Conferences that solve current IT challenges

Business Intelligence / Analytics / Big Data Strategies

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

April 13, 2017

9:00am-5:00pm

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

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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:

  • Moving Beyond the Hype: Delivering Business Value with Today's Data and Analytic Technologies

  • Predictive Analytics: How to Leverage Macro Economic Data to Drive Enterprise Performance

  • CIO, the Information Alchemist: Turning Big Data and AI Into Better Decisions For the C-Suite

  • The Best Companies are NOT Data Driven

  • Testing Big Data Applications: How to Devise a Scalable Approach to Assuring Quality in Big Data Solutions

  • Business Value: How to Trust the BI Data and KPIs (panel discussion)

Conference Program

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

Skriletz

9:00am-10:00am

Moving Beyond the Hype: Delivering Business Value with Today's Data and Analytic Technologies

Rick Skriletz, Global Managing Principal, RCG Global Services

Data and analytic technologies are evolving and maturing at a rapid rate, creating confusion and uncertainty about how best to take advantage of them. Success stories are replacing hype much more rapidly than experienced with previous generations of data and analytics technology. This presentation focuses on the paradigm shifts driving these new technologies, the changes to IT practices they require for success, and how to realize the business value they can provide.









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

Beals

Cavolick

10:30am-11:30am

The Evolution of Analytics, Maximizing the Value of Predictive

Brian Beals, Director – Big Data & Analytics, LRS
Steve Cavolick – Sr. Solution Architect at LRS

While many organizations leverage predictive analytics today, few take advantage of real-time scoring against live data. We will explore the evolution of the analytics lifecycle and demonstrate the value of predictive analytics at any point of impact with your customers; through a brief presentation and live demonstration of analytics in use by a financial services company.
 












 

11:30am-12:30pm

CIO, the Information Alchemist: Turning Big Data and AI Into Better Decisions For the C-Suite

Rich Wagner, CEO, Prevedere
Michael Huzinec, Director, Business Analytics, Baker Tilly

Executives are demanding their organizations to be more data-driven. Yet few know exactly the right questions or truly understand the capabilities of their existing BI platform. In this session we'll discuss the top 5 ways CIOs can bridge this gap, leverage the latest technologies, and provide valuable insight to the c-suite.












12:30pm - 1:30pm Luncheon

Cruz

Höglund

1:30pm-2:30pm

The Best Companies are NOT Data Driven

Carlos Cruz, Practice Leader, Data & Analytics, Centric Consulting
Kimberly Höglund, Chief Knowledge Officer, Witt Kieffer

The best companies do not let data drive their decisions, but empower their people to use data to ask better questions and make better decisions. s

This is the story about how Witt/Kieffer is transforming its business and culture to embrace data and analytics to support the firm's growth. We’ll discuss key elements for transforming a traditionally “intuition and art” based business to an “intuition, art and analytics” based business. These include: 1) making information relevant and understandable through agile dashboard building; 2) using a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) approach to add business value quickly and often; 3) strongly communicating “what’s in it for me” to help get past hard decisions; and 4) providing training (on tools and processes) and education (on how to interpret data). We are excited to share our journey with you.












2:30pm - 3:00pm - Refreshment Break

 

3:00pm-4:00pm

Testing Big Data Applications: How to Devise a Scalable Approach to Assuring Quality in Big Data Solutions

 

Do you know how to successfully test Big Data business intelligence projects? Can you take your traditional testing methods and scale them up to the 4 V’s (volume, velocity, variety, and variability) of
Big Data solutions? Do your solutions produce information fast enough to meet the needs of your business?
In this session, attendees will learn:

  • How Big Data applications differ from traditional BI
  • How to adopt a Big Data QA strategy
  • What tools and techniques are effective for Big Data testing projects
  • How to identify, test, and resolve performance issues










Olejniczak

Abatangelo

Cole

4:00pm-5:00pm

Business Value: How to Trust the BI Data and KPIs (panel discussion)

Panelists:
Rich Olejniczak, 2VP Strategic Business and Customer Analytics, Trustmark Companies
Dave Abatangelo, Director of Business Intelligence, EVRAZ North America
Jeff Cole, Senior Director of Information Management, Careerbuilder
and other professionals from IT departments

Panelists will include professionals from BI organizations sharing strategies, tactics and lessons learned
How can you trust your BI Data and KPIs? Are they providing you with the right information for your business?

In this session, attendees will learn techniques from a group of BI/Analytics practitioners as to how they are achieving success.


Conference price: $289 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.