We say it all the time at Information Builders: Summit is the highlight of our year. Being surrounded by customers eager to learn and share ideas in an atmosphere of camaraderie and education just makes you feel good. It’s the feeling of a mission being accomplished.
Yesterday Michael Corcoran closed out his opening keynote with a quote from Thomas Edison: “The value of an idea lies in the using of it.” He reminded us that we all have the opportunity to be inspired and to be creative. To do something that will change the world.
Our customers do amazing things with our technology and they continue to inspire us with their inventive and even revolutionary applications of data and analytics.
At our customer innovation panel, we heard from three customers: Nageswara “Nagesh” Goteti of Vantiv, Peter Antonucci of Pershing, and Mike Muenzing of Ace Hardware. We’re very proud of our customers and this was great way to showcase their achievements.
The panel was moderated by Forbes columnist Meta Brown who began by commenting that the panelists represented a diverse mix of B2B and B2C requirements and were dealing with different ways to leverage analytics in a style to suit their users’ needs. This became a strong theme: building a community of users, listening to them and understanding their requirements for better decisions, for better insights.