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Women in BI

Claudia Imhoff discusses the biggest issues facing women in technology and business intelligence specifically, why women should enter tech careers and what women need to do to be successful in a male-dominated industry.

Beyond the Big Data Hype

Is big data overhyped or is all the attention valid? John Myers of EMA talks about what is real and shares interesting use cases and some of the most difficult challenges with big data.

Social Analytics in the Enterprise

Social analytics is much more than monitoring Twitter streams. Shawn Rogers of EMA talks about what’s important for the enterprise, the level of typical enterprise maturity and what companies need to do to progress along the maturity spectrum.

Why is Agile Data Warehousing Important?

It is difficult to translate a software development methodology to data warehousing, but it can be done. In this interview with TDWI’s David Stodder, Bruce Szalwinski discusses the value found in Cobalt’s commitment to the iterative style and incremental delivery of agile development for data warehousing.

A Course for BI Success

Data warehousing is a relatively small piece of the business intelligence puzzle. Dave Wells talks about why the time has come to go back to the basics with BI and the evolution of the industry.

Do You Need a Data Scientist?

The perception exists that you need a data scientist to capitalize on big data, but how do you find such a person and what do you do if your organization doesn’t have one? Krish Krishnan discusses the important skills needed and advises how to fill the data scientist role in the organization.

What’s Advanced Analytics, and Where Does Big Data Fit In?

Fern Halper talks about the exciting time for advanced analytics and her new project developing a big data maturity model.

Data Strategy for the Enterprise

Devising an integrated data strategy is vital because data is one of the key assets that organizations have. Len Silverston talks about why the currency of data needs to be strategically used and managed.

Finding Business Value in Information Management

There are many technologies entering our landscape that people need to be aware of in order to capitalize on the data available to organizations. William McKnight states that people need to challenge themselves to think beyond the traditional approaches and consider the new ways to bring value to their companies.

The Future of Big Data

Paul Flach shares examples of multi-data-point implementations of big data and why consolidating data points to form the big picture is key to the big data future.

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Transformation in the Cloud

Rich Roseman, Corporate CIO of News Corp, shares his insights and experience with Saugatuck Technology CEO Bill McNee, on how Cloud is helping to shape the transformation of IT at News Corp.

This Executive Insights video is a prelude to the program Saugatuck Technology is assembling for this year's Cloud Business Summit, to be held on November 14, 2012 in New York City. This is the first in a series of video interviews as we introduce our readers to some of the speakers and panelists who will be sharing their insights and experience at the conference.

To learn more about the conference, go to

Agile Data Warehousing: What’s New?

Ralph Hughes, chief systems architect at Ceregenics, and Dave Stodder, director of research for business intelligence and analytics at TDWI, talk about their recent agile data warehousing adoption survey and early analysis of the results.

Big Data in Context

Paul Flach, VP enterprise analytics at Stream Integration, says that big data shouldn’t start with the technology but rather with business problems that need to be addressed. Watch his video with Editorial Director Jim Ericson from TDWI’s World Conference in San Diego.

Cloud BI: Why You Need It, Where It’s Going

Steve Dine, managing partner at Datasource Consulting LLC, discusses the benefits of cloud for BI and data warehousing, the validity of concerns around cloud and the synergy with big data and analytics with cloud.

Big Data is Operational

John Myers, senior analyst business intelligence & data warehousing at Enterprise Management Associates shares high level insights from an EMA big data research report coming out in September, including the number one production use/purpose reported for big data in this interview with Jim Ericson of

Data - It Shouldn't Be This Hard: Lessons From the Trenches

Peter Aiken, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Information Systems, Virginia Commonwealth University; president, DAMA International; founder, Data Blueprint, talks about the status of organizational analytics

BI and Mobile Users

Cindi Howson, founder of BIScorecard, and Jim Ericson, editorial director of, discuss observations about increased interest in bringing BI to new classes of users and how mobile improves adoption of BI and dashboards at the executive level

Emerging Analytics

Mike Ferguson, managing director at Intelligent Business Strategies, and Paul Kautza director of education for TDWI discuss four areas of emerging analytics and the need for traditional BI environments with big data.

Business Value From Big Data

Krish Krishnan, CEO of SixthSense Advisors, shares his definition of big data, insights about the role of analytics in finding big data value and some use cases in this interview with Philip Russom, research director for data management at TDWI.

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If traditional reporting and decision support were at the start of modern analytics, and big data initiatives are at present, what’s the near future for analytics? The International Institute of Analytics outlined its new framework for what it calls “Analytics 3.0,” the future of making a business impact with varied and voluminous data.

Here are seven changes ahead for enterprise analytics programs and practitioners– some of them expected sooner than later – as outlined by IIA’s CEO Jack Phillips and Director of Research Tom Davenport.

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