Sydney 2019

DATE AND TIME
Wed 21st – Fri 23rd August

LOCATION
Hilton Sydney, 488 George St, Sydney NSW

Three big days.
Day 1, Customer case studies
Day 2, End User and Developer focused
Day 3, Product Hands-on
plus insights from IBM

 

Day 1, Wed 21st August

*Agenda is subject to change
Technical Rating 1 = low, 5 = high

 

08:30

Registration on level 2 at the Hilton
Network with your peers with coffee/tea

09:00

Welcome
Ben Heinl, Cubewise
[Room Stateroom]

09:20

Opening Keynote
James O’Loghlin, broadcaster, author, innovation expert 

09:45

TM1 and Planning Analytics Roadmap
Mark Kiel, Senior Product Manager, IBM

10:30

Morning Break
Take a break and network. Fully catered.

We break into three streams

STREAM 1
[Room Stateroom]

STREAM 2
[Room 2]

STREAM 3
[Room 3]

11:00

From evaluation to production on Apliqo UX
In this session, gain an insight into the evaluation process from DB Netz and learn about the key criteria to implement a Dashboard solution based on Apliqo UX.

Dirk Reitinger, DB Netz AG
(Technical Rating 1/5)

Enhancing your Web Reports
Austrade has been using TM1 software for more than 10 years, over that time more than 200 web-based templates have been created. We are currently in the process of reviewing and optimising every template, adding functionality such as a favourites bar, breadcrumbs, (go back / forward), tracking user activity, adding graphics and visualisations. We will share our lessons learnt over the years, and some technical tips and tricks for getting the most out of your web-based reports.
Helen Thurley, Austrade &
Kate McCormack, Austrade
(Technical Rating 3/5)

Journey to Customer Profitability with TM1
Optus Business has embarked on a roadmap to deep insights on multidimensional profitability (Customer, Channel, Product) to understand drivers and levers for informing optimal business decisions. This presentation will share the journey, outcomes and learning along the way
Ji-Hyun Kim, Optus
(Technical Rating 2/5)

11:25

Revolutionising Customer Reporting to external Customers using Canvas
How Veolia implemented a secure and revolutionary Customer Reporting Portal in three months, transforming from a unwieldy platform to one that customers can’t stay away from.
Maurice Cohen, Veolia
(Technical Rating 1/5)

PAW Dashboarding

Rangan Singham, Metcash
(Technical Rating 1/5)

A Band-aid won’t fix that!
A review of the GHD TM1 environment showed so many quick fixes, patches and work arounds that a complete rebuild was now 5 years overdue.
Anne-Marie Rodd, GHD
(Technical Rating 1/5)

11:50

Find out how Apliqo UX improved our budget process and delighted our users
It’s a story about bringing a good-old TM1 budget model back to life with a touch of modern user interface.
Kate Lu, Allegis
(Technical Rating 1/5)

TM1 in Health: Managing Highly Complex Operations with TM1
Everlight is a fast-growing, dynamic business in the radiology health sector requiring robust analysis in its operations. Jasmin will discuss and demonstrate the TM1 application at Everlight’s core showing how they cut down vast amounts of admin and can now analyse their operations in fine detail.
Jasmin Papalato, Everlight Radiology
(Technical Rating 1/5)

BOQ’s Upgrade Journey: From Legacy TM1 9.1 to Planning Analytics
Bank of Queensland (BOQ) has been using TM1 version 9.1 for a decade without an upgrade. However, during the last 12 months a business case for an upgrade was spun up which got the executive buy in. As a result BOQ was able to successfully leapfrog to TM1 version 11 (Planning Analytics), with minimal change to the business. Here about this journey and why an upgrade is possible even if you are on a legacy TM1 instance.
Shan Attygalle, BOQ
(Technical Rating 1/5)

12:10

Lunch
Grab a hearty meal and network with your peers.
At 12:40 learn how you can gain on going support through Cubewise CARE with Nimeesh Kaushal at the Fireside Chat in room 2.

