Speaker Book Recommendations


As an unusual and interesting feature of the conference, we asked each presenter to recommend one book – broadly related to their conference topic – which they consider essential reading. This provided a ready-made opportunity for a brief introductory comment form each speaker, i.e. just a quick statement on why they chose it.

Two lucky attendees walked off with a great little library on data warehouseing and BI.

Recommended books

Here are our recommendations:

John Rome/ Neil Davidson

Stephen Few.

Information Dashboard Design: The Effective Visual Communication of Data


Buy book

Andy Kirk

Alberto Cairo.

The Functional Art


Buy book

Tom Loya/ Neil Davidson

Richard Rumelt.

Good Strategy/Bad Strategy: The difference and why it matters


Buy book


David Stephenson

The IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.1 Dashboarding Cookbook


Buy book

Giles Carden

Stephen Few. 1994.

Show Me the Numbers: Designing Tables and Graphs to Enlighten.


Buy book

Des Butcher

Ralph Kimball, Margy Ross, Warren Thornthwaite, Joy Mundy, Bob Beck.

The Kimball Group Reader: Relentlessly Practical Tools for Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence


Buy book




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