Business Intelligence Week for South Africa
This is definitely Business Intelligence week in South Africa, the who’s who of the analytics world will be attending the launch on the 25th in Vodaworld in Johannesburg. At the event SAP Africa will launch 4.0 releases of BI and EIM and the 10.0 releases of EPM & GRC solutions from SAP BusinessObjects.
The reality is that a even if you wanted to use some of the new products, the are not yet available – Twitter rumours place the GA launch of Business Objects 4.0 to customers some time in June. Information about the products has already been extensively covered in SAPPHIRE now conference and for those that can afford to take the time off from work, I suggest watching the replays or reading Tammy Powlas summary post.
The Eventful Group has also launched the Agenda for their Business Intelligence conference which will be held in August – with some heavy hitting speakers: SAP Mentor Ingo Hilgefort & Lt. Col. Jörg Steinhorst, German Armed Forces. I was lucky enough to see the Colonel speak last year in Sydney and I can tell you first hand he doesn’t hold any punches when discussing SAP AG. If the Australian conferences are anything to go by, this is going to be a cracker and recommend you sign up to see them first hand.