NEW YORK, Jan. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Information Builders, a leader in business intelligence (BI) and analytics, data integrity, and integration solutions, today announced the return of The Innovation Sessions, a series of five webcasts featuring some of the industry's most esteemed experts and visionaries.
Back by popular demand for a second year, The Innovation Sessions will kick-off on January 24 and continue through March 2. Each session will explore new practices or burgeoning issues in data management, BI, and analytics, helping practitioners gain a better understanding of emerging practices that should be considered in the new year.
The Innovation Sessions are a forum for thought leaders to not only impart practical advice, but also share information about the innovative practices leading organizations are employing to unlock the full potential of data and analytics. Additionally, the sessions offer an opportunity for experts to facilitate a discussion on applying industry trends including Internet of things, big data, cloud, and customer-facing analytic applications for maximum business value.
Individuals can register for any or all of the following sessions:
Tuesday, January 24: Five Things to Focus on for Faster MDM Results
Guest Speaker: Dan Power, founder and president, Hub Designs
Want faster results from your MDM program? See what happens when you're able to better align business and IT in your organization. Join this webcast to learn the five things you can do to achieve faster deployments and more rapid cycle times.
Tuesday, January 31: Monetize Data Through Analytics at Scale
Guest Speaker: Wayne Eckerson, founder, Eckerson Group
In a world of self-service analytics, it's important to remember that customers often want "silver service" – high-quality, zero-training, interactive analytics that give them exactly what they want, when they need it. Join this webcast for ideas on delivering visually rich analytics applications that delight customers, enhance partner relationships, and drive revenue while ensuring data quality, performance, security, and scalability.
Tuesday, February 7: Agile BI Without Shadow IT
Guest Speaker: Boris Evelson, vice president and principal analyst, Forrester Research
With such a focus on data governance – how our data is curated, organized, and accessed – we sometimes forget to govern how our data is actually used in BI and analytics. The result is rapidly created shadow-IT BI applications that aren't curated, governed, or scalable, or rock-solid BI applications that aren't agile. In this webcast, learn how to apply BI governance to get the agility of self-service without a proliferation of shadow IT.
Wednesday, February 15: The Next-Gen Analytics Stack for Insights-Drive Organizations
Guest Speaker: Rick van der Lans, managing director, R20/Consultancy
With so many products available in a rapidly growing market, it's easy to get confused about what parts of your analytics stack are needed, and why. In this webcast, learn how to determine the classes of products you need to support different user types: from tech-savvy business users, analysts, and data scientists to executives, non-technical users, and customers.
Thursday, March 2: Six Simple Steps to Address Data Quality
Guest Speaker: David Menninger, senior vice president and research director of data and analytics research, Ventana Research
Poor data quality can have serious financial consequences. Regulatory fines, monetary losses from bad business decisions, and legal fees resulting from errors can add up to millions of dollars. When it comes to patient or consumer safety, bad data can cost lives. This webinar will highlight effective steps for preventing and fixing bad data, and processes to help ensure optimum integrity in your data.
Gerald Cohen, president and CEO, Information Builders, said:
"The Innovation Sessions were so well received last year that we had to bring them back for an encore. This educational series aligns with our commitment to providing the necessary tools for successfully applying analytics and building 'organizational intelligence' to ultimately gain competitive advantage and increase profitability. This year's lineup of guest speakers brings a wealth of industry knowledge and a deep understanding of the strategic issues and day-to-day challenges organizations face. We look forward to another series of robust discussions that will help attendees derive greater value from their data and analytics investments."
You can register for the sessions using the links above or see the full line up here:
Innovation Sessions 2017 Webcast Series. During each of the sessions, you can also follow #BetterAnalytics on Twitter for live commentary.
About Information Builders
Information Builders provides solutions for business intelligence (BI), analytics, data integration, and data quality that help drive performance improvements, innovation, and value. Through one set of powerful products, we enable organizations to serve everyone – analysts, non-technical users, even partners, customers, and citizens – with better data and analytics. Our dedication to customer success is unmatched with thousands of organizations relying on us as their trusted partner. Founded in 1975, Information Builders is headquartered in New York, NY, with global offices, and remains one of the largest independent, privately held companies in the industry. Visit us at informationbuilders.com, follow us on Twitter at @infobldrs, like us on Facebook, and visit our LinkedIn page.
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