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September 5th 2014: Data Visualization and Information Delivery

Connect. Share. Learn.

Q3 2014 St. Louis Area TDWI Chapter Meeting
Dear St. Louis BI/DW and Analytics Professionals,
The TDWI St. Louis Chapter cordially invites you to attend our upcoming meeting on Friday, September 5, 2014. Come meet other local BI/DW professionals, swap business cards, share ideas, and exchange career advice while listening to quality presentations in a vendor-neutral setting, which is the hallmark of TDWI education. This event is open to all interested BI/DW professionals. Breakfast will be provided.


Friday, September 5, 2014
8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.



BJC Learning Center
8300 Eager Rd
Brentwood, MO 63144


"Telling Compelling Stories with Data", by Dona Wong, Former Graphics Director at The Wall Street Journal.
"Big Data Visualization", by Daniel Murray, Director of BI Services at InterWorks.

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8:00 - 8:30 a.m.

Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking

8:30 – 8:50 a.m.

Opening Remarks
Paul Boal, Chapter President

8:50 – 10:00 a.m.

Session 1:
"Telling Compelling Stories with Data", by Dona Wong, Former Graphics Director at The Wall Street Journal.


We live in a data-driven world, where effective graphics are key to the delivery of information. When a graphical piece of information is done right, you can’t tell that there is design behind it - information flows to the viewer clearly and efficiently.
Dona Wong will demonstrate:
1. How to turn data into a compelling, persuasive story
2. How to use graphics effectively in your presentations
3. The Dos and Don’ts of information graphics — common pitfalls and how to avoid them

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Networking Break and Book Giveaway

10:30 - 11:40 a.m.

"Big Data Visualization", by Daniel Murray, Director of BI Services at InterWorks.


Dan will present on the changing landscape of databases, visualization, and making data more accessible to non-technical information consumers:
1. Big data in the context of the everyday business
2. The self-building schema – what 5 years from now in the Hadoop ecosystem could look like
3. How Data Visualization makes data understandable and actionable

11:40 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Raffles and Closing Remarks

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Bios of Presenters

Dona Wong
Dona Wong is the author of “The Wall Street Journal Guide to Information Graphics”. She is the former graphics director at The Wall Street Journal, where she was responsible for setting the graphics standard for all feature and breaking news graphics. Previously, she served as a business graphics editor at The New York Times. Dona is an expert in conceptualizing and producing information graphics that are easily understood by millions of demanding readers on a daily basis. In addition, she has advised Fortune 500 companies and major government agencies on strategic communications. Dona received her M.F.A. in information design from Yale, with thesis advisor Edward Tufte, a pioneer in the field of data visualization.

Daniel Murray
Daniel Murray - Author of "Tableau Your Data" and an expert in data visualization.  Dan has spent 30 years building technology solutions and served in many different business capacities.  He is currently the Director of BI Services at InterWorks, a global IT consulting firm.


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