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Register today for the Minneapolis "How To Gain A Competitive Advantage With Watson AI and IBM Analytics" featuring the new releases of Cognos Analytics v11.1, Planning Analytics and Watson AI. IBM and LPA analytics experts will discuss the current technical capabilities and the future direction of IBM Analytics. There is an optional hands-on lab in the afternoon. Seating for the lab is limited to 25 participants. Sign up today to reserve your seat. Don't miss your chance to ask the experts. We encourage questions throughout the day and want you to make the most of this event by joining in the discussions. We very much look forward to seeing you there! Address and site instructions: Westin - Minneapolis 88 South 6th Street Minneapolis, MN 55402-1114 AgendaAgenda8:30 - 9:00 Continental Breakfast and Registration 9:00 - 9:30 Keynote: IBM Analytics and the Journey to AI 9:30 - 10:15 IBM Cognos Analytics v11.1: Discover What's New The next generation of Cognos Analytics infuses traditional analytics with augmented intelligence capabilities and embedded smarts all within a single, integrated and highly secure platform.10:15 - 11:00 Cognos v11 Data Modules Data Modules enhancements in Cognos Analytics v11.1 will be presented, including topics such as; new user interface, creating tables, support for relative dates, Security, Caching, Column formatting and splitting 11:00 - 11:15 Break and Networking 11:15 - 12:00 IBM Planning Analytics/TM1: What's NewPlanning Analytics (PA) is disrupting the market by changing the approach to integrated business planning, budgeting, forecasting with superior ease of use, flexibility and better end-user engagement with a modern, web-based platform. This session will highlight the latest enhancements to the platform and provide a look at IBM's roadmap and strategic product direction.12:00 - 1:00 Watson: Accelerate Your Journey to AI Powered by the latest innovations in machine learning, Watson is the open, multi-cloud platform that lets you automate the AI lifecycle. Build powerful models from scratch, or speed time to value with pre-built enterprise apps.1:00 - 2:00 Lunch and networking 2:00 - 3:30 Hands-On Lab (Optional - limited seating) (Choose ONE) Data Exploration with IBM Cognos Analytics Explore the key capabilities of IBM Cognos Analytics Data Exploration. This workshop introduces the newest capabilities included in IBM Cognos Analytics, Data Exploration, which utilizes augmented intelligence to accelerate the time to value in finding insights hidden deep within your data. Build An Intelligent Conversational Assistant with Watson APIs. This workshop allows you to create an application that understands natural language and responds to customers in human like conversation - in multiple languages. Register today! Note: To participate in a lab, you will need to bring a laptop computer. Each lab is limited to 25 participants. Reserve your spot today! http://www.lpa.com/index.php?cID=1087**IMPORTANT NOTE** The workshop portion of this event will require access to public wifi, public IP addresses and Box folders. You will need to bring a laptop that will allow you to connect to these services. Some corporate machines may prevent this access due to corporate security settings/firewall/VPN restrictions. In these cases, the use of personally-owned laptops is recommended.