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STAMFORD, Conn., March 14, 2011 View All Press Releases

Gartner Announces Business Intelligence Summit 2011

May 2-4 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles

The Gartner Business Intelligence Summit explores the trends, technologies and strategies that shape today’s most successful BI initiatives, including how to:

  • Better integrate business, decision, analytical and information processes
  • Better align with business strategy and objectives
  • Move toward more proactive and predictive capabilities
  • Improve operational efficiency and decrease business costs

This year’s theme - From Information and Analysis to Maximum Decision Impact – provides in-depth sessions that will cover the latest analytic applications and performance management trends, data management and integration, frameworks, best practices and more. The Gartner BI Summit can help shape a BI program that taps the full potential of the strongest business analytics strategy for a more productive and intelligent enterprise.

*New in 2011: Technical Insights: Data Architecture & Design - Designed specifically for technologists by technologists, “Technical Insights” provides IT practitioners with the in-depth technical research, knowledge and decision support tools to assess and architect better solutions.


42 sessions
5 tutorials
6 interactive workshops
9 roundtable discussions
Gartner/FEI Annual Survey of CFOs: Gartner & the Financial Executives International (FEI) have been surveying the CFO for the past three years to get their' views on enterprise technology. 


  • The Future of BI: Bill Hostmann, Gartner VP & Distinguished Analyst
  • The Battle Royale: The New IT Infrastructure vs. the Traditional Infrastructure: : Host:  Donald Feinberg;  Panelists: Mark Townsend, VP, Database Product Management, Oracle; Dave Campbell, Technical Fellow, Microsoft; Mike Olsen, CEO, Cloudera Inc.; Steven Brobst, CTO, Teradata Corporation; Sethu  Meenakshisundaram, SVP Products and Strategy, SAP Business Analytics.
  • Meet the Newest Medium: Data Stories: Geoff McGhee, 2010 Knight Fellow, Creative Director, Bill Lane Center for the American West Stanford University
  • Magic Quadrant and Megavendor Comparison Power Session: Gartner Analysts
  • SecondCity Communications: What An Intelligent Idea!: Second City Comedy Troupe
  • BI Excellence Awards Finalists Presentations & Winner Announcement

This year the Gartner BI Summit is co-located with the Gartner MDM Summit.  Register for both summits by March 11 and save $900.  Go to for more details.

The latest BI tools will be demonstrated by more than 40 companies exhibiting at the conference. A listing of current exhibitors is available on the Exhibitor Directory at

Join the discussion on Twitter using #GartnerBI.

Additional companies interested in participating as a Conference Exhibitor should contact Joe McGeachy at 203-316-6927 or at

For complete event details, please visit the Gartner Business Intelligence Summit Web site at

Members of the media can register for the event by contacting Christy Pettey at


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