SOURCE: The Data Warehousing Institute

The Data Warehousing Institute

June 16, 2010 14:00 ET

TDWI World Conference 2010 "Creating an Agile BI Environment: Delivering Data at the Speed of Thought" to Take Place August 15-20, 2010 in San Diego, CA

Offers the Latest Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing Methodologies and Trends to Validate Current Strategies and Directions

RENTON, WA--(Marketwire - June 16, 2010) -   TDWI (The Data Warehousing Institute™), the premier provider of in-depth, high-quality education and research in the business intelligence (BI) and data warehousing (DW) industry, today announced it will present the TDWI World Conference 2010 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego Hotel, August 15-20, 2010. The conference is themed "Creating an Agile BI Environment: Delivering Data at the Speed of Thought."

"Agile BI is coming of age and the need to learn best practice approaches to deliver real business value faster and more flexibly has never been greater. Not only is 'Agile' tied to design and development, but also to how we deliver analytics, manage our organizations and plan our infrastructures," said Paul Kautza, Director of Education of TDWI. "Our event is designed to help attendees stay abreast of the latest business intelligence and data warehousing trends as well as methodologies and technologies to help validate current strategies and directions. We look forward to providing our attendees with the information they need to make informed business decisions."

TDWI (, a division of 1105 Media, Inc., is a comprehensive resource for industry information and professional development opportunities. TDWI brings more than a decade of experience to the table when delivering high-impact education for BI and DW professionals.

According to the report from Forrester Research "Agile BI: Best Practices for Breaking Through the BI Backlog," business intelligence can -- and must -- become more responsive. The survey shows that 51 percent of respondents say that BI requests tend to accumulate (as a backlog) in their organizations, while 66 percent say BI requests accumulate precisely because their IT organization already has too much on its plate. Seventy percent of survey respondents say their requirements change on a monthly, daily, or even hourly basis. What's more, 22 percent of respondents believe their requirements change too frequently for traditional BI applications to "keep up."

The TDWI World Conference 2010 will offer more than 50 in-depth, vendor-neutral BI and DW courses -- including 15 courses dedicated to "Creating an Agile BI Environment." The courses will be presented by leading business intelligence and data warehousing experts and practitioners. Attendees will learn about business intelligence essentials; developing an agile business intelligence environment; business analytics, data management -- quality, governance, Master Data Management (MDM) and integration; data modeling; and professional development. 

Addressing the rapidly-changing world of BI and DW management, the keynote speakers will provide insights into the world of Agile Business Intelligence and the affect it will have on the world of BI and DW and offer practical advice for succeeding in this volatile business climate. Keynote speakers include:

  • Wayne Eckerson, Director, TDWI Research, "The Secrets of Creating an Agile, Adaptable BI Environment"
  • Dr. Ken Collier, Founder and President of KWC Technologies, "Katabatic Winds of Business Intelligence"

Held jointly with the TDWI World Conference, the BI Executive Summit Program is dedicated to helping deliver on the promise of business intelligence. The summit, which has a focus on "Agility, Alignment, and Analytics," is designed for business/IT executives, directors and senior managers. It features more than a dozen speakers and workshops, case studies from Zynga, Netflix, Intuit, and BlueShield of Tennessee, peer networking opportunities and a "Future of BI" panel. 

In addition, TDWI's Certified Business Intelligence Professional (CBIP) is the business intelligence and data warehousing industries most meaningful and credible certification program. Attendees at the TDWI World Conference 2010 will have the opportunity to prepare for and complete the CBIP exams. 

The TDWI Exhibit Hall will showcase the leading providers of hardware, software, and services for business intelligence, data warehousing and related technologies.

To set the stage for TDWI's August event, a free webinar, "Developing an Agile BI Environment: The Insider's Track to the TDWI World Conference," will bring together luminaries from the world of BI and conference speakers to discuss and debate the meaning of agile BI and shed insights into its various dimensions. This session will help conference pre-registrants as well as BI and DW professionals get up to speed on the latest thinking about Agile as it applies to BI. The webinar will include presentations by Paul Kautza, director of education, TDWI; Wayne Eckerson, director of research, TDWI, Boris Evelson, Principal Analyst -- Business Intelligence at Forrester Research, Steve Dine, President, DataSource Consulting and Ralph Hughes, Chief Systems Architect, Ceregenics, Inc. The webinar will take place on Tuesday, July 13 at 12:00 PM Eastern. To register to attend, visit: 

The event will address the needs of the BI and DW professionals including:

  • Business executives and managers
  • Sponsors of business intelligence and data warehousing programs
  • Technology executives and managers
  • Business analysts
  • Technology architects
  • Data architects and data modelers
  • Project and program managers
  • Data integrators
  • Developers of business intelligence and data warehousing systems
  • Business and IT consultants
  • Anyone with a role in performance management

To register for the conference, visit or call 800.280.6218. To register for the Executive Summit, visit

Located in Renton, WA, TDWI (The Data Warehousing Institute™) provides education, training, certification, news, and research for executives and information technology (IT) professionals worldwide. Founded in 1995, TDWI is the premier educational institute for business intelligence and data warehousing. For more information about the TDWI, or to become a member, visit our web site ( or call 425.277.9126.

Contact Information

  • For more information on the TDWI World Conference 2010 please contact:
    Meryl Franzman
    Beyond Words Communications Inc. for TDWI
    617 739 1769
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