A business intelligence conference can be a good way to network with like-minded professionals, get best practice information, and get some technical, hands-on introduction to the technology. They are highly recommended.
All of the big vendors have a yearly user conference. These
usually go for 3-5 days (and are usually in a nice city!) With Oracle,
IBM, and SAP, these can included several different projects. Most big
vendors also have symposiums that are more localized meet-and-greet type
meetings without as much fanfare. In addition, several IT and industry
groups also host their own events and are worthwhile to attend.
Here’s a schedule of business intelligence conferences and events coming up for 2012 and into 2013:
January 28-31, 2013
MicroStrategy World – Their big event, held every year in January in the US and usually in July in Europe.
Gartner has a big BI conference held yearly in North America, Europe, and APAC areas as well as numerous other IT related meeting.
Gartner Business Intelligence & Analytics Summit 2013
Mar 18, 2013 to Mar 20, 2013
Grapevine, TX, USA
February 28, 2012 through March 2, 2012
SAP Business Objects – They usually have several large conferences around BI and Big Data. This year its called BI2012.
ASUG SAP BusinessObjects User Conference
Sept 9, 2013 to Sept 12, 2013
TDWI also has many conferences throughout the year, with a different theme for data warehousing or BI each time.
TDWI Las Vegas World Conference 2013
Feb 17, 2013 to Feb 22, 2013
March 19-22, 2013
Las Vegas, NV, USA
TDWI World Conference 2013: Big Data Tipping Point
May 5-10, 2013
Chicago, IL, USA
May 13-15, 2013
San Francisco, CA
June 3-7, 2013
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