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For years, we have been faced with an unprecedented stream of new technologies , design techniques, and architectures and ideas such as Hadoop, data streaming, self-service data preparation, logical data warehouses, data lakes, deep learning and NoSQL.
It seems as if all these developments stand on themselves, but nothing could be further from the truth. There is one connecting and encompassing trend: the use of data within organisations is drastically changing. For a long time, data was used only for reporting to management and external authorities. Nowadays, the use of data is broader, more intensive and more vital for business operations. Just consider all the consumers viewing data using customer-facing apps and data scientists who deeply analyse data to improve and accelerate business processes and to optimize customer care.
In short, how organizations want to use data today, how widespread and intensive they want to exploit this long undervalued business asset, is promising. The potential business value of data is finally appreciated. Meanwhile, the data warehouse systems are shaking under these new forms of data usage.
The Data Warehousing & BI Summit of 2018 focuses mainly on the big BI dilemma that many organizations are struggling with. How do we integrate existing BI systems with these new forms of data usage? Which technologies and architectures are suitable and required?
The conference offers practical guidelines and do’s and don’ts to help you with these current and impending issues. You will meet well-known speakers and thought leaders from the Netherlands and abroad, including Donald Farmer, Mike Ferguson, Rick van der Lans, Jan Henderyckx, Cor Baars, Erik Fransen and Sam Wouters. Once again, we managed to set up a very strong line-up with internationally acclaimed speakers, ready to share their knowledge and experience with you.
Some topics that will be discussed these days:
Can you only attend one day? It is possible to attend only the first or only the second conference day and of course the full conference. The presentations by our speakers have been selected in such a way that they can stand on their own. This enables you to attend the second conference day even if you did not attend the first (or the other way around).
Who should attend
The two day DW&BI Summit is geared to for IT Executives, IT Management and Architects, business intelligence and data warehousing professionals who wish to take a detailed and practical look at the latest developments in Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence. The following professionals should attend:
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This is the fifth edition of DW&BI Summit in The Netherlands. This upcoming edition you can benefit from the expertise of Donald Farmer, Mike Ferguson, Rick van der Lans, Jan Henderyckx, Erik Fransen, Irene Salemink, Emiel van Bockel, Sam Wouters and Cor Baars. Each year will see key note presentations by the crème de la crème of the international data warehouse and BI community. Internationally acclaimed speakers like Bill Inmon, Claudia Imhoff, Nigel Pendse, Colin White, Mike Ferguson, Wayne Eckerson, Mark Madsen, William McKnight, Richard Hackathorn, John Ladley, Dan Linstedt, Barry Devlin, Krish Krishnan, Daragh O Brien and Jan Henderyckx have graced the predecessor of this conference with their presence.
On the 20th of March, there will be a reception after the final session.
“Longer sessions created room for more depth and dialogue. That is what I appreciate about this summit.”
“Inspiring summit with excellent speakers, covering the topics well and from different angles. Organization and venue: very good!”
“Inspiring and well-organized conference. Present-day topics with many practical guidelines, best practices and do's and don'ts regarding information architecture such as big data, data lakes, data virtualisation and a logical data warehouse.”
“A fun event and you learn a lot!”
“Very good, as usual!”
“As a BI Consultant I feel inspired to recommend this conference to everyone looking for practical tools to implement a long term BI Customer Service.”