SOURCE: Computerworld


August 30, 2011 10:10 ET

Computerworld's BI & Analytics Perspectives Conference Unites Over 300 IT Executives From Around the World

Just Added to the Speaker Line-Up -- James Taylor, CEO Decision Management Solutions and Faculty Member, International Institute for Analytics (IIA)

FRAMINGHAM, MA--(Marketwire - Aug 30, 2011) - IDG's Computerworld -- the leading IT media brand dedicated to providing peer perspective, IT leadership and business results -- is bringing its BI & Analytics Perspectives conference back to Arizona on September 18-20, 2011. The BI & Analytics Perspectives conference provides insights and examples of how enterprises are transforming their businesses with intelligence gathering and analysis.

This year's speakers include:

  • John Lucas, Director of Operations, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
  • Monica Klawitter, Senior Manager, Consumer Insights, North America
  • Ned Kumar, Senior Strategic Marketing Fellow and SEO Strategist, FedEx Services
  • Doug Porter, SVP & CIO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield Association
  • Don Campbell, Chief Technology Officer, IBM
  • James Taylor, CEO Decision Management Solutions and Faculty Member, International Institute for Analytics (IIA)

"The role BI & analytics based technologies play in the enterprise has never been more important than it is today. The ability for an organization to compete effectively and to demonstrate agility in responding to market opportunities and demand rests largely on making intelligent and informed decisions at the speed of thought," said John Amato, publisher, Computerworld. "In continuing with our history over the last nine years, Computerworld's BI & Analytics Perspectives conference brings together an audience of pre-qualified IT decision makers and thought leading vendors, in a forum to discuss best practices and practical applications for BI and analytics technologies in enterprise environments."

More than 300 IT end-users, including IT executives from companies such as AAA, Allstate Insurance, American Express, Procter & Gamble, Ticketmaster, US Airways, US Army, Wells Fargo, Intel, and FedEx Services, will be on hand to network and share BI & Analytics best practices.

Representatives from IBM, Information Builders, MicroStrategy, Oracle, Actuate, Tableau Software, and Teradata will also be at the conference to discuss industry trends, latest advancement in BI & Analytics, and new products and services offered by these leading solution providers.

Key topics on the agenda:

  • Building a strategy for harnessing the growth and tackling the challenge of Big Data
  • More effectively leveraging social media data to enable real time decisions
  • Integrating Mobile BI and aligning BI assets to grow the business
  • Using BI for collaborative decision making across the enterprise
  • BI in the Cloud: Integrating on premise and cloud-based analytics

"Our agenda is designed with the BI & Analytics professional in mind. The goal is to provide these key business experts with every opportunity to gather actionable and thought-provoking ideas from our main stage presenters, case study breakouts and multiple networking breaks," remarked Julia King, executive editor, events, and national correspondent, Computerworld

The BI & Analytics Perspectives conference is taking place September 18-20 at the Wigwam Resort in Litchfield Park, Arizona, located just outside of Phoenix. For more information, and to register, go to To follow the BI & Analytics Perspectives conference on Twitter, go to:!/biapcw or @BIAPCW. And to become a member of the BI & Analytics Perspectives LinkedIn Group, go to:

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