Determining which sessions and activities to attend at this year’s conference can be mind-blowing, making your head spin with all of the possibilities. To help you pinpoint key sessions and things to do at the event, check out my guide to this year’s conference.
This year, Focus 2016, August 22-25, 2016, Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines, San Diego, CA gives customers more ways to share their own BI360 stories with the community. Attendees can ask questions and gain valuable tips and insights from the people who have lived through the challenges and successes of a BI360 implementation during extended Customer Showcases and Panel Discussions. Then, attendees can enjoy the amenities of the resort with their colleagues while having candid dialogs during various networking activities.
Extended Customer Showcases
In prior Focus events, Solver created 20-minute Customer Showcase presentations, giving attendees a taste of real-world experiences. This year, we’ve extended that time to 45 minutes to give presenting customers and session attendees a chance to drill down further into the details of the customer’s story, thus allowing attendees more opportunities to ask questions and gather ideas they can try in their own organizations. This year’s featured customers and their scheduled sessions are below:
Your company has put tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars into acquiring a budgeting and planning software system that will streamline your staff’s workload. Chances are, that even after training, you or your team has only been using a small percentage of the features or functions available in the solution.
For four days in August, dozens of BI360 product experts, hundreds of technology professionals and BI360 users will gather to impart their wisdom to help you and others like you become BI360 gurus in their own right.
The new conference location is just a precursor to Solver’s plans to include other new elements in their event program. In fact, many of these enhancements come from suggestions Solver’s Partners and Customers have made. So thanks to many of you for helping Solver build a better event. My name is Karen Barak. I’m a marketing and events consultant extraordinaire with a passion for excellence and exceeding expectations. Read this and future BI360 Focus 2016 blogposts to discover what’s new and what’s exciting at this year’s ultimate Customer and Partner conference on BI360.
This article will discuss the details of the Business Intelligence technology event of the summer, #BI360Focus15, hosted August 25th-27th, 2015 by Solver, Inc. in Marina del Rey, California.
Man, times flies, doesn’t it? Microsoft Convergence, Intacct and Acumatica events were only a short while ago, yet seem like so far back, especially because of the work the conferences set in motion, the new collaborations, and other Business Intelligence (BI) events that have taken place in the meantime. User conferences for Sage and SAP Business One are also coming up very soon. Just like that, it is officially summer, and our calendars begin to fill up with meetings, events, family vacations, planning sessions for the second half of 2015, etc. As we all start to solidify our itineraries for the summer, this article will discuss the premier BI event of the season, BI360 Focus 2015, Solver’s annual partner and user conference. As a second time attendee of BI360 Focus, I will share the insights I gained from last year – and the inside scoop on what to expect this year.
At Solver, we are very excited to announce the second annual BI360 User Conference, Focus 2014. This year, Focus will take place in sunny Marina del Rey, California, September 9-11th. Last year’s inaugural event proved to be the ultimate learning and networking event, and that tradition continues this year. Attendees will get the opportunity to learn best practices and network with other users to improve their performance and get results.
We’re thrilled about our agenda, as it is even wider reaching than last year. With four simultaneous tracks, a hands-on lab, and over 25 different topics covered in workshop sessions, our product experts and customer presenters will ensure that attendees will leave with questions and curiosities answered. It is our goal that users head back to their offices having gained valuable new insights through informative breakout sessions and access to BI360 experts; empowered with a hands-on know-how to optimize the use and value of BI360; and aware of emerging trends in Business Intelligence, new product features, and Solver’s road map for BI360. On top of all that, we have added to our Focus conference experience – just for our trusted partners.
We just wrapped our first-ever user conference in Santa Monica, and it was absolutely incredible. We had such a great turnout. In fact, we sold out! We called our user conference BI360 Focus 2013, and it was a great forum for our customers to come together and network with industry leaders, learn from each other, and listen to some great insights from BI360 experts.
One of the highlights of the event was our awards night. We had the privilege of honoring several of our top customers in various categories, including:
Andra AP-fonden, Top International Customer
Regency Lighting, Top U.S. Customer
Alzheimer’s Association, Top Not-for-Profit Customer
Blackhawk Network, Top Corporate Customer
Casey Family Programs, Appreciation for Solver Loyalty
Desert Schools Federal Credit Union, Top Customer on GP
Kuvera Partners, BI360 Trailblazer
Kumon, Top Customer on AX
Logix Federal Credit Union, Customer Evangelist
Logix Federal Credit Union, Best Budget Model
MidCountry Financial, Appreciation for Solver Loyalty
Quality Technology Services, Best Data Warehouse Operational Modeling Solutions
The Seattle Times Newspaper, Most Creative Use of Reporting
Texas Association of Counties, Top Public Sector Customer
Mobilex USA (A Trident USA Health Services subsidiary), Top Customer on Sage 500
We value our relationships with our customers above all else, so it was really an exciting opportunity to recognize their achievements. Of course, it wasn’t all workshops and ceremonies. Focus 2013 was held beautiful Santa Monica and featured volleyball and other fun activities as well! For those who attended, we hope to see you again next year, and for those who missed it, we hope you’ll attend in 2014!