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.


tbd June 2, 2023 ?
8:00 AM- 12:00 PM


Microsoft Technology Center

4220 Duncan Ave

5th Floor Gateway Arch I & II rooms

St. Louis, MO 63110



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TDWI In-Person Event

Registration for the upcoming TDWI St. Louis event is coming soon!


Coffee and refreshments will be provided.


Networking and Registration


Introductions and Chapter Business

8:35AM- 10:00AM

Chad Linch

Becoming Digital – Bus. Transformation through Digitization



10:20AM- 11:45AM

Dan Johnson

Hybrid Cloud

11:45AM- 12:00PM

Wrap up and Give-aways

March 2023 Presentation Topics:

Topic 1: Becoming Digital – Business Transformation through Digitization

Speaker: Chad Lich

According to Gartner, “Digitalization is the use of digital technologies to change a business model and provide new revenue and value-producing opportunities; it is the process of moving to a digital business.” In this session we will discuss our opportunity to leverage technology to improve customer experiences, empower employees, innovate products, and optimize operations by creating digital feedback loops and leveraging data to gain insights that can help drive successful outcomes. Real world examples leveraging digital twins, IIoT, IoT, Augmented Reality, data and AI will be presented

Chad Lich has over 30 years of experience in information technology and is currently a Principal Cloud Solution Architect for Cross Solution & Industry Innovation at Microsoft and has been with the company for eight years leading global enterprises in their successful digital transformation. Prior to Microsoft, Chad worked with Build-A-Bear and Intelligrated (Honeywell Company) as a director of BI and development, leading teams and building software to enable these businesses with data insights and tools that focused on adding value and business transformation. Chad holds a bachelor’s in information management from Webster University and an MBA from Southeast Missouri State University Harrison College of Business and Computing. Chad is also active as a contributor to STEM events in the St. Louis region, engages as a board member to a Southeast Missouri State University Harrison College of Business and Computing and private local STEM focused company, while also contributing to his local tech community as part of Azure and DOTNET Meetup groups.

Topic 2: Hybrid Cloud

Speaker: Dan Johnson

Hybrid cloud is often the best approach to support businesses across industries.  From gradual adoption to compliance challenges companies are choosing hybrid cloud at increasing rates.  We will discuss the varied types of approaches to adopting cloud, why companies are heading to Hybrid, real live use cases and more…

Bio: Dan Johnson is a Senior Principal, Cloud Strategist and Cloud Competency Lead at Daugherty Business Solutions. Dan has been in the IT space for 30 years.   Over the last few years, Dan has focused on guiding clients through major migrations to public cloud.  Dan has worked across transportation, financial services, banking, telecommunications and medical industries.

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.

Whether you’re a business or technology professional, get the performance, flexibility, and near-infinite scalability to easily load, integrate, analyze, and securely share your data. Snowflake is a fully-managed service that’s simple to use but can power a near-unlimited number of concurrent workloads. Snowflake is our customers’ solution for data warehousing, data lakes, data engineering, data science, data application development, and for securely sharing and consuming shared data.

Find more information on the national TDWI organization here.