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IBM Think 2018

Las Vegas, NV
March 19 – 22, 2018

What is IBM Think 2018?

Think about it… AI, Cloud, Data, IoT, and Security. They have merged in your world… and they have in ours too. That’s why we’re excited to announce a first ever event that reflects the way you do business: IBM Think 2018. Bringing together World of Watson and InterConnect to form the technology industry’s most important event.

You will learn about the latest advances in technology, hear keynotes previewing the newest solutions and network with industry leaders and peers. IBM Think 2018, happening in Las Vegas, Nevada March 19-22, 2018.

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IBM Analytics University 2017

Join DataClarity in New Orleans, LA, at IBM Analytics University – your source for up-to-the-minute knowledge on how IBM Analytics solutions can work for, with, and in your business. Learn about current offerings, new releases, updates and future direction for the IBM Analytics portfolio.

Join hands-on workshops, in-depth discussions, product demonstrations, and even a competitive hackathon. Learn new skills and build your credentials right on site. See how IBM Cognos Analytics, IBM Watson Analytics, IBM Planning Analytics and IBM Predictive Analytics (including IBM Data Science Experience), function individually, but also how they integrate and work together to drive truly transformative change: from data to insight to action. Whether you’re a business user, a technical expert, a data scientist, a new customer, a seasoned pro, or still deciding which analytics path to take, there’s a place for you at the IBM Analytics University 2017.

Alabama Business Analytics Community Meeting

The Alabama Business Analytics Community invites you to join DataClarity and IBM on Thursday, August 17, in Birmingham, for an exclusive forum designed to help organizations connect with each other, share their stories, understand their IBM solutions better, and learn how to get the most out of their technology investment.


Time Description
 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM Networking Lunch
 11:30 AM – 11:40 AM Welcome & Introduction
 11:40 AM – 12:20 PM What’s New in Cognos Analytics
Features, functions, and roadmap
 12:20 PM – 1:00 PM Customer Experience
Implementing and upgrading Cognos Analytics
Jonathan McKnight, Business Intelligence Manager at Mspark
   1:00 PM – 1:40 PM What’s New in Planning Analytics
Features, functions, and roadmap
   1:40 PM – 2:20 PM Customer Experience
Transforming decision-making processes through business analytics
Jim Collins, Former Corporate CFO
  2:20 PM – 3:00 PM Round Table Discussion
Budgeting for projects, lessons learned, overcome roadblocks
Ask the Experts
 3:00 PM Wrap-Up

Meeting Details

Thursday, August 17, 2017
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
UAB Alumni Affairs
1301 – 10th Avenue South | Birmingham, AL 35294-4555

Executive Finance Luncheon, Tampa, FL

Join IBM and DataClarity for an Executive Finance Luncheon on Wednesday,  July 19th at Seasons 52 in Tampa, FL. Former Corporate CFO, Jim Collins, will share with you how finance organizations are transforming decision-making processes through business analytics.

Find out first hand how IBM and DataClarity can help your organization apply cognitive analytics to improve financial and operational performance management.


Time Description
 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Registration and networking
 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch & Presentation
   1:00 PM – 1:30 PM Wrap up, Q&A

Meeting Details

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Seasons 52
204 N Westshore Blvd. | Tampa, FL 33609

Learn over lunch how the office of finance is evolving

Join IBM and DataClarity for the IBM Finance Forum on Tuesday, May 23, in Atlanta, GA, to see how leading finance organizations are applying analytics to transform decision-making process to anticipate and shape business outcomes more effectively. Find out first hand how IBM and DataClarity can help your organization apply cognitive analytics to improve financial and operational performance management.

This is an excellent opportunity for you to learn how to:

  • Apply predictive modeling and optimization to improve foresight and trigger action
  • Align metrics, initiatives, and resources with strategy
  • Report with confidence to internal and external stakeholders
  • Gain new insights into the drivers of revenue, profit, and cash flow automatically from your data
  • Create timely, reliable forecasts to align costs with new levels of business activity
  • Improve responsiveness to internal and external risks


Time Description
 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Registration and networking
 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch & Presentation
   1:00 PM – 1:30 PM Wrap up, Q&A

Meeting Details

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Sage Woodfire Tavern Perimeter
Park Place Center
4505 Ashford Dunwoody Rd., Atlanta, GA 30346

IBM Vision 2017

To perform at your highest level, you need insight into the things that matter. You need confidence to make the right decisions. You need the right tools to make it happen. IBM Vision 2017 can help bring new meaning to business performance, illuminating a path forward that you never expected.

Vision 2017 is the premier global conference and the best place to learn about the solutions, and strategies you need to address the problems that are top-of-mind for CFOs, CCOs, CROs and compensation professionals in virtually all organizations.

This year’s tracks focus on solutions in five key areas: Financial & Operational Performance Management, Sales Performance Management, Governance, Risk and Compliance, Business Intelligence and Data Discovery.

Join DataClarity and IBM in Orlando, FL, for three information-packed days to see how IBM Analytics solutions help you drive profitable growth, manage risk and optimize performance. We would love to meet you in person at the Booth 8.

So many reasons to attend IBM Vision 2017:

  • A specialized curriculum with more than 150 highly curated sessions and workshops featuring real-world case studies from your fellow IBM clients.
  • Get answers to the top challenges facing chief financial officers, risk and compliance officers, sales compensation professionals and more.
  • Share ideas with more than 1,800 business leaders, analysts, IT professionals and subject matter experts.

Deep Dive Seminar: Cognos Analytics – Art of the Possible

Join IBM and DataClarity for a Deep Dive into Cognos Analytics, on Thursday, March 9, 2017, in Atlanta, GA. This event will provide you detailed information to plan your upgrade approach while discovering exciting dashboarding, visualization, and storytelling capabilities available in Cognos Analytics.

Whether you have attended previous Southeastern Business Analytics Community meetings or are just interested in learning more, this will be an excellent opportunity for you to:

  • Discover current technical capabilities and future direction of Cognos Analytics
  • Learn from actual customers regarding their implementation experience
  • Walk through the upgrade process and dashboard creation
  • Hear about a cloud deployment use case
  • Discover Rave visualizations and the new Mapbox integration
  • Bring your questions and knowledge to share


Time Description
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM Introduction
10:15 AM – 11:00 AM Cognos Analytics Product Overview and Updates
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM Accentuating the Positive, Customer Success Story
11:45 AM – 12:00 PM Coffee Break
12:00 PM –  1:00 PM Cognos Analytics Product Update and Roadmap
  1:00 PM –  2:00 PM Working Lunch
Accelerate Your Analytic Applications
  2:00 PM –  3:00 PM Journey to Cognos Analytics, Dashboard Demonstration
  3:00 PM –  3:30 PM Cognos Analytics on Cloud
  3:30 PM –  4:00 PM Coffee Break
  4:00 PM –  4:30 PM Discover RAVE Customization and Mapbox Integration
  4:30 PM –  5:00 PM Q&A – Technical Deep Dive with Subject Matter Experts


SunTrust Gardens
Conference Center, Suite 105
303 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30308

Pivoting Your Analytics Journey, November 10, 2016 | Nashville, TN

When was the last time you really looked at IBM Business Analytics?

Data is all around us and continues to grow. There are hundreds of insights to be discovered, but data is difficult to grasp and no one tool can do it all. Lately at IBM, we’ve been changing things up. We’ve made analytics more accessible to more people while ensuring that enterprise business intelliegence (BI) is always centrally managed, governed and secure. Please join us at “Pivoting Your Analytics Journey” where IBM will share our latest projects and answer your questions. You’ll also view a demo of the IBM Business Analytics portfolio and hear about our latest offerings.

Join us on November 10 at Tennessee Brew Works to get a peek at how IBM is transforming Business Analytics. We look forward to sharing some great beer and some valuable insights with you. RSVP today!


Time Description
4:45 PM – 5:00 PM Registration & Networking
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM “Pivoting Your Analytics Journey” presentation and demo
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Networking reception
7:00 PM Brewery tour (optional)

Tennessee Brew Works
809 Ewing Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203

Southeastern Business Analytics Community Meeting, November 3, 2016 | Atlanta, GA

Can’t attend the IBM World of Watson event this year? No worries! Join us on Thursday, November 3rd, for the Fall Meeting of the Southeastern Business Analytics Community, the largest local community in the United States.

This is an excellent opportunity for you to:

  • Access IBM World of Watson conference highlights, keynote presentations, news, and more.
  • Listen and learn from actual customers regarding their Business Analytics implementation and deployment experience.
  • Participate in discussions to gain and share valuable insights.
  • Network with colleagues, industry experts, and IBM professionals.
  • Bring your questions, tips, and knowledge to share.

You will gain the practical knowledge you need to accelerate your company performance.