NASHUA, N.H., May 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dresner Advisory Services today announced the updated roster of conference speakers, sponsors, and media partners for the 2018 Real Business Intelligence conference.  The annual conference is the first industry event for business and IT communities focused completely on real world best practices and proven methods.  The theme of this year’s event is Beyond the Noise: A Future of Clarity, Purpose, and 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 business intelligence (BI), information management, and performance management, providing attendees with pragmatic and actionable takeaways.

Registration for this premier event is now open at Early-bird discounted registration is available until June 1st.

Newly announced speakers:

  • Dr. Ella Hilal, Director of Data at Shopify, will lead a session on the role of IoT and data science in “smart mobility” and new transportation paradigms
  • Brendan Aldrich, chief data officer for the Office of the Chancellor at the California State University, will speak about transformational data leadership

Dr. Hilal and Mr. Aldrich join renowned industry authors and professionals on the conference faculty, 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
  • Dr. 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
  • Mico Yuk – author of Data Visualization For Dummies, will present “Driving Actionable and Compelling Stories That Users Love”
  • David Dadoun – director of business intelligence and data governance at Aldo Group, will discuss data privacy and GDPR
  • Industry Expert Panel Discussion, led by Jim Ericson, will delve into “what a data democracy looks like” examining the increasing likelihood of pervasive insight and its implications

“We are excited to offer an impressive array of speakers providing real world advice and thought-provoking discussions around strategies critical to ongoing success of BI, analytics, information management and performance management initiatives,” said Howard Dresner, founder of Dresner Advisory Services and co-chair of the 2018 Real BI Conference.

New Sponsors and Media Partners:
Jedox AG and Pyramid Analytics have joined as Gold sponsors, in addition to Alation, Prophix, and Trifacta.  Platinum conference sponsors include: Domo, Information Builders, MicroStrategy, and Salesforce.

MIT Sloan Management Review and TechTarget’s have joined as media partners and are involved in awareness and editorial coverage of the event.

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 including information management, performance management and advanced analytics.

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