Why I’m travelling 7,000km for PentahoWorld

September 23, 2014

logoSPOT_2014 COM EFEITO.jpgGuest blog by Marcos Andersen, Head of IT, SPOTPROMO

I’ve watched PentahoWorld unfold over the last few months, and I see it as a must-attend for companies and professionals who have adopted Pentaho platform. Our impression is that this is a well-organized, truly global event, with users, partners, and experts from several countries, so it will be a great business opportunity to accelerate our knowledge about Pentaho, network with other users, and better understand important use cases.

From a knowledge gathering perspective, it’s a fantastic shortcut to improving our knowledge about the product, attend training sessions, understand the roadmap, and stay on top of business analytics industry trends. It will help us understand where we should be going in the middle-to-long term with Pentaho and inform our business analytics strategy overall. Its a great opportunity that we haven’t seen before in Latin America – so the trip from Brazil was a quick and logical decision for us.

Networking is also extremely important to us. We want to share our experiences with other customers, partners and sponsors. The opportunity to meet with the Pentaho team and build relationships across a cross functional group of people (Sales, Engineering, Marketing) will help our Pentaho relationship for years to come.

And of course, the sessions. I’m personally most keen to see the product test drive sessions on Wednesday focused on Big Data (NoSQL & Hadoop) and the regular sessions on Thursday and Friday covering business/advanced analytics and big data. Last but not least, my team and I look forward to the Pentaho Excellence Awards ceremony during the Friday keynote where SPOTPROMO will receive an award for the ROI category.

(Pentaho note: Need help building your business case for attending PentahoWorld? Check out the blog post from our COO that tells you how to do just that.)

Hope to see you there!

Marcos Andersen
Head of IT
SPOTPROMO


Recognizing and Rewarding Your Work: The Pentaho Excellence Awards

June 23, 2014

Lego_PEAOne of my favorite aspects of being CEO of Pentaho is the opportunity to talk to our customers around the world. Innovative and motivated individuals and teams are turning data into value and making a major impact for their organization, and in some cases for the better of society. We are proud to announce first annual Pentaho Excellence Awards to recognize and honor our customers and users, rewarding those that have deployed Pentaho technologies in impressive and innovative ways.

The Pentaho Excellence Awards offer an opportunity for you and your team to receive industry recognition for your expertise in analytics and big data deployments and thought leadership. While we know your teams are busy helping to make faster and smarter business decisions, here is the link to more information about the Pentaho Customer Excellence Awards and our short nomination process: http://bit.ly/PWorldPEA. Nominations are open until July 11th.

A panel of expert judges will pick a winner in six different categories. Category winners receive a free pass to PentahoWorld in Orlando October 8-10, 2014, along with several additional unique opportunities at the event such as a VIP dinner, speaking opportunities and recognition at a keynote awards ceremony. As a highlight of the Awards ceremony we will announce the overall User of the Year Award.

We look forward to celebrating the amazing accomplishments achieved through our work together. I hope to see you on stage during the awards ceremony at PentahoWorld.

Quentin

Photo/LEGO credit: @kathrineiben


Why are WE excited about PentahoWorld?

June 10, 2014

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We’re thrilled to announce that registration is open for PentahoWorld, our first global conference that brings together Pentaho users, advocates, and partners to help each other solve challenges around data integration, big data, and embedded analytics.

You can register here, but if you need a bit more convincing, here are a few of the top reasons we’re excited about PentahoWorld – and why you should be too.

Getting on top of industry trends – PentahoWorld will be a unique gathering of hundreds of people who, every day, are solving challenging problems on the cutting edge of a rapidly changing data landscape.  With all those brilliant minds in one room, you’ll learn about solutions they’re crafting today, what they see coming in the future, and what you should be thinking about for your own company. And we have no doubt you’ll contribute some unique insights of your own.

Meet the experts – If you’ve got questions, this is the place for answers.  Between Pentaho product experts, power users, advocates, community leaders, and people who’ve applied Pentaho in every imaginable way, we can’t imagine a denser concentration of Pentaho expertise.  Whatever your challenge might be, start here if you’re looking to extend your use of Pentaho, troubleshoot, brainstorm, and innovate on your Pentaho implementation.

Product training – To extend your Pentaho use even further, don’t miss our training classes that cover how to use Pentaho with Hadoop, NoSQL, Weka, and much more.  If you’re looking to justify your trip to your boss, this opportunity to come back with a solid set of skills in these cutting edge technologies is a no-brainer.

Partner SolutionExpo – You probably know that Pentaho plays wells with others – and that’s why we’re so excited about our partner SolutionExpo.  Learn about how we integrate with different technologies, tease out the advantages of different technology partners, and see how they can help you with your business challenges. (Plus, here’s where you get the cool giveaways to bring back to your office and your family.)

It’s our birthday!  Pentaho’s 10th Birthday Gala is happening at PentahoWorld, and have you seen where we’re having the party? Besides the awesome lazy river pool (ranked #1 by TripAdvisor’s Top 10 Fantastic Pools), we can’t think of a better way to celebrate than with all of you – our friends, partners, and community – who have been with us for the journey. We promise it will be a special night.

Celebrate our customers’ success – As the conclusion to our Pentaho Excellence Awards, we’ll be announcing the Pentaho User of the Year at PentahoWorld.  These awards celebrate outstanding and creative use of Pentaho across a number of different categories.  Sound like you or someone you know? Submit your entry here through July 11.

You can learn much more and register at www.pentahoworld.com – and make sure you register before Early Bird pricing ends to save up to $600!

Amy Palmer
Sr. Marketing Manager, Integrated Programs
Pentaho


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