SAPInsider BI 2016 Las Vegas

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Save the date! This February, we’re heading back to Las Vegas for SAPinsider BI2016 and HANA2016. Register as one of our guests and receive a $400 discount.

Analytics end-to-end! An in-depth examination of the full analytics process and how to make it work at your organization
Eric Vallo & Dallas Marks | BI Pre-conference session | Palmer 2 | Monday, February 15, 2016 | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Attend this session for a comprehensive look at the end-to-end analytics process, critical steps necessary for successfully deploying the right analytic tools and process, and specific ‘gotchas’ to look out for that can lead to unwanted results. The analytics process has many stages, and an increasing number are hidden by modern tooling. Attend this in-depth workshop to:

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the full analytics process from multiple points of view and insight into how analytics can go badly wrong
  • Understand how SAP’s BI tools fit into this process
  • Learn how common data analysis problems can invalidate your predictions and sabotage your business, and get tips for avoiding these mistakes
  • Learn how common data analysis problems, such as the need for data integration and discovery can invalidate your predictions and sabotage your business
  • Examine the data analytics workflow in detail, from modeling and measurement to statistical testing, machine learning, and conclusion
  • Get techniques to identify problems, such as biased measurements or incorrect models, and practical steps to avoid them
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Cloudy with a chance of analytics: Explore cloud capabilities and deployment architectures
Eric Vallo | Admin Track 4 | Mouton 1 | Tuesday, February 16, 2016 | 4:30 PM – 5:45 PM

The Cloud is pervasive. It’s used by devices and apps we use every day. Mainstream analytics solutions are a slow starter to take on a persona in the Cloud. But recent innovations there and new security certifications make the Cloud an attractive environment to foster SAP Analytics solutions. Join SAP Mentor Eric Vallo for a lively discussion of the capabilities of the Cloud, the challenges in information security, and flexible architectures that can scale to any high demand SAP Analytics solution’s needs.

Meet the Mentors: BI platform administration
Eric Vallo & Dallas Marks | Lafleur 2 | Wednesday, February 17, 2016 | 2:30 PM – 2:50 PM
SAP mentors Dallas Marks and Eric Vallo will facilitate this interactive discussion and sharing of ideas for efficient, effective administration of your SAP BI platform. Share useful tips you have uncovered, and get new ideas from your conference cohorts. Take home plenty of practical tips and new resources for when you return to the office.

Secrets of customizing the BI Launch Pad in SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.2
Dallas Marks | BI Track 7 | Palmer 2 | Thursday, February 18, 2016 | 8:30 AM – 9:45 AM

Get practical tips and techniques to customize your BI Launch Pad portal, as well as new personalization capabilities introduced in SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence 4.1. With detailed step-by-step instructions, learn how to deliver a tailored information portal that meets user needs without custom coding, including how to:

  • Add custom branding, logos, and colors to BI Launch Pad to build a brand for your Business Intelligence Competency Center
  • Use BI Workspaces to create custom landing pages for key departments in your organization
  • Personalize the SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence experience using custom color palettes, default paper size, and restricted feature access

SAP Lumira Integration for the SAP BusinessObjects BI platform: What BI Administrators Need to Know
Dallas Marks | Admin Track 7/BI Track 7 | Petrus 2 | Thursday, February 18, 2016 | 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm

SAP Lumira is now a full citizen of the SAP BI platform and no longer requires SAP HANA. Learn how to plan, size, and configure your existing landscape for the addition of the SAP Lumira for BI4 add-on and its in-memory database engine (formerly known as the Velocity engine), and how it compliments your existing SAP BI tools. You will:

  • Discover features of the new SAP Lumira in-memory database engine that enable integration with the SAP BI Suite
  • Learn how to size the SAP Lumira in-memory database engine for your environment
  • Understand hardware requirements, technical prerequisites, and CPU and memory resources necessary
  • Explore a step-by-step process for installing and configuring the SAP Lumira add-on for optimal performance and trusted data discovery

Making mobile magic with SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Dallas Marks | BI Track 5 | Mouton 2 | Friday, February 19, 2016 | 8:30 AM – 9:45 AM

Get best practices to mobilize SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence reports — both how to tailor your existing reports for tablet and smartphone devices, as well as hot to create new mobile-friendly views. Find out how to:

  • Prepare your BI platform for mobility
  • Use mobile-specific visualizations like bullet graphs, sparklines, and location analytics
  • Determine best uses for mobile vs. MobileDesigned (Card vs. Page Layout) when designing for mobile consumption
  • Distribute bursted and personalized content to users via their mobile device

Wynn Las Vegas
This event, held February 16-19, 2016 at the Wynn Las Vegas, provides strategic and technical education for professionals who use and support SAP BusinessObjects BI, SAP BW, and analytics solutions. BI 2016 is co-located with HANA 2016, Basis & SAP Administration 2016, and IoT 2016.

We’ll see you there!

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