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Ottawa, ON K1P 0B2

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Maximize & Modernize: 5 Strategic Analytic Imperatives

Join us for this half-day event "packed-full" of content by Subject Matter Experts that will help your organization maximize and modernize your analytics investments.

Analytics is a journey, not a destination. We will discuss the vehicles for success where we encourage thinking BIG, but taking right-sized steps up the data value model.

Start the morning off with a keynote presentation on the strategic analytic imperatives, crucial for evidence-based business decisions:

Unified Governance • Data Analytics & Visualization • Open Source • Hybrid Data Management • Data Science & Machine Learning • Information Privacy & Security

Spend the rest of the morning networking with our Subject Matter Experts and your data-driven peers at a series of break out sessions.

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Keynote/General Session:

9:00 - 10:00am - Modernizing Analytics in Government
Aram Abizadeh, Analytics Client Architect, Canadian Federal Government, IBM Analytics
Fostering collaborative relationships between business leaders and IT, to building a flexible enterprise platform for analytics -- its about leveraging existing on-premise investments with a view to a hybrid cloud end state. This session will cover the analytics maturity of most government organizations today and investments that will future-proof analytics for tomorrow.

10:00 - 10:15am - Break-out Session Review

10:15 - 10:30am - BREAK

Break-out Sessions (3) tracks:

[10:30 - 10:55am]
A. Cognos Analytics Rapid Upgrade Program

Michael Li, Solutions Specialist, IBM Business Analytics
Haven't upgraded to v11 yet? Speak to a subject matter expert about your challenges, get answers, and walk-away with a plan of action.

B. Redefining Information Governance
Steven Green, Analytics Client Architect, IBM Analytics
Learn how to use a standardized approach for discovering your IT assets and defining a common business language to ensure your data is more available, understood and trusted.

C. Leverage the Power of Predictive in IBM Planning Analytics
Alexandre Alle, Solution Specialist, IBM Advanced Analytics (WA/WASM, Cognos, SPSS, DSX, IBM ML)
Learn how data mining, machine learning and predictive analytics help organizations get a better idea of the future, and plan adequately, in a precise and secure manner.

[11:00 - 11:25am]
A. Mapping in Cognos Analytics

Rick Blackwell, Senior Offering Manager, IBM Analytics
Take a deep dive into Cognos Analytics Mapping. See what's new, what's possible and come with any questions you may have. We've got answers.

B. IBM DataFirst Method
Chris Johnson, IBM DataFirst Method Centre of Excellence
Regardless of your organization's goal to transform and use more data or become cognitive; you need to get your data in order. This session will focus on the targeted method to help develop the "data fabric" required to succeed and provide examples of where it's being used in Government.

C. Bridge to Cloud / IBM SaaS
Greg McDonald, BI & Self-Service Discovery Offering Management, IBM Business Analytics
Some clients are not sure whether SaaS is right for them; and this initiative gives them a chance to try SaaS and go back to on-premise version at the end of the contract if they want to — without paying a Subscription and Support (S&S) reinstatement. We are providing our clients choice.

[11:30 - 11:55am]
A. Cognos Analytics v11 Upgrade Lessons Learned
Michael Li, Solutions Specialist, IBM Business Analytics
If you haven't upgraded yet, or in the process, come to this session to get sage-advice and guidance from the IBM specialist(s) who are helping clients daily.

B. Introduction to Social Media using Watson Analytics
Mark Zlamal, Watson Analytics & Cognos Analytics Specialist, IBM Analytics
Learn how to create a project to explore the reach and public sentiment of topics. You will gain familiarity of the guided process that produces an interactive dashboard.

C. Information Privacy, Governance and Compliance in Cognos
Paul Hulford, CEO & VP Client Services, Attain Insight
Business Analytics has the capacity to deliver useful, but also sensitive information. Given this, organizations require solutions that facilitate the creation and enforcement of security policies from top to bottom. See a proven solution that's helping Cognos clients today reduce risk with centralized security administration and compliance reporting.

[12:00 - 12:30pm]
A. IBM Watson Data Platform
Alex Jones, Offering Manager, Data Science Experience, IBM Watson Data Platform
Get an overview and demonstration of the Watson Data Platform, where you can quickly visualize, share and gain insights from your data.

B. IBM Cognos Data Manager to InfoSphere DataStage Migration
Steven Green, Analytics Client Architect, IBM Analytics
Are you running your data warehouse using Cognos Decision Stream, Cognos Data Manager or one of the Cognos Performance Applications (PApps)? We will show you the successful steps to migrate.

C. Analytics Security and Access Control with Security 4X
Paul Hulford, CEO & VP Client Services, Attain Insight
Reduce IT workload! Managing large groups, and membership access in IBM Cognos is time-consuming. See how to streamline and automate security administration and empower the business to authorize or remove user access and manage the complete password change process.

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