Big Data and Infonomics to be discussed at The Executives' Club Program

Dec 03, 2012, 16:47 ET from The Executives' Club of Chicago

CHICAGO, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On December 12, the Technology Committee of The Executives' Club will host a program on Infonomics and Big Data: How much is your data worth and how do you manage it?, at 1871 in  Chicago's Merchandise Mart.  Speakers include Doug Laney, Vice President, Analytics and Information Management, Gartner; John Lewis, President and CEO, Consumer Group, North America, Nielsen; and Michael Connor, Vice President - Enterprise Data Architecture, QBE North America.


The panel will discuss innovative ways to gather, manage, and leverage data; how data is valued, and why this matters.

According to The Economist, the information management industry is estimated to be worth more than $100 billion and growing at almost 10% a year, roughly twice as fast as the software business as a whole.

"The explosion of data and the development of technology to manage and assess the data has opened up new opportunities for businesses, governments, and non-profits everywhere to improve enterprise performance," said Technology Committee co-chair Bob Kress, Accenture's Executive Director of Global IT Audit.

"Analytics capabilities allow organizations to see trends and patterns that can provide insights that drive real value for all constituents – consumers, shareholders, and employees," said Kress.

Panelists from the insurance giant QBE – a data-driven business, Nielsen – a data provider, and an industry expert from Gartner - will share insights into how leading Chicago companies are leveraging these trends.

Accenture is a Gold sponsor for the Business Technology Leadership Programs, one of The Club's signature series. CDW is a Silver-level sponsor.

For more information or for tickets, visit or call The Executives' Club at 312-263-3500.

Event Details
Wednesday, December 12; Registration and Networking: 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. Panel Discussion: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., 1871, 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1212.

About The Executives' Club of Chicago
One of the nation's oldest and most prestigious organizations, founded in 1911, the Club facilitates strategic relationship development, intellectual exchange and development of future leaders.  Through its Global Leaders, Women's Leadership, Chicago CEO Series and other programming, the Club brings together business, civic and academic leaders from all industries to discuss strategies that address challenges and opportunities affecting Chicago and the world.

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