On June 7 and 8, the ElegantJ BI team attended the Gartner Business Intelligence, Analytics and Information Management Summit in Powai, Mumbai, India. We were honored to be a Silver Sponsor for this Summit. The theme of the Summit was Information & Analytics Leadership: Empowering People with Trusted Data, and the Summit did not disappoint, and it was a really vibrant, exciting experience!


The Summit included panels and speakers from all over the world. This year, the event was bigger and better than ever, with more than 600 people in attendance. The food and hospitality were great. The only issue we faced was poor air conditioning, but we persevered!


While at the Summit, I attended some great sessions with Gartner analysts:

  • Mark Beyer spoke on the ‘Three Critical Capabilities of Data Lakes’
  • Joao Tapadinhas session focused on ‘Technology Options to Empower Citizen Data Scientist
  • Kurt Schlegel discussed the next big disruption, ‘Self Serve Data Prep from Shadow IT to Citizen Data Science’
  • Rick Greenwald’s session was concise and to the point, ‘Spark: The Future of Data Analytics’

Unfortunately, Gartner Analyst, Rita Sallam, wasn’t able to attend, but I am anxious to attend her session in 2017!


The ElegantJ BI booth was REALLY BUSY. We greeted customers, stakeholders, and partners and provided an update on business. Our team offered demonstrations of the ElegantJ BI solution at the Solution Showcase and I am happy to say that our demos were very well received.

I want to thank those who visited our booth. We had a great response, especially with our Advanced Data Discovery with self serve data prep, smart visualization and plug n’ play predictive analytics. In fact, self-serve data prep and the transformation from business analysts to citizen data scientists were common threads of discussion among the varied Gartner Summit sessions, and the tracks and tutorials delivered by the analysts.

The response at our booth coupled with the recurring theme of self-serve data prep throughout the Summit highlighted our solid product and strategic direction.

About ElegantJ BI

ElegantJ BI is a respected Business Intelligence and Corporate Performance Management solution provider with a suite of Business Intelligence and Performance Management tools. ElegantJ BI was listed as a representative vendor in the Gartner ‘Market Guide for Enterprise-Reporting-Based Platforms‘, published in February 2016. ElegantJ BI has created a clear roadmap toward ‘Advanced Data Discovery that promotes self-serve data preparation, smart visualization, and Plug n’ Play predictive analytics, to put the power of BI tools in the hands of business users to transform them into Citizen Data Scientists.

Original Source – Gartner BI & Analytics Summit 2016: My Take