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The Current State of the Business Intelligence Market

Date: June 20, 2007

Time: 12:00 pm US Eastern

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Featured Speakers:

Boris Evelson, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research (bio)


Beth Gold-Bernstein

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BI in Action

The business intelligence (BI) market is constantly evolving. Recent acquisitions may signal the end of the BI pure play while other technologies are creating some confusion over the true definition of BI. In this presentation, Forrester Research analyst Boris Evelson will provide an overview of the current state of the BI market and examine the impact of this evolution on IT users.

This keynote address with focus on issues such as:
  • What is BI?
  • Why is BI critical to the management of structured and unstructured data?
  • How should users implement a BI strategy?
  • What alternative database management systems (DBMS) complement or are competing solutions to BI?
  • What challenges and issues do very large databases (VLDB) pose to BI?
  • What does the future hold for BI?

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Featured Speaker Bios:

Boris Evelson - As a principal analyst, Boris leads Forrester's research into business intelligence (BI): how enterprises and vendors transform raw data into meaningful, useful, and action-oriented information. Boris delivers strategic guidance, helping enterprises define enterprise BI strategies, governance, and architectures, as well as identify vendors and technologies that help them put information to use in business processes and end user experiences. In addition to popular topics like information governance and best practices, his current research focuses on some of the latest trends in BI, such as convergence of process and data intelligence, on-demand BI, convergence of structured and unstructured data intelligence, and implications of ever-growing data volumes on BI.

Boris comes to Forrester with more than 25 years of enterprise software and applications implementation, management consulting, and strategic advisory experience. Most recently, Boris was a managing partner at Textra, a boutique strategic advisory firm serving all information technology constituents: users, vendors, and investors. Boris co-founded Textra after spending several years as a VP and strategic technology advisor at JPMorgan/LabMorgan, where he led many successful internal BI initiatives, as well as advising the bank's large enterprise software clients on enterprise adoption issues and product strategies. Prior to JPMorgan, Boris served as a senior manager of BI and CRM practices at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Boris started his career at Citibank, where, among many other successful projects, he implemented the bank's first global risk data warehouse.

Boris holds a degree in business management from Moscow Teacher's College, Russia.

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