London 21 Nov 2019

Product Update & Networking

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What is FutureForum?

FutureForum continues to grow in popularity, frequently exceeding capacity. Our forums bring you up-to-date information regarding your IBM Planning & Analytics environments as well as complementing platforms that help bring different environments into a single view.

During the day you will have the opportunity to explore and discuss the various business challenges and success you and your peers have encountered, and use these to develop proven best practices within your organisation.

Why attend?

  1. Learn from the experts

    Consultant-led sessions will guide you through the latest updates to Cognos technology – see the latest capabilities and what’s coming round the corner.

  2. 1-2-1 Workshops

    Bring your technology questions to our 1-2-1 sessions. Speak directly to our specialist consultants about issues or queries affecting your business.

  3. Networking

    Break-out sessions and a roundtable provide the opportunity to learn from your peers; understand how other organisations are employing technology to benefit their business.

  4. World class speakers

    From cutting-edge technology providers to customer advocates, we’re proud to host a variety of international speakers at our FutureForums.

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Speakers

Catherine Wakelin

Planning Practice Director, Sempre Analytics

Catherine will be presenting our Financial Planning Analytics Demonstration. Watch a live demo and see what’s coming up next in the roadmap for IBM Cognos Planning Analytics.

Tom Clark

Business Intelligence Practice Director, Sempre Analytics

Tom will be presenting What’s New with Cognos Analytics 11.1 with a look to the future as we consider what’s next in the roadmap for IBM Cognos Analytics.

Geoff Forbes

Alexander Mann

Geoff is a qualified Accountant with 3 years’ experience in management accounts, financial reporting, and international accounting.  As part of the management accounts team, Geoff has developed solutions for new business process and software, has developed software interfaces and maintained a wide variety of financial systems in over 25 countries.

Dedicated to finding solutions to complex problems in the system and process design, Geoff specialises in Cognos Planning and Analyst, Sun Accounts, SQL.

Michael Peter

Sr, Offering Manager - Ecosystem Growth & Strategy, IBM

With over 20 years of technical sales experience with Cognos and IBM, Michael has a deep understanding of the BI marketplace. Building on his varied roles as a field seller, competitive analyst, demo designer and new product evangelist he now focuses on strengthening IBM’s partner ecosystem for the entire analytics portfolio.

Ollie Fulljames

Partner Account Manager, Automation Anywhere

Ollie is a Partner Account Manager at Automation Anywhere and is responsible for the relationship with Sempre Analytics. He has a background in Management Consulting and has been involved in the world of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) for 4 years in both delivery and sales capacities.

Nick Patrick

Co-Founder & Director, Sempre Analytics

Co-founder of Sempre, Nick has spent over a decade working with businesses to understand strategic goals and identify process pains.  Nick brings with him the experience of hundreds of customer implementations, innovative solutions and performance improvements.

Paul Prieto

European SAAS Technical Leader and Specialty Architect, IBM

Executive IT Specialist in the European Analytics division at IBM. Over 19 years of experience in the IT industry with a special focus on Analytics. During his career, Paul took on various roles ranging from technical account management for large financial organizations to his current assignment leading the technical strategy and execution for Analytics SaaS solutions at IBM Europe. Paul is currently a Fellow of the British Computer Society (BCS) and Chartered IT Professional. Paul enjoys being a mentor, writing, and teaching.

Draft Agenda

08:30-09:15

Arrival & Breakfast

09:15-10:00

Welcome & Sempre Update

Neil Harvie, Sempre Analytics

10:00-10:45

Customer Journey
Geoff Forbes, Alexander Mann

Hear from our customer and discover the Cognos journey they have traveled, success and challenges and how they were overcome

10:45 – 11:45

Financial Planning Analytics Demonstration Roadmap
Catherine Wakelin, Sempre Analytics & Paul Prieto IBM

You will be taken through the latest functions and capabilities of Planning Analytics – See how far you could take your Cognos environment.

During the Roadmap session, you will be shown insight and an overview of the Planning Analytics Product Roadmap to give you a behind-the-scenes view into where IBM is taking Planing Analytics.  With rapid releases and evolving functionality, there’s a lot to look forward to.

11:45 – 12:00

Break

+ pre-scheduled Consultant Surgery sessions,

 

+ Spotlight Sessions: Motio hosted by Edwin van Megesen & Sempre Help Desk hosted by Keiran Rice

12:00-13:00

What’s New with Cognos Analytics 11.1

Tom Clark, Sempre Analytics & Michael Peter IBM

You will be taken through the latest functions and capabilities of Cognos Analytics – See how far you could take your Cognos environment.

The Product Roadmap will give you behind-the-scenes insights into where IBM is taking Cognos Analytics.  With rapid releases and evolving functionality, the future is very bright.

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch

+ pre-scheduled Consultant Surgery sessions,

+ Spotlight Sessions: Motio hosted by Edwin van Megesen & Sempre Help Desk hosted by Keiran Rice

14:00-15:00

Round Table Introductions and Business Challenges

Sempre Analytics

Hear from your peers – lesson learned and challenges addressed, this is a great open room session into understanding what could help your organisation address bumps in the road and how your peers have already gone past the first hurdle.

15:00 – 15:15

Break

+ pre-scheduled Consultant Surgery sessions,

+ Spotlight Sessions: Motio hosted by Edwin van Megesen & Sempre Help Desk hosted by Keiran Rice

15:15 – 16:15

Robotic Process Automation (RPA)
Ollie Fulljames, Automation Anywhere & Neil Harvie, Sempre Analytics

Is your organisation ready for automation?  Discover how to build a world-class Intelligent Digital Workforce.

16:15 – 16:30

Round-up and Close followed by Networking Drinks
Nick Patrick, Sempre Analytics

Book a 1-2-1 slot with a Sempre expert

Bring your technology or business process questions to our 1-2-1 sessions. Speak directly to our specialist consultants about issues or queries affecting your business.

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"An enjoyable and informative day. Really useful as a way of gaining a rapid insight / update on planning and analytics applications. Thanks!"

David Smith, Commercial Finance Manager, Brewers Decorator Centres

“The thing I always take away from these events is how other companies are using the products and the discussions around the implementation process, business benefits, drawbacks etc.”

Andrew Insch, Director FP&A, Casual Dining Group

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Getting here

Event Date:

21 Nov 2019 -

Event time:

09:00 - 17:00

Location:

The May Fair Hotel,
Stratton Street,
Mayfair,
London,
W1J 8LT

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