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TDWI Boston Chapter Meeting Jan 21

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Professionals are cordially invited to attend our upcoming TDWI Boston Chapter
meeting on January 21, 2010. Come meet other local professionals,
swap business cards, share ideas, and exchange career advice while
listening to quality presentations in a vendor-neutral setting,
which is the hallmark of TDWI education. See our meeting agenda

When: Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010, 1 pm to 4 pm
Where: Children's Hospital Boston's Waltham Campus
Deveber Conference Room
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA 02453-2765

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. A light lunch will be available.


12:30 – 1:00 pm Registration & Networking

1:00 – 1:15 pm Opening remarks by Ron Wilkinson, TDWI Boston
Chapter President

1:15 – 2:30 pm Keynote Presentation:
BI Market Trends: Driving Success Through Analysis and Action

By Wayne Eckerson, Director, TDWI Research

Business intelligence has emerged as one of the brightest spots
within an organization’s IT portfolio and in the software
sector as a whole. This presentation will chart the evolution of
business intelligence and project its future based on current trends
and business demands. What key technologies and approaches will
dominant the BI landscape in the years to come? What types of solutions
are leading-edge BI organizations deploying? What will the BI team
of the future look like? How will the vendor marketplace shake out
in the coming years? Whether you are new to BI or just emerging
from the depths of a long-term project, this session will get you
up to speed quickly.

You Will Learn:

  • Key trends and technologies shaping the future of BI
  • The evolution of BI and why so many organizations are stuck
    in the “chasm”
  • The importance of BI agility in a global economy

2:30 – 3:00 pm Peer Networking

3:00 – 3:45 pm Panel Discussion: Emerging BI Technologies &
Trends. Panelists will include representatives of several of the
emerging technologies Wayne is discussing, as well as industry analysts.

3:35 – 4:00 pm Chapter Business and Raffles


Space is limited so sign up early. To become a member at a 10%
discount, please click
and use priority code boscpt1. For more
information about TDWI Membership, contact

Bios of Presenters:
Wayne W. Eckerson is director of research and services for TDWI.
He has 17 years of experience in the IT industry and has covered
DW and BI issues since 1995. Eckerson is the author of many in-depth
reports, a columnist for several business and technology magazines,
and a noted speaker and consultant in the BI industry. His book,
titled “Performance Dashboards: Measuring, Monitoring, and
Managing Your Business”, was published by John Wiley &
Sons in October, 2005

About TDWI Chapters
TDWI sponsors Chapters in regions throughout the world to foster
education and networking at the local level among business intelligence
and data warehousing professionals. Chapter meetings are open
to any BI/DW professional.

Please note that TDWI membership, while encouraged, is not required
to attend this TDWI Boston meeting.

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