PRE-CONFERENCE | TUESDAY, AUGUST 20

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Registration Reception

7:30pm

VIP Dinner

*Agenda subject to change

DAY 1 | WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21

  • Mild General sessions for all attendee skill levels.
  • Medium Slightly more technical sessions for intermediate users.
  • Hot Technical sessions for advanced users.

6:30am - 7:30am

Attendee Yoga

8:00am - 9:00am

Breakfast & Registration

8:30am - 9:30am

Guest Yoga

9:00am - 10:30am

General Session

Keynote Speaker

Five-time tech entrepreneur, hyper-growth CEO, two-time NY Times bestselling author, venture capitalist, and keynote speaker, Josh Linkner will kick off the iDashboards Conference with his mission to drive creativity, innovation, and reinvention.

Josh Linkner

10:00am - 12:00pm

Guest Brunch

10:30am - 11:00am

Break

11:00am - 12:00pm

General Session

Introducing the Next Generation of iDashboards

iDashboards has now launched our next generation dashboard platform. Join us as Ken takes you on a journey of why and how iDashboards took a 14-year old mature product to help us design a familiar, yet all-new technology in under 2 years. The power released in version 10.0, and all subsequent releases, will continue to change the game in the competitive world of business dashboards. And lastly, for existing users, we'll discuss the basics of your upgrade roadmap option to make sure you're ready for iDashboards v10 to become your future dashboard experience!

Ken Rose

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lunch

1:00pm - 2:30pm

Customer Panel

Rockford Park District, Syncreon America, and Landmark Properties

Hear insights from other iDashboards users, and learn how folks across industries are leveraging iDashboards to solve their data challenges and elevate their reporting.

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Breakout Session #1

Path to v10

Mild

Ken Rose

Designing a product of the future is best achieved by starting with a clean slate. However, the next generation of iDashboards was built with a migration path for existing users of iDashboards. Join us as we dig into the details of planning ahead when considering an upgrade from v9.7 (or older). Knowing the right information when upgrading will offer the best experience to adopting v10 with little-to-no disruption to your existing dashboard environment.

Dashboarding Tips and Tricks

Medium

Aziz Sanal

iDashboards offers a wide variety of functions to “slice and dice” the data and present your metrics. In this session we will present how to use some of these available functions and chart types in a different way. This will enable the dashboard developer to enhance his/her ability to tell a better story with their data.

3:30pm - 4:30pm

Breakout Session #2

Dashboarding Heroics: Leveraging End-Users to Become the Hero They Need

Mild

Sean Warren

Every organization needs a dashboard hero! In this breakout session, we will share best practices on how to gain user adoption by leveraging feedback throughout the dashboard development process. Make more efficient use of your time by becoming a project manager and learn the questions Sean asks when crafting an outline for user requirements.

Performance - Tuning your data for speed

Hot

Alex Stark

Dashboard latency can kill user adoption. Learn how to identify the problem areas of your dashboards, resolve slow data, and eliminate common dashboard mistakes that lead to slow performance in this breakout session.

5:30pm

Dinner Event

*Agenda subject to change

DAY 2 | THURSDAY, AUGUST 22

  • Mild General sessions for all attendee skill levels.
  • Medium Slightly more technical sessions for intermediate users.
  • Hot Technical sessions for advanced users.

6:30am - 7:30am

Guided run along the Detroit River

8:30am - 9:30am

Breakfast

9:30am - 11:30am

Customer Panel

Youth and Family Training Institute, Kirk Market, Arizona Society, and Knoxville Utilities

11:30am - 12:30pm

Breakout Session #3

v10 Migration Pro Tips

Medium

Jim Qussar

In this session, we will walk you through the new world of iDashboards v10 and what will happen if you upgrade now. Learn about the new functions and features, as well as how to navigate the migration process. We will also cover how to work alongside the desktop application and maintain alerts and reports.

Know Your Audience: Design with a Purpose in Mind

Mild

Alysa Barth & Jerry Stowe

With iDashboards you can build beautiful, dynamic dashboards. However, if those dashboards don’t serve a purpose to their intended audience, then adoption of the dashboard, and ultimately your entire dashboard project could be in jeopardy. Join Alysa Barth, our Digital Designer extraordinaire, and Jerry Stowe, one of our finest Technical Consultants to show you how your dashboard designs can be both usable and purposeful by applying certain techniques and principles. This session will give you understanding on how to best design your dashboards to get higher adoption rates from your target audience. It all comes down to creating a solution where you have designed it with a defined purpose and audience in mind. Several customer examples and design tips will help you reach your goals.

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Lunch

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Connecting Your Data Like Never Before

Marquee Speaker

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Breakout Session #4

ETL Data Hub Design

Medium

Jim Qussar

In this session, we will discuss some ETL Data Hub design techniques. Join Senior Pre-Sales Engineer Jim Qussar, as he covers how to get a concise data set for the task at hand, speed up jobs, use expressions to generate data, and more.

v10: UX for Builder, UI for Viewing

Medium

Alex Stark

Join Senior Technical Consultant Alex Stark for a mini-training session on the v10 dashboard designer and chart designer. He will guide you through new features, like customizing the order and visibility of charts and frames in the mobile view for an optimal user experience. The breakout session will also review good design principles for dashboards.

3:30pm - 4:30pm

Breakout Session #5

Data Blending Advanced Tips & Tricks

Hot

Tom Meacham

Are you leveraging the full potential of the iDashboards Data Hub? Learn how to use techniques such as custom SQL scripts, advanced expressions, job variables, stored procedures, and iterative loading strategies to harness the full power of the Data Hub.

Positioning Your Dashboard for Success

Mild

Jerry Stowe

What makes a successful dashboard? It’s value, plain and simple. If your dashboards are delivering outstanding value to your organization, they can earn the respect of the business and you can enjoy sustained success. Join Jerry Stowe, who has worked with over a thousand customers to create and promote dashboards to be successful, as he discusses tactics that can be utilized to elevate your dashboards, beyond just simply provisioning data, to bring true value and positive impact within your organization.

4:30pm

Conference Wrap & Happy Hour

*Agenda subject to change

POST-CONFERENCE | FRIDAY, AUGUST 23

8:30am - 9:30am

Breakfast

9:30am - 10:30am

OSKAR: Advance Administration & Tips

Medium

Eric Elfline & John Lin

Join John and Eric, our Technical Support Engineers, as they cover some of the lesser known, yet important, features of iDashboards. They will cover everything from SSL to SSO, as well as other Administration Settings.

10:30am - 11:30am

Designing for All Viewers (Mobile, Desktop, etc.)

Medium

Aziz Sanal

The dashboard designing process has become more involved as dashboard layouts can include different types of devices, i.e. mobile, desktop, and LCD. In this session, we will first look at these devices and their differences.

11:30am - 12:30pm

20% visual, 80% data

Hot

Tom Meacham

Start to finish, most BI projects spend 80% of the time on data modeling. Oftentimes this is to the surprise of the business due to unrealistic expectations, lack of expertise, and unforeseen circumstances. However, there are many options for rapidly developing a DataMart to get to the Viz stage. In this session, we will discuss several of those options.

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Lunch

8:30am - 4:30pm

One-on-One Meetings

*Agenda subject to change