PRE-CONFERENCE | TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Registration Reception

8:00pm - 10:00pm

VIP Dinner

DAY 1 | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17

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

8:00am - 9:00am

Breakfast & Registration

9:00am - 10:30am

General Session

Keynote Speaker

Get your shift together: How to think, laugh and enjoy your way to success in business and in life

Steve Rizzo

10:30am - 11:30am

General Session

Since you’ve been gone

Ken Rose

11:30am - 12:30pm

Breakout Session #1

Design and the psychology of data visualization

Mild

Jennifer Horne and Melissa Anderson

What is it about data visualization that makes it so brain-friendly? Jen, Senior Digital Marketing Coordinator, and Melissa, Senior Graphic Designer, will take you on a primer in cognitive psychology, neuroaesthetics, and the science behind design to gain fresh perspectives on data visualization. You’ll learn how to optimize the layout and design of your dashboards for efficient cognitive processing, comprehension, and decision making.

Tips, tricks, and takeaways

Medium

John Lin and Alex Stark

Join Alex, Senior Technical Consultant, and John, Technical Support Engineer, as they delve in to the practical tips that can take your dashboards to the next level. With their combined product experience, you'll gain valuable insight from these iDashboards experts that can enhance your dashboard user experience and functionality. This session caters to both the beginner and advanced user, technical tips for users who are already comfortable with the basics of the product as well as milder level tips for newer users.

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Lunch

1:30pm - 3:00pm

General Session

Marquee Speaker

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Breakout Session #2

Be expressive: JavaScript and iDashboards expressions

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Jim Qussar and Aaron Olson

Take a deep dive into the inner workings of iDashboards expressions with Jim, Senior Pre-Sales Engineer, and Aaron, Technical Support Manage. Get into basic and advanced scripting with the use of JavaScript, and of course expect some neat tricks and use cases to spice up your own dashboards.

Designing for function: Getting the most from iDashboards

Mild

Zach Breimayer and Trip Dixon

When building dashboards, most people first think about designing for FORM so that their dashboards are inviting and aesthetically pleasing to their audience.  Equally as important is designing for FUNCTION, which centers around how the audience interacts with the data.  Trip, Director of Operations, and Zach, Senior Services Engineer, will describe how this type of design takes into account concepts such as navigation, chart interactivity, data filtering, input parameters and more.

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Breakout Session #3

ETL 101: Data preparation for beginners

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Tom Meacham and Warren Singh

If you're new to data preparation and ETL, you can't miss this session! Let Tom, Senior Services Engineer, and Warren, Professional Services Manager, introduce you to the principle concepts of Extract, Transform, Load and show you how the Data Hub makes the process automatic and easy.

Achievement unlocked! “Secret” ways to use iDashboards

Hot

Jerry Stowe and Sean Warren

You’ve built dashboards, you’ve used different creative approaches to get your dashboards out to the masses, but have you thought about how to improve your dashboards, not just aesthetically, but navigationally? Join Jerry, Principal Pre-Sales Engineer, and Sean, Senior Technical Account Manager, a couple of experienced dashboard developers to learn some advanced techniques and other creative approaches to improving your dashboard story. We will learn about things like creating buttons, hyperlinks, launchers, and more! Through the approaches in this session, you’ll learn different techniques to create dashboards that not only stand out aesthetically, but provide a more intuitive and pleasing experience for your users.

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Dinner Event

DAY 2 | THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18

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

8:30am - 9:30am

Breakfast

9:30am - 11:30am

Customer Panel

11:30am - 12:30pm

Breakout Session #4

Design for form: Principles of dashboard design

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Melissa Anderson and Jerry Stowe

You don’t have to be an expert to build beautiful dashboards. Join Melissa, our in-house graphic designer, to learn some common design principles, and how you can apply them to your dashboards. We will learn about color, balance, incorporating brand identity, and defining design principles to create a better user experience. Jerry, our Principal Pre-Sales Engineer, will teach you about the best iDashboards features, how to get higher adoption rates, designing for a target audience, and increasing data digestion for all users. Bonus, we’ll provide you with a design take-away sheet so you can easily analyze your existing dashboards, and apply what you’ve learned back at the office.

OSKAR’s best dressed: Top ten support questions

Mild

Nate DeGrande and John Lin

Nate, Enterprise Account Manager, and John, Technical Support Engineer, will walk you through the most frequently asked support questions. Learn what challenges other organizations are encountering, and how to get around them!

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Lunch

1:30pm 3:00pm

General Session

Marquee Speaker

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Breakout Session #5

API’s on the prize: Next gen connections

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Zach Breimayer and Aaron Olson

Join Zach, Principal Pre-Sales Engineer, and Aaron, Head of Support, as they walk through iDashboard's newest API connectors. Learn how to optimize connections to Quickbooks Online, Salesforce, Google Sheets, and Google Analytics.

Custom SQL queries for dashboards

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Tom Meacham and Jim Qussar

This advanced technical session will be hosted by two of our tech geniuses, Tom, Senior Services Engineer, and Jim, Senior Pre-Sales Engineer. You'll learn how to build custom SQL queries that will take data analysis and preparation to the next level.

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Breakout Session #6

Top dashboard mistakes (and how to avoid them)

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Alex Stark and Jennifer Horne

Learn how to overcome the most common pitfalls our users experience while planning, building and using dashboards. Alex, Senior Technical Consultant, and Jen, Senior Digital Marketing Coordinator, will discuss real-world examples, workarounds, and best practices in this interactive presentation. Feel free to come with your own mistakes to avoid and we’ll also leave plenty of time for questions.

Efficient ETL: Performance tips for speed

Hot

Dave Glasser

A poorly-designed ETL job might run for an hour or more, consuming excessive amounts of memory and CPU cycles, while blocking other scheduled jobs from running. In this presentation, Dave, Director of Software Development, will present tips that can speed up many slow-running jobs so they’ll complete in minutes, or even seconds, rather than hours.

This is a topic for advanced users of the Data Hub. It will be assumed that attendees are familiar with the basics of relational databases, including concepts such as primary keys and indexes, and have some experience creating ETL jobs in the Data Hub.

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Happy Hour

POST-CONFERENCE | FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19

8:00am - 8:30am

Breakfast

8:30am - 9:30am

Data hub tips and tricks

Ken Rose

Review with Ken, our Software Development Manager, some of the basic components of using the Data Hub to make sure you understand everything it offers. Then learn tips on how to fully utilize Excel files as well as using some of the lesser-known ETL tasks.

9:30am - 10:30am

How iDashboards uses iDashboards

Matt Gentry

At iDashboards we eat our own dog food. We use our product and services to help us run our business. Our Tech team has built internal apps to remove the need for Excel Spreadsheets. They have built connectors to our Support software. We have an internal set of dashboards and even display them on our walls. Join Matt Gentry as he gives you some insight on how we use iDashboards internally.

10:30am - 11:30am

Dashboarding Heroics: leveraging end-users to become the hero they need

Sean Warren

Every organization needs a dashboard hero! Join iDashboards’ Senior Technical Account Manager as he shares best practices on how to gain 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.

11:30am - 12:30pm

Common ETL jobs

Warren Singh

Warren, our iDashboards Professional Services Manager, has a lot of experience. When it comes to solutions to common Extract, Transform, and Load challenges, he knows a thing or two. He has a set of frequently applied transformations and time savers that can do the same for you. You could say the uncommon Warren is going to help make ETL common for you.

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Lunch

8:30am - 4:30pm

One on one meetings