2014 BI Leadership Summit: An Analytics, Business Intelligence and Data Management Event

December 10, 2014 | New York, NY

Driven by a passion to make more informed, data-driven decisions, today’s business intelligence (BI) and analytics leaders face some tough challenges. More and more organizations are turning to these "data scientists" to effectively analyze massive amounts of disparate data for deeper, actionable insights to streamline business processes and improve decision-making capabilities.

Traditional Analytics Tools vs. Modern Technologies

Traditional analytics tools and data management approaches aren’t going to cut it in today’s new data environment. It’s critical that you’re using the latest analytics, BI and data management tools and strategies to leverage your data effectively.

So, whether you need to design a robust BI architecture capable of withstanding the performance and scalability needs of data-intensive applications or need to stay apprised of the latest big data analytics and related technologies such as Hadoop and NoSQL databases – you’ll find these answers and more at our BI Leadership Summit.

Analytics, Business Intelligence and Data Management Experts

Unlike any other event of its kind, the BI Leadership Summit - including renowned BI visionary Wayne Eckerson and an all-star cast of industry analysts and seasoned BI practitioners - will equip you with the knowledge and insights necessary for you to build a solid framework for turning BI and analytics data into truly essential business information.

Our line-up of experts, including Wayne Eckerson and Boris Evelson, among others, will guide you through practical case studies, interactive sessions, and roundtable discussions on topics such as advanced analytics, data warehousing, data architecture, and structured and unstructured data integration challenges.

Check out our full line-up of experts.

2014 BI Leadership Summit: Reasons Why You Should Attend

  • Straight Talk from BI Practitioners. Gain tips and lessons learned from leading practitioners such as the Director of BI at Queens Long Island Medical Group, the SVP of BI at Provident Bank New York, the Director of Data Services at INTTRA, and more.
  • Understand the Architectural Impact of Big Data. Gain insight on using big data technologies such as Hadoop to extend BI and data warehousing architectures to support new forms of data.
  • Stay up-to-date on the Latest BI Trends. Stay abreast of the latest tools and technologies from leading BI and analytics vendors.
  • Practical, Hands-on-Focused Interactive Sessions. Drill down into critical, hot-button issues you care about most with two parallel tracks covering every aspect of your BI, analytics and information management strategy.
  • Share and Collaborate with the Brightest Minds in BI. Network with like-minded BI peers from leading organizations in the New York metropolitan area.

Don’t miss this exclusive summit happening December 10th, 2014!

Registration coming soon.

Date and location

New York Hilton Midtown
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
New York, NY

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Agenda and sessions

Track 1

Business Intelligence Track

Exploring, Analyzing and Visualizing BI Data for Maximum Business Benefit

The growing vaults of business intelligence and analytics data that organizations are collecting hold potential business-value gold, if it can be unearthed. This track will offer attendees advice on strategies and tools for analyzing both structured and unstructured data and generating business insights that can result in competitive advantages and improved business results. Session topics will include best (and worst) practices for managing BI and analytics programs, the role of data visualization in helping business users to identify trends and uncover patterns in pools of big data, and the potential benefits and challenges of incorporating self-service, mobile and collaborative BI tools into analytics processes.

Track 2

Data Management Track

Creating a High-Powered Architecture for Effective BI and Analytics

Successful BI and analytics programs start with back-end systems that provide high levels of performance and scalability and comprehensive data integration capabilities. This track will offer attendees practical advice on designing, building and managing a robust BI and data warehousing architecture that can withstand the rigors of data-intensive analytics applications in both conventional BI and big data environments. Session topics will include tools and techniques for building high-performance BI and analytics systems, deploying Hadoop and NoSQL databases as part of an enterprise BI strategy, and meeting the data integration challenges posed by BI and big data analytics applications.


Thursday, November 21, 2013

7:30-8:30 AM

Registration and Welcome Refreshments

8:30-9:45 AM

Executive Keynote Address:
The New BI Ecosystem: How "Big Data" Merges Top-Down and Bottom-up Intelligence
Presented by Wayne Eckerson, Director, BI Leadership Research

9:45-10:30 AM

Morning Sponsor Showcase
Hear about the latest innovations from four of the leading technology providers in the market. Get the inside scoop on how these select sponsors can help you solve your most pressing challenges.

