One of the biggest events of the year for data management and business analytics professionals -- the Enterprise Data World conference -- kicks off next week in San Diego. To find out what to expect, SearchDataManagement got on the phone with Karen Lopez, principal consultant and senior project manager with InfoAdvisors Inc.
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Lopez, a regular speaker at Enterprise Data World and proprietor of the popular @Datachick Twitter feed, explains why she thinks the definition of "big data" is still ambiguous at best. She also talks about what to expect at Enterprise Data World and offers sage advice for data modelers searching for success in the era of NoSQL and data management professionals looking for new ways to learn from each other.
Known for her admittedly "snarky" comments about the state of data management today, Lopez boasts more than 20 year of experience launching and running large, multifaceted data management initiatives for clients in many industries. During the conference, Lopez will offer a presentation on advanced data modeling techniques and how to make data modeling more relevant in 2013. Among other things, she'll also speak about how data management professionals can get started with blogging and the benefits of doing so -- a subject close to her heart.