Mastering BusinessObjects Conference, Sydney Australia

The Mastering BusinessObjects 2009 conference was held in Manly, Sydney this week. The location was stunning – Australia has some of the best beaches in the world, and thanks to Pete Collett, who lent me a surfboard, I was able to catch a few waves at day break before heading back into the waterfront conference hotel to deliver my keynote presentations.


The two-day event had a packed agenda, including great keynotes from Dave Rathbun of Integra Solutions (“To Infinity and Beyond”) and Peter O’Donnell, Lecturer at the Centre for Business Intelligence and Decision Support Research, Monash University (“Business Intelligence System Interfaces: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”).

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Photos of presenters: Dave Rathbun, Steve Bennett, Peter O’Donnell, and Ian Parker

I also particularly liked a presentation by Steve Bennett, formerly Head of Business Intelligence and Analytics, ING Direct Australia, (“Crystal Ball Gazing at ING Direct”), now CEO of the The Business Intelligence Group, and founder of the excellent Australia-focused BI blog “Oz Analytics.”

I delivered three presentations – click on the links below to go to separate blog postings about each, and downloadable copies of the files.

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The Power of Business Intelligence to Transform the Way the World Works – with Ian Parker

BI Competency Centers: People+Information=Intelligence

Why Business Intelligence Projects Fail And What To Do About It





3 responses to “Mastering BusinessObjects Conference, Sydney Australia”

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  2. Joshua Fletcher Avatar

    I really enjoyed all your presentations Timo, so thank you.

    And cheers for posting the PPTs up, I was hoping I could get hold of them because some of the embedded Xcelsius models were quite flashy – especially the BICC one!

    Kind regards, Josh

  3. Corey Adams Avatar

    It was fantastic to meet you Timo.

    The conference was great – meeting some industry legends, fantastic location and some awesome presentations; including a number of particularly valuable presentations / key notes from you.

    Well worth the trip, glad you could make it!