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Data Modeling with Big Data, NoSQL and other Modern Data Platforms – The Process with Karen Lopez

  • Tuesday, June 16, 2015
  • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Ameriprise Customer Service Center, 901 3rd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55402


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Big data and NoSQL have led to big changes In the data environment, but are they all in the best interest of data? Are they technologies that "free us from the harsh limitations of relational databases?" In this session, Karen will be answering questions like these, plus:

  • Have we managed to free organizations from having to do data modeling? 
  • Is there a need for a data modeler on NoSQL projects? If we build data models, which types will work? 
  • What are these Big Data, NoSQL and freaky new things? 
  • Why should we care? 
  • If we build data models, how will they be used? 
  • If we build data models, when will they be used? 
  • Who will use data models? 
  • Where does data quality happen? 
  • Should I just retire to my island resort? 
  • Are there NoSQL technologies for which data modeling will never apply?

 Finally, Karen will wrap with 10 tips for data modelers in organizations incorporating NoSQL in their modern data architectures.


Karen Lopez is a Senior Project Manager and Architect at InfoAdvisors. She has 20+ years of experience in project and data management on large, multi-project programs. Karen is a popular speaker known for her highly interactive, practical and sometimes irreverent presentation style. She is a Microsoft SQL Server MVP, a Dun and Bradstreet MVP, an advisory committee member at Zachman International and an Advisory Board member of DAMA International. She wants you to love your data.

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The Ameriprise Client Service Center is on 3rd Avenue between 9th and 10th Street.  The closest parking is in the Leamington Ramp, which can be accessed from 10th or 11th Street.


Ameriprise employees will be available at the security desk to check you in, provide you a badge, and escort you to the conference room.  Please pre-register to avoid the more lengthy process of issuing you a badge on the morning of the event.

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