Join iDashboards users from all over the world in Miami, Florida on October 26-29. Each year we travel to a different city and host an unforgettable experience for our customers and partners. Network with other users, expand your product knowledge and return home with new and inventive ways to utilize iDashboards. Our technical gurus will be on hand to share tips and tricks for creating visually spectacular and effective dashboards, plus you'll be the first to see iDashboards v9.0 in action. Our customers and partners are among the most enthusiastic out there and can't wait to share their story during our customer panels and case study track sessions. Grab your notebook, beach towel and sunscreen; we'll see you in Miami at the 4th Annual iDashboards Users Conference!
Make it a true getaway and bring your spouse, family members or friends with you for an unforgettable experience! While you gain greater knowledge and insight from iDashboards experts, your guests can relax poolside, shop downtown and enjoy a champagne brunch. After the conference, you and your guests can meet up for some exciting evening entertainment. Click here to find out how your guest can make the most of a trip in Miami.
OCTOBER 26 :: Opening Reception @ Turnberry Isle, Magnolia Courtyard
OCTOBER 27 :: Dinner & Entertainment @ Nikki Beach, South Beach
Turnberry Isle Miami
19999 West Country Club Drive
Aventura, Florida 33180
Users Conference Rate $249
Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood
International Airport (FLL) :: 12 Miles
Miami International Airport (MIA) :: 17 Miles
How to Succeed in Business and Life
Many strategies helped make Bill Rancic a successful entrepreneur. From starting a boat wash and wax business while in college to running a million dollar company and working for Donald Trump, Bill will share the ups and downs on his road to success. Bill's talk gives the audience a glimpse of lessons he has learned throughout his many business experiences. Some of the lessons are: How to Break from the Pack, Make Each Day Count — Twice and Separate Your Expectations from your Shortcomings. This motivational speech is packed with advice that audience members can apply to their lives immediately.
Dashboards at Their Best: Improving the Bottom Line
Mike Soave, iDashboards
In business, profitability and efficiency are of utmost importance. In this presentation, we'll see how dashboards can be and have been used to have a direct positive impact on both costs and revenue. Through exploring how our customers have used dashboards, we'll look at the metrics and deployment methods that have resulted in dramatic improvement in profitability and efficiency.
Intro to iDashboards Data Services
Dave Glasser, iDashboards
Through custom programming and the iDashboards Data Services API (DSAPI), your charts can display data from virtually any source of data that can be accessed programmatically–web services, server logs, screen scrapes, data files, etc.–aside from the typical relational database. If you or someone in your organization have programming skills, you should consider attending this session, conducted by one of iDashboards' senior software developers.
Enterprise Business Intelligence – Optimal Dimensional Data Mart Design to Support your iDashboards Solution
Allan Marmorstein & Tamila Bezden, Firstrust Bank
This presentation will look at the overall Enterprise Business Intelligence project, with a focus on dimensional data mart design, also touching on strategic management reporting requirements and principles. Firstrust Bank will show how each step is essential to the development of the best iDashboards deliverables.
Trip Dixon, iDashboards
The release of iDashboards v9.0 will happen shortly after this year's Users Conference. Many of the exciting new features are still in development and will be revealed during this session. See the new features in action and start planning how to utilize them in your dashboards before it is released.
Back by popular demand, the customer panel will showcase the journey of implementation and utilization of iDashboards customers and partners. Each customer will present their use case followed by an open Q&A and panel discussion. You won’t want to miss this session which will be moderated by iDashboards’ CEO, Shadan Malik.
Customer presenters include:
Bobbi Nance, Park District of Oak Park | Alex Mandrak, Maimonides Medical Center | Anna Litvak-Hinenzon, Verisae | Ryan Jockers, University of North Dakota
Data Integrity: How Inequities Occur and Best Practices for Clean Data
Cindy Hupfel, iDashboards
Reports and dashboards are only as good as the data that is being displayed. In this session, we will discuss the importance of data integrity, common issues and missteps regarding data entry and best practices for ensuring data quality. We'll round out the session by reviewing dashboard examples to help quickly identify and rectify "bad data."
An Introduction to Data ETL (Extract, Transform, Load)
Brad Hines, iDashboards
ETL stands for "Extract, Transform and Load," and is the process of extracting data from one or more data sources, transforming it in some manner (e.g., joining, aggregating, reformatting, etc.) and loading it into a separate data storage location. This new location is typically where reporting and dashboarding tools will draw their data from. Come to this session and learn the basics of ETL and explore many of the common methods for performing it.
