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TDWI World Conference 2013: "Business-Driven BI: Building a Business/IT Partnership" Featured Track and Speakers Announced

TDWI (The Data Warehousing Institute™), the premier provider of in-depth, high-quality education and research in the business intelligence (BI) and data warehousing (DW) industry, has announced the featured track for its next 2013 TDWI World Conference, “Business-Driven BI: Building a Business/IT Partnership.”

WHO:

TDWI, the premier provider of in-depth, high-quality education and research in the business intelligence (BI) and data warehousing (DW) industry, has announced the featured track for its next 2013 TDWI World Conference, “Business-Driven BI: Building a Business/IT Partnership.”

WHAT:

The Boston World Conference will offer more than 47 in-depth, vendor-neutral BI and DW courses—including 18 courses specifically related to the classic business/IT divide and how to build a true and lasting business/IT partnership.  In so doing, enterprises can create a more agile BI organization that has business users and IT professionals working side by side, on the same team, in pursuit of the same goals, and under the direction of the same executive sponsors. 

The conference’s Business/IT partnership track examines such diverse topics as organizational change management, business decision-making, and building agile organizations.

Conference courses will be presented by leading BI and DW experts and practitioners.  Other conference sessions will offer attendees the best design techniques for building better dashboards and scorecards and help them evaluate BI tool portfolios.  Sessions will focus on understanding the difference between big data and fat data, CBIP exam preparation, dimensional data modeling, governance, data quality management, the consumerization of data in an enterprise, and how to break down analytics barriers.

Attendees will also be presented with a variety of professional development and networking opportunities, including certification.

WHEN:

October 20-25, 2013

WHERE:

Sheraton Boston Hotel
39 Dalton Street
Boston, MA 02199

SPEAKERS:

For the last 20 years, keynote speaker Barbara H. Wixom has studied how companies effectively identify insights from data, make decisions about important business problems, and act in ways that generate bottom-line business value.   Her keynote presentation will share best practices and research findings from dozens of premier business-driven BI programs across varied organizational cultures and settings.

Keynote speakers Ralph Hughes (solutions architect for Ceregenics, an agile DW/BI systems integrator) and David Stodder (director of TDWI Research for business intelligence) will explain how agile-method implementation fits into larger trends in practices and technology toward greater business control and self service with BI, analytics, and data warehousing. They’ll discuss the results of 2013 research by TDWI and Ceregenics into organizations’ experiences with agile methods and their progress, as well as challenges faced in using agile techniques to improve quality, productivity, and value.

The TDWI Exhibit Hall will showcase leading providers of hardware, software, and services for business intelligence, data warehousing, and related technologies.

REGISTER:

Event Website:  http://tdwi.org/bos2013
Conference attendees who register by August 30 are eligible for a special discount of up to $605.

FOR THE MEDIA:

Members of the media are invited to cover the event.  Interviews with TDWI spokespeople are available upon request.

Media passes are reserved for press representatives and analysts who can verify that their publication or organization regularly covers data warehousing, business intelligence, or related topics. All media are required to provide samples of previous reports covering these topics.  Please note: media passes will not be issued to publishers, sales, marketing, advertising, public relations, or technical support staff from any organization.

To apply for a media pass, please send an email to bwoodbridge@tdwi.org with the following information:  Name, title, company, e-mail address, telephone number, dates of attendance, publication/website name (including website URL, link to 3 articles/blogs/podcasts published in the last 3 months that cover business intelligence, data warehousing, or related topics.

For more information on the 2013 TDWI World Conference in Boston, please contact:
Brenda Woodbridge
TDWI Event Director
Phone: 425-277-9132
bwoodbridge@tdwi.org