Upcoming Speaking Events
It's the busy time of year. Here are my latest webcasts and speaking events:
Business Objects Webcast: Data Integration Best Practices, July 19, 2006
Join Business Objects and a panel of industry experts for an interactive discussion on data integration best practices. During this online event, audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions and dictate the flow and topics covered during the presentation.
Enterprise Integration Series: Evaluation Criteria for Selecting ETL Tools, August 2, 2006
A proof of concept is key to getting the ETL product that fits best in any architecture. Comparing the various available products can be challenging because the tools look similar, there is a wide range of costs, and differentiation between “low end” and “high end” products is often hidden in the features or in how the product works. A POC forces you to think about what you’re doing, thus helping to ensure that you appreciate the critical details of your environment and what you need to achieve.
[in reality, I'll spend about 15 minutes on POC and such, and the rest talking about evaluating DI platforms]
TDWI Summer World Conference, August 20-25, 2006
Monday: "What's Hot, What's Hype, What Now?" panel session for executives. We'll be talking about emerging topics in the market, including open source, BI software as a service, and what's happening with BI/DW technology.
Wednesday: Evaluating ETL Tools and Technologies
See... real software crashing!
Hear... cries of anguish as the client disconnects from the server!
Feel... the flames of overheating laptops as they try to run ETL jobs!
A full day on how to evaluate the tools, criteria, and a market overview. The entire afternoon is running through a live mini-proof of concept with Informatica, Business Objects and Microsoft. It's much more fun live. If you like watching un-canned demos.
Friday: Open Source Adoption in Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence
Open source software (OSS) has become a force in the commercial software industry. DW is not immune to the impact of open source, with developments in the past year affecting a range of different market segments. IT organizations are challenged with sorting through OSS to measure the risks, measure the rewards, and to decide what is worth implementing. This session will review technology adoption theory to frame the discussion, discuss what early adopters are doing, and review the state of relevant OSS projects for the BI and DW market.
Unfortunately I couldn't get any early adopters to come, so that part might be kinda short.
May make a side trip to a UC field research station east of San Diego to look at some amazingly advanced environmental monitoring and visualization. Or I might just go surfing. I'll be at the conference for the entire week, so if you're bored and want to do something, I have lots of downtime...
Posted by Mark Tuesday, July 18, 2006 5:44:00 PM |