Reducing Data Barriers in Major Business Systems
Yvette Williams, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas
United Way of Metropolitan Dallas has utilize iDashboards software to create user friendly reporting dashboards for its executives and staff. Their dashboards have significantly reduced the barriers that users encountered when accessing data in our major business systems, actually giving them more access than originally intended. Since its launch, United Way has realized significant time savings for our analysts and administrators.
Psychology of Visualization
Ashley Adams, iDashboards
The way we see and interpret data is different for everyone. By examining both the conscious and unconscious thinking, we'll walk you through how the human mind processes information and the difference in interpretations between the right and left brained. Join us for this inspiring session to discover how you can best leverage your dashboards for all types of thinking, how to better relay your KPIs and make quicker, more informed decisions.
Advanced ETL - Beyond the Basics
Fadi Elawar, iDashboards
Expanding on the basic concepts of the "ETL Solutions—Beginner" session, this session will explore some of the more advanced tools for performing ETL. An iDashboards Business Intelligence expert will dive into the common challenges faced by organizations that have data stored in multiple, disparate data systems and the need to "clean up" this data before it can be visualized in reports or dashboards.
You’ve Rolled Out iDashboards. Now What?
Sharon Griffin, El Cid Resorts
El Cid Group quickly learned that Launch day is really the beginning, not the end step of a BI initiative. They will share the lessons learned during the planning, build and training phases, and their three crucial perspectives – people, data and decision making. El Cid Group will offer insights about how to incorporate the dashboards into the day to day operations with a goal of accountability and creating real-time actionable data.
Grab a snack to tide you over until dinner at Nikki Beach.
Get your white on and meet in the hotel lobby for shuttles to Nikki Beach. Shuttles will depart from 6:15-6:30. Return shuttles will be available from 10:00pm-1:00am.
In true Miami fashion, let loose on the beach at the White Party. Enjoy drinks, dinner and entertainment while taking in the ocean breeze.
Our OEM Program has seen tremendous success and growth thanks to our amazing partners. At this year's Users Conference, we want to showcase our partner's achievement and examine how they obtained such success. Join us for this information-packed session, where you’ll gain valuable insight into some of our top performing OEM Partners.
The discussion will focus on solving the challenge to provide a scalable and effective data visualization product and service environment. The objective of the panel session is to review and compare what is currently being done to solve the visualization challenges including elements associated with automating reports and data blending multiple data sources. Panelists will discuss their part of the service chain and experience implementing or partnering to deliver solutions that are relevant now and into the future.
Join your higher ed peers for a discussion of all things dashboard related. Bring your experiences and talk about best practices, user adoption, data manipulation and structure while networking with other iDashboards project managers in higher ed. Have a suggestion for future releases? Great! Do you have some creative dashboards that you'd like to share? Even better!
Join other healthcare professionals in this roundtable setting to discuss current issues faced within the healthcare industry. Share best practices and ideas for improving operational efficiency within your organization. Learn how other healthcare entities and peers have utilized iDashboards for their KPIs and metrics and what they have discovered to be the most effective way to display this information. Your attendance and participation is encouraged.
The second customer panel will highlight more customer and partner success stories and insightful examples of their implementations. This session will be moderated by Trip Dixon, Technical Services Director of iDashboards.
Customer presenters include:
Dr. Manny Dominguez, Dept. of Veterans Affairs | John Reyns, Implementation Engineers | Jennifer Shultz, Pennsylvania State Data Center | Zach Dahlgren, Autodesk
Leading Change: Moving Beyond the Status Quo
Tim Barr, iDashboards
We often associate leaders with times of change, but change happens with or without leadership. Oftentimes, individuals and companies become complacent with the status quo. If you're looking to make a difference in your workplace (or your community or family), this is a practical session that will provide a guide to leading change in all areas of your life.
Deep Dive into iDashboards v9.0
Matt Gentry, iDashboards
With the much anticipated release of iDashboards happening soon after the Users Conference, we'll take a closer look at the features revealed in Tuesday's general session. Join us as we dive deeper into the software to show you how you can best utilize iDashboards v9.0.
