What an awful feeling to wander into a room and think: “I don’t belong here.” It’s like a flashback to high school. Well, we’re all for avoiding high school-like awkwardness. That’s why we want you to know how Discovery 2009 and Innovators’ Summit are alike and how they’re different. We want you to choose to attend the right event.
In a nutshell, Discovery is an exchange of best practices for JMP users, where proven statistical techniques are taught and the latest trends in data visualization and data modeling are demonstrated. Topics are concrete; presenters are JMP users -- other than Malcolm Gladwell, the featured keynote, who is not yet a JMP power user. To get users ready for all that Discovery has to offer, pre-conference hands-on training classes are going to be held just down the street at the SAS Chicago office.
The Innovators’ Summit is a forum for decision makers to explore what it means to achieve analytic excellence in product and process innovation and improvement, and investigate ways in which the use of analytics can be nurtured and grown within their organizations. Topics are more visionary and won’t be product-specific. Think: TED for analytics.
I hope that helps you make the right decision.
Of course, we’d like to see you at both events, and we even offer a gracious discount to make the package deal easier on your budget. In fact, we put these events together specifically so you wouldn’t have to choose one over the other. With travel budgets being slashed, we knew it would be difficult enough to attend one analytic event, much less two.