Welcome to the CBIG site

The Charlotte BI Group, or CBIG as we like to call ourselves, is a technical user group focused on business intelligence, analytics, data science, data warehousing, and big data.

Our meetings will approach learning in a casual, fun and social way.  Join us to learn and get to know fellow professionals in the area.

SQL Saturday in Charlotte is back!


Our annual training event, hosted by CBIG, will be on December 7th. It’s a day full of learning and getting to know other data professionals. And it’s free — we just ask that you cover the cost of your lunch.

Please join us! More info and to RSVP: SQL Saturday Charlotte 2019.

October 2019 CBIG Meeting: Why Data Scientists Must Lead Business Forward and The Magical Tools to Do So

***Note this meeting is at a different location***

Meeting Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2019

5:30 pm: Dinner and networking with fellow CBIG members

6:00 pm: Introductions

6:10 pm: Spotlight sponsor presentation from SentryOne

6:20 pm: Main presentation from Thad Wengert

Session Topic: Why Data Scientists Must Lead Business Forward and The Magical Tools to Do So

Session Description: This session will provide guidance on how Data Scientists can enable the business and leading it forward. We will discuss the persistent gap in the potential of data, its vigorous implementation and how it can be solved. We will also learn the other skills behind the solution Data Scientists bring to the table.

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Presenter: Thad Wengert grew up just up the road in Blacksburg, VA. He was educated at Swarthmore College, Cornell University - and on the hills of Honduras as a Peace Corps volunteer. His wife is from Honduras and they are about to graduate their last of 4 kids from South Meck High School. Thad has worked in analytics his whole career, with experience running strategy and digital marketing as well. He has worked from large to small, from retail to manufacturing to financial services including Bank of America, Family Dollar, CompuCom, and SnapAV. He has a data consultancy for small & medium businesses who have more data than they know what to do with. He teaches classes in big data at a Charlotte coding school and a Lego robotics club for kids, so he certainly enjoys speaking and explaining.Today he'll share what he's learned about making data science effective in a company, how data scientists have to lead the way, and the surprising tools you'll need to do so.

Meeting Location: SentryOne Office, 4001B Yancey Rd, Charlotte NC 28217. There is parking right next to the building. Look for the LAB@SentryOne sign.

***Note this meeting is at a different location***

RSVP: October CBIG Meeting

November 2019 CBIG Meeting: TBD

Meeting Date: Tuesday, November 5, 2019

5:30 pm: Dinner and networking with fellow CBIG members

6:00 pm: Introductions

6:10 pm: Spotlight sponsor presentations from Insight and Information Builders

6:20 pm: Main presentation from TBD

Session Topic: TBD

Session Description: TBD

Presenter: TBD

Meeting Location: Microsoft Office, 8055 Microsoft Way, Charlotte, NC 28273. We're in the AP1/1002 Redwood Conference Room in the left building - the 2nd door farthest from the entrance.

RSVP: Link coming soon

December 2019: No Meeting

There will be no CBIG meeting due to the Charlotte SQL Saturday event on December 7th. Be sure to join us at SQL Saturday, and then we’ll see you next year!

Upcoming CBIG Meeting Dates

January 7, 2020

We typically meet on the 1st Tuesday of every month (sometimes the 2nd Tuesday if there's a holiday near the date, or a conflict with the meeting room).   

If you would like to present at CBIG, we'd love to have you! Please e-mail us at: CharlotteBIGroup at Outlook.com

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