Why I Do What I Do
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  William Brooks   William Brooks
Chief Data Architect


Monday, April 3, 2017
05:15 PM - 06:00 PM

Level:  Introductory

All of us come to events like EDW to learn, to network, and to share, but there are deeper reasons we appreciators of data congregate this way.

We share a common love of pattern, beauty, and times when plans come together. We can be our data-selves and, like cosplayers at Comic-Con, creative anachronists at a ren faire, or steampunks steampunking at a Maker event, knowing that we're surrounded by stories and images in which we will all find joy.

Bill Brooks has been modeling, managing, and integrating data since 1995, beginning at CID Associates developing application databases, then at Children's Hospital Boston as manager of the Decision Support Systems Group. He managed data integration before becoming Enterprise Data Architect for MFS Investment Management. Bill is now Global Chief Data Architect at Mercer, where he is developing a firm-wide data architecture practice.

Bill's background includes traditional relational database design, data warehouse design and implementation, and enterprise application integration using a variety of ETL, message broker, and service bus approaches, and he has recently focused on building Data Architecture capabilities and driving big data and advanced analytics programs.

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