Gartner Announces Business Intelligence Summit 2009

The BIg Discrepancy: Doing Better with BI

München, (PresseBox) - What: Gartner Business Intelligence (BI) Summit 2009
When: 20-22 January 2009
Where: World Forum, The Hague, Netherlands

Details: IT and business managers face the 'BIg discrepancy': despite BI being one of the highest IT priorities and the maturity of tools and technologies, most organisations don't have a clear BI strategy and are struggling to address the fundamental challenges of BI.

At the Gartner Business Intelligence Summit 2009, 22 leading Gartner analysts will explore BI solutions, strategies and best practices and the three factors to consider when addressing the BIg discrepancy:

1. IT remains the primary sponsor of most BI initiatives. IT professionals must make the case for BI in business terms.
2. Consolidation and increasing dominance of megavendors will raise the pressure on organisations to adopt BI solutions from the megavendor already providing other technology.
3. Technologies and trends such as Web 2.0, interactive visualisation, in-memory analytics, SaaS and BI-integrated search have the potential to disrupt the BI market.

Over three days, the Summit features more than 75 sessions in four tracks:
- Strategy & Architecture
- Technology & Tools
- Organisation & Operations
- Performance Management

Agenda Highlights:

Gartner Keynotes and Presentations
- Gartner research vice president Andreas Bitterer: Gartner Keynote: The BIg Discrepancy: Strategic BI but no BI Strategy
- Gartner analysts: Comparing the Megavendors: How Do IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and SAP Stack up?
- Gartner vice president and distinguished analyst Nigel Rayner: Gartner Keynote: Overcoming the BIg Discrepancy: How Can We Do Better with BI?

Guest Speaker
- Markus Loeffler, Principal, McKinsey & Company: McKinsey Business Intelligence: The CEO's View End-User Case Studies
- Christopher Stanley, enterprise architect, information management, Network Rail: Delivering Business Intelligence through Data Management and Information Architecture
- Jane Holmes, group systems manager, Group Reporting Services, AstraZeneca: BI Governance - The Role of the BICC Design Authority
- Frank Gaardsvig, director, CIT, Information Management Solutions, LEGO: The Journey Towards an Integrated BI & Portal Platform
- Luigi Cavalletto, head of magagerial IT applications, Maire Tecnimont: Corporate Performance Management: Consolidated Data Analysis and Forecasting

Journalists on-site will be able to:
- Attend some of the 75 presentations taking place over three days
- Schedule 1-1 interviews with Gartner analysts and end-user speakers on-site and record these interviews for use in broadcasts and podcasts
- Interact with more than 900 senior IT and business decision-makers on-site
- Meet with technology providers and discuss their latest products

The latest BI offerings will be discussed by more than 25 key vendors that will be exhibiting at the conference. A listing of current sponsors is available on the sponsors' page at

For further information on the Summit, please visit the Gartner BI Summit 2009 website at

Gartner Deutschland GmbH

Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is the world's leading information technology research and advisory company. Gartner delivers the technology-related insight necessary for our clients to make the right decisions, every day. From CIOs and senior IT leaders in corporations and government agencies, to business leaders in high-tech and telecom enterprises and professional services firms, to technology investors, Gartner is the indispensable partner to 60,000 clients in 10,000 distinct organizations. Through the resources of Gartner Research, Gartner Executive Programs, Gartner Consulting and Gartner Events, we work with every client to research, analyze and interpret the business of IT within the context of their individual role. Founded in 1979, Gartner is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.A., and has 4,000 associates, including 1,200 research analysts and consultants in 80 countries. For more information, visit

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