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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Post-conference seminar with Wayne Eckerson and Cindi Howson


Want to get the most out of the gurus while they’re in Oslo? Would you like to have a deep-dive seminar with BOTH keynote speakers? Attend the GOBI post-conference seminar on June 11th.
Secrets of Analytical Leaders: Insights from Information Insiders Wayne Eckerson, Principal, BI Leader Consulting
How do you bridge the worlds of business and technology? How do you harness data for business gain? How do you deliver value from BI and analytical initiatives? Based on Wayne’s book, “Secrets of Analytical Leaders: Insights from Information Insiders,” this session will unveil the secrets to success of top BI and analytical leaders from companies such as Zynga, Netflix, US Xpress, Nokia, Capital One, Kelley Blue Book and Blue KC, among others. The session will cover both the “soft stuff” of people, processes, and projects and the “hard stuff” of architecture, tools, and data required to create and sustain a successful BI and analytics program.
You Will Learn:
• How to organize a BI and analytics team for optimal performance
• How to deliver value quickly and earn credibility among business sponsors
• How to translate insights into business impact
• How to create and deploy analytical models
• How to create an agile data warehouse

BI Market Update and How to Choose a Visual Data Discovery Tool Cindi Howson, founder of BI Scorecard
As the face for the data warehouse, the BI tool is the most visible component to business users. BI tools continue to evolve to be more appealing, to reach new classes of users, and to speed the time to insight. At this session, BI tools expert Cindi Howson will offer strategies for managing your BI tool portfolio. She will highlight recent trends, the state of the market, differences in core modules, with a focus for selecting and deploying the right tool for the right user. The second half of the seminar provides an evaluation framework for evaluating dashboards and visual data discovery tools.
You Will Learn:
• State of the BI tools market and key trends
• State of BI standardization, motivations and challenges
• User segments, use cases, and tool positioning
• Differences in core modules
• Dashboard and visual data discovery use cases
• Strengths and weaknesses of leading products

The post-conference seminar is open for both GOBI-participants and others. Attend both GOBI main event and post-conference seminar and get discounts.
The post-conference seminar will take place at Dronning Eufemias gate 16, Bjørvika (Visma-bygget), on June 11th.
0800-0830: Registration
0830-1200: Wayne Eckerson: Secrets of Analytical Leaders: Insights from Information Insiders
1200-1230: Lunch
1300-1630: Cindi Howson: BI Market Update and How to Choose a Visual Data Discovery Tool

Check out GOBI website for tickets.

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