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Gartner Announces Business Intelligence Summit 2011

Monday, March 14, 2011

Gartner Announces Business Intelligence Summit 201108:30 EDT Monday, March 14, 2011 (Business Wire) -- Gartner, Inc. (NYSE:IT): When: May 2-4 Where: Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, Los Angeles Details: The Gartner Business Intelligence Summit explores the trends, technologies and strategies that shape today's most successful BI initiatives, including how to: Better integrate business, decision, analytical and information processes Better align with business strategy and objectives Move toward more proactive and predictive capabilities Improve operational efficiency and decrease business costs This year's theme - From Information and Analysis to Maximum Decision Impact – provides in-depth sessions that will cover the latest analytic applications and performance management trends, data management and integration, frameworks, best practices and more. The Gartner BI Summit can help shape a BI program that taps the full potential of the strongest business analytics strategy for a more productive and intelligent enterprise. *New in 2011: Technical Insights: Data Architecture & Design - Designed specifically for technologists by technologists, “Technical Insights” provides IT practitioners with the in-depth technical research, knowledge and decision support tools to assess and architect better solutions. Highlights:42 sessions5 tutorials6 interactive workshops9 roundtable discussionsGartner/FEI Annual Survey of CFOs: Gartner & theFinancial Executives International (FEI) have been surveying the CFO for the past three years to get their' views on enterprise technology. Keynotes:The Future of BI: Bill Hostmann, Gartner VP & Distinguished Analyst The Battle Royale: The New IT Infrastructure vs. the Traditional Infrastructure: Host: Donald Feinberg; Panelists: Mark Townsend, VP, Database Product Management, Oracle; Dave Campbell, Technical Fellow, Microsoft; Mike Olsen, CEO, Cloudera Inc.; Steven Brobst, CTO, Teradata Corporation; Sethu Meenakshisundaram, SVP Products and Strategy, SAP Business Analytics. Meet the Newest Medium: Data Stories: Geoff McGhee, 2010 Knight Fellow, Creative Director, Bill Lane Center for the American West Stanford University Magic Quadrant and Megavendor Comparison Power Session: Gartner Analysts Second City Communications: What An Intelligent Idea!: Second City Comedy Troupe BI Excellence Awards Finalists Presentations & Winner Announcement This year the Gartner BI Summit is co-located with the Gartner MDM Summit. Register for both summits by March 11 and save $900. Go to for more details. The latest BI tools will be demonstrated by more than 40 companies exhibiting at the conference. A listing of current exhibitors is available on the Exhibitor Directory at Join the discussion on Twitter using #GartnerBI. Additional companies interested in participating as a Conference Exhibitor should contact Joe McGeachy at 203-316-6927 or at For complete event details, please visit the Gartner Business Intelligence Summit Web site at Members of the media can register for the event by contacting Christy Pettey at About Gartner Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is the world's leading information technology research and advisory company. Gartner delivers the technology-related insight necessary for its clients to make the right decisions, every day. From CIOs and senior IT leaders in corporations and government agencies, to business leaders in high-tech and telecom enterprises and professional services firms, to technology investors, Gartner is the valuable partner to 60,000 clients in 11,000 distinct organizations. Through the resources of Gartner Research, Gartner Executive Programs, Gartner Consulting and Gartner Events, Gartner works with every client to research, analyze and interpret the business of IT within the context of their individual role. Founded in 1979, Gartner is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.A., and has 4,400 associates, including 1,200 research analysts and consultants, and clients in 85 countries. For more information, visit GartnerChristy Pettey,