May '12 Baton Rouge SQL Server User Group Meeting

Post date: Apr 18, 2012 3:24:1 AM

May '12 Baton Rouge SQL Server User Group Meeting

Topic: Why Data Warehousing?

Date: Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Location: Louisiana Technology Park

Sponsored By: TBA


5:45 - 6:15 pm: Networking and Refreshments

6:15 - 6:30 pm: Lightning Round Topic

6:30 - 8:00 pm: Main Topic

8:00 - until: Open Forum for questions and Raffle

Afterwards: An open invitation to join us at Walk-Ons

Lightning Round Speaker: TBA


Main Topic: Why Data Warehousing?

Main Topic Speaker:  Kristen Reeves, Geocent

Summary: This presentation will serve as an introduction into the world of Data Warehousing.  We will start by covering the key characteristics and concepts of a Data Warehouse as well as go over the differences between a Warehouse and transactional Database Management System.  We will then go into the internal design and processes involved in building an efficient Data Warehouse.  We will end by discussing why Data Warehouses are useful to a business and how a business can leverage the key information stored to drive future business decisions.

Bio: After graduating from Southeastern Louisiana University with a B.S in Computer Science and an MBA (Information Systems concentration), I went straight into the Data Warehousing field.  For five years I worked with Revenue Solutions, Inc. where we provided data warehousing solutions to revenue agencies. Within this time I provided consulting to the Massachusetts Department of Revenue located in Boston, MA as well as the Georgia Department of Revenue located in Atlanta, GA.  I recently became employed by Geocent, where I am providing  database development skills.