the premier business analytics event in the great lakes region

Thank you to all our attendees, sponsors and speakers at the 6th annual Great Lakes Business Intelligence & Big Data Summit on March 15, 2018. It was a successful event that brought over 300 IT and BI professionals together for one day to exchange innovative ideas, explore new technologies and products, network, and glean some insights from real-life case studies.

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This one-day event includes keynotes from industry experts, case study sessions, vendor software demonstrations, hands-on workshops, and plenty of networking opportunities. Attendees will learn about the latest BI and big data software, best practices, and success stories to help them capitalize on big data, business intelligence, data management, machine learning, analytics, and data visualization opportunities. 

 

 
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Conference Offerings

Featured Keynote

Eric Siegel, Ph.D is the founder of Predictive Analytics World, a global conference series, the author of the award-wining book Predictive Analytics: The Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie, or Die. Learn more about Eric and his keynote topic in our recent blog.

Hands-On Workshops

A 90-minute hands-on session that provides some real-life experience solving a hypothetical business problem. These sessions are intended to be a deep-dive into the technical elements of the tool or platform being presented.

NEW OFFERING IN 2018! 

Case Study Presentations

Speakers are provided 45 minutes to distill their knowledge or experience to the audience. Presentations typically have a case study element that highlights topics like; big data, data visualization, machine learning, agile BI, and data governance.

Software Demo

Sponsors are provided 45 minutes to let their product shine! These informational sessions are intended to provide attendees with a broad understanding of the technical functions and features of the product, and allow for a Q&A dialogue.

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Hosted by WIT 

The Great Lakes Business Intelligence & Big Data Summit was established in 2013 and is hosted by WIT. This event was created to provide BI and IT practitioners an opportunity to network and gain access to latest resources and innovative technology in the field. Over the past six years the BI Summit has grown from less than 100 attendees to over 350 and continues to be the only event of it's kind in the region. Planning this event is a true labor of love for our team, and every year we aim to provide engaging speakers, feature innovative technologies, and an intimate experience that fosters networking and new connections. 

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