Accelerating Self Service BI via a Logical Data Warehouse
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  Mark Blanchette   Mark Blanchette
VP, Business Technology and Data Management
Seacoast Bank


Tuesday, April 4, 2017
01:15 PM - 02:00 PM

Level:  Intermediate

Efficient use of data as an enterprise asset is an important element of every successful business, but the demand for more information from IT can at times outpace the delivery. Seacoast bank embarked on a transformational project to empower business units to self-service operational reporting via a logical data warehouse that greatly shortened the time it takes to onboard new sources of data. The logical data warehouse also provided business value by:
  1. Unifying information so that Seacoast can more efficiently up-sell and cross-sell to its customers,
  2. Enabling Seacoast to more readily utilize data from third party data providers and decrease time to onboard new data, and
  3. Lessen Seacoast’s dependency on external vendors for the maintaining of information.

A key component of the logical data warehouse is data virtualization. In this presentation, the audience will discover:

  • How data virtualization can shorten the time to source data
  • Other use cases where data virtualization can provide business benefit
  • Lessons learned and best practices in building a logical data warehouse

Mark Blanchette joined Seacoast in September 2014 and is leading the Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence Department (AKA the Data Management Office) for the bank. In his role as a Business Technology leader, Mark's team focuses on efficient information delivery, data integration, and helping business units improve operations through process improvements and automation.

Prior to joining Seacoast, Mark founded the data management group at Citrix Systems where he focused on helping lines of business with Master Data Management, Mobility, Data Quality, and Data Governance challenges and initiatives. Mark's career in Information Technology has spanned 25 years, working in multiple industries and verticals.

Mr. Blanchette has been a presenter at several National conferences including the Gartner Master Data Management Summit, Informatica World, and The Data Governance Winter Conference. He received his BA in Economics from the University of Washington and an MBA from Seattle University.

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