Inspire 2017: Agenda

 

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Agenda



7:00AM– 8:00AM

Registration and Breakfast

8:00AM – 12:00PM

Product Training Classes
Concurrent sessions.

8:00AM – 5:00PM

Product Training Classes
Concurrent sessions.

*Meets in multiple locations. Check your schedule for your room assignment.

8:00AM – 4:00PM

Solution Center & Community Hub

12:00PM – 2:00PM

Lunch

2:00PM – 5:00PM

Product Training Classes

*Meets in multiple locations. Check your schedule for your room assignment.

4:00PM – 7:00PM

AnalytIcon

Make plans to join us for the "AnalytIcon — Icons Unite" welcome event in the Hall of Analytics. Share how you're becoming an Icon with fellow attendees as you enjoy food and drink. And don't forget your costume - dress up as your favorite Icon or superhero character to win great prizes. See you there!
Sponsored by Data Robot

6:00AM – 7:00AM

Yoga For Good

Join a fun, hour-long, donation-based yoga class at the beautiful Aria pool deck. The class is available for all attendees and suitable for all levels, including beginners. Come flow with us and get grounded before kicking off a memorable Inspire 2017. Space is limited so make sure to register today! 100% of donations go toward OneProsper.

7:00AM – 8:00AM

Registration and Breakfast

8:00AM – 9:00AM

Dean Stoecker – Chairman & CEO, Alteryx

 

Opening Keynote
Dean Stoecker – Chairman & CEO - Alteryx

9:00AM – 5:00PM

Solution Center & Community Hub

9:30AM – 10:15AM

Business Leader Track

A Prescription for HR and M&A Analytics Success
Bristlecone 4

Julia Jacovino - Sr. Manager, Global HR Reporting & Analytics - Mylan

Andy Miller - Sr. Manager, Visualization & Analytics - Mylan

Data Analyst Track

The Road Most Travelled: How Redbox Optimizes the Largest Retail Network in the U.S.
Bristlecone 9

Steven Fickes Jr. - Manager, Strategy & Analytics - Redbox

Alteryx ACE Track

Best Practices for Moving from Ad-Hoc Analysis to Enterprise Production
Bristlecone 3

Daniel Brun - Alteryx Consultant - Inviso

Alteryx Technology Track
Concurrent sessions.

Rediscover Alteryx — and Fall in Love all Over Again
Bristlecone 1

Ben Gomez - Director, Product Management - Alteryx


Autopilot Equals Analytic Freedom
Bristlecone 2

Julie Mendelson - Product Owner - Alteryx

9:30AM – 10:15AM

UX Sneak Peek

Get hands on with our newest products and features. Preview design concepts and provide direct feedback to help shape its direction.

10:00AM – 12:00PM

Product Training Classes
Concurrent sessions.

10:30AM – 11:15AM

Business Leader Track

The Last Great Data Race
Bristlecone 4

Matt Childs - Director, Data Analytics - General Communication Incorporated (GCI)

Data Analyst Track

Overcoming a Crap Rap and Mishap with a Recap and Heat Map
Bristlecone 9

Levon Johnson - Manager, Employee Data & Analytics - Alaska Air Group, Inc

Alteryx ACE Track

From customer list to retail expansion strategy. All you need is Alteryx with Spatial and Data – Some Assembly Required.
Bristlecone 3

Andy Moncla - Chief Operating Officer - B.I. Spatial

Alteryx Technology Track
Concurrent sessions.

Master the Essentials of Data Prep and Data Blending
Bristlecone 2

Ben Gomez - Director, Product Management - Alteryx

Rachel Wynn - Product Owner - Alteryx


It's All About the Scale: Deployment Considerations for Driving Enterprise-Scale Analytics
Bristlecone 1

Matt Braun - Product Manager - Alteryx

10:30AM – 11:15AM

UX Sneak Peek

Get hands on with our newest products and features. Preview design concepts and provide direct feedback to help shape its direction.

11:30AM – 1:30PM

Lunch

1:00PM – 1:45PM

Business Leader Track

The Points are the Point
Bristlecone 4

Michael Overly - Customer Intelligence & Marketing Sciences - Southwest Airlines

Data Analyst Track

Self-Service Fuzzy Matching
Bristlecone 9

Jim Kunce - Sr. Vice President & Chief Actuary - MedPro Group

Dulton Moore - Actuarial Analyst - MedPro Group

Alteryx ACE Track

Scraping Web Data with Alteryx
Bristlecone 3

Michael Treadwell- Analytics Consultant - Interworks

Alteryx Technology Track
Concurrent sessions.

The Workflow Whisperer
Bristlecone 2

Christine Bonthius - Customer Support Engineer - Alteryx

Criston Schellenger - Sr. Customer Support Engineer - Alteryx


Building Blocks for a Successful Culture of Self-Service Analytics
Bristlecone 1

Patrick Nussbaumer - Director, Technical Enablement - Alteryx

1:00PM – 1:45PM

UX Sneak Peek

Get hands on with our newest products and features. Preview design concepts and provide direct feedback to help shape its direction.

1:30PM – 3:30PM

Product Training Classes
Concurrent sessions.

1:30PM – 3:30PM

Workshop: Advancing Your Analytics Skills in Tableau

Do you use Tableau every day? Join Tableau for this interactive workshop designed to test Tableau skills. We'll share a few of our favorite things in Tableau — newer features as well as tried-and-true tricks designed to help you refine your skills and challenge your analytical thinking. Then we'll put you to the test in a speed-based competition — prizes will be involved!
Workshop participants need to bring their own laptops with Tableau installed.

Bristlecone 6

Session Leaders:
Erik Teutsch, Sales Consultant, Tableau Software
Riley Maris, Senior Product Consultant, Tableau Software

2:00PM - 2:45PM

Business Leader Track

Driving Enterprise Engagement with Alteryx
Bristlecone 4

Tim Chandler - Principal Business Analyst - Marketo

Data Analyst Track

A Logistics Data Revolution

Craig Nickels - Logistics Analyst - Polaris Industries Inc.

Alteryx ACE Track

Jason & Steve's Excellent Analytics Adventure: Building a Culture of Self-Service at JPMorganChase
Bristlecone 3

Jason Mack -VP Customer & Marketing Analytics - JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Alteryx Technology Track
Concurrent sessions.

