BACon 2017 Overview
The BI landscape is rapidly changing. Unlock more value from your organizational data with expert perspective, training, and knowledge sharing at BACon 2017, our signature customer event. View this BACon 2017 overview for logistics, highlights, and session information. August 9 – 10, 2017 – Arlington Heights, IL.
Arlington International Racecourse
2200 W Euclid Avenue Arlington Heights, IL 60005
IBM Analytics Roadmap
Explore the future of IBM’s Analytics solutions. Examine how emerging trends in the IT landscape are shaping the direction of analytics.
A focused look at methods and approaches to optimize your analytics solution from a business perspective. This track explores ways for defining the analytics landscape of your organization and provides best practice recommendations for data visualization and user adoption through presentations and interactive sessions.
Get hands-on training in the latest version of IBM Cognos Analytics. This track equips you with techniques and technical enablement from Cognos experts to solve real world problems.
Uncover useful insights in our keynote presentations and through peer to peer workshops.
Meet one on one with PMsquare technology experts at our Genius Bar for guidance on your specific business and/or technology related questions.
The interactive setting of the conference and the receptions allow for professional networking with the PMsquare and IBM teams as well as like-minded professionals from other organizations.
Business Track Sessions
Requirements Gathering for Accurate Results
Apply strategic methods to ensure report requirements gathering leads to successful projects. Distinguishing requirements from specifications.
Data Visualization Best Practices I
Process and Project Design Elements and real world examples. Approaches to Dashboard design and development best practices for professional data visualization and application.
Data Visualization Best Practices II
Approaches to Dashboard Design and best practices for data visualization and application.
User Adoption Solutions
Overview of Thrive: an integrated solution that lets you derive insights from audit data and encourage user adoption.
Examine the emergence of the multi BI platform – how recent trends will shape its development and some of the challenges and opportunities with this approach to analytics.
Financial and Operational Performance Management
Overview of the new Planning Analytics Workspace and options for integration within IBM Cognos Analytics
Technical Track Sessions
What’s New in R6 and R7
Technical hands-on sessions exploring the latest capabilities in Cognos Analytics 11. Dive into new features in dashboards, maps, data modules, and report authoring.
Data Science Experience
Explore how to leverage cutting edge prescriptive, predictive and machine learning techniques to collect, cleanse, crunch and present your data.
Visualization Customizer Tour
Tap into a new level of flexibility for your IBM analytics visualizations. In this session you will tour the Customizer and learn how to create and modify custom data visualizations.
Leverage specialty solutions to ensure your upgrade to Cognos Analytics 11 is successful and that you avoid common pitfalls.
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Schaumburg, IL 60173
2200 W Euclid Avenue
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