University of Virginia

BI Congress 3: Driving Innovation through Big Data Analytics

This page contains a variety of external communications about the BI Congress and related efforts/information.

June 10, 2013: The 2012 State of BI/BA Survey report is now available to the public. Thank you to all who participated in the study

February 22, 2013: The 2012 State of BI/BA Survey report is now available to all students, professors, employers, and sponsors. After three months, the report will  be available to the public. Thank you to all who participated in the study!

December 12, 2012: Surveys are closed. Registration is closed because the event has reached capacity. We hope all registrants enjoy the program!

October 2012: Surveys open:

Professors: please let us know about BI/BA at your university: take survey
Employers: please let us know about your hiring needs: take survey
Students: please let us know about your classes: take survey

In 2009, a congress of academics and industry BI thought leaders administered a survey to university professors on the state of business intelligence in university curricula. We found that BI programs and offerings were sparse - thus, we initiated efforts to create BI curriculum standards, exemplars, and resources to help bi professors build skills for the marketplace.

In 2010, we repeated the survey effort, but this time included two new groups of respondents - students and employers. We wanted to  find gaps between bi curricula and the skills were needed by employers. A Communications of the AIS article describes the findings of that survey.

This year - 2012 - our survey effort intends to capture the great progress made by universities in creating and building programs in business intelligence and, more recently, business analytics (BI/BA). But we still anticipate to find gaps that need to be addressed.   Please help universities with their curricula!

Everyone who completes the survey will receive the 2012 report once the results are analyzed. Thank you very much for your support!

February 2012: Teaching Track call for papers distributed.

Fall 2011: A panel report entitled "The Current State of BI in Academia" was published in the Communications of the AIS.

June 27, 2011: The final report entitled "The State of BI in Academia 2010" is available.

December 27: Post-BI Congress communications are available via the BI Congress Linked In group. To join, link to Barb Wixom and then ask to be included to group. This group is reserved for BI Congress attendees, sponsors, and IT professors and is meant only to communicate post-BI Congress news.

December 11 and 12, 2010: The event was a huge success! Congratulations to our Teaching Award winners:
Innovations in BI Pedagogy: David Olsen, Kenneth Bartkus, Zsolt Ugray, and John Johnson of Utah State
Most Adaptable BI Pedagogy: Joseph Clark and Omar El Sawy of University of Southern California
Outstanding BI Teaching Case: Michael Goul of Arizona State University

October 28, 2010: The Advance Program is now available for the BI Congress. And, registration is open.

September 20, 2010: We are in process of surveying students regarding their interest and class experience in analytics/BI. We include the survey instrument for faculty who want to view the questions before sending their students to complete the student survey.

August 5, 2010: Last year, the BI Congress sent out a survey to instructors on the State of BI in Academia. You may read or download the final 2009 report.

August 5, 2010: This year, we are replicating the survey - and we invite professors to provide input on the 2010 State of BI in Academia. The survey is available for completion now - thank you in advance for your input!

July 6, 2010: The formal press release for the BI Congress announcement was distributed.

June 25, 2010: The formal call for papers for the BI Congress announcement was distributed.

April 7, 2010: The presentations and papers from the inaugural BI Congress are available under Integrated Materials on the Teradata University Network. For copyright reasons, access is available for university professors only.

Join us at the Pre-ICIS BI Congress 3 in Orlando, FL on December 15 and 16, 2012 as we innovate through big data analytics.
Thank you to our Platinum Sponsors IBM, SAS and Teradata!

Orlando Florida cityscape viewed from the water.