Gartner Business Intelligence Summit 2004 - Summary

Dear reader, community member of BI-Kring, Last week 2 and 3 Feb. 2004-, I had the opportunity to visit the Gartner BI Summit 2004. Gartner invited me to this conference, in return I would write a report of this event. Below you?ll find my experiences of this conference. I hope I can provide an overview to you of this very interesting and huge conference.

February 2nd, 9:00 ?O clock, AM. The luxury Hotel Okura is filled with people. Rank One?s Such is Life fills the conference room. I feel? I see?I hear? I?m free. Frank Buytendijk, conference chairman, repeats the text of this dance music. ?This, Ladies and Gentleman, is what business intelligence promises to you. Business Intelligence BI- are the ears, eyes and sensory system of your organisation. At least, it should be. But I have a confession to make: I don?t believe it anymore! The management does not want one version of the truth!? And even if they want it, is it possible?? The conference has been opened. 480 participants, 29 nationalities, this is really promising. Please click the link Gartner BI Summit 2004 Report.doca> to download the full report - for free!