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March 12, 2015: BI & Analytics Trends 2015

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ATTENTION ALL BI/DW AND ANALYTICS PROFESSIONALS
Dear Boston Area BI/DW and Analytics Professionals,
We cordially invite you to attend our upcoming TDWI Boston Chapter meeting on March 12, 2015. Come meet other local professionals, swap business cards, share ideas, and exchange career advice while listening to quality presentations in a vendor-neutral setting, which is the hallmark of TDWI education. Our speakers will reflect on BI & Analytics Trends 2015, from the point of view of Forrester Research and an independent consultant. Please see our detailed meeting agenda below.

When:

Thursday, March 12, 2015
12 noon – 4:00 pm

Where:

Boston Children’s Hospital – Waltham
Deveber Conference Room
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA, 02453

Topics:

“Systems Of Insight - The Next Generation BI” by Boris Evelson, Forrester Research
“BI & Analytic Trends of 2015 - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” by Richard Sherman, Athena IT Solutions

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Agenda:

12:00 noon

Registration, Light Lunch & Peer Networking

12:45pm – 1:00pm

Opening Remarks

 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Presentation: "Systems Of Insight - The Next Generation BI” by Boris Evelson, Forrester Research

 

Abstract
Business Intelligence (BI) And Analytics are at the top of business and CIO agendas as companies increasingly compete on information in the global world of highly commoditized products and services. But why is it that only 12% of enterprise data is used for analysis and decision making? And why is it that more than half of any organization BI content is still residing in homegrown mostly spreadsheet based applications? The answer is in the disconnect between business and IT priorities, as well as outdated processes, architecture and technologies. In this keynote address by Forrester Research VP and Principal Analyst Boris Evelson you will learn:

  • What does Forrester mean by the age of the customer?
  • Why is business agility key to not just succeeding but even surviving in the age of the customer?
  • What can BI and analytics professionals do to close the information gap and the gap between business and IT in their organizations?
  • What are the key components of Agile BI?
  • What role does big data play in the new world of Agile BI?

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Networking Break

2:30pm – 3:30pm

Presentation:  “BI & Analytic Trends of 2015 - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” by Richard Sherman, Athena IT Solutions

 

Abstract
It’s the time of year when analysts, consultants, vendors and industry pundits publish their predictions on the trends that they feel will have significant impact on the industry in the New Year. However, this talk will not try to predict the future but instead look at what’s important in the areas of people, process, and politic.
Rick has 25+ years of business intelligence, analytics, data integration and data warehousing experience. Rick is a consultant, instructor, adjunct professor & author of “Business Intelligence Guidebook – From Data Integration to Analytics”.

3:30pm – 4pm

Raffle & Wrap-up

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TDWI Boston – 2015 Speaker Lineup

Thursday
March 12th
12noon – 5:00 pm

  • Boris Evelson, Forrester Research.
    "Systems Of Insight - The Next Generation BI”
    Boris is VP & Principal Analyst leading Forrester’s research in business intelligence. He is a sought-after keynote speaker and will provide his insight into the future of BI.
  • Richard Sherman, Athena IT Solutions
    “BI & Analytic Trends of 2015 - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”
    Rick has 25+ years of business intelligence, analytics, data integration and data warehousing experience. Rick is a consultant, instructor, adjunct professor & author of “Business Intelligence Guidebook – From Data Integration to Analytics”.

Thursday
June 18th
12noon – 5:00 pm

  • Donald Farmer, QlikView
    Donald is one of the premier BI visionaries/evangelists in the US. He was the face of Microsoft BI for ten years and is now a BI visionary for QlikView and beyond. If you’re into BI then get inspired by Donald Farmer’s take on BI.
  • Michele Goetz, Forrester Research
    Michele is an expert on data management and artificial intelligence. Hear him reflect on data management and taxonomy
  • Panel or Customer Success Story.

Tuesday
September 15th
12noon – 5pm

  • Mark Madsen, Third Nature
    Mark is a consultant for analytics systems and emerging technologies. He regularly speaks at TDWI and other BI conferences. His talks always manage to combine the informative and whimsical in such a way that even the most expert BI practitioner learns something new and unexpected.
  • TBD Presentation.
  • Panel or Customer Success Story.

Thursday
December 3rd
12noon – 5:00 pm

  • Gartner Research, VP & Distinguished Analyst, TBD.
  • Focused on enterprise information management, governance, implications of the Internet of Things, data integration & data quality .
  • Barbara Wixom, MIT (Tentative)
    Barbara is Principal Research Scientist for MIT Sloan’s Center for Information Systems Research (CISR).
  • Panel or Customer Success Story.

 

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