Business Intelligence Conferences: Where You Should Be in 2016 & 2017

Business Intelligence Conferences: Where You Should Be in 2016 & 2017

Winter is likely to be a chilly one – making the season an ideal time to mark your calendars for one of numerous upcoming business intelligence conferences designed to give you a better understanding of how data analysis can transform your business.

The next six months have a lot to offer for those interested in learning more about the benefits of using the power of data in planning strategies to boost sales, inform account based marketing decisions and grow your business. While some of these business intelligence conferences are specifically geared toward data geeks, all of them offer a wide range of informational sessions, hands-on learning opportunities and business networking.

Gathering with peers helps create a big picture of the potential business intelligence has, and by learning the latest tools the industry has to offer, you’ll come away infused with renewed enthusiasm about business analytics, instead of trepidation about the new and growing field.

While on the surface data might seem clinical, it has the potential to transform your business, helping you capitalize on what works and ditch what doesn’t by looking at your current outcomes in a whole new way.

If you don’t know where to start, a conference is a great place not only for gathering the latest information and technologies, but also for networking with other businesses to see how they’ve used data to make a difference.

We’ve compiled some don’t-miss events set for the next six months, with highlights so you know what to expect when you go.

Business Intelligence Conferences (2016 – mid 2017)

Tableau Conference 2016, November 7-11, Austin, Texas

Data junkies will love this five-day conference, which will help businesses learn how to take what some might see as initially dull data and transform it into inspirational information that will have you seeing business intelligence in a whole new light.

A wide range of experts will be on hand for hundreds of different programs including hands-on training sessions and workshops as well as plenty of opportunities to network with either businesses aimed at helping you take your company to the next level using business analytics or other companies that already have account-based marketing tools in their sales arsenals and can tell you what those tools have done for them.

The event also features hundreds of different exhibitors as well as interactive kiosks that will give you an up close and personal look at specific account based marketing tools and will show you how they can work for you.

If you’re looking for a data management solution – or want to see what’s next on the horizon – this is the conference for you.

Experts from a wide range of different industries will be on hand to show you how business intelligence can work for you, no matter how large or small your business is.

WHERE: Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez St., Austin, Texas

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Check out the website here

Business Intelligence Innovation Summit, November 29–30, Chicago, Illinois

This two-day conference, part of the Analytics Innovation Festival, packs a lot into two short days, and focuses on how to use the best in business intelligence to your benefit.

Some of the top companies in the world are beginning to use data analysis as a way to not only attract new business, but also to help determine what works and what doesn’t when it comes to marketing and other key decisions that will help determine their future success.

Experts from Kellogg’s, Moet Hennessy USA, Comcast, the women’s media company SheKnows, Time Warner Cable, the YMCA, PepsiCo, Rent the Runway and others will be on hand to share what a big impact big data can have beyond the simple business model, helping you and your company learn how to make smarter use of analytics to take your business to the next level.

WHERE: Swissotel Chicago, 323 E Upper Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Check out the website here or follow #BIChicago on Twitter

Camp IT: Business Intelligence/Analytics/Big Data Strategies, December 1, Rosement, Illinois

If you don’t have a lot of free time for conferences, this one-day event just outside of Chicago packs a lot into a single day-long event.

This event focuses on using data to help inform business intelligence by showcasing the many ways the IT department can use the information gathered from big data to benefit your business on a daily basis.

Part of a series of Camp IT conferences, this one-day event will include breakout sessions as well as an exhibition hall where attendees can meet informally with product vendors to learn more about the data solutions that will best meet their needs.

WHERE: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N. River Road, Rosemont, Illinois

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Check out the website here

TDWI Executive Summit 16, Austin, Texas, December 4-9, Austin, Texas

Some of the top experts in business analytics will be on hand for more than 50 different sessions, either full- or half-day programs that will allow for a more in-depth look at the latest trends in business intelligence, along with a chance for invaluable peer networking to help stimulate growth and learning.

The four-day event focusing on data-drive technology also features hands-on learning opportunities, giving participants a chance to explore some of the latest account based marketing tools and how they can help boost business.

What’s different about this conference is that it features instructors but no vendors, so it’s a full-on immersion into learning, with no sales pitches to dodge.

There is still an evening networking session the first night, however, so if you’re still a bit traditional when it comes to conferences, this one’s got you covered.

WHERE: JW Marriott Austin, 110 E 2nd St., Austin, Texas

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Check out the website here

2016 IEEE International Conference on Big Data, December 5-8, Washington, D.C.

Workshops, guest speakers, special sessions, keynotes and more from around the world will highlight this diverse conference, set in our nation’s capital.

The focus is on all aspects of big data, although learning more about the capabilities of data compilation can help businesses address how to harness big data and use information to turn stagnant business to business marketing campaigns around.

Not only will sessions address how big data can impact manufacturing at the start, they will explore how business intelligence can – and will – inform all aspects of business from start to finish, and will determine which businesses see success in the future, and which ones will stagnate while competitors using data flourish.

WHERE: Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Check out the website here

Big Data Innovation Summit, January 28-29, Las Vegas, Nevada

This two-day event, set in a city that markets itself as the Entertainment Capital of the World, features a wide range of world-class leaders in business intelligence who will showcase how big data can transform your business and boost account-based sales.

The conference will feature informational sessions – guest speakers include execs from the University of Southern California, the real estate company Ten-X, Geisinger Health System and video game developer Ubisoft – networking and company case studies, all designed to help you learn more about how to put the data you gather to the best use.

The focus of the event is to help companies from all areas of the business world learn how they can embrace data and learn how to take advantage of the information gleaned from data collection to transform how they market themselves.

Because of the diversity of the guest speakers, there’s likely to be a case study that closely mirrors your own, giving you the information you need to leverage your own company by developing strategies based on data compilation.

Companies that will send representatives include GE, Linked In, eBay, Facebook, Citibank, PayPal, Walgreen’s and more, so there will be plenty to learn from some of the top businesses worldwide.

WHERE: Four Seasons Hotel, Mandalay Place, 3960 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, Nevada

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Check out the website here  or follow #DataVegas17 on Twitter.

Gartner Business Intelligence & Analytics Summit, March 6-8, Grapevine, Texas

A mix of guest speakers and exhibitors will be part of this three-day conference, which is still in the planning stages as organizers lock down keynote speakers as well as exhibitors.

Last year’s event focused on a wide range of topics including advanced analytics, big data, the Internet of Things, automated business and algorithmic business.

This year’s conference will be designed to teach business leaders how they can discover the value of data and analytics, then communicate that to others in their organizations, demonstrating methods of modernizing existing technologies to integrate data into analysis and showcasing the latest cutting-edge tools available in business intelligence.

If you’re already using business intelligence, this conference will help you find new, more effective strategies that will make the most of this ever-changing field, and if you’re not using BI to help create account-based marketing strategies that work, this is the event that will show you exactly why you need to add it to your toolbox.

WHERE: Gaylord Texan Hotel & Convention Center, 1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine, Texas

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Check out the website here

PASS Business Analytics Conference 2017

Details are still being finalized for this annual conference aimed at data professionals who use the Microsoft data platform to gather intelligence.

The 2016 conference included three days of special sessions and guest speakers, including many focused on business intelligence and how account-based marketing tools are transforming the landscape of account-based sales.

Data experts from Microsoft were joined by folks from throughout the industry who shared insights, case studies and more, offering a wealth of invaluable information on making business better through technology.

A webinar marathon followed the conference for those who wanted more information on specific topics of interest.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Check out last year’s website for updates here

 

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