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Data Visualization and Dashboards with SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Analytics Cloud Analytics Designer

Mon · 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Ingo Hilgefort - Global Product Evangelist, SAP
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Mon, Mar 9, 2020 · 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Data Visualization and Dashboards with SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Analytics Cloud Analytics Designer

This hands-on workshop will provide customers with an overview on SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Analytics Cloud, analytics designer. Attendees will learn which role the technologies can play as part of their overall SAP landscape and how they can integrate with their existing on-premise and cloud-based data sources. You will have the opportunity to directly work with SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Analytics Cloud, analytics designer in combination with SAP BW and SAP HANA and create live a variety of dashboards.

Attendees will learn:

  • How to integrate SAP Cloud Analytics and SAP Analytics Cloud app building into their existing SAP landscape

  • How to leverage on-premise and cloud-based data sources

  • How to use SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Analytics Cloud app building to create compelling visual stories on-premise and in the cloud

  • How to use advanced options in SAP Analytics Cloud


Key session takeaways:

  • Hear about SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Analytics Cloud, analytics designer.

  • Learn how to integrate SAP Analytics Cloud into your existing SAP landscape.

  • Experience the products live with hands-on exercises.

Pre-Conference Seminars
  • Ingo Hilgefort
    Global Product Evangelist, SAP
Pre-Conference Seminars

How to Deliver Self-Service Reporting with SAP BI 4.3

Mon · 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Gregory Botticchio - Director, Product Management, SAP Pascal Gaulin - Analytics Product Expert, SAP
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Mon, Mar 9, 2020 · 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

How to Deliver Self-Service Reporting with SAP BI 4.3

Learn how you will deliver self-service reporting for your end users by leveraging some of the innovations delivered into the future SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence 4.3. You will manipulate the new “WebI Data Model” concept in order to prepare a clean dataset that you will be able to schedule for your end users. Once received, you will learn how to use the new Web Intelligence interface to build a dashboard on top of this “WebI Data Model.”

Key session takeaways:

  • Discover SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence 4.3.

  • Learn the new Web Intelligence interface.

  • Manipulate the concept of “WebI Data Model.”

Pre-Conference Seminars
  • Gregory Botticchio
    Director, Product Management, SAP
  • Pascal Gaulin
    Analytics Product Expert, SAP
Pre-Conference Seminars

Augmented Analytics and SAP Analytics Cloud

Mon · 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Federico Rosenhain - Data and Analytics Specialist, SAP
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Mon, Mar 9, 2020 · 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Augmented Analytics and SAP Analytics Cloud

SAP Analytics Cloud’s machine learning technology augments the analytics process, helping you go from insight to action in a fraction of the time. Automated technology enables you to avoid agenda-driven and biased decision-making by revealing the story of what drives your business.

Key session takeaways:

  • New analytics innovation

  • Machine learning as a key player for analytics

  • The data citizen as the main character for the future

Pre-Conference Seminars
  • Federico Rosenhain
    Data and Analytics Specialist, SAP
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
Networking

Business, Banter, and Beer: Networking with Your Peers

Mon · 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
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Expand your network and make meaningful connections with professionals who can help you solve business challenges at our speed-networking event. Pre-registration is required ahead of time, and it’s very easy! When you register, click “Yes” when asked if you are interested in participating in the speed-networking event.* If you have already registered for the conference, please email mike.hamm@eventfulconferences.com to sign up.

*Registration spaces for speed networking are limited on a first-come, first-served basis.
5:45 PM - 7:00 PM
Networking

Welcome Reception

Mon · 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM
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Join us for an informal networking reception to kick off the BI+Analytics Conference.
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Breakfast and Exhibition Viewing
8:00 AM - 9:40 AM
Keynotes
Keynote

Opening Remarks

Tue · 8:00 AM - 8:15 AM
Geoff Scott - CEO, ASUG
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Tue, Mar 10, 2020 · 8:00 AM - 8:15 AM

Opening Remarks

Join us as we kick off the annual BI+Analytics Conference and explore some of the trends and topics of interest for this network.
Keynote

Conference Welcome: Meet the Emcee

Tue · 8:35 AM - 9:05 AM
Heather (Sinkwitz) Hill - Business Intelligence Manager, Mobile Mini
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Tue, Mar 10, 2020 · 8:35 AM - 9:05 AM

