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Charter Solutions Wins Tekne Award for it's Groundbreaking Xplor! Product!!!

November 29, 2018

We are thrilled to announce that Charter Solutions has won a coveted Tekne Award from the Minnesota High Tech Association for it’s Xplor! Analytics product.

In response to a rapidly growing need in the mid-market, Charter Solutions has developed a unique and innovative way to bring cutting-edge data analytics and business insights into the hands of SMB marketplace. Xplor! is a turnkey data analytics service that aligns with Charter’s mission to support the critical needs of the mid-market and provide “actionable insights” to help businesses grow.  Xplor! uses the latest cloud-based technologies to safely and securely connect to a customer’s proprietary data sources and deliver critical information through easy-to-use dashboards that support the growing trend for self-service analytics.

Xplor! is a collection of services and technologies that together allow companies to gather, analyze and report on business data from multiple disparate sources in a secure, managed and transparent way, using best-in-class software to enable self-service analytics.

Due to the high cost and growing complexity of collecting and managing the current onslaught of dynamic data flooding into-and-out of businesses these days, it has been cost prohibitive for the mid-market to develop sustainable, predictive business intelligence from their proprietary and private data – it’s just too expensive and resource intensive to build an internal data program that is both secure and governed.  Xplor! is the only service of its kind that delivers the much-needed business insights quickly and efficiently using the customer’s own proprietary data sources while governing and protecting that data to make certain it is accurate and secure.  Xplor! delivers insights at a fraction of the cost and complexity of building and managing a data program. It’s a unique turnkey service that is managed by seasoned data engineers that understand that investments in analytics materialize only when information is in the hands of the business.

By combining a range of database, data management and visualization tools in a way that best meets the customer’s needs, Xplor! is able to offer an immediate customized solution for one monthly fee. Multiple database platforms are available, depending on specific customer needs and requirements; multiple front-end analytics platforms are also supported.


MHTA Annual CIO Panel

December 12, 2018

Each year, the Minnesota High Tech Association hosts this event with insight and ideas from CIOs to reflect on the year’s top developments, along with challenges and opportunities they see in the coming year.

AWS re:Invent 2018

November 26, 2018

AWS is an incredible annual event that provides deep technical content, hands-on learning opportunities, keynote announcements, a big Partner Expo, exciting after-hours events, and the best party in technology—re:Play.  Charter Solutions will be there!

Minnesota Venture Conference

November 7, 2018

In 2018, the Minnesota Venture Conference will mark its 32nd year of connecting investors, entrepreneurs and executives. The day feature of knowledge-sharing, networking, and of course, pitches from some of Minnesota’s most promising privately-held companies.

The conference is co-hosted by the Minnesota High Tech Association and the Minnesota Venture Capital Association.

TC18 - Tableau Conference 2018!

October 22, 2018

Ready for one big data lovefest? Don’t miss Tableau Conference 2018. Tableau has the simple mission to help people see and understand their data, and Tableau Conference brings that mission to the people. You’ll be among thousands of fellow data fanatics and customers who understand that powerful insights, beautiful visualizations, and surprising revelations are a reason to get out of bed every day. Experience the contagious atmosphere created by a culture that doesn’t just love the power of data–they live it.

MinneAnalytics Big Data Tech

June 5, 2018

Join your peers in the analytics community as we explore breakthrough research and innovative case studies on the latest tech, including AI, deep learning and more. Registration coming May 2018!

Girl Scouts Women of Distinction

May 7, 2018

The Girl Scouts of River Valley Women of Distinction 2018 is their signature fundraising event which honors local women leaders whose ethical leadership, professional accomplishments, and community contributions inspire us all to make the world a better place!

The Women's Health Leadership Trust 2018 Forum

April 11, 2018

The Women’s Health Leadership TRUST is a professional network of 500+ women in health care, founded in the Twin Cities. Together we create opportunities to network within the health care industry, we offer programs and workshops designed to enhance leadership skills, we provide educational offering and programs, and we advance the health care careers of women.  This year’s annual forum features Ann Bancroft – famed explorer and expedition leader!  She will be present to sign her books.

MHTA Spring Conference

April 10, 2018

The Annual MHTA Spring Conference is scheduled for April 10 this year!

Tech 2018

February 21, 2018

Tech.2018 will offer a rapid fire look at Minnesota’s current strengths and future opportunities in technology.

This event attracts 200 technology executives and professionals along with entrepreneurs and investors for an afternoon of networking and cutting-edge insights.

SportCon 2018

February 2, 2018

Super Bowl week’s ‘geekiest’ event?  No contest, it’s MinneAnalytics’ SportCon
Minnesota is hosting the Super Bowl so naturally MinneAnalytics is hosting SportCon MMXVIII the Friday before the game on Feb 2. This isn’t a so much a sports vertical as it’s a client capture exercise!

36th Annual Government IT Symposium

December 6, 2017

The Government IT Symposium brings together over 1,000 IT leaders and professionals from across the spectrum of government agencies and systems, along with their private and civic sector partners, for three days of engagement, inspiration and information.

Charter Solutions will be partnering with Tableau Software to sponsor this event!

MHTA Annual CIO Panel

December 6, 2017

MHTA’s Annual CIO Panel will be held on December 6th at the Metropolitan Ballroom in Golden Valley and will feature a panel of local CIO and CTOs for a wide-ranging discussion of the year’s top developments, along with challenges and opportunities they see in the coming year.

AWS re:INVENT 2017

November 27, 2017

Registration is now open for this fantastic annual AWS event!  Hope to see you there!

Minnesota Venture Conference

October 25, 2017

The Minnesota Venture Conference will mark its 31st year of connecting investors, entrepreneurs and executives.  Hundreds of participants gather each year for a day of knowledge-sharing, networking, and of course, pitches from some of Minnesota’s most promising privately-held companies.

This year’s conference, co-hosted by the Minnesota High Tech Association and the Minnesota Venture Capital Association, will be held Wednesday, October 25th at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Tableau TC17

October 9, 2017

TC17 is Tableau’s premiere, annual user conference which over 13,000 Tableau users gather to share their success stories and trade ideas.  As a 2-time Partner of the Year nominee, Charter Solutions will be back again this year talking with customers and sharing our success stories as well!  This year’s conference will be held Oct 9-12 in Las Vegas.  Please continue checking our website for more details as we get closer to the event date.


August 24, 2017

Charter Solutions will have a strong presence at this year’s Farcon event hosted by MinneAnalytics!  Farcon is Minnesota’s premiere conference on Analytics in the Financial and Retail Industries!

Big Data Tech 2017!

June 7, 2017

Big Data Tech is Minnesota’s premiere conference on the technology powering modern analytics being held at the Normandale Partnership Center.  Charter Solutions will be attending this outstanding conference!

2017 HMG Strategy Minneapolis CIO Executive Leadership Summit

May 24, 2017

Charter Solutions will be attending this first-class thought leadership event focusing on “Re-Imaging the Enterprise in the Next Era of the Digital Age”.  Dee Thibodeau is once again a chair for this year’s event!

MHTA Spring Conference is Almost Here!

May 9, 2017

Charter Solutions is a proud supporter of the Minnesota High Tech Association! This year’s theme is: “Technology Transforming the Heartland” and is being held at the Minneapolis Depot Renaissance Hotel. See you there!