Matteo Golfarelli is Associate Professor of Information Technology at the Science and Engineering Department of the University of Bologna and teaches information systems, databases and data mining. He has published over 100 papers for international journals and conferences on topics such as pattern recognition, robotics, multi-agent systems and business intelligence - his primary research sector. His current research involves distributed and semantic data warehouses as well as business intelligence on open, social and big data. He has been involved in multiple research projects, in Italy and abroad, within these areas of research. He is actively engaged in technological transfer in the business intelligence sector, liaising with public and private italian companies and has been scientific supervisor for multiple business conventions.
The course presents the world of Business Intelligence and its most recent variations. The course aims to illustrate on one hand the opportunities and competitive advantages that Data Driven decisions entail in the company, on the other it introduces the problems and risks that a Business Intelligence project entails presenting basic elements related to methodologies and techniques. Organizational and technical issues (architectures, methodologies, techniques) will be complemented by the analysis of case studies and lab activities.