Tuesday, Jun 04

12:00 PM

Applying Machine Learning for Better Data Quality
Tech Level: Novice
Kam Wong, Information Builders
Aditya Sriram, Information Builders
Traditional data quality requires the user to define the search rules when it comes to detecting errors and anomalies. In this session, join us to learn how machine learning techniques are used for data management projects and how to deploy the models into a data quality workflow for an operationalized system to monitor data quality going forward.
Data | Ends at 1:00 PM

Creating Infographic Style Reports via PDF
Tech Level: Intermediate
Melissa Smith, Allegis Group
Over the past year, Allegis Global Solutions (AGS) has developed a scorecard portal to grade thousands of suppliers supporting its business. To avoid the provisioning and maintenance of the large quantity of external users, AGS has created an automated solution where visually appealing static dashboards are generated in a PDF format for retrieval on shared workspaces. Attend this session to hear and see what Allegis has been able to achieve.
Spotlight | Ends at 1:00 PM

Learn to Add Custom Visualizations to WebFOCUS
Tech Level: Novice
Dan Weingart, Information Builders
Donal Terrell, Information Builders
In this lab, users will learn how easy it is to download and install custom visualizations using the Chart Extension technology in WebFOCUS and the D3 programming language. While not a programming lab, users will be exposed to the basic steps required to construct a custom D3 visualization and enable it inside of the WebFOCUS ecosystem.
Analytics Labs | Ends at 1:00 PM

Nationwide Engagement With WebFOCUS SaaS Offering and Salesforce Integration
Tech Level: Intermediate
Prakash Thumboli, Nationwide Insurance
Matt Chapin, Information Builders
To enable self-service reporting and data mining by business analysts, Nationwide partnered with Information Builders to explore a WebFOCUS Software as a Service (SaaS) solution. This presentation will cover the business value in moving to a SaaS solution and technical challenges that had to be solved for connecting to Nationwide on-premises data. Also, integration of SaaS solution with Salesforce will be covered, as Nationwide hoped to provide a seamless experience for its sales team and also enable business analysts to perform self-service reporting and data mining.
Spotlight | Ends at 1:00 PM

Solving Community Problems With WebFOCUS Dashboards
Tech Level: Intermediate
Aaron Palacios, County of Los Angeles - Chief Executive Office
Napoleon Valera, County of Los Angeles - Chief Executive Office
Linville Young, Los Angeles County ISD
This session discusses how Los Angeles County used WebFOCUS Dashboards to support various community initiatives, including helping to reduce local water usage and addressing the gender pay gap.
Spotlight | Ends at 1:00 PM

Voya's Choice in Omni-Gen Master Data Management
Tech Level: For All
James Yang, Voya Investment Management
This session will focus on Voya Investment Managment's decision to choose Omni-Gen Master Data Management (MDM) Edition and what the business drivers were for MDM. Attendees will learn about the quick implementation and what Voya has been able to achieve with its new MDM environment.
Spotlight | Ends at 1:00 PM

Wonder Why the Demos Look So Easy? Metadata Magic!
Tech Level: Novice
Lori Pieper, Information Builders
Heidi Bale, Information Builders
This lab will bridge the gap between the demos you see and the underlying metadata that makes content development look like magic. It will show how easy metadata enrichment can translate to the ease of use in tools like InfoAssist, WebFOCUS Designer, App Studio, etc. For example, adding business definitions in your metadata ensures consistency and reusability. This and other metadata enhancements can provide a more repeatable and maintainable foundation for your business intelligence.
Analytics Labs | Ends at 1:00 PM

1:15 PM

Advancements in the WebFOCUS Engine
Tech Level: Advanced
Prerequisite: Familiarity with WebFOCUS
Alexey Vorovich, Information Builders
This presentation will cover key server features included in the past two releases of WebFOCUS. Capabilities to be discussed include new language features, simplified functions, fan trap elimination, new adapters, streamlined server security, metadata, and upload on the Web Console. We will also provide an overall release roadmap and a summary of support.
Analytics | Ends at 2:15 PM

