Computerworld's Second Annual Business Intelligence Perspectives Conference announces lineup of executive presenters; call for presentations deadline extended to July 15, 2005

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., July 7, 2005 -- IDG's Computerworld, the "Voice of IT Management," today announced a stellar lineup of IT executive presenters for its second annual Business Intelligence Perspectives Conference, to be held Sept. 26-28, 2005, at the Hyatt Regency at Gainey Ranch in Scottsdale, Ariz. Building on the success of the 2004 conference, which successfully drew end-user attendees with average company IT budgets of $145 million and average company revenues of $3.5 billion, Business Intelligence Perspectives is designed to help senior IT management in end-user organizations create, implement and refine their business intelligence strategies.

Underwritten by Cognos and sponsored to date by Business Objects, SAS, and Oracle, Business Intelligence Perspectives will feature the following IT executive presenters:

-- Jim Bell, General Manager, Operating Services, Union Pacific Railroad

-- Jon Farrar, Vice President, Predictive Modeling, Union Bank of California

-- Tony Fuller, Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Rent-A-Center v -- Andy George, Senior Vice President of Technology, Profitline

-- Robert Gray, Vice President, Infrastructure Metrics, Bank of America

-- Brian Hickie, Vice President, Business Intelligence, McKesson

-- Barbara Kindel, Vice President, IS Solutions Engineering, Calpine

-- Julia King, National Correspondent and Executive Editor, Events, Computerworld

-- Stacy Smith, Chief Information Officer, Intel

Past attendees and sponsors give Business Intelligence Perspectives high marks for content and value:

"... has tremendous value, and the insight has been incredible ..."

-- Nida Davis, Senior Enterprise Architect, Federal Reserve Information Technology

"... you learn a lot from the dynamic and informative speakers as well as from your esteemed fellow attendees ..."

-- Jim Bell, General Manager, Operating Services, Union Pacific Railroad

"... a unique IT conference in that the decision makers, the drivers of the company's vision, are here ..."

-- Patrick Morrisey, Vice President, Enterprise Management Marketing, Business Objects

"... Computerworld puts the right people on stage to provide what this audience is looking for ... you get real content without the vendor spin, and I think people appreciate that ..."

-- Keith Collins, Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, SAS

Computerworld is seeking presenters on the following timely and thought-provoking topics that will be targeted toward an expected audience of executive-level IT end users:

-- Overview & Methodology in Navigating the BI Process (Planning, designing & building the BI infrastructure, data visualization, etc.)

-- Selecting and Deploying BI Technologies (BI and data warehousing tools, business activity monitoring, corporate governance & compliance managing metadata, etc.)

-- Managing Performance and Enterprise Business Analytics (Defining metrics, business performance management, scorecarding corporate performance management, etc.)

-- Learning from Best Practices and Case Studies (Determining/proving the value of BI & business analytics, managing costs, mining data, using predictive analytics, etc.)

For more information on submitting a presentation proposal and to make your submission, visit: bip05callforpresentations.htm

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There are several other ways to participate at Business Intelligence Perspectives 2005:

To register to attend, visit

To sponsor, contact John Amato, Vice President, Business Development, Computerworld, at 508-820-8279 or

About Computerworld

Computerworld, the "Voice of IT Management," is the most trusted source for the 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, Web site, 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 and a Jesse H. Neal Award for "Best News Coverage." In print since 1967, Computerworld is the source for information technology management, with a guaranteed rate base of 180,050, a total print audience of 1,138,000 (IntelliQuest CIMS 2004 Business Influencer Study) and an online audience of more than 1 million unique monthly visitors (DoubleClick).

About International Data Group

Computerworld is a business unit of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading technology media, research and events 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 IDG.

John Amato, 508-820-8279

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