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2018 Implementing Analytics Academy – Chicago

Implementing Analytics Academy is a new concept of a “college” style summit with a coordinated syllabus to enable companies to develop a culture of data driven decisions through the use of analytics. The program methodically takes participants through structured tracks of lecture and hands-on workshop to deliver a step-by-step approach to implementing analytics.

The 2.5-days forum is designed to bring both education and social bonding needed to form a community that can reach-out to each other past the confines of the Academy. As such, social time of breakfast, lunch, and dinner include events, education, and entertainment to bond participants and reinforce the learnings through the day.

The Academy focuses on the four components of implementing analytics of Mindset, People, Processes and Systems. Uniquely, the System workshop enables you to bring your own data and, in a confidential and non-competitive environment, see the actual results and ROI from analytics systems.

The final day focuses about storytelling and brings together all four components of building the culture of data driven decisions to prepare a budget, roadmap, plan, and story to take back to your company to gain approval to implement analytics, as well as, the on-going ability to convert analytics into compelling stories that drive decisions.

2018 Implementing Analytics Academy – Chicago

  • September 16-18, 2018
  • Chicago, IL
  • $799.00$1,399.00

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    Product Description

    Implementing Analytics Academy is a new concept of a “college” style summit with a coordinated syllabus to enable companies to develop a culture of data driven decisions through the use of analytics. The program methodically takes participants through structured tracks of lecture and hands-on workshop to deliver a step-by-step approach to implementing analytics.

    The 2.5-days forum is designed to bring both education and social bonding needed to form a community that can reach-out to each other past the confines of the Academy. As such, social time of breakfast, lunch, and dinner include events, education, and entertainment to bond participants and reinforce the learnings through the day.

    The Academy focuses on the four components of implementing analytics of Mindset, People, Processes and Systems. Uniquely, the System workshop enables you to bring your own data and, in a confidential and non-competitive environment, see the actual results and ROI from analytics systems.

    The final day focuses about storytelling and brings together all four components of building the culture of data driven decisions to prepare a budget, roadmap, plan, and story to take back to your company to gain approval to implement analytics, as well as, the on-going ability to convert analytics into compelling stories that drive decisions.


    Complete Schedule

    Sunday, September 16th, 2018

    1:00pm Ice Breaker/Academy Orientation

    Welcome and begin ice breaker games combined with Academy orientation of the Summit and what is expected of participants.



    1:20pm

    General Session – Next Generation Finance

    90% of Finance groups say they want to “transform” from trusted-score keeper to strategic partner to have a “seat at the table.” This session discusses what that means and value of transformation. Attendees will be introduced to techniques to transform finance from spreadsheet-driven accounting and reporting to a forward looking Predictive Powerhouse.


    1:50pm

    General Session – Roadmap Overview

    This session details the roadmap of the 4 components to build the culture of data driven decisions through analytics consisting of Mindset, People, Processes and Systems.

    2:30pm

    General Session – Mindset

    Mindset regards a person’s consideration toward affecting decisions.  The 4 Mindsets are Reporter, Commentator, Advisor and Strategist.  An example of a Reporter is the production of quarterly financials while the Commentator is focused on converting data into information via reports to measure and explain variance to plan.  All 4 Mindsets are needed in an organization. However, Mindsets must align to affect a culture of data driven decisions.  This session discusses the importance and elements of Mindset.

    3:00pm

    General Session – Benchmarking

    Improvement comes in steps and this session discusses benchmarking toward data driven decisions.  Attendees will learn effective ways to create a baseline, target and measure the steps along the way to assure ROI.

    4:00pm

    Workshop – Benchmarking

    In this workshop, attendees will work to identify how to establish, perform benchmarking and measure benchmarks and associated corrections along the roadmap.

    6:30pm Attendee Dinner and Refreshments

    Eat, drink and be merry!  We gather for social time and bonding on our journey to build community that will follow the Academy.


    Monday, September 17th, 2018

    7:45am Ice Breaker-Breakfast-Courses Orientation

    Continue ice breaker games combined with orientation of day’s courses and what is expected of participants.



     8:45am

    General Session – People

    This session is connected to Mindset enabling attendees to identify characteristics of their current or potential team members for each role of Reporter, Commentator, Advisor and Strategist. This also covers the need for alignment in building the culture for data driven decisions.


     9:15am

    Workshop – People

    This workshop takes participants through the process of assessing people, identifying gaps, preparing roles/responsibilities and assuring alignment.

     10:25am

    General Session – Process

    Often the achilles heel of building “culture”, this session identifies the written processes needed to institutionalize the culture of data driven decisions including data governance, training, and authorities for making decisions and advancing analytics.

     11:15am

    Workshop – Process

    This hands-on workshop helps attendees build the framework for effective written procedures and processes for training, data governance, and authorities.


    12:30pm Lunch-Analytics for Job Satisfaction & Career

    Eat and be merry!  Here we gather for social time and bonding with a presentation on how analytics contributes to career advancement.


     1:25pm

    General Session – Systems

    This session travels through the various technologies as it applies to each type of Mindset.  There is no one “uber” system and the strengths and weaknesses of the systems are explored so that users can bring the right system to the right people.

     2:00pm

    Workshop – Discovery Visualization System

    This workshop allows participants to bring their own data to load into Visualization tools to experience the insights contained in their data and provide a glimpse of the scope of ROI and contributions to data driven decisions.

     3:35pm

    Workshop – Discovery Visualization & Analytic System

    This workshop allows participants to bring their own data to load into Analytic tools to experience the insights and predictions contained in their data and provide a glimpse of the scope of ROI and contributions to data driven decisions.

    6:30pm Attendee Dinner-Refreshments-Trivia

    Eat, drink and be merry!  We gather for social time and bonding on our journey to build community that will follow the Academy.


    Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

    7:45am Ice Breaker-Breakfast-Academy Assessment

    Continue ice breaker games combined with participants assessment of the Academy.



     9:15am

    General Session – Storytelling

    The culmination of an analytics culture is the ability to tell a story that the business can digest toward making decisions.  Statistical numbers and complexity too often are not intelligible.  Here we discuss how to use visualization and simplification of the complex to deliver understanding of the analytics and to deliver the analytics that matter.


     9:50am

    Workshop – Storytelling

    This workshop uses the results from the System visualization to construct compelling presentations that drive decisions.


     11:00am

    Workshop – Storytelling to Convey Results of Discovery, Visualization & Analytics

    This workshop uses the results from the System analytics to construct compelling presentations that drive decisions.

    12:00pm Lunch-What’s Next at the Implementing Analytics Academy-Double Jeopardy

    Eat and be merry!  Here we gather for social time and bonding with a discussion of what lies ahead on the road to full certification for participants and a game of double jeopardy that will contribute to prizes at day’s end.


     12:55pm

    Workshop – Selling the Culture – Plan, Budget, ROI

    This workshop puts the pieces together of developing a plan, budget, and ROI for implementing analytics and the story for a culture of data driven decisions. This crucial workshop helps attendees build the business case for analytics in their organization.

    2:15pm

    Certification-Prizes-Farewell

    Here we gather for award of certification, announce winners of prizes, and our tearful farewell to our friends, but, knowing we have made lasting bonds and with a view to return for next year as we advance to the Junior level of the Academy.

    2:30pm Adjourn



     

    Here is a partial list of previous presenters:

     

    Who Should Attend?

    • Budget & Financial Analysts
    • CFO
    • Controller
    • Corporate Forecasting Manager
    • Corporate Strategy Manager
    • CPA
    • Director of Financial Reporting, Budgeting and Analysis
    • Director of Forecasting and Revenue Analytics
    • Director, Corporate FP&A
    • Director, Financial Reporting Analysis
    • Finance Manager
    • Forecast Manager
    • Forecasting & Planning and Analysis
    • Head of Financial Planning and Analysis
    • Lead Financial Analyst, Strategic Development
    • Manager, Budgeting & Purchasing
    • Operations Finance Manager
    • President
    • Senior Financial Analyst
    • Sr. Finance Manager
    • Sr. Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis
    • Vice President – Financial Analysis and Budget
    • Vice President for Business & Finance
    • Vice President of Finance & Treasury
    • Vice President, Corporate Planning & Allocation
    • VP, Business Finance Operations
    • VP, Finance
    • Data Managers / Directors
    • Analytics Managers / Directors
    • Data Scientists
    • Business Systems Managers
    • Data Engineers / Architects
    • CTOs, CIOs, CSOs
    • Business Development
    • Business Intelligence
    • Information Systems
    • And any other practitioners responsible for organizational data, strategy or business intelligence
    3M
    AIG
    Alliant Credit Union
    Amazon
    Applied Materials
    Arvest Bank
    Astellas
    Atmos Energy
    Autodesk, Inc.
    Belcan Engineering Group, Inc.
    Best Buy Canada
    Bose Corporation
    Brother International
    Canadian Diabetes Association
    CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
    Cars.com
    Cigna
    Clif Bar
    Country Financial
    DuPont
    Ebay
    Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
    Getty Images
    Ingersoll Rand
    Intel
    L3 Communications
    LEO Pharma
    LogMeIn
    Marriott International

    Mars Chocolate North America
    MasterCard
    Medtronic
    Microsoft
    Mission Produce, Inc.
    Moen
    Nestle Purina Petcare
    Nike, Inc.
    Nordson Corporation
    Overstock
    Pfizer
    Polycom
    Prudential
    Radian
    Red Bull
    Seventh Generation
    Shire Pharmaceuticals
    Siemens
    Standard Insurance
    Teva Pharmaceuticals
    Textron Inc.
    The Nielsen Company
    Thomson Reuters
    Union Bank
    University of Washington
    Visa Inc.
    Whole Foods
    Zurich Insurance

    As well as many other small and medium sized organizations…




    Attendee Participation Rates

    Early registration and group discounts below:

    Early Registration Rate Until 8/3/18 Regular Rates
    1 Attendee $1,399 $1,799 total
    2 Attendees $1,199/each $1,699/each
    3 Attendees $999/each $1,599/each
    4+ Attendees $799/each $1,399/each

    Venue and Hotel Information

    The academy will take place at:

    Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza River North
    350 W Mart Center Dr
    Chicago, IL 60654
    (312) 836-5000‎
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    Online Reservations:
    Reserve your room here

    $239/night – Limited amount of discounted rooms available —Room block expires September  3rd, 2018

    A Modern, Upscale Chicago, IL Hotel, With The Best Views In The City

    Chicago beckons as an exciting city escape, from boating adventures at Navy Pier to days spent exploring attractions like the Field Museum, Art Institute of Chicago and the Lincoln Park Zoo, or attend an event next door at theMart. Newly updated rooms, redesigned for the ultimate in guest comfort, combined with award-winning service and thoughtful amenities like the best parking value in Chicago, make stays at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza unforgettable.

    Meet for drinks at our chic Cityscape Bar with a skyline view considered the best in Chicago. Stop in for a breakfast buffet, or enjoy a new take on comfort food with a hearty dinner at Merchants Cafe. Located in River North, our hotel puts you close to trendy shops, award-winning restaurants, hip nightclubs and must-see sights like the Magnificent Mile and Willis Tower Skydeck.

    Parking and Transportation Options

    Parking at the venue:
    $35/day for overnight guests and $25/day from 7am – 7pm. All tickets must be validated at the front desk.

    Public Transportation:
    From O’Hare International Airport: Take the CTA Blue Line Train towards Forest Park and exit at Clark/Lake.

    • Head North on North Wells Street for 1 block.
    • Turn Left on West Wacker Drive for 1 block.
    • Turn Right onto North Orleans Street over the Franklin Street Bridge for 1 block before turning Left onto West Mart Center Drive (also referred to as West Wolf Point Plaza).
    • Destination will be on the Right past the first set of revolving doors.

    From Chicago Midway Airport: Take the CTA Orange Line Train towards the Loop and exit at Clark/Lake.

    • Head West on Lake Street toward North LaSalle Street.
    • Turn Right onto North Franklin (Orleans) Street over the Franklin Street Bridge for 1 block before turning Left onto West Mart Center Drive (also referred to as West Wolf Point Plaza).
    • Destination will be on the Right past the first set of revolving doors.
    The Hotel is located 1 mile from Chicago Union Station, .7 miles from Ogilvie Transportation Center, and accessible via the CTA Brown Line Train at the Merchandise Mart and .4 miles from the CTA Blue Line Train at Clark/Lake.