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Business Intelligence and Analytics

Strategies to help leverage full value from your design and implementation of an effective Business Intelligence framework

May 6, 2010

9:00am-5:00pm

7 CPE / 0.7 CEU / CISSP / 7 PDU Credits Awarded

Bio

Conference location: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center Rosemont (O'Hare) Illinois

Overview

As organizations prepare for the recovery it is crucial that they have a well designed business intelligence framework to provide them with the necessary insight so they can capitalize on new opportunities.

This one day conference will help attendees design and leverage a solid BI framework with a focus on governance, data quality and analytics to make the decisions necessary for the economic recovery.

What You Will Learn

In this one day conference attendees will learn:

  • How to Establish a Data and Business Intelligence Governance Discipline
  • How to Implement a Comprehensive Data Integration Approach Aligned to Business Needs
  • Structuring the Unstructured: How to Design the Data Architecture to Make BI More Actionable
  • Clear Metrics: How to Build a Powerful Business Case for Data Quality (panel discussion)
  • How to Leverage Analytics to Turn Data Into Insight
  • How Enterprises are Using Analytics to Stay Ahead of the Competition (panel discussion)

Conference Program

8:00am - 9:00am - Registration and Continental Breakfast

Skriletz

9:00am-10:00am

How to Establish a Data and Business Intelligence Governance Discipline

Richard Skriletz, Global Managing Principal, Business Intelligence & Data Delivery, RCG IT

Many BI professionals report that their top priorities include data quality, advanced analytics, data governance and master data management. In order to gain the most out of your investment in BI and analytics you need to get the data correct. But where should you start?

In this session attendees will learn how to establish a data governance discipline inside their organization.

  • Where to start
  • How to involve stakeholders and align them for success
  • How to determine the level of data that is appropriate for your organizationís specific applications
  • How to develop an enterprise standard for data terms and usage

10:00am -10:30am - Refreshment Break

Dinkel

10:30am-11:30am

How to Implement a Comprehensive Data Integration Approach Aligned to Business Needs

Chris Dinkel, Senior Solutions Architect, Business&Decision

Data Integration includes an organizationís inventory of data, information assets and strategies and tools that can help migrate and align fragmented data assets with business goals. Data integration strategies include single, federated or virtual compilations of data for a specific business goal.

That said, the environment is changing. New technologies including cloud computing, faster processors, database innovations, and optimized architectures can significantly improved information management.

In this session, attendees will learn different approaches for managing their data integration efforts with a focus on understanding what your information users really want and need.

Kerrigan

11:30am-12:30pm

Structuring the Unstructured: How to Design the Data Architecture to Make BI More Actionable

Mike Kerrigan, Vice President, Business Applications, Laurus Technologies

Executives, business unit managers, staff and statisticians all need information at various times and in various forms. The BI architecture must be able to effectively and quickly provide users with reliable, accurate and up-to-date information to help them make decisions of different levels of complexity.

With all the different users and levels of complexity how do you design the architecture to support the varying needs?

In this session attendees will learn how to: 

  • How to design a robust architecture that dispenses effective data
  • How to make sure the architecture supports legal and regulatory requirements
  • How to insure that the right data is acquired and managed.
  • How to manage how the data is extracted, cleaned, transmitted and loaded to ďpopulateĒ databases.
  • How to implement and manage the repositories that organize data and metadata
  • Applications and other software tools used for analysis.
  • Tools and applications that address how information workers and non-IT analysts will access, display, visualize and manipulate data.
  • How to implement operational processes that help resolve security, error handling, data auditing, archiving and privacy

12:30pm - 1:30pm Luncheon

Lyons

Connor

Hubbard

1:30pm-2:30pm

Clear Metrics: How to Build a Powerful Business Case for Data Quality (panel discussion)

Moderator:
Duane Lyons, Partner, Information & Technology Strategy Practice, Infosys on behalf of DataFlux
Panelists will include:
Michael Connor, VP, Enterprise Data Services, Strategy and Technology, QBE the Americas
Greg Hubbard, Director Application Development, Q Interactive
and other BI leaders sharing their experiences and lessons learned
Carole Wittemann, PMI certified Principal Consultant, Analytics8

Leading industry analysts claim that the average price companies are paying for poor quality data is over $8 million annually. At the same time, 80% of business managers felt their data was fine while IT had a much different view.

To solve this problem IT organizations need to develop a data quality metrics program. But what should this program include and how do you get buy-in?

In this session, attendees will learn:

  • Where to measure, what to measure and how to measure
  • How to make metrics relevant
  • How to get buy-in for your plan
  • How to design an effective BI/PM framework

2:30pm - 3:00pm - Refreshment Break

Waldron

3:00pm-4:00pm

How to Leverage Analytics to Turn Data Into Insight

Dennis Waldron, Director, Enterprise Intelligence Practice, RightPoint Consulting

Predictive analytics helps direct decision making by applying a combination of advanced analytics and decision optimization to an organizationís enterprise data. The objective is to improve business processes to meet specific organization goals.

In this session, attendees will learn how:

  • Analytics works
  • What the benefits are
  • How to involve the business
  • What is ITís role
  • How IT can leverage analytics to help the business find new opportunities for growth

DeMare

Stam

Rathi

Yarlagadda

Talukder

4:00pm-5:00pm

How Enterprises are Using Analytics to Stay Ahead of the Competition (panel discussion)

Moderator:
Richard DeMare, Director, Aster Data Systems (on behalf of Analytics8)
Panelists will include:
Greg Stam, Senior Vice President, IT Development & Delivery, Cision
Raj Rathi, BI Architect, Baxter Credit Union
Sai Yarlagadda, Leader, BI and Data Warehousing, HomeDirect USA
Shaibal Talukder, Director IS, (Business Systems & BI), Elkay Manufacturing

In this session, attendees will learn how enterprises are leveraging analytics to keep the organization moving forward.

Topics covered will include:

  • How to leverage the data and make sense of the results
  • How to work with the business units
  • Pitfalls to avoid

Conference price: $249 per person.


Each attendee will receive a certificate awarding 7 CPE credits for CISSP continuing education, in addition to 0.7 CEUs and 7 PDUs. CISSP is a registered certification mark of (ISC)≤, Inc.

Exhibits

As is always the case at CAMP IT Conferences events, the talks will not include product presentations.  During the continental breakfast, coffee breaks, and the luncheon break you will have the opportunity to informally meet representatives from the following sponsoring companies, who have solutions in the area of the conference.