9:00 - 9:30 a.m. Registration, Breakfast, Expert Desk Open!

9:30 - 9:45 a.m. Welcome and Introductions

9:45 - 10:30 a.m. Information Builders Update
Presented by Joe Ho, Systems Engineer, Information Builders
This session will cover product highlights from Summit 2017. The session will include key migration considerations, release 8201m available features, and offerings on Cloud, Enterprise Usage Monitor, and Big Data Integrator.

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. WebFOCUS 8.2.01M: Upgrade Considerations, Resources and Demonstration
Presented by Mary Casull, Director, Technical Content Services, and Bob Hoffman, Senior Systems Engineer, Information Builders
In this session, we will outline the new resources and efficiencies available to facilitate your WebFOCUS Release 8.2.01M upgrade planning. Additionally, we will demo the WebFOCUS Release 8.2.01M upgrade-in-place feature step-by-step.

11:00 - 11:20 a.m. Break

11:20 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. Morning Breakout Sessions:

Variables, Variables, Everywhere
Presented by Walter Blood, Director of Product Management & Support, Information Builders
At the heart of Dialogue Manager are global and local amper variables, which are central to building complex requests, such as guided ad hoc queries. Recently, amper variables have also shown up in the Master File, and with the advent of the MFD Profile, they now play a role almost everywhere. This session will demonstrate and explore the use of amper variables, from the navigational Dialogue Manager to the DBA-generating possibilities of the master file profile.


Self-Service BI with InfoAssist+
Presented by Joe Ho, Systems Engineer, Information Builders
WebFOCUS InfoAssist+ (IA+) delivers business analytics to everyone. It is a single, unified product for visually analyzing complex data sets; generating sophisticated data visualizations, dashboards and reports; and enhancing data-driven decision-making enterprise wide. WebFOCUS InfoAssist+ empowers business users with the ability to glean new value and insight out of their data, without the need to involve IT and business intelligence (BI) developers for many of their analytical needs. This session will demonstrate how you can use IA+ to empower users with self-service BI.

12:10 - 1:00 p.m. Networking Lunch
* Visit out Expert Desk for Product Information and Customer Support.

1:10 - 1:50 p.m. Afternoon Breakouts

WebFOCUS 8201M Collaborative Portal Features
Presented by Joe Ho, Systems Engineer, Information Builders
This session will be a journey through a wide array of new collaborative features of the portal that promote synergy in your business intelligence deployment.


What's New in ReportCaster 8201M
Presented by Mona Baker, Senior Account Support Manager, Information Builders
Find out all the new WebFOCUS ReportCaster features available in 8201M for both end users and administrators.

1:50 - 2:00 Presenter Setup

2:00 - 2:45 p.m. Hidden Gems in App Studio
Presented by Walter Blood, Director of Product Management & Support, Information Builders
Join us in the continuing search to find those little tricks/techniques to make our reporting easier and better. This time we will be looking at things you can use directly in AppStudio. We will review some overlooked SET commands, show how to create a multi-verb request and discuss some of the newer functions that are available.


Getting Started With iWay Big Data Integrator
Presented by Bob Shelton, Senior Solutions Architect, Information Builders
iWay Big Data Integrator simplifies the creation, management, and use of Hadoop-based data lakes. It includes a simplified, easy-to-use (Eclipse-based) interface, so you can spend less time coding and debugging. This session will review the latest updates to our Big Data Integrator offering.


Expert Desk Open!

2:45 - 3:30 p.m. WebFOCUS Enterprise Usage Monitor
Presented by Ray Pudlak, Area Technical Manager, and Dennis McCarthy, Area Technical Specialist, Information Builders
The WebFOCUS Enterprise Usage Monitor (EUM) provides a real-time, 360-degree view of your WebFOCUS deployment, including the reporting server, database server, and mid-tier applications, as well as your users. This session will provide you with ways to get a clear picture of the information assets being accessed, how and when they are being used, and by whom.

3:30 - 3:45 p.m. Q&A and Raffle for a Summit 2018 Pass!!!

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