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IOD update: Build your agenda, watch the video, get the guide
The progress toward Information On Demand 2011 continues apace, with momentum and excitement building in equal measure. But don't take my word for it. Instead, watch a new video produced by the IOD team packed with reviews from attendees and IBM executives at last year's event. My favorite quote comes at about 2:44 The whole networking aspect is fantastic: You get to meet THE people - not just any people, but THE people.
Two other important updates that will either get you excited for having registered or help you justify the travel if you need to convince your execs:
The Sample Agenda Builder is now available to anyone who’s interested in exploring individual sessions across all three forums. Show your execs how much learning you can cram into a single day. Read the abstracts, seek out speakers in your industry and work out scheduling conflicts in advance. The conference SmartSite opens officially the first week of August. You can check it out here.
The Business Analytics Forum Guide is also now available. This hefty 72-page guide does everything but deliver the actual sessions. Browse the complete curriculum of business intelligence, financial and risk analytics, predictive and advanced analytics, social media and customer analytics, business leadership tracks, explore industry lunches, usability sandboxes, business analytics workshops and more. You can download it from the Forum site.
If you're new to the fun, here are the facts in brief. I wrote about them in more detail in an earlier post: