Think Tank. That has always been a goal of mine.
To work in a place with like minded people who explore ideas and look for solutions.
I suppose that's what attracts me to Business Intelligence.
It's a growing field, un-chartered, ever changing.
And the people in the industry are extremely bright.
And have decades of experience.
So what right do I have to participate and contribute.
Except each Friday at 1pm on Twitter we meet up for #BIWisdom.
And we exchange ideas in 140 characters or less.
About the latest trends and topics surrounding BI, Big Data, Sentiment Analysis, Mobile, Open Source.
I like to watch the feed and occasionally contribute.
Sometimes my ideas are a bit different from the mainstream.
Perhaps because I'm embedded in the trenches on a daily basis.
Fulfilling data requests, talking with co-workers, watching managers search for accurate data.
I attended the Big Data conference in Orlando a few months ago and contributed to the Twitter stream #SQLSymposium and the facilitator of the event thanked me for my effort. And I was given a Samsung tablet as well.
I really like the banter and exchange of ideas.
And it's the closest thing I've found to being part of a Think Tank.
And I'm grateful for the opportunity to partake and contribute.