Day one - Wednesday, June 27, 2018

07:30am - 05:30pm
Registration
08:00am - 09:00am
Breakfast and Sponsor Gallery
09:05am - 09:10am
Welcome

Presented by: Howard Dresner

09:10am - 09:25am
Agenda Goals and Plans

Presented by: Bill Hostmann

09:25am - 10:15am
State of Business Intelligence

Presented by: Howard Dresner

What’s the state of business intelligence and where is it heading? In this session, Howard will take a look at models which explain the enablers and obstacles of strategic business intelligence, what constitutes best practice and what the future may hold. Key analyses address targets and drivers of BI, budgeting plans, organizational issues and technologies

10:15am - 11:00am
Break and Sponsor Gallery
11:00am - 12:15pm
Asking Catalytic Questions Before Its Too Late

Presented by: Dr. Hal Gregersen

Powerful organizational and industrial forces can keep any business executive from hearing (or asking) uncomfortable questions, and creating a “good-news cocoon,” at his or her own peril. It can be exceedingly dangerous in an era when dramatic market shifts can happen unexpectedly. In this talk, Gregersen discusses how leaders and organizations can escape the innovator’s most dangerous blind spot, the space where “we don’t know what we don’t know.” Based on in-depth interviews with more than 200 of the world’s best question-asking leaders, including Charles Schwab’s Walt Bettinger, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Tesla’s Elon Musk, Pixar’s Ed Catmull, and General Stanley McChrystal, he reveals three daily disciplines these executives rely on to surface the right questions. Gregersen also helps audience members become better questioners in real time by sharing key questioning tools and helping them unlock solutions, innovations and processes.

12:15pm - 01:30pm
Lunch
01:30pm - 02:30pm
Scenarios for Navigating an Uncertain World

Presented by: Peter Schwartz

Business is fraught with uncertainty, more than ever before. Peter Schwartz asserts that we have good tools to help manage the risk and parse the choices leaders must make: enter Scenario Planning. Scenarios are rich, data-driven stories about tomorrow that address important, immediate choices for business leaders. Good scenarios, argues Schwartz, incorporate rigorous analysis, but are also driven by insightful imagination. They are not about getting the future right, but about making better decisions today. Schwartz lays out the rigor involved in constructing and using scenarios, and draws rich examples of successful cases, such as Royal Dutch Shell in the 1980s. In the end, well-designed scenarios confront the mental maps that business leaders carry around about how the world works. Many decision makers, especially successful ones, have profited from good mental maps. But given the pace and nature of change, their maps may be obsolete. By challenging mental maps, scenario planning helps us to re-perceive the future

02:30pm - 03:15pm
Expert Panel - Topic to be announced

Presented by: Moderator Jim Ericson, vendor panel

03:15pm - 04:00pm
Break and Sponsor Gallery
04:00pm - 05:00pm
Driving Actionable and Compelling Stories That Users Love

Presented by: Mico Yuk

Data storytelling is deemed a critical skill in the era of big data. Rated as a top-four searched skill on LinkedIn over the last four years, it fuels the need for a new kind of BI practitioner, analyst and developer. The ability to extract, analyze, communicate and visualize data to drive outcomes and actions is a skill that can be learned. In this session, Mico will teach you how to use proven method to consistently tell data stories, that drive actions that users will love. The method will expand on the BI Data Storytelling 'D3' framework: Data Story, Design and Develop – leaving you with a solid blueprint to jump start your data storytelling journey.

05:00pm - 06:00pm
Data Privacy and GDPR

Presented by: David Dadoun, Aldo Group

Learn more about General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - what it is and why it's important for you to be ready for it. In fact you should already be ready for it as it will come into effect in May of 2018. Find out about what you need to do in order to be compliant and how this isn't a single department initiative but rather a cross-enterprise project that needs support from all echelons of the organization.

