Future of Webi Sessions

Web Intelligence is the most popular and widely used tool of the SAP BusinessObjects suite and it just continues to get better with a ton of new functionality being added to it with the latest BI 4.2 release. This year’s IBIS 2016 includes 9 hands-on training modules in Webi 4.2 in addition to over 10 seminar sessions on best practices and new features. These include two recently added sessions from  Grégory Botticchio , from the SAP Product Management team in Paris, France responsible for the Webi product.

One session entitled Exciting new features in Web Intelligence and Semantic Layer 4.2 release will highlight the new functionality added with BI 4.2 SP3 as well as discuss what is coming in SP3 and SP4 and a new look Webi in 2017.

The other session Interactive influence session: SAP Business Objects Web Intelligence is a true interactive influence session where you will be able to provide feedback and ideas to SAP for enhancing and determining future features in Webi.

SAP FranceGrégory Botticchio is part of the EMEA Product Management team, with a focus on the Web Intelligence product. In this position, he is jointly responsible for the business success of the Web Intelligence solution, as well as definition of the multiyear roadmap together with the product owner. Responsibilities include defining and driving field and partner enablement; market, product and competitive positioning; demos; sales support and leading customer councils. Grégory Botticchio is the point of contact for the development teams and the field teams

 

 

 

 

 

 

IBIS 2016 Keynotes

Monday

Let’s Speak BO – The Force Reawakens

BusinessObjects has dominated the Business Intelligence landscape for more than two decades and remains the most popular BI suite in use today. While there has been much hype about alternative solutions replacing it, a remarkable resurgence in its usage by both existing and new organizations has occurred instead. The BusinessObjects force has reawakened!
InfoSol CEO, Paul J. Grill, will share his unique insights and entertaining stories on what has been happening in the SAP BusinessObjects universe in the last year , and how the Force is being harnessed for the greater good…. the saga continues!

The InfoSol 2016 BI Dashboard Awards

Business Intelligence Dashboards still dominate the BI landscape and the creativity, ingenuity and effectiveness of their usage in organizations have no bounds.
The InfoSol Dashboard Awards provide an opportunity for any organization to showcase their really interesting, cool, compelling or effective Business Intelligence dashboard application or solution that is being used for business benefit today.
The winners of the 2016 Awards for Best Business Dashboard, Limitless Business Intelligence Dashboard and Most Valuable Dashboard will be announced and interviewed live on stage to explain how their solution came about and the difference it has made to their organization.

Tuesday

The Social Enterprise Keynote by Yolande

Title: Learn something about social enterprise, you will. Yes, hmmm.

Social Enterprise is no longer something that is a separate type of enterprise. Every enterprise (large and small) is finding the need to develop this agenda to ensure longevity and sustainability. Predictions state that businesses that lack this intelligence will become irrelevant in as little as 5 years. So what separates the different models and how can we all get started to ensure a bright future and a healthy bottom line?

The XI Prize

At IBIS 2015, Yolande Grill, COO and Chief Transformation Officer of InfoSol, announced an exciting new initiative and challenge to everyone to create a Business Intelligence solution that would make a positive impact and difference in the world. This initiative is called the XI Prize and InfoSol would donate software and provide BI expertise to help get these solutions started.
One year later, we want to share the status of 4 different BI solutions that have started as a result of this initiative and invite representatives from the organizations who will benefit from them to talk about their significance and potential impact.

Wednesday

The Future of Business Intelligence Panel Discussion

Paul Grill, CEO of InfoSol, will interview a panel of seasoned BI professionals and experts on their thoughts about the current state of Business Intelligence and what they see as its future direction over the coming years. Attendees may submit questions in advance by emailing ibis@infosol.com or live during the session.

IBIS 2016 Conference Overview

Conference Overview

The track sessions and hands-on boot camps go beyond traditional training and information exchange.  Led by top experts and experienced users, they will provide a unique opportunity to learn new techniques and best practices in using the most popular BI solution in the world – BusinessObjects.

Sessions are offered in all the popular BusinessObjects products as well as Management and executive sessions to learn how different organizations are implementing amazing solutions with the suite along with new innovations and add-on tools that enhance BO even further.

