BI SIG: Event Driven Architectures and Business Intelligence



  • The Monthly Meeting of the Business Intelligence SIG



    Richard Treadway, Vice President of Marketing, KnowNow, Inc.

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    Presentation Overview

    Enterprises are reducing business latencies, increasing revenue and reducing operational cost through event enabling their computing systems and business processes. Event driven systems will change how businesses run and how applications are built and deployed over the next decade. Have you ever heard someone say, "If I had known that earlier I would have done things differently." Event driven systems can deliver actionable business critical events to those that need to know them immediately as those events happen. In particular, these systems have significant implications for business intelligence applications, allowing business analytics to take advantage of the immediate notification of critical events.

    Most Event Driven systems are built using publish-subscribe protocols that allow the separation of publishers that identify events and subscribers that need to know that have occurred. Unlike messaging systems, event systems must be able to allow events to be noted without specific knowledge of who must take action. More sophisticated event systems support complex events that aggregate simple event patterns into related events. Come learn how the next new thing, event driven architecture, is effecting the computing landscape.


    About the Presenter

    Richard Treadway

    Richard serves as Vice President of Marketing for KnowNow, Inc. He comes with over 25 years of experience in software product development and management. Before joining KnowNow, Richard was managing partner of TIS, providing strategic marketing and technical services to mid-size enterprise companies around the world. Prior to that, Richard served as Vice President of Products at AvantGo, a leading provider of mobile enterprise software, where he was responsible for determining product direction and strategy, as well as, overseeing engineering and product management. Prior to AvantGo, Richard served as Vice President of Engineering and Product Management for BEA Systems where he led efforts in developing the WebLogic portal. Richard has also held various executive management positions at SCO and Digital Equipment Corporation where he was instrumental in the creation of the X Window and Motif standards.

    Richard holds an M.S. degree in Computer Science from the University of Vermont and a B.A. in Sociology from Alfred University.


    Event Logistics


    Lucie Stern Center
    Community Room
    1305 Middlefield Rd.
    Palo Alto, CA


    6:30-7:00pm registration/networking/refreshments (please arrive before 7:00 PM)

    7:00-8:30pm presentation and discussion



    $15 at the door for non-SDForum members

    No charge for SDForum members

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