STREAM 1
[Room Stateroom]

STREAM 2
[Room 2]

STREAM 3
[Room 3]

13:00

A quick Apliqo UX implementation
Perfection Fresh built a proof of concept Apliqo UX implementation, hear about their experience and see the results.
Leslie Bodgan, Perfection Fresh &
Jennifer Yang, Perfection Fresh
Technical Rating 2/5

Using Hierarchies in Merchandise Reporting
Daniel Nagy, Metcash
(Technical Rating 3/5)

PAW/PAL at Allianz: The age of discovery
One year on, learn about the progress Allianz have made with Planning Analytics Workspace rolling out their planning model, plus gain tips and tricks they have learnt along the way.
Peter Brady, Allianz
(Technical Rating 3/5)

13:25

Web Frameworks for TM1 and Planning Analytics
In this session, we will be summarising popular Web Frameworks and how they help to build custom web applications for TM1/PA.
Ilia Shapiro, Cubewise
(Technical Rating 3/5)

Reporting beyond numbers with CDM
CDM streamlines the performance reporting management cycle by automating your end-to-end work cycles and connecting directly to your TM1 systems. Faster, less risk, and empowers your teams to focus on the business, not document management.
Andreas Alex, Cubewise
(Technical Rating 2/5)

What are feeders and why they are great
Ben Heinl, Cubewise
(Technical Rating 3/5)

13:50

TM1 in an Artificially Intelligent world
There has been a lot of hype about the promise of artificial intelligence, some well founded and some not. In this session we look at what AI is (and isn’t), and how a growing need for predictive analytics will transform our roles as both TM1 administrators and end users over the coming years.
Alan Kirk, Fairfax Media
(Technical Rating 2/5)

You’ve built your Profit & Loss, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow, now what?
Get practical advice and inspiration on what you can and probably should do with TM1 beyond Profit & Loss
Dmitry Fomichev, Cubewise
(Technical Rating 2/5)

Exporting TM1 to a reporting tool like Power BI
The challenging journey to make Power BI reporting working out of TM1 data
Chris Huang, Jetstar
(Technical Rating 1/5)

Rejoin into the main room
[Room Stateroom]

14:20

Stuff you need to know vignettes
1. Changes to TM1 licensing you should know including when and how to run the IBM License Metric Tool (ILMT) by Miriam Redding, Navigate Clear
2. Pros and cons to moving to the cloud, transitioning to IBM Planning Analytics by David Sauren, Cubewise
3. TM1 to Planning Analytics fact checking by David Sauren, Cubewise
4. Cubewise CODE, what’s going on by Tim Ryan, Cubewise

15:20

Afternoon Break
Take a break and network. Fully catered.
At 13:35 Manny Perez, the inventory of TM1, talks about the history of TM1 at the Fireside Chat in room 2.

15:50

TM1 Feud
Watch two teams compete to name the most popular responses to survey questions and claim to be the most TM1-brainy.
Based on Family Feud

16:20

Closing Keynote and workshop
James O’Loghlin, broadcaster, author, innovation expert 

17:30

Network, drinks and canapes
Relax and mingle at the Hilton

Day 2, Thu 22nd August

*Agenda is subject to change
Technical Rating 1 = low, 5 = high

 

08:30

Registration on level 2 at the Hilton
Network with your peers with coffee/tea

09:00

Welcome
Ben Heinl, Cubewise
[Room Stateroom]

09:15

How does TM1 Server really work?
Hubert Heijkers, Chief Architect TM1 Server and OData Evangelist, IBM

10:30

Morning Break
Take a break and network. Fully catered.

