I recently interviewed a college student who told me that his ambition was to be an IT Director. He was completing a college program in computer security and had worked as an intern doing network support in the IT department at a large organization. I did not want to burst his bubble, but most IT Directors I know spend half their time dealing with budgets and administration processes, and the other half in meetings. They spend very little time exploring and brainstorming over new technologies, innovations and ideas for revolutionizing IT in their organizations.
However, a successful IT Director does need to keep abreast of current and new technologies and IT innovations and compare their processes and ideas with their peers in other companies and organizations. Unfortunately it is often a challenge to find both the time and the forum to do this effectively.
At best, most IT Directors will only have time to attend one or two conferences or technical seminars a year. Most such forums typically last three days and will run multiple tracks to provide more choice to a wider audience. Some events try to be more generic in terms of technology but most will be specific to particular applications, software products or technologies. However, these types of conferences tend to be put on or sponsored by software application or technology companies, resulting in a disproportionate number of marketing oriented sessions to promote products rather than to educate.
It was with these factors and IT managers, directors and executives in mind that InfoSol created a series of highly informative executive seminars at this year’s InfoSol Business Intelligence Seminar (IBIS).
IBIS is well known for its hands-on immersion training boot camps on different BusinessObjects products, but there has been an increasing demand for concentrated and effective seminars on key new Business Intelligence technologies as well as how to effectively utilize the latest and greatest BusinessObjects solutions.
There are three Executive Seminar tracks at IBIS 2011. One covers the new and enhanced offerings with the latest release of the SAP BusinessObjects suite, namely XI4.0. The sessions in this track will both explain and demonstrate live the new capabilities and educate attendees on their key benefits.
A second track (The Next Generation of BI) covers new and emerging BI technologies with particular emphasis on mobile BI which is of great interest to all these days. There are also sessions in this track on geographic BI solutions, in memory databases for BI and integrating with internet data sources and applications.
The third executive track (Business Intelligence for Executives) is designed for managers and executives to have a better understanding of all the facets involved in planning, managing and executing a successful BI project.
In addition to the information packed seminars, there are case study demonstrations, customer and expert panel discussions, and plenty of opportunity to have real quality one-on-one information exchanges with peers.
The entire event is limited to no more than 250 attendees, ensuring that it remains a productive and quality gathering for everyone.
I hope you will join us at this year’s InfoSol Business Intelligence Seminar.