General Session: Outthink Limits

Tuesday, May 10
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
The world is awash in data—from transactional records and research reports to customer tweets and weather forecasts. Yet most of that data never gets used or analyzed—until now. Welcome to the cognitive era, where massive amounts of vital data can be harnessed to deliver insights and drive action. In this general session, you will learn what the cognitive era means to financial and operational planning, sales performance management, and governance, risk and compliance. You will see the latest advances in IBM Watson Analytics and learn how you can help your organization—today. Join clients and IBM executives as they showcase powerful new solutions that can understand, reason and learn—and enable you and your business to outthink challenges, competitors and limits.


Marc Altshuller
IBM Vice President, Watson Analytics and Business Intelligence
Lisa Bodell
Author, Futurist and CEO of futurethink
Mark Jeffries
Host and Moderator
Alistair Rennie
IBM General Manager, Solutions, IBM Analytics


Prepare for the future

Financial & Operational Performance Management
Wednesday, May 11
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
In IBM’s latest CFO study, CFOs told us that the pressure to innovate has never been greater and that they need to prepare for a future in which disruption is pervasive and part of the normal course of business. Learn how to apply the latest innovations in cognitive analytics to improve financial and operational performance management.

Don’t miss this opportunity to prepare for the future.

Accelerating Sales Performance and Optimizing the Sales Team

Sales Performance Management
Wednesday, May 11
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Evolving sales models, new ways of working, performance demands caused by data volumes have all increased the need for sales operations and compensation teams to change how they look at Sales Performance Management (SPM). Sales analytics is playing a critical role in SPM that is enabling organizations to optimize the sales team like never before. Join us in this keynote session to hear how other SPM customers have leveraged the technology to drive growth and efficiencies - and are gearing up to move to a level that is much more insight-focused. Hear from IBM leaders how the SPM product roadmap and other supporting investments are laying the groundwork for driving increased effectiveness in your businesses. Come away with a new and refreshed sense for what you can do to prepare your organization to accelerate sales performance and optimize the sales team.

New frontiers in Governance, Risk and Compliance

Governance, Risk & Compliance
Wednesday, May 11
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Governance, Risk and Compliance continues to evolve and expand to meet the changing regulatory landscape and adapt as new technologies and opportunities drive a need for a risk-aware culture and deeper insight across the business. Join this keynote session to learn how Governance, Risk and Compliance is being reshaped by the challenges and opportunities of data, technology, usability and access. You’ll hear about new shifts in the way risk-aware decisions are staying abreast of compliance demands and driving companies forward – and how Smarter Risk solutions from IBM are empowering organizations to improve performance with real solutions, stronger engagement, and the latest innovations from IBM and Watson cognitive capabilities.