Summit 2012 Agenda

Presentations Now Available

Registered Summit attendees can now download many of the presentations from Summit 2012.  Simply log into our secure event registration web site and you'll find a complete list of available presentations.  If you're interested in seeing what you may have missed at Summit, 2012, you can browse the complete agenda below by track.  Click through on any  track to find session titles and descriptions.

Advanced Analytics (new for Summit 2012)

Data can be presented to many people in different ways. Learn how predictive analytics, location intelligence, enterprise search, visualization, and mobile technology will change the way you showcase, view, and use your data.

Best Practices

Experts discuss successful methodologies, strategies, and product optimization. Topics include best practices for WebFOCUS, administration, InfoAssist, dashboards, web accessibility, integration with Microsoft SharePoint, performance management, enterprise information management, and data quality.

Case Studies

Information Builders’ solutions have helped countless organizations throughout the world. We are excited to have a plethora of customers on our agenda to discuss their strategies, methodologies, challenges, and benefits realized, and showcase the applications that have made an impact on their organizations.


These sessions build on the most requested topics from our education curriculum. Collectively they are designed to ensure you have a strong foundation for application development in FOCUS, WebFOCUS, and iWay Software.

Integration and Information Integrity (new for Summit 2012)

At the heart of every organization is its data. Data governance and information integration solutions cleanse and manage your data as it is collected, entered into operational databases and applications, or accessed by users. This one-day track will cover best practices and business processes for improving information management from end to end.


Get hands-on experience with the latest releases and features of WebFOCUS and iWay Software. Topics include application development, analytics, performance management, data quality services, security, and integrating with web services. Labs require online pre-registration.

Product Highlights

Information Builders provides strategic solutions that will extend your technology investment and empower you to use information and technology in new ways to maximize productivity, increase performance, and grow revenue. Hear about exciting new innovations from Information Builders’ chief architects and executives.

Strategic Management

In Monday's one-day executive track, some of the industry's most sought-after analysts and thought leaders offer their expert insight on the strategies and standards companies have adopted in order to transform their businesses and cultures in a challenging economy.

Strategic Solutions and SaaS (new for Summit 2012)

The unique ability of Information Builders’ products to intersect, interact, and leverage other technology is key to our corporate innovation and growth. Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) deployments of WebFOCUS are growing. Attend to these sessions to see how innovation leads to success, and also learn how to exploit the capabilities of databases, data warehouses, and other technologies.

Tips and Techniques

A must-attend for anyone involved in application development and implementation, these sessions explore techniques that can be used right away to increase productivity and improve application efficiency. Highlights include retrieval and non-relational efficiencies, JOINs, interactive dashboards, advanced chaining techniques, Active Technology reports, ad hoc reporting, DataMigrator, and more.

WebFOCUS 8 (new for Summit 2012)

Everything you need to know about Information Builders' latest version of the industry's most widely deployed BI platform will be covered in this special two-day curriculum. Subjects include migration, administration, security, BI Portal, InfoAssist, performance, scalability, and more.