06:00pm - 08:00pm
Reception and Sponsor Gallery

Day two - Thursday, June 28, 2018

07:30am - 05:30pm
Registration
08:00am - 09:00am
Breakfast and Sponsor Gallery
09:05am - 09:15am
Review of Agenda

Presented by: Howard Dresner

09:15am - 10:15am
Defining, Creating and Tracking Metrics at Airbnb

Presented by: Dr. Theresa Johnson

There are two types of metrics to drive business results: input metrics that measure things your product can directly control and output metrics, the business results that you hope to move. By understanding this framework, Airbnb was able to move from a single OKR to a suite of more granular metrics, increasing the effectiveness of measuring what matters to an evolving business and in achieving its business goals. Theresa served as the product manager for building the extensive infrastructure and tools used to power this fundamental change to the business. She will talk about how they accomplished it, lessons learned, and how you can drive a similar shift in your business.

10:15am - 10:45am
Break and Sponsor Gallery
10:45m - 11:45am
Scaling an Agile Insight Delivery Organization at Target

Presented by: Ben Schein, Target Stores

Target has spent the last three years building out an Enterprise Data, BI and Analytics (EDABI) Center of Excellence to maximize the value of Targets data assets across Targets myriad of operating areas. The CoE includes end-to-end support including Data Governance, BI and Data Engineering, Data Science, Testing & Measurement and Business Insights and Analysis. EDABI has taken an agile approach to empower small teams of analysts to quickly deliver insights while working on top of a flexible yet stable technical foundation. We have been able to respond more quickly to changing business needs by developing tools using an end to almost end approach where tools are developed with the analyst in mind who can configure and teach the last mile of insight delivery.

11:45am - 01:00pm
Lunch
01:00pm - 02:00pm
The Signals Are Talking

Presented by: Amy Webb

The worlds most successful executives must manage the present and innovate for the future. This requires a new kind of strategic thinking. Drawing from her bestselling, award-winning book, Amy Webb explains how leaders and business intelligence professionals can harness a futurists strategic tools for the benefit of their organizations. In this presentation, you will learn how to think like a futurist, how to rethink risk, and how youll know when to act. As a backdrop, Webb will share future scenarios of some leading emerging technologies: artificial intelligence, self-driving cars and biohacking helping you discover your own ability to not only forecast whats on the horizon, but how to create your own preferred future today, in the present.

02:00pm - 02:45pm
Analytic Data Infrastructure: Strategies for a Market and Technologies in Transition

Presented by: Bill Hostmann

The number of infrastructure technology and product choices and combinations for integrating, managing and analyzing data can be dizzying. In this session we will provide you with insight and advice on how to future proof your analytic data infrastructure including: Current market trends for analytic data infrastructures, market survey results on commercial ADI product choices and developing an ADI plan that best suits your organizations needs.

02:45pm - 03:15pm
Break and Sponsor Gallery
03:15pm - 04:15pm
Breaking New Ground: Transformational Data Leadership

Presented by: Brendan Aldrich, Chief Data Officer, California State University

Successfully deploying critical reporting and analytics capabilities within your organization often requires finding critical opportunities amongst a minefield of constrained resources, insufficient budgets, competing priorities, and political maneuvering. In this session, Chief Data Officer Brendan Aldrich will share real-world stories from the implementation of innovative and award-winning data and analytics platforms for some of the largest college and university systems in the country to demonstrate how transformational data leadership will help you break new ground, become the change you want to see within your organization, and raise your leadership game.

04:15pm - 05:15pm
The role of IoT and Advanced Analytics in Deriving Smart Systems

Presented by: Dr. Ella Hilal, Director of Data, Plus and International, Shopify

Modern society depends on transportation systems as an integral part of its daily activities. In recent years, a paradigm shift from vehicle ownership to vehicle usership has emerged. Such shift requires an advanced ecosystem where the connection between users and vehicles is dynamic, adaptive, and fluid, thus enabling Mobility as a Service. The Internet of Things powered by advanced analytics is indispensable to allow a seamless mobility as a service experience. Dr. Hilal will discuss the role of the Internet of things in deriving such adaptive transportation paradigms.

05:15pm - 05:25pm
Closing