Cognos Analytics

Recap of Virtual Community Day for Cognos and Planning Analytics - Nov. 2020

By CHRIS MCPHERSON posted Wed November 25, 2020 02:31 PM

Our latest Cognos and Planning Analytics Community Day, Emerge with Resiliency 2020, is now in the books. We would normally be seeing many of our North American friends in Miami this time of year, but given the current environment we’re all in, we had to go digital for this year’s event. We had tremendous response from our user community with over 1300 registrations and close to 1000 attendees from literally every corner of the globe. The day kicked off with a keynote presentation on “How to emerge from crisis with resilience” by David Marmer, VP of Offering Management for Cognos, Planning and Reg Tech. We then moved into presentations covering product roadmaps for both Cognos and Planning Analytics, as well as product-focused sessions by our experts on using Cognos and Planning together, and best practices for Dashboard design and authoring.

The highlights of the event for me were the customer use cases. We were joined by Rikke Jacobsen, a Business Partner in Denmark, who used the power of Cognos and Planning Analytics to help the leading utility company in Greenland, Nukissiorfiit, achieve their goal of being 100% free of fossil fuels in the production and delivery of energy to its customers. It was fascinating to hear how access to the right data and the power of analytics can help organizations achieve their objectives, whatever they may be. We were also joined by an internal IBM team who are using Cognos Analytics to consolidate performance reporting for our senior executives. They used the capabilities of Cognos Analytics to aggregate over 3000 different reports across multiple business lines to create a single set of KPIs and a single trusted source of data across the organization.

The engagement we saw through the online chat during the sessions was amazing and many of us have had clients reaching out to us directly to keep the discussion going. If you missed it, or had to drop for any part of it, there are replays of every session available to stream on demand through February, so please check them out at

At the end of each session, there will be a link to the Gartner Peer Insight page. We’ve had tremendous feedback from our customers this year through this site, so I encourage all of you to please visit the Gartner Peer Insights page and register your voice and comments on Cognos Analytics.

Thanks very much and be safe!