For more than 20 years, business intelligence was defined by centralized analytics, monolithic data dashboards and access to custom reports controlled by a few highly trained gatekeepers. In recent years, tool vendors have begun to provide a range of new, user-focused tools for data exploration, and businesses have shown a need for a more democratic, flexible approach to put data-driven decision making in the hands of their increasingly mobile workforce.
But how far should businesses go, and who’s running the show? Opening the data floodgates runs the risk of burying knowledge workers in too much information, which could actually stagnate decision making or, worse yet, lead to faulty conclusions.
In this webinar, our panel will address these topics:
- How can businesses identify which data visualization and exploration tools different employees require?
- How much and what types of data should end users be able to access?
- How can businesses enhance the analytics capabilities of existing, familiar tools?
- How does data democratization change the role of the data scientist?
- How does mobility affect toolset development?
- Larry Cornett, product strategy and design consultant, Brilliant Forge
- David Loshin, principal consultant, corporate analyst and adviser, Knowledge Integrity
- Andrew Brust, founder and CEO, Blue Badge Insights
- Patrick Husting, VP, TIBCO
Register here to join Gigaom Research, our sponsor TIBCO for “Democratizing analytics: extending data-driven decision making to the enterprise,” a free analyst roundtable webinar on Thursday, March 20, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. PT.