Agenda

April 26-29, Las Vegas

Sunday April 26th

  • 12:00 pm

    Arrival and registration

  • 7:30 pm

    Welcome Reception at Lakeside Restaurant, Wynn Hotel

Monday April 27th

  • 7:00 am

    Registration

  • 7:00 am

    Breakfast

  • 9:00 am

    Opening Keynote

    Giovanni Grossi – Chief Executive Officer at Board International
    Dominic Policella – Chief Revenue Officer at Board International

  • 9:30 am

    Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game.

    Billy Beane – Executive VP of Baseball Operations for the Oakland A’s and Subject of Moneyball

    The innovative, winning style of management and leadership, which involves utilizing Analytics to identify undervalued assets to create and sustain a competitive advantage. An unforgettable winning underdog story conveyed through striking parallels between baseball and business.

  • 10:30 am

    Coffee break & Expo

  • 11:00 am

    Keynote

    Pietro Ferrari – Chief Technology Officer at Board International

  • 11:30 am

    FP&A Transformation at Honda of the UK Manufacturing: the Value of Integrated Planning

    William Howell – Senior Financial Planning & Analysis Manager at Honda of the UK Manufacturing

    A case study from the field giving a view into the integrated planning capabilities of Board beyond the traditional FP&A boundaries. Learn about Honda’s Board experience from product selection, implementation, benefits and ongoing usage in a fast paced & highly complex manufacturing environment.

  • 12:00 pm

    Life of Clinical Study Forecasting at BioMarin Pharmaceutical

    Irwin Tanadi – Business Solutions Manager at BioMarin Pharmaceutical

    Join this session to hear how BioMarin Pharmaceutical leverages Board for managing the business operations and financials for running its Clinical Studies Portfolio. 

  • 12:30 pm

    Transforming People Planning and Allocation: Intelligent Demand Planning at Capgemini

    William Peachey – Executive Vice President, Group People Supply Chain Officer at Capgemini Group
    Cathy Chinich – Senior Manager, Consumer Products and Retail at Capgemini Invent

    From algorithms to real business. An inspirational use case showcasing how Capgemini combines advanced forecasting, planning, and optimization to predict its future demand and allocate its resources.

  • 1:00 pm

    Networking Lunch & Expo

  • 2:15 pm
    3:15 pm

    Business Track
    Board Digital Boardroom: transform C-Level and enterprise reporting

    Lawrence Serven – Regional Director at Board International

    Understand how digital transformation has revolutionized the preparation of traditional Board and Management reporting. Learn how Board can give senior decision makers a 360-degree view of the enterprise spanning across legal entities, departments, and organizational levels. See how real-time insight into the business can help them to more readily monitor, simulate, and support business change to meet the expectations of key stakeholders.

    Business Track
    PARTNER APPLICATION: Extending Board to the Supply Chain: how to create a demand-driven, end-to-end S&OP process

    Dana Kennedy – Solution Development Lead at ToolsGroup

    See from Toolsgroup, a Supply Chain specialised Board partner, how to effectively align your supply with demand, safeguarding service levels and profitability while rapidly transforming insights into operational actions.

    Academy
    Go Live Strategy: Board Performance Stress Test

    Andrea Mo – Product Support Manager at Board International
    Peter Foulkes – Support Tech Lead at Board International

    What’s your strategy for a successful Go Live? How to position and plan a Performance Stress Test as part of the delivery of a Board Solution.

    Academy
    Project Life Cycle: Transporter 2.0

    Andrea Mo – Product Support Manager at Board International
    Peter Foulkes – Support Tech Lead at Board International

    Discover the new Transporter 2.0. Leverage the two distinct layers, the data model snapshot, and the transporter package to break up roles and responsibilities.

    Hands-on Basic
    Explore your data and run effective analysis

    Yuliya Berezutskiy – Consultant at Board International

    Become self-sufficient in reporting and data analysis. Learn how to create an effective report to visualize and navigate your data from the highest aggregation to the lowest detail, leveraging drill down, select, and filtering options.

    Hands-on Advanced
    Create an Administration Capsule to manage and maintain your planning process

    Edgars Kancans – Cosultant at Board International

    Need to manage your application from a single point? Learn how to create an administration capsule to administer your process. Build all the screens you need to manage the calendar options, insert new occurrences, and maintain all the hierarchies and parameters needed to run your planning process.

  • 4:00 pm

    Coffee Break & Expo

  • 4:30 pm

    Meet the Management

  • 8:00 pm

    Dinner and DJ Set at XS Nightclub, Encore Hotel

Tuesday April 28th

  • 7:00 am

    Breakfast

  • 9:00 am

    Guest Keynote

  • 9:45 pm

    City Electric Supply's Journey to Digital Transformation in the Office of Finance

    Phil Flaherty – CFO at City Electric Supply
    Rebecca Nelson – Accounting Software Manager at City Electric Supply
    Tiffany Little – HQ Accountant at City Electric Supply

    From a unified financial management system, to a self-service environment for ad-hoc sales reporting and analysis, City Electric Supply found everything they needed in Board. Learn more about the company story and the journey to discovering and implementing Board across the organization’s multiple departments. 