10:30-11:00 AM

Networking Break with Refreshments

11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Business Intelligence Track
How to Drive BI Adoption: Tips and Techniques from Dow Chemical

Presented by Mike Masciandaro, Director of Business Intelligence and Reporting, Dow Chemical

Data Management Track
CASE STUDIES IN ACTION: TIAA-CREF’s Journey to Improved Data Quality

Presented by Carl Gerber, Director, Data Transformation Program, TIAA-CREF

12:00 PM

Move to Breakout Rooms

12:10-12:35 PM

Afternoon Sponsor Speed Rounds
Get the inside scoop on the latest and greatest BI and analytic products available, and learn how top technology solution providers can help solve your most daunting BI, big data and information management challenges — all in 10-minute, rapid-fire presentations.

12:35-1:50 PM

Networking Lunch - Exhibit Hall Open

1:50-2:50 PM

Afternoon Executive Keynote
Demystifying Big Data and Hadoop for BI Professionals
Presented by Boris Evelson, Vice President and Principal Analyst, Forrester Research

2:50-3:00 PM

Move to Breakout Rooms

3:00-4:00 PM

Business Intelligence Track
Extending BI with Analytics: Best Practices in Establishing an Analytics Value Chain
Presented by Jaime Fitzgerald, Founder & Managing Partner, Fitzgerald Analytics


Data Management Track
Tips for Creating a Next-Generation Data Warehouse

Presented by Sam Strum, Director of Data Services, INTTRA


4:00-4:10 PM

Move to Breakout Rooms

4:10-5:10 PM

Business Intelligence Track
From Data-driven to Decision-driven Visualizations: How to Harness the Full Power of Visual Design
Presented by Lee Feinberg, Founder, DecisionViz


Data Management Track
CASE STUDIES IN ACTION: The Road to Enterprise Data Governance: Applying the Data Management Maturity Model in a Financial Services Firm
Presented by Patrick DeKenipp, SVP of Business Intelligence, Provident Bank New York


5:10-5:25 PM

Move to Main Ballroom

5:25-6:00 PM

Cocktails & Closing Panel Discussion
The Future of BI and Analytics: How to Build a Successful BI Practice and Career in a Fast-Changing Industry

Moderated by Wayne Eckerson, Director, BI Leadership Research
Panelists include: Jason Beard, Jonathan Ciprian, Sam Strum, and John Ruda

Independent speakers


Eckerson Wayne Eckerson Bio
Director, BI Leadership Research
Evelson Boris Evelson Bio
Vice President and Principal Analyst, Forrester Research
Mike Masciandaro Bio
Director of Business Intelligence and Reporting, Dow Chemical
Carl Gerber Bio
Director Data Transformation Program, TIAA-CREF
Fitzgerald Jaime Fitzgerald Bio
Founder & Managing Partner, Fitzgerald Analytics
DeKennip Patrick DeKenipp Bio
SVP of Business Intelligence, Provident Bank New York
Feinberg Lee Feinberg Bio
Founder, DecisionViz
Ciprian Jonathan Ciprian Bio
Director of BI, Queens Long Island Medical Group
Strum Sam Strum Bio
Director of Data Services, INTTRA
Beard Jason Beard Bio
Director, Global Business Intelligence, John Wiley & Sons
John Ruda Bio
Director, Business Planning & Analysis, TD Ameritrade Institutional,

2014 Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Actian Microstrategy    

Gold Sponsors


Silver Sponsors

idashboards lavastorm    

Media partners


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Contact us

For Sponsorship/Exhibiting Opportunities

Annie Matthews
Tel: 617-431-9601

For questions about your registration or the event agenda:

Jeremy Caci
Tel: 617-431-9701

For Speaking Opportunities

Maria Gomez
Tel: 617-431-9313

For Marketing Opportunities and Partnerships

Katie Graybeal