Business Intelligence (BI) and Big Data are some of today's hot topics as firms seek to gain greater insights and uncover value from the information web of which they are a part. But what is BI / Big Data really?
Join guest speaker Boris Evelson, Vice President, Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, Inc., Bill Russell, Executive Vice President of Allegient, and Marcello Benati, Corporate Accounts Application Platform Solution Specialist (SSP) at Microsoft, as they explore the democratization of Business Intelligence and discuss related topics, including:
• Forrester's perspective on what BI/Big Data is, and what it is not
• The enhanced value BI/Big Data analytics can deliver and how to get started
• Emerging technologies and how they fit into your BI/Big Data road map
• The impact of Business Intelligence within your organization
• How to gain real-time access to information to make critical decisions
At the conclusion of the event there will be a panel/ question answer discussion with our experts.
Following the presentation lunch will be provided with the ability to meet Allegient subject matter experts, view demonstrations on BI tools, and explore the latest technology in the Allegient Customer Immersion Experience Center. We will also turn our lab into a March Madness viewing party where you can watch a few games and enjoy the start of the tournament. * We will also hold a drawing for tickets to the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Midwest Regional Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium.*
Keynote Presenter - Boris Evelson is Vice President, Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, Inc., Boris a leading expert in business intelligence (BI), He delivers strategic guidance, helping enterprises define BI strategies, governance, and architectures and identify vendors and technologies that help them put information to use in business processes and end user experiences. His current research focuses on the practical and actionable best practices for building BI infrastructure and applications, such as BI business cases, architectural options, organizational structures, and vendor selection.
Panelist - Bill Russell is Executive Vice President of Allegient. Bill has over 30 years of information technology leadership experience across the entire IT spectrum. He has held leadership roles providing business solutions and currently manages solution teams for large engagement initiatives with clients predominantly in the financial services and insurance, healthcare, and manufacturing industries.
Panelist - Marcello Benati is Corporate Accounts Application Platform Solution Specialist (SSP) at Microsoft. Marcello is an Enterprise Architect with over 20 years’ experience in various verticals in US and multinational companies. His focus is Enterprise Data Warehouses, Application Platform optimization and transformational business intelligence, where he leverages current data insights and applies lateral creative thinking methods to discover solutions and unleash new opportunities.