Deep Dive into the Download Tool: Tips for Extending Alteryx Connectivity
Bristlecone 7

Tasha Alfano - Enterprise Engineering Team Lead - Alteryx


This is How We Do It: A look at Alteryx Within Alteryx
Bristlecone 1

Poornima Farrar - Director, Strategic Initiatives - Alteryx

Abby Hazlett - Sr. Data Analyst - Alteryx

2:00PM - 2:45PM

Alteryx Technology Panel

Alteryx Tips and Tricks: An Interactive Session
Bristlecone 2

Margarita Wilshire - Sr. Supervisor, Customer Support - Alteryx

Henriette Haigh - Sr. Customer Support Engineer - Alteryx

Jessica Silveri - Customer Support Engineer - Alteryx

3:00PM - 3:45PM

Business Leader Track

Curing Analytic Woes
Bristlecone 4

Madhan Goundry - Sr. Manager, Marketing and Analytics for Inflammation and Immunology - Celgene

Sponsored by Amazon Web Services

Data Analyst Track

Universal Orlando Wrangles Survey Data with Alteryx
Bristlecone 9

Andrew Kim - Data Analyst / Programmer - Universal

Alteryx ACE Track

Tips and Tricks for More Performant Data Blending
Bristlecone 3

Jarrod Thuener - Chief Analytics Officer - Kristalytics

Alteryx Technology Track
Concurrent sessions.

Getting to the (Location) Point in your Data
Bristlecone 1

Gene Rinas - Sr. Solutions Engineer - Alteryx

Jerad Rades - Customer Support Engineer - Alteryx


What's in that Alteryx Predictive Install?
Bristlecone 2

Neil Ryan - Product Manager - Alteryx

4:00PM - 4:45PM

Business Leader Track

Panel Session - Creating an Analytic Culture
Bristlecone 4

Antonio San Juan - Manager, Trade Audit - Tyson Foods, Inc

Justin Jones - Director of Dashboard, Analytics, and Reporting - Brandmuscle

Katherine Matthews - Database Manager - Entomological Society of America

Kristin Scholer - Manager, Insights - Ansira

 

Data Analyst Track

Doing More with Less: Accelerating the BI Roadmap at ShopAtHome.com
Bristlecone 9

Matt Simcox - Director of Business Intelligence - ShopAtHome.com

Zach Bloese - Business Intelligence Analyst - ShopAtHome.com

Alteryx ACE Track

Global Climate Change Case Study: Tips for Achieving Better Data Comprehension
Bristlecone 3

Ken Black - Sr. Analytics Researcher & Technical Blogger - 3danim8

Alteryx Technology Track
Concurrent sessions.

Mind the Data Gap: Amending your Data for New Insights
Bristlecone 1

Wendy Chow - Sr. Manager, Data Products - Alteryx


The Art and (Data) Science of Data Cleansing and Quality
Bristlecone 6

Dan Putler - Chief Scientist - Alteryx


Weekly Challenge 73 with the Community Team: Plinko Probabilities
Bristlecone 2

Matt DeSimone - Community Content Engineer - Alteryx

5:00PM – 6:00PM

Alteryx Grand Prix

Come watch three teams represent their local User Group and compete head-to-head for the coveted Alteryx Grand Prix championship. In this re-designed competition for 2017, you will have an active role in assessing their analytic prowess, and will vote for the team that delivers the best solution to a complicated analytics task. These three User Groups have emerged victorious in preliminary rounds; now see which one takes the checkered flag.

7:00PM – 10:00PM

Power Play

Power up your networking with a variety of games, bowling, food, and drinks at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas. According to Rolling Stone, this is "one of the most incredible places on earth," don't miss the fun! Transportation will be provided on a rolling basis starting at 6:45pm from the Aria Tour Bus Lobby.
Sponsored by Teknion

7:00AM – 8:00AM

Registration and Breakfast

9:30AM – 3:30PM

Solution Center & Community Hub

8:00AM – 9:30AM

Jay Bourland - Senior Vice President, Engineering, Alteryx

 

Product Keynote
Jay Bourland– Senior Vice President, Engineering - Alteryx

 

Langley Eide - Senior Vice President, Strategy and Operations- Alteryx

 

Product Keynote
Langley Eide - Senior Vice President, Strategy and Operations - Alteryx

10:00AM – 10:45AM

Business Leader Track

Driving Organizational Change for More Meaningful Insights
Bristlecone 4

Jeff Walters - Sr. Data Analyst, Analytics & Metrics - Werner

Data Analyst Track

"How Soon Can You Get Here?!" – Optimizing the DELL|EMC Global Service Force using Alteryx, Tableau, and... Lemonade
Bristlecone 9

Steve Scales - Sr. Data Intelligence Engineer - DELL|EMC

Sponsored by Tableau

Microsoft R and Alteryx - Scalable predictive analytics for data scientists and business users

Sumit Kumar - Program Manager, Machine Learning - Microsoft

Alteryx ACE Track

Rapid Fire Design Tips for Using Alteryx in a Team Environment
Bristlecone 3

Tom Sturgeon - Director of Market Intelligence - Schneider Electric

Alteryx Technology Track
Concurrent sessions.

Reporting is the New Output
Bristlecone 2

Katie Haralson - Product Manager, Reporting - Alteryx


Predictive Wrappers Delight
Bristlecone 1

Neil Ryan - Product Manager - Alteryx

10:00AM – 10:45AM

UX Sneak Peek

Get hands on with our newest products and features. Preview design concepts and provide direct feedback to help shape its direction.

10:00AM – 12:00PM

Product Training Classes
Concurrent sessions.

*Meets in multiple locations. Check your schedule for your room assignment.

11:00AM – 11:45AM

Business Leader Track

Using Alteryx to Drive T&E Compliance: Priceless
Bristlecone 4

Rhianna Thomas - Sr. Data Analyst, Analytics & Metrics - Mastercard

Natalia Terhardt - Analyst, Data Scientist - Mastercard

Data Analyst Track

Is There a Doctor in the House? Joining Healthcare Data to Track Doctor-to-Patient Episodes
Bristlecone 9

Brenda Fosmire - Analytics Architect - SCL Health

Cyndi Tamayo - Analytics Architect - SCL Health

Alteryx ACE Track

Techniques for Handling Data from Excel and Other Messy Unpredictable Files
Bristlecone 3

Joe Mako - Director of Visual Analytics - Rosenblatt Securities

Alteryx Technology Track
Concurrent sessions.

