Next Generation Business Intelligence Puts the Personal "I" into IT

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Industry thought leaders to discuss the end of traditional BI and the emergence of user-driven enterprise analytics.

Experts agree: The first era of business intelligence is over. The next generation of business intelligence is here and it will focus on the business user - putting the personal "I" in "IT" as never before. Today's dynamic business environment requires BI to dramatically evolve and focus on the needs of the user, not on the organization of the data. The business intelligence industry's foremost thinkers are assembling to discuss this "Next Generation Business Intelligence" in a series of webcasts, whitepapers and blogs. The "Next Generation Business Intelligence" series will explore how traditional BI must evolve and the profound impact it will have on business users and IT departments.

The evolution of business intelligence will empower users with unprecedented levels of interaction with data, providing the ability to ask and answer their own questions on demand. By changing the way users experience data and information, next generation business intelligence will facilitate collaboration across time zones, industries and languages. Users will not be constrained by IT driven, static reports of BI yesteryear. The next generation will be characterized by the packaging and broadcasting of analytical work across the enterprise -- allowing every business user to analyze data instantly, find critical insights and make business decisions confidently.

In a series of webcasts, whitepapers and journal articles, a group of the foremost business intelligence experts discuss the successes and shortfalls of traditional BI and identify the technologies and user experiences that will take the enterprise by storm -- making real-time data analysis a reality for business users. Featured experts include Dr. Wolfgang Martin, Dr. Claudia Imhoff, Neil Raden, Stephen Few, Dan Everett and Dr. Ben Schneiderman, with additional speakers yet to be announced. A full Webcast schedule and downloadable whitepapers are available at:

Featured webcasts:

  •     Neil Raden, Founder, Hired Brains, Inc.

"NextGen Software or Software for the Next Gen?" (January 31, 11:00a.m. EST)

  •     Dr. Wolfgang Martin, Founder, Wolfgang Martin Team

"The Intelligent Enterprise -- From Business Intelligence to Business Analytics" (February 21, 11:00a.m. EST)

  •     Claudia Imhoff, Ph.D, President, Intelligent Solutions, Inc.

"The Next Generation of Business Intelligence" (March 28, 11:00a.m. EST)

  •     Dan Everett, Research Director, Ventana Research

"Industry Trends in BI & Analytics: Opportunities to Create Competitive Advantage" (On Demand)

  •      Ben Shneiderman, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Maryland

"The Thrill of Discovery -- Accelerating Information Exploration" (On Demand)

Featured whitepapers and articles:

  •     Neil Raden, Founder, Hired Brains, Inc.

"NextGen Software or Software for the Next Gen?"*

"The Speed Society and Its Enemies"*

"The Ten Principles of Enterprise Analytics"*

  •     Dr. Wolfgang Martin, Founder, Wolfgang Martin Team

"Interactive Visual Analytics -- Put your Smart Brains in the Driver's Seat"

  •     Dan Everett, Research Director, Ventana Research

"What Really is this BI 2.0 Stuff?"

  •     Stephen Few, Principal, Perceptual Edge

"Fulfilling the Promise of BI"

  •     Tom Davenport, President's Distinguished Professor of Information Technology and Management, Babson College and Author, Harvard Business Review

"Competing on Analytics"

The "Next Generation Business Intelligence" series is sponsored by Spotfire, Inc., the Information Insight CompanySM.

About Spotfire

Spotfire, the Information Insight CompanySM, is a leading provider of enterprise analytics software for next generation business intelligence. Spotfire software offers a visual and interactive experience that helps professionals quickly discover new and actionable insights in information. Distinguished by its speed to insight and adaptability to specific business challenges, Spotfire software rapidly reveals unseen threats and new opportunities, creating significant economic value. Spotfire's customers include industry leaders among the Global 2000 that have deployed Spotfire analytics to gain an information advantage over their competitors. For more information, visit

Spotfire, DecisionSite and Spotfire DXP are trademarks or registered trademarks of Spotfire, Inc., except in the European Community where Spotfire and the products listed are trademarks of Spotfire AB. Other company or product names may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

*© 2006, Hired Brains, Inc. No portion of this report may be reproduced or stored in any form without prior written permission.

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