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Dresner Advisory Services is proud to host the Real Business Intelligence® Conference, the first industry event for business and IT leaders focusing upon strategies for success with Business Intelligence and Analytics - using real world best practices and proven methods. The focus of the two-day, single track event will be on what works, with pragmatic and actionable takeaways.
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Founder and Chief Research Officer, Dresner Advisory Services, Conference Co-Chair
Author, Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy
Thomas W. Malone
Professor of Management, MIT Sloan School
Founding director, MIT Center for Coordination Science
Research Fellow, Dresner Advisory Services, Conference Co-Chair
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Too often organizations focus upon technology as a means of enhancing user perspective and fact-based decision-making. And, while technology is an important enabler, it’s a relatively small part of the equation. Instead, we know that the essential ingredients for success lie with people, process and organization - enabled by technology. We’ve long believed that there’s a need for a fresh in-person forum for business and IT leaders to help achieve success with information, business intelligence and analytics.
The Real Business Intelligence® conference is a unique event designed for business and IT leaders and will focus upon strategies for success with business intelligence, analytics and information management. Designed as an interactive executive forum, we’ll be focusing upon those topics which enable attendees to help their respective organizations become more performance-directed and information-driven. For example, topics will include: how to organize for success, establishing a governance program, analytics and the digital enterprise and more.
We’ve assembled an impressive (and perhaps unconventional) faculty. All are prominent thought leaders in their disciplines and have developed sessions and materials designed to deliver important insights and actionable, real-world advice.
Agenda, speakers and sessions are subject to change
Performance Directed Culture Workshop
Many organizations invest in performance management and BI solutions without understanding what’s needed to succeed and positively impact the organization. The key is in establishing a performance-directed culture - one that embraces (among other things) transparency and accountability. In this workshop we’ll explore the nature of a performance-directed culture and what it takes to achieve one – taking into consideration attendee needs and priorities.
Secrets of Building Actionable KPIs
Key performance indicators are essential to tracking business performance. However, many organizations fail to create actionable KPIs. Most are derived based on spontaneous request, and then discarded or neglected due to lack of use, ownership and accountability. The key to driving a more data-drive culture is by creating actionable KPIs that eliminate ambiguity and focus on transparency and accountability.
Creating and Sustaining a Governance Program
Organizations everywhere look to analytics to help them become/remain competitive in an ever more challenging business landscape. But what good is BI when most can't trust the data they're using? Many speak about governance, some claim to have tried it, but very few have ever succeeded in establishing a functional data governance organization. The first step is understanding what governance is and (perhaps more importantly), what it isn't.
The Role of System Integrators
Most BI, Analytics and Performance Management initiatives employ System Integration (SI) services. The most important vendor criterion for SI selection is "Expertise" however, Appropriate Testing (unit, system, integration, user acceptance, performance) is cited as the highest area of concern in the quality of SI consulting services.
Moving Business Intelligence to the Cloud
The Cloud presents exciting opportunities, but also challenges, for business intelligence, analytics and performance management customers. This session will review current market trends, challenges, vendor choices/ratings as well as our recommendations for how to best succeed with these Cloud offerings.
State of Business Intelligence
Business Intelligence – an umbrella term for technologies and methods for connecting users with fact-based analyses - has been thrust into the limelight and has become increasingly mainstream. In this session we’ll explore the current state of the market and address those dynamics which are changing BI – for better or for worse – and the implications for your organization.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Tang Center
70 Memorial Drive