It’s that time of the year again, when many people from around the world gather in one place to discuss business intelligence, data warehousing, data quality, master data management, data integration, performance management, and so on. No, I’m not trying to get all buzzwords in (as there are tons more), just to highlight how broad the conference has become. Of course, I’m talking about the 2009 Gartner BI Summit. Or should I say, the Gartner BIDIDQMDMEADMCPMDWDBMS Summit? My co-chair Nigel Rayner and I have put together another dense agenda where we tried to do justice to all the important subjects that organizations face today.
To cover all those topics, we bring in 20 analysts, the local EMEA folks as well as our colleagues from the US and as far as Brazil. Add to that, a large number of clients talking about their specific success stories, presentatoins by the sponsors, a variety of panels, breakouts my McKinsey, hands-on tech labs, it is going to be another intense event. I am looking forward to meeting many of you, in 1on1 sessions, over breakfast, lunch, dinner, a fly-by coffee or during the reception, with a glass of wine to toast to the new US President.