Gartner announces Business Intelligence Summit 2005 for March 7-9, 2005

Chicago, IL, January 28, 2005 -- The Gartner Business Intelligence Summit 2005 will be held March 7-9, 2005 at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers, Chicago, Illinois.

"Better decision making." That's what most organizations say they want to use Business Intelligence to support. But are organizations making any better decisions today than 5 years ago? Most are not. Businesses have been focusing on cost cutting and compliance, making the impact of BI often still tactical.

However, successful organizations have a real vision for BI. They're developing "early warning" systems to increase business agility and responsiveness. While many implemented "fancy dashboards", others used BI to create a true performance culture. Investment in BI is increasing, as organizations invest again in sharing broader insight within the company and beyond: partners, suppliers, regulators, shareholders, and customers.

At the Business Intelligence Summit 2005, Gartner will show you how to increase your performance. Learn from the top analysts and leading organizations about innovative uses in the field of business intelligence, data warehousing and corporate performance management.

Gartner Business Intelligence Summit 2005 is the only event designed to provide businesses with the knowledge they will require to create a visionary Business Intelligence (BI) strategy. Through a content-focused curriculum, attendees will learn the methodologies, strategies, technologies and architectures that will move them from the tactics of cost cutting and compliance, to increasing their companies' agility and responsiveness and improving overall business performance.

Keynote speakers include Tom Malone, professor at MIT Sloan School of Management and author of "The Future of Work," and Don Tapscott, author of "The Naked Corporation." They will both discuss their insights surrounding organizational challenges and solutions - related to BI.

The first BI Excellence Award winner will be voted for and announced onsite in Chicago. Award entrants will be evaluated against a range of criteria including Gartner's Cornerstone of Business Excellence Research Note. Three finalists, to be selected by Gartner's Business Intelligence Team, will present their solutions at the Business Intelligence Summit. Event attendees will then vote to select the winner of the first Gartner BI Excellence Award.

Industry Insight:

Gartner's senior analysts and other industry experts will present practical advice that can be used today on topics such as business intelligence, data warehousing and corporate performance management. Sessions will cover a variety of subject matter including: infrastructure and tool investment; design; metrics; disruptive trends; CRM; business activity monitoring; data mining; data quality; and compliance/corporate governance. Gartner-led presentations include:

-- Governance and Corporate Performance Management

-- Taking BI to the Next Level - Using Data Mining and Predictive Analytics

-- The Five "Fatal Flaws" of BI

-- Negotiating with BI Software Vendors and Service Providers

-- A Collaborative Intelligence Revolution (Will there be any jobs left?)

More than 40 companies will be sponsors exhibiting at this year's Summit. A listing of Summit sponsors is available at Additional companies interested in participating as a Summit Sponsor should contact Steven Miller at 203-316-3962 or

For complete event details, please visit the Gartner Business Intelligence Summit Web site at

About Gartner

Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT and ITB) is the leading provider of research and analysis on the global information technology industry. Gartner serves more than 10,000 clients, including chief information officers and other senior IT executives in corporations and government agencies, as well as technology companies and the investment community. The Company focuses on delivering objective, in-depth analysis and actionable advice to enable clients to make more informed business and technology decisions. The Company's businesses consist of Gartner Research and Events for IT professionals; Gartner Executive Programs, membership programs and peer networking services; and Gartner Consulting, customized engagements with a specific emphasis on outsourcing and IT management. Founded in 1979, Gartner is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, and has more than 3,500 associates, including approximately 1,000 research analysts and consultants, in more than 75 locations worldwide. For more information, visit

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