I really enjoy Barry Devlin’s approach to Business Intelligence. He is an under-appreciated name in the industry (he was one of the originators of ‘Data Warehouse’ way back in the mid-’80s), so when he has something to say, it’s worth a listen – especially when he challenges ‘modern’ perceptions of Data Warehousing and the BI Industry.
And this brings me to the purpose of this post. For those in the Asia Pacific region, Barry is presenting a course on Big Data Analytics & Reinventing Business Intelligence in Singapore July 6-8th, 2015 (http://bit.ly/1E3I90e).
So, what’s to be expected from the course? You can get the full agenda here (http://bit.ly/1c7hHIv). Briefly, the course covers the complete range of topics on how to design a modern information/data environment, ranging from the fundamental principles of how all types of data should be absorbed and used within the organisation to an overview/assessment of tool choices and the implications of new neurobiological thinking about how decisions are really made.
Having read Barry’s latest book “Business unIntelligence – Insight and Innovation Beyond Analytics and Big Data” (http://bit.ly/BunI_Book), I suggest that this is a perfect opportunity to investigate the strategic direction of BI (from an organizational or consulting perspective) and address the implementation of BI.
Oh, and by the way – I’m told that foreign attendees get special discounts, all you have to do is ask 🙂