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Discover your inner entrepreneur at IBM Vision 2015

Vice President, Analytics Solutions Engineering, IBM

If your expertise is in the finance or risk management area, join us at IBM Vision 2015 to learn how IBM Business Analytics solutions can help you manage risk, drive profitable growth and optimize performance through the latest advances in cloud, analytics, mobility and social collaboration.

The conference takes place May 17-20 in Orlando, and over three days you will learn what you need to drive your career and business forward. Based on the responses from previous years, this conference is a big hit with attendees, with a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 2014. As an added incentive, you can save $300 on the conference fee with our early bird rate, exclusively for attendees who register by April 11.

This year at Vision, the conference theme is "A New Way to Work," focused on driving new optimizations in your environments. Attend to see and hear about the latest innovations and strategies to manage risk, drive profitable growth and optimize performance through the following in-depth tracks:Discover your inner entrepreneur at IBM Vision 2015

Speakers for the event are experts in their industries, ranging from financial services to retail, distribution and CPG to industrials and life sciences. In addition, get inspired by the keynote speakers:

Monday, May 18 General Session, 8:00 a.m.–9:30 a.m. ET, Alistair Rennie, GM IBM Analytics
Business as usual is not an option. The world of business is becoming increasingly complex and the information around us is exploding. In the face of complexity, organizations that distribute responsibility to the front line and enable their employees are more effectively able to adapt to market conditions. To succeed in this environment, analytic champions must adopt an entrepreneurial mindset that will enable them to be a powerful force of change within their organization.

Also at this General Session, Steve Player and Steve Morlidge, the authors of Future Ready: How to Master Business Forecasting, will spend some time talking with Mark Jeffries about the characteristics of an agile enterprise.

Ben Casnocha, author of The Start-up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself and Transform Your Career, will give a bold presentation on thriving in a world where every professional must be the entrepreneur of his or her own life. The career escalator is jammed at every level. Unemployment rates are high. Creative disruption is shaking every industry. Global competition for jobs is fierce. The employer-employee pact is over and traditional job security is a thing of the past. In a keynote based on his #1 New York Times bestselling book, Ben presents a blueprint for how to thrive in this new economic landscape. The key: learn to think and act like an entrepreneur.

Tuesday May 19 General Session, 8:00 a.m.–9:30 a.m. ET, Alexa Swainson-Barreveld, Vice President of IBM Watson Products and Solutions
Your journey to analytic maturity begins with innovation. In this session, you will hear from world-renowned speakers, authors and executives to understand how an analytics-rich ecosystem can transform valuable insight into real business value. Learn how to harness big data and cognitive technology using Watson Analytics to unlock key business insights, and discover how IBM is investing in a broad range of analytic solutions to power a smarter enterprise with data-driven knowledge.

Also at this General Session, Jordan Ellenberg, author of How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking, shows us that math touches everything we do, allowing us to see the hidden structures beneath the messy and chaotic surface of our daily lives. It’s a science of not being wrong, worked out through centuries of hard work and argument. Drawing from history as well as the latest theoretical developments, Ellenberg demonstrates that profound mathematical ideas are present whenever we reason, from the commonplace to the cosmic.

Still need convincing? Here are five great reasons to attend Vision 2015:

See the Vision and register now!