Wrapping up day 2 of the Real Business Intelligence Conference, See Beyond the Noise, held at MIT in Boston. Overall, it was a great event and glad to attend.
The nice thing about the conference, was the venue. Just being at MIT, you sort of feel smarter.
Next, the quality of speakers was great, with a mix of topics ranging from Futurism to GDPR to Real World Data Project success stories.
Food, snacks, great.
I like the single auditorium, single track approach. Lots of conference have a number of multiple tracks running parallel and having to choose between multi options.
The conference also had a community feel to it, as in getting to meet people from all over the world, have discussions of quality, on variety of topics around technology.
The two day approach was nice, as some conferences run 4 or 5 days, and very technical, by the end of the week, your brain is fried, don't remember much and actually skip some of the sessions to give the mind a rest.
This conference was concise, personal, quality speakers and content.
If you're interested in attending next year, the website is: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-real-business-intelligence-conference-tickets-47210074604
The most surprising topic was around GDPR, which is basically a world mandate, to protect EU user's data, the rules, and implications surrounding non compliance. Seems like a good opportunity for consulting firms to hold business' hands in getting compliant.
The main theme in almost every talk, "Ask better questions." Overall, very happy to have attended the Real BI conference 2018 at MIT in Boston. Even got a photo with Howard Dresner, who coined the term "Business Intelligence" term in 1989, his firm hosted the event
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