Breakout sessions

Whether you’re registering now, or have already registered, please take a moment to tell us your breakout session preferences. This is not a firm commitment on your part; we just want to apportion space accordingly, based on your interests.


Breakout Sessions A

Choose which session you would like to attend for breakout A 
Option Title and purpose Session facilitator(s)

Capitalising on your SharePoint investment with Microsoft BI

A demonstration on utilising some of your existing assets, to broaden BI utilisation.

Giles Horwood

Developing Dashboards: Sharing Notes from Your Journeys

A Roundtable discussion about moving your dashboard/BI projects forward no matter where you are now.

Tom Loya/ Neil Davidson

IBM Business Analytics: Statement of Direction

This session will provide an insightful view into the IBM Cognos vision and direction, investment areas, concepts of things 'in the labs' that show movement in the investment possibilities, as well as market shifts and moves that will have impacts on product direction. (Please note: No timelines or commitments to releasing the functionality, indication of specific product or release names/numbers/codes will be provided within this presentation).

David Stephenson


Breakout Sessions B

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Option Title and purpose Session facilitator(s)
B -1

Student Population and Income Forecasting: Different Approaches to Common Challenges

A demonstration of how Student number and income forecasting can inform student population financial planning and management, drawing on case studies using different elements of the Cognos Platform.

Neil Davidson
The University of Nottingham

Des Butcher
University of Warwick


Financial Sustainability Roundtable: Concepts, Issues &and Metrics

A facilitated discussion around the Institutional level KPI’s that are needed to feed the Sustainability element of a University dashboard.

John Simpson


Data Warehousing Challenges faced by all HEIs

A facilitated discussion around strategies for new and “renewed” implementations of data warehouse(DW) or enterprise business Intelligence(BI) function. Participants to discuss technology, tools, staffing, ownership, training, growing adoption, data governance, etc. and other topics of interest. The facilitator will also provide the landscape of DW/BI in higher education in the U.S.

John Rome




Dashboarding for Peak University Performance

East Midlands Conference Centre
University Park
Nottingham NG7 2RJ