So Let’s Speak BO

For just $3,750, IBIS 2016 Main Conference All-Inclusive Registration is truly an incredible value and includes all of the following:

  • Three full days of accelerated immersion training and knowledge transfer around the BusinessObjects tools that goes far beyond the traditional including BusinessObjects Web Intelligence, Xcelsius/Dashboards 4.x, IDT, Administration and so much more…

IBIS Immersion Training

  • Three nights resort accommodations at the award-winning Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Carlsbad, CA – situated close to the spectacular Pacific Ocean (a $1600 value)

IBIS 2016 Hotel Photo

  • Group meals, breaks, events, resort fees, discounted $10/night valet parking for 3 nights, high speed Wi-Fi/internet, generous resort amenities and special discounts for IBIS 2016 attendees (a $1675 value)

IBIS Group Events

For just $1,075 additional to your IBIS 2016 main conference registration, the Pre-Seminar All-inclusive Workshops include:

  • One full day of hands-on immersion training
  • One night resort accommodation (Saturday) at the award-winning Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Carlsbad, CA
  • Breakfast, lunch, breaks, resort fee, discounted $10/night valet parking for 1 night, high speed Wi-Fi/internet, generous resort amenities and special discounts for IBIS 2016 attendees

For just $2,025 additional to your IBIS 2016 main conference registration, the Post-Seminar All-inclusive Boot camps include:

  • Two full days of deep dive, hands-on Boot camps
  • Two nights resort accommodations (Wednesday and Thursday)at the award-winning Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Carlsbad, CA .
  • Breakfasts, lunches and breaks both days, discounted $10/night valet parking for 2 nights, high speed Wi-Fi/internet, generous resort amenities and special discounts for IBIS 2016 attendees

Hotel Overview

IBIS 2016 FAQ Hotel Balcony View

PARK HYATT AVIARA RESORT 7100 Aviara Resort Drive Carlsbad, California, USA, 92011

Providing a truly inspiring setting, Park Hyatt Aviara Resort is a tranquil, luxury retreat situated on Southern California’s sun-drenched Pacific Coast.  Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Park Hyatt Aviara is a AAA Five Diamond San Diego Spa and Golf resort that features wonderful restaurants with sumptuous cuisine, a signature spa, luxurious guestrooms and suites and an 18-hole Arnold Palmer-designed golf course.

IBIS 2016 Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get there?

The Park Hyatt Aviara Resort is located at:

7100 Aviara Resort Drive
Carlsbad, CA  USA  92011

The resort is approximately 30 miles north of the San Diego International Airport and within driving distance of other regional and international airports such as Carlsbad’s McLellan-Palomar Airport – just minutes away – Orange County Airport and Los Angeles International Airport.   The resort is also close to two Amtrak stations: Oceanside and Solana Beach.  We recommend that people flying in solo use Super Shuttle to get to and from the resort and that people coming in groups rent a car or take a taxi together to minimize costs.

The Park Hyatt Aviara team is happy to assist you with your specific travel arrangements.  Give them a call at 760.448.1234 for personal assistance.

Is there a dress code for IBIS 2016?

We want you to be comfortable.  The suggested dress code, including all evening events, is business casual.  FYI – the resort keeps meeting room temperatures at approximately 72°.

What will the weather be like?  

Incredible!   The average temperature in Carlsbad mid June is 70° with a low of 61°.  If you want to check out the weather forecast before your arrival, you may want to visit www.weather.com

What’s included in my registration fee?

-Three full daysof accelerated immersion training and knowledge transfer around the BusinessObjects tools that goes far beyond the traditional including BusinessObjects Web Intelligence, Xcelsius/Dashboards 4.x, IDT and so much more…

-Three nights resort accommodations at the award-winning Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Carlsbad, CA – situated close to the spectacular Pacific Ocean (a $1700 value)

-Group meals, breaks, events, resort fees, discounted $10/night valet parking for 3 nights, high speed Wi-Fi/internet, generous resort amenities and special discounts for IBIS 2016 attendees (a $1600 value)

How can I make my payment?

You can make your payment on the registration section via credit/debit card or by Check, Money Order, PO (if this options is selected you will receive an invoice from us)

Can I register later for a Pre or Post-Seminar training class?

Yes you can! If you decide that you want to register for a pre or post -seminar after you’ve registered for the Main Conference, just contact the IBIS concierge team at ibis@infosol.com and we will get that squared away for you.

Can I get a certificate for attending one of the training workshops or boot camps?

Yep! If you would like to get a certificate for attending any of your training workshops or boot camps let your instructor know and we will get it sent over to you after the conference.

Do I need a confirmation number when I check in to the hotel?

No, your reservation is made through InfoSol as part of the IBIS Master list.   Simply tell the front desk at check-in that you are registered for the IBIS 2016/InfoBurst User Conference event.

Can I stay and additional night before of or after the conference?

