Business Intelligence: Competing on Analytics ∞ July 9, 2010

July 09, 2010

IT savvy firms have 20 percent higher margins than their competitors.  By definition, IT-savvy firms build and use a platform of digitized processes that provide capabilities of data, analytics, and information-based services. BI is a critical enabler for IT-savvy firms, as evidenced by recent practitioner literature. Gartner found in both 2008 and 2009 that BI was at the top of many CIOs’ strategic agendas. Even in today’s tough economic climate, IDC forecasted 3.45% growth for the $23 billion market for BI software in 2009, and they expected 2% growth in the $45 billion BI consulting business. BI has moved from being a contributor to organizational success to being a prerequisite for it; indeed, for many firms, BI is a prerequisite for even competing in the marketplace. This program featured four industry experts who will demonstrate how organizations can create an analytical capability that enables them to routinely make better decisions in every aspect of their business.


8:30 am – 9:30 am                           Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:30 am – 10:30 am                        Jeanne Harris, Accenture Institute for High Performance

“Analytics at Work: Smarter Decisions, Better Results”

10:40 am – 11:40 am                      Thornton May, Futurist & Executive Director, IT Leadership Academy, “The New Know: Innovation Powered by Analytics”

11:40 am – 12:00 pm                      Panel Discussion – Moderated by Professor Barb Wixom

12:00 pm – 1:15 pm                        Lunch

1:15 pm – 2:00 pm                          John Elder, Elder Research Incorporated, “High ROI of Predictive Analytics for Innovative Organizations”

2:10 pm – 2:55 pm                          Ken Harrop, CEO, Infinitive Analytics, “Web Analytics-It’s Not Just About Reporting Anymore”

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm                          Panel Discussion – Moderated by Professor Barb Wixom


CMIT July 2010 1 Jeanne Harris

CMIT July 2010 2 Thornton May

CMIT July 2010 4 John Elder

CMIT July 2010 4 Ken Harrop