BI + Analytics Conference

Formerly SABOC, BI+A is a celebration of the people, technology, ideas, and innovations that are literally transforming the way we live and work. As organizations who rely on Business Intelligence and analytical insights to drive decision making can attest, the imperative to understand your data is intensifying at a pace not seen before. Being able to develop a BI and analytics strategy and knowing how your reporting and visualization tools work can provide your business with the strategic edge to succeed. This conference gives you access to global thought leaders, local peers, and industry experts using BusinessObjects and the full range of SAP’s analytics and reporting tools. You will learn how to lead with analytics, maximize your current software investments, empower super users and create a BI strategy and analytics team that exceeds the needs of the business. Keep up-to-date on conference content and updates by following @BIAconference on Twitter and @EventfulConferences on Instagram.

 

 

 

Meet the Speakers

 
  • Untitled-1_0017_1.Chris Foster

    Chris Foster

    Director, Digital Business Development, NHL
     
    Transforming NHL Fan Engagement with SAP HANA Has Turned Occasional Customers Into Die-Hard Fans

    The NHL has been turning occasional customers into die-hard fans by offering customized access to game statistics at lightning speed SAP HANA. By really understanding the needs of fans, teams and business departments, they have been able to re-invent how hockey statistics are presented. The NHL integrated its team and player ice hockey statistics into the HANA database in order...

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  • Untitled-1_0008_8.mike flannagan

    Mike Flannagan

    Senior Vice President Product Strategy, SAP
     
    Act on Insights to Drive Your Digital Business Forward

    Data has become the untapped, strategic asset of today’s enterprise. Organizations which harvest the value of data repeatedly outperform the competition by leveraging live insights that drive immediate action and differentiated outcomes. Join Mike Flannagan, Senior Vice President Product Strategy, SAP Analytics, as he shares SAP’s vision for the digital enterprise and demonstrates how organizations are staying ahead by leveraging...

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  • Untitled-1_0014_4,5Ron Lloyd

    Vice-Admiral Ron Lloyd

    Commander, Royal Canadian Navy
     
    Operationalizing Analytics in the Royal Canadian Navy: An Unexpected Journey

    For over a decade the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) has invested in digitizing and integrating business processes in ERP Systems. In 2013, Vice Admiral Ron Lloyd, then the Deputy Commander of the RCN and since June 2016 the Commander, set the course to operationalize an analytics capability that would benefit every decision maker in the enterprise. Profits would be measured...

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  • Dana

    Dana Kennedy

    Manager, Global Business Intelligence, Crocs
     
    Governing a Single Source of Analytics Truth at Crocs

    From their SAP go-live in 2015, the BI team at Crocs knew that they wanted to avoid the IT vs. Business divide that plagues many organizations. This session will present some of the key tools and practices used at Crocs to deploy their governed BI & Analytics solution: from go-live & stabilization up to the lofty goal of governed self-service....

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  • Untitled-1_0012_4.Ty_Miller

    Ty Miller

    VP of Product Management, SAP Canada
     
    How Cloud Analytics uses Gravity to Attract Data and Users

    SAP BusinessObjects Cloud is a new generation of SaaS cloud analytics built natively on the SAP Cloud Platform that provides BI, planning and predictive analytics to all users in one service. Via browser, mobile or the breathtaking experience of the Digital Boardroom, you can wrangle and interact with virtually any data to forecast outcomes, automate insights, simulate scenarios and ultimately...

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  • Untitled-1_0010_7.1Peter O'Donnell

    Peter O’Donnell

    Lecturer - Analytics, Monash University
     
    What Next for Business Intelligence? Big data Analytics, Hype and all that Jazz.

    How did putting numbers on a screen became sexy? Seems like the work we do as business intelligence professionals has become flavour of the month. The trade and business press is full of glowing case studies of the benefits to be gained from "big data analytics". We are told that being a data scientist is the sexy job for the...

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  • Untitled-2_0004_Allan WIlliams

    Allan Williams

    Manager of Business Intelligence, Manitoba Insurance
     
    Securing your Universe and Data with Data and Business Security Profiles

    Business Objects 4 introduced the concept of Business Security Profiles and Data Security Profiles in the Information Design Tool. This presentation will focus on the improvements introduced in BO4 with respect to restricting access to data when creating queries, displaying data and filters in a Business Security Profile. In addition, demonstrations will be performed illustrating how to restrict connections, controls,...

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  • _0001_Jorgen Rasmussen

    Jorgen Rasmussen

    International BI Architect, Thought Leader & Speaker
     
    How to Make SAP BusinessObjectsMake Coffee: Delivering Engaging Analytical Apps with Bespoke Visualization

    Real-time simulation, value driver trees, interactive dashboard widgets, network diagrams, you name it. In the era of Apps, there is more to the analytical user experience than a collection of static bar charts. Users expect Apps with bespoke visualizations offering real insight that works equally well on phones, tablets and desktops. All this while being responsive and delivered at reduced...

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Webcast: Driving a Culture of Analytics — Tool Selection, BI/IT Alignment & User Adoption Strategies

Register Now 2:00 PM ET, Wednesday, June 28 Gabe Orthous - Analytics Strategist Consultant, National Initiatives, Himformatics Healthcare Analytics is a huge factor in today's transformation towards Value-Based Care. The power of data is instrumental for making actionable decisions to improve both healthcare and financial outcomes. Join this webcast to learn how your company can drive results with effective front-end strategies that optimize user adoption and support a culture of analytics including:

 
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How the NHL is successfully combating the shift in consumer expectations

Business Intelligence is changing the game – literally and figuratively. For sports fans, consumer expectations have jumped to a brand new level of expectation. How they personally view, interact, and experience sought after information from their favorite teams should now be fully customized to their preferences, consistently up to date and in real-time, and fully accessible around the clock (to name just a few of their anticipated demands).    

 
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  • powlas

    "The analytics ecosystem is a true community and the value of this event is all about networking and benchmarking yourself with your peers."

    Tammy Powlas - Senior Business Analyst at Fairfax Water & SAP Mentor
     
  • Jamie

    "The best part about this conference is that it’s a one-stop shop for anyone who works with SAP Analytic tools. You’ve got your training, your old & new friends, and all the info you need to get the most out of your current investment and what you may want to invest in next."

    Jamie Oswald - Data Analytics & Engineering, MTS
     
  • Sue

    "BI + Analytics Conference provided me with a deeper understanding of how other companies approach analytics and use BI tools. I took home key nuggets from every session I attended. As someone from the business side (vs. IT), the conference provided me with a chance to network with others from many different types of companies to learn best practices in Business Intelligence."

    Sue Klingaman - Director of Pools Administration & Special Projects, CROPP Cooperative/Organic Valley
     
  • _0008_Tammy Datri

    "This year’s conference offers a broad and diverse set of offerings that will be of value to everyone in the SAP BusinessObjects community. The content spans a variety of business verticals across multiple job roles within organizations and includes relevant content for all customers independent of the back end source system(s)."

    Tammy Datri - PMP - Application Manager, Practical Administration Solutions
     
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    "The Eventful Conferences experience is highly personalized and drives value for everyone in attendance."

    Ambrosia Vertesi - VP People, Duo Security
     
 
 

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Transforming NHL Fan Engagement with SAP HANA Has Turned Occasional Customers Into Die-Hard Fans

The NHL has been turning occasional customers into die-hard fans by offering customized access to game statistics at lightning speed SAP HANA. By really understanding the needs of fans, teams and business departments, they have been able to re-invent how hockey statistics are presented. The NHL integrated its team and player ice hockey statistics into the HANA database in order to give its fans powerful tools that enable customization of the NHL.com stats section. HANA provides real-time calculations of the millions of data points and delivers results within seconds. With a focus on contextualization, the SAP design team provided the NHL the visual specifications for a re-launch of its statistics sections on all digital platforms. Since the re-launch, the NHL’s fan engagement has increased significantly as evidenced by +25% visitor traffic and +40% time on site.

Act on Insights to Drive Your Digital Business Forward

Data has become the untapped, strategic asset of today’s enterprise. Organizations which harvest the value of data repeatedly outperform the competition by leveraging live insights that drive immediate action and differentiated outcomes. Join Mike Flannagan, Senior Vice President Product Strategy, SAP Analytics, as he shares SAP’s vision for the digital enterprise and demonstrates how organizations are staying ahead by leveraging advances in business intelligence, planning, and predictive modeling — creating a hybrid, flexible landscape to gain unprecedented insights into their business.