The Analytic Future Starts Today: Alteryx Product Roadmap
Bristlecone 1

Ben Gomez - Director, Product Management - Alteryx


Unlocking the Secrets of the Alteryx APIs and SDK
Bristlecone 2

Neil Ryan - Product Manager - Alteryx

JP Kabler - Software Engineer - Alteryx

11:00AM – 11:45AM

UX Sneak Peek

Get hands on with our newest products and features. Preview design concepts and provide direct feedback to help shape its direction.

12:00PM – 1:30PM

Lunch

12:00PM – 1:30PM

Women of Analytics — Icons Luncheon

Alteryx Chief Customer Officer and Co-Founder, Olivia Duane Adams, will host the Women of Analytics panel discussion over lunch. Join her with 5 brilliant panelists who will share their perspectives, challenges and tips to promote women's education and career growth in analytics. Come together to support a better working, more gender inclusive world. All are welcome!

Bristlecone 6

1:30PM – 3:30PM

Product Training Classes
Concurrent sessions.

*Meets in multiple locations. Check your schedule for your room assignment.

1:30PM – 2:15PM

Olivia Duane Adams – Chief Customer Officer, Alteryx

 

Ned Harding - Chief Technology Officer - Alteryx
Inside the Alteryx Engine: The Past, Present & Future

1:30PM – 2:15PM

Business Leader Track

The Art of Analytics
Bristlecone 4

Andrew Simnick - SVP, Finance, Strategy, and Operations - Art Institute of Chicago

Data Analyst Track

Breaking Barriers: Overcoming Implementation Challenges to Gain Deeper Analytic Insight at Intermountain Healthcare
Bristlecone 9

Lynsie Daley - Technical Data Analyst - Intermountain Healthcare

James Selfridge - Data Analyst - Intermountain Healthcare

Alteryx ACE Track

Tips & Tricks from an Alteryx Ace: Deploying Apps and Reporting to the Alteryx Gallery
Bristlecone 3

Michael Barone - Data Scientist - Paychex

Alteryx Technology Track
Concurrent sessions.

Location, Location, Location: Discovering Advanced Spatial Functions
Bristlecone 1

Gene Rinas - Sr. Solutions Engineer - Alteryx


Information Discovery. Governance with a Business Twist
Bristlecone 2

JC Raveneau - Sr. Director, Product Management - Alteryx

Dan Hilton - Solutions Architect - Alteryx

1:45PM – 2:30PM

UX Sneak Peek

Get hands on with our newest products and features. Preview design concepts and provide direct feedback to help shape its direction.

2:30PM – 3:15PM

Business Leader Track

Constructing Actionable Data and Analytics from Disparate Systems
Bristlecone 4

Toby Jutras - Sr. Sales Execution Manager, Americas - Autodesk

Data Analyst Track

The Fraud Game: How the Staples, Inc. Global Loss Prevention Investigations Team Competes Against the Digital Fraud Industry
Bristlecone 9

William Strouse - Sr. Loss Prevention Analyst - Staples, Inc.

Alteryx ACE Track

Panel Session - Alteryx ACEs
Bristlecone 3

Mark Frisch - CEO & Founder - Marquee Crew

Jack Morgan - Business Intelligence Manager - Charles Schwab

Patrick McAuliffe - Drug Diversion Analyst - Meijer

Alteryx Technology Track

Making a Small Job Out of Big Data With In-Database Connections
Bristlecone 1

Alex Patten - Product Manager, Data Platforms - Alteryx

The Analytic Future Starts Today: Alteryx Product Roadmap
Bristlecone 2

Steve Walden - VP, Product Management - Alteryx

2:45PM – 3:30PM

UX Sneak Peek

Get hands on with our newest products and features. Preview design concepts and provide direct feedback to help shape its direction.

3:30PM – 5:00PM

Olivia Duane Adams – Chief Customer Officer, Alteryx

 

Closing Keynote
Olivia Duane Adams – CCO - Alteryx

 

Olivia Duane Adams – Chief Customer Officer, Alteryx

 

Guest Keynote
Stephen J. Dubner – Award-winning author, journalist, and radio and TV personality

5:00PM – 7:00PM

Icon Output

Make those last few connections with fellow icons and say 'See you next year', at Icon Output, as we close Inspire 2017. Join us for food and drinks in the Hall of Analytics.

 

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Part I: Getting Started With the Designer — The Basics

Training Path: Beginning Designer User

Are you new to the Alteryx Designer or have limited experience with the Designer? Kick-start Inspire with this class about developing basic workflows in the Designer within no time! Recommended Follow-up Class: "Part II: Getting Started With the Designer".

 

Part I: Getting Started With the Designer for SQL Users

Training Path: Beginning Designer User

Are you new to the Alteryx Designer but you are familiar with SQL? In this class learn how to translate your knowledge of SQL into a basic Alteryx workflow. Recommended Follow-up Class: "Part II: Getting Started with the Designer."

 

Part II: Getting Started With the Designer

Training Path: Beginning Designer User

This afternoon session will serve as a sequel to the morning "Getting Started" sessions. Take your skills a step further with this class and use the full gamut of Favorites Tools.

 

Building Macros and Applications

Training Path: Intermediate Designer User

If you've been working with .yxmds for a while, step it up to .yxwzs and .yxmcs. In this course, students will learn how to parameterize a workflow for productionalization, and create a variety of macros that can help cut down on repetitive development. With the knowledge of apps, standard macros, batch macros, and iterative macros, you will be an analytic force to be reckoned with!

 

Introduction to Predictive Analytics

Training Path: Advanced Analytics

Looking for your first foray into advanced analytics? In this class we will overview the lifecycle of predictive analysis, steps to sanitizing your data, creating your first predictive workflow, and overview other tool categories like predictive grouping and time series.

 

Introduction to the Alteryx Server

Training Path: Server Administration

In this class, learn about how the Server architecture is implemented, how to deploy a single node server, scale a server vertically and horizontally, benchmark testing the deployment, and discover more about how Alteryx manages their own deployment.

