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We strive to change the conversation – literally – about data, information, and technology. Join the Great Data Minds team, advisors and special guests as we discuss topics that are at the forefront of the data world.

We strive to change the conversation – literally – about data, information, and technology. Join the Great Data Minds team, advisors and special guests as we discuss topics that are at the forefront of the data world.


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We strive to change the conversation – literally – about data, information, and technology. Join the Great Data Minds team, advisors and special guests as we discuss topics that are at the forefront of the data world.






Author Series: People Before Things with Chris Laping

Gartner states that as much as 60% of all data projects fail. In the Analytics space only 21% of deployed analytic solutions are ever adopted by the targeted stakeholders! We believe that has to do with not taking care of the humans. So, why do some organizations succeed at adopting technology change and others don’t? Turns out there are some head-slapping intuitive conditions needed to enable change and achieve transformation. Please join us and our special guest, Chris Laping as he shares...


Microsoft’s Data Strategy and How it Accelerates a Data Culture

Microsoft has been making significant waves in the analytics and data governance space recently with its release of Azure Synapse and Purview. Join Matt Smith, Microsoft’s CDO for the West Enterprise shares Microsoft’s Go To Market strategy to enable digital and data transformation in the enterprise. Matt will share his career and customer experiences and how they have influenced Microsoft’s customer and partner ecosystem to achieve more. What you will learn during this session:


Getting Out of the Machine Learning POC Cycle Funk

While the vast majority of companies are waking to the possible benefits of integrating AI applications to their products and internal business processes, few are succeeding to do this at scale and see returns on investment. Those that are, stand to achieve a severe competitive advantage. What you will learn during this session: What is the impact of successfully scaling AI/ML and what it is worth to the organization. A clear understanding of what a POC cycle is. What is key in your...


Confidence Is Not What You Think

Brought to you by GDM Women Be Curious, Be Creative. Be Confident. About this Event Getting your good ideas across to management and other team members requires confidence, even being confident enough to fail. Our human operating system is wired for survival and designed for creativity. Together, we will explore how to access our curiosity and creativity to express our unique brilliance confidently. . Please join Great Data Minds Women and our special guests Manju Bazzell and Patricia...


Author Series: 97 Things About Ethics Everyone In Data Science Should Know

Most of the high profile cases of real or perceived unethical activity in data science aren’t matters of bad intent. Rather, they occur because ethics simply aren’t thought through well enough.! Bill Franks compiles contributions from top companies in technology, finance and other industries to share experiences and lessons learned from collecting, managing and analyzing data ethically. . Please join us as Great Data Minds Advisor, Mike Lampa discusses the insights and collective wisdom of...


Deep Dive Google Data Services

With innovative organizations like Apple and Spotify moving their cloud workloads to Google Cloud Platform (GCP), you can dispute the advantages that Google brings to all of their cloud services. But at the heart of the platform resides well engineered data services including BigQuery, Dataflow and others that are known as being the most cost effective and fastest in the industry. Please join us as Great Data Minds Advisor, Jesus Diaz a certified GCP Data Engineer, and Cloud Architect...


War Wounds and Wins: Machine Learning Stories from the Frontline

Machine Learning is quickly becoming a household term and everyone wants to build and use novel ML systems, but getting started harder looks different than you'd expect. We have invited some of the best of the best data science professionals to share their experiences with deploying machine learning solutions. Join us as we learn from them what to do and not to do along with hearing about their projects and the impact they had.


Author Series: Building Analytics Teams

With all the automation and augmented intelligence available today, one would think that the effectiveness of an enterprise analytics program is all about the right technology. Think again. It’s much more about the humans!! John K. Thompson dips into his 30+ years of experience and expertise to provide the fundamentals for building and managing highly effective, efficient and performant analytic teams. He includes what to do, who to hire, which projects to undertake and what to avoid while...


An Overnight Success: Connect for Health Colorado’s Move to the Cloud

Connect for Health Colorado is Colorado’s official healthcare marketplace. With more and more people moving to Colorado, thus utilizing their site to obtain insurance, they realized that their traditional analytics environments could not provide them with the information they needed to support their population. The decision was made to move their Oracle based solutions to a more agile, lower cost solution. Please join Carlos Bossy, CEO of Datalere and the lead on this project as he walks...


Great Data Minds' Personal Meeting Room

We had the pleasure of interviewing another outstanding thought leader woman in the world of data, and a big proponent of women in technology: Kara M. Annanie Thanks Kara for a great interview! Youtube link: Date: Dec 15, 2020 02:09 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)


Knight at the HR Roundtable

Human Resources teams are usually on their own island when it comes to managing their HR analytics program. Due to the sensitive nature of their data, traditional IT and data teams err on the side of caution due to privacy concerns and avoid integrating critical HR data into their enterprise-wide analytic data solutions. Another challenge is the small HR teams typically do not have the analytics background and skills needed to develop valuable data and analytic products and tell a compelling...


What Real Looks Like

Data Governance and MDM are strategic programs that are critical to mature data practices. Traditionally, these programs are heavy, require expensive technology and take years to deploy. With innovative solutions and approaches, this has changed. Please join GDM Advisors Mike Lampa and Anna Navarette along with our strategic partners, Semarchy and Alation as we walk through marketing trends, new best practices, leading technologies and real-world stories from organizations that are thriving...


Data Therapy

Data nightmares? Data drama? Do you have the Monday morning dread? Tired of working so hard? Join our virtual therapy session and bring us your data woes. Our team of DataOps enthusiasts will dig through your problem and prescribe DataOps solutions that can ease your pain. We’ll start the program with an overview of the top 10 problems DataOps can solve. From there it will be an open forum, addressing your questions and even solutioning via white board if need be. Don’t worry, you will...


How Setting up a Ventures Group can Accelerate Innovation

Join our special guest, Sharon Allpress from DCP Tech Ventures as we discuss the benefits of standing up a Ventures group to accelerate innovation.


Freeing Up Funding for Innovation w/ Matt Stava

Join us and our special guest, Matt Stava, CEO of Spinnaker Support as we discuss freeing up funding through the use of 3rd party support.


An Interview with Cindi Howson, Chief Data Strategy Officer, ThoughtSpot

Please join Paul Kautza, Great Data Minds Advisor and one of the top visionaries in the industry in Cindi Howson, Chief Data Strategy Officer at ThoughtSpot. We talk about industry trends, ThoughtSpot differentiators and what she and others are doing to give back to the community.


"In Honor of Kevin Bacon" the Skinny on Graph Databases

Ready to finally learn what graph databases really are and what makes them so powerful? Watch our session with Senior Cloud Architect Dan Galavan as he takes us through the skinny on graph databases. How does Kevin Bacon fit in here? You'll have to watch to find out.


Compliant and Augmented Data: Helping Property Buyers and Seller Make Informed Decisions

Please join us for this great discussion with special guest Dana Bennett, VP of Industry Engagement and Standards at REcolorado. Dana walks us through the critical importance of data to the real estate market. She shares exciting information about new data sets that help buyers and sellers make informed decisions.


Suzie Wants A Pie Chart

Are we really asking people about their data needs or are we just giving them what we think they need? Join us in exploring how human-centered design principles can help improve data literacy.


For The Love of AutoML

Please join our GDM Advisor Jesus Diaz as he talks with Jonathan Hodges, VP of Data Management and Analytics at Workiva as they discuss the benefits of AutoML.