Humphrey Strategic Communications is the proud founder and sponsor of the Pacific Northwest BI Summit, an annual weekend retreat that assembles the top industry thought leaders, vendors and media in the business intelligence and data warehousing industries in an informal setting to discuss the latest trends and developments.
The Pacific Northwest BI Summit is headlined by Dr. Claudia Imhoff, president of Intelligent Solutions; Colin White, president of BI Research; William McKnight, president of McKnight Consulting Group; Jill Dyche, VP of Thought Leadership with SAS Institute; and Shawn Rogers VP of Research with Enterprise Management Associates.
A small, diverse group of vendors fill out the attendee list, taking advantage of the rare opportunity to mingle with these true industry experts and influencers in an intimate, relaxed setting. Scott Humphrey, president of Humphrey Strategic Communications, acts as host for the event.
The Pacific Northwest BI Summit is held at the historic Weasku Inn located in Grants Pass, Oregon.
The agenda for the panel discussions are prepared with the assistance of the BI Summit’s distinguished experts. We cover the hot issues of today, as well as take a look into the crystal ball to see where trends might be headed. The intimate nature of the BI Summit means that vendors are able to air their own key issues and ask the experts to help resolve their most pressing challenges, often in a one-on-one setting.
2012 Pacific Northwest BI Summit Press Coverage
Datadoodle blog (Ted Cuzzillo) — What goes on at the Weasku Inn
Composite Software blog (Robert Eve) — Data Virtualization Insights from the Pacific Northwest BI Summit 2012
Quest Software blog (Peter Evans) — Post Pacific Northwest BI Summit Discussions
Tech Target —
• Pacific Northwest BI Summit attendees look ahead, predict BI’s future
• McKnight: Agile methodology could be game changer for BI projects
• Rogers: Businesses shift from data warehouse to hybrid data
• White: Time to move from 'big data' management to 'big data' analytics
• Dyché: BI technology investments require a message and a messenger
Talend blog (Yves de Montcheuil) —
• Live Tweeporting from #BISUM: Innovation in Data Integration
• Live Tweeporting from #BISUM: Big Data
• Live Tweeporting from #BISUM: Agile Projects
• Live Tweeporting from #BISUM: Expert Predictions
William McKnight blog — The 2012 Pacific Northwest Business Intelligence Summit
Gnip blog (Fred Funke) — A Roundup of the Pacific Northwest BI Summit
“Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the best, most interesting and valuable event of the year.”
— Donald Farmer, VP of Product Management, QlikView
“The Pacific Northwest BI Summit is the must-attend event of the year. I fly from New Zealand to come here.”
— Michael Whitehead, CEO WhereScape
“Thanks once again to Scott Humphrey for a fantastic event. It is great to be back in Grants Pass and I can’t wait until next year.”
— Jill Dyche, VP of Thought Leadership, SAS Institute
“Scott Humphrey does an incredible job of putting together vendors and experts in a most beautiful setting. I look forward to this event every year — it is my favorite event.”
— Claudia Imhoff, President, Intelligent Solutions
“The Pacific Northwest BI Summit is one of the most valuable events I attend each year.”
— Shawn Rogers, VP of Research, BI and Data Warehousing, Enterprise Management Associates
“It’s my favorite event of the year.”
— Dan Soceanu, Senior Solutions Architect, SAS Institute
“There are people in the room who can not only talk about industry trends but also affect change. That is very exciting.”
— John Santaferraro, VP of Solutions & Product Marketing, ParAccel
“There is a lot going on in our industry that we need to share and this is the place to get that information.”
— William McKnight, President, McKnight Consulting Group
“The Pacific Northwest BI Summit has been a real eye-opener for me. The quality of the attendees and the level of discussions have had a huge impact on how I am now looking at the industry.”
— Tarun Loomba, President, Armanta, Inc.
Sample Topics from 2012
✩ Innovation in Data Integration: Enabling the Hybrid Data Ecosystem
Shawn Rogers of Enterprise Management Associates and Robert Eve of Composite Software will kick off this discussion of how the enterprise data warehouse is evolving to include cloud, analytic platforms, big data and a need to innovate with data integration and management.
✩ Collaborating on the Go!
Do mobile devices enhance or constrain collaboration? Do you need to take the data with you to collaborate? Does collaboration belong to BI or is it bigger than BI? Claudia Imhoff of Intelligent Solutions and Donald Farmer of QlikView will lead this timely and fun discussion.
✩ Big Data and Big Data Analytics: Separating Reality from Hype
Colin White of BI Research and Harriet Fryman of IBM help separate the reality from the hype by taking a look at use cases and the benefits customers are gaining from big data. Watch the full session on YouTube →
✩ Agile for Analysts and Software Companies — How the Projects Get Deployed
Join William McKnight of McKnight Consulting Group and Michael Whitehead of WhereScape in an exploration of agile in business.
✩ What CEOs Want to Know About
Hear Jill Dyche of SAS and Kim Dossey of Teradata share experiences in how to get time — and traction — with senior leadership when making the BI pitch!