NASHUA, N.H., April 15, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dresner Advisory Services today announced the updated roster of speakers and sponsors for the 2019 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 the third annual event is Hyper-Decisiveness – A key competency of the Digital Enterprise and a means of “future-proofing” BI initiatives.

Digital enterprises must be hyper-decisive™ - instantly processing all relevant data and information and delivering insights at the point of decision or action. This is a defining characteristic and a main purpose of the digital enterprise.

Attendees will join faculty in exploring the essentials of culture, technology, and process; leveraging and evolving current investments to emerge as successful, future-ready, and hyper-decisive enterprises.

Newly announced sessions:

  • Allison Ryder, Senior Project Editor at MIT’s Sloan Management Review, will moderate a panel discussion of expert end users in the financial services, logistics, higher education, and telecommunications industries. Panelists include: Robin Chhetri - American International Distribution Corporation, Matt Childs – GCI Communications, Kelly Crevier - First Bank & Trust, and Gwen Pechan - University of Pittsburgh.
     
  • Industry panel moderated by Jim Ericson, Vice President and Research Director at Dresner Advisory Services, featuring Marge Breya, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, MicroStrategy; Michael Corcoran, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Information Builders; and Adriana Gil-Miner, Senior Vice President, Brand Communications & Events, Tableau Software
     
  • Roundtable discussions have been added to both days of the conference to enable attendees to explore and assess hyper-decisiveness within their own organization

These sessions augment a unique, high-level and thought provoking agenda comprised of renowned industry authors and professionals, including:

  • Bill Aulet – Managing Director of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship and Professor, MIT Sloan School of Management, conducting a workshop focused upon how data drives change and competitive advantage, the networking effects created with data, and why some new ventures that drive change with data soar, while others fail
     
  • Sylvia Acevedo – CEO of Girls Scouts of the USA, presenting on the organization’s digital transformation powered by data analytics, creating a 360-degree view of customer, reaching more girls and increasing impact
     
  • Efosa Ojomo – Research Fellow at the Clay Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, discussing intelligently using data to make more accurate predictions, and developing theories in the absence of data, to help better predict what causes what - and why.
     
  • Dr. Iyad Rahwan – Associate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at MIT Media Lab, sharing insights into the various projects deployed at MIT to build a more cooperative relationship between humans and intelligent machines - founded in science and democratic values
     
  • Dr. Barb Wixom – Principal Research Scientist at the MIT Center for Information Systems Research, presenting on “data wrapping”, one of three key approaches to data monetization, describing key activities that distinguish top performers – and exploring implications for business intelligence
     
  • Dr. Benson Hsu – Vice President of Population Health at Sanford Healthcare System, exploring the fundamentals for the successful transition from big data to artificial intelligence at Sanford Health and its positive effect on population health
     
  • Gary Cokins – a renowned EPM expert, exploring the importance and value of strategy maps and balanced scorecards, measures of channel and customer profitability, and activity-based cost management and transparency
     
  • David Dadoun – Senior Director of Business Intelligence and Data Governance at Aldo Group, discussing the need for user proficiency in working with data and the design center and goals that drove the creation of Aldo Group’s emerging data literacy program
     
  • Ankur Gopal – Founder and CEO at Interapt, exploring the widening talent gap as companies increasingly adopt digital business initiatives and the program they created, to source talent from diverse backgrounds, teaching them the skill of “learning how to learn” in an immersive training program
     
  • Mari Kuraishi – President of the Jessie Ball DuPont Fund and co-founder of Global Giving, discussing the challenges of leveraging data within the nonprofit and philanthropic world, ethical issues around data, and how data is being used to transform the work of the social sector in areas as diverse as fraud detection, data consolidation, and monitoring

“Our mission is to offer an impressive array of speakers not found at other industry events, providing unique perspectives and stimulating 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 2019 Real BI Conference.

New Sponsors:

Salesforce is the Diamond Sponsor of the 2019 Real Business Intelligence Conference.

Tableau and MicroStrategy have joined as Platinum sponsors, in addition to Information Builders.

Gold Sponsors include Alation and Prophix.

The 2019 Real Business Intelligence Conference will be held May 14-15, 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, analytics, information management, and performance management, providing attendees with pragmatic and actionable takeaways. To register for this premier event visit www.seebeyondthenoise.com.

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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