In Germany this April?
If so – check out the European PASS Conference, if not – maybe you should be!
This conference will have a great BI focus including a pre-conference session on using SQL Server BI tools to monitor SQL Server BI tools and at least two data mining sessions, including one from Steve Simon of State Street Corporation talking about how they personally leverage SQL Server Data Mining to manage their risk exposure. Not another talking head from the product team (aka “me”) spouting the general awesomeness of the product, but user solving real-world user problems with the (imHo) best data mining product in the world.
If you can, check it out it will be a great chance to network with other users and see real-world implementations rather than MSFT demos!