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2nd Annual Great Lakes Business Intelligence & Big Data Summit A Big Success

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Troy, Michigan –March 20, 2014

On Thursday, March 13, 2014, more than 250 business and technology professionals from across the mid-west area came together for the 2nd Annual Great Lakes Business Intelligence (BI) and Big Data Summit. The event, hosted by WIT, gave attendees the opportunity to learn about proven best practices, discover the latest innovative solutions, and network with top technology and business executives.

The Summit kicked off with a memorable keynote from Rebecca D. Costa, Sociobiologist, and author of “The Watchman’s Rattle.” Ms. Costa set the tone of the Summit with her captivating discussion on “The Cautionary Side of Big Data.”

After the opening keynote, attendees were given the chance to choose between 15 sessions across three tracks composed

of business case studies, and technology vendor presentations. The Summit speaker lineup was comprised of major thought-leaders in the industry from leading companies located across the nation. Some of the subjects that were covered at the Summit included real-world BI and Big Data case studies, legal issues, process and governance considerations for Big Data, and innovations in BI technology.

The Summit closed with an empowering keynote by Gary Robinson, Program Director for IBM's Big Data organization who spoke on “Tools for Battling Complexity in the Modern World.” Then, several lucky attendees walked away as winners of the raffles that were conducted by participating sponsors.

Be sure to join us next year at the 2015 Great Lakes Business Intelligence & Big Data Summit on Thursday, March 19th. We look forward to seeing you there!

Follow the Great Lakes Business Intelligence & Big Data Summit on Twitter @GreatLakesBI, #GLBIS and learn more about the Summit by going to

About WIT
WIT Inc., is a Business Intelligence (“BI”) consulting firm, headquartered in Troy, Michigan. Founded in 1996, WIT’s mission is to help its customers “Harness the Power of BI” through elite software and professional services solutions. WIT specializes in traditional data warehouse, reporting and dashboard development projects, aligned with more contemporary subject areas like Big Data, Data Discovery, Predictive Analytics, and Unstructured Data. Clients range from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies across all major industries. For more information, please visit

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