Excel Solutions: Tips and Techniques
Tech Level: Novice
Prerequisite: Familiarity with App Studio
Michelle Moody, Information Builders
Robert Recker, Information Builders
Microsoft Excel continues to be one of the most popular tools for storing, accessing, and analyzing business information. This hands-on lab provides tips and techniques for building complex, multi-sheet workbooks that take advantage of the latest in WebFOCUS and spreadsheet technology. Examples will demonstrate enhanced features available to generate the Excel XLSX workbooks, as well as key styling techniques that will be useful across all report formats.
Analytics Labs | Ends at 2:15 PM

Improving Customer Experience Through Master Data Management, Embedded BI, and Page Designer
Tech Level: Intermediate
Dillon Moses, Elavon
Venkat Naljala, US Bancorp Elavon
Ever been asked to make a dashboard exactly like a former spreadsheet? Now through Page Designer we can allow users to upload their spreadsheet data directly and make changes to existing SQL tables. We will show you how to do this through a beautiful page designer dashboards and embedded BI.
Spotlight | Ends at 2:15 PM

Insights at IPG: Interactive Portals and Dashboards Power the Business
Tech Level: For All
Diane Weisberger, Intertape Polymer Group
Intertape Polymer Group Inc. (IPG), together with its subsidiaries, operates globally in the packaging industry. It develops, manufactures, and sells various tape products, void-fill solutions, and films. One of IPG's early analytical deliverables was an executive portal that provides interactive analytics and insights, which was delivered within a few months. Expanding beyond the initial project, IPG has deployed a family of portals called Insights, which helps IPG business teams run and track their business. These portals have participation across the fabric of the company, from CEO to sales management to operational professionals. This session will survey the portals and dashboards that help run the IPG business during a period of major growth. From these examples, attendees will get a better understanding of what can be accomplished with some of the newer features in WebFOCUS and the path IPG took to keep up to date with product releases, all while rolling out business user focused capabilities.
Spotlight | Ends at 2:15 PM

Omni-Gen Operations and the Evolution of the Console
Tech Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: Familiarity with Omni-Gen
Louis Deturris, Information Builders
This presentation will review the best practices for Omni-Gen operations for design time, promoting across development/test/production environments, and leveraging the operations console for day-to-day production monitoring.
Data | Ends at 2:15 PM

Rapid Integration Is Key to a Forward-Thinking Merger and Acquisition Strategy at Coty
Tech Level: Intermediate
Marc Luvshis, Information Builders
A merger between Procter & Gamble and our customer, beauty products manufacturer Coty, necessitated an enhanced ability to integrate data, systems, and more. Among other things, this required new ways of operating and architecting its integration capabilities. In this session, you'll hear how Coty fostered scalable development, standardized design, quality control, an ability to plan activities in parallel, the ability to estimate based on high-level design, and more.
Spotlight | Ends at 2:15 PM

Supercharge WebFOCUS Computes With Data Science: RStat and the New RServe Adapter
Tech Level: For All
Prerequisite: Prior use of RStat or interest in predictive analytics or machine learning.
Andrew Kirby, Information Builders
Ira Kaplan, Information Builders
WebFOCUS RStat is a fully integrated business intelligence (BI) and data mining environment. It supports data modeling as well as data scoring. In this session, we'll review both data modeling and scoring, along with the recently introduced RServe Adapter, which integrates WebFOCUS into the R environment for computing the values of virtual data fields. You'll be able to run your scripts and models to enhance your reports and visualizations, providing a deeper understanding and analysis of the information you have in your data.
Analytics Labs | Ends at 2:15 PM

Tips and Techniques: WebFOCUS 8 Responsive Form Design
Tech Level: Novice
Prerequisite: Familiarity with App Studio.
Karen Veenstra, Florida Department Of Transportation
Roger Panfil, RCD Business Solutions
This session will focus on tips and techniques for responsive launch form design, taken directly from the Florida Department of Transportation's (DOT) migration from WebFOCUS 7.7 to WebFOCUS 8.2. The session will also cover development best practices and includes a review of a set of responsive form templates offered to the DOT user community in the business units. The form templates jump start the re-writing of legacy HTML launch forms into new responsive forms suited for the WebFOCUS 8 MRE and portal environments.
Spotlight | Ends at 2:15 PM

