Capital One, Dunkin’ Brands, and New York Power Authority Among the Featured Case Studies at the Upcoming IDC Business Intelligence and Business Process Forum

FRAMINGHAM, MA – MAY 11, 2006 – IDC today announced the roster of speakers for its second annual Business Intelligence and Business Process Forum, scheduled for June 12-13, 2006 at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York City.

Featuring case studies and real-world perspectives from end users, IDC analysts, and industry experts, the conference agenda offers comprehensive coverage on how companies are delivering increased revenue, cost savings and greater efficiency by increasing the effectiveness of repeatable, operational decisions.

In addressing the Forum theme, Making Business Intelligence Operational, speakers will explore key topics including the architecture for decision-centric, event-based business intelligence (BI) and integrating BI and business process management. A partial list of speakers include:

— Rick Broughton, Director of IT Strategy, Dunkin' Brands

— Scott Chin, Senior Enterprise Architect, General Re

— Dave Hummelburg, Managing Vice President, IT, Capital One

— Jody Parrazzo, Director of Econometric Risk Strategy, APEX Management Group

— Steve Phillips, Chief Information Officer, Avnet, Inc.

— Wayne Sipperly, Energy Markets Analysis, New York Power Authority

— Sheldon Tyndall, CIO, West Georgia Health System

Additionally, the Forum offers an optional half-day "War Gaming" workshop directed by Michael Sandman of Fuld & Company. The simulation of a competitive encounter in which participants will engage is designed to demonstrate how to better anticipate the implications of strategic and tactical decisions.

IDC analysts participating in the Forum include Henry Morris, Group Vice President and General Manager, Integration, Development, and Application Strategies, and Stephen Hendrick, Group Vice President, Application Development and Deployment Research.

Sponsors and Partners of the IDC Business Intelligence and Business Process Forum East include: Accenture, Global 360, Inc., InetSoft Technology Corporation, Business Intelligence Network, Business Intelligence Review Magazine, Directions Magazine, DM Review Magazine, INFORMS, InfoWorld, The Wall Street Journal and Women in Technology International.

Complimentary press passes are available for qualified journalists. To request a press pass, please contact Lisa O'Brien at 508-988-7557 or For more information or to register for this conference, please visit .

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