 

Data Investigation Fundamentals

Training Path: Beginning Designer User

All-to-often we talk about Data Investigation for predictive tools, but the reality is that every user seeks the ability to understand their data at the next level. In this class, learn about the state of your data and its needs.

 

Introduction to Spatial Analytics

Training Path: Beginning Designer User

How close are competing locations to my customers? Does my trade area overlap with a competitor's? In this session, answer seemingly complex questions like these using very simple and easy to understand tools.

 

The Art of Fuzzy Matching

Training Path: Intermediate Designer User

Have two separate data sources that you need to blend, but the source systems aren't consistent enough for clean joins? Join this class to understand not just the fuzzy matching tool, but the methodology and requisite knowledge to successfully match the most records possible.

 

Building a Data Connector

Training Path: Intermediate Designer User

In a world of seemingly infinite data sources, chances are that uncommon sources are not recognized by Alteryx data connections. However, Alteryx includes all of the tools you need to connect the data you want. Join this class to follow along and build your first data connector.

 

Prescriptive Optimization

Training Path: Advanced Analytics

Last year, Alteryx released the prescriptive tool pallet for the first time. In this very basic introduction to the optimization tool, learn about how a single tool can find the best possible outcome for your business problems. In this very basic introduction to the optimization tool, learn about how the tool in conjunction with your can find the best possible outcome for your business problems.

 

Supporting the Alteryx Server

Training Path: Server Administration

Join us for a deep dive into the back-end of the Alteryx Server including the Server command line, settings and configuration, logging, and diagnostics.

 

Parsing Fundamentals

Training Path: Beginning Designer User

Many of us have lost count of how many times we have received data in the form of a giant singular string. Learn some of the most popular methods of turning the nonsensical into beautifully columnized datasets.

 

Dive into In-Database Workflows

Training Path: Intermediate Designer User

Pulling data from a large database? Large tables can quickly slow down data being brought into Designer. Why not just leave the data in the database? In this class, shift the compute context off of your machine and into a database by learning about the in-DB tool palette.

 

CREW Macros - Tools You Didn't Know Existed

Training Path: Intermediate Designer User

There is a designated set of tools that many Alteryx employees use that is not officially supported by the product: the CREW macros. Presented by the macro developer himself, learn about all the additional tools you can download that can help resolve tricky development tasks.

 

Enhancing Predictive Analysis with Predictive Grouping

Training Path: Advanced Designer User

Grouping often serves as a mean to an end, however the processes should not go unconsidered in your next predictive analysis. Join this training to find out why it's important and how it can improve your analysis.

 

Building Reporting Solutions

Training Path: Beginning Designer User

Taking your output data and formatting it in a readable and visual format is a great way to aggregate data for important decisions. In this class, learn about all the reporting tools, how to use them, how to batch reports, and customizing report snippets.

 

High-Powered Parsing: Regular Expressions

Training Path: Intermediate Designer User

You have completed your workflows, but what are your options for your completed workflow? Whether you are looking to share it, version it, schedule it, run it, offload intensive workflows, this is your class. This class will only speak to user oriented interactions with the Gallery. For an administrative walkthrough, see our "Gallery Administration" class.

 

Writing R-Based Macros

Training Path: Advanced Analytics

Alteryx has so many great tools for you to use, but you are missing just THAT ONE type of analysis that your organization does with R. In this class, learn how to implement your R code into an Alteryx tool that you can use again and again.

 

Alteryx Designer Best Practices

Training Path: Beginning Designer User

Now that you have become a well-versed Alteryx user, take this class to optimize your usage and experience in the Alteryx Designer. Learn best practices of workflow development, documentation, and more!

 

Enriching your Analytics with Alteryx Data Add-On Products

Training Path: Intermediate Designer User

Take your analysis to the next level by learning how to build workflows that integrate Alteryx Data Products. With this add-on data package, you can add spatial, demographic and business attributes to your data and open up a whole new world of analytic capabilities. In this course, learn how clean addresses, geocode, run drive time analyses and pull market area demographics.

 

Predictive Analytics with Alteryx and Udacity

Training Path: Beginning Designer User

Business analysts equipped with the latest predictive analytics techniques bring tremendous value to an organization, enabling companies to take action with confidence. Through this 2-hour sampler of Udacity's Predictive Analytics for Business Nanodegree program, you'll get hands on practice building predictive models and become familiar with the Udacity learning style!

 

A Prescription for HR and M&A Analytics Success

One of the world's leading generics and specialty pharmaceutical companies, Mylan markets its products in approximately 165 countries and territories with a workforce of 35,000+ employees. Having experienced significant growth over the last 10 years—primarily through acquisitions—the company recognized that analytics played a key role in its successful onboarding of new employees.

In this session, you'll hear how Mylan's analytics team partnered with the company's HR department to find previously elusive answers to several critical questions. You'll also find out how HR led an effort to adopt a self-service analytics toolset, consisting of Alteryx and Tableau, to collaborate more efficiently and reduce its reliance on IT resources. And you'll get a deep-dive into two Alteryx-enabled projects that helped HR better understand the value of an analytics mindset.

 

The Last Great Data Race

One thousand miles of the roughest, most beautiful terrain on the planet. A musher with a sled-dog team in below-zero temperatures on a frozen trail dotted with wildlife, bordered by mountain ranges, and peppered with treacherous river crossings. This is the Iditarod: "The Last Great Race on Earth," and analyzing data for it has some unique challenges created by cultural and environmental factors. When your customer's address is "The Last Grey House in Noatak" or "SW Face White Mountain," GIS mapping can be a problem.

In this session, you'll learn how GCI, an Alaska-based technology company, has brought technology to the Iditarod. You'll also hear how self-service analytics has played a major role in GCI's corporate strategy. Cute puppy pictures guaranteed!

 

The Points are the Point

Southwest Airlines has been repeatedly recognized for having one of the most rewarding loyalty programs, both in terms of value and travel flexibility. The airline's Rapid Rewards program allows members to accrue points in a variety of ways, with points redeemable for flights as well as other products and services. After a year, the customer's points expire, and they can be removed from the company's books.