2:30 PM

Bring Your Reports to Life With In-Document Analytics
Tech Level: Intermediate
Maria Volant, Information Builders
Kevin Kratzer, Information Builders
WebFOCUS In-Document Analytics provides analytical capabilities inside your existing reports, while giving users the ability to explore information whether they are connected the network or not. Users are also empowered to analyze information in different ways without the need for multiple reports or dashboards. These flexible, single documents provide the agility needed to Sort, Filter, Rollup and Chart, and more in any browser, on any device, and from any location. In this lab, in addition to the analytics capabilities mentioned above, you will get hands-on experience creating interactive reports, charts, and dashboards using InfoAssist. You will explore some design-time options, such as inserting images, reports, charts, and filter prompt controls into your dashboard. You will also learn how to enable column heading freeze on your interactive reports.
Analytics Labs | Ends at 3:30 PM

Implementing InfoSearch for WebFOCUS Apps
Tech Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: Familiarity with WebFOCUS
David Glick, Information Builders
WebFOCUS InfoSearch is a new and innovative product that makes Google-like search available for your business intelligence (BI) assets. Just enter a data value and the product will find all the content items that can provide more information about that data value. Attend this lab and experience the building of search index and the end-user experience.
Analytics Labs | Ends at 3:30 PM

MacGyver Explained
Tech Level: Advanced
Prerequisite: Familiarity with JOINs
Walter Brengel, Information Builders
The infamous MacGyver technique, named after the TV show of the genius who can fix almost anything with some bubble gum and a paper clip, will be explained. Come see how it works and, more importantly, what you can do with it. Attendees will also be treated to a review of MacGyver file, with several examples showing what can be done with it.
Fundamentals | Ends at 3:30 PM

Omni-HealthData Innovations and Roadmap
Tech Level: Intermediate
Dennis McLaughlin, Information Builders
This session will explore the latest innovations in the Omni-HealthData core platform, Healthviews, and Insights. We will also examine the new capabilities we have planned on administration and maintenance, performance, new subjects and models, cloud deployment, and exciting new business content in Care Management Insights.
Data | Ends at 3:30 PM

Six Styles of Customer Analytics
Tech Level: For All
Rita Sallam, Gartner
Advances in customer analytics enable us to better understand and listen to our customers, explore their challenges, and more accurately create products and services specific to their needs. Understanding and then effectively applying analytic approaches is key to success. This webinar examines the six styles of customer analytics and identifies how you can adopt the right mix for your organization.
Perspectives | Ends at 3:30 PM

Speeding Up the HTML Page
Tech Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: Some knowledge of the AppStudio Composer tool and jQuery
Maryann Federico, Information Builders
Barry Solomon, Information Builders
In this session, we will demonstrate numerous techniques to speed up the loading of the HTML page. Attendees will join us in exploring search control techniques and allowing controls to be populated only when necessary.
Fundamentals | Ends at 3:30 PM

University Instructor Analytics: Quantitative Instructor Assessment
Tech Level: Intermediate
Lele Pi, Mid-America Christian University
Attend this customer-led session to hear about Mid-America Christian University's Instructor Analytics Project (IAP). Through the project, the university uses reports, dashboards, diagrams, and matrices to provide insight into, quantify, and improve instructional performance. Users have acces to key performance indicators for attendance, calendar implementation, and can post and solicit feedback on news, grades, quizzes, and more.
Spotlight | Ends at 3:30 PM

WebFOCUS Roadmap
Tech Level: Intermediate
Jim Thorstad, Information Builders
This presentation will review the plan for new features and enhancements in WebFOCUS and related products. Attendees will see detailed schedules and demonstrations of upcoming features and functions. The presentation and demonstration will focus on the competitive advantages and overall benefits of the WebFOCUS product line.
Analytics | Ends at 3:30 PM

