Let’s Get Real… At Informatica World 2015

Let’s Get Real… At Informatica World 2015

Ah yes. Las Vegas in May… not a bad place to be, unless you are planning to recreate the latest Hangover Movie.

Informatica World happens to be there on May 11-15th, 2015, and once again I’ll offer my predictions (aka Morning Line) for your BEST viewing and learning opportunities.  If you see all of these, who knows, you just may win the EXACTA for real time prowess. These sessions will appeal to you, especially if you fancy the latest in Real Time Big data Integration information.

So with no further ado, forthwith are your best bets —

May 12, 1:30 – 2:30  Room: Gracia 2

How to Support Real-Time Data Integration Projects with PowerCenter

James Chidichimo, Vice President of Information Technology, PRA Group
Brandon Wyckoff, Data Warehouse Administrator, PRA Group
Raj Khot, IT Manager – Application/Data Management, Integration and BI, Grant Thornton LLP
Lokesh Krishnamoorthy, Project Lead, IT Data Integration, Grant Thornton LLP
Terry Simonds, Senior Director, Business Development, Informatica

Informatica recently released PowerCenter v9.6, which is designed to deliver end-to-end data integration agility to support business agility. A big part of business agility is about ensuring that your IT organization can make the most current and trustworthy data available, in whatever form necessary, regardless of where it resides, at the right time.

Maybe you want to do more real-time data warehousing by shortening your batch windows

Maybe you want to synchronize all operational and transactional systems with consistent and accurate information

Maybe you want to execute intraday batches to augment overnight batch processing in your data warehousing projects

Maybe you want to better integrate the data layer with an application integration layer (i.e.EAI, SOA, etc.)

In this session, we will discuss and demo how you can leverage your existing Informatica skills and PowerCenter’s real-time capabilities to enable change data capture (CDC), integration with messaging systems, and Web services with a single platform to increase the speed of accessing and delivering data, mix real-time operational data with historical data, and capture changes in near real-time, non-invasively, without impacting the system, to support IT projects including real time data warehousing, data synchronization, data replication, operational data hubs, and more

May 14, 10:10 – 11:10 Room: Gracia 1

Big Data Real Time Streaming Analytics Session

Scott Hagan, Principal Product Manager, Informatica
Terry Simonds, Senior Director, Business Development, Informatica
Amrish Thakkar, Principal Product Manager, Informatica

One of the more interesting and advanced use cases of Informatica has been in the area of streaming and predictive analytics for Big Data

In this session, you will hear from experts who have implemented a streaming analytics application that predicts when spare parts on jet engines need service—even before they need service

Don’t miss this interactive session that will feature discussions around real-time best practices and tips and tricks, from design to implementation

May 14, 2:30 – 3:30    Room: Gracia 6

Accelerating Business with Near Real-Time Architectures

Deepak Gattala, Solution Architect, Dell Inc.
Hari Kalla, Principal Consultant, SSG Limited

This session will describe near real-time architectures for accelerating the delivery of data to critical analytics and customer service applications

Architects from Dell and SSG will talk about how they are using Vibe Data Stream and other technologies to build the architectures that bring near real-time data to key applications and analytics use cases

The business benefits of these approaches include timely business decisions and more effective and timely customer support.

May 13, 2:00 – 2:45   Room: Gracia 3

Building a Real-time Data Platform for Improved Customer Engagement

Chris Hammond, Project Director, British Telecom
Terry Britt, Senior DBA, Camping World
Luc Clement, Director Product Management, Informatica Cloud

Every company says that customers are their #1 priority, but how do you use the data throughout your organization to go the extra mile? Join British Telecom and Camping World as they discuss their different approaches to improving the customer experience

British Telecom decided to consolidate customer data from seven different Salesforce systems in real-time to improve customer response times

Camping World forged a strategy around customer satisfaction to support a dynamic B2C retail business

You’ll also hear how both companies implemented elegant and successful customer service solutions with Informatica Cloud. This is sure to be a fascinating session with lots of practical advice on how to improve your customer experience with real-time app integration and customer analytics to deliver a 360-degree view of every customer interaction

May 14, 11:20 – 12:20   Room: Gracia 8

Enabling Digital Transformation with Real-Time Master Data Management
Sanjeev Gupta, CIO, Cover-More Group

Cover-More has embarked on the development of a customer-centric strategy. A core component of the strategy is the use of digital channels as the key mechanism to understand and have deeper relationships with customers and prospects

Success in the digital channel is dependent on having good quality customer information and 360 degree view of the customer Currently, Cover-More faces several challenges including information that is located across disparate sources and customer information being held in silos. With a mandate to rapidly enable this strategy, Cover-More has partnered with Informatica and Capgemini to implement a real-time Master data management integrated solution that will eliminate duplicate records at the time of on boarding; integrate in real-time with the online channel, and create a more seamless experience for customers

The Big Data Journey: Traditional BI to Next Gen Analytics – Customer Panel

  • Deepika Sinha, IT Manager Enterprise Business Solutions, Johnson & Johnson
  • Dave Beaudoin, VP Data Architecture, Transamerica
  • Christine Miesner, Manager E&P Data Management, Devon Energy
  • Thomas Reichel, Lead Architect, KPN

May 12, 3:30 – 4:30    Room: Gracia 6

Modernize Your Application Architecture and Boost Your Business Agility

Tom Kato, CEO, Mototak LLC
Rick Mutsaers, Senior Consultant, Informatica

Big application projects present a chance to take a fresh look at your overall application and data architecture. Done right, application consolidation, application migration, and M&A integration offer the chance to rationalize your architecture, reducing your IT costs and speeding up future project delivery through a simplified environment

We will talk about approaches to these complex projects as well as best practices to lower your risk and increase productivity

So enjoy the conference and hope to see (or meet) you there.