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Dresner Advisory Services Launches 2018 Real Business Intelligence® Conference

Marquee Speakers and Industry Sponsors Announced for 2nd Annual Event

NASHUA, NH, Jan. 31, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dresner Advisory Services today launched the 2018 Real Business Intelligence® conference, the first industry event for business and IT communities focused completely on real world best practices and proven methods.  The theme of the second annual event is Beyond the Noise: A Future of Clarity, Purpose, and Unique Perspective

The conference will be held June 27-28, 2018, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Tang Center in Cambridge, MA. The focus of the two-day, single track event will be on strategies for success with BI, information management, and performance management, providing attendees with pragmatic and actionable takeaways. Registration for this premier event is now open at

“Since the inception of our event, the goal has been to provide a high-impact conference, where attendees come away with several tools to help ‘move the needle’ of progress within their organizations,” said Howard Dresner, founder and chief research officer at Dresner Advisory Services and conference co-chair. “More than a typical technology conference, our event is designed to provide an immersive, educational experience in a world-class academic setting.”

Howard Dresner and Bill Hostmann are the conference co-chairs of this executive forum that will feature customer case studies as well as expert and customer panels.  The 2018 event will encourage attendees to imagine new ideas and creative approaches to problem solving; mobilize for success using innovative methods and strategies; and apply new information management skills to execute on strategy and deliver results. 

The conference features an exciting roster of speakers, including:

  • Amy Webb – professor, speaker, and author of The Signals are Talking: Why Today’s Fringe is Tomorrow’s Mainstream, will discuss how to harness a futurist’s strategic tools for the benefit of the organization
  • Hal B. Gregersen – author of The Innovator’s DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators and executive director of MIT’s Leadership Center will conduct a workshop on “Asking Catalytic Questions before It’s Too Late”
  • Peter Schwarz – author of The Art of the Long View: Planning for the Future in an Uncertain World will speak about the process of developing strategic scenarios as a way of planning for the future
  • Dr. Theresa Johnson – a data scientist on Supply Growth at Airbnb, will share how Airbnb increased its effectiveness at measuring critical metrics to achieve the goals of an evolving business
  • Dr. Ella Hilal – director of innovation and emerging technology at IMS will address the role of IoT and data science in “smart mobility” and new transportation paradigms
  • Mico Yuk – author of Data Visualization For Dummies, will present “Driving Actionable and Compelling Stories That Users Love”
  • Additional faculty and case studies feature Ben Schein of Target Stores, Brendan Aldrich, and David Dadoun of Aldo Group

“We’re compiling a uniquely qualified faculty of experts you will not find elsewhere at other industry events,” said Bill Hostmann, research fellow at Dresner Advisory Services, and conference co-chair. “I’m very excited about our curriculum that will change how business and IT leaders approach their strategic endeavors. This year’s conference promises to be an exclusive event for peer networking with a senior level focus.”

The conference features an impressive list of industry sponsors.

Platinum sponsors include:  Domo, Information Builders, MicroStrategy, and Salesforce. Gold sponsors include: Alation, Prophix, and Trifacta. For more information, visit

About Dresner Advisory Services
Dresner Advisory Services was formed by Howard Dresner, an independent analyst, author, lecturer, and business adviser. Dresner Advisory Services, LLC focuses on creating and sharing thought leadership for Business Intelligence (BI) and related areas such as advanced and predictive analytics, enterprise planning and end user data preparation.

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