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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Redesigning your IT Environment Seminar, Rome, Nov 2016

St. Peter's cathedral at night, Rome

Redesigning your IT Environment for the Business of the Future, Rome, 14-15 November 2016

A two-day seminar describing the architecture and technology options for digitalized business, based on the book Business unIntelligence and subsequent developments.


From BI to IoT Seminar, Netherlands, Feb 2017


From BI to IoT: Many Needs, Multiple Tools but Only One Architecture, Netherlands, 6 February 2017

This seminar originally planned for October 13th, 2016 will now take place on February 6th, 2017.

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.


Data Discovery Automation – Learning from the Warehouse Experience

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Sponsored by TimeXtender.

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Introducing the Discovery Hub as a central supply point for core business information to Data Discovery users.




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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