Being a Silver partner, we were excited to see what this year’s sold out Gartner Analytics summit would bring. It all started with a solution provider and analyst networking reception Sunday evening, followed by 3 days of talking with hundreds of attendees curious to hear about Xpert BI.
The event had both many customers and partners, and BI Builders was a proud Silver partner. Above, Jarle and Espen by the entrance to the Solution Showcase
Monday and Tuesday evening there was a networking reception for all attendees in the Solution Showcase room. The different solution providers had different foods, drinks and entertainment. At out booth we served refreshing cold beer and tacos to potential partners and customers.
On Tuesday, over 130 attendees listened to BI Builders’ talk on the topic “To be or not to be for the Data Warehouse”, and we got a really good response after, where customers recognized the scenarios and issues with the traditional development approach. And how their Data Warehouse solutions now struggled to keep up with the analytic needs in the organization.
We also attended some of the sessions and had a few 1-to-1 meetings with Gartner Analysts. This has given us ideas on both product development and marketing strategies.
What we will take away from this summit is that many organisations struggle with the basics when it comes to BI and Analytics; Releasing the power of the data. And – the data warehouse is still a crucial part of the analytic platform.