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TDWI Virtual Summit

What's Ahead in Data and Analytics

November 29–30, 2023

8:30 am - 1:00 pm PT

What’s Ahead in Self-Service Analytics: Democratization, Automation, and Responsible Data Use (with Audience Q&A)

November 30, 2023

Prerequisite: None

Donald Farmer


TreeHive Strategy

This session will include a moderated Q&A featuring questions from the live audience.

Self-service analytics tools have opened new opportunities for data democratization across many roles and organizations. In this session, Donald Farmer will explore the emerging trends and innovations that will shape the next wave of self-service analytics. Farmer will discuss how enhancements in augmented analytics, natural language processing, and smart data preparation will allow more users to conduct sophisticated analysis without specialized data skills.

Farmer will explore how AI is transforming self-service analytics by automating data discovery, preparation, and analysis. He will discuss innovations in conversational analytics using natural language interfaces and prompts that guide users through the analytics process. The role of data catalogs and marketplaces in connecting users to trusted, governed data will also be examined—with a focus on embedded, personalized discovery experiences.

As analytics becomes more powerful and automated, applying governance and guardrails will be critical. This session will provide best practices for leveraging AI to democratize analytics while managing risks and ensuring responsible data use.

Attendees will gain insights into the future of analytics—when AI takes over tedious tasks, and frees up human analysts for more insightful and impactful work.

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    TDWI Virtual Summit
    What's Ahead in Data and Analytics

    November 29—30