ATTENTION ALL BI/DW AND ANALYTICS PROFESSIONALS IN THE BOSTON AREA
Dear Boston BI/DW and Analytics Professionals,
We cordially invite you to attend our upcoming TDWI Boston Chapter meeting on December 6, 2012. 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 featured speakers will be Wayne Eckerson, BI Leadership Forum, and Rick Sherman, Athena IT Solutions. Wayne will talk about analytical leadership and Rick will talk about self-service BI. We will also have a panel discussion around BI implementations. Please see our meeting agenda below.

When:

Thursday, December 6, 12noon – 5:00 p.m.

Where:

The First Marblehead Corporation - Auditorium, 3rd Floor
One Cabot Road
Medford, MA 02155

Free parking in One Cabot Road parking lot
And  less than 5 minute walk from Wellington T Station (Orange line)

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Presentation: " Secrets of Analytical Leaders: Insights from Information Insiders” by Wayne Eckerson, Director of Research, BI Leadership Forum

Abstract
How do you deliver bridge the worlds of business and technology? How do you harness data for business gain? How do you deliver value fast from BI and analytical initiatives? Based on Wayne’s book by the same title, this session will unveil the secrets to success of top BI and analytical leaders, covering both the “soft stuff” of people, processes, and projects and the “hard stuff” of architecture, tools, and data.

Presentation: Self-Service BI: New Technology Enablers & Hype” by Rick Sherman, Athena IT Solutions, industry analyst


New BI technology such as data visualization, data discovery and BI appliances proclaim the new age of self-service BI. How do you separate the hype from reality? How would you position these technologies with “mainstream” BI? What is the impact on business people? Are these tools appropriate for SBM (small to medium) or just large enterprises? How do these technologies fit with other emerging trends such as cloud, mobile & advanced analytics?

Panel Discussion: “BI implementations: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly”, Moderator: Gary Bernstein, DataSense Solutions
Panel includes industry analysts and BI practitioners as well as
Wayne Eckerson & Rick Sherman