Three Industry Thought Leaders on Analytics, Data Science, and Data Visualizations to Keynote the TDWI Accelerate Conference

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Keynote addresses from prominent business intelligence (BI) leaders Wayne Eckerson, Kirk Borne and Jennifer Shin, July 18–20, 2016, in Boston.

TDWI Accelerate

TDWI Accelerate

TDWI Accelerate condenses decades of education and training experience into three days that will help data professionals reach their analytics and data visualization goals faster.

TDWI, a division of 1105 Media, announces keynote addresses from prominent business intelligence (BI) leaders Wayne Eckerson, Kirk Borne and Jennifer Shin at TDWI Accelerate, a new conference on analytics and data visualization taking place July 18–20, 2016, in Boston.

Wayne Eckerson presents: The BI Power Shift: Creating a Shared Organization

Wayne Eckerson, director of research and principal consultant of the Eckerson Group, will share his insight as a 20-year BI and analytics expert on the ways to survive and thrive in the new world order. Specifically, Wayne will challenge the attitude of BI and analytics professionals that they can continue to operate solo and give guidance on how they can partner with other analytics players to create a shared data vision for their organization.

Eckerson has conducted many groundbreaking research studies, chaired numerous conferences, and written two widely read books: The Secrets of Analytical Leaders: Insights from Information Insiders (2012) and Performance Dashboards: Measuring, Monitoring, and Managing Your Business, 2nd ed. (2010). He is currently working on a book about data governance.

Dr. Kirk Borne presents: Data Trek: The Expanding Universe of Data Science

As a former NASA data scientist on the Hubble Space Telescope program, Dr. Kirk Borne’s views on the expanding universe of data science are more informed than most. Now the principal data scientist for NextGen Analytics and Data Science in the Strategic Innovation Group at Booz Allen Hamilton, he brings that same sense of exploration to the Internet of Things (IoT).

In the beginning, the Internet was a thing. Now, things are becoming the Internet and the future of your business will be determined by what happens at the edge of this network of things. This revolution is less scary, though, when you follow a rigorous scientific approach. Dr. Borne will take his audience on a mission to explore strange new worlds of discovery, to seek out new business opportunities, and to boldly go where few analysts have gone before—upward into analytics maturity and outward to the edges of the network.

Jennifer Shin presents: Empower Your Visualizations

In this keynote, Jennifer Shin, Founder of 8 Path Solutions and data science writer for the IBM Big Data & Analytics Hub, explores the power behind data visualizations by asking the question: What makes a data visualization powerful? Jennifer will identify the key takeaways for effective real-world data visualizations using a series of case studies, finishing with an examination of how such visualizations lead to better decisions.

About TDWI Accelerate

At TDWI Accelerate, TDWI condenses decades of education and training experience into three days that will help data professionals reach their goals faster. Accelerate focuses on these key areas of analytics:

  • Self-service analytics and data visualization—the language of images, data storytelling, democratization, and data preparation
  • Advanced analytics and data science—predictive analytics, data mining, tool selection, Internet of Things, advanced algorithms, cognitive analytics, and more
  • Analytical organization and leadership—organizing and building teams for success, developing an analytics culture, and making it happen

Participants will attend case study presentations, expert sessions, panel discussions, half-day courses, a broad range of structured and unstructured networking opportunities, and survey the latest analytics technologies.

To register, visit the event website at Conference attendees who register by June 17, 2016, are eligible for a special discount of up to $475.

For the Media

Members of the media are invited to cover the event. Interviews with TDWI spokespeople are available upon request.

Media passes are reserved for press representatives and analysts who can verify that their publication or organization regularly covers data warehousing, business intelligence, or related topics. Media passes will not be issued to publishing, sales, marketing, advertising, public relations, or technical support staff from any organization.

To apply for a media pass, please send an email to with the following information: name, title, company, email address, telephone number, dates of attendance, publication/website name (including website URL), and links to three articles/blogs/podcasts published in the last three months that cover business intelligence, data warehousing, or related topics.

About TDWI
For 20 years, TDWI has advanced the art and science of realizing business value from data by providing an objective forum where industry experts, solution providers, and practitioners can explore and enhance data competencies, practices, and technologies. TDWI offers five major conferences as well as topical seminars, onsite education, membership, certification, live webinars, resourceful publications, industry news, and in-depth research. Visit or follow us on Twitter @TDWI.

About 1105 Media
Based in Chatsworth, California, 1105 Media, Inc., is a leading provider of integrated information and media in targeted business-to-business markets, including specialized sectors of the information technology community; industrial health, safety, and compliance; security; environmental protection; and home healthcare.

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