Outthink. OutPerform.


At Vision 2016, you will learn how to capitalize on the latest advances in analytics to turn your company into a business that leverages cognitive computing. Along with keynotes from industry thought leaders and real-world case studies from customers and product experts, Vision 2016 offers more than 150 elective sessions and workshops featuring real-world case studies. You'll get a first-hand look at the latest innovations in IBM Cognos TM1, IBM Cognos Disclosure Management, IBM Controller, IBM Cognos Sales Performance Management, IBM OpenPages Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) solutions plus many more IBM products and solutions designed just for you.

This year’s tracks focus on three key areas including:


Financial & Operational Performance Management

Sales Performance Management


Governance, Risk and Compliance


Financial & Operational Performance Management

This track demonstrates how your organization can establish a dynamic, reliable performance management system to help you anticipate performance gaps, assess alternatives, and enable effective decision making enterprise-wide. You'll get a firsthand look at our newest solution, IBM Planning Analytics, and see the latest innovations in IBM Cognos TM1, IBM Cognos Disclosure Management and IBM Controller. You’ll learn how finance teams like yours are using IBM solutions to link key planning, budgeting and forecasting processes to their organizations’ operations and improve core financial processes including profitability modeling, performance reporting and scorecarding, financial consolidation and regulatory reporting. You’ll hear from leading companies and IBM subject matter experts how to apply advanced analytics and best practices to make better decisions faster, and ensure accuracy and confidence in the organization’s financial data.

Sales Performance Management

Sales Performance Management (SPM) solutions help you manage the administrative side of sales operations more easily—so your sales teams can focus on selling. In this track, you’ll see how you can automate incentive compensation calculations, streamline the assignment of sales territories, manage quotas, and analyze and report on sales performance. The IBM solution has a comprehensive SPM footprint that handles complexity well. This track brings together IBM clients, product professionals and industry experts to show you new ways to get the most out of your investment in IBM SPM software. You’ll see how to design base salary and variable incentive programs that drive revenue more effectively, ensuring that programs are motivational and financially viable. You’ll learn how to maximize business results by driving the right sales behaviors and by bringing internal efficiency and accuracy to compensation programs. In short, you’ll learn how SPM solutions from IBM can help you outperform your sales targets and outperform the competition.

Governance, Risk and Compliance

This track demonstrates how the capabilities of IBM OpenPages Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) and other integrated risk and compliance management solutions from IBM can help your company achieve profitable growth while addressing the increasing demands for regulatory compliance in today’s volatile and complex marketplace. You’ll see how IBM solutions can help you outthink risks that can morph and multiply without warning. You’ll learn from risk and compliance professionals how organizations can gain a holistic view of risk and embed risk management and governance into the corporate culture. You’ll see how to encourage more risk-aware decision making throughout the organization, while making business processes more effective and providing senior management with the assurance that, as top-line and bottom-line performance goals are met, legal requirements are adhered to and brand equity is protected.