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The Pervasiveness of Business Intelligence

Have you been trying to leverage the real power of Business Intelligence in your company ? You think Pervasive BI is not possible ?


The fact is, that the extent of BI pervasiveness is a significant predictor of organizational competitiveness and performance. Making BI more pervasive requires vision and fact-based culture, but also the right combination of tools.


Join George Mathews, Vice President and General Manager, SAP BusinessObjects and BIScorecard Founder, Cindi Howson in a three-part webinar series this September where they outline key strategies and tools for driving a successful pervasive BI deployment.


September 9th  10am PST/1pm EST

The Business Case for Pervasive BI: Benchmark your company to industry-wide adoption rates and learn barriers to broader use. Learn how Search-powered BI provides a simplified user interface that even novice users will embrace.


September 16th  10am PST/1pm EST

Big Data, Big Decisions: Users are drowning in data, with ever more information but little insight. Data volumes are exploding. Learn how can get to speed of thought analysis and insight with in-memory analytics.


                     September 23rd  10am PST/1pm EST

Mobile BI: There was a time when BI was only possible via a desktop workstation. As smartphones have gotten smarter, everyone from field workers to traveling executives can have business intelligence at their finger tips. Interactive reports can be accessed from devices such as Blackberry, Droid, iPhone, or the iPad.
      Find out why Mobile BI will have as profound an impact on pervasiveness and your BI tool as the Web had.


Some more background on the speaker:


Cindi Howson is the founder of BI Scorecard®, a resource for in-depth BI product reviews, based on exclusive hands-on testing. She has been advising clients on BI tool strategies and selections for 18 years. She is the author of Successful Business Intelligence: Secrets to Making BI a Killer App and Business Objects XI: The Complete Reference. Prior to founding BI Scorecard®, Howson was a manager at Deloitte & Touche and a BI standards leader for a Fortune 500 company. She is a TDWI (The Data Warehousing Institute) faculty member, contributing expert to Intelligent Enterprise and the B-EYE Network. She has an MBA from Rice University.



George Mathew is Vice President & General Manager for the SAP BusinessObjects Explorer family of products.  Most recently, George led Business Intelligence portfolio strategy in SAP’s Office of the CEO. Previously, George was an early member of where he focused on technical account management, mergers & acquisitions, and product development.  Early in his career, he was a founding member of Fort Point Partners, a management consultancy that delivered e-commerce expertise to leading financial services & consumer retail firms such as Barclays, State Street, J. Crew, and Nike.  George has a BS in Computational Biology from Cornell University and an MBA from Duke University where he was a Fuqua Scholar.


You can follow the links here to register for the webinars.


September 9th  10am PST/1pm EST – The Business Case for Pervasive BI

September 16th  10am PST/1pm EST – Big Data, Big Decisions

                     September 23rd  10am PST/1pm EST – Mobile BI

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