2012 NKU Business Intelligence Summit

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Eric Vallo and Dallas Marks will be speaking next week at the third annual Northern Kentucky University Business Intelligence Summit for Higher Education at the NKU METS Center. We have enjoyed this conference in prior years and really look forward to meeting with our business intelligence colleagues working in higher education.

Learn more about the NKU BI Summit for Higher Education on their web site.

Bolstering Adoption in the Midst of Poor User Confidence
Eric Vallo
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
10 AM | Session 2 | Auditorium

Understanding the needs of your user community and aligning a business intelligence strategy to those needs is a critical success factor to bolstering adoption. Anything short of that core principle jeopardizes the investment that IT and the business makes in your budding business intelligence organization.

Secrets of a Business Intelligence Barista
Dallas Marks
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
3:20 PM | Session 2 | Auditorium

Much has been written about creating a Business Intelligence Competency Center or Center of Excellence. But many BI organizations struggle to move beyond IT’s traditional “utility company” method of delivering services and instead become a customer‐focused organization. In this session, we’ll investigate BICC best practices of building a team that is both business savvy as well as tech savvy while looking to the neighborhood coffee shop for inspiration. You’ll be better prepared to build better BI solutions “from the grounds up” by putting the right business intelligence tools on the menu, providing both instant (self‐service) and barista (IT supported) offerings, rewarding your best customers, and giving passionate customer support. No green apron required.

Making Road Warriors Out of Business Intelligence Users
Eric Vallo
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
4:40 PM | Session 1 | Banquet A/B

If you haven’t noticed, it’s the age of the smart phone. Mobility solutions are so pervasive and ultimately affordable, even the most‐novice of mobile device users can pick up a 3rd or 4th generation Apple iPhone for free with activation. What does the increasing availability of affordable smart phones and tablets mean for an increasingly mobile and remote work force?

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