We break into three streams

STREAM 1
[Room Stateroom]

STREAM 2
[Room 2]

STREAM 3
[Room 3]

11:00

Web Reporting Tips and Tricks
A deep dive into the principles used by Austrade for adding reporting and analysis functionality in TM1Web. We will explain in detail the steps taken to create breadcrumbs in TM1Web, create a customisable favourites bar, track user activity, and making use of visualisations in TM1Web reports.
Helen Thurley, Austrade &
Kate McCormack, Austrade
(Technical Rating 4/5)

Allocations in TM1 – theory and practice (feat. Optus)
We are going to deep dive into different allocation scenarios that can be achieved with TM1, see some code, discuss do’s and don’ts and get inspired. Practical example is featuring Optus Gross Margin allocation.
Josh Chua, Optus &
Dmitry Fomichev, Cubewise
(Technical Rating 3/5)

Dashboard Reporting and Planning with Apliqo UX for +1000 User
Learn about the dashboard application which was implemented at DB Netz with Apliqo UX.
Dirk Reitinger, DB Netz AG

11:50

How PAW and PAx can make your cube life easier
Discover practical tips and tricks of the new interfaces which enable working with your model in ways not available before.
Kemp Zhong, Cubewise
(Technical Rating 2/5)

Leverage TM1 with Machine Learning. A walkthrough in Python.
Implement cutting edge Machine Learning algorithms like K-Nearest Neighbors or Random Forest to build classification models for your TM1 cubes. All neatly integrated with your TM1 model through TM1py.
Marius Wirtz, Cubewise
(Technical Rating 5/5)

Apliqode Framework, how to use this free tool in any model
Save time on development and maintenance using the pre-built modules from the Framework!
Metadata Management, Views and Subsets maintenance, Process executions, and more!
Rodrigo Mazziero, Cubewise
(Technical Rating 4/5)

12:30

Lunch
Grab a hearty meal and network with your peers.
At 13:10 learn how you can gain on going support through Cubewise CARE with Nimeesh Kaushal at the Fireside Chat in the foyer.

STREAM 1
[Room Stateroom]

STREAM 2
[Room 2]

STREAM 3
[Room 3]

13:30

Advanced end user / power user features
Jean-Noel Grandry, Cubewise

Alternative approaches to improve your TM1 model
Sometimes taking an alternative approach can reap benefits. This session will give you ideas to improve performance and stability in your TM1 models.
Roy Burton, Cubewise
(Technical Rating 4/5)

Business best-practices around Unified Performance Management
Learn about modern FP&A requirements and how companies can fulfil them by using best practices embedded into a Unified Performance Management application.
Martin Winkler, Cubewise
(Technical Rating 2/5)

14:20

Building a Transparent Planning Analytics Model
Learn different techniques adding transparency to your planning model and see how you can leverage Planning Analytics Workspace to deliver it in a more user friendly way.
Lisel Berry, Cubewise
(Technical Rating 3/5)

What’s new in Bedrock 4
Find out what’s new in the latest update of the bedrock open source TI library
Adam Davis, Cubewise
(Technical Rating 3/5)

Master the latest IBM Planning Analytics features with Arc for TM1
IBM Planning Analytics keeps evolving after each release, from the new configuration settings to the new Hierarchies properties, come and see how Arc will help you to master these new features.
Tim Ryan, Cubewise
(Technical Rating 5/5)

15:00

Afternoon Break
Take a break and network. Fully catered.
At 15:15, Fireside Chat on what makes TM1 so unique and valuable in Room 2 with Jason Tranfield

STREAM 1
[Room Stateroom]

STREAM 2
[Room 2]

STREAM 3
[Room 3]

15:30

Advanced Developer features
Let’s explore some of the powerful advanced development features such as drill down, dynamic variables, etc.
Rashed Rafiq, Cubewise
(Technical Rating 3/5)

Alternate hierarchies and why you should start using them now
Alternate hierarchies is a long awaited feature that is a game changer for TM1. Learn how you can benefit from it for your reporting, budgeting and forecasting models. Code snippets and gotchas are included!
Dmitry Fomichev, Cubewise
(Technical Rating 3/5)

