Conferences that solve current IT challenges
Business Intelligence / Big Data / Analytics Strategies
Strategies to help leverage full value from your design and implementation of an effective Business Intelligence framework
June 6, 2013
7 CPE / 0.7 CEU / CISSP / 7 PDU Credits Awarded
Conference location: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center Rosemont (O'Hare) Illinois
This one day conference will help attendees design and leverage a solid BI framework with a focus on governance, data quality and analytics to make the decisions necessary for the economic recovery.
What You Will Learn
In this one day conference attendees will learn:
How to Establish a Data and Business Intelligence Governance Discipline
How to Implement a Comprehensive Data Integration Approach Aligned to Business Needs
Structuring the Unstructured: How to Design the Data Architecture to Make BI More Actionable
How to Leverage Analytics to Turn Data Into Insight
How Enterprises are Using Analytics to Stay Ahead of the Competition (panel discussion)
How to Design and/or Modify Your Business Intelligence Strategy to Tackle Big Data
Big Data Trends and Technologies: What Are They and How Can They Help You?
Testing Big Data Applications: How to Devise a Scalable Approach to Assuring Quality in Big Data Solutions
How to Partner with the Business to Best Leverage Big Data for Operational Benefit
8:00am - 9:00am - Registration and Continental Breakfast
Moving Beyond Business Intelligence – Incorporating Big Data & Analytics into Your BI & Data Strategy
John Hershberger, VP, Applied Analytics, USAA
Michael Fahey, Chief Strategy Officer, Clarity Solution Group
Traditional BI strategy has focused on collecting, managing, and reporting on data we understand. With new advances in technology, organizations have access to stronger tools, better techniques, and an infrastructure that allows relevant and valuable analysis of data from sources previously considered "inaccessible" or "unusable." As a result, organizations are changing their approach to data and how it impacts business creating measurable value and relevancy. Successful organizations need to transform current business intelligence strategies, often driven by the IT group, into analytics, driven by business questions and powered by business results. This session focuses on how one company successfully migrated from a traditional IT-driven BI strategy to one with advanced analytics and how that has changed the way they make business decisions. In this session attendees will learn:
- The difference between business intelligence and analytics
- Steps to establishing an Analytics Center of Excellence
- Best practices to leverage and pitfalls to watch for
- How analytics can add value to their company
10:00am -10:30am - Refreshment Break
Implementing Governance, Analytics, and BI in the Era of Big Data
Ramu Kalvakuntla, Senior-level Program Manager/ Enterprise Architect, RCG Global Services
Cloud computing, data streaming, unstructured
data, and the Internet of things are changing
the fundamentals of data management. The dynamic
nature of these information sources will change
how to approach data quality, advanced
analytics, data governance, and master data
In this session attendees will learn how to manage and utilize Big Data inside their organizations, including:
- Where to start with Big Data
- How to determine the level of Big Data that is appropriate for your organization’s specific needs
- How to develop an enterprise standard for Big Data consistent with your existing data management policies
- How to involve stakeholders and align them for success with all data, “big” and “small”, and useful analytics
- Creating dynamic governance for dynamic data from external sources
Big Data – More Than Just the Latest Buzzword?
Jim Vaselopulos, Senior Vice President, PSC Group
“Big Data” may be the biggest buzzword in BI
today. With promises of increasing ROI,
decreasing TCO, and accelerating business
performance, it is easy to understand the hype.
The problem is that nobody seems to agree on
what it is and when/how to use it.
In this session attendees will learn about the evolution of big data solutions and how they are being put into action. Topics that will be covered include:
12:30pm - 1:30pm Luncheon
10 Tips for Jaw-Dropping Visualizations in Your BI Applications
Daniel Melcher, Sr. RIA Architect, Actuate
Examples of spectacular interactive data visualizations will serve as a learning backdrop in this session. We all have the need to display our data in interesting, meaningful, and relevant ways. We often have difficulty choosing the correct visualization to best highlight the important message the data provides. This tour through jaw-dropping examples will be a detailed look at the attributes of spectacular interactive data visualizations and how they can inspire your BI application efforts.
2:30pm - 3:00pm - Refreshment Break
Solidify Your BI Strategy to Enable Self Service Analytics in a Controlled Manner
Shane Legleiter, Practice Director, Analytics8; Former Director, Business Intelligence, CNA Insurance
Many organizations want to develop an "analytics
culture," where the goal is to empower your end
users with tools that enable them to guide their
own self-service analysis or data discovery.
This session focuses on how to implement or
enhance a BI Strategy that will help ensure you
have a proper foundation to support self-service
analytics while still maintaining centralized
data and reporting governance.
During this session, attendees will learn:
Collaborating for Success in Business Intelligence
Aaron Walz, Director, Decision Support, University of Illinois
Business users continue to be frustrated with
centrally provided business intelligence
toolsets, leading to a rising tide of local BI
“insurgents” seeking their own tools and
solutions. Vendors are quick to reinforce this
by providing new tools for less technical users
and promoting the value of self-service BI. As a
result, many of our organizations are seeing
increasing fragmentation as local BI solutions
compete with central toolsets. Unsurprisingly,
we are also seeing a growing divide between
information producers and information consumers.
How should IT organizations tasked with implementing BI respond? Answers will vary widely across industries and environments, but one common theme is to improve collaboration.
There is often a wide proliferation of local BI solutions, and even internal competition between central offices is not uncommon. Lessons learned about collaborating in the challenging world of higher education are readily applied to other industries. This presentation will provide a case study of efforts to improve BI collaboration at the University of Illinois, a major public land-grant university with campuses in Chicago, Springfield, and Urbana-Champaign.
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)˛, Inc.
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.