BI SIG: Leveraging Performance Management for Org Excellence



  • In this meeting we will hear about Business Performance Management.


    Mark Smith, CEO - Ventana Research

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    Presentation Overview

    Leveraging Performance Management for Organizational Excellence

    The mandate to operate at an optimal performance level and meet financial and organizational expectations is transforming the way organizations do business. Companies are searching for ways to bring IT investments in line with their most critical business priorities. This quest has created a shift from transaction-centric to information-centric approaches that offer collaboration and information and so drive actionable decisions throughout organizations. This focus is the impetus behind a new class of software capabilities evolving from the roots of Business Intelligence (BI) and decision support. These capabilities help organizations manage performance in a methodical and coordinated manner.

    This session will examine the following:

    • The evolution of Business Intelligence to Performance Management and its critical impact for organizations
    • The process and methodology of performance management for business and how to align technology investments effectively
    • The role of BI in business activity monitoring and process management for improving the factors and results of operational performance

    About the Presenter

    Mark Smith

    Mark is responsible for the overall direction of Ventana Research, and drives the global performance management research agenda, which covers both business and technology areas. An industry veteran with more than 16 years of experience, he is a frequent speaker at conferences, authors the Business Performance Management column in Intelligent Enterprise magazine, and is a faculty member and Advisory Board member of The Data Warehouse Institute (TDWI). He is also the community editor of, the industry's first independent forum for information, news, and discussion about business performance management. Before founding Ventana Research, Mark worked at companies such as SAP Portals, META Group, Oracle, AlphaBlox, WhiteLight and IRI Software.


    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
    No charge for SVCWireless members for the month of April
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    No registration required

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