DAMA International - Calgary Chapter

DAMA Calgary Association is evolving with the COVID-19 reality for 2020!


Dates for our Fall 2020 sessions:


  • September 17 - Noon MT:
    Subject: "Agile Data Architecture for Analytics Success"
    by
    Manvir Grewal of Shift Analytics Inc. and Dan Kronstal of Insight Canada.


Manvir Grewal and Dan Kronstal will share technical notes on current trends in agile data, DataOps, and responsive analytics. They will present technology backing these trends, including tools from top vendors, and proven patterns for success in both implementation and operations. They will also showcase several scenarios from the field which have demonstrated success for clients regarding the value of agile practices when applied to the domain of the data practitioner. 


Manvir Singh Grewal - Partner and Principal Data Architect at Shift Analytics Inc.

Manvir has over ten years of experience leading IT teams in complex domains focused on delivering business value through custom application development, business intelligence, and agile transformations. He offers deep expertise in business intelligence and OLAP, with in-depth knowledge of relational and non-relational (NoSQL) databases, business intelligence tools, as well as data warehousing and data mining technologies. 


Dan Kronstal leads the Digital Innovation group for Insight Canada. His work has spanned technical consulting and international leadership of teams delivering projects for clients from small business to enterprise, in numerous business domains.


  • October 15 - DAMA Calgary Association - Annual General Meeting
    • Short AGM (~5-8 minutes) includes:
    • Meet your DAMA Calgary Board
    • Vote in new directors
    • Establish direction for the new fiscal year!
    • Guest speaker: Sean Milne of SaskTel will present:
      "The Evolution of Spatial Data Management"

      Spatial data has become an integral component within the telecommunication sector. From network design to service calls, spatial data is a necessity in our industry.  This presentation will detail how we transformed our spatial data to create a competitive advantage.  It will go through the processes, tools and data management techniques that help us deliver quality services to our customers.  

      Speaker Bio: Sean attended the University of Regina where he studied Economics and Geography.  After completing his degree, Sean received a post-baccalaureate certification from Penn State University in Geographic Information Systems.  His professional experience began at the Town of Banff working as a GIS Analyst where he preformed spatial analytics for a variety of projects. Sean has been at SaskTel for the past seven years in a variety of roles.  He was previously the Client Technology Manager for the GIS system.  In this role he performed GIS research and development and worked to evolve their spatial system. He is currently SaskTel’s Data Analyst-Planner, where he works on data projects throughout the Technology Division.

  • November 19 - Subject: TBA


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