WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - October 21, 2010) -  Information Builders, an independent leader in business intelligence (BI) solutions, today announced its upcoming Government Symposium, a conference for partners, customers, and prospects focused on the theme of Data Governance and Transparency. The symposium will take place on October 28, 2010 at the Marriott Renaissance Hotel, Washington DC. In association with immixGroup, Inc. and featuring Gartner Research, the event will focus on how government agencies can benefit from complying with organizational transparency requirements.

Speaker sessions will delve into how executives can address issues on information redundancy, transparency, and consistency -- in and across government agencies. Keynote speaker Michael Smith, vice president of Gartner, will discuss his most recent publication, Opportunities and Threats in a World of Greater Transparency. In addition, Chief Information Officer Stephen Hollifield of the Richmond Virginia Police Department and other government executives will offer firsthand experiences in an informative panel discussion on best practices for information management and transparency in the public sector.

"With new requirements for sharing information and being radically transparent with the public, many organizations struggle with how to quickly access and tap into the right data," said Bill Lochten, director of Information Builders' Federal operations. "This summit will explore ways organizations can tackle transparency requirements head-on, integrating them into their mission and objectives by transforming the way they think about their current information strategy."

Other key takeaways from the conference will include:

  • Emphasizing data quality in meeting transparency goals at all government levels
  • Moving from insight into past performance to predicting future trends
  • Expanding management tools from spreadsheets to extended solutions such as mobile reporting, enterprise search, and self-sufficient reporting at the user level

For more information and to register for the Information Builders Government Symposium please visit: http://www.informationbuilders.com/evt/events/workshops/10008

About Information Builders
Information Builders' award-winning combination of business intelligence (BI) and enterprise integration software has been providing innovative solutions to more than 12,000 customers for the past 30 years. WebFOCUS is the world's most widely utilized business intelligence platform. It provides the security, scalability, and flexibility needed at every level of global extended enterprises. Its simplicity helps create executive, analytical, and operational applications that reach dozens to millions of users. Information Builders' iWay Software suite provides state of the art, multi-purpose, pre-built integration components that address all SOA, application, data and information management requirements. Its integration adapters have been adopted by the leading software platform providers. Information Builders also offers solutions in the performance management, business activity monitoring, and enterprise search markets. The company's comprehensive enterprise product offerings give Information Builders' customers the ability to grow and innovate according to their needs.

Information Builders' customers include most of the Fortune 100 and U.S. federal government agencies. Headquartered in New York City with 90 offices worldwide, the company employs 1,450 people and has more than 350 business partners. More information is available at informationbuilders.com.

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