3:45 PM

Charting the Hidden Depths of HTML5 Extensions
Tech Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: Good understanding of JavaScript methods. Familiarity with D3 and Chrome dev tools is advantageous.
Anthony Alsford, Information Builders
Learn the "hidden" attributes of HTML5 extensions as well as a foray into how to harness moonbeam properties within the HTML5 extension.
Analytics Labs | Ends at 4:45 PM

Design and Construction of a DataMart Using Data Management Console
Tech Level: Intermediate
Bryan Fenske, FIRMA Foreign Exchange Corporation
FIRMA Foreign Exchange Corporation will lead a discussion on how an impending core system replacement prompted the need for data reporting continuity. This session will touch on how FIRMA and its information management team proposed a solution involving the construction of a data mart from scratch, and then selected and used the tool to carry out its ambitious new goal.
Spotlight | Ends at 4:45 PM

Introduction to Information Builders Cloud
Tech Level: For All
Daniel Ortolani, Information Builders
Mark Nesson, Information Builders
If your company is considering a move to the cloud, this is the session for you! This session will introduce attendees to Information Builders Cloud and its associated services. Attendees will learn both foundational cloud concepts and terminology, as well as a detailed review of the AWS-based Information Builders Cloud architecture. Also included in this session will be a live walk-through of Information Builders Cloud provisioning and automated configuration.
Enterprise | Ends at 4:45 PM

Make Every System a System of Insight
Tech Level: For All
Boris Evelson, Forrester Research
Forrester's research has discussed Systems of Insight, which enable people to find the insights they need in a consistent and timely way. This can be taken to the next level by embedding insights directly into the applications and workflows that they use daily. Attend to learn how shortening the time from insight to action can improve company performance and drive a higher return from your data investments.
Perspectives | Ends at 4:45 PM

Montgomery County PD Ensures Data Is Timely and Accurate With WebFOCUS
Tech Level: Novice
Thomas Mullen, Montgomery County - Department of Police
In law enforcement, ensuring that accurate and timely information are presented to decision-makers is imperative to public safety. Command staff cannot afford the time to look for data across several different systems. In this session, you?ll see how solutions from Information Builders allows these systems to seamlessly present information in a manner that helps management to make more accurate choices. Using a WebFOCUS dashboard provides Montgomery County Police with real-time data that allows management to control costs, schedule resources and, improve accountability of all operations.
Spotlight | Ends at 4:45 PM

More Analytics Hidden Gems Hands-On
Tech Level: Intermediate
Walter Blood, Information Builders
Experiment with some of the techniques discussed in previous Hidden Gems presentations. Among this session's gems will be: working with multiple data instances at the same time using PARTITION functions; using statistical functionality; exploring the range of effects of the MacGyver technique; and experiencing the effects of various SETs and new user functions.
Analytics Labs | Ends at 4:45 PM

Omni/iWay Customer Meetup
Tech Level: For All
Louis Deturris, Information Builders
Dennis McLaughlin, Information Builders
Join other Omni and iWay users as well as our data management experts for an engaging networking session. This presentation will discuss what's on the Summit agenda, highlight customer successes, and discuss product direction.
Data | Ends at 6:00 PM

Using File Output Format (HOLD) Files in InfoAssist
Tech Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: Familiarity with InfoAssist
Rene Nunnington, Information Builders
Lee Donaldson, Information Builders
Using File Output Format (HOLD) files can greatly expand the use or performance of queries in InfoAssist. Learn what data formats are available, when to use them, and use cases for improving performance. The session will also cover best practices for HOLD file management.
Fundamentals | Ends at 4:45 PM

5:00 PM

Back to the Future: Back to Basics?
Tech Level: For All
Howard Dresner, Dresner Advisory Services, LLC
After several pendulum swings, including a sweep through free-form self-service analytics and big data, the industry is seeing a return to more governed data and analytics environments. None of these technologies are going away, but research from Dresner Advisory Services indicates that we need to reevaluate what is hype and what is reality, based on what your peers are accomplishing. In addition, core questions of data literacy, challenges facing enterprises, and the amount of time data is used in decision-making have increased in importance again. Join Howard Dresner for an in-depth and interactive examination of his Wisdom of Crowds research.
Perspectives | Ends at 6:00 PM

Blending Data With the Health and Fitness Industry
Tech Level: Novice
David Finkbeiner, ABC Financial Services
Brian Nunes, ABC Financial Services
Attend this session to learn how ABC Financial is providing insight into the gym industry with web design, embedded reporting, and visualizations. Over the last few years, ABC Financial has worked hard to turn a basic portal into a well-respected decision making tool for internal and external clients. Do you want to learn how one of the leading health and fitness billing companies combines multiple data sources into one source of the truth? Want to learn how the 800+ internal and 25,000+ external consumers use our portal? Want to understand some of the benefits and challenges faced when upgrading from 8.1.05 to 8.2.04? Join this presentation to learn the answers to those questions and many more.
Spotlight | Ends at 6:00 PM

Customize an In-Document Analytics Report Using Cascading Style Sheets
Tech Level: Novice
Prerequisite: Exposure to Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is beneficial but not required.
Michelle Moody, Information Builders
Jessica Chen, Information Builders
In-Document Analytics reports are self-contained reports especially designed for offline analysis. All the data and JavaScript needed to embed the data are packaged within the output file. Using an active report, there can interaction with the data, work offline without any additional plug-ins or programs, and save the report on a local machine with active report functionality. In this lab, it will be demonstrated how easy it is to customize the styling of all elements of the active report using cascading style sheets (CSS) class selectors.
Analytics Labs | Ends at 6:00 PM

Python Advanced Analytics and Data Science Computing With WebFOCUS
Tech Level: Novice
Ira Kaplan, Information Builders
Tim Ding, Information Builders
The WebFOCUS Python Adapter, introduced in WebFOCUS 8.2.05, turns Python scripts into computation engines for WebFOCUS COMPUTE expressions. In this hands-on lab, we will learn how to configure the Python Adapter and create wrappers (synonyms) for Python scripts. We then write our own Python scripts to match and extract text using regular expressions (patterns), apply linear regression models, query the WebFOCUS Repository, and more. Code available on GitHub.
Analytics Labs | Ends at 6:00 PM

WebFOCUS and Jail Management
Tech Level: Intermediate
Lisa Henderson, Montgomery County Technology Services
Janet Quarcoo, Montgomery County: Dept of Corrections
In this session, Montgomery County Technology Services will detail how Information Builders' business intelligence (BI) and analytics solutions were integrated with a newly developed Jail Management System. This has created the perfect mix for a technically advanced, three-tiered web-based solution and the delivery of real-time data points and analytics to the highly transient and fast-paced environment of a county jail.
Spotlight | Ends at 6:00 PM

WebFOCUS Architecture in a Nutshell
Tech Level: Novice
Paul Brochon, Information Builders
At its heart, WebFOCUS has a very elegant and robust architecture which has been designed to be efficient, secure, and versatile. With a solid understanding of its underpinnings, you can better configure WebFOCUS for success! In this high-level yet very thorough presentation, the WebFOCUS architecture will be laid out in an easy to follow format. We will build on concepts step-by-step by first laying out the WebFOCUS architecture. Then we'll take a look at several components that you might want to take advantage of to help manage your environment. Next, we will move into the WebFOCUS security framework before we roll into several options around embedding WebFOCUS. Whether you are new to the WebFOCUS platform or have been working with it for years, you are bound to walk away with a greater understanding of the overall WebFOCUS architecture.
Fundamentals | Ends at 6:00 PM

WebFOCUS Charting and Visualization Roadmap
Tech Level: For All
Dan Weingart, Information Builders
In this session, attendees will learn about our Visualization Roadmap for 2019 and beyond. Come see examples of the latest interactive HTML5 graph capabilities, as well as new visualization features for dashboards, Chart Designer, and WebFOCUS Insight.
Analytics | Ends at 6:00 PM