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Data Mining with Nick Ward
Author: Rob Farley Date Posted: 2/20/2007 11:46:19 AM
Ever thought Data Mining was too difficult? Not understandable? Something for people in ivory towers? Think again. SQL Server 2005 has a host of new features to enable data mining to be embedded into the normal course of your analytics. It’s surprising how much insight can be gained from your data with a few very simple procedures to invoke a data mining algorithm – delivering your organisation new ideas and information in the process. This session introduces the basic concepts of data mining, including the types of algorithms supported by SQL Server. We’ll then investigate how SQL Server embeds data mining in applications (analytic and other) and see a new data mining algorithm be built from the ground up – arming you to do the same back at the office.

Nick Ward is the Microsoft SQL Server Technology Specialist based in Melbourne. Nick has significant expertise in the database market having been a technology specialist at database vendors for more than 10 years, focussed on operational and business intelligence (BI) applications. Nick has had international experience, been based at various times throughout Australia, Europe, North America and Asia, assisting customers purchase and implement numerous data systems around the world. These systems have been in various industries including telecommunications, insurance, financial services and media. Responsibilities on projects range from design (database and data integration) through to implementation, including databases, reporting systems and more. Prior to joining the database vendor market, Nick was a database administrator in the packaging industry.

Venue: SA Innovation Centre, L2 Santos House | Duration 12:00-2:00 | On: Thursday, March 8, 2007