Vision 2012 in Orlando, Florida, offers a rare opportunity for you to hear thought-provoking keynote presentations from industry leaders, including our very special guest, Mark Loughridge, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of IBM. You’ll hear compelling real-world case studies of how organizations are solving their most persistent finance problems, and have the chance to network with hundreds of fellow finance and risk professionals.
Keynote presentations will include:
Building a Smarter IBM
Join Mark Loughridge, IBM SVP and CFO as he explains how IBM is delivering deeper business understanding with predictive analytics. He’ll describe how these forward-looking insights are applied across the enterprise – from strategic planning to operational optimization – to manage risk, reduce costs and identify new opportunities.
It’s All about Managing for Value.
Hear Michael Mauboussin, Chief Investment Strategist at Legg Mason Capital Management, define what it means to maximize shareholder value, discuss what passes for an effective communication strategy with investors, and expose erroneous mental models used by some CFOs in decision making.
Attend informative sessions and workshops, including:
- Financial Performance Management at Teledyne Brown Engineering
Learn how these long time users of IBM Cognos TM1 apply IBM Cognos Financial Performance Management solutions to help transform planning, budgeting and forecasting processes and increase the company’s “Analytics Quotient.” Share their excitement over the widespread user empowerment they’ve experienced.
- Faster, Simpler Solution Design with IBM Cognos TM1 Performance Modeler
In this hands-on workshop, you will design, build and deploy a planning and analysis solution with IBM Cognos TM1 Performance Modeler (a new modeling tool for Cognos TM1 V10.1) and IBM Cognos Insight. You’ll discover a guided process for modeling and rapid prototyping that has value for all Cognos TM1 users, from new to experienced.
- Automating Statutory Reporting at IBM with Cognos FSR
Accounting at IBM faces the same challenges that other companies do when it comes to improving the efficiency and quality of statutory reporting. Learn how IBM is using IBM Cognos FSR to automate and streamline global statutory reporting, enhancing visibility, control, and consistency and making better use of internal resources.
- XBRL Tagging and Taxonomy Design Workshop
In this workshop, you’ll learn how to create XBRL-formatted financial statements that are ready for submission to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Topics include an overview of XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language), an introduction to XBRL technology and terminology, and the requirements of Level IV XBRL tagging.
- Recipe for Success at Macquarie: How Effective Tools Can Make Better Operational Risk Managers
Discover the qualities of a good operational risk system, such as simplicity, flexibility, complex data modeling, and reporting that empowers end users to minimize cost and maximize return. Hear about the tools used to identify issues and risks, provide transparency and communicate effectively with management and regulators.
- Authoring Better Business Reports with the IBM OpenPages GRC Platform
Creating concise, well performing reports should be the goal of every report author. This workshop explores the OpenPages GRC Platform configurations that support reporting on the data and report authoring best practices that produce reports that perform well.
Vision 2012 will also offer more than 80 other sessions and workshops, many presented by customers like American Express, Swiss Re, Genworth Financial, Anadarko Petroleum, and Kaiser Permanente. And many sessions qualify for NASBA CPE credits. For more details, access the Sample Agenda Builder.
Visit the conference website now and use all the information available – especially the Sample Agenda Builder and Employee Justification Letter – to explore this unique learning experience and discover all the value you’ll get from attending.
Don’t miss this once-a-year opportunity to learn, network and experience powerful IBM solutions for Finance and Risk Management professionals. Register today!