BI + Analytics Conference

BI+A, The Business Intelligence and Analytics Conference (formerly known as SABOC), 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.

 

 

First Speakers Announced!

 
  • Robert

    Robert Shoemake

    BI Analytics Specialist, American Red Cross
     
    American Red Cross’ Journey from Xcelsius to Design Studio

    In this session, you will learn how the American Red Cross transitioned from a static reporting environment to a highly interactive SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio based BI applications and dashboards.  The transition helped with the user adoption of the SAP BI tools by creating a positive impact among the user community. Learn about the approach taken by the American Red...

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  • Jeff Young

    Jeffrey Young

    Decision Support Manager, University of Utah Healthcare
     
    Pushing WEBI to the Limit: Real World Implementation

    How do we get meaningful information to people at the correct time for them to process and use that information?  At the University of Utah we have used WEBI to convey data from simple accounting reports to complex statistical reporting with predictive analytics.  Using WEBI’s capabilities as an enterprise-wide reporting tool, we have done everything from embedding reports in our...

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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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  • Ingo

    Ingo Hilgefort

    VP Product Management, Visual BI
     
    Hands on Session: SAP Lumira Designer 2.0 for Beginners

    SAP Lumira Designer 2.0 is SAP’s new flagship product for the creation of dashboards and custom analytical applications. This hands-on workshop is a series of activities focused on SAP Lumira Designer 2.0 in combination with SAP BW and SAP HANA. In this beginner session, you will learn to use the different components in SAP Lumira Designer and how to get...

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    Charles Reeves, Jr.

    Business Intelligence Reporting & Analytics Manager, Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
     
    Providing IOT analytics with SAP Business Objects

    Hear how graphic packaging provides the capability for continuous packing equipment performance reporting. This data enables Graphic Packaging International’s customers to target areas of deficiency and develop corrective action that is sustainable over extended periods of time. The analytics will help reduce equipment downtime and increase efficiency. In this presentation I will share how we succeeded in our analytical program.

     
  • _0001_Jorgen Rasmussen

    Jorgen Rasmussen

    Senior Solution Architect and Software Developer, Dolphin Dynamics Ltd (Australia)
     
    How to Make SAP BusinessObjects Make 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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    Jacob Stark

    Director, SAP BusinessObjects Cloud Product Management, SAP
     
    Best Practices for Making Gorgeous Stories with SAP BusinessObjects Cloud

    If you’re into data visualization and want to gain a deep understanding of what’s possible with SAP BusinessObjects Cloud, then this session is for you. Join SAP’s Data Visualization Product Manager for a highly interactive session as we share visualization best practices and then take your input to transform a truly awful report into a well-designed, pixel-perfect, interactive story using...

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  • _0002_jai_Prakash

    Jai Prakash

    Manager - Data Governance and BI Center of Excellence, Mead Johnson Nutrition
     
    DIY-BI: Data Analysis & Dashboarding with SAP Lumira at Mead Johnson Nutrition

    Data Analysis and good Decision Making are at the core for every team in an organization. Insights from data analysis to help good decision making are communicated best via interactive stories. In this interactive session I will be sharing how DIY-BI is in play successfully at Mead Johnson using SAP Lumira, including: Role of the BI CoE and IT to...

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  • _0000_Mustafa Mustafa

    Mustafa Mustafa

    Sr. Director, App Dev, Integration, and BI, Ferrara Candy Company
     
    Ferrara Candy Company’s Sweet Journey with SAP BusinessObjects on HANA

    Ferrara Candy Company’s journey of building self-service reporting with BusinessObjects Analysis for Office, Web Intelligence, and Lumira. Discover the ease of usability of SAP BusinessObjects with SAP HANA back-end. How to enable the end user to view those reports and analytics through Microsoft Excel, BI Portal, and mobile devices.

     

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WHY ATTEND THE BI+A CONFERENCE?

BI+A is the ultimate opportunity to connect with the BusinessObjects and Analytics global ecosystems. The movers, shakers, influencers and customer organizations that are hungry for today’s latest solutions and tech will be there.

 
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WHY SPONSOR THE BI+A CONFERENCE?

With a speaker lineup of unparalleled content – researched with a passion and thoroughness not seen anywhere else – plus unique, limited partner opportunities, this is a growing community and ecosystem that you simply must be a part of!

 
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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
     
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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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American Red Cross’ Journey from Xcelsius to Design Studio

In this session, you will learn how the American Red Cross transitioned from a static reporting environment to a highly interactive SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio based BI applications and dashboards.  The transition helped with the user adoption of the SAP BI tools by creating a positive impact among the user community. Learn about the approach taken by the American Red Cross to migrate their existing Xcelcius dashboards and PDF-based static reports to Design Studio applications and cut down on the manual effort required in generating reports.  The session will also provide insights on how to use SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio with SAP BusinessObjects Universe sources. We will also provide a live demo of the Design Studio applications.

Pushing WEBI to the Limit: Real World Implementation

How do we get meaningful information to people at the correct time for them to process and use that information?  At the University of Utah we have used WEBI to convey data from simple accounting reports to complex statistical reporting with predictive analytics.  Using WEBI’s capabilities as an enterprise-wide reporting tool, we have done everything from embedding reports in our electronic medical record to bursting reports to user’s emails, from building patient-facing progress reports to creating self-service analytics.

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!

Hands on Session: SAP Lumira Designer 2.0 for Beginners

SAP Lumira Designer 2.0 is SAP’s new flagship product for the creation of dashboards and custom analytical applications. This hands-on workshop is a series of activities focused on SAP Lumira Designer 2.0 in combination with SAP BW and SAP HANA. In this beginner session, you will learn to use the different components in SAP Lumira Designer and how to get started building the first dashboard. The session will provide you with hands-on experience in multiple areas of SAP Lumira Designer 2.0.

How to Make SAP BusinessObjects Make 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.

Best Practices for Making Gorgeous Stories with SAP BusinessObjects Cloud

If you’re into data visualization and want to gain a deep understanding of what’s possible with SAP BusinessObjects Cloud, then this session is for you. Join SAP’s Data Visualization Product Manager for a highly interactive session as we share visualization best practices and then take your input to transform a truly awful report into a well-designed, pixel-perfect, interactive story using SAP BusinessObjects Cloud.

DIY-BI: Data Analysis & Dashboarding with SAP Lumira at Mead Johnson Nutrition

Data Analysis and good Decision Making are at the core for every team in an organization. Insights from data analysis to help good decision making are communicated best via interactive stories. In this interactive session I will be sharing how DIY-BI is in play successfully at Mead Johnson using SAP Lumira, including:

  • Role of the BI CoE and IT to create user adoption for Lumira.
  • Demo of DIY data analysis models and dashboards built by business users in minutes to gain and share powerful insights of their data.
  • Examples of how Lumira is being used to analyze SAP and Non-SAP data to save $ millions in expenses.
  • How Lumira is being used to for Data Governance, Marketing, Sales, Finance, Spend Analytics. to name a few.
  • Tips & Tricks for the Business to improve their experience with dashboards and data analysis.

Venue

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