Welcome to the First European
Data Warehousing Conference
Data warehousing is a new discipline
that surprisingly fast has established a position for itself as one of
the most important elements of a corporate IT-architecture. Perhaps because
of the explosive development, it is remarkable to find the poor foundation
on which many large companies make decisions regarding data warehousing
investments. The objective with this first European Data Warehousing Conference
is to bring some new knowledge into this decision making process.
The Stockholm conference is bringing
together the best of two years of experiences from the Data Warehousing
Institute and its conferences in the United States. In addition to this
the conference will raise a new important question: the context of data
As data warehousing now is coming
to Europe in full scale, it is important that the decision makers are aware
of the internal issues to be considered entering the data warehousing scene.
The presentations relating to the methodologies and management of data
warehousing as well as the case studies are giving insights here. However,
and perhaps this is an issue often overlooked, the companies also need
to consider external issues related to data warehousing. Not every company
has the same need concerning data warehousing, and even similar companies
in similar industries end up with different data warehousing solutions.
The third track, the Context of Data Warehousing as well as the keynote
speakers are addressing this issue.
For any new discipline, the first
phase of attention is to define the discipline and its possible contributions.
Data warehousing has still a long way to go in this respect, and we are
convinced that the days in Stockholm will bring important new insights
to anyone participating in the conference. At the same time we also start
to see the move of data warehousing into a more mature phase, implying
its positioning in relation to other disciplines. The Stockholm conference
will contribute to this development by actively engaging all participants
to discuss this important topic.
As professionals related to data
warehousing either as users, administrators or designers you have the opportunity
to join a very exciting event with some of the most insightful data warehousing
people in the world, both business thinkers/ practitioners and technical
experts. This event will be a truly interactive one, where the participants
themselves will actively bring the field of data warehousing forward. The
number of participants is restricted, so make sure that you will be one
Looking forward to seeing you in
Johan Wallin, chairman
The Data Warehousing Institute