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, take a boat excursion, shop downtown and enjoy an amazing food tour. 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
Expires 10.8.15 - BOOK NOW
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.
The Balanced Scorecard
Executive teams have increasingly narrowed their focus to short-term financial results–usually reviewing past financial results as a leading indicator for current quarter performance. This session will review the principles of the balanced scorecard, the metrics that lead to a "balanced" view of the organization and the principles that lead to better financial and organizational health.
Using Advanced Chart Types
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.
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.
Dashboards at Their Best: Improving the Bottom–Line
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.
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.
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.
Psychology of Visualization
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.
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.
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!
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 6:30-7:00. Return shuttles will be available from 10:00-10:30.
In true Miami fashion, let loose on the beach at the White Party. Enjoy drinks, dinner and entertainment while taking in the ocean breeze.
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.
Leading Change: Moving Beyond the Status Quo
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
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.
We want you to succeed! Our OEM Partner Program was built with you in mind and we want to ensure were providing you the best resources possible. Join us as we dive into some of your questions, show you the ins-and-outs of the program, and open the floor to any of your suggestions.
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.
The Evolution of Communication and Where We Go from Here
Mankind has been communicating with pictures since the beginning of time. With today's constant flow of information, communication is more important than ever. The ways we communicate continue to change and call for us to change with them. Join us for an information-packed session about the history of communication and how you can better relay information with your dashboards.
Intro to iDashboards Data Services
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.
Data Integrity: How Inequities Occur and Best Practices for Clean Data
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."
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.
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."