LAS VEGAS, NV and IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 3, 2012) - Myron Weber, founder and managing partner of Northwood Advisors, a business intelligence (BI) and decision systems advisory firm, will present Business Intelligence and Performance Management Center Workshop during two sessions of the Business Analytics Forum at IBM's 2012 Information On Demand Conference. The two sessions will take place at the Mandalay Bay South Convention Center on Tuesday, October 23 from 2 - 5:00 p.m. in Reef F and Thursday, October 25 from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. in Reef E.

During these highly anticipated sessions, Weber, along with Patrick Neely, CFO of Chickasaw Nation Division of Commerce; Sarah Bauer of Purdue University; and Andy Kruse of IBM, will share concrete, practical insight into how attendees can create successful business analytics initiatives. During the interactive workshop, participants will learn about organizational design for a successful business intelligence competency center from the diverse perspectives of a major university and a large hospitality and entertainment business. Attendees will learn about virtual and structured teams, as well as reporting structures within an analytics context and the roles and functions that can ensure success in their own organization environment. The presentation will focus on practical BI strategies and best practices.

The IBM Information On Demand Business Analytics Forum offers a series of highly interactive workshops designed to build step-by-step knowledge of key topics through interaction and the exchange of ideas in a small group environment. IT, office-of-finance and line-of-business professionals will be able to meet industry experts, experience demos of the latest software and learn about the solutions that are helping analytics-driven organizations outperform their rivals. This year's forum will offer more than 200 breakout sessions and workshops, in addition to IOD Conference technical sessions covering topics such as IBM big data, mobile solutions, advanced visualization, predictive and customer analytics, and financial and risk analytics. To register please visit the event's website

ABOUT MYRON WEBER: Myron Weber, founder and managing partner of Northwood Advisors, draws from more than 20 years of diverse business experience, systems thinking, unique insights and creative approaches to solving problems when he consults and trains business teams in the development and implementation of business intelligence strategies and decision systems. He produces the "Real Time Decisions Webcast" blog and podcast, and he was recognized as an IBM Champion for Business Analytics in 2011 and 2012, reflecting his contribution to advancing BI practices and outcomes for business success. 

ABOUT NORTHWOOD ADVISORS: Based in Irvine, Calif., Northwood Advisors is a business intelligence and decision systems advisory firm that helps companies design and implement BI strategy, roadmap, governance and best practices for increased efficiency and greater ROI. Northwood Advisors' powerful on-site training and consulting program allows clients to create departmental alignment and mutual buy-in with key stakeholders of any business intelligence initiative to build a path of least resistance and most profitability. Northwood Advisors' training is unique, focused and implementable and will equip any team with the practical knowledge and tools for effective and sustainable business intelligence strategy, governance and roadmap. For more information, visit

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