The New Face of Business Intelligence for SAP Webcast
In the land of business intelligence, these are consequential and complex times. While SAP's acquisition of Business Objects delivers a world of new opportunities to employ and enhance strategic business intelligence, the acquisition also demands that decision-makers scrutinize and comprehend these opportunities through the lens of an evolving BI environment.
Watch this Webcast to learn how SAP's acquisition of Business Objects is impacting SAP customers and others evaluating the need for a fuller, richer suite of business intelligence capabilities through Business Objects' business intelligence platform.
In this Webcast, you'll:
Discover how trends such as consolidation and rationalization are transforming the business intelligence landscape from both a functionality and a marketplace perspective
Find out more about the drivers behind SAP's acquisition of Business Objects and how Business Objects software can add and extend value to SAP customers
Hear from a leading analyst and an SAP expert on recommendations and next steps for SAP customers embarking on or redesigning a business intelligence strategy
Industry Trends in Business Intelligence
What are the key trends in business intelligence today? How is business intelligence evolving? How does SAP's acquisition of Business Objects reflect and capitalize on this evolution?
Principal Analyst, Forrester
Boris serves Information & Knowledge Management professionals. He is a leading expert in business intelligence (BI) — a set of processes, methodologies, and technologies used to transform raw data into meaningful, useful, and action-oriented enterprise information. Boris delivers strategic guidance, helping enterprises define BI strategies, governance, and architectures, as well as identify vendors and technologies that help them put information to use in business processes and end user experiences.
Boris' current research focuses on some of the latest trends in BI, such as convergence of multiple, formerly separate disciplines of structured and unstructured data, process and data intelligence, real-time BI, and many others into overall enterprise effectiveness and optimization.
Boris has more than 25 years of experience with enterprise software and applications implementation, management consulting, and strategic advisory skills. Most recently, Boris was a managing partner at Textra, a boutique strategic advisory firm serving all IT constituents: users, vendors, and investors.
Boris holds a degree in business management from Moscow Teacher's College, Russia.
, Forrester Analyst, explores these questions and discusses the growing strategic value of business intelligence as evidenced in recent Business Week and Gartner studies. Boris further examines the effective use of strategic business intelligence to bridge the gap between strategy and execution, as he maps out today's dynamic business intelligence terrain.
Strategic Business Intelligence with Business Objects, an SAP Company
Director for SAP Business Intelligence, Business Objects, an SAP company
Dan Kearnan joined Business Objects in 1998 to focus exclusively on Business Intelligence solutions for SAP customers. He brings extensive knowledge in Business Intelligence to the table, with a specific focus on providing SAP customers with best practices in mapping out long-term BI strategies.
Recently, Dan has taken on the role of Director for SAP Business Intelligence and spends the majority of his time working directly with SAP customers to help them better understand how BI solutions from Business Objects will work within their SAP environments to provide enhanced BI capabilities across the organization.
Originally from Vancouver, Canada, Dan is now based in Palo Alto, California.
, Director SAP BI, Solution Marketing, explains the new opportunities created by SAP's acquisition of Business Objects and addresses SAP customers' key questions and concerns in light of this recent acquisition. Dan discusses the fundamental reasons SAP acquired Business Objects and provides an understanding of how the new Business Objects business intelligence solutions will work and integrate within the SAP ecosystem going forward. The discussion concludes by identifying best practices and recommendations for SAP customers formulating or launching a business intelligence strategy.