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NYMCUG March 2015 Meeting

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Our 2nd NYMCUG organizational meeting and Technology briefing took place on March 24, 2015 in New York City, co-sponsored by TechD and IBM.  We had a great turnout for our Spring event including 45 attendees representing Cognos users from 24 companies. In addition to quarterly technical briefing, we are building our NYMCUG social community with presence on LinkedIn and Meet-Ups sites, please join and follow NYMCUG.

The group held lively discussions with the subject matter experts during their presentations topics:

  • Analytics In Life Sciences – Integrated analytics Demo – by Brian Snyder – IBM CTP
  • Cognos Dynamics Cubes & Cognos10.2.2 Hints & Tips – by Marc Martina – Tech-Dynamics, Sr. Architect
  • Analytics Acceleration – Cognos BI & SPSS on PureData (Netezza) by William Abernathy – IBM Analytics Tech. Manager

Presentations are available here.

Marc Martina emphasized the value and benefits of installing the latest Cognos 10.2.2 release and Fix Packs to take advantage of new features and improved performance in Cognos BI. Cognos User polling showed, the majority of firms represented have already make the upgraded to Cognos 10.2.x platform to take advantage of new capabilities and improved performance characteristics in Cognos BI.

Brian showed new Cognos RAVE engine data visualizations and integrated analytics solutions extending Cognos with Predictive Analytics (SPSS) and Watson Analytics in a life science use case.

Bill’s discussion illustrated huge improvements in report execution times using larger and more diverse data sets (structured and unstructured data) with the PureData for Analytics powered by Netezza, which leverages shared processing for dramatically faster results.

Call for User Success Story Presentations for our June NYMCUG Meeting: We are looking end user volunteers to present their “User success stories” and BI use case presentations to the group for the next NYMCUG meeting scheduled for June 16th, 2015.  This could be a great opportunity to preview your Analytics success story before this year’s IBM’s (IOD) INSIGHT 2015 Big Data & Analytics conference held in Las Vegas Oct 25-29th 2015 at the Mandalay Bay Hotel

Questions and suggestions may be sent to Evan Atkins, TechD for review and circulation. Please email:  eatkins@tech-dynamics.com as well as posted to NYMCUG User Group on LinkedIn.

We look forward to seeing you at our next NYMCUG Meeting – SUMMER EVENT, Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 8:30AM to 12:30PM   A light breakfast and lunch is included. Meeting venue:  Executive Suites 1120 6th Avenue, 4th Fl. Conf. Rm B, (43rd St) New York, NY 10036


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