  • 10:15 am

    Keynote

    Arve Hildebrandt – Head of Corporate Governance, Chief Risk Officer at Agder Energi
    Keynote Speaker –
    K.Group

  • 10:45 am

    Coffee Break & Expo

  • 11:15 am

    Keynote Speaker

  • 11:45 am

    Keynote Speaker

  • 12:15 pm

    Partner Session
    Crafting Board for End to End Decision-Making – a Case Study in Manufacturing

    David Birch – Chief Financial Officer at Waterloo Brewing
    Dr. Vijay Jog – President at Corporate Renaissance Group

    Waterloo Brewing Company is the largest Canadian-owned brewer and first modern craft brewery in the province of Ontario. Its most prominent brands include the Laker Series and LandShark Lager Canada. Learn how Waterloo Brewing, with the help of their partner Corporate Renaissance Group, has leveraged the Board platform for end to end sales & operational reporting and expertly brewed financial planning & analysis.

  • 12:45 pm

    Networking Lunch & Expo

  • 2:15 pm
    3:15 pm

    Business Track
    CUSTOMER STORY: PwC UK's journey to integrated planning and business insight with Board

    Russell Hidden – Head of Finance Strategy, Planning and Analysis at PwC UK

    PwC and Board have been working together for the last 18 months to implement a cloud based integrated planning and business insight solution for the UK. This session will explore our journey to achieving connected driver based strategic planning through to annual budgets and mid term forecasting. Progress on business insight analysis reporting and visualisation used by both finance professionals and senior leadership, plus it will cover the lessons learnt and complexities of implementing an integrated solution

    Business Track
    The benefit of a platform approach to Financial Consolidation

    Patrizio Calitri – Pre-Sales Solution Architect at Board International

    Discover how to make your decision-making more effective, busting data silos, eliminating cross-functional disconnects, and improving collaboration. Learn how the IBP approach can deliver an end-to-end workflow that ensures full coordination of operational departments, complete financial alignment, the removal of bottlenecks, and the promotion of efficiency and business partnering.

    Academy
    Data Audit & logs: keep your process under control

    Andrea Mo – Product Support Manager at Board International
    Peter Foulkes – Support Tech Lead at Board International

    Take advantage of the main Board logs to monitor data entry actions and user activities. Learn how to integrate this auditing process within your planning process.

    Academy
    Data Visualization walkthrough

    Eric Laurin – Consultant at Board International

    Be inspired by the new Board objects and enhancements to enable the creation of beautiful, more effective capsules and better visualize your data.

    Hands-on Basic
    Create interactive dashboards and impactful reports

    Taylor Coroneos – Consultant at Board International

    Turn data into results! Visualize your business performance using powerful dashboards. Thanks to a wide selection of gauges, dataviews, charts, widgets, and other data-aware objects, learn how to build appealing screens and provide a visual overview of Corporate Performance and the main trends & KPIs.

    Hands-on Advanced
    Simulate different scenarios, enhancing advanced data entry options and keeping your plan under control

    Ilse Meier – Consultant at Board International

    Anticipate future outcomes by simulating different business assumptions. Learn how to use advanced data entry functionalities such as cell-freezing, calculated fields, and suggested values. Prevent data entry errors using alerts and dataflows.

  • 4:00 pm

    Coffee Break & Expo

  • 4:30 pm
    5:30 pm

    Business Track
    Integrated Business Planning: how to to build an end-to-end planning workflow across your enterprise

    Ty Jessup – Pre-Sales Cosultant at Board International
    Pietro Castelli – Head of Solution Development at Board International

    Discover how to make your decision-making more effective, busting data silos, eliminating cross-functional disconnects, and improving collaboration. Learn how the IBP approach can deliver an end-to-end workflow that ensures full coordination of operational departments, complete financial alignment, the removal of bottlenecks, and the promotion of efficiency and business partnering.

    Business Track
    Driving Sales and Marketing Performance through Unified Planning and Analytics

    John Leahy – Pre-Sales Solution Architect at Board International

    Learn how to use Board to boost your sales and marketing processes, making the most of your CRM data.
    See how the unified Board decision-making platform can help connect people, data, and processes in a single environment to support territory and quota planning, account scoring and segmentation, incentives and compensation management, and sales forecasting and analytics.

    Academy
    The New Data Locker

    Federica Antonelli – Project Manager at Board International
    Antonio Speca – R&D Analyst at Board International

    Be inspired by the Split & Splat function and learn how to combine it with the new Data Locker. Discover how to leverage this new functionality for allocation, budgeting, and forecasting processes.

