Sessions By Type
Typically presented by non-Gartner industry leaders, these plenary sessions are designed to be entertaining and thought-provoking.
Welcome and Gartner Opening Keynote: New Realities, New Appetites, New Approaches
05 February, 2013 (09:00 - 10:00)
Altered economic realities and business needs demand new information and analytical approaches. These new approaches must enable agility through the sharing and analysis of massive amounts of rich, novel information types. New use cases are arising that express an insatiable appetite for real-time and context-aware insights or that demand prediction and action, not just reporting and monitoring. These new demands challenge how enterprises govern and manage information, and will test their ability to best use these new insights, while exposing BI and analytics teams to dramatically different challenges and requirements. The key issues covered in this keynote presentation are: • Why and how is information, its use and analysis changing so dramatically? • What new challenges, trends and opportunities are emerging for BI and analytic leaders? • How can organizations adapt to and harness new solutions?
Panel Discussion: Key Trends in BI & Analytics
05 February, 2013 (10:00 - 10:45)
This session will ask thought leaders from leading vendors to share their thoughts on the key trends affecting the future of business intelligence and analytics and how these will impact organizations' plans.
Practitioner Guest Keynote: Beyond Budgeting: Statoil’s Ambition to Action Model, a Management Approach for New Business Realities?
05 February, 2013 (11:15 - 12:15)
Statoil’s “Ambition to Action” model redefines performance using dynamic and relative targets, dynamic forecasting and resource allocation (and no traditional budgets). It moves the focus from calendar driven to event driven, to create a more self-regulating management model. How did the company arrive at this approach? This keynote explores Statoil’s experience and how “Beyond Budgeting” principles can be used to overcome the problems associated with traditional management approaches. - Why is traditional management in serious trouble? - What is Beyond Budgeting? - How has Statoil changed its management model?
Meeting People Road Map: Networking with Ease
05 February, 2013 (12:15 - 12:30)
This interactive plenary session will help you maximize your ability to connect, network and establish relationships in your career. Why does networking matter? Because it helps you solve problems, build your reputation and absorb best practice by tapping into informal networks. Is networking just for extraverts? Definitely not! This is a fast and dynamic session that will introduce you to a completely different approach to connecting with your peers and colleagues.
Gartner Magic Quadrant Power Session: Data Warehouse DBMS, Data Integration and MDM
05 February, 2013 (17:15 - 18:00)
Gartner Magic Quadrants (MQ) are a culmination of research in a specific market, giving you a wide-angle view of the relative positions of the market’s competitors. This is your chance to hear Gartner analysts at their best — unbiased, unscripted and unfiltered. It is your chance to ask the questions that will help you with your investments in the areas of Data Warehousing, Data Integration and Master Data Management (MDM).
Gartner MQ Power Session: Data Quality, BI Platforms and CPM Suites
06 February, 2013 (11:30 - 12:15)
In this second Gartner Magic Quadrant (MQ) session analysts will cover three areas: data quality, BI platforms and corporate performance management (CPM). Do you want to know who the leaders, challengers, visionaries and niche players are in these markets and how the vendors are evolving? This session will tell you, and give you the chance to pose questions, get answers and hear Gartner analysts at their best — unbiased, unscripted and unfiltered.
Gartner Keynote: Information as Strategy: CEOs are Waking Up to It. Are You Ready?
06 February, 2013 (16:45 - 17:45)
Symptoms of a major trend towards information-centric management thinking are everywhere. From the wall of noise about big data, to the chatter about the role of “data scientist”. We will look into what business leaders really expect, what they will do about it and how you can thrive on the changes ahead. • What’s real and what’s hype in the rise of information-centric management thinking? • How are CEOs thinking about this trend? • What should BI professionals be doing to help their enterprises make real progress?
Guest Keynote: ID: The Quest for Identity in the 21st Century
07 February, 2013 (12:00 - 13:00)
The human brain will adapt to whatever environment in which it is placed; the cyber world of the 21st Century constitutes a totally new type of environment; the brain could therefore be changing in parallel, in correspondingly totally new ways. In particular we need to devise new strategies for optimizing how we handle the increasing and unprecedented information load. We need first to establish a means for identifying salient facts from the extraneous; second, establish a conceptual framework within which this information can have wider significance, ie be converted into deeper knowledge; thirdly agree on a means for sharing this conceptual framework so that it can serve as a collective base for effective communication.