First Keynote Speakers Announced!

Timo Elliot

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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