Twitter Roundup of Last Week’s TDWI Conference

August 17, 2011
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Last week, The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI) held its annual conference in beautiful San Diego.  This year’s focus was on the evolution of Agile BI. Below is a summary of the tweets coming from the event’s hashtag #TDWI.

Top Tweeters:

Last week, The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI) held its annual conference in beautiful San Diego.  This year’s focus was on the evolution of Agile BI. Below is a summary of the tweets coming from the event’s hashtag #TDWI.

Top Tweeters:

Here’s our leader board of top Tweeters taken from a data visualization of the event’s tweet stream.

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Of the 298 tweets:

Philip Russom,Research Director for Data Management at TDWI had 15.9%

Claudia Imhoff, a BI consultant and Founder of the Boulder BI Brain Trust, had 10.83%

Tony Carrini, publisher of SourceMedia’s Information Management, Health Data Management and MDM & Data Governance Summit, came in third with 6.37%.

Tibco Spotfire was next with 5.3%.

DBA-Alex, BI Engineer at iContact, came in a close fourth with 5.10%.

Scott Humphrey, a PR consultant, also had 5.10% of the tweets.

And Quest, an IT management company, rounded out the top users with 4.46% of the tweets.

Top Links:

Many links were tweeted and re-tweeted during the event.  Some of the top links were a link to a mobile BI app for the iPad and links to two youtube video interviews during the event. 

Claudia Imhoff introduces “self-service BI” at TDWI San Diego 2011

David Stodder, Dir TDWI Research discusses trends in data warehousing at TDWI San Diego 2011

My Tweet Awards:

Sad but probably true tweet: Chris Sorensen’s: Anybody out there feel like they have too many #BI tools and are just scratching the surface of each one of them? #TDWI

Funniest tweet: EvansBI: I have gone back to school and is my head hurting – thanks for the excellent course by Tony Rathburn at #tdwi on predictive analysis

Best memory inducing tweet (for me at least): AJ Johnson’s: San Diego Harbor out my window. Must be #TDWI #agile #businessintelligence conference. Gonna be a great couple of days.

Honorable Mentions:

Jim Ericson learned that “agile BI needs traction on cost as well as productivity and customer satisfaction.”

Tammi Kay George tweeted: Understanding the success factors: picking the right tools for business users directly impacts success of initiative.

Philip Russom tweeted Bruce Yen’s 3 requirements for successful Mobile BI Dashboards: High Usability, Business Value, and Actionable Content.

Tony Carrini re-quoted his favorite line of the week – everyone wants to be “Buzz Word Compliant”.

Next Steps:

Did you attend the conference? Leave a comment or send us a tweet about your experiences and takeaways.

Stay tuned for TDWI’s next conference “Emerging Technologies 2012: Using the Latest Technologies to Drive Business Impact.” This one will be held in Orlando, Florida from Oct. 30-Nov. 4, 2011.

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Linda Rosencrance
Spotfire Blogging Team