Upcoming events

TDWI, Munich, June 22-24
Analytics & BI Summit, Rome, June 25-26
Big Data and BI Workshop, Singapore, July 6-8


9sight is new information insight

Founded in 2008 by Dr. Barry Devlin, 9sight Consulting provides the innovative thinking and thirty years of practical experience required to move your enterprise beyond basic business intelligence to the new world of deep Business Insight and Innovative Action.

Today’s life is lived on the run. Business must keep up or die. With the possibility of tracking of every personal thought and action, event and measure in the physical world, we are awash with data. Business must use it or lose it. Customers want it all and want it now. Business must deliver. The world is undergoing a rapid, tectonic shift from planned and measured progress to predictive decisions and instant gratification. New architectures, technologies and methodologies are needed to support this transition. And a new symbiosis between business and IT, with an added emphasis on human, organizational and management aspects, is mandatory. The new world must emerge even as we keep the old wheels turning.

9sight Consulting can help your business transform itself.

9sight offers you

9sight featured items

Data Discovery – Right on Time

August 2017

Sponsored by TimeXtender.

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How Automation Underpins Data Discovery: Three occasions for adopting a Discovery Hub and four real-life use cases.


Delivering Digital Business with AI and IoT, Helsinki, Nov 2017

Delivering a Digital Business with Artificial Intelligence and IoT, Helsinki, 15-16 Nov 2017

In this seminar, Dr Barry Devlin lays the architectural foundation to enable you to take advantage of AI and IoT data in the context of data warehouses and lakes, operational systems, analytics and business intelligence.


Meeting the Six Data Vault Challenges

Data warehouse automation to the rescue

August 2017

Sponsored by WhereScape.

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A white paper outlining six common issues that businesses have encountered in the areas of initial acceptance, development, and ongoing evolution of a Data Vault-based data warehouse.


How to Build the Digital Business, Rome, Nov 2017

How to Build the Digital Business using Intelligent Information and Adaptive Technology, Rome, 20-21 November 2017

A two-day seminar describing the architecture and technology options for digitalized business, based on the book Business unIntelligence (attendees will receive a copy)and subsequent developments.


How AI and IoT will transform Decision Making, Rome, Nov 2017

How Artificial Intelligence and IoT will transform Decision Making, Rome, 22 November 2017

A one-day seminar that lays the foundation to enable you to take advantage of AI and IoT data, building upon familiar computing paradigms such as programming, operational systems, databases, analytics and Business Intelligence.


9sight is Dr. Barry Devlin

Dr. Barry Devlin is a founder of the data warehousing industry, defining its first architecture in 1985. A foremost authority on business intelligence (BI), big data and beyond, he is respected worldwide as a visionary and thought-leader in the evolving industry. Barry has authored two ground-breaking books: the classic “Data Warehouse–from Architecture to Implementation” and “Business unIntelligence–Insight and Innovation Beyond Analytics and Big Data” in 2013.

Barry has over 30 years of experience in the IT industry, previously with IBM, as a consultant, manager and distinguished engineer. As founder and principal of 9sight in 2008, Barry provides strategic consulting and thought-leadership to buyers and vendors of BI and Big Data solutions. He is an associate editor of TDWI’s Journal of Business Intelligence, and a regular keynote speaker, teacher and writer on all aspects of information creation and use.

Barry operates worldwide from Cape Town, South Africa.

Barry Devlin