Tuesday, May 29, 2012

BI Experts Galore at IBI Summit 2012

Mark your calendar! Monday, June 4th, is THE day to hear the industry's top BI analysts talk about business intelligence software market trends and best practices.

If you attend Information Builders' Summit 2012 in Orlando, you can hear Boris Evelson of Forrester Research, Cindi Howson of BI Scorecard, Rita Sallam of Gartner, and Mark Smith of Ventana Research.

Gerry Cohen, co-founder and president of IBI, will kick off the day with the 8AM General Session. All of the industry analysts will join Gerry there for a panel discussion on current BI trends led by IBI Chief Marketing Officer Michael Corcoron.

You can be sure all of the popular buzzwords will be used: Big Data, Predictive, Analytics, Mobile, Social, Cloud, Collaborative, Visual, just to name a few (I dare you to make a checklist and tally the results).

Starting at 11AM on Monday, there will be breakout sessions with each of the BI experts. There is no overlap, so you never have to pick one person over another. Here is the agenda for Summit 2012's Strategic Management Track of BI industry analysts:

11:00AM Boris Evelson will present "Agile BI: Overview, Trends, and Best Practices"

1:30PM Cindi Howson will present "Best Practices for BI Success"

2:45PM Rita Sallam will present "Playing Moneyball: Leveraging Analytics to Win in Your Organization"

4:00PM Mark Smith will present "Top Ten Best Practices in Predictive Analytics and Big Data"


To get a mobile Summit 2012 agenda for your phone or tablet, click here. If you are an old-fashion person who likes to carry tangible pages, there is a printable agenda for you. Other formats are available as well at the main Agenda page.

Note: don't forget to be at my Agile BI presentation on Sunday afternoon at 3:15PM (you can just consider me the opening act).

2 comments:

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EDI VAN said...

Computer software is so called to distinguish it from computer hardware, which encompasses the physical interconnections and devices required to store and execute (or run) the software. At the lowest level, executable code consists of machine language instructions specific to an individual processor. A machine language consists of groups of binary values signifying processor instructions that change the state of the computer from its preceding state.EDI VAN

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