Alabama Business Analytics Community Meeting

May 17, 2018  |  Birmingham, AL

Missed IBM Think 2018?  Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

Join us on Thursday, May 17, for the Alabama Business Analytics Community Meeting, that brings together best practices, breakout sessions, hands-on learning, and networking opportunities with other business users you can learn from.

No matter your role or skill level, there’s something for you:

  • IBM Think conference highlights – the latest trends and top-of-mind questions
  • Exclusive updates on the IBM Analytics – be the first to know what’s next
  • New tips and tricks – improve ROI, save time and money
  • Network with peers – change ideas with people who have the same challenges.

Don’t miss the area’s business analytics event of the year! See you there!


Time Description
 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM Registration / Networking Lunch
 11:30 AM – 11:45 AM Welcome & Introduction
 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM IBM Think 2018 – Highlights & What’s New at IBM
Torben Noer, IBM Worldwide Technical Sales Leader
 12:45 PM – 1:30 PM Customer Presentation 1
Using Planning Analytics to Meet Corporate Strategy Goals
Wesley Waldrop, Finance Group Manager, BBVA Compass Bank
   1:30 PM – 2:15 PM Tips & Tricks and Hands-On Lab
Learn how to Author Cognos Reports in minutes not days
Hands on exercises for Planning Analytics (bring your laptop)
   2:15 PM – 3:00 PM Customer Presentation 2
Leveraging Data Governance for Effective Analytics
Jennifer Hooks, Data Manager, ProAssurance
  3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Group Discussion
Pros/Cons of moving to the Cloud, Lessons Learned
  3:30 PM Wrap-Up

Meeting Details

Date Location
Thursday, May 17, 2018
11:00 AM – 3:30 PM
UAB Alumni Affairs
1301 – 10th Avenue South | Birmingham, AL 35294-4555
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