Transforming Data With Intelligence

The St. Louis Chapter of TDWI meets Quarterly to provide opportunities for the St. Louis region to collaborate with thought leaders and data professionals on the most innovative and transformational topics that are challenging local professionals.


Dec 7, 2023
5:00 PM- 7:30 PM


3 City Place, 11th Floor
St. Louis, MO 63141



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Surveying the AI Opportunity Landscape, An active discussion on GenAI

Abstract and Presenters

Surveying the AI Opportunity Landscape

This session will set the stage for a pragmatic and productive exploration of AI in the business world. We’ll dig into the reasons behind all the buzz, define the fundamentals of AI under the hood, and understand what the newest Generative AI can and cannot do. Then we’ll take a personalized look at what YOU should be thinking about. And finally we’ll explore wider impacts for the economy, society, and St. Louis

Dave Castenaro

Dave is Chief Data Officer at CSG, a full-stack software consulting firm, where he helps clients operate and innovate with data-driven strategies. He was formerly Chief Data Scientist at AI SaaS startup Capacity, a strategic planner at Fortune 500 utility Ameren Corporation, and a systems engineer at aerospace giant Boeing. He holds degrees in engineering, neuroscience, and business.

An active discussion on GenAI, led by Nika Mramor

Please join the TDWI STL Community for an active discussion on GenAI, including how to take it from an idea to production.   

Nika Mramor

Nika Mramor is a Principal consultant at Slalom, where she leads the St. Louis market’s machine learning engineering practice.  Her current work focuses on promoting AI solutions from their origins in the sandbox into live production environments.  She enjoys working across disciplines from data architects to UX teams to investigate how Generative AI can reveal opportunities to harness the awesome power of data at scale.

12/7 Agenda

Drinks and refreshments will be provided.

5:00 PM

Networking, Registration and Introduction

5:35 PM

Dave Costenaro
Surveying the AI Opportunity Landscape

6:35 PM


6:45 PM

Nika Mramor
An active discussion on GenAI

7:15 PM

Wrap up and Give-Aways

Our Sponsors

Featuring our newest sponsor: Alation

Alation is the leader in enterprise data intelligence solutions, including data search & discovery, data governance, data stewardship, analytics, and digital transformation. Alation’s initial offering dominates the data catalog market. Thanks to its powerful Behavioral Analysis Engine, inbuilt collaboration capabilities, and open interfaces, Alation combines machine learning with human insight to successfully tackle even the most demanding challenges in data and metadata management. More than 350 enterprises drive data culture, improve decision making, and realize business outcomes with Alation, including AbbVie, American Family Insurance, Cisco, Exelon, Fifth Third Bank, Finnair, Munich Re, NASDAQ, New Balance, Parexel, Pfizer, US Foods, and Vistaprint. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Alation was named to Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces list and is backed by leading venture capitalists, including Blackstone, Costanoa, Data Collective, Dell Technologies, Icon, ISAI Cap, Riverwood, Salesforce, Sanabil, Sapphire, and Snowflake Ventures. For more information, visit

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We work with customers to create change for extraordinary results.

In today’s changing healthcare landscape, getting ahead and staying ahead leaves little time for a learning curve. So, it’s not enough just to choose a team that knows their way around data, analytics and automation. You need a business-focused partner with healthcare expertise.

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At Daugherty Business Solutions, we believe in providing exceptional value to our clients, an incredible work environment for our employees, and unwavering support to the communities in which we live. Those guiding principles and the great people making up Team Daugherty are the reason we’re still going strong after 35 years.

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