In this session, you'll learn how Southwest used Alteryx to streamline the extremely complex data collection process and more effectively calculate the probability that a customer's points would expire. You'll hear how Alteryx ultimately saved the company $80+ million and cut eight weeks of work across 12 full-time employees.

 

Driving Enterprise Engagement with Alteryx

For many, "data prep and analysis" is the phrase comes to mind when thinking of Alteryx, but at Marketo, its "governance and scalability." Marketo combines Alteryx and cloud computing to drive a fully automated solution that saves IT and lines of business both time and resources.

In this session, you'll learn how Alteryx enables Marketo to deliver an enterprise-class data architecture that drives business engagement and dashboard adoption across the entire company. What's more, you'll hear about Marketo's "Alteryx in the Box" deployments that drive new ways of thinking across the company and accelerate great ideas.

 

Curing Analytic Woes

A global biopharmaceutical company, Celgene Corporation focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of products for severe immune and inflammatory conditions. For the Inflammation and Immunology (I&I) division of Celgene, Alteryx has become the critical third leg of a three-legged stool upholding the organization's lean data analytics infrastructure. The stool includes an Amazon Redshift database, which contains big data, processed with ongoing business rules; Tableau, which serves as the primary tool to analyze our data and distribute data and insights within the organization; and Alteryx, which makes the infrastructure nimble.

In this session, you'll hear how Celgene uses Alteryx to bridge Redshift and Tableau by blending "small data" in Excel with the larger Redshift database; automating various weekly and monthly reporting in Excel, Tableau, and PowerPoint; and experimenting with major business rule changes before implementing in Redshift or elsewhere. What's more, you'll see specific examples of how Celgene utilizes this nimble infrastructure to efficiently and cost-effectively deliver analytics to senior executives and other stakeholders within the company.

 

Panel Session - Creating an Analytic Culture

Creating and fostering a culture of analytics throughout an enterprise takes planning, organization, and some serious determination. Corralling the overwhelming influx of data sources to make daily decisions that materially impact the business isn't easy -pitfalls abound, especially when the organization at large is not on board.

In this panel session, you'll hear analytics leaders from a variety of organizations discuss how they have helped create a culture that embraces analytics and enables their organizations to use quantitative data and predictive analytics methods to stay ahead of the curve. You'll also learn their tips and tricks for getting business and IT professionals to work together to deliver valuable insights much faster than ever before, how to get leadership buy-in and support, and what classic mistakes to avoid.

 

Driving Organizational Change for More Meaningful Insights

A premier global transportation and logistics company, Werner Enterprises is among the five largest truckload carriers in the United States. It has a diversified portfolio of transportation services and the company's Werner Logistics subsidiary provides freight management, truck brokerage, intermodal, as well as international services. The company's mission is to deliver these solutions responsibly and safely, and it relies on Alteryx to help do this.

In this session, you'll learn how IT and line of business (LOB) decision makers at Werner worked together to get IT away from doing ETL work and focused on larger, more impactful projects, such as their data warehouse. The shift in focus resulted in access to real-time data for more meaningful data-driven driven decisions for the LOB. You'll also hear how the organization began using Alteryx in conjunction with Tableau to address basic questions at first, and then quickly scaled their analytics practice to ask questions that could not be addressed prior to the data enrichment and analyses they conduct within their Alteryx workflows.

 

Using Alteryx to Drive T&E Compliance: Priceless

In a complex and global company like Mastercard, ensuring the accuracy of company travel and entertainment expenses is critical. Thanks to Alteryx, Mastercard's Shared Services organization has been able to improve spending visibility, identify spending patterns, and improve cardholder behavior.

In this session, you'll learn how Mastercard utilizes Alteryx to drive T&E compliance and identify patterns in spending while also utilizing forecasting models to determine the estimated cost savings and overall impact of travel and expenses on the company's bottom line.

 

The Art of Analytics

Museums are complex organizations, although most people don't realize or recognize this fact. Most museums combine a number of business models within one operation and consider both mission- and financially driven objectives in everyday decision-making. What's more, museums face significant headwinds, such as increasing costs and an uncertain economic environment.

In this session, you'll hear how the Art Institute of Chicago (ARTIC) has leveraged Alteryx to grow attendance and operating revenue through more informed decision-making, strengthened operations to share more of its collection online, and understand its audiences with the aid of machine learning. Through specific examples of the museum's successes, failures, and efforts in-between, you'll gain relevant insight into how to introduce or scale analytics in a resource-limited environment.

 

Constructing Actionable Data and Analytics from Disparate Systems

Large companies have great data — lots of it — in disparate systems. Autodesk is no different. What is different, however, is how Autodesk uses Alteryx to support key sales programs.

In this session, you'll learn how Autodesk traverses millions of account records to identify target accounts with profiles aligned with a campaign; leverages fuzzy matching to help identify intersections between Autodesk customers and outside lists; packages hundreds of Excel spreadsheets with target customer profiles; extracts data directly from Salesforce.com; and blends data across multiple disparate systems to track results on key programs.

 

The Road Most Travelled:
How Redbox Optimizes the Largest Retail Network in the U.S.

With over 40,000 kiosks across the U.S., Redbox has one of the largest and most complex retailer footprints. To manage this network, Redbox relies on custom Alteryx geospatial modules to help optimize their current footprint and identify attractive sites for new installs. This session will focus on the roles that Alteryx and Tableau play in the company's existing Site Selection process and the challenges Redbox faces in finding attractive new sites in an already dense network. Redbox will also discuss recent efforts to refine their process by leveraging Alteryx to identify Natural Shopping areas with favorable demographics to support additional kiosk growth.

 

Overcoming a Crap Rap and Mishap with a Recap and Heat Map

How Alteryx enabled one analyst to single-handedly elevate employee analytics from next-to-nothing (stereotypical "crap rap" HR reputation of gut-driven decisions) to company-standard (data-driven/intensive). Levon Johnson, Manager of Employee Data and Analytics at Alaska Airlines, shares ideas and methods that can be applied to any function and industry. See real examples of quick-win projects, process improvements, meaningful reports, and the Alteryx workflows and tools that make it all possible. This fast-paced presentation will highlight creating heat/thematic map visual analytics with geo-coding and reporting, deciphering names from free-form text boxes with fuzzy matching and parsing, and dealing with effective-dated databases with data preparation.

