Like in years past, the Midwest market is well represented (kind of like Ohio in the NCAA Sweet 16!). Eight of the speakers are coming from Indiana, Ohio, or Kentucky.
When you attend Summit, mark your calendar with these "must-see" sessions:
Considerations for Building a Secure, Scalable, Fault-Tolerant Architecture for WebFOCUS within a Multi-Tiered EnvironmentTech Level: | Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of WebFOCUS administration and network architecture.
Allegis Group chose WebFOCUS as its standard multi-tiered, fault-tolerant reporting solution across headquarters and its operating companies. This presentation will cover how Allegis Group created a scalable enterprise reporting solution using WebFOCUS, and discuss important post-install technical considerations. Attendees will see how the company's environment evolved, the hurdles it overcame, the resulting architecture, code management strategies for managing multiple development teams, and successes. This session is recommended for anyone with requirements for a secure, scalable, fault-tolerant architecture, as well as newer customers getting started, or those looking to improve their existing environment.
Business Intelligence: Teach a Man to FishTech Level:
Business intelligence is used to describe many aspects of reporting within an organization. Dashboards, scorecards, electronic reports, paper reports, and e-mail alerts are being volleyed at business users each day. But are they effective? Explore how to build a culture of intelligence in your organization by teaching your users how to fish.
Customizing ReportCaster: Achieving Greater Than 99 Percent Accuracy on 20,000 Customer ReportsTech Level:
With some creative enhancements to ReportCaster, BrightPoint has been able to achieve 99 percent accuracy and timeliness in sending close to 20,000 externally facing reports on a monthly basis.
From "Green Screen" to Dashboard: One Company's StoryTech Level:
This session will outline one company's steps in moving from static, unfriendly reporting to a dynamic, interactive, and user-friendly reporting dashboard environment. You'll also get to peer behind the scenes, from GUI programming to WebFOCUS language coding.
Streamlining Dashboard Performance and Expanding the User BaseTech Level: | Prerequisite: WebFOCUS Admin Skills, SQL, WebFOCUS Developer Skills
Business intelligence (BI) dashboards are vital to Wendy's success. Over the past three years, the company has continuously improved these dashboards to maximize performance and securely address the needs of a broader user base. In this session, attendees will learn how dashboards, databases, and other aspects of the environment were assessed, and what techniques and tools were employed to optimize performance. Today, Wendy's BI dashboards have evolved to include more than 400 different reports, accessed by over 3,000 users, including internal staff and franchise employees.
Becoming Smarter: Architecting BI and Enterprise Data Warehouse SuccessTech Level:
Senior Health Insurance Company of Pennsylvania (SHIP) provides long-term care insurance services. A year ago, SHIP partnered with Information Builders and Teradata to improve analytics, enhance fraud detection, and create an environment for faster and more informed decision-making. A richly envisioned plan with line-of-business support now has happy customers and created a potential SaaS offering for other LTC insurance providers. Success, however, has many supporters and detractors. Attend to learn how you can increase the odds of making your business intelligence and enterprise data warehouse projects exceed expectations.
Active Technology Reports and Ad Hoc ReportingTech Level: | Prerequisite: Knowledge of WebFOCUS
You want to build an external interface to interact with WebFOCUS but you don't want to reinvent the wheel. At Paycor, we have developed an ASP.NET solution with ad hoc active reporting. This presentation will discuss how the technologies interact with each other and discuss the out-of-the-box features of Active Technology Reports that require minimal developmental effort!
Data Migrator Repeating Data Flows: That Was Then, This Is NowTech Level: | Prerequisite: General knowledge of DataMigrator
Prior to verson 7.7 of DataMigrator, if you wanted to repeat the same data flow multiple times, but simply point to a different table or connection, you had to manually code that logic to repeatedly loop through the data flow. This can be difficult to maintain and troubleshoot. In DataMigrator 7.7, there are out-of-the-box facilities that make this process easy. We'll walk you through an example of what our flows looked like before 7.7 and we'll show you details of how to easily set this up today.
Avoiding Big BI Blunders: How to Run a Successful WebFOCUS Dashboard ProjectTech Level:
Executives, project managers, and technical developers will discover how to avoid common blunders involving WebFOCUS business intelligence (BI) dashboards. Core foundations required before a BI initiative is initiated will be identified, and the key ingredient to "clarity" will be explained. Personal experience with tools such as low-fidelity mock-ups will be shared, and concepts such as the Magic Triangle, the Planning Fallacy, and the Versioned Release Schedule will be discussed.
You can see the entire agenda on the IBI Summit 2012 webpage.