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
  • How to Develop an ROI for Business Intelligence and Analytics Projects
  • Architecture and Technology: Renovate for Digital Transformation
  • AI and IoT: How to Bring Data Analytics Insights to Life
  • 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-10:00am: Digital Transformation : How to Align your Data Strategy with Business Strategy

 

 

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

 


10:00am -10:30am: Refreshment Break


10:30am-11:30am: Strategic Roadmap for BI and Analytics

 

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

 

Learn to create a Strategy and Roadmap for Business Intelligence (BI), the Enterprise Data Warehouse and Analytics. The emphasis is on BI and Reporting, with distinctions for different Stakeholders. Included in the discussion will be external research among leading Analyst firms and Peer Groups, internal research and needs analysis, implications of the evolution of technology for real-time BI and for improved visualization and embedded capability. Strengths of a variety of vendor offerings will be included. Although this is a narrative and will have the strength of a story, it will also be generalized for the use of participants in this session.

 

What you will learn:

  • Determining Stakeholders, from Finance to Shadow IT
  • Assessing the Current State of a Company’s Business Intelligence
  • Assessment of Current and Future Needs
  • BI Marketplace Assessment working with Vendors, Customers and Peers
  • Trends from key Analysts
  • Determining the Company’s Ability to Execute
  • Implications for Mobility
  • Getting to the cloud
  • Governance
  • Vendor selection – many good options, including blended solutions
  • Creating a Strategy, and a Roadmap

 

 

         
Gruenwald     Neben


11:30am-12:30pm: How to Develop an ROI for Business Intelligence and Analytics Projects

 

 

In the technology world, we know that success in analytics is often defined by access to more data with less down-time, and delivering more accurate analytics at faster speeds. However, executives and business users need to understand the costs, benefits, and return on investment (ROI) before making an initial technology investment and hiring supporting staff and resources. They want the benefits of analytics in a language they will understand. A well-understood and clearly defined business case that can show tangible value makes it easier to get business buy-in. In turn, you can transform your analytics team into a trusted business partner and an essential resource in the organization, not just a cost center.

 

In this session you will learn how leading data-driven organizations teams have successfully tracked ROI.

 


12:30pm – 1:30pm Luncheon


1:30pm-2:30pm: Architecture and Technology: Renovate for Digital Transformation 

 

New technologies are everywhere but your current architecture still holds tremendous value. The key is to determine how new technologies should be implemented in your existing architecture.

 

In this session, content that will be covered includes:

  • Disruptive trends for BI/Analyics/Big Data
  • What a modern extended architecture looks like
  • How the pieces fit together
  • What your organization can gain in the real world

 


2:30pm – 3:00pm: Refreshment Break


3:00pm-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

 

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
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


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