Computerworld's Business Intelligence Perspectives Conference to honor end-user excellence with 'Best Practices in Business Intelligence' awards program

Awards Submission Deadline: August 20, 2004 (9:00 PM EST)

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Aug. 10, 2004 -- Computerworld's Business Intelligence Perspectives Conference has announced it is seeking IT user-organization case study submissions for its "Best Practices in Business Intelligence" Awards Program. Ten IT end-user award winners will be honored during a special awards ceremony at Computerworld's Business Intelligence Perspectives Conference, taking place September 27-29, 2004, at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort in Palm Desert, Calif. Complete program details are available at

Designed for senior technology and business executives - including CTOs, CIOs, VPs, and directors of IT from mid sized to large enterprises - Computerworld's Business Intelligence Perspectives Conference will showcase valuable user experiences on the application of business intelligence technologies for competitive advantage. Featured speakers include a keynote presentation from marketing analytics expert and former chief scientist Andreas Weigend, as well as high-level CIO presentations from: Steve Bandrowczak, senior vice president and CIO at DHL Express; Cora Carmody, CIO at SAIC; Mike Harte, CIO at PFPC; Jim Pathman, CIO at Accredited Home Lenders; and Irving Tyler, vice president and CIO at Quaker Chemical. The agenda also features a user-rich slate of business intelligence experts from Dun & Bradstreet, the Federal Reserve System, Ford Motor Company, H&R Block/Option One Mortgage, JP Morgan Chase Credit Card Services, and Pfizer. For the complete agenda, visit

Nominations for the "Best Practices in Business Intelligence" Awards Program may be submitted online at Submissions of end-user case studies/projects to be considered are welcome from IT end-users; systems integrators and consultants on behalf of customers (or their own in-house deployment); IT vendors on behalf of customers (or their own in-house deployment); and PR firms on behalf of a company or organization.

Winners of BI Perspectives "Best Practices in Business Intelligence Awards" will be selected from five categories, with two awards presented per category, as well as an honorable mention award for each. The five categories for the awards programs are:

-- Creating a BI Vision and Strategies for Improved ROI - producing a strategic vision for success, as well as strategies for implementing the BI vision, risk management and cost/benefit justification.

-- Planning, Designing and Building the BI Infrastructure - creating an infrastructure that allows knowledge workers to easily access data of all types.

-- Information Retrieval and Reporting by Leveraging Off-the-Shelf Enterprise Software - strategically deploying enterprise software in a way that has fundamentally impacted the way information is accessed.

-- Data Visualization, Prediction and Presentation by Leveraging Customized Solutions - customizing off-the-shelf BI software, utilizing tools such as visualization, prediction and presentation aides, etc.

-- Managing and Enhancing BI Applications and Infrastructure - managing a BI environment through activities such as managing systems, implementing help desk procedures and enhancing BI applications.

Judges will evaluate and rank the finalists in each category according to their substantiated Business Intelligence solution achievements, based on a set of constructed criteria outlined on Computerworld may profile winners in a special supplement, using excerpts and information from the winning submissions. Winners will be contacted and expected to provide additional information, including quotes, photos, etc. For more information regarding the awards program, please contact Michael Meleedy at (508) 820-8529.

Additional information on Computerworld's Business Intelligence Perspectives Conference:

-- To register to attend, visit

-- To sponsor, call Ron Milton, executive vice president, Computerworld at (508) 820-8661.

About Computerworld

Computerworld, the "Voice of IT Management," is the most trusted source for critical information needs of senior IT management. Computerworld's integrated offerings form the U.S.-based hub of the world's largest (58-edition) global IT media network through its weekly publication, website, focused conference series and custom research. In the past five years alone Computerworld has won more than 100 print and online awards for editorial and design excellence surpassing its direct competition by an order of magnitude. Recognition includes the 2004 Magazine of the Year Award from the American Society of Business Publication Editors, a Jesse H. Neal Award for "Best News Coverage" and the 2004 American Business Media's first annual Timothy White Award for journalistic integrity and editorial courage bestowed to editor in chief, Maryfran Johnson. In print since 1967, Computerworld is the source for information technology management with a guaranteed rate base of 180,000, a total print audience of 1,869,000 (IntelliQuest CIMS v.10.0), and an online audience of over one million unique monthly visitors (DoubleClick).

Computerworld is a business unit of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading technology media, research and event company. A privately-held company, IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers including Bio-IT World, CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Network World, and PC World. The company features the largest network of technology-specific Web sites with more than 400 around the world. IDG is also a leading producer of more than 170 computer-related events worldwide including LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R), Macworld Conference & Expo(R), DEMO(R), and IDC Directions. IDC provides global market research and advice through offices in 50 countries. Company information is available at

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