 

Self-Service Fuzzy Matching

The insurance industry is full of data that comes in all shapes and sizes. When this data needs to be matched or duplicates need to be removed, Fuzzy Matching in Alteryx is your best friend. However, Fuzzy Matching is... well... fuzzy and doesn't lend itself to flexible, automated solutions. Come see how MedPro Group — Berkshire Hathaway's dedicated healthcare liability solution — uses the power of Alteryx macros and the Alteryx Server to take the Fuzzy Match tool and transform it into a comprehensive matching and deduping system that anyone in the company can leverage for all types of business problems. For new and experienced Fuzzy Match users, this session is a great opportunity to conquer fuzzy matching, learn how to expand the capabilities of Fuzzy Match tool, and experience the Alteryx Server from the company who earned the Alteryx Excellence Award for Best Use of Server in 2016. You'll also learn the power of Alteryx batch macros and how all these skills can be leveraged to solve a variety of business problems.

 

A Logistics Data Revolution

Monitoring core operational performance in any organization can be expensive, inaccurate, and manually cumbersome, as was the case at Polaris, one of the world's largest Powersports companies. Polaris lacked the ability to accurately produce critical metrics fast enough to measure business performance or facilitate data-based decisions. Attend this session and learn how Craig Nickels, Logistic Analyst at Polaris, was able to able to take a data blending and preparation process that used to take one day and reduce it down to one hour. Hear details on the workflows that now allow his team to deliver the metrics that were once unattainable, and to drive innovation and change throughout his organization.

 

Universal Orlando Wrangles Survey Data with Alteryx

In this session join Universal, one of the nation's leaders in theme parks, to learn how to wrangle survey data using Alteryx. Data Analyst, Andrew Kim, will share how to make survey data FUN again by explaining how to import and process survey data dynamically. Learn how to create a macro to wrap around your survey platforms API, why storing survey numerical and textual information is important and how to rejoin responses back together dynamically. You'll leave this session feeling you have recaptured the most important thing as an Analyst the opportunity to be creative.

 

Doing More with Less: Accelerating the
BI Roadmap at ShopAtHome.com

With over 15,000,000 active visitors and 5,000 affiliated merchants, ShopAtHome.com generates huge volumes of data across 3 platforms. With just over 50 employees — 4 of whom oversee data and analytics — managing the business is no trivial task. For years, they have relied on operational data stores and Excel spreadsheets to make 'data-driven decisions'. This fairly reactive approach worked for years, but with market changes, a proactive approach was needed to ensure sustainability. EDW projects made self-service analytics a reality, but the process was slow, expensive, and made data quality issues and data governance unwieldy. With Alteryx, ShopAtHome is meeting their day-to-day needs and have accelerated their long-term roadmap. Join this session to learn how ShopAtHome has leveraged Alteryx to:

- Improve source data quality with the predictive tools

- Significantly reduce data product 'time-to-market' with the data blending and publishing tools

- Expand its data ecosystem using 3rd party connectors

- Make more proactive data decisions to remain competitive in the affiliate marketing space

 

"How Soon Can You Get Here?!" – Optimizing the
DELL|EMC Global Service Force using Alteryx, and... Lemonade

When your access to data is compromised, so is your understanding of your business. Alteryx and Tableau play a crucial role in ensuring that the DELL|EMC service force swiftly supports customers during times of need, when fast response time is essential for customer satisfaction. Learn how the DELL|EMC Field Scheduling system is optimized by utilizing Alteryx workflows to blend and analyze disparate data sets, and Tableau visualizations to innovate an informative, customer-friendly web interface. Steve will also share how DELL|EMC utilizes unconventional inspiration sources like pizza, TV and lemonade for guidance in providing outstanding support for their customers!

 

Is There a Doctor in the House?
Joining Healthcare Data to Track Doctor-to-Patient Episodes

From practitioners to procedures and insurance, healthcare organizations have many systems, most with complex data. SCL Health is using the power of Alteryx to join and analyze patient data, payment data, insurance data, and more, from many sources — a data lake in Hadoop, Excel spreadsheets, and SQL databases. Join to learn how self-service data blending is helping SCL Health to address multiple use cases including:

- Analyzing and reporting on patient outcomes to track doctor-to-patient attribution over time

- How payment models have drastically changed, moving from a fee-for-service model to a value-based payments, where care outcomes and patient satisfaction now determine how much a hospital gets paid for procedures

- Building a current-state and historical doctor master index that is automatically dashboarded, to track operating room set-up customized to each doctor

 

Breaking Barriers: Overcoming Implementation Challenges to
Gain Deeper Analytic Insight at Intermountain Healthcare

With approximately 250 analysts across their system, Intermountain Healthcare overcame many concerns and barriers as they worked to implement Alteryx. From security to workflow and data sharing, data governance, data architecture, and predictive modeling, Lynsie Daley, James Selfridge and team successfully broke down these barriers to move their Alteryx implementation forward. As a result, their team has delved into many core functionalities of Alteryx: data preparation, In-Database, macros, spatial mapping for population coverage and drive times, blending multiple data sources with their EDW, and time-series forecasting. Join to hear Intermountain's story from investigation to implementation and roll-out; incredible use cases they have tackled; and how the Alteryx platform has rapidly become one of their most powerful tools, as they continue to discover how to deepen analytical insights and improve process efficiency.

 

The Fraud Game: How the Staples, Inc. Global Loss Prevention
Investigations Team Competes Against the Digital Fraud Industry

With losses due to credit card fraud projected to top $10 billion in the United States alone by 2020, all retailers are striving protect their customers, and their profits, from the constant threat of fraud. The Digital Fraud Industry is a highly organized and well financed adversary that has driven Loss Prevention and Cyber Security Professionals to review data at near real time speed while simultaneously innovating to combat new and emerging threats. Using Alteryx and data visualization strategies, the Staples, Inc. GLPI team will share some of their methods to compete and stay ahead of fraud.

 

Best Practices for Moving from Ad-Hoc Analysis to Enterprise Production

Transitioning from ad-hoc analysis to larger, scheduled workflows that run daily, weekly, or monthly can be cumbersome, but not if you know a few basic tricks. In this session, we'll review some basics that can ease the transition, including project structure, data consistency checks, and documentation, as well as best practices for managing a code-base across many users, error reporting, and workflow design patterns.