    Academy
    Board Identity Provider

    Andrea Mo – Product Support Manager at Board International
    Peter Foulkes – Support Tech Lead at Board International 

    Change your perspective and discover the new access management platform. Learn how to take advantage of powerful new properties, manage user privileges, and securely connect all your environments & applications.

    Hands-on Basic
    Streamline your process flow

    Eva Mullaj – Consultant at Board International

    Simplify the navigation path, guiding the users across the different areas of your application. Learn how to create a navigation flow using the menu object, relying on presentations or creating a customized screen using labels and buttons.

    Hands-on Advanced
    Adopt BEAM predictive capabilities to enhance your budgeting and forecasting

    Michele Roscelli – Program Manager at Board International

    Embed advanced analytical and predictive capabilities into your company’s processes. Learn how to produce powerful forecasts and insightful analysis to accelerate your planning process.

  • 8:00 pm

    Gala Dinner & Entertainment at Encore Ballroom

Wednesday April 29th

  • 7:00 am

    Breakfast

  • 9:00 am
    10:00 am

    Business Track
    CUSTOMER STORY: Driving the Speed of Decision-Making with Fast and Flexible Sales Reports

    Rose Vu – Director of Finance at OK International

    Learn how Board quickly puts Sales and Margin information at our fingertips and is used by Sales, Marketing, Finance, and Supply Chain at OK International. Board has transformed the way managers access information, removing the wait time of requesting reports from IT, allowing them to quickly generate reports and speed up their processes and decisions.

    Business Track
    HR Planning and Performance Management with Board

    Doug Hamm – Pre-Sales Manager at Board International

    Ever considered Board for your HR function? Discover how Board empowers HR professionals with a collaborative environment to effectively run workforce planning, budgeting, and forecasting; manage personnel costs; and govern the employee performance management process.

    Academy
    Board Office Add-in

    Zoltan Csorba – Senior Consultant at Board International

    Need to integrate Board with Microsoft Office? Discover the new Office Add-In functionalities and learn how to effectively integrate your Board application with your Excel data sheets.

    Academy
    Expander Object & User Experience

    Federica Antonelli – Project Manager at Board International

    Drive your decision-making process using the new expander object. Learn how to guide the user step-by-step in a controlled process with an engaging user experience.

    Hands-on Basic
    Move from Analytics to Planning

    Stefan Bohm – Consultant at Board International

    Switch from analytics to planning. Build your process and interact easily with your data. Learn how to use the fundamentals of data entry and the powerful Split & Splat function to interact with and modify your data.

    Hands-on Advanced
    Monitor your Planning Process with a Workflow

    Garrett Buckley – Consultant at Board International

    Synchronize all your planning activities across the organization to reveal the full picture and drive integrated plans. Learn how to create and configure your workflow, establish roles and responsibilities, and keep all your deadlines under control. Set up all the needed parameters to enrich your application with powerful process management.

  • 10:45 am

    Coffee break & Expo

  • 11:15 am
    12:15 pm

    Business Track
    Make your Sales Forecasting predictive: a data-driven model to improve accuracy and reliability

    Pietro Castelli – Head of Solution Development at Board International

    Discover how to use Board Machine Learning and predictive analytics to improve the accuracy and reliability of your sales forecasting process. See how to create full transparency of the quality of the predicted results to convince business users to effectively make use of advanced data science.

    Business Track
    Streamlining Simulation, Analysis, and Reporting in the Lease Accounting process

    Patrizio Calitri – Pre-Sales Solution Architect at Board International

    Ensure Lease Accounting compliance & accountability and instill simulation & analysis capabilities throughout the process to enhance enterprise decision-making.

    Academy
    Multi-level allocation best practices

    Fabrizio Straccia – Senior Solution Architect at Board International

    Need to implement a complex allocation? The increase of business complexity is one of the top challenges as models become sophisticated and processes evolve. Learn how to build a multi-level allocation, leveraging Board best practices to implement a consistent model.

    Academy
    Intercompany Elimination & Group results

    Zoltan Csorba – Senior Consultant at Board International

    Integrate flexible intercompany elimination into your business process. Learn how to enrich your current application and merge your group results, keeping all the subsidiaries’ transactions under control.

    Hands-on Basic
    Keep your data model aligned with new business requirements

    Tommaso Riva – Senior Consultant at Board International

    Monitor your rapidly-evolving business and adapt your applications to changes. Learn how to handle transformation and enhance your data model, adapting the main Board structures to new requirements. Fine-tune your hierarchies and keep your business logic up-to-date.

    Hands-on Advanced
    Discover hidden insights and trends in your business through variance analysis

    Tanya Hetlinger – Consultant at Board International

    Analyze how your business is performing. Investigate the difference between current and planned behavior and leverage the cause-effect logic to disaggregate the analysis into different layers and explain your financial results.

  • 1:00 pm

    Networking Lunch & Expo