We’ve all heard that it’s the journey—not the destination—that matters. In the world of finance, that journey is on a path paved with metrics and KPIs organizations need to reach to achieve successful business performance. For many, that journey may have been slowed by cumbersome spreadsheets and inefficient processes, but at our upcoming Adaptive Live 2016 global user conference, we will help you discover how to go beyond the numbers, streamline your journey, and lead with insights.
Not only will you pick up valuable tips and lessons on how to fast-track your success as a finance professional, but you’ll also learn how to leverage the Adaptive Suite, the leading cloud corporate performance management (CPM) solution, to improve decision-making and accelerate performance. Perhaps more importantly, the week is an exciting opportunity to hear from CFOs, FP&A leaders, and financial analysts who have experienced success in providing more strategic leadership to their businesses and navigating the ongoing journey of finance transformation.
Here are six reasons to join the Journey to Insights as Adaptive Live—now in its sixth year—returns to the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, CA, on April 25–28, 2016.
- Valuable tips and tricks: Take your skills to the next level
Our annual event begins with two days of pre-conference training (April 25–26), giving attendees of all skill levels the opportunity to expand their usage and knowledge of the Adaptive Suite. Participants can choose to attend one or both pre-conference days where we offer hands-on training, “Wizard Sessions” with product experts, workshop sprints, and our new “Tips & Tricks Theater.” (Tickets sell out fast for this insider access, which is why it’s No. 1 on our list.)
- Top-notch networking: Share experiences and learn from peers
Before the main user conference gets underway, we kick things off with a welcome reception at 5pm Tuesday, April 26. Throughout the week, you’ll also have myriad opportunities to meet with fellow finance professionals from around the world: in between breakout sessions, at the expo hall, and during lunch, when you can sit with peers in your industry and hear about their challenges, insider tips, and secrets to success. Each year attendance has grown, with Adaptive Live 2015 playing host to more than 1,200 professionals who came together to share stories, network, and learn how they could not only transform their organizations, but also their roles and their finance teams’ roles within those organizations. Our video from last year’s event shows the highlights.
- Fascinating keynotes: Get inspired by brilliant business minds and finance leaders
Each year we strive to give attendees access to some of the brightest minds in the finance and business world. At Adaptive Live 2015, New York Times best-selling author Stephen Dubner—known for his data-driven Freakonomics book series, public radio program, and podcast—shared advice on how to use insights to thrive in a fast-paced business environment. In prior years, attendees have heard from Billy Beane, executive vice president of baseball operations and minority owner of the Oakland Athletics, who gave a galvanizing talk as to how data analytics and data-driven finance have been used to drive growth and ensure strategic financial decision-making. As important, Adaptive Live’s CFO panel, hosted by Adaptive Insights Founder and Chairman Robert S. Hull, has featured cross-industry CFOs who shared stories about their own transitions from number crunchers to strategic decision-makers in their organizations. With no single formula for successfully navigating this critical evolution, it’s not only enlightening but essential to hear the varied perspectives of those who have succeeded at this undertaking.
- Customized content: Listen to case studies and learn finance transformation tips
Whether you’re new to Adaptive Insights, a seasoned expert, or someone considering if the Adaptive Suite is right for your organization, we’ve designed a series of tracks on April 27 and 28 that will help you prepare, plan, and advance your journey. Additionally, “The Road to ROI” track features presentations and first-hand experiences from customers and finance leaders who have transformed their careers, teams, and companies through strategic financial analysis and data-driven insights. Bookmark our conference website so you can review the agenda and check back often for the latest updates on keynotes, breakout sessions, and speakers.
- Career development: Share your own success story as a conference speaker
Better yet, consider becoming a speaker to share your tales of finance transformation and success with the Adaptive Suite. The deadline to submit your presentation idea is Dec. 31, 2015, and we invite you to share your industry insights, best practices, and stories of innovation and strategic success. Submit your idea now for a chance to speak—and receive a complimentary conference pass if we add your session to the agenda.
- Fun with finance: Learn a lot … and then let loose
Of course the entire user conference is fun, so we don’t want you to miss out on what we expect will be another exciting year of thought-provoking discussion, networking, and training for all skill levels. But, after a day jam-packed with valuable presentations, Adaptive Live attendees enjoy the chance to relax and have some fun. An annual highlight is the Adaptive Live gala, which features live entertainment, food, drinks, and the chance to mingle with fellow attendees and the Adaptive Insights team.
Register today—for what we believe will be our best Adaptive Live yet—and receive a $300 early-bird discount on your registration to join the finance revolution.