The Evolution of the Data Professional and You

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Now is the time to invest in the necessary business acumen and technical skills to stay ahead of the curve and become this next generation of data professionals. Today’s database administrator is tomorrow’s data scientist and big data administrator- and when the demand for these roles is through the roof, will you be ready to fill it?

IOUG Sessions on Big Data Skills at COLLABORATE 13

The IOUG is hosting numerous sessions and programs at the upcoming COLLABORATE 13 conference dedicated to this very subject. The big data curriculum offered throughout the week is a great start along the path to the future of data science, with sessions on Hadoop, R, machine learning, and other aspects of analyzing and managing data in new ways. The business intelligence curriculum is also a strong offering, as many data professionals reported in the survey that BI and data modeling skills were becoming more and more integral to their organizations.

The best way to stay on top of the game is to stay informed and active in training and learning. The IOUG is committed to informing, educating, and training today’s data administrators and tomorrow’s data scientists. Will you heed the call?

About the Independent Oracle Users Group

Currently celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG) is a global membership organization that provides Oracle users the opportunity to enhance their productivity, maximize their investment, and influence the quality, usability, and support of Oracle technology. Since 1993, the IOUG has represented the voice of Oracle technology and database professionals, serving more than 22,000 database administrators, developers, data scientists, architects, technical managers, and other Oracle professionals throughout North America and worldwide. The IOUG empowers its members to be more productive and successful in their businesses and careers by delivering education, sharing best practices and providing technology direction and networking opportunities. This year, the community comes together at COLLABORATE 13, April 7–11, in Denver, the premier user-driven Oracle education conference. More than 5,500 participants representing the full Oracle ecosystem attend this conference to learn from their peers, share leading practices, get hands-on training, and hear Oracle roadmap and partner expert sessions. For more information about COLLABORATE 13, educational opportunities and IOUG membership, visit or c

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