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BI+Analytics Track Chair Highlights #BIAConf

The BI + Analytics conference is just around the corner, starting Monday, August 7th in Nashville.  As there are several opportunities for learning and networking, I thought I would highlight some of the sessions I will be attending.


Throughout the conference

  • Eventful Conferences has mobile app to keep you connected to sessions, speakers, social media, and attendees
  • 10 hands-on sessions (2 of which are SOLD OUT)
  • 35 customer presentation stories
  • 7 tracks
  • Networking Opportunities



From ASUG:

Network with ASUG members and the Tennessee Chapter for drinks and local fare at Nashville City Winery on Monday, Aug. 7 from 6–8 p.m.

o             Compliments of sponsor, Protiviti. Enter Protiviti’s drawing for a chance to win an Amazon Echo Show!

o             Registration is not required for this networking event.

Track Chair Highlights

This year, for the first time, I am a track chair for this conference run by Eventful Conferences.  What does a track chair do, you ask?

Source: Eventful Conferences

For certain sessions, I’ll be introducing the speaker and helping to moderate questions.

The above are my track assignments (subject to change)

Download the complete agenda here


Track 1 – BI Strategy


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I’ll introduce Bryan Massie and Adam Mohr of Lockheed Martin who will share their Predictive story.  This is in room 104A-B, Level 1, Music City Center.  Adam presented at ASUG Annual Conference this year and did a great job presenting the material.

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Next up in Track 1, BI Strategy, is SAP Mentor Ingo Hilgefort’s session on selecting the right tool.  This is always a popular session and even if you have seen it before, I recommend seeing it again as tools and needs change.  This is in room 104A-B, Level 1.


Track 1 – BI Strategy

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On Tuesday, in Track 1 at 11:20 AM I have the honor to introduce Tim Gibel, Command Analytics Team Lead , Royal Canadian Navy.  He was at the keynote last year, and I expect a full crown to hear about the Royal Canadian Navy.  This is in room 104A-B, Level 1.

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Next I have the pleasure of introducing Pierre Cassano, SAP Australia.  I met Pierre in 2012 when I had a wonderful time at Mastering BI In Australia.  You can’t beat a title that has “fluff” in it, right?


This is in room 104A-B, Level 1.


Track 3 – Data Foundation


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On Wednesday, I get to introduce Jennifer Rhudy of Organic Valley.  Jennifer and her colleague presented an ASUG webcast Lessons Learned from an Enterprise SAP BusinessObjects Lumira Deployment at Organic Valley

It was highly rated and Jennifer provided a great deal of information to attendees.  This was a popular webcast and I expect this session to be popular on Wednesday too.  This is in room 104E, Level 1.

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Next Angie Pinz of Caleres shares her HANA and Lumira story.  Angie is also an ASUG Volunteer with the Apparel, Footwear, and Fashion Community.  This is in room 104E, Level 1.


So here is my track chair agenda:

See you there?


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