Success Through Visibility
Lincoln Brill & Ron Couch, Central Indiana Hardware
“You can’t manage what you don’t measure,” however, most business measurements and metrics are nothing more than data points without additional intelligence. Many people are unsure how they can positively impact most strategic business goals and metrics. Transforming data into meaningful and understandable visuals provides the necessary business context to truly understand and take action. Engaged staff can then manage the most critical business KPIs which truly empowers the organization. This empowerment is exactly what Central Indiana Hardwaare has experienced with iDashboards, providing success through visibility and illuminating the road ahead.
Real-Time Dashboards: Managing Aligned, Transparent Metrics to Drive Operational Efficiencies
David Bobryk & Mehul Naik, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland
Developing and then deploying a BI strategy has proven difficult for many organizations, particularly in healthcare. The pressure to move forward with BI solutions in the most appropriate manner has stymied organizations both large and small. This session will provide insight as to how a community teaching hospital implemented an Integrated Accountability System (IAS) to achieve excellence in quality, safety, performance, and patient satisfaction in order to move from a reactionary, retrospective system into a proactive, technologically-centralized, and data-transparent operating system. With the prospect of foresight and adaptability in mind, a real-time dashboard solution was employed in order to provide greater insight into the organization's KPIs and adherence levels, allowing strides forward toward their transparency goals.
Sean Warren, iDashboards
There are so many cool things you can do in iDashboards, you may not know about them all. Our technical consultants take pride in knowing how to build awesome dashboards by implementing just the right feature for a given situation. During this session, we'll show you many of these cool features and give you tips and tricks for taking your dashboards to the next level.
Introducing iDashboards Data Integrator
Fadi Elawar, iDashboards
iDashboards Data Integrator is a new product offering that helps companies with their “Data Blending” needs. It significantly simplifies the ETL process via an intuitive, graphical, drag-and-drop interface that requires no programming or SQL query development. Two ETL experts will lead you in a session on the benefits of this new tool and present numerous real world scenarios.
Aziz Sanal, iDashboards
Drilldowns take the two-dimensional and turn it into multi-dimensional. With iDashboards, you can drill down, across, to reports and even out of the software. Because of this, constructing your intended functionality can sometimes be confusing. This session will give you a refresher on the drilldown functionality and show examples to further solidify your understanding.
Creating MIAMI (Meaningful Insights and Modernizing Information)
Ron Oanesa, Construction Specialties
This session will discuss the holistic way to design a purpose-filled data visualization - creating meaningful insights and modernizing information. Join Construction Specialties on this fast-track session to look at the approach they took from displaying metrics, to discovering insights, to data-driven findings that create business impact and value to your organization.
Benefits of iDashboards Managed Services
Trip Dixon, iDashboards
iDashboards continues to focus on ease of use within our products that require minimal training and support. While this has been achieved, the process designing and building “A+” dashboards starts well before you sit down with the software. We have built a world-class consulting team that can help you throughout the process, including data preparation, storyboarding and dashboard building.
Using Advanced Chart Types
Zach Breimayer, iDashboards
Most of the charts in iDashboards share common settings and pull data in a similar manner, but simply display the data in a unique graphical manner. However, there are a number of charts that are unique enough in their function that they require a bit more knowledge to make them shine. A few examples are presentation charts, Image Plot charts and Gantt charts. Come learn how to build these advanced charts and incorporate them into your dashboards.
Understanding Complicated Healthcare Data through iDashboards
Mark Ryan & Mimi Perkins, CostFlex Systems Inc.
A typical CostFlex client will have stored many gigabytes of detailed patient data to be used in trend analysis and decision support reporting. With iDashboards, a majority of the necessary core reporting has been automated and simplified, giving CostFlex clients immediate benefits and use of iDashboards starting the first day after a completed install. The CostFlex Company truly believes iDashboards has made a significant impact on client retention and satisfaction through enhanced reporting.
Say "adios" to fellow conference attendees, speakers and iDashboards staff while enjoying an afternoon snack.
iDashboards is excited to welcome this year's keynote speaker, BILL RANCIC, successful entrepreneur and winner of the first season of The Apprentice. Not only has Bill started multiple profitable businesses, but he is also a New York Times best-selling author, real-estate developer in Chicago, producer and regularly appears on television programs such as Rachael Ray, The View, The Today Show, E! News and more.
Be sure to join us in Miami to hear all about Bill's experiences, the ups and downs and the lessons he's learned in his inspiring keynote speech, "How to Succeed in Business and Life."
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