Sunday Training

Course Descriptions

Training 1   Dimensional Modeling: Kimball Fundamentals
Trainer   Margy Ross, President, DecisionWorks Consulting
Date & Time   Sunday, April 23, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  The Canyons, Tucson Marriott University Park

Workshop Description: Excellence in dimensional modeling is critical to a well-designed data warehouse/business intelligence system. In this course, you will learn the most common dimensional modeling techniques, patterns, and best practices. Concepts are illustrated through real-world industry scenarios, conveyed through a combination of lectures, class exercises, small group workshops, and individual problem solving.

Margy RossTrainer Bio: Margy is President of DecisionWorks Consulting. For over 30 years, she has focused exclusively on helping organizations leverage information to make better business decisions. Since specializing in DW/BI program/project strategy, business requirements analysis, and dimensional modeling, she remains convinced that business acceptance is the true measure of DW/BI success.

In addition to her consulting activities, Margy has taught dimensional modeling and DW/BI methodology to over 10,000 students. She co-authored six best-selling books with Ralph Kimball, including The Data Warehouse Toolkit (3rd Ed.), The Data Warehouse Lifecycle Toolkit (2nd Ed.), and The Kimball Group Reader (Remastered Coll.).

Training 2   Balancing the Human Element to Our Technology: A Design Thinking Experience
Trainer   Jeremy C. Thomas, Founder and Chief Catalyst, Carom
Date & Time   Sunday, April 23, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  Madera Room, Tucson Marriott University Park

Workshop Description: Join us for an immersive experience to learn more about design thinking. We will explore the mindset, the philosophy and the methodology behind what seems like it is taking over the corporate world. For the purposes of this training, we will tackle a design challenge and actually apply design thinking to it through the day. You will be guided step by step as we explore and you will leave with thoughts about how you can take this back to implement it in your role.

Jeremy ThomasTrainer Bio: Leveraging his experience with design thinking, business model and value proposition design, Jeremy C Thomas, Founder and Chief Catalyst at Carom, works with companies large and small to push their boundaries by challenging conventions and traditions, to step off expected paths and away from methodologies that mire companies in old ways of thinking. He is involved in his own projects as Carom, as well as working in partnership with companies like SAP and Genpact. He believes it’s important to embrace the philosophy of innovation, not the methodology of innovation, to ensure we can be present in each and every moment to recognize opportunities that create the most value for the most people.

Register for Sunday Training by selecting from the two offerings under Sunday Training Sessions when prompted on the regular online registration form.