Business Intelligence SIG: The Art of Metrics



  • The Monthly Meeting of the Business Intelligence SIG


    Presentation Overview

    Dashboards and scorecards, key performance indicators and metrics are all the rage. While Business Intelligence vendors are willing to sell you tools to collect data and display a dashboard, they offer less help on how to develop the right set of performance indicators for that dashboard. This presentation explores what metrics can do and how to develop the metrics you need to manage your business.

    First we will discuss what metrics can do. In particular we will look at how metrics can be used to align a business around a strategy and motivate employees to execute that strategy. Next we will explore how to analyze the metrics we develop to make sure that they do what is intended. Finally we will look at why we need several metrics to manage a business and how to create and manage those metrics.


    About the Presenter

    Richard Taylor

    Richard is Chair of the Business Intelligence SIG, and Architect for the IBM Red Brick Data Warehouse. Prior to joining Red Brick, he worked for DEC and then Data-Cache on parallel and distributed database systems. Richard was also an architect of the Inmos Transputer, the first 32-bit microprocessor specifically designed for building parallel systems. He has a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge.


    Event Logistics


    Cubberley Community Center
    4000 Middlefield Road, Room H-1
    Palo Alto, CA


    6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Registration / Networking / Refreshments (please arrive before 7:00 p.m.)
    7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Presentation and Discussion


    $15 at the door for non-SDForum members
    No charge for SDForum members
    No registration required

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