IDC Business Intelligence Roadshow 2008 | Events | IDC CEMA

Regardless of company size and business sector, business intelligence (BI) is playing an increasingly pivotal role in business operations. The effective deployment of BI increases efficiency and competitiveness to the point at which BI becomes central to more complex corporate performance management systems by providing up-to-date performance-to-plan analysis. With the advent of on-demand BI solutions, the benefits of business intelligence are now accessible to an even broader market audience.

The annual IDC Business Intelligence Roadshow has established itself as a reputable platform for the exchange of ideas and the sharing of experience of independent experts, industry leaders, IT managers, and business decision makers. While acknowledging different stages of market maturity across the region, the 2008 event is designed to build on the current platform by focusing on the latest trends in BI, such as BI on demand, pervasive BI, enterprise search, unstructured data processing, and text analytics.

At each venue, half-day executive workshops will be held the day after the main event to complement the business and technology perspective with a discourse on the ROI and development of the business case for implementing BI.

IDC's annual Business Intelligence Roadshow will introduce you to, among others, the following industry experts:

    Shaku Atre,
    (Keynote in Bucharest, Kiev, Zagreb, Budapest, Ljubljana, and Bratislava)
    Widely recognized as the BI Guru, Shaku Atre is the author of the award-winning Data Base: Structured Techniques for Design, Performance and Management and Business Intelligence Roadmap - The Complete Project Lifecycle for Decision Support Applications.

    Larry P. English,
    The Guru of Information Quality

    (Keynote in Moscow, Athens, Belgrade, and Warsaw)
    One of the most well known authorities in information quality improvement, Mr. English’s methodology - Total Information Quality Management (TIQM®) - has been implemented in many organizations worldwide. His widely acclaimed book, Improving Data Warehouse and Business Information Quality, is called "the Information Quality Bible".


    Cindi Howson,
    Founder, BIScorecard

    (Keynote in Prague)
    Independent consultant, Cindi Howson is the author of "Successful Business Intelligence; Secrets to Making BI a Killer App", and "Business Objects XI: The Complete Reference".

    Thomas Vavra,
    IDC’s Research Director for Software
    (Delivers the keynote at most IDC BI conferences in 2008)
    Author of hundreds of IDC studies and analyses on the software and IT services markets of Central and Eastern Europe and the Middle East and Africa, Tom Vavra is one of the region's leading experts on the evolution and uptake of BI in the CEMA region. IDC’s Research Director for Software.

This event is best suited for:

  • CIOs, COOs
  • Business Intelligence Managers
  • Business Development Managers
  • Application Architects
  • Data Warehouse Managers
  • IT Directors/Managers
  • C-Level Executives
  • Financial Executives
  • Project Managers
  • Technical Specialists


Roadshow Events

Sofia, Bulgaria
September 18, 2008
Kiev, Ukraine
September 30, 2008
Budapest, Hungary
October 14, 2008
Bratislava, Slovakia
October 21, 2008
Istanbul, Turkey
November 4, 2008
Belgrade, Serbia
November 20, 2008
Bucharest, Romania
September 25, 2008
Prague, Czech Republic
October 7, 2008
Ljubljana, Slovenia
October 16, 2008
Zagreb, Croatia
October 23, 2008
Athens, Greece
November 13, 2008
Warsaw, Poland
November 25, 2008