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

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Building the Data-Driven Business, Sydney, August 2016


Building the Data-Driven Business, Sydney, 24-25 August 2016

Architecture and Tools for Smart Operations, Analytics and Information

A two-day seminar on how your IT environment and organisation can succeed and become a real partner with business in driving change and managing the introduction of fully integrated, real-time processes, closely linking information and activities from all areas of the enterprise.

Building the Data-Driven Business, New Zealand, Sept 2016


Building the Data-Driven Business, New Zealand
Auckland, 30 Aug – 1 Sept 2016 and Wellington 5-7 Sept 2016

Methods and techniques for smart analytics and diverse information challenges – a 3 Day Training Course by Barry Devlin and Chris LaGrange


Data Modeling Zone Europe, Berlin, Oct 2016

Berlin1Data Modeling Zone Europe, Berlin, 10-11 October 2016

Barry keynotes the conference on Tuesday, October 11, with “From BI to AI – Models, Ethics and Economics”


From BI to IoT Seminar, Netherlands, Oct 2016


From BI to IoT: Many Needs, Multiple Tools but Only One Architecture, Netherlands, 13 October 2016

This one-day seminar is based on the architecture described in my book “Business unIntelligence” and developments since then. A signed copy of the book is offered free to every attendee.


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