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Anaplan Conference 2015
San Francisco, May 18-20, 2015

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Hub 2015 San Francisco
In May, Anaplanners gathered in San Francisco to share their enterprise planning expertise. Below we’ve put together the top highlights from Hub 2015 for your on demand viewing.
KEYNOTE HIGHLIGHTS
Check out must-see highlights of the Anaplan Hub 2015 general session where industry leaders share the latest innovations in enterprise wide planning. View parts one and two on-demand to learn more about the evolution of business planning and what’s on the horizon for Anaplan.

CHECK OUT SALES, FINANCE, OPERATIONS & HR, AND PLATFORM SESSION HIGHLIGHTS

Hub is a unique event where Anaplanners come together to share their knowledge and experience, and be inspired by each other. Relive highlights from more than 60 sessions led by our customers, our partners, industry experts, and our team. Check out the session highlights below.

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Featured Speakers

Frederic Laluyaux Anaplan
Michael Gould Anaplan
Sue Barsamian Hewlett-Packard
David Giambruno Tribune Media
Eric Johnson DocuSign
Bill Cate Motorola Solutions
Yasser Said Informatica
Bill Schlough San Francisco Giants
Jeff Brobst McAfee
Diane Hamilton Juniper Networks
Peter McDonald VMware
Ray Wang Constellation Research

Agenda

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
11:30am Registration opens
12:00pm Peer-to-peer roundtable lunch

Get together with other Anaplan users facing similar challenges and opportunities for a lively “hot topic” discussion during our peer-to-peer roundtable lunch. Grab lunch in the YBCA forum, choose a table that has your most pressing topic, and start sharing and collaborating.

2:00pm Fireside chat with HP, McAfee, Aviva, and Diageo

Long-time Anaplan customers HP, McAfee, Aviva, and Diageo debate and discuss all the cross-functional uses of the Anaplan planning cloud across their organizations. How has Anaplan impacted their teams’ ability to model out the future of their businesses? What are the most innovative uses of the platform they’ve seen? From the executive seat to feet on the street, hear how their organizations are collectively moving faster.

Speakers

Darren Craddock, Commercial Director, Health, Aviva
Jeff Brobst, VP, FP&A, McAfee
Stefan Househam, IT Director, Finance, planning and pricing, North America, Diageo
Sue Barsamian, SVP, Worldwide Indirect Sales, Hewlett-Packard
Frederic Laluyaux, President & CEO, Anaplan
2:30pm Planning Never Stops. Be Unstoppable.

Anaplan CEO, Frederic Laluyaux, will share Anaplan’s vision for the evolution of business planning and talk with innovative Anaplan customers about how they are achieving rapid time to value.

Speakers

Peter McDonald, Director, America Business Operations, VMware
Frederic Laluyaux, President & CEO, Anaplan
Michael Gould, Chief Technology Officer, Anaplan
3:30pm Coffee break
4:00pm CIO panel: DocuSign, Tribune Media, and ServiceSource

With apps at our fingertips, the nature of how we communicate and solve problems in our every day life has dramatically changed. And yet, how we get work done in the modern enterprise hasn’t fully completed this paradigm shift. Workers are still using personal productivity tools—spreadsheets combined with word docs and PowerPoints—to solve highly complicated process and execution challenges. Ray Wang joins DocuSign CIO Eric Johnson, Tribune Media SVP & CIO David Giambruno, and ServiceSource VP of IT Amrith Nambiar to discuss the next milestones we should be looking toward to further transform work and decision-making across the enterprise.

Speakers

Eric Johnson, CIO, DocuSign
David Giambruno, Senior Vice President & CIO, Tribune Media
Ray Wang, Principal Analyst, Founder, and CEO, Constellation Research
Amrith Nambiar, Vice President, IT, ServiceSource
Frederic Laluyaux, President & CEO, Anaplan
4:30pm The future of Anaplan

What’s on the horizon for Anaplan? Anaplan CEO Frederic Laluyaux will take attendees on a tour of upcoming technology enhancements. Don’t miss it!

Speakers

Frederic Laluyaux, President & CEO, Anaplan
Simon Tucker, Chief Product Officer, Anaplan
Michael Gould, Chief Technology Officer, Anaplan
5:30pm Shuttle departs for Party

6:00pm Unstoppable: Party at the Exploratorium

Join the Anaplan team, valued partners and your fellow Anaplanners for an incredible evening at the Exploratorium on Pier 15. Unstoppable will feature access to select Exploratorium interactive exhibits, a DJ spinning the best tunes, and a chance to try your hand at walking a tightrope, with a little help from famed daredevil Nik Walenda. Feeling groovy? Gather your friends and film your very own slow motion video. While you’re exploring, grab a drink and a bite to eat from one of three dinner stations featuring fare from the San Francisco wine country, Asia and Little Havana