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.


March 10, 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

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Coffee and refreshments will be provided.


Networking and Registration


Introductions and Chapter Business

8:35AM- 10:00AM




10:20AM- 11:45AM


11:45AM- 12:00PM

Wrap up and Give-aways

December 2022 Presentation Topics:

Topic 1: The Evolution of Data Architecture in the Cloud

Presenter: Eric Lealos

The state of the art for engineering in analytics has evolved significantly over the past 25 years. Early on the practice of data modeling emerged as a means to improve performance and make data more accessible and easier to use for authors, analysts and creators. Since the early days much has changed. On the technology side, we have seen advances in traditional relational databases to support analytics, the invention of databases designed specifically for analytics, analytic appliances, and now modern databases in the cloud, designed not only for analytics, but to streamline many of the workflows commonly used to engineer data…Click here to read more.

Topic 2: Beyond a Data Catalog: Improving a Data User’s Experience with Metadata

Speakers: Mark Phillips and Nik Acheson

Mark Phillips – Beyond a Data Catalog: Improving a Data User’s Experience with Metadata… Data catalogs are at the center of many organizations’ data initiatives with promises of data discovery, understanding, and trust and yet we often fail to use metadata as intended – an enabler of user satisfaction. In this presentation, we’ll explore how shifting our mindset about metadata and can accelerate data initiatives and help answer a critical question, “how can we improve a data user’s experience?

Nik Acheson – Innovation and Trust Unlocked: Why a Modern Data Catalog Approach Matters to Your Business… Contemporary data catalogs have massively evolved in recent years and the benefits are no longer being delivered for just technology teams. This presentation will break down the contemporary data catalog into a few key areas, what you should expect out of them, and how to begin delivering more Trusted business value while evolving architecturally. Examples to be shared include technologies, past experience from enterprise implementations across different industries, and others to help you navigate where you should start or scale next.

Click here to learn more about speakers Eric Lealos, Mark Phillips, and Nik Acheson.

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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