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 […]

Are You the Next Summit Speaker?

WIT is pleased to announce that we are accepting proposals for the 2015 Great Lakes Business Intelligence and Big Data Summit, which will take place on March 26, 2015 at the Somerset Inn of Troy, Michigan. We are seeking qualified speakers who want to share their expertise and success stories to more than 250 business […]

WIT Donates School Supplies to Students in Need

In July and August, WIT partnered with Michigan-based Operation: Kid Equip to host WIT’s first annual school supply drive. During these months, the WIT team showed their generosity by donating several hundred dollars worth of school supplies. By the end of the drive, WIT employees were able to fill four large boxes with supplies ranging […]

WIT’s School Supply Drive Kicks Off

As back-to-school season approaches, many families in our area are excitedly shopping for new clothes, new backpacks, and new school supplies to start off the school year with a fresh start. Unfortunately, thousands of students across our community are going back to school without the adequate supplies that are necessary for a quality education. We […]