Ventana Research Business Technology Innovation Summit 2012

November 8, 2012
The Ventana Research Business Technology Innovation Summit 2012 presents insight into the latest technological developments for global business and IT leaders.


A New IT Generation Breaking Through the Gray Ceiling

Robert Kugel from Ventana Research discusses what's to come in IT when the Baby Boomer generation retires and how it will have an impact on sales and finance departments overall.

Analytics Cuts Medical Costs For Self-Pay Patients

David Mould from Mede Analytics explains how businesses can use hospitals as a model for how to use predictive analytics to control costs.

Big Data, Big Business: Looking for the Next Big Thing

Mark Smith, CEO & Chief Research Officer at Ventana Research, suggests that companies working with big data should steer the conversation away from the next, fastest contraptions and back to business value and the practical use of data warehousing.

Business Analytics: The Art and Science of Big Data

Tony Cosentino, VP & Research Director at Ventana Research, looks at how business intelligence can keep up with technology and breaks down data into exploratory, predictive and decision analytics.

Cloud Computing Gives Startups A New Way to Access Ideas

Amit Sinha, Head of Database & Technology Marketing at SAP, argues that cloud computing gives startup companies and entrepreneurs more space for innovation with less investment.

Digital Customer Service: "Now or Must" For Business

Richard Snow, VP & Research Director at Ventana Research, draws attention to a shift in the way businesses interact with customers and the move from call centers to multimedia and instant messaging.

Email is Over: The New Normal in Direct Marketing

Mark Smith, CEO & Chief Research Officer at Ventana Research, warns that without customer feedback and spirit of collaboration, companies will be left out of the loop.

Spinning Data: Business Analytics and Narrative Matter

Mark Smith, CEO & Chief Research Officer at Ventana Research, covers the top five ways analytics drive improvement and the role of information technology and business in data.

Starting Up the Ventana Technology Innovation Awards

Ventana Research CEO Mark Smith introduces the Technology Innovation Awards and talks about the importance of recognizing bright ideas.

The Facebook Talent Pool: Social Media for Job Recruiter

Mark Smith, CEO & Chief Research Officer at Ventana Research, looks at how social media gives job recruiters access to data about potential employees and creates a new talent pool for companies.

The Sky Is Not the Limit for the Cloud

Robert Kugel, Research Director of Business Practice at Ventana Research, describes the limitations in cloud computing and how it might expand and be marketed in the corporate world.

About this conference

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Ventana Research's tenth anniversary summit offers a guide on the rapid changes in technology, providing insight into where the industry will go over the next decade and how business and technology leaders can be positioned for success.

Learn from our expert industry analysts and research team as they share actionable insights from fact-­based research and give guidance on how to leverage technology innovations to improve business. Don't miss the unveiling of the Ventana Research Leadership Awards and new Business Technology Innovation Benchmark Research.

Learn about the latest innovations for the following business technology trends:
  • Big Data
  • Business Analytics
  • Cloud Computing
  • Social Media & Mobile Technology
  • Human Capital Management
  • Customer Experience
  • Finance & Sales Excellence

About Ventana Research

Ventana Research is the leading benchmark research and advisory services firm. We provide expert guidance to help organizations manage and optimize performance – to become not only more efficient but more effective. Our unparalleled insights and best practices guidance are based on our rigorous research-based benchmarking of people, processes, information and technology across business and IT functions worldwide. The combination we offer of benchmark research, rigorous market coverage and in-depth knowledge of hundreds of technology providers means we can deliver business and technology education and expertise to our clients where and when needed. Ventana Research provides the most comprehensive analyst coverage in the industry; more than 2.5 million business and IT professionals through our community of 85,000 professionals and network of media and association partners around the world benefit from Ventana Research’s insights. Ventana Research focuses on business and technology trends and best practices that maximize organizations’ potential to perform while reducing the time, cost and risk and still achieve optimal outcomes.

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