PMsquare BACon 2017 Overview

BACon 2017 Overview

The BI landscape is rapidly changing.  Unlock more value from your organizational data with expert perspective, training, and knowledge sharing at BACon 2017, our signature customer event.  View this BACon 2017 overview for logistics, highlights, and session information.  August 9 – 10, 2017 – Arlington Heights, IL.

Conference Venue

Arlington International Racecourse

2200 W Euclid Avenue Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Conference Highlights

IBM Analytics Roadmap

Explore the future of IBM’s Analytics solutions. Examine how emerging trends in the IT landscape are shaping the direction of analytics.

Business Tracks

A focused look at methods and approaches to optimize your analytics solution from a business perspective. This track explores ways for defining the analytics landscape of your organization and provides best practice recommendations for data visualization and user adoption through presentations and interactive sessions.

Technical Tracks

Get hands-on training in the latest version of IBM Cognos Analytics. This track equips you with techniques and technical enablement from Cognos experts to solve real world problems.

Knowledge Sharing

Uncover useful insights in our keynote presentations and through peer to peer workshops.

Genius Bar

Meet one on one with PMsquare technology experts at our Genius Bar for guidance on your specific business and/or technology related questions.

Network Receptions

The interactive setting of the conference and the receptions allow for professional networking with the PMsquare and IBM teams as well as like-minded professionals from other organizations.

Business Track Sessions

Requirements Gathering for Accurate Results

Apply strategic methods to ensure report requirements gathering leads to successful projects. Distinguishing requirements from specifications.

Data Visualization Best Practices I

Process and Project Design Elements and real world examples.  Approaches to Dashboard design and development best practices for professional data visualization and application.

Data Visualization Best Practices II

Approaches to Dashboard Design and best practices for data visualization and application.

User Adoption Solutions

Overview of Thrive: an integrated solution that lets you derive insights from audit data and encourage user adoption.

Motio Solutions

Examine the emergence of the multi BI platform – how recent trends will shape its development and some of the challenges and opportunities with this approach to analytics.

Financial and Operational Performance Management

Overview of the new Planning Analytics Workspace and options for integration within IBM Cognos Analytics

Technical Track Sessions

Extend the Capabilities of Cognos with JavaScript

Utilize a centralized JavaScipt library that’s easy to use and customizable to meet any development needs.  Empower report developers to focus on what’s important and reduce reliance on JavaScript developers.

What’s New in R6 and R7

Technical hands-on sessions exploring the latest capabilities in Cognos Analytics 11.  Dive into new features in dashboards, maps, data modules, and report authoring.

Data Science Experience

Explore how to leverage cutting edge prescriptive, predictive and machine learning techniques to collect, cleanse, crunch and present your data.

Visualization Customizer Tour

Tap into a new level of flexibility for your IBM analytics visualizations.  In this session you will tour the Customizer and learn how to create and modify custom data visualizations.

Motio Solutions

Leverage specialty solutions to ensure your upgrade to Cognos Analytics 11 is successful and that you avoid common pitfalls.

Network Receptions


601 N Martingale Rd. #115
Schaumburg, IL 60173

2200 W Euclid Avenue
Arlington Heights, IL 60005

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Next Steps

If you have any questions or would like PMsquare to provide guidance and support for your analytics solution, contact us today.