Volume 27, Number 1 Information Builders Magazine Summit 2018 Edition Cover Story Actionable Analytics. Trusted Data. Exploring the new dynamics of value creation in the connected world. Letter From the Editor Succeeding in a Connected World Information Builders Magazine Editor Sabrina Dufour introduces you to our latest issue. View From the Top The Value of Connections in Data and Analytics CEO Gerald Cohen gives you a birds-eye view of the many innovative ways Information Builders customers have utilized our technology. Features Embedded Analytics: Powerful, Actionable, and Under Used The value of embedding BI and analytics into your work environment. Modern Data Integration Three critical questions to ask when modernizing your data integration process. Solution Spotlight What’s New With WebFOCUS Solutions in Action - United Way United Way Launches Global Performance Management System The world’s largest nonprofit organization maximizes relief efforts with WebFOCUS self-service analytics. Solutions in Action - Lipari Foods Lipari Foods Stays Fresh and Competitive With Information Builders Technology WebFOCUS improves major food distributor’s customer service with real-time reporting and mobile analytics. Solutions in Action - Gore Mutual Insurance Gore Mutual Insurance Transforms Key Business Processes With WebFOCUS Intelligence, integration, and integrity technologies bring self-service analytics to business users. Partner Spotlight Partner Awards of Distinction Information Builders honors three outstanding companies with our 2018 Awards of Distinction. Awards 2018 Summit Award Winners Kathleen Moran, executive director of Corporate Communications, announces our 2018 Summit Award Winners.