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Author's profile photo Timo ELLIOTT

Presentation: The Future of Business Intelligence


I gave a presentation in Finland earlier this year as part of the Nordic “Butterfly” tour, talking about the future of Business Intelligence:

Ever since the first abacus, information technology has been an essential part of delivering timely information, staying accountable to stakeholders, reducing inefficiencies, and flexibility when faced with fast-changing environments. But for the first time in history, consumer technology interfaces have been outpacing what’s available to the average corporate knowledge worker.


How can we combine the best of enterprise technology and Web 2.0 to build greater visibility, transparency, and accountability into the way organizations work? Business intelligence technology needs to meet the demands of tomorrow’s “digital natives”; integrate seamlessly with cloud data and platforms; align people, conversations, and data with business strategy; and make the most of the infrastructures we have today:


  • Simple: the right interfaces for the right people at the right time
  • Seamless: tightly integrated with data sources, applications, and business processes
  • Social: allow people to collaborate around analyzing information and making decisions
  • Strategic: closing the loop between strategy to execution

The feedback from the audience was very positive, and so we’ve taken the 45-minute presentation, posted it to YouTube as a series of short, single-topic sections, and then presented them in a specific viewer:  Click here to access the BI Futures Presentation 


If you’re interested in the future of BI, you might be interested in the BI Questions blog, and there’s more information available (and a more bleeding-edge-BI-technology presentation) in this post.

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      Author's profile photo Ramana Kumar
      Ramana Kumar
      Hi Timo Elliott,

      That's a very good presentation and gives a good view of the road ahead.


      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      Hi Timo,

          Really it's a nice brief on BI future.


      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      What is more exciting of the landscape of the future that you present is that it's already part of the present!