Business Intelligence (BI) Seminar Part 1
Forward Thinking BI
What It Is and How It Can Save You Money

Hosted by The Forum's Emerging Technologies Committee

Session Overview

In Part 1 of this two part seminar, the Emerging Technologies Committee will look at what "Forward Thinking BI" is and why it pays to pursue it. We will look at the business benefits of BI (so bring your CFO); Examine how Forward Thinking BI differs from the more widely known uses for BI where, for example, data is used by investigators to identify Medicare Fraud; and present actual success stories. In short, the seminar is designed to help attendees identify, for themselves, how giving "Forward Thinking BI" technology to their agency's policy makers and line managers might improve operations and cut costs through better informed decision making.

Agenda

Introduction and Topic Overview
Barry Berberich, Director of Business Development, Bull Services
 
How Business Intelligence initiatives have benefited business operations at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
Ora Fish, Acting Director, Integrated Administrative Services, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
 
How Forward Thinking Business Intelligence can be used to create a systematic continuous optimization of business performance.
Avijeet Sinha, Senior Manager, BearingPoint

Business Intelligence solutions are traditionally conceptualized and implemented to provide reporting and analysis usually targeted to specific functional areas. In this presentation we will explore how Forward Thinking Business Intelligence can be used to create a systematic continuous optimization of business performance. We are presenting "Forward Thinking BI" as solutions that are geared toward proactive analysis with targeted goals on value creation via cost reduction or creating opportunities.

The presentation will:
  • Frame BI solutions for optimization, using a combination of performance management and root cause analysis
  • Share examples of such solutions
  • Discuss what drives success of such solutions - integrating elements of alignment, process and assurance
 
An overview of the integration of Business Intelligence capabilities within New York State Office of the Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG) and the capabilities it provides for the proactive use of existing data sets.
Sal Medak, Director Bureau of Information Technology and Fraud Detection Systems, Office of the Medicaid Inspector General
 
Discussion of how NYC Department of Finance moved their organization from a transactional to results oriented culture using Business Intelligence capabilities.
Jane Landon, Deputy Commissioner & Chief Information Officer (CIO), New York City Department of Finance

New York City's Department of Finance (Revenue) is the world's 15th taxing authority - which by itself means that they possess a tremendous amount of data and any delay in collections will have a tremendous impact on the City's Revenue. Ms Landon will discuss the agency's drive to move from a transactional to results oriented culture. She will review the agency's migration to real time business intelligence scorecards and dashboards to provide the performance management oversight of their SMART transformation program. This migration allows the agency to measure performance across key core mission areas such as:

  • Contribution to Mission
  • Customer Satisfaction
  • Complier Treatment
  • Employee Engagement
  • Cost
 
Q&A
Moderated by Barry Berberich, Director of Business Development, Bull Services

Presentations

Time & Place:

  • May 29, 2008
  • 9:30 am to 12:00 pm (9:00 Check-in/Registration)
  • Holiday Inn Albany-Turf On Wolf Rd, 205 Wolf Rd., Albany, NY 12205-1124