Absolutely, a special discounted room rate of $240 will be available 3 days pre and post IBIS 2016, based on availability. Please make sure to update your Personal Preferences so we can communicate this information to the hotel.  The extra night(s) stayed will be your responsibility upon check out.

Can I make changes to my personal preferences?

No problem.  After you have completed your personal preferences selections, if you would like to make changes to your hotel nights or other preferences, contact the IBIS concierge team at ibis@infosol.com to make those changes for you.

Can I bring a guest and/or my family?

Yes, spouse/guest and children are welcome to share your room at no additional cost.  If your spouse/guest plans to join in the group meals and scheduled evening events, we ask that you register them for the IBIS Spouse/Guest Registration as part of your personal preferences selections.  If you would also like to include your family during the group meals, please contact the IBIS Concierge team at ibis@infosol.com  to make arrangements.

How much is the Spouse Registration and what does it include?

The discounted spouse registration fee of $670 includes all group meals, evening receptions and special events during IBIS 2016.

What family activities are available?

In addition to an Arnold Palmer-designed Golf Course, a heavenly spa and a variety of offerings for the big “kids,” Park Hyatt Aviara Resort also offers fun activities for little people:  from sparkling pools, a complimentary game room to movies and Camp Hyatt.  The perfect destination for your family getaway, the resort offers playful activities for kids of all ages in San Diego, and is just minutes from the most exciting attractions and activities in San Diego.

What is the cancellation policy?

Prior to May 28, 2016, a $750 cancellation fee will be deducted from a registration refund.  After May 28, registration fees are 100% non-refundable.  An attendee can substitute another attendee with no penalty.

InfoSol’s Best Dashboard Awards

Dashboards still dominate BI Solutions and they just seem to get better and more ingenious every year. Here is your chance to show your best BI dashboard solution and win one of the prestigious Best Dashboard Pyramid Awards and be the toast and talk of IBIS 2016.

The InfoSol Dashboard Awards are open to any organization that has developed a really interesting, cool, compelling or effective Business Intelligence dashboard application or solution that is being used for business benefit today.   You are not limited by which tool you use and the BI dashboard can be PC based, mobile or both.  What we are most interested in is the business issue that was addressed, the creativity employed and the benefits that it delivered to the organization.  Learn more about the 2015 winners here.

There are three categories for 2016 BI Dashboard Awards:

  • Best Business Dashboard
  • Most Valuable Dashboard
  • Limitless Business Intelligence Dashboard

You are free to enter your dashboard for multiple categories and you can enter more than one dashboard.

What next?  Simply draft a brief explanation of the business issue, how it was addressed with the BI Dashboard solution and the benefits that resulted – along with a working example of the dashboard itself  (a link can be provided or a web cast can be scheduled if it is not possible to send a functional version) and submit it via the form below.   The deadline for Dashboard Award submissions is March 1st, 2016.

IBIS 2016 Pre and Post-Conference Offerings

IBIS 2016 has the following one-day, Pre-Conference Workshop offerings:

InfoBurst Certified Expert for Administrators (ICE-A)

Introduction to Data Modeling

Lumira – Data Visualization

“Mapify” Your KPIs- How to Build Strategic Spatial Apps

 

BusinessObjects Migration to BI 4.1 to 4.2

The following two-day, Post-Conference Workshops are also available:

Connected and Mobile Dashboards: From Padawan to Jedi Master

InfoBurst Certified Expert (ICE) Boot Camp

BusinessObjects BI 4.1/4.2 Core Administration

Data Services Beginners – Intermediate Boot Camp

 

IBIS 2016 Call for Papers

IBIS is a gathering place for the BusinessObjects community to share experiences, ideas and creative BI solutions.

If you “Speak BO” and would like to present a technical session, case study or share your BusinessObjects best practices and receive an amazing $2,000 discount off the all-inclusive attendee registration, then now is the time to act.

Simply provide a title and synopsis of your proposed presentation along with your profile and submit it via the form at the bottom of this page before December 31, 2015. Selected presenters will be notified prior to February 1, 2016.  Here is a sample submission.

You can submit presentations for any of the following topic areas :

  • Web Intelligence
  • Xcelsius Dashboards and Data Visualization
  • Crystal Reports
  • BusinessObjects Administration and Migration
  • Universe Design and IDT
  • Maximizing Your BusinessObjects Investment and Future Trends
  • Limitless Business Intelligence Case Studies
  • InfoBurst Experience
  • BusinessObjects in Healthcare