2013 NKU Business Intelligence Summit for Higher Education

NKU is holding it’s 4th annual BI Summit for higher education and I’ll be there.

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Northern Kentucky University is hosting its fourth annual Business Intelligence Summit for higher education on October 1-2, 2013 at the METS Center in Erlanger, Kentucky near Cincinnati. I’ve participated in all four summits, which have drawn ERP and BI professionals from more than 35 institutions.

Eric Vallo and I will both present breakout sessions. And for the first time, EV Technologies is an official sponsor of this year’s event.  So be sure to stop at our booth.

Learn more about EV Technologies and its sponsorship of the 2013 NKU BI Summit on the EV Technologies website.

Learn more about the 2013 NKU Business Intelligence Summit for Higher Education on the NKU website.

 

2012 NKU Business Intelligence Summit for Higher Education

I am speaking at the 2012 NKU Business Intelligence Summit for Higher Education.

The Northern Kentucky University Center for Applied Informatics is hosting its third annual Business Intelligence Summit for higher education on October 9-10, 2012 at the NKU METS Center in Erlanger, Kentucky near Cincinnati.  Over 160 ERP and BI professionals attended previous BI Summits, representing more than 35 institutions from across the United States.

I will be speaking again this year, focusing on business intelligence best practices regardless of which BI vendor your organization uses.  The past two summits have been very informative, with a broad spectrum of higher education institutions to network with and informative speakers.  Although the conference is not SAP-focused, SAP is a sponsor and generally gives a few keynote sessions.

Learn more about the 2012 NKU Business Intelligence Summit for Higher Education on the NKU website.

2011 NKU Business Intelligence Summit for Higher Education

I am presenting at the 2011 NKU Business Intelligence Summit for Higher Education.

The Northern Kentucky University Center for Applied Informatics is hosting its second annual Business Intelligence Summit for higher education on November 9-10, 2011 at the NKU METS Center in Erlanger, Kentucky.  Over 160 ERP and BI professionals attended the first BI Summit last year, representing more than 35 institutions.  I was honored to be invited to last year’s event as a breakout speaker, talking about KPI’s for Business Intelligence and Increasing User Adoption for Business Intelligence (see related post).

This year I’ll be presenting on SAP BusinessObjects Explorer 4.0 for the first time.  I will also be presenting on SAP BusinessObjects Security Essentials.

Learn more about the 2011 NKU Business Intelligence Summit for Higher Education on the NKU website.

2010 NKU Business Intelligence Summit for Higher Education

I am presenting at the 2010 NKU Business Intelligence Summit for Higher Education.

This week, I was privileged to speak at the Northern Kentucky University Business Intelligence Summit for Higher Education, which was held September 22-23, 2010 at the METS Center for Corporate Learning.  This was the first year for the event, so I was expecting institutions from nearby Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky, but the influence of this conference was much larger.

On Wednesday, I presented KPIs for Business Intelligence, which is one of my breakouts for the upcoming ASUG Fall Focus/SAP BusinessObjects User Conference in two weeks.  Many organizations use BI tools to develop Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to measure and improve organizational effectiveness. But fewer organizations apply BI to the business intelligence organization itself.  This can be challenging because our BI infrastructure is often just as heterogeneous as the rest of the enterprise, even if our central BI platform is from a single vendor.  It’s also challenging because most organizations, even those outside of higher education, have the time to focus on their own systems.  However, we won’t gain any insights into the effectiveness of our BI efforts if we aren’t measuring key activities and compiling them into performance metrics.

On Thursday, I presented Increasing User Adoption for Business Intelligence, which was my breakout from last spring’s ASUG 2010/SAP SAPPHIRE NOW conference.  In this presentation, I present six different methods that can be utilized to increase adoption.  Business Intelligence is different than an ERP, CRM or other enterprise application because our BI platforms are much more dynamic.  Therefore, to increase user adoption, we need a set of on-going processes and procedures that insure that users are equipped to get the maximum value from your organization’s BI infrastructure, not just a single method or one-time event.

Thanks to SAP, LSI Consulting, and Decision First Technologies for sponsoring the event, which was well-planned, executed, and attended.  Not to mention tweeted.  I learned a lot from the multiple breakout sessions and networking opportunities.