Special Announcement

March Location

The March meeting will once again be held at Apparatus, located at 1401 North Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202
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Save $150 on 2014 PASS Business Analytics Conference

Planning to attend the “PASS BA Conference” scheduled for May 7-9, 2014 in San Jose, CA? If so, save $150 off registration and help your local Indianapolis chapter. Each time the IndyPASS Promo code is used, IndyPASS will receive $50. It adds up and pays for more pizza than you know. This code works for everyone so tell your friends, Tweet it from the mountain tops, and write some PowerShell when you are done. Why? Just because you can…and it is therapeutic. Anyway, here is the promo code. Enjoy!

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 Feature Presentation

April 15th, 2014
Big Data from an IT Perspective
Presenter: Peng Wong, Beyond Predictive Inc.

A little about Peng Wong:
Peng Wong is the Co-Founder & CIO at Beyond Predictive Inc., helping companies break down barriers to realizing the benefits of Big Data technologies by providing services, solutions, and software products.

Peng has 25 years of IT leadership experience and hands-on technical experience, from startups to Fortune 100 companies. He has successfully led turnaround of multiple IT organizations, each resulting in better productivity and increased value to the business.

Peng has led multiple full life-cycle initiatives in analytics in organizations. He developed a system that utilized predictive analytics in 2004, years before predictive analytics became mainstream.

Peng’s experience across multiple industries brings a fresh perspective to solving business problems. His unique blend of IT technical experience and business acumen makes him an excellent communication agent bridging the geeks and non-geeks.

Abstract:
Big Data means different things to different people, depending on their perspective. Peng will discuss what Big Data means to the IT organization and why businesses can no longer ignore adopting Big Data techniques. In this presentation, Peng will take a look at why companies should seriously consider solutions and technologies from the Big Data space, regardless of size of business or size of data.

Businesses are in various stages of implementing solutions that take advantage of insight from data.

Peng will be discussing why businesses should do something about the deluge of data, sort through the landscape of technologies and solutions available to them. For those that are just starting to consider the value of gathering business intelligence from data, Peng will discuss next steps to delve into this data.

Agenda:
5:30 - Professional Networking
6:00 - Announcements
6:15 - Featured Presentation
7:30 - Prize Drawings

Location:

Apparatus HQ
1401 North Meridian St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202
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Book Exchange

Beginning at the July 2009 meeting ...
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Prior Presentations

The slides and code examples from January's IndyPASS meeting are now available in the Prior Presentations area of the site.
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