Events Agenda

7:45a - 9:00a
REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST - FOYER
11:45a-1:00p
LUNCH - FOYER
2:45p-3:00p
BREAK - KINGFISHER PROMENADE
7:30p-9:00p
EVENING WELCOME RECEPTION
7:30a - 9:30a
REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST - GRAND BALLROOM

A BusinessObjects Love Affair

While other BI Solutions seem to come and go, BusinessObjects remains as beautiful and desirable as ever. So why does this love affair continue to burn in our hearts as passionately as the first time we met this amazingly gorgeous Business Intelligence solution?

InfoSol CEO, Paul Grill, will share his thoughts on why we love BusinessObjects so much and why this love affair continues to thrive as well as show how organizations around the world are harnessing its power to create solutions that see beyond their everyday challenges.

PAUL GRILL - InfoSol Inc.

Business Intelligence Dashboards remain the dominant way we deliver Business Intelligence applications. While a picture speaks a thousand words, a dashboard delivers a thousand visual insights.

The InfoSol Dashboard Awards provide an opportunity for any organization to showcase their creative and compelling Business Intelligence dashboard application or solution that is being used for business benefit today.

The winners of the 2018 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.

9:30a-10:00a
BREAK
12p-1:15p
LUNCH - GRAND BALLROOM
3:15p-3:45p
BREAK
6:30p-9:00p
EVENING RECEPTION & NETWORKING EVENT
7:30a - 9:30a
BREAKFAST - GRAND BALLROOM

Saving the World with help from Business Intelligence

Hear two fascinating case studies from two remarkable organizations that are making a positive difference in people’s lives using Business Intelligence solutions.

Saving Tigers from Extinction –  Dr. Ashley Brooks, World Wildlife Fund

The decline of wild tigers across their home range over the past 100 years occurred so rapidly (97% loss of tiger numbers since 1900) and extensively (from 29 countries with tigers to only nine countries in 2017), that we almost missed the chance to save and carve out a future for them. Wild tigers were comprehensively decimated by two basic threats – poaching and habitat loss. However, since 2009 WWF’s Tigers Alive Initiative has been working to reverse the decline through its ambitious “TX2” goal that seeks to double tiger numbers by 2022. And the results are in. Country wide tiger censuses completed in 2015 showed for the first time an upward trend in wild tiger numbers across their home range. And this is in large part due to improved protection and law enforcement, management, closing trade chains, and strengthening national policies. As we begin to see this success however, we are also aware that increased tiger numbers can also mean an increase in human tiger conflict (HTC) – where any contact between people, their livestock and tigers results in a negative outcome. Developing strategies to prevent an increase in HTC incidents is a key future-focused program that WWF is leading on. Without such a focus, any increase in HTC events due to tiger recovery will ultimately lead to a loss of community tolerance and the decline once again of the species.

Dr. Ashley Brooks leads on the design and implementation of WWF’s tiger conflict minimization strategy called the “SAFE Approach and will talk about the TX2 program, its challenges and the plan to maintain tiger recovery without an increase in HTC incidents that would compromise all the success up till now.

Saving Lives in a Humanitarian Crisis – Giuseppe Saba, CEO International Humanitarian City

The increase of natural or other sudden onset disasters has highlighted the need to improve the efficiency of the international community’s contributions to humanitarian operations. Sharing information continues to be a long-standing hurdle within the humanitarian community due to the nature of information sharing between organizations. So far, there has been no global solution in the humanitarian community particularly dedicated to the emergency preparedness and response

The Humanitarian Logistics Databank created by the International Humanitarian City, UAE, provides the humanitarian community with a common database platform on humanitarian aid stocks and flow, to enhance emergency preparedness and response. It gives to both affected countries and humanitarian actors in crisis-torn areas, access to updated information on the availability of relief items in respect of their quantity, location, ownership and movement, so they can plan their action and response accordingly.

In a humanitarian crisis every minute counts and saving minutes saves lives so the humanitarian aid community needs to be equipped with efficient tools to help address emergency responses consistently.

9a – 9:30a
SPECIAL PRESENTATION - GRAND BALLROOM
9:30a-10:00a
BREAK
12p-1:15p
LUNCH - GRAND BALLROOM
3:15p-3:45p
BREAK
6:30p-9:00p
EVENING RECEPTION & NETWORKING EVENT
7:30a - 9:30a
BREAKFAST - GRAND BALLROOM

The Future of BusinessObjects Panel Discussion

Paul Grill, CEO of InfoSol, will interview a panel of seasoned BusinessObjects professionals and experts on their thoughts about the current position of BusinessObjects in the Business Intelligence landscape 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.

9:30a-10:00a
BREAK
12p-1:15p
LUNCH & RAFFLES - GRAND BALLROOM
3:15p-3:45p
BREAK
7:45a - 9:00a
BREAKFAST – LAVIANA TERRACE
11:45a-1:00p
LUNCH – LAVIANA TERRACE
2:45p-3:00p
BREAK - LAVIANA TERRACE