Date(s) - Wednesday, August 6, 2014
8:00 am - 10:30 am
Hosted By: DeVry Education Group
ALN Event Agenda:
8:00 am – Networking (Full continental breakfast provided)
8:30 am – Event Kick-off and Introductions
8:45 am – Featured Presentation – Are you at the top of your BI game?
9:45 am – Facilitated Group Q&A and Discussion with Presenter, Russ Mann
10:30 am – Event Wrap-up
Ever wonder how organizations achieve BI and analytics success? Are you curious about how successful organizations shape their BI strategy and approach, address challenges, and overcome obstacles? Would you like to learn how these organizations ensure their BI and analytic solutions drive positive change for their organization and achieve real business value?
Now is your chance to find out first hand. Attend our next ALN Roundtable event to learn how Topco Associates is leveraging business intelligence and analytics to develop a data driven culture to strategically grow its business and gain competitive advantage for its member-owners and customers. Our presenter, Russ Mann, will share the story of Topco Associates’ BI and analytics journey and provide real project examples to illustrate how his company:
- Shaped its BI and data governance strategy and initiative roadmap
- Achieved early wins to demonstrate BI’s value to the organization and obtain positive momentum for their program
- Overcame technical, organizational, managerial and other challenges they faced along the way
- Influenced key business drivers through process improvement and change management
- Leveraged BI as a transformational initiative to change their business landscape and influence strategic decision making
- Plans to use analytics to proactively react to changes in their market space that will influence how they will do business in the future
Join this highly collaborative session to learn from Russ’ experience and share your own related BI and analytics best practices and lessons learned.
About the Speaker:
Russell Mann has spent his 20 year career turning data into insights to deliver financial management, strategy development, and operational execution. He is a currently a director at Topco Associates LLC, a $12+ billion grocery procurement co-operative. Mr. Mann oversees Topco’s operational performance, business analytics, and data management departments. He has also been tasked with leading many initiatives related to Topco’s information technology modernization, which has included business intelligence, master data management, and a large ERP implementation currently underway. Before joining Topco, he was CFO at Gettys, an international hospitality design and development firm based in Chicago. At Gettys, Mr. Mann was responsible for his firm’s finances, human resources, legal affairs, risk management and various administrative functions. Before joining Getty’s, Mr. Mann spent nearly a decade in various roles within media conglomerate, the Tribune Co., where he worked in financial, operational and strategic-management roles, which included daily operational support, audience development, and new product development, all of which were data-driven. He started his career with Ernst & Young as an auditor. He is a CPA and received his MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He has spoken in the past at various events, including the Data Governance Conference and Information Builders annual Summit User Conference.
About Topco Associates LLC:
Topco Associates LLC is a $12.3 billion, privately held company that provides aggregation, innovation and knowledge management solutions for leading food industry member-owners and customers. Topco leverages the collective volume, knowledge and commitment of these companies to create a competitive advantage in the marketplace by reducing costs and offering winning business-building capabilities.
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