Mark Madsen, Third Nature
The BI market has changed. The era of one-size-fits all BI tools and complex enterprise BI stacks is ending, shaken up by
new technologies that give analysts and end users new capabilities. The goal of “information for everyone” is more
achievable than it was in the past, but it comes with tradeoffs like complexity, changes to data architecture and different
This course will provide a framework for data and analysis tools to help identify gaps and choose new tools. The session
will review some of the latest innovations and products that offer new capabilities and new ways of using data. Topics may
include data discovery and exploration, the role of search in both the BI front end and as an engine behind tools,
collaboration in BI environments, streaming data and real-time monitoring, cloud and SaaS deployment, graph and network
analysis and text analytics. Demos from the instructor or vendors will be shown for some topics.
You will learn:
– What some of the latest innovations for delivering and analyzing data are
– How these new technologies fit into your environment
– What the market adoption of these capabilities is today
– How to determine what technologies to evaluate and what to look for when evaluating them
Mark Madsen is president of Third Nature, a technology consulting and market research firm focused on business intelligence, data integration, and data management. Mark is an award-winning architect and former CTO whose work has been featured in numerous industry publications. He is a principal author of Clickstream Data Warehousing (John Wiley & Sons, 2002) and frequently speaks at conferences and writes about business intelligence and emerging technology.