TDWI World Conference in August to Focus on Agile BI

The Data Warehousing Institute will present the TDWI World Conference 2010 with a focus on creating an Agile BI environment. The conference will take place at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego Hotel, August 15-20, 2010.

"Agile is becoming very hot in the business intelligence industry and in data warehousing. It has been mainstream in software development for some time, but is coming of age now in business intelligence," Paul Kautza, director of education of TDWI, tells 5 Minute Briefing.

The upcoming conference will offer more than 50 in-depth, vendor-neutral BI and DW courses - including 15 courses dedicated to "Creating an Agile BI Environment." The courses, presented by business intelligence and data warehousing experts and practitioners, are intended to help attendees learn about business intelligence essentials; developing an agile business intelligence environment; business analytics, data management - quality, governance, master data management and integration; data modeling; and professional development. Addressing the rapidly-changing world of BI and DW management, keynote speakers will provide insights into the world of Agile Business Intelligence and the effect it will have on BI and DW. Keynote speakers include Wayne Eckerson, director, TDWI Research and Dr. Ken Collier, founder and president of KWC Technologies.

Held jointly with the TDWI World Conference, the BI Executive Summit Program, focusing on "Agility, Alignment, and Analytics," is designed for business/IT executives, directors and senior managers. It features more than a dozen speakers and workshops, case studies from Zynga, Netflix, Intuit, and BlueShield of Tennessee, peer networking opportunities and a "Future of BI" panel.

The value of education in this business should not be underestimated, says Kautza, observing that fixing something after the fact is about 15 to 20 times more expensive than if you just learn how to do it right the first time.

According to Kautza, it is well worth taking time from busy schedules to attend the event in-person. Most people come when they are starting a project or when they are in trouble with a project or they are trying to figure out where they are going, he says. The conference provides indepth education from industry thought leaders that are not associated or connected with vendors so that attendees can understand, regardless of the technology they put together, what the best practices are for their projects.

To register for the conference, go here.