Perspectives

Aligning Data Strategy to Analytics Strategy: Getting the Most Out of Your Analytics and BI Investments
Tech Level: For All
Thursday 11:15 - 12:15
Michael Corcoran, Information Builders
Lyndsay Wise, Information Builders
For organizations to get the most out of their analytics investments, they require an end goal. Companies need to understand their challenges in order to make sure they leverage data and analytics to get insights that drive business outcomes. This requires strong strategy planning and development - both for data management and analytics. This presentation provides a framework for developing an integrated data management and analytics strategy to make sure that both inputs and outcomes are taken into account and can be tied to quantitative business value and ROI. Learn the importance of aligning strategies and developing a cohesive approach to analytics. This includes the building blocks of strategic planning in alignment with analytics and data management, and how to ensure that companies leverage their data effectively to ensure analytics success.
Back to the Future: Back to Basics?
Tech Level: For All
Tuesday 5:00 - 6:00
Howard Dresner, Dresner Advisory Services, LLC
After several pendulum swings, including a sweep through free-form self-service analytics and big data, the industry is seeing a return to more governed data and analytics environments. None of these technologies are going away, but research from Dresner Advisory Services indicates that we need to reevaluate what is hype and what is reality, based on what your peers are accomplishing. In addition, core questions of data literacy, challenges facing enterprises, and the amount of time data is used in decision-making have increased in importance again. Join Howard Dresner for an in-depth and interactive examination of his Wisdom of Crowds research.
Data Literacy: A Foundation for Succeeding in a Data-Driven World
Tech Level: For All
Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00
This IDC Perspective highlights the commonly understood definition of data literacy, provides metrics from IDC's market research exposing the current level of data literacy (that can be used to benchmark your enterprise), and recommends investment areas for raising data literacy. "Data literacy is more than only the ability to effectively use latest business intelligence, analytics, or artificial intelligence tools. It is a capability that can and should be developed at the level of an individual and for the enterprise as a whole," said Dan Vesset, group VP, Analytics and Information Management.
Demystifying Artificial Intelligence and Its Applications
Tech Level: For All
Thursday 10:00 - 11:00
Aditya Sriram, Information Builders
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the science of enabling a computer to perform a specific task without providing explicit instructions. AI is the hottest buzz word in tech, and with good reason. Recent breakthroughs have seen a number of techniques previously reserved for science fiction slowly transforming into science fact. With current technologies, one can use AI to achieve unprecedented expert-level accuracy for diverse applications. However, using AI algorithms requires a good understanding of their requirements and limitations. In this session, we will clearly define AI nomenclature, and explore the potential and challenges of using AI technologies to efficiently solve real-world problems.
Earning Trust: Understanding Master Data Management and Data Quality
Tech Level: For All
Wednesday 1:45 - 2:45
Donna Burbank, Global Data Strategy, Ltd
Karen Lopez, InfoAdvisors
We all want to achieve a data-driven culture, but that means getting employees to trust the data more than they trust their gut. Bad data reinforces that tendency and reduces their willingness to become more data-driven. In this presentation Donna Burbank and Karen Lopez will discuss how master data management (MDM) and data quality initiatives can make it easier for people to trust the data given to them and make the right decisions instead of lapsing back into bad habits.
Make Analytics Actionable With Embedded and Mobile BI
Tech Level: For All
Wednesday 11:15 - 12:15
David Menninger, Ventana Research
Mark Smith, Ventana Research
Analytics should lead to action. Too often, the analysis ends with a dashboard and the rest of the exercise is left to the reader. In this session, see how embedded and mobile business intelligence (BI) can take decision-making to the next level. Presenters will share Ventana Research findings on embedded and mobile BI along with an assessment of Information Builders ability to deliver these capabilities based on the firm's 2019 Value Index Assessments.
Make Every System a System of Insight
Tech Level: For All
Tuesday 3:45 - 4:45
Boris Evelson, Forrester Research
Forrester's research has discussed Systems of Insight, which enable people to find the insights they need in a consistent and timely way. This can be taken to the next level by embedding insights directly into the applications and workflows that they use daily. Attend to learn how shortening the time from insight to action can improve company performance and drive a higher return from your data investments.
Six Styles of Customer Analytics
Tech Level: For All
Tuesday 2:30 - 3:30
Rita Sallam, Gartner
Advances in customer analytics enable us to better understand and listen to our customers, explore their challenges, and more accurately create products and services specific to their needs. Understanding and then effectively applying analytic approaches is key to success. This webinar examines the six styles of customer analytics and identifies how you can adopt the right mix for your organization.
Women in Tech Panel Discussion and Networking Event
Tech Level: For All
Wednesday 3:00 - 4:00
Melissa Treier, Information Builders
Join us for an interactive session that will be informative for both men and women. The panel will discuss the current barriers women face in the tech industry, how they are able to achieve success, navigate the workplace, promote ways to be inclusive and help other women as well as the next generation. A Women in Tech networking reception will follow.