When Business Analytics Forum at Information On Demand 2011 is held in October, breakout sessions highlighting the successes and strategies of IBM customers will be a featured part of the curriculum. Presenters from companies just like yours will share best practices in deployment and implementation, outline the business benefits of the solutions, and even alert you to pitfalls to avoid along the way.
Here is a small sample of the many customer sessions you can attend at this year’s event.
- Creating a BI Certification Program at Martin’s Point Health Care
A centralized Business Intelligence Competency Center (BICC) can help make sure that the quality, look and feel of data is consistent throughout the organization. Learn how Martin’s Point Health Care’s BICC implemented a BI Certification Program to assure a high standard of skill all department analysts. (Session # BBI-1103)
- Lessons Learned at NASA
Learn the techniques used at NASA’s Enterprise Applications Competency Center to improve performance of its IBM Cognos dashboards and reports – in some cases by more than 500% – using SAP® Business Information Warehouse (SAP BW). (Session # BBI-1312)
- IBM Cognos Express at Sumitomo Bank
Learn how Sumitomo Bank uses its initial success with Cognos Express to attract interest and support from multiple areas of the organization and duplicate that success in other areas of the firm. (Session # BDS-2013)
- How TOP-TOY Deploys a Single Report in Multiple Languages
In a multinational company, it is not always enough to distribute reports in a single corporate language. Learn how TOP-TOY, the largest toy retailer in Scandinavia, uses IBM Cognos solutions to distribute reports to more than 280 stores in six countries. (Session # BBI-1364)
- Modeling with IBM Cognos Framework Manager at Boeing
The Boeing Company faced a multitude of challenges managing the many models it generated for the Finance community. This session shows five Primary Design Principles That Boeing uses to bring speed and efficiency to its modeling process using IBM Cognos Framework Manager. (Session # BBI-1724)
- Business Analytics Champion at Chickasaw Nation Division of Commerce
The Chickasaw Nation Division of Commerce (CNDC) is the largest hospitality and gaming provider in the state of Oklahoma. The CIO of CNDC, Rob Jacks, will tell how CNDC has successfully driven user adoption of many IBM solutions while always keeping its eye on the ultimate goal of driving revenue. (Session # BDS-2545)
- Extending Business Capabilities at Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Learn how the Business Intelligence Services Technology (BIST) group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch supports the reporting needs of disparate user communities using practices developed with IBM Cognos Event Studio. (Session # BBI-2477)
- Standardizing Reports with Centrally Controlled Templates at Kaiser Permanente
Creating a consistent look and navigation for your reports can be a powerful advantage. Learn how health care giant Kaiser Permanente uses IBM Cognos Report Studio to standardize items that all reports need, while meeting the diverse requirements of different business owners. (Session # BBI-3484)
- Self Service Reporting at Office Depot
Learn how retailer Office Depot expanded self-service reporting while freeing up IT resources thanks to its upgrade to IBM Cognos Business Intelligence V10.1. (Session # BBI-3003)
- Ad hoc Reporting on Teradata at Nike
See how the Nike Enterprise Business Intelligence team, with the help of IBM Cognos Lab Services, provided a flexible BI environment based on the functionality of the Teradata platform. (Session # BBI-24730
- Using IBM SPSS Solutions to Predict Buying Behavior at Knowledge Universe
Learn how Knowledge Universe uses IBM SPSS solutions in conjunction with IBM Cognos Business Intelligence V10.1 to gain insight and predict customer buying behavior. (Session # BBI-3441)
Workshops, EXPO, and more
Along with the breakout sessions, this four-day event offers many other educational experiences in the form of interactive workshops and hands-on labs where you can test-drive new product prototypes, and more. You’ll have ample time to tour our largest-ever onsite EXPO, and see products and solutions not only from IBM Business Analytics, but also IBM solutions for Information Management and Enterprise Content Management. And needless to say, nothing beats a live event for networking and getting to know your peers, colleagues and industry thought leaders.
See you at the conference!