Operationalizing Analytics in the Royal Canadian Navy: An Unexpected Journey

For over a decade the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) has invested in digitizing and integrating business processes in ERP Systems. In 2013, Vice Admiral Ron Lloyd, then the Deputy Commander of the RCN and since June 2016 the Commander, set the course to operationalize an analytics capability that would benefit every decision maker in the enterprise. Profits would be measured by increased readiness. As a constraint, the RCN would leverage the enterprise tools available and would not make any investments in hardware or software. Instead all expenditures would be focused on change management, content production and user adoption. It was known that technology would not be the problem. What was unexpected was the amount of time and executive engagement that would be needed to drive change. This is the story of the RCN’s experience from both the point of view of the executive champion and the program manager.

Governing a Single Source of Analytics Truth at Crocs

From their SAP go-live in 2015, the BI team at Crocs knew that they wanted to avoid the IT vs. Business divide that plagues many organizations. This session will present some of the key tools and practices used at Crocs to deploy their governed BI & Analytics solution: from go-live & stabilization up to the lofty goal of governed self-service. Come hear how Crocs is able to make better decisions, faster!

How Cloud Analytics uses Gravity to Attract Data and Users

SAP BusinessObjects Cloud is a new generation of SaaS cloud analytics built natively on the SAP Cloud Platform that provides BI, planning and predictive analytics to all users in one service. Via browser, mobile or the breathtaking experience of the Digital Boardroom, you can wrangle and interact with virtually any data to forecast outcomes, automate insights, simulate scenarios and ultimately make better fact-based decisions before taking action. In this session, we will explore this new exciting landscape and how your business can get there.

What Next for Business Intelligence? Big data Analytics, Hype and all that Jazz.

How did putting numbers on a screen became sexy? Seems like the work we do as business intelligence professionals has become flavour of the month. The trade and business press is full of glowing case studies of the benefits to be gained from "big data analytics". We are told that being a data scientist is the sexy job for the 21st century. What does this mean for us? Is business intelligence undergoing a major change? What are the drivers of the changes that are happening? This presentation will explore the future of our profession. Drawing on a a content analysis of the current job market, vendor offerings, and innovation theory, it will create a picture of the current and future state of the industry. An examination of the past will reveal innovation cycles that can help understand the “buzz” that currently is associated with our field. Reflecting of the main drivers of cycles - technology, business needs, the vendor market and industry analysts - provides some insight into what might be about to happen. The presentation will conclude with some warnings about how best to ride the “wave” of change that we are currently experiencing, and a warning not to get caught out with expectations and promises that can be hard to meet.

Securing your Universe and Data with Data and Business Security Profiles

Business Objects 4 introduced the concept of Business Security Profiles and Data Security Profiles in the Information Design Tool. This presentation will focus on the improvements introduced in BO4 with respect to restricting access to data when creating queries, displaying data and filters in a Business Security Profile. In addition, demonstrations will be performed illustrating how to restrict connections, controls, SQL, tables and rows using Data Security Profiles.

How to Make SAP BusinessObjectsMake Coffee: Delivering Engaging Analytical Apps with Bespoke Visualization

Real-time simulation, value driver trees, interactive dashboard widgets, network diagrams, you name it. In the era of Apps, there is more to the analytical user experience than a collection of static bar charts. Users expect Apps with bespoke visualizations offering real insight that works equally well on phones, tablets and desktops. All this while being responsive and delivered at reduced timelines and budgets. Delivering engaging Analytical Apps and interactive dashboards that users love offers great value creation opportunities for existing as well as new BI investments. Such projects have however often disappointed by not meeting users’ expectations or performing poorly. The great news is that with the right approach and mindset, you can deliver high performance Analytical Apps with any visualization you can imagine using the BusinessObjects tools that you probably already have and with less effort than you probably imagined. BusinessObjects still can’t make you a coffee but apart from that, there isn’t much you can’t do. Join this interactive session to learn about cross platform analytical App design and see real-life live demo of sophisticated Analytical Apps such as interactive value driver trees with real-time simulation and dashboard widgets realized using SAP Design Studio/Lumira and the SDK.

Venue

Music City Center, Nashville, TN
201 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203
Phone: (615) 401-1400
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