Global Thought Leader in BI Innovation to Deliver Keynote Address at the 5th Annual Great Lakes Business Intelligence & Big Data Summit

Donald Farmer is a familiar face at the Great Lakes Business Intelligence & Big Data Summit and we are thrilled to have him back for the third time to deliver an insightful keynote address at our 5th annual BI & Big Data Summit on March 30, 2017! As the Principal of TreeHive Strategy, Donald is […]

Tech Industry Analyst Slated as Keynote Speaker for the Premier Business Analytics Event in the Great Lakes Region

Susan Etlinger will kick off the fifth annual Great Lakes Business Intelligence & Big Data Summit with a keynote address that will lay out the implications of big data from a technology, organizational and cultural perspective, and what businesses need to do to make the most of it. Susan is an industry analyst at Altimeter, […]

Registration is Now Open for the Great Lakes Business Intelligence and Big Data Summit

Troy, Michigan – February 13, 2017 – WIT Inc. is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the fifth annual Great Lakes Business Intelligence (BI) and Big Data Summit. The Summit will take place Thursday, March 30, 2017 at the Detroit Marriott Troy in Troy, Michigan. This is a premier business analytics conference […]

Showcase Your Success Stories at the 2017 Great Lakes BI and Big Data Summit

Calling all BI professionals, IT gurus, business leaders and those of you who would like to share your Big Data success story with others. The BI Summit planning committee welcomes qualified speakers to submit a proposal to present their case studies, strategies, knowledgeable insights, and real-world expertise.  Suggested topics for the event include (but are […]

Great Lakes Business Intelligence & Big Data Summit: Registration is Now Open

Registration is now open for the Great Lakes Business Intelligence (BI) and Big Data Summit. The event will take place on Thursday, March 24, 2016 at the Somerset Inn Hotel in Troy, MI. Join hundreds of fellow BI and DW professionals for a day consisting of leading-edge case studies, interactive demos, opportunities to meet with […]

Two Inspiring Keynotes Announced for the 2016 Great Lakes Business Intelligence & Big Data Summit

The Great Lakes Business Intelligence & Big Data Summit planning committee is pleased to announce that the two keynotes at the 2016 Summit will be none other than Dr. Greg Wells and Wayne Eckerson. On March 24, 2016, Dr. Greg Wells will kick off the Summit with a keynote discussing the latest advances in wearable […]

The Search is On for the 2016 Summit Speakers

WIT is pleased to issue the Call for Speakers for the 2016 Great Lakes Business Intelligence and Big Data Summit. The Summit will be held on March 24, 2016 at the Somerset Inn of Troy, Michigan. We are looking for qualified speakers who want to share inspiring and thought-provoking presentations to an audience of more […]

Fast, But Not Furious

Today’s BI tools do a much better job of meeting users’ typically number one success criteria – meeting the need for speed.  Speed is not only measured in real-time performance (near-instant response time per ‘click’) but also the speed in which new reports and dashboards can be developed. Most of our favorite tools in the […]

Data Discovery Makes it to Prime Time

In his 2008 research paper (“The Rise of Data Discovery Tools”), Kurt Schlegel of Gartner identified a new and growing category of business intelligence (BI) tools, and coined the term “Data Discovery.”  Since then, tools like QlikView, Tableau, and Spotfire (and to some extent, knock-offs from the big box vendors), have completely changed how we […]