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

Bridge between business and IT
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Clarify software functions
Position technology
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Envision and educate
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9sight featured items

IT Directors’ Forum, Athens, Oct 2015

Athens1IT Directors’ Forum, Athens, 22 October 2015 (link in Greek)

Barry Devlin will deliver the keynote “Reinventing Business and IT Leadership through Big Data” and a pre-seminar “Building a Data Driven Business: Opportunities and Pitfalls” on 21 October, 14:00-19:00


ED&BI Conference, London, Nov 2015


Enterprise Data and BI Conference Europe, London, 2-5 November 2015

Barry Devlin presents a three-hour class on Monday and a track session on Wednesday, as well as signing and selling copies of his seminal book “Business unIntelligence—Insight and Innovation beyond Analytics and Big Data”. […]

Recreating BI and DW, Rome, Nov 2015

St. Peter's cathedral at night, RomeRecreating BI and DW— New Architecture and Advanced Technologies, Rome, 9-10 November 2015

Barry Devlin presents a two-day seminar defining a new architecture for IT that emerges from modern business uses of big data, analytics and the Internet of Things and drives the use of advance technology throughout the entire IT system.

Attendees will also receive a copy of Barry’s seminal book “Business Intelligence: Insight and Innovation beyond Analytics and Big Data”. […]

Beyond Big Data, Copenhagen, Nov 2015

Copenhagen1Beyond Big Data—Opportunities, Challenges, Solutions, Copenhagen, 12 Nov 2015 (link in Danish)

In this 2-hour session, Dr. Barry Devlin covers business considerations, architectural and technological aspects, and the broader ethical and economic issues surrounding the world beyond big data. With a draw for 3 copies of “Business unIntelligence”. […]

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.

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