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Information Builders Announces Expert Lineup for Innovation Sessions Webinar Series

Industry Analysts Share Insights and Practical Advice for Emerging and Enduring Data and Analytics Trends

Information Builders, a leader in business intelligence (BI), analytics, and data management solutions, today announced the lineup for its third annual Innovation Sessions series. The series of four webinars launches on 15th February and will continue through 29th March, featuring discussions on emerging and enduring data and analytics trends with some of the most highly regarded analysts in the industry.

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The Innovation Sessions will explore technology and process innovations for organizations striving to derive maximum value from modern data deployments from the Internet of Things (IoT) and self-service analytics to customer-facing dashboards and embedded BI. Practitioners will hear insights from thought leaders around the latest technology and process innovations and how they are shaping the business world. The sessions will also feature specific use cases to show attendees how best practices can be applied to benefit their organization.

Individuals can register for any of the following individual sessions or the entire series:

Thursday, 15th February: IOT From Strategy to Practice
Analyst: Frank Gillett, vice president and principal analyst, Forrester Research
Using the IoT to access data about customers, products, and assets sounds great. But the technology is complicated – and it requires new skills and behaviors. In this session, learn how to untangle your IoT strategies by understanding the three business scenarios the technology enables and their use cases.

Thursday, 1st March: Monetizing Data Through Customer-Facing Analytics
Analyst: David Menninger, senior vice president and research director, Ventana Research
Companies can monetize one of their most valuable assets – their data – by making it easy for customers to interact with and analyze it. During this session, hear research-based details on how organizations are using customer-facing analytics and the role of data quality and master data management (MDM), mobile, and related technologies in successfully monetizing existing data.

Thursday, 15th March: The Value of Trusted Data
Analyst: Mike Ferguson, managing director, Intelligent Business Strategies Limited
For business users to produce effective analytics and actionable insights, they need data they can trust. However, as more data pours into the enterprise, the data landscape is becoming more complex. In this session, learn about the justifications, requirements, and means for creating a trusted data foundation that your entire enterprise analytics program can depend on.

Thursday, 29th March: Powerful, Actionable, and Underused: Embedded Analytics
Analyst: Claudia Imhoff, president, Intelligent Solutions
Information is only good if it’s used – and what better way to use it than to put it directly into the workflow of the people who need it? No matter where you embed BI and analytics, you’ll see dramatic improvements in adoption, use, and impact of analytical content. During this webinar, hear about the use cases, requirements, and implementation techniques needed for a successful embedded BI implementation.

Gerald Cohen, president and CEO, Information Builders, said: “We’re excited to present our third annual Innovation Sessions webinar series. The lively presentations and in-depth discussions provide another avenue for data professionals to strengthen their knowledge about fundamental issues affecting the industry and glean insights on emerging trends from some of the brightest minds in their field. We look forward to another successful and educational series.”

Register for the 2018 Innovation Sessions Webinar Series using the links above or see the full lineup here. Tune into the conversation on Twitter during each of the sessions by following #IBInnovationLive.

About Information Builders

Information Builders provides solutions for business intelligence (BI), analytics, data integration, and data quality that help drive performance improvements, innovation, and value. Through one set of powerful products, we enable organizations to serve everyone – analysts, non-technical users, even partners, customers, and citizens – with better data and analytics. Our dedication to customer success is unmatched with thousands of organizations relying on us as their trusted partner. Founded in 1975, Information Builders is headquartered in New York, NY, with global offices, and remains one of the largest independent, privately held companies in the industry. Visit us at, follow us on Twitter at @infobldrs, like us on Facebook, and visit our LinkedIn page.