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BI: Coping with big data
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Learn everything you need to know about BI this year!

Over two days, with 23 sessions, you will learn about the latest developments, trends, tools and strategies to take your Business Intelligence to the next level.

ITWeb’s BI Summit and Excellence Awards will deliver big picture overviews, expert international and local insights and in-depth workshops. With two tracks to choose from, you will be able to select the information best suited to meet your enterprise needs.

On day one, you will get a big picture overview of the main trends and key new developments in the BI space. With a keynote by international expert Rick van der Lans, a session led by expert Barry Devlin and top local and international speakers covering big data, analytics and more, day one will get you up to speed with what you need to know about developments in the BI space.

At the end of the day, the winners of the prestigious annual BI Excellence and BI Innovation awards will be announced at a cocktail function.

On day two, you’ll get brilliant insights into BI and its role in business strategy, including how to deliver better business value, how to meet user expectations and protect budgets and how to get maximum business value from the data already hidden in your systems. Day two’s keynotes will be delivered by Barry Devlin and Bill Hoggarth, with a practical in-depth session led by John Bosco Arends.

Agenda day one, 28 February
  
Agenda day two, 29 February
  
Workshop, 1 March
  
 

HIGHLIGHTS
 
Keynotes
Presented by highly regarded international guest speakers, our keynote sessions will deliver the most up-to-date, comprehensive information about BI today.

In-depth tutorials
Each day ends with an in-depth tutorial, included as part of your delegate package. On day one, learn from international consultant Barry Devlin how to restate the business value of BI. On day two, Neken Associates presents an in-depth tutorial on data governance.

End user case studies
Each day will include a number of real-world case studies highlighting implementations, challenges and solutions in the local BI industry.

Special workshop session
We are proud to present an additional workshop by international BI expert Rick van der Lans on March 1. This workshop will give delegates a practical overview of BI in the cloud.

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BI Summit 2012 IN THE NEWS
Agile analytics – the future of BI?
By Nadine Arendse
[10 Feb 2012]
New media has given business access to mass information, and they must be able to adapt accordingly, says PBT.
Using data to gain a competitive advantage
By Nadine Arendse
[7 Feb 2012]
Data can be a catalyst for innovations, which is vital to retaining the competitive advantage in business, says FNB.
Next-generation BI will be user-friendly
By Nadine Arendse
[1 Feb 2012]
Business discovery has been dubbed the next generation of business intelligence, with user-friendly tools to empower users, says QlikTech.

DIY business intelligence empowers users
By Nadine Arendse
[30 Jan 2012
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Self-service BI gives users the ability to perform functions without having to fully rely on IT, says Pragmatic Works.

Unlocking data value through understanding
By Nadine Arendse
[24 Jan 2012]
Data, like technology, has no value if it's not understood. Data provides valuable information, which can be used profitably – if you know what you're looking for.
BI focus shift expected in 2012
By Tracy Burrows
[6 Dec 2011] - Next year will see business intelligence (BI) focusing heavily on mobile, social networking and the cloud in SA.
Faster BI adds to business value
By Nadine Arendse
[18 Nov 2011] - With the increased use of social networks, minor concerns can quickly turn into major problems, and sparks of interest can be fanned into profitable sales.
BI: Think quick!
By Tracy Burrows
[18 Nov] - BI needs to change to stay ahead of enterprise needs, says international BI consultant and author, Rick van der Lans
Agile software shapes BI industry
By Nadine Arendse
[27 Oct] - Data virtualisation is one of the more potent technologies for developing an agile business intelligence (BI) environment.
Cloud evolves to give business value
By Nadine Arendse
[26 Oct] - It's all about the detail when it comes to BI. There's no detail in tools, but data yields invaluable information, according to iSPartners' Dave Ives.
Back to business intelligence basics
By Nadine Arendse
[14 Oct] - The value of BI lies in the power to get executives to make decisions with valuable information, says iSPartners' Dave Ives.
Nominations for BI Awards 2012 open
By Tracy Burrows
[7 Oct 2011] - South Africa's top business intelligence (BI) practitioners are invited to nominate the country's best and most innovative projects in the annual BI Excellence and Innovation awards.

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