 

From customer list to retail expansion strategy.
All you need is Alteryx with Spatial and Data – Some Assembly Required.

No matter what industry you're in, understanding who are your best customers and where to find more of them is the brass ring. And with Alteryx, it's a simple process. In this session, we'll demonstrate a few easy steps that will help you move from Excel spreadsheets to the foundation of a fact-based expansion plan. You'll leave understanding how to utilize ConsumerView data, Calgary join functionality, spatial processing, and reporting tools to produce a final report that's fit to share with every executive in your organization.

 

Scraping Web Data with Alteryx

Have you ever needed to pull data from a website and been frustrated by the lack of a download button or an API? Public data is available on every website you visit, and all it takes to scrape that data is a URL and some Alteryx magic. Using Alteryx, you can bring public website data directly into your workflows—without copying and pasting. In this session, we'll cover the Alteryx download tool, parsing tools, and batch macros.

 

Jason & Steve's Excellent Analytics Adventure:
Building a Culture of Self-Service at JPMorganChase

Fast, modern and agile are not terms most people would associate with the large banks... until now. Join Jason as he travels back in time to assemble stakeholders and bring them together to save the future of business intelligence and analytics.

 

Tips and Tricks for More Performant Data Blending

Controlling downstream data blending processes can get out of control quickly, particularly with tedious batch processes that kill productivity. But with the right tools and macros, you can significantly improve data blending performance in multi-step processes. In this session, we'll discuss how you can go beyond using the Alteryx join and summarize tools and use the regex, formula, and batch macro tools to reorganize and optimize your data.

 

Global Climate Change Case Study: Tips for Achieving Better Data Comprehension

For the past 2.5 years, Alteryx and Tableau have been used to process and visualize global climate data. Many different approaches were used to examine how the climate data has changed over time. The work was conducted to quantify and visualize how various climate variables have changed over time.

During this presentation, you will learn tips for better data comprehension including best practices for gathering data, workflows for data processing, and how you can apply interactive dashboards for improved storytelling. The goal of the presentation is to explain best practices for using Alteryx and Tableau together in a real world case study on global climate change.

 

Rapid Fire Design Tips for Using Alteryx in a Team Environment

You know that Alteryx can save you hundreds of hours each year. But as your organization grows, and more users across the enterprise adopt Alteryx, you need to think about how to use Alteryx in a team environment. In this session, we'll discuss 15 rapid-fire design tips for using Alteryx at scale and how you can transform Alteryx from an individual tool to an analytic workbench that drives enterprise-wide decision-making. You'll learn best practices for everything from labeling modules and documentation to data blending tips and how to train new users effectively.

 

Techniques for Handling Data from Excel
and Other Messy Unpredictable Files

Our data does not always start in clean and predictable databases. Data manually typed into Excel, or data files scraped from the web almost always need cleanup or validation before the real work can begin. In this tips and tricks session, we will cover techniques to add resiliency and messaging to your workflows, addressing situations including new/reordered/changed columns, combining multiple sheets from multiple files, and more.

 

Tips & Tricks from an Alteryx Ace:
Deploying Apps and Reporting to the Alteryx Gallery

Not every Alteryx app is created equal, nor is its data. Often, one user wants this set of data while a different user wants that set, even though the underlying app is the same. For example, a model that predicts various client behaviors, including upsell/cross sell propensity and possible churn, might be consumed by several users, each wanting a different data set. And then that data set might change in a month. How can you give your users the flexibility to change the data set quickly and easily in any Alteryx app? In this session, we'll explain how to streamline the process, reduce redundancy, and apply the governance required while creating a self-service app that gives your users ultimate flexibility. We'll also review how to ensure that each user can only view and run the models for which she has explicit permissions.

 

Panel Session - Alteryx ACEs

Alteryx ACEs are some of the most influential experts of Alteryx, having demonstrated meaningful impacts to both their organization and to your Alteryx community. This session features Alteryx ACEs Mark Frisch from Marquee Crew, Jack Morgan from Charles Schwab, Patrick McAuliffe from Meijer, as well as a surprise guest, for an interactive and open discussion about their Alteryx experiences and best practices.

 

Rediscover Alteryx — and Fall in Love all Over Again

Get reacquainted with Alteryx! In this session, we will update you on all the features we've released since last Inspire. This is a great level-setting session for all attendees and will help you maximize your time at Inspire.

 

Autopilot Equals Analytic Freedom

Spend less time refreshing and maintaining your analytic apps and more time analyzing, exploring, and expanding your insights. Learn how to automate jobs and easily adjust them on the fly when things change. Find out how to sustain day-to-day business processes and eliminate repetitive tasks so you can free up your team to tackle those analytics projects you've been dreaming about.

 

Master the Essentials of Data Prep and Data Blending

In life, becoming an expert at something begins with having a strong foundation in the basics, and it's no different with analytics. This session presents best-practice solutions for the three main components of data preparation and blending: handling data sources, building efficient workflows, and conducting data exploration. We'll show you how you can optimize each of these components within Alteryx and avoid data analysis errors, thereby saving valuable time in the decision-making process.

 

It's All About the Scale:
Deployment Considerations for Driving Enterprise-Scale Analytics

Do you know the best configuration options to optimally scale your Alteryx deployment? If not, this session is for you! We'll discuss best practices for when and how to scale out Alteryx in your organization and address the top five concerns and needs for IT when scaling.

 

The Workflow Whisperer

If you've ever spent time trying to unravel a problem in your workflow, you don't want to miss this session. We'll help you understand exactly how data moves through the workflow, common errors you may encounter, and exactly how to rectify those errors. You'll leave this session knowing how to track backward in your workflow and whisper it into obedience.

 

Building Blocks for a Successful Culture of Self-Service Analytics

A culture of self-service analytics doesn't happen by accident. When you implement a few key best practices, you can harness the value of analytics in the modern workplace, reinforce behavior that empowers employees, and multiply the ROI of your software investment. This session will share some of the best practices that have resulted in a strong culture of self-service analytics using Alteryx.

 

Deep Dive into the Download Tool:
Tips for Extending Alteryx Connectivity

Take your data analytics to the next level by incorporating data from the web, scraping online information, and using the Download Tool in Alteryx. This session will include tips and tricks on how to get started connecting to and joining a variety of data sources and using them in your workflow to develop deeper insights.

 

Predictive Wrappers Delight

Alteryx offers a little-known secret when it comes to using code for advanced analytic models and tasks. This session is for the data scientist wanting to incorporate predictive coding into his/her usage of Alteryx.

 

Alteryx Tips and Tricks: An Interactive Session

Since Alteryx 6.0 and 7 years ago, this popular session has been our way to share with you, our customers, the tips & tricks we've learned along the way. For all user levels of Alteryx, this session will help you make the most of Alteryx. Learn where to go for information when you're stuck, what tips & tricks can help you optimize your workflow, and which ones you just shouldn't live without. Hear from Alteryx experts as well as your peers in this interactive knowledge sharing session. Join us for the 7th edition of our Tips & Tricks session.

 

Getting to the (Location) Point in your Data

There's more to your data than meets the eye. While your dataset may include location information, it's under- utilized because you may not know when and how to use this hidden treasure of information. This session will help you kick up your insight a notch by understanding why the location point in your data matters. We'll also share common use cases for leveraging location information that add another level of detail to your insight.

 

What's in that Alteryx Predictive Install?

Take a fast paced tour of the Alteryx advanced analytics functionality from Clustering to Predictive Modeling to Optimization. We'll slow down only for a moment to discuss why you'd use a certain predictive algorithm over another. This session is excellent in helping you understand when you'd use one model over another, and get more comfortable with the predictive models available.

 

Mind the Data Gap: Amending your Data for New Insights

Better insights begin with comprehensive datasets. Learn how to amend your datasets with our high-quality data that's updated regularly to discover new insight opportunities and gain a deeper understanding of your customer's characteristics. Hear use cases and learn how to combine internal data with third-party data from leading providers, such as Experian, Dun & Bradstreet and TomTom, to augment your analytic insights.

 

The Art and (Data) Science of Data Cleansing and Quality

By itself, predictive modeling can be difficult to implement. What's more, the growing number of data types and sources are making the data preparation process more complex. While predictive modeling can deliver substantial business gains, it can also wreak havoc if the data used for analysis is not accurate or complete. In this session, we'll help you understand how to assess the quality of your data, cleanse and prepare data for analysis, and decide the right predictive modeling techniques for your specific situation.

 

Reporting is the New Output

Pushing insights to visualization tools for consumption is just one of the many ways that Alteryx outputs data. While many analysts use visualization as their go-to format, static, ad-hoc reporting is often more commonly requested by decision-makers. This session covers how to quickly and easily build a variety of reports in Alteryx, leveraging both new and existing methods. No matter how long you've been an Alteryx user, this session will show you ways to build reports that you never knew existed.

 

This is How We Do It: A look at Alteryx Within Alteryx

Back by popular demand is an exclusive sneak peek behind the Alteryx curtain. Last year, we showed you how the engine underlying the Alteryx platform works, and this year we will show you how we use Alteryx within Alteryx. We showcase key departments within Alteryx and show how they use the Alteryx platform in order to drive insights from data. We will share examples of our analytic infrastructure, internal processes, as well as dashboards used across the company. Analysts and managers alike can benefit from this session by observing how Alteryx can be deployed across an entire organization in order to benefit key needs of each departments.

 

The Analytic Future Starts Today: Alteryx Product Roadmap

Be among the first to hear about upcoming enhancements and extensions to the Alteryx family of solutions. Make sure you're in the room when we unveil our future product roadmap. You won't want to miss this informative session that details both our short-term plans and long-term vision.

 

Unlocking the Secrets of the Alteryx APIs and SDK

Have you discovered the secret power of the Alteryx APIs and SDK? If not, you must attend this session. In this session, we'll show you how you can unlock new and powerful capabilities with the APIs and SDK, and we'll walk through a use case to show you just how powerful the Alteryx API and SDK can be.

 

Location, Location, Location:
Discovering Advanced Spatial Functions

If you've explored the basics of spatial analytics in Alteryx, this session will help you dig even deeper. We'll showcase how to create advanced maps in Alteryx and integrate it into other spatial tools. We'll also discuss advanced geocoding techniques using Alteryx spatial tools and cover topics such as distance between two points, spatial match, supporting features for kml and geojson codes, and the tricky business of linking US & Canadian addresses with latitudes and longitudes as well as Zip codes.

 

Information Discovery. Governance with a Business Twist

You won't want to miss this session! Hear how Alteryx thinks about governance through innovative ways to empower users to find, understand and collaborate on all information assets relevant to their business questions. Attend this session to find out how analytic teams can best enable users with trusted information and how users in an organization can see their work discovered and utilized by their peers.

 

Making a Small Job Out of Big Data
With In-Database Connections

The volume of data is growing exponentially and it's now the norm to store every bit of it. With the innovative in-database tools, Alteryx puts Big Data in the hands of all analysts. Learn how to maximize your existing Big Data infrastructure, when to move data out for processing, and when to use in-database blending.

 

Alteryx Grand Prix

Come watch three teams represent their local User Group and compete head-to-head for the coveted Alteryx Grand Prix championship. In this re-designed competition for 2017, you will have an active role in assessing their analytic prowess, and will vote for the team that delivers the best solution to a complicated analytics task. These three User Groups have emerged victorious in preliminary rounds; now see which one takes the checkered flag.

 

Microsoft R and Alteryx
Scalable predictive analytics for data scientists and business users

Microsoft R brings scalable, high performance predictive analytics and machine learning through a family of tools and servers built to tackle the toughest and largest data volumes. Together with Alteryx, this power is now available to business users, whether working together with data scientists or working alone to conduct predictive analytics on large datasets. Attend this session to learn how to leverage Microsoft R and SQL Server R Services with Alteryx.

 

Weekly Challenge 73 with the Community Team: Plinko Probabilities

This year at Inspire, your ability to win games of chance will be tested – and not just because of the Las Vegas venue! Will you leave your ability to obtain the hottest Alteryx swag up to sheer chance? Or will you take matters into your own hands and break down the probabilities of Plinko with the power of the Alteryx Designer?

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