12 May 2009

BI Seminar

"BI for managers" seminar was successfully held by BI Solutions in Simorgh hotel, Tehran on 22 April 2009.

The aim of this seminar was to introduce Business Intelligence to Iranian managers and show how BI (and Microsoft BI in particular) can deliver critical information to support timely and informed decisions.

More than 60 people from over 20 different companies attended, including representatives from National Oil Company, National Gas Company, National Statistics Org, Iran Khodro and SAIPA which are the largest automotive companies in Iran, and other large organisatons.

The program started with an introductory presentation from me, then Dr Abdollah Zadeh from Amir Kabir University (I can call him "the father of BI in Iran") expanded the subject with his presentation about "BI, Why, How?", then Danial Moazen discussed about problems and challenges that may arise in BI projects.

The event continued with a presentation by Neo Farvashan (MVP) about MOSS and BI, after that I introduced Microsoft BI followed by a demo on MS BI capabilities (PPS Scorecards and dashboards) to provide performance management. At the end I spoke about "implementation of BI solutions" and finished it with Q&A.

I believe it was a very successful event and I would like to thank my friends at BI Solutions and Fanafzar, especially Amir Fassihi who supported me on organising this event.