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.

Business Intelligence has made data the foundation of decision making since the 1990s. Now, Digital Business is fully reinventing decision making in this decade and the next, by combining the traditional physical and modern digital worlds in transformative ways. Digital Business puts information from every person and data from the entire physical world at decision makers’ fingertips. It challenges them to use it to augment or automate every aspect of business, to create a new every existing process, and to reinvent, not just decision making, but the entire enterprise.

The implications span the entire IT environment, reinvent the complete depth of business processes, and recreate the full breadth of the business organisation.

Such a complete makeover demands an inclusive architecture, powerful technologies, and enterprise-wide methods. This architecture incorporates all the technological advances in databases, NoSQL stores, and data preparation, as well as SOA, metadata, distributed access, collaboration, etc. And it directly addresses current issues, such as operational BI, strategic decision making, analytics, information discovery, and enterprise-wide decision management.