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Strategy Summit for Analytics

Preparing Leaders for the Future of Analytics

February 10–11, 2020

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Where company leaders learn how to prepare for what’s ahead in analytics

In 2020, analytics will have gone from nice to have to an essential element of a successful business strategy. At TDWI, we see organizations looking to analytics as part of their digital transformation strategy. Companies are ramping up their predictive analytics and machine learning efforts along with self-service analytics. Text analytics and NLP are becoming mainstream. As organizations explore utilizing analytics for advantage, they often face new technical and organizational challenges that include how to operationalize analytics, how to build new teams, how to build the data infrastructure to support modern analytics, and how to gain buy-in.

The Strategy Summit for Analytics is designed for executives, directors, and C-suite leaders to learn, develop, and prepare for the year ahead.

Over two days of intensive thought leadership sessions, you will learn where the market is heading and what it means for your organization, how to plan for the future, and best practices to include as you build your strategy. You will walk away with an action plan and reference material to help drive your analytics endeavors this year.

Why the Strategy Summit is Different:

  • Strategy Guide

    Walk away with everything you need in one place. Strategy Summit attendees will receive a folio filled with market research, workshop materials, and a vendor solution landscape. This will be your go-to guide for tips, tools, and action plans for your year ahead.

  • Productive Time Out of the Office

    If you’re going to leave the office for a work trip, it better be productive. TDWI Las Vegas is the perfect event for teams to get hands-on training in full- and half-day courses, while executives collaborate together in the two-day Strategy Summit. Leaders can make the most of the trip with valuable data strategy and storytelling courses on Wednesday after the summit.

  • Industry and Vendor Landscapes

    The analytics space is a congested landscape of shiny tools and solutions. TDWI analysts will provide you with the distilled version of the players you need to know about in the newest technologies including machine learning, NLP, and more. Quickly understand which tools make sense for your organization and what you need to consider when integrating new services.

  • Skills & Team Structures

    Need to build a data science or DataOps team? TDWI analysts and industry practitioners will share their experiences from across the industry so you can mirror high-performing organizations.

  • Industry Best Practices

    Save time and money by learning what not to do as well as how successful organizations navigated obstacles for success. TDWI attendees find extreme value in learning directly from industry experts and analysts who have worked in the field, as well as validating initiatives by connecting with fellow leaders at the Summit.

  • Expert-led Workshop

    This interactive summit includes the opportunity to learn with a hands-on workshop geared for business leaders. Align strategy with company goals and build a framework that you can bring back to your organization.

  • Networking with Thought Leaders

    Connect and grow relationships with 100+ expert practitioners who have already moved to the next level. Attendees come from industry-leading companies such as 3M, CapitalOne, Amazon, and USAA.

Questions, Answered.

Strategy Summit attendees across all industries will leave with the tools they need to tackle the common challenges faced by analytics leaders.

  • How do we move faster to realize our desired business outcomes?
  • What can I learn from what peer organizations are doing?
  • How can I attract and keep skilled personnel and increase the abilities of current personnel? For data science? DevOps? DataOps? ModelOps?
  • What are the issues I need to watch for?
  • How do I overcome obstacles and avoid pitfalls?
  • What new technologies and cloud-based solutions should my organization consider? Machine learning? AI? Text analytics and NLP?

Benefits of Attending.

  • Understand where the market is going

    Validate your programs and initiatives with primary research by TDWI analysts and learn what you need to do

  • Vendor-neutral technology solutions

    Discuss top technology options to advance your analytics initiatives without the sales pitch and with best practices in mind

  • Drive great customer relationships

    Enhance your standard applications and services to become intelligent, data-driven apps that serve customers better

  • More efficient operations

    Increase self-service analytics and business intelligence in your organization

  • Innovate in products and services

    Learn which data discovery solutions you can leverage with business users as well as specialized predictive insight and AI/machine learning; learn about products to analyze text and other data types

  • Network with top leaders from around the world

    Meet with fellow directors and executives from all industries during dedicated receptions and interactive sessions; make connections that span the globe as attendees travel near and far to attend the TDWI Strategy Summit

Industries Covered

Covering the challenges faced by leading industries

  • FinanceFinance
  • InsuranceInsurance
  • GovernmentGovernment
  • HealthcareHealthcare
  • RetailRetail
  • EducationEducation


TDWI has more than 20 years of experience teaching practitioners and leaders about data and analytics technologies. TDWI is well positioned to help leaders navigate the analytics landscape and plan their strategies for success.

At the TDWI Strategy Summit for Analytics in Las Vegas, TDWI industry analysts, along with TDWI faculty, leading enterprise practitioners, and vendors, will help guide you to move forward with your analytics agenda while avoiding potential landmines.

Whether you’re implementing data visualization solutions or moving towards machine learning, NLP, and AI, TDWI can help.

Strategy Summits in 2020

TDWI holds two Strategy Summits for Analytics as well as two Strategy Summits for Data Management annually.

The second Strategy Summit for Analytics will be held in San Diego, August 17–18.

Work on the data management side of the house?
Check out our Strategy Summit for Data in
Chicago (May 11–12) and Orlando (November 9–10).

Connect and Interact

Learn from those who have been there about what works and what doesn’t for big data and data science initiatives.

Join Us and Learn

  • Best ways to make the case for projects that deserve investment, planning, and development
  • The do’s and don’ts of vendor selection for BI and analytics projects
  • How advances in AI, neural networks, and deep learning fit with your strategy
  • Experience-based insights into creating a solid data platform for innovative BI and analytics
  • Best practices for aligning analytics and data management to support customer satisfaction initiatives
  • Effective ways of establishing a single source of truth in a self-service BI environment
  • Tips for overcoming organizational biases and making effective, data-driven decisions
  • Advice for integrating multiple sources of data to create a central resource for many types of users
  • How to apply new technologies and methods for improving semantic integration
  • Essentials for developing and deploying the new wave of intelligent applications

Who Should Attend

  • Business executives and line-of-business managers
  • CAOs, CDOs, VPs, and directors of BI and analytics
  • IT executives, including CIOs and chief data officers
  • BI and data warehousing directors
  • Managers of technology teams
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