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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.

Simon Short

CDO / Head of Business Intelligence at IMI Precision

Simon is an Accredited CDO/BI & Data Leader; project management and development of Data Warehouses, Data Lakes, Business Intelligence platforms, MDM, Performance Management Systems, predictive analytic solutions and Business Intelligence & Data strategies; Planning, BI and Balanced Scorecarding across many sectors: FMCG, Manufacturing, Govt Services, Distribution, Logistics, Facilities, Technology, Chemicals, Retail.

Ed Weber

Global Sales Executive IBM Data Science and AI

Ed Weber is the Global Sales Executive for IBM Data Science and AI.  In this role, Ed is focused on world-wide leadership in client journeys from Business Analytics to AI.

Rob Perrin

Products and Technology Experts' Team

Rob worked as a TM1 Consultant from 1994 – 2007, when he joined the Product Expert Team at IBM. His brief now is to make all European customers successful. He specialises in performance tuning and works regularly with the engineering teams in development.

Ollie Fulljames

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.

Draft Agenda

Main schedule

08:30 - 09:15

Arrival & breakfast

09:15 - 10:00

Welcome & Sempre Update – Neil Harvie

10:00 - 10:45

Customer Journey: Turning data to insights in a fraction of the time – Simon Short, IMI Precision Engineering

10:45 - 11:45

Financial Planning Analytics Demo & Roadmap – Catherine Wakelin, Sempre Analytics & Rob Perrin, IBM

11:45 - 12:00

Break & pre-scheduled Consultant Surgery sessions.

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

12:00 - 13:00

What’s new with Cognos Analytics Demo & Roadmap– Tom Clark, Sempre Analytics and Edward Weber, IBM

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch and pre-booked  Consultant Surgery sessions.

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

14:00 - 15:00

Round Table Introductions and Business Challenges

15:00 - 15:15

Break and pre-booked Consultant Surgery sessions.

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

15:15 - 16:15

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

16:15 - 16:30

Round-up and Close followed by networking drinks – Nick Patrick

All day schedule

11:45; 13:00 & 15:00

1-2-1 Consultant Surgeries

Take a personalised look at your specific challenges and get some high level advice for moving forward. Book yours here.

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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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Event time:

08:30 - 16:30

Location:

Haydock Park Racecourse
Newton-le-Willows
WA12 0HQ

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