BI + Analytics Conference

BI+Analytics Conference (formerly known as SABOC), is a celebration of the people, technology, ideas, and innovations that are powering constant change in the way we live and work.

Imagine for a second, one of these scenarios: giving a presentation on a brand-new idea, sitting with the team evaluating this week’s efficacy, brainstorming with clients to come up with that game-changing strategy, or planning that next big purchase for the department. Many years ago, these may have been decided and completed with very few metrics and limited data. Fast forward to today, where data and immediate strategic insights are imperative to driving real business outcomes and making nearly every decision.

Developing a BI and analytics strategy equipped with powerful capabilities like speed, reporting and insight driven visualizations can provide your business with the strategic edge to succeed.

BI+Analytics 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 @EventfulConfs on Instagram.

 

 

First Keynotes Announced!

 
  • Timo Elliott

    Innovation Evangelist, SAP
     
    Disruption Ahead: The Big Trends in BI & Analytics

    This session looks at concrete success stories of how companies like yours are helping users turn business intelligence into real business innovation, including new customer experiences, new business models, and new ways of creating business value. But new opportunities bring new challenges, and today’s business users have different expectations than the past. Join this session to hear the concrete steps...

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  • Jack Levis

    Senior Director of Industrial Engineering, UPS
     
    The Road to Optimization

    Turning data into a business advantage through optimization is the goal of most organizations. The ever growing availability of data, along with expanding computing power and tools, opens the door to businesses gaining competitive advantage through analytical processes and skill. For UPS, process reengineering, data management, and advanced analytics are core to performance improvement. Jack Levis, Senior Director of Industrial...

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  • David Roberts

    Director, Corporate Financial Planning + Analysis/ VP, Platform Solutions, Under Armour
     
    Cater to the Audience of One:

    The greatest challenge in building a cohesive, enterprise-wide analytics roadmap is perspective. Many organizations have built roadmaps from the perspective of the executive, or the operational needs of the workforce. Hear a real-life case study about an organization that turned every employee into an analyst, equipped the team with intuitive solutions for gaining their own insights and produced an analytics...

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  • Matthew Luhn

    Writer, Story Consultant and Keynote Speaker, Pixar
     
    Big Data & Storytelling

    Big data is changing everything from content development to culture itself. Matthew Luhn, a 20 year Pixar story veteran will share how big data is being used to create great stories and characters in films like Toy Story 3, Inside Out and beyond. Matthew’s experience and insight will empower and inspire publishers, advertisers and innovators on how to forge stronger,...

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Who Attended

The BI + Analytics Conference brings together a community of users, experts and thought-leaders leveraging SAP BusinessObjects and SAP BI business solutions to drive insights and decisions within their organizations. Attendees have responsibility in leading their company's analytics, reporting, data and BI tools and join us from a variety industries including healthcare, energy, consumer products and more.

 
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The Verdict is In: Top 10 Reasons to Attend BI + Analytics

  Debating whether or not to attend the BI + Analytics Conference in Nashville, August 7 - 9? Well, debate no more. We’ve whittled down our long list of reasons to present to you the top justifications on why you need to register, today!

 
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  • "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
     
  • "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
     
  • "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
     
  • "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
     
  • "The Eventful Conferences experience is highly personalized and drives value for everyone in attendance."

    Ambrosia Vertesi - VP People, Duo Security
     
 
 

Thanks To Last Years Sponsors

 
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    Eventful Conferences
     
    Produced by
     
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    Apos
     
    Gold Sponsor
     
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    Protiviti
     
    Gold Sponsor
     
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    GB & Smith
     
    Gold Sponsor
     
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    King Fisher
     
    Gold Sponsor
     
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    ASUG
     
    Supported by
     
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    SAP
     
    Supported by
     

Disruption Ahead: The Big Trends in BI & Analytics

This session looks at concrete success stories of how companies like yours are helping users turn business intelligence into real business innovation, including new customer experiences, new business models, and new ways of creating business value. But new opportunities bring new challenges, and today’s business users have different expectations than the past. Join this session to hear the concrete steps you can take to bring traditional business intelligence into the modern age, including “modern” self-service BI and data preparation, predictive analytics, and the rise of the Hadoop/Spark ecosystem.

The Road to Optimization

Turning data into a business advantage through optimization is the goal of most organizations. The ever growing availability of data, along with expanding computing power and tools, opens the door to businesses gaining competitive advantage through analytical processes and skill. For UPS, process reengineering, data management, and advanced analytics are core to performance improvement. Jack Levis, Senior Director of Industrial Engineering at UPS, will share his experiences and best practices to compete with analytics, requiring organizational support in the form of data, tools, and senior management commitment. Analytics takes the general forms of:

  • Descriptive analytics - Analysis of historical data
  • Predictive analytics - Prediction of probabilities of future trends
  • Prescriptive analytics - Evaluate new ways to operate
UPS has gone through a long evolution in moving up this analytical hierarchy which required organizational commitment and significant process change.  While many lessons were learned along the way, the end result has been reduced cost, improved service to customers, and a data driven architecture for the future. UPS has seen a reduction of 185 million miles driven per year by integrating Analytics within its operations’ systems.  Its award winning dispatch optimization tool ORION (On Road Integrated Optimization and Navigation) completed deployment in 2016 and is saving $300M to $400M annually. This presentation will show how UPS built upon a culture of engineering and quantitative analysis.  Those core competencies are the foundation of systems reengineering efforts that use advanced analytics and location information.  Examples of the changed processes will be presented as well as lessons learned from the journey.

Cater to the Audience of One:

The greatest challenge in building a cohesive, enterprise-wide analytics roadmap is perspective. Many organizations have built roadmaps from the perspective of the executive, or the operational needs of the workforce. Hear a real-life case study about an organization that turned every employee into an analyst, equipped the team with intuitive solutions for gaining their own insights and produced an analytics platform that serves every area of the value chain (Supply Chain, Logistics, Marketing, Sales and Backoffice) - all in the cloud. Solutions covered include SAP Digital Boardroom, SAP Cloud for BusinessObjects, SAP BW/4 HANA and S/4 HANA - to name a few.

Big Data & Storytelling

Big data is changing everything from content development to culture itself. Matthew Luhn, a 20 year Pixar story veteran will share how big data is being used to create great stories and characters in films like Toy Story 3, Inside Out and beyond. Matthew’s experience and insight will empower and inspire publishers, advertisers and innovators on how to forge stronger, more meaningful connections with consumers.

Venue

Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach, California
21500 Pacific Coast Hwy Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Phone: (714) 698-1234
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