Information Builders announces expert lineup for Innovation Sessions webinar series

Industry analysts share insights and practical advice for emerging and enduring data and analytics trends.

New York, NY, February 9, 2017 – Information Builders, a leader in business intelligence (BI), analytics, and data management solutions, today announced the lineup for its third annual Innovation Sessions series. The series of four webinars launches on February 15 and will continue through March 29, featuring discussions on emerging and enduring data and analytics trends with some of the most highly regarded analysts in the industry.

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The Innovation Sessions will explore technology and process innovations for organizations striving to derive maximum value from modern data deployments from the Internet of Things (IoT) and self-service analytics to customer-facing dashboards and embedded BI. Practitioners will hear insights from thought leaders around the latest technology and process innovations and how they are shaping the business world. The sessions will also feature specific use cases to show attendees how best practices can be applied to benefit their organization.

Individuals can register for any of the following individual sessions or the entire series:

  • Thursday, February 15: IoT From Strategy to Practice
    Analyst: Frank Gillett, vice president and principal analyst, Forrester Research
    Using the IoT to access data about customers, products, and assets sounds great. But the technology is complicated – and it requires new skills and behaviors. In this session, learn how to untangle your IoT strategies by understanding the three business scenarios the technology enables and their use cases.
  • Thursday, March 1: Monetizing Data Through Customer-Facing Analytics
    David Menninger, senior vice president and research director, Ventana Research Companies can monetize one of their most valuable assets – their data – by making it easy for customers to interact with and analyze it. During this session, hear research-based details on how organizations are using customer-facing analytics and the role of data quality and master data management (MDM), mobile, and related technologies in successfully monetizing existing data.
  • Thursday, March 15: The Value of Trusted Data
    Analyst: Mike Ferguson, managing director, Intelligent Business Strategies Limited
    For business users to produce effective analytics and actionable insights, they need data they can trust. However, as more data pours into the enterprise, the data landscape is becoming more complex. In this session, learn about the justifications, requirements, and means for creating a trusted data foundation that your entire enterprise analytics program can depend on.
  • Thursday, March 29: Embedded BI: Use Cases and Requirements
    Analyst: Claudia Imhoff, president, Intelligent Solutions
    Information is only good if it’s used – and what better way to use it than to put it directly into the workflow of the people who need it? No matter where you embed BI and analytics, you’ll see dramatic improvements in adoption, use, and impact of analytical content. During this webinar, hear about the use cases, requirements, and implementation techniques needed for a successful embedded BI implementation.

Gerald Cohen, president and CEO, Information Builders, said:

“We’re excited to present our third annual Innovation Sessions webinar series. The lively presentations and in-depth discussions provide another avenue for data professionals to strengthen their knowledge about fundamental issues affecting the industry and glean insights on emerging trends from some of the brightest minds in their field. We look forward to another successful and educational series.”

Register for the 2018 Innovation Sessions Webinar Series using the links above or see the full lineup here. Tune into the conversation on Twitter during each of the sessions by following #IBInnovationExperts.

About Information Builders

Information Builders provides the industry’s most scalable software solutions for data management and analytics. We help organizations operationalize and monetize their data through insights that drive action. Our integrated platform for business intelligence (BI), analytics, data integration, and data quality, combined with our proven expertise, delivers value faster, with less risk. We believe data and analytics are the drivers of digital transformation, and we’re on a mission to help our customers capitalize on new opportunities in the connected world. Information Builders is headquartered in New York, NY, with global offices, and remains one of the largest privately held companies in the industry.


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