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Data-warehousing conference November 6 at Northern Virginia Center

By Sookhan Ho

Spectrum Volume 21 Issue 10 - October 29, 1998

Two Pamplin College of Business faculty members are organizing the Data Warehousing for Competitive Advantage conference on Friday, Nov. 6, at Virginia Tech's Northern Virginia Center.
The conference will feature seminars on the latest trends in data warehousing and its strategic applications, said Parviz Ghandforoush, professor of management science and information technology and director of the MBA Program in Northern Virginia, and Tarun Sen, associate professor of accounting and information systems.
Both professors are members of the college's Information Technology Management Center, which is sponsoring the conference together with KPMG's Knowledge Management Practice. The conference will feature speakers from AMS, EDS, Microsoft, KPMG Consulting, and NCR, who will discuss the fundamentals and strategic applications of data warehousing, Microsoft's approach, an integrated framework for data warehousing and business intelligence, very-large applications, and market trends.
The seminars will benefit all IT professionals, including those considering implementation of data warehouses in their organizations, said Ghandforoush and Sen. One of the missions of their center is to bring industry leaders and professionals in the Washington D.C. area together in programs focusing on information technology for managers. Conference attendees will also earn professional education credits.
The registration fee is $50; registration deadline is Saturday, Oct. 31. A registration form is available at http://tksen.nvgc.vt.edu/dwc For more information, visit the web site or call (703) 538-8410. Virginia Tech's Northern Virginia Center is located at 7054 Haycock Rd., Falls Church.