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Monday 23 March, 2015: Business Intelligence – A Self Service Future?

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ATTENTION ALL BI/DW AND ANALYTICS PROFESSIONALS
Dear Sydney BI/DW and Analytics Professional,
You are invited to a presentation on Monday 23 March, 2015 featuring guest speaker Patrick Spedding, BI Specialist and Managing Director of BI R&D for Rocket Software.  Come and meet other local professionals, swap business cards, share ideas, and exchange career advice while listening to quality presentations. See our meeting agenda below. Online Pre-Registration is also below.

See our meeting agenda and Online Pre-Registration below.

When:

Monday 23 March 2015
5.00pm to 7.00pm

Where:

IAG
Level 24 Atrium
388 George Street
Sydney 2000
With thanks to IAG for hosting the event.

Topic:

“Business Intelligence – A Self Service Future?” Presented by Patrick Spedding, BI Specialist and Managing Director of BI R&D for Rocket Software
According to many analysts, the BI market is undergoing severe disruption.  The balance of power in the BI and analytics sector is shifting from IT to general business users. But what does the democratisation of BI mean for business? What are the opportunities, challenges and pitfalls? And who are the real winners and losers?

In this talk, leading BI Specialist Patrick Spedding discusses the future of BI.

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Agenda:

5.00pm

Registration

5.30pm

Presentation:
“Business Intelligence – A Self Service Future?”
Presented by Patrick Spedding

 

Abstract
According to many analysts, the BI market is undergoing severe disruption.  In this talk, leading BI Specialist Patrick Spedding discusses the future of BI.

  • Gartner predicts that “by 2017, most business users and analysts in organisations will have access to self-service tools to prepare data for analysis.”
  • Forrester predicts “Managed BI self-service will continue to close the business and technology gap.”
  • And Forbes reports, “Visual data-discovery, an important enabler of end user self-service, will grow 2.5x faster than the rest of the market, becoming a requirement for all enterprises by 2018”.

One thing is clear - the balance of power in the BI and analytics sector is shifting from IT to general business users. But what does the democratisation of BI mean for business? What are the opportunities, challenges and pitfalls? And who are the real winners and losers?

6.30pm

Refreshments and Networking

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Bio of Presenter

Patrick Spedding
BI Specialist
Patrick is a thought leader and evangelist in the area of BI and Analytics, and Managing Director of BI R&D for Rocket Software. Prior roles include Director of Product Management for IBM Cognos, Director of Field Marketing for Cognos, Founder of See-Change Solutions Pty Ltd, and SAS Solution Manager for BI and Strategy Management. 
Patrick's qualifications include an MBA degree in Marketing (AIU), Diploma in Management (University of Michigan), BSc (Hons) in Mathematics (Loughborough University), and Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management (FAIM). He is Pragmatic Marketing Certified.

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