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 Ed Week Europe, London, Nov 2019

Essentials of Data Warehouses, Lakes and BI in Digital Business, London, 18-19 November 2019

In this 2-day deep dive, Dr. Barry Devlin charts the essentials of data warehouses and data lakes, BI and analytics to build a digital business from the existing data warehouse and BI systems running enterprises today.


BI & Analytics Conference Europe, London, Nov 2019

Two complementary half-day seminars by Dr. Barry Devlin positioning emerging AI technology in the context of familiar paradigms such as such as BI and analytics, exploring the application of different types of machine learning and algorithms, and exploring the relationship between big data from multiple sources and the many types of AI /machine learning using it.

From Analytics to AI: Transforming Decisions in Digital Business, London, 20 Nov 2019, am


Data-Driven AI: Opportunities and Threats, London, 20 Nov 2019, pm


To Deliver a Digital Business, Begin with BI, Rome, Dec 2019

To Deliver a Digital Business, Begin with BI, Rome, 9-10 December 2019

Expanding from his comprehensive and respected Business unIntelligence architecture to emerging topics such as the Internet of Things, algorithms, and Artificial Intelligence, Dr. Barry Devlin charts how business and IT together can design and build a Digital Business from the existing Data Warehouse and BI systems running enterprises today.


From Analytics to AI: Digital Transformation of Decision Making, Rome, Dec 2019

From Analytics to AI: Transforming Decision Making in Digital Business, Rome, 11 Dec 2019

In this one-day seminar, Dr. Barry Devlin builds upon his immediately preceding two-day “To Deliver a Digital Business, Begin with BI” course to enable you to take full advantage of emerging AI technology.


CortexDB Reinvents the Database – Full ThoughtPoint Series

August 2019

Sponsored by CortexAG

CortexDB is the first example of a new […]

All Is Well with Data Virtualization

April 2019

Sponsored by Denodo

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This series of four blog posts, published by Denodo between November 2018 and April 2019, explores data virtualization and its application in a variety of use cases.


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 (http://bit.ly/BunI-TP2).

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 Consulting (http://www.9sight.com) in 2008, Barry provides strategic consulting and thought-leadership to buyers and vendors of BI and Big Data solutions. Customer offerings include Readiness Assessments for Digital Transformation and all information-driven undertakings, Evaluations of Data Warehouse and Data Lake implementations, strategic and architectural recommendations. Vendor offerings run from webinars and keynotes to blogs and white papers.

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 Bristol, UK.

Specialties: Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing / Data Lakes, Data architecture, IT Strategy, Data management products, Consulting

Barry Devlin