Keeping up with the latest in business intelligence and data warehousing trends is crucial to maintaining an edge in today's competitive market. With that in mind, TDWI, the premier educational institute dedicated to business intelligence and data warehousing, planned this event to equip BI and DW professionals with practical knowledge and concrete strategies that can be implemented rapidly back at the office. This February, TDWI will bring to Bally's Las Vegas today's most current topics in BI and DW taught by industry leaders in a vendor neutral, hype-free environment.

The opening keynote in Las Vegas, "From Platform to Portfolio: Evolving Your BI Platform," will be delivered by Jill Dyche, a Partner in Baseline Consulting. Dyche's keynote will focus on the advantages of the Portfolio approach, how the BI Portfolio evolves and develops, and why managing data as a corporate asset is the new mantra for business executives.

The second keynote in Las Vegas will be delivered by Larry English, internationally recognized authority in information management and quality. His keynote, "Can You Have BI without IQ?" will cover why information quality is not optional, how it fits into the BI value chain, and how to implement and information quality culture.

The six-day conference will also feature more than 50 full-day, half-day and nighttime courses. The various programs fall into seven tracks: Leadership and Management; Business Analytics; Data Analysis and Design; Fundamentals; Data Integration; Administration &and Technology; and Healthcare.

Other conference highlights will include:

  • "TDWI's Business Intelligence Strategies Program: Right-Time Business Intelligence: How to Create and Event Driven Organization," a special program geared towards technical executives focusing on the architectural, organizational, and technological implications of migrating to a real-time BI environment. Includes case study presentations and panel discussions.
  • "TDWI Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing Primer: A Framework for BI" An overview of data warehousing and business intelligence structure to help those new to the industry understand how the components on BI/DW fit together.
  • Peer Networking sessions that provide a forum for discussing a variety of topics, including data governance and stewardship, data quality, change management, return on investment and total cost of ownership, BI and DW for healthcare, and more.
  • An exhibit hall on Tuesday and Wednesday, featuring more than 40 business intelligence and data warehousing solution providers.

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