Key Note Session
|10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.||CFO Round Table
It is clear that CFOs are being pulled in two different directions today. On one hand, they are being asked to look forward, but on the other hand, they are being asked to refocus on providing high-quality information about the past. Today that role is almost unrecognizable: it has become a leadership role with the CFO is usually one of two executive directors on the board. The role is rightly construed as co-leading the business with responsibility for multiple functions – such as IT, Legal, Property, Procurement, Global Shared Services and Operations – as well as overseeing a finance function which is ever more influential in the management of the business.The modern CFO lives, breathes and puts into action the CEO’s corporate vision. The individual understands the importance of culture, brand and strategy, and works actively with the team to justify investments. Having an EQ (emotional intelligence) as strong as their IQ, the modern CFO is in tune with the culture of the organization.
|03:00 p.m - 05:30 p.m.||Business Partner/ASP Round Table
Analytics is everywhere and the opportunities are infinite. The world of Analytics is a huge growth opportunity for Business Partners. However, yesterday’s business model and strategies must be left behind to stay ahead of the competition. We will discuss the market forces and competitive challenges faced by IBM and our partners when selling Big data & Analytics offerings to customers. Learn about your key competitors and winning strategies to overcome the competition in your deals. Here’s your opportunity to network IBM leadership & pave your path to a successful partnership with IBM in 2015 & beyond.
|06:30 p.m. - 09:30 p.m.||
Manufacturers have a long history of using machine data to monitor the health and status of their production operations. A byproduct of this asset-intensive nature is that they typically generate more data than most industries. Big data and analytics technology provides powerful new capabilities that can make sense of all this data and deliver new insights to help manufacturers get the most of their equipment, while minimizing downtime. With IBM Big Data & Analytics, manufacturers can move beyond traditional monitoring and time-based equipment maintenance to a more agile, real-time predictive maintenance model that anticipates and prevents problems well in advance.
This era unlike any, is faced with explosive growth in the size of data generated/captured. Data growth has undergone a renaissance, influenced primarily by ever cheaper computing power and the ubiquity of the internet. This has led to a paradigm shift in the E-commerce sector; as data is no longer seen as the byproduct of their business activities, but as their biggest asset providing: key insights to the needs of their customers, predicting trends in customer’s behavior, democratizing of advertisement to suits consumers varied taste, as well as providing a performance metric to assess the effectiveness in meeting customers’ needs. Ecommerce vendors have taken advantage of the use of the internet to market goods and services, improve revenue and brand awareness. Big data is vital if e-tailers are to stay abreast of consumers’ demands and preferences, not least when it comes to shipping and managing their supply chain visibility. It can help you decide how best to target them and on the best delivery solutions, and to act promptly to meet consumers’ needs
* Agenda is subject to change.