Reveal the deepest secrets of your TM1 applications with Pulse 6
Come and see in action Kibana, the latest Pulse feature. Kibana will enable you to build beautiful dashboard to better understand what’s going on inside your TM1 server.
Vincent Viau, Cubewise
(Technical Rating 5/5)

16:15

Discussion with Manny
Join in for a down to earth chat with the inventor of TM1. Hosted by Ben Heinl.
Manny Perez, Cubewise

How to amplify your sales and merchandise planning using deep learning and optimisation
In this technical session you’ll learn how to apply the latest in machine learning to practical applications in PA. You’ll learn how to use deep learning to optimise sales forecasts and decision optimisation to get your marketing and ordering just right.
Nicholas Renotte, IBM
(Technical Rating 5/5)

Authentication and security Panel Discussion
Got a question about security? Want to know how CAM works? Need to implement SSL in your TM1 environment? Head to this session with a panel of experts to answer your question.
Tim Lees, Cubewise
(Technical Rating 3/5)

17:30

Network, drinks, canapes and TM1 Trivia
Relax and mingle at The ArtHouse, Attic Room. 275 Pitt St, Sydney NSW 2000.

Day 3, Fri 23rd August

*Agenda is subject to change
Technical Rating 1 = low, 5 = high

 

08:30

Registration on level 4 at the Hilton
Network with your peers with coffee/tea

We break into two streams

END USER hands-on
[L4 – Room 3]

DEVELOPER hands-on
[L4 – Room 1]

EXTRA
[L4 – Room 2]

09:00

Planning Analytics for Excel
In this hands-on session we will demonstrate how to use IBM Planning Analytics for Excel (PAX). Discover how to access your data from the TM1 Server in the latest Excel interface and learn how to build advanced reports and ad-hoc multidimensional analysis within the familiar Excel environment.
Ben Siu, Cubewise
(Technical Rating 2/5)

Bedrock 4
In this hands-on session we will demonstrate how to use the bedrock 4 library to accelerate application development cycles. You will learn how to create views & subsets, load and move data and perform server maintenance tasks. All while reducing the amount of code and the amount of time you need to get the job done.
Adam Davis, Cubewise
(Technical Rating 3/5)

Technical Advisory and Ask Me Anything Session (Invite Only)
An intimate session for technically-capable TM1 people that want to dive deeper with IBM and Manny on TM1 topics. Ask and discus anything TM1 and Planning Analytics related.
Hubert Heijkers, IBM
Mark Kiel, IBM
Manny Perez, Cubewise

10:30

Morning Break
Take a break and network. Fully catered.

END USER hands-on
[L4 – Room 3]

DEVELOPER hands-on
[L4 – Room 1]

11:00

Planning Analytics Workspace
Exploratory session covering the creation of a dashboard in Planning Analytics Workspace. The guide gives all the steps to easily create noteworthy visualizations and assist in the setup of a professional looking report or planning dashboard.
Nimeesh Kaushal, Cubewise
(Technical Rating 3/5)

Hierarchies and debugging with Arc
Learn the pros and cons about building applications using hierarchies. Debugging a TM1 Process with Arc will not have any secrets for you after this hands-on.
Vincent Viau, Cubewise
(Technical Rating 5/5)

12:30

Lunch
Grab a hearty meal and network with your peers.

END USER hands-on
[L4 – Room 3]

DEVELOPER hands-on
[L4 – Room 1]

13:30

Apliqo UX
In this hands-on session , you will learn how to create and Apps in Apliqo UX. You would work with each one of the UX components such as Wizards , Dashboards and Planning templates.
Andreas Alex, Cubewise
(Technical Rating 3/5)

A Step-By-Step Guide To Data Science
Are you interested in Data Science? In this session you will go through an end-to-end data science application, from getting data out of TM1 to Timeseries forecasting.
Marius Wirtz, Cubewise
(Technical Rating 5/5)

15:00

That wraps up our conference in Sydney!
Time to reflect on the last two days, before heading back to work, super-charged to do even more amazing things in 2019.