appliances and Architectures.

Krish is an internationally recognized authority on Unstructured Data, Social Analytics and BIG Data, along with Text mining and Text analytics. Along with Bill Inmon, he is promoting the next generation of data warehousing, primarily on DW 2.0 platform with unstructured data integration and social intelligence as key areas. Along with Bill Inmon, he has published a book titled “Building the Unstructured Data Warehouse”.

Recognized for his work in high performance data warehouse architectures, Krish is an acknowledged expert in performance tuning of complex database and data warehouse platforms. In his 22 plus years of professional experience he has been solving complex solution architecture problems spanning all aspects of data warehousing and business intelligence for fortune 1000 clients. He has designed and tuned some of the world’s largest data warehouses and business intelligence platforms.

Krish is also an Independent Analyst in Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence areas and presents and speaks at TDWI, DAMA, IRM UK, MIT Symposium and other industry conferences. He publishes with www.beyenetwork.com\kkrishnan. Krish leads the Data Warehouse Appliance and Architectures Expert Channel at BEyeNetwork.com and is helping drive and mature the data warehouse appliance market.

He serves as a technology advisor to many startup companies and advises Venture Capital firms on their technology portfolio of investments and is sought after to assess startup companies in the data management and its associated emerging technology areas. Krish is an Executive Consultant with Daugherty Business Solutions focusing on strategy and innovation areas of information management.