Conference Welcome: Meet the Emcee

Meet our conference emcee Heather (Sinkwitz) Hill, business intelligence manager at Mobile Mini. Heather has been an integral part of the BI+Analytics Conference advisory committee, has been a speaker at various analytics-focused events, and is a leader and influencer in the business intelligence space. She has a track record of leading teams to build innovative business intelligence solutions. She is passionate about creating user adoption, business involvement, and sustainable processes.
Keynote
  • Heather (Sinkwitz) Hill
    Business Intelligence Manager, Mobile Mini
Keynote

Steer Executive Decision-Making with Digital Data Insights

Tue · 9:10 AM - 9:40 AM
Stephanie Turner - Manager, Senior Systems Engineer, Honda R&D Americas, Inc.
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Tue, Mar 10, 2020 · 9:10 AM - 9:40 AM

Steer Executive Decision-Making with Digital Data Insights

With Honda Research and Development’s focus on expanding people’s dreams and potential, the need for internal and external data visibility and analysis is paramount. In this keynote, Honda R&D Americas will articulate how it has transformed to achieve the digital-data vision. Honda R&D has focused on data to shift its business culture, resulting in a single version of the truth, companywide transparency, open collaboration up to the executive level, self-service reporting, and integrated business processes. Its agile data science and analytics team is driving the growth of a digitally enabled business through the development of SAP HANA, SAP Analytics Cloud, and the SAP Digital Boardroom. The organization is continuously driving towards total transparency with a real-time view of organizational health by providing instant data-driven insights, with the capability to drill down to line-item data to address ad-hoc questions. Honda R&D is focused on standardization, simplification, automation, and advanced analytical capabilities to improved agile decision-making. By simplifying the boardroom process and providing visibility into a consolidated status summary of corporate metrics, Honda R&D has turned data into actionable insights to achieve significant organizational efficiencies.

Key session takeaways: 

  • Transforming your business to achieve a digital data vision.

  • Shift your business culture while transforming and enhancing your vision.

  • Achieve a simplified boardroom process by providing visibility into consolidated corporate metrics through a platform such as SAP Digital Boardroom.

Keynote
  • Stephanie Turner
    Manager, Senior Systems Engineer, Honda R&D Americas, Inc.

Tue · TBC
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM
Track Sessions
Track 1: BI and Analytics Strategy

VELUX Data and Analytics Modernization Journey

Tue · 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM
Andreas Madsen - Senior Data and Analytics Partner, VELUX A/S
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Tue, Mar 10, 2020 · 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

VELUX Data and Analytics Modernization Journey

Learn how VELUX modernized its data and analytics landscape by introducing an Azure Data Lake, going greenfield with the SAP BW/4HANA solution in the cloud, and empowering the business with self-services through the SAP Analytics Cloud solution. Hear about VELUX's early experiences using the SAP Data Warehouse Cloud solution as an enabler for self-service data modeling in its business.

Key session takeaways:

  • Empowering data and analytics in the business

  • Democratizing data in a governed setup

  • VELUX accelerated analytics model

Track 1: BI and Analytics Strategy
  • Andreas Madsen
    Senior Data and Analytics Partner, VELUX A/S
Track 2: Storytelling with Data Visualization

Using Value Driver Trees for Visual Planning

Tue · 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM
Ingo Hilgefort - Global Product Evangelist, SAP
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Tue, Mar 10, 2020 · 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Using Value Driver Trees for Visual Planning

A value driver tree can help you as part of your overall planning approach to link your key business values to a set of drivers and provide your users with a simple-to-use approach for planning, as well as the ability to see all key business values and dependencies in a single visualization. In addition, a value driver tree can be a great tool for simulation purposes outside of your regular planning process, providing your users an easy option for a what-if scenario. In this session people will learn more about the value driver tree in SAP Analytics Cloud and which option you as a customer have the opportunity to leverage with the value driver tree in your next project.

Key session takeaways: 

  • See an overview on the value driver tree in SAP Analytics Cloud.

  • Learn about the ability to use a value driver tree for visual planning scenarios.

  • Gain the option to use a value driver tree for simulation scenarios.

Track 2: Storytelling with Data Visualization
  • Ingo Hilgefort
    Global Product Evangelist, SAP
Track 3: Agile Methodology and Managing Change

Becoming Agile at Mobile Mini: A Business Intelligence Team’s Transformation Story

Tue · 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM
John Clapper - Business Intelligence Analyst, Mobile Mini
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Tue, Mar 10, 2020 · 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Becoming Agile at Mobile Mini: A Business Intelligence Team’s Transformation Story

Learn about Mobile Mini’s (MMI) business intelligence team’s story of going from a traditional approach processing requests to an Agile methodology. MMI will share its process, lessons learned, and the next steps.

The Beginning:

  • Volatile process with many requests

  • Siloed work environment: A lot of work on low-value, highly complex tasks

  • Lack of communication between team members and customers

  • Lack of ownership within the team and customers


The Transformation:

  • Started Scrum ceremonies (bi-weekly sprint, planning meeting, customer meeting)

  • Mixed in Kanban for support and bug fixes

  • Identified key stakeholders and included them in the process


The Happy Ever After (with the implementation of Agile):

  • The team is more collaborative and better connected.

  • The process was stabilized and predictable.

  • The team and customers now own their parts of the process.

  • The team has a higher throughput of tasks.


Key session takeaways:

  • Agile is a process not a switch

  • Benefits of adapting Agile

  • Lessons learned going through the process

Track 3: Agile Methodology and Managing Change
  • John Clapper
    Business Intelligence Analyst, Mobile Mini
Track 4: Hands-On Learning

Leverage Your Investment in SAP BusinessObjects with SAP Analytics Cloud

Tue · 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Gregory Botticchio - Director, Product Management, SAP Pascal Gaulin - Analytics Product Expert, SAP
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Tue, Mar 10, 2020 · 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Leverage Your Investment in SAP BusinessObjects with SAP Analytics Cloud

Learn how the SAP Analytics Cloud solution leverages SAP concepts by reusing existing on-premise investments. Experience how to foster the adoption of SAP Analytics Cloud in your company with Live Data Connection. Discover how to deploy and configure Live Data Connection to access and query SAP BusinessObjects solutions from SAP Analytics Cloud. The resulting data set can be leveraged and used within SAP Analytics Cloud to create new stories.

Key session takeaways:

  • Leverage SAP BusinessObjects with SAP Analytics Cloud.

  • Learn how to enable hybrid scenario.

  • Discover SAP Analytics Cloud Live Data Connect for universes.

Track 4: Hands-On Learning
  • Gregory Botticchio
    Director, Product Management, SAP
  • Pascal Gaulin
    Analytics Product Expert, SAP
11:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Track 1: BI and Analytics Strategy

SAP Analytics Cloud: Neugebauer Chocolate Blended X-Data with O-Data to Better Understand the Customer Experience

Tue · 11:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Bruno Heissler - SAP Analytics Team Leader, ITS Group Norton Domingues - IT Coordinator, Neugebauer Chocolate
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Tue, Mar 10, 2020 · 11:20 AM - 12:00 PM

SAP Analytics Cloud: Neugebauer Chocolate Blended X-Data with O-Data to Better Understand the Customer Experience

Collecting customer experience data is challenging and very valuable for companies to better understand customers' perception of their brand and products/services. Traditional analysis through operational reporting makes it difficult to view trends, apply predictive analytics, and manage customer experience data. Using SAP Analytics Cloud, SAP Cloud Platform, and main statistical language (R language), understand how a chocolate company in Brazil combined operational data (O-data) with experience data (X-data), generating smart insights through the augmented analytics approach. Customer profile data, combined with satisfaction survey, can drive a production line to optimize results. This information allows for measuring customer satisfaction and loyalty through the net promoter score (NPS) KPI. Through the R language, you can view the most relevant opinions of the services consumed by customers. All information shared by users about the company or products is collected and interpreted through a Twitter API integration, allowing for a multifaceted analysis (operational, experience, social networks). This analytics solution—combining augmented analytics concepts and the combination of X-data with O-data—enabled the company to view its business from a new perspective, improving their internal processes and increasing the level of customer satisfaction.

Key session takeaways:

  • Generate business insights with an augmented analytics approach.

  • Leverage data to enhance customer experience.

  • Learn how to use SAP Analytics Cloud to combine X-data with O-data.

Track 1: BI and Analytics Strategy
  • Bruno Heissler
    SAP Analytics Team Leader, ITS Group
  • Norton Domingues
    IT Coordinator, Neugebauer Chocolate
Track 2: Storytelling with Data Visualization

Delivering Actionable Insights Via Delightful Dashboards While Maximizing SAP BI at Medtronic

Tue · 11:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Chitrang Dave - IT Director, Medtronic Shyam Kompalli - Senior Principal IT Business Systems Analyst, Medtronic
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Tue, Mar 10, 2020 · 11:20 AM - 12:00 PM

Delivering Actionable Insights Via Delightful Dashboards While Maximizing SAP BI at Medtronic

This is a case study about an initiative to deliver the right actionable information to the appropriate stakeholders in the organization to enable data-driven actions. Our field sales employees and sales leadership already had access to standard timely reporting of key sales metrics. However, we wanted to deliver actionable insights to the appropriate levels of the organization in a format that was easy to consume instead of one-off dashboards for each business.

We approached the project from an end-user perspective and took a persona-based approach to determining a baseline of metrics that are relevant for each persona and the most likely consumption model for each group of users. At the same time, we focused on identifying those metrics that truly drive action and decisions in the field and for our leaders. We also leveraged standard features in SAP BusinessObjects BI as much as possible. For example, we used the updated charting features, designed for mobile, and created custom OpenDocument calls. This project resulted in increased adoption of analytics by creating targeted metrics and dashboards that focus on driving action and generating value for the business. It is possible to deliver actionable insights by focusing on user behavior and understanding their motivations to determine key metrics and how they consume and act on data. This can ultimately drive increased adoption of analytics in decision-making.

Key session takeaways:

  • Define your actionable insights.

  • Design for use.

  • Leverage all technology features.

Track 2: Storytelling with Data Visualization
  • Chitrang Dave
    IT Director, Medtronic
  • Shyam Kompalli
    Senior Principal IT Business Systems Analyst, Medtronic
Track 3: Agile Methodology and Managing Change

Ferrara’s Sweet Journey to Transition to a Digital Business to Close the Gap Between IT and the Business

Tue · 11:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Mustafa Mustafa - Senior Director of IT, Ferrara Candy Company
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Tue, Mar 10, 2020 · 11:20 AM - 12:00 PM

Ferrara’s Sweet Journey to Transition to a Digital Business to Close the Gap Between IT and the Business

A key challenge in the journey to become one of the largest candy companies in the U.S. is the time to integrate and provide a single view of the customer and product portfolio. Hear Ferrara’s journey to integrate customers and products from a two-year period to the ability to integrate on day one of an acquisition. Learn how leveraging SAP Analytics on SAP HANA Enterprise allows for upmost agility partnered with an IT culture that fosters collaboration.

Key session takeaways:

  • Steps in how to build a culture of collaboration with the business counterparts

  • SAP Analytics on SAP HANA Enterprise capability overview and how it is a paradigm shift moving away from SAP BW

  • A key enabler to collaboration and agility is the right synergy of people, process, and technology

Track 3: Agile Methodology and Managing Change
  • Mustafa Mustafa
    Senior Director of IT, Ferrara Candy Company
Track 4: Hands-On Learning

Leverage Your Investment in SAP BusinessObjects with SAP Analytics Cloud

Tue · 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Gregory Botticchio - Director, Product Management, SAP Pascal Gaulin - Analytics Product Expert, SAP
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Tue, Mar 10, 2020 · 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Leverage Your Investment in SAP BusinessObjects with SAP Analytics Cloud

Learn how the SAP Analytics Cloud solution leverages SAP concepts by reusing existing on-premise investments. Experience how to foster the adoption of SAP Analytics Cloud in your company with Live Data Connection. Discover how to deploy and configure Live Data Connection to access and query SAP BusinessObjects solutions from SAP Analytics Cloud. The resulting data set can be leveraged and used within SAP Analytics Cloud to create new stories.

Key session takeaways:

  • Leverage SAP BusinessObjects with SAP Analytics Cloud.

  • Learn how to enable hybrid scenario.

  • Discover SAP Analytics Cloud Live Data Connect for universes.

Track 4: Hands-On Learning
  • Gregory Botticchio
    Director, Product Management, SAP
  • Pascal Gaulin
    Analytics Product Expert, SAP
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