Analytics

Advanced Analytics and Data Science in WebFOCUS
Tech Level: For All
Thursday 11:15 - 12:15
Ira Kaplan, Information Builders
In a 2017 Forrester Research survey, 99 percent of respondents said data science is an important discipline for their organizations. Data science builds predictive models by discovering patterns in streaming and historical data, and driving more accurate and efficient decision-making. Join us for an overview of data science, best practices, and use cases across various industries. We will demonstrate WebFOCUS RStat, Python and R adapters, Jupyter notebooks, and WebFOCUS Reporting Server console statistical functions.
Advancements in the WebFOCUS Engine
Tech Level: Advanced
Prerequisite: Familiarity with WebFOCUS
Tuesday 1:15 - 2:15
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.
Enterprise Usage Management: Vital Tracking and Analysis of Your WebFOCUS Deployment
Tech Level: Intermediate
Wednesday 3:00 - 4:00
Mark Nesson, Information Builders
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. As an optional, standalone add-on to WebFOCUS Resource Analyzer, EUM extends and enhances resource tracking and management capabilities by allowing you to analyze and visualize vital resource management metrics, such as the most frequently run reports, response times, and the number of reports generated by time of day.
Fast Track Your Way to Success: Accelerate Your Data and Analytics Advantage
Tech Level: Intermediate
Wednesday 11:15 - 12:15
Marcy Tait, Information Builders
Fast Track is a program that is offered to our new and existing customers. For our Summit Attendees, this session will cover best practices and techniques that you may have not been exposed to yet. Metadata essentials will be covered as well as managing BI Modular Development Standards.
Introduction to WebFOCUS Designer
Tech Level: For All
Wednesday 1:45 - 2:45
Kathy Kendall, Information Builders
See what's new and what's coming in the WebFOCUS Designer product! This presentation focuses on the production Designer release, plans for 2019, and how the product team is positioning Designer relative to InfoAssist and AppStudio. By the time we're done, you'll know how and why WebFOCUS Designer is transforming the way business analysts and developers visualize data and publish impactful applications.
IoT Analytics and Real-Time Visualizations: Best Practices and Strategies
Tech Level: Intermediate
Wednesday 1:45 - 2:45
Dan Carotenuto, Information Builders
This session will discuss how to leverage WebFOCUS and iWay real-time visualizations for analytics applications in the Internet of Things (IoT). Topics include best practices, strategies, and architecture considerations, for functions such as predictive maintenance, asset management, fleet optimization, and customer relationship management.
Mapping Roadmap and Techniques: Insights That Go Beyond Reports and Charts
Tech Level: For All
Thursday 10:00 - 11:00
Mithu Datta, Information Builders
Mark Winslow, Information Builders
Digital data is exploding as businesses consistently gather more data than ever. Information Builders offers mapping integration with WebFOCUS, to enable location data that can provide actionable insights based on spatial patterns in data. This presentation will cover the past, present, and future of the various integration capabilities of WebFOCUS mapping. There will also be a preview of WebFOCUS Designer maps with multiple layers.
Using Salesforce.com
Tech Level: Novice
Thursday 1:45 - 2:45
Clif Kranish, Information Builders
Vincent Deeney, Information Builders
More than ever, organizations are relying on Salesforce.com for customer relationship management (CRM), and thanks to cloud-based services, companies no longer need to install any software: it's all available from a browser. Information Builders' customers that use Salesforce.com want the same access to analytics, visualizations, and insights as they have with data stored on-premises. In this session, you'll see how our Salesforce.com adapter provides that access, and how it can be blended with other data sources. You'll hear about recent enhancements to facilitate loading data to Salesforce.com and extracting large volumes of data for analysis in a local database. We will also explore the journey of a customer who makes use of these capabilities with Omni-Gen.
WebFOCUS Charting and Visualization Roadmap
Tech Level: For All
Tuesday 5:00 - 6:00
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.
WebFOCUS Integration with Google Analytics, BigQuery, Dynamics 365, Yammer, and Slack
Tech Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: REST Adapter
Thursday 3:00 - 4:00
Efrem Litwin, Information Builders
This presentation takes you through the process of integrating WebFOCUS with applications like Google Analytics, Google BigQuery, YouTube, Dynamics 365, Yammer, and Slack. Oauth security , which is used by these applications, will also be discussed. The attendees will gain knowledge on what to look for when integrating with other applications via their respective APIs.
WebFOCUS Roadmap
Tech Level: Intermediate
Tuesday 2:30 - 3:30
Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00
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.