UPCOMING EVENTS

Business Intelligence / Analytics / Big Data Strategies: Chicago

 

Strategies to help leverage full value from your design and implementation of an effective Business Intelligence framework.

 

November 28, 2018

 

9:00am-5:00pm

 

7 CPE / 0.7 CEU / CISSP / 7 PDU Credits Awarded

 

Conference location: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center Rosemont (O’Hare) Illinois


Overview

 

Data is the lifeblood of every business, but to empower the organization, it needs to be used carefully and strategically. How can IT leverage BI initiatives to become a stronger partner and ally to business units? What pitfalls should be avoided?


What You Will Learn

 

In this one day conference attendees will learn:

  • Digital Transformation : How to Align your Data Strategy with Business Strategy
  • Strategic Roadmap for BI and Analytics
  • The Vision of a Data Marketplace
  • An Implementers View of the Gartner Magic Quad for BI
  • Data Science, AI & Machine Learning: How to Break Through the Hype
  • Striking a Balance: The role of Data Governance in the era of Self-Service Analytics
  • KPIs, Performance & Execution: Building and Sustaining an Effective Data and Analytics Strategy

 

Conference Price: $289.00 per person

 

Each attendee will receive a certificate awarding 7 CPE credits for CISSP continuing education, in addition to 0.7 CEUs and 7 PDUs. CISSP is a registered certification mark of (ISC)², Inc.



Conference Program


8:00am – 9:00am: Registration and Continental Breakfast


9:00am-9:50am: Digital Transformation : How to Align your Data Strategy with Business Strategy

 

Jeff Chien, Senior Manager, RCG Global Services

 

Enterprise IT has a great opportunity to for align their initiatives with business objectives to drive business growth.

 

In this session attendees will learn how to:

  • How they should think BI/Analytics in the context of Digital Transformation
  • Understand and influence the key ingredients of innovation
  • Apply innovation into strategy based on business objectives
  • Involve key elements of business strategy with various influencers and stakeholders
  • Align enterprise IT data strategy to business strategy

 


9:50am -10:20am: Refreshment Break


10:20am-11:10am: Strategic Roadmap for BI and Analytics

 

Jeremy Gruenwald, Senior Architect, Centric Consulting
Sean Neben, Senior Architect, Centric Consulting

 

The goals of most Data and Analytics Strategy and Roadmap efforts are to illustrate the possible, generate actionable designs and plans, and perhaps most importantly get budget and approval to execute plans. Learn the elements of a successful Data and Analytics Strategy and Roadmap that gets you pragmatic and actionable plans, buy-in from key stakeholders, budget approval, and political backing.

 

What you will learn:

  • Working at the intersection of business and technology
  • Creating the solution that is right for YOU. There is no one best solution
  • Using ecosystem thinking (people, process, technology) to create a holistic solution
  • Leveraging reference architectures and guiding principles to go faster
  • Designing fit-for-purpose solutions, not picking a tool
  • Thinking big, and starting smart
  • Achieving speed-to-value
  • Getting to “Go”
  • Governance
  • Vendor selection – many good options, including blended solutions
  • Creating a Strategy, and a Roadmap

 

 

         
Gruenwald     Neben


11:10am-12:00pm: The Vision of a Data Marketplace

 

Doug Ellis, Director of Worldwide Presales, Datawatch

 

Today’s companies strive to increase productivity & customer satisfaction all while reducing costs & inventory. Amazon, SFDC, Walmart, Apple, have all been wildly successful in their defined directions. One thing they have in common is a digital marketplace. Yet within most companies, data is growing so fast that the pipeline of information is clogged and no one knows what data to trust. Data inventories are growing and analysts are frustrated. We spend 80+% of our time looking for, preparing and, unfortunately, duplicating data at a staggering rate.

 

It is time to apply the same marketplace practices on data as we do to the business. The vision of a Data Marketplace, where we acquire, prepare & manage data, apply AI & predictive models, and offer a single location where all consumer can access curated data with all associated documents (reports, dashboards, simulations, etc.). All this is right around the corner. It is time to offer your analysts, executives and consumers of data, a collaborative & social approach to business insights.

 


Ellis


12:00pm – 1:00pm Luncheon


1:00pm-1:50pm: An Implementers View of the Gartner Magic Quad for BI

 

Greg Woodard, Principal, Solve

 

For the past 5 years, if you have reviewed the Gartner Magic Quad for BI, there has been a lot of movement with all of the technologies. The one consistent during that time is that the upper right quadrant is composed of Qlik, Microsoft and Tableau. Greg Woodard, one of the Principals at Solve will walk you through a deep dive into the three technologies, how they are similar, how they are different, and what you can expect when implementing these solutions…

 


Woodard


1:50pm – 2:40pm: Data Science, AI & Machine Learning: How to Break Through the Hype

 

Konrad Konarski, AI and IoT Practice Lead, V-Soft

 

Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence promise to be game changers but can also be overwhelming.

 

In this session attendees will learn:

  • An understanding of the strategies and technologies in this space
  • How to successfully deploy these technologies
  • The real business value of these technologies

 


2:40pm – 3:10pm: Refreshment Break


3:10pm-4:00pm: Striking a Balance: The role of Data Governance in the era of Self-Service Analytics

 

Thomas Parkinson, Co-founder, Peapod
Jim Ingle, Executive Vice President, Messina Group

 

A major challenge facing IT leaders today is finding the right balance between self-service analytics and data governance. How do you provide the agility and freedom the business demands without sacrificing data quality and integrity? What roles do critical decisions about architecture, strategy, change management and business acumen play in the success of a transformation initiative?

 

Thomas Parkinson shares how Peapod, an early adopter of agile culture, progressed from data anarchy to a well-governed, yet democratized Analytics platform in the cloud.

 

  • Arbitrating disagreements between business functions. – The value of a single source of truth for your most important metrics
  • Governance Strategies – What to apply to gain maximum benefit, without becoming heavy handed
  • Adoption strategies for the end-user
  • How to serve the Data Analyst – A sandbox with rules of engagement
  • Too much of a good thing – The negative consequences of digital transformation – Learn to spot the red flags

 

 

     
Ingle           Parkinson


4:00pm-5:00pm: KPIs, Performance & Execution: Building and Sustaining an Effective Data and Analytics Strategy

 

Moderator:
Jeff Chien, Senior Manager, RCG Global Services
Panelists:
David Floress, Business Intelligence IT Lead, USG
Chris E. Stout, PhD, Vice President, Department of Clinical Research and Data Analytics, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
Dave Abatangelo, Director, Business Intelligence, EVRAZ North America
Paul Eichamer, Director, Financial Planning and Analysis, CNA Insurance
Srini Vokkarane, Sr. Data Scientist Lead, Navistar
Dave Hoffenberg, Senior Director, Platform Analytics, Conversant
and other BI/Analytics leaders from enterprise organizations

 

In this panel discussion, attendees will learn from seasoned BI/Analytics leaders as to how they are executing and proving the value of their BI/Analytics strategies.

 

                     
Floress     Abatangelo     Stout      Vokkarane     Hoffenberg


Conference Price: $289.00 per person

 

Each attendee will receive a certificate awarding 7 CPE credits for CISSP continuing education, in addition to 0.7 CEUs and 7 PDUs. CISSP is a registered certification mark of (ISC)², Inc.

 

Exhibits

As is always the case at CAMP IT Conferences events, the talks will not include product presentations.  During the continental breakfast, coffee breaks, and the luncheon break you will have the opportunity to informally meet representatives from the following sponsoring companies, who have solutions in the area of the conference.

 


CONFERENCE CO-SPONSORS