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For some reason, I’m suspecting a quiet front on the BI/Analytics front here in Orlando.  Will we see some news about Cloud for Analytics (C4A) or maybe news on 4.2 coming out of ramp-up?  Maybe.  With the exception of anything C4A related, I just don’t have a feel that anything ‘big’ is being prepped for an announcement.  I am hoping to see some cool stuff being shown on the keynote stage, though.  It would be great to see some cool analytics use cases and customer stories from the main stage.  And of course, I’m looking forward to hearing ‘Woz’ talk on Tuesday afternoon!

As for my three picks, this year I’m doubling down.  I found three interesting presentations on the ASUG BI agenda that seem really neat, plus I’ll be moderating three ‘meetup’ sessions around analytics on Wednesday afternoon that I hope you’ll check out!  Without further ado here are my ‘ASUG BI Session Sixpack’ for 2016:

A5452: Wednesday, 5/18 11am-12pm (S331B)

From Predictive to Prescriptive Analytics: A University’s Tale

A4342: Thursday, 5/19 12:30pm-1:30pm (S331B)

Exciting New Features in New Web Intelligence and Semantic Layer Release

A5425: Tuesday, 11am-12pm (S331D)

BI and SAP HANA Platform Optimization – Graybar Lessons Learned Leverage Existing BI Models

And as for my sessions, check them out on Wednesday afternoon:

A4543: ASUG BI Community Roundtable (S320 Roundtable 1) 12:45pm-1:45pm

A5820: ASUG Healthcare Analytics Community Meet-Up (ASUG Hub) 2:15pm-3:15pm

A5821: ASUG Business Intelligence Community Meet-Up (ASUG Hub) 3:30-4:30pm

As always, check out the ASUG BI Community Brochure for details on all of the ASUG BI sessions being offered this year.  And make sure to stop and say hi to any of the ASUG BI Volunteers you see- session ideas are always welcome.  As well as just saying hello!!

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