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Information Builders

September 29, 2011 11:25 ET

Information Builders 2011 Government Symposium to Address Optimizing Performance in Volatile Times

Government and Industry Leaders, Including Leading Analyst Firm's Rishi Sood, Share Strategies for Improving Transparency, Operational Efficiency, and Citizen Services

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - Sep 29, 2011) - Information Builders, an independent leader in business intelligence (BI) solutions, today announced its 2011 Government Symposium for government customers, prospects, and industry partners with the theme, "Optimizing Performance in Volatile Times." The symposium will discuss actionable solutions for optimizing agency performance and reducing costs by supporting quality, data-driven strategic thinking, and decision-making across the federal landscape. The event will take place on October 25, 2011 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, DC.

"The Obama administration's transparency programs are challenging government agencies to transform the vast storehouses of disparate, geographically dispersed data into actionable information," said Bill Lochten, director of Information Builders' Federal Group. "This event will provide public sector leaders at all levels with practical solutions for integrating existing data resources to measure performance results, report progress on collaboration and transparency, and achieve mission goals with less funding and personnel."

The symposium will feature a keynote address by Rishi Sood, research vice president at Gartner, who will provide a strategic overview of leading technology trends and drivers for public sector organizations. Tom Temin, co-host of the "Federal Drive" on Federal News Radio 1500 AM, will moderate a government-industry panel that will delve into how government agencies can deliver on priority performance management and accountability initiatives, such as the Government Performance and Results Modernization Act of 2010 (GPRMA) and the Improper Payments Eliminate and Recovery Act (IPERA), to improve operational efficiency and citizen services -- even with lower budgets.

Symposium attendees will also hear from government IT leaders on data governance, predictive analytics, mobility in government, and eliminating waste, fraud and abuse. Featured government speakers and panelists will include, but are not limited to:

  • Gary Winkler, former Program Officer, Enterprise Information Systems at the U.S. Army
  • Dan Mintz, former Chief Technology Officer of the U.S. Department of Transportation
  • Elizabeth Schaffer, Assistant Treasurer, United States Postal Service
  • Jim Orr, recognized thought leader in data governance
  • Jeff Shiley, ASM Research, Inc.

Registration is free, but attendance is limited and subject to approval. Donations to the Wounded Warrior Project will be accepted in lieu of a registration fee. For more information and to register for the Information Builders Government Symposium, please visit:

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Information Builders provides software and services that bring smarter decision-making and streamlined processes to leading organizations in business, government, and education worldwide. The company's software is installed in tens of thousands of locations, servicing millions of users. Its WebFOCUS business intelligence (BI) platform delivers massively scalable information applications, analytics, and customer-facing portals to the new generation of information users to deliver game-changing business results. Its iWay Software integration platform allows enterprises to leverage all of their information resources to streamline internal and business-to-business processes while escalating the overall accessibility and integrity of information regardless of environmental complexity. Headquartered in New York City with 60 offices worldwide, the company employs 1,350 people and has established significant industry partnerships. Visit Information Builders at For ongoing news, go to or follow Information Builders at @infobldrs.

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