Charlotte Chapter Meeting

Wed, 2013-05-15 13:00


Members: Our next Charlotte Chapter meeting is set for Wednesday, May 15th, from 1-4 p.m. at Microsoft.  This is an open meeting to members and guests.  

Join us for two great presentations from the government sector.  The FBI’s Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Program will be discussed by SA James Page and Jim Raper, Charlotte’s Data Warehouse Manager, will discuss Charlotte’s Business Intelligence Community Olympiad Program (recognized In April by Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government as being one of thirteen “Bright Ideas” programs in the nation for innovative government).  See more details below. 

Mark your calendars and register online prior to the meeting at our chapter site, .

Don't forget to print the parking pass and directions to Microsoft for your convenience,

Presentation: The FBI’s WMD Program

Presenter: Special Agent James Page Jr.


9 Years USMC
Helicopter Pilot
Operation Desert Shield/Storm/Stay (Saudi Arabia)
Operation Restore Hope (Somalia Africa)
15 years FBI
11 Years SWAT
Violent crimes/White collar
Joint Terrorism Task Force
SSA Terrorist Screening Operations Unit (TSOU) at LX-1
WMD Coordinator 2+ years

Presentation: Tomorrow, your enterprise will have a perfect storm – are your analysts ready to react?

In today’s business and government arenas, the unexpected is commonplace.  Consequences of the unexpected can be devastating, both to the primary target and to those collateral to the event.  Business and Competitive intelligence are capabilities that when used ethically can provide the competitive edge needed to both survive and to prosper in an ever-changing and more hostile environment.  A key to survival is the ability of a unit’s analyst to turn on a dime and address new opportunities and threats.   

In its sixth year, the City of Charlotte’s BI Community Olympiad Program aims for continuously improving the delivery of Business Intelligence to decision makers faster and using measurable best practices. The Olympiad Program embeds BI best practices wider and deeper into the organization; maximizes the utility of existing tools; establishes a BI delivery benchmark; identifies areas for training; and drives continuous improvement in BI delivery by its analysts.

This program was recognized In April by Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government as being one of thirteen “Bright Ideas” programs in the nation for innovative government.  Lessons learned from this program could provide InfraGard member organizations a way of improving their agility in addressing direct threats as well as adapt rapidly when confronted with collateral events.

Presenter: Jim Raper


Jim Raper is the Data Warehouse Manager for the City of Charlotte's Technology Management where he is leading its Business Intelligence and Data Warehouse infrastructure initiatives.  Jim has served as President of the Southeast Oracle User Group, and as a board member of several user group organizations.  Jim is a member of our IG Chapter and a frequent contributor to local, regional, and international conferences and is the author of The Vault Unleashed, a business intelligence novel.