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Decision First Technologies To Speak At BI 2013

December 13, 2012

Decision First BI experts to deliver seven sessions including a hands-on analytics lab and a jumpstart session on EIM and BI.

ATLANTA, GA – December 13, 2012 - Decision First Technologies™ (DFT) experts were selected to speak at the upcoming BI 2013 conference in Las Vegas. An intensive, 4-day conference for SAP® and SAP BusinessObjectsTM customers, BI 2013 covers SAP solutions for reporting, business intelligence, and data management. The schedule includes in-depth sessions, networking events, and demos showcasing the latest updates and best practices for SAP business intelligence solutions. The conference is being held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, March 19–22 and is a collaboration of SAP and SAPinsider.

“Securing several speaking sessions at one of the top industry events of the year, BI 2013, reiterates Decision First’s position as a thought leader in the business intelligence industry,” said Amanda Wierling, director of marketing for DFT. “Many or our consultants consistently speak at industry conferences and local user events, and contribute articles to industry-leading publications. We are happy to continue that support at the 2013 BI Conference in March.”

The following sessions will be delivered by DFT experts at BI 2013:

Tips for getting started with and optimizing SAP Information Steward
Don Loden, Principal Consultant

Jumpstart Session: A comprehensive guide to managing and presenting data using SAP solutions for enterprise information management (EIM)
Don Loden, Principal Consultant and Nick Hohman, Sr. BI Consultant

Beyond dots on a map: A guide to geospatial BI and location intelligence
Chris Hickman, Principal Consultant

Hands-on lab: Self-service reporting with SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Chris Hickman, Principal Consultant and Patrick Leonard, BI Consultant

Lessons for using SAP Data Services to build a data mart that rapidly delivers information to reports, dashboards, and mobile devices
Nick Hohman, Sr. BI Consultant

Best practices for creating standard design templates for self-service Web reports and analytics

Jennifer McKune, Sr. BI Consultant

Techniques for mobilizing self-service and in-memory analytics 

Patrick Leonard, BI Consultant

For more information on BI 2013, visit


About Decision First Technologies
Decision First Technologies is an Atlanta-based software provider and professional services company specializing in delivering end-to-end business intelligence solutions to its customers. An SAP gold channel partner, DFT resells and offers certified consulting and training for SAP BusinessObjects solutions. With over 10 years of experience, DFT has helped hundreds of companies make better business decisions, dramatically reducing costs, increasing revenues and boosting profits. For more information on Decision First, visit

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