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IBM Vision 2017 @ Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
May 16 – May 19 all-day
IBM Vision 2017 @ Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
Join us for IBM’s premier performance management conference.

IBM Vision 2017

To perform at your highest level, you need insight into the things that matter. You need confidence to make the right decisions. You need the right tools to make it happen. IBM Vision 2017 can help bring new meaning to business performance, illuminating a path forward that you never expected.  See below for curriculum tracks and event details of the Vision Conference.

More info:  IBM Vision Conference 2017

Curriculum Tracks

This year’s Vision Conference includes focus tracks on solutions in four key areas:

1.Financial & Operational Performance Management

This track shows how a dynamic, reliable performance management system can help organizations anticipate performance gaps, assess alternatives, enable effective decision making and drive execution. Experience the evolution of IBM Cognos TM1 to IBM Planning Analytics and see its new Workspace interface. Learn how finance teams use IBM Analytics solutions to improve their performance reporting and scorecarding, planning, budgeting, analysis and forecasting, profitability modeling, financial consolidation and regulatory reporting. Hear from leading companies and IBM subject matter experts about how to apply agile planning and exploratory analytics and best practices to steer business performance more effectively.


2.Sales Performance Management

This track shows how a flexible sales performance management solution can help organization remain agile and dynamic in the ever changing world of sales to optimize sales team performance and achieve astounding revenue and growth. With a new user experience, IBM Incentive Compensation Management allows for easier design and maintainability of incentive compensation programs, territory coverage and quota distribution. Organizations are recognizing the value a Sales Performance Management solution provides in the sales planning, sales management and sales analytics business processes. Learn how organizations are outperforming the competition by ensuring alignment between corporate objectives and sales strategy, sales motions and sales behaviors while some of the most influential thought leaders discuss industry trends, best practices, predictions and other considerations. Listen to customers as they describe the criticality of having a comprehensive set of capabilities in sales planning, sales management and sales analytics leveraging IBM Planning Analytics, IBM Sales Performance Management and IBM Watson Analytics solutions.


3.Governance, Risk and Compliance

As regulations evolve in 2017 and beyond, will you have the framework in place to quickly identify the impact to your organization? IBM OpenPages Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) solutions can help you keep pace with regulatory change, manage risk and achieve profitable growth in uncertain times. The GRC track brings together IBM clients, product professionals and industry experts to show you new ways to gain a holistic view of risk, manage regulatory change and embed risk management and governance into the corporate culture. You’ll see how cognitive computing is changing the risk and compliance landscape with the ability to ingest unstructured data, understand it, reason about it, combine it with structured data and learn from it over an extended time period to surface relevant information related to risk and compliance use cases. In short, you’ll learn how Risk and Compliance solutions from IBM can help you provide senior management with the assurance that, as top-line and bottom-line performance goals are met, legal requirements are adhered to and brand equity is protected.


4.Business Intelligence and Smart Data Discovery

Everyone from executives to operational workers wants to turn data into insight and insight into actions that drive performance. Cognos Analytics is a modern BI platform that lets organizations access, analyze, visualize and share insight based on trusted data. Cognos Analytics supports managed financial and operational reporting alongside self-service options such as analytic dashboards, storytelling, and the ability to work with other data sources including spreadsheets. Integration with IBM Planning Analytics lets you view planned and actual results. Watson Analytics offers you the benefits of advanced analytics without the complexity. As a cloud-based smart data discovery service, it guides data exploration, and automates predictive analytics to help you identify and understand performance drivers.

Guest Speaker: Geoff Colvin

Fortune Magazine Sr. editor at large Geoff Colvin will share observations gained from his connections with world leaders in business and government to discuss the powerful influences that are creating the next generation of change leaders and citizen analysts.

Keynote Overview: No technological forces have more potential to disrupt and empower than data and artificial intelligence. Companies in every industry are already solving problems and finding opportunities in ways we couldn’t have imagined a decade ago. Powerful, accessible tools are creating citizen analysts, and not just in the business world.

To stay ahead, to stay prepared, to ensure success for your organization — and for yourself — you need to peer over the horizon while keeping your feet on the ground. For the Vision 2017 General Session, we’ve planned an exciting, entertaining and illuminating look into the future of business performance and risk management in a machine-learning world.


General Sessions and Keynotes

More General Session and Keynote Info: Sessions and keynotes

PMsquare BACon: Business Analytics Conference @ IBM Offices - Chicago / Arlington International
Aug 9 @ 8:00 am – Aug 10 @ 4:00 pm
PMsquare BACon: Business Analytics Conference @ IBM Offices - Chicago / Arlington International

The BI landscape is rapidly changing. Shift into what’s next with expert perspective, professional training, and valuable knowledge sharing at our signature business analytics conference. 




Business Analytics Conference Overview

PMsquare BACon is a premier two day business analytics conference for IBM analytics and FOPM customers.  Our event consists of keynote presentations, formal IBM training, workshops, networking round-tables and much more.  At BACon, attendees learn about key enhancements in analytics tools from the top minds in business analytics including senior level IBM product managers, PMsquare trainers, and business analytics solution architects.


IBM Analytics Roadmap – Take a look at the future of IBM business analytics solutions. Examine how emerging trends in the business intelligence landscape are shaping the direction of IBM’s business analytics reporting solution.

Technical Track – comprehensive and in-depth training to equip you with the skills and knowledge to optimize your analytics environment.

Business Track – strategic sessions designed to inform and empower you with insights and perspectives to drive your business analytics solution forward within your organization.

Workshops – gain better perspective from IBM product managers, PMsquare solution architects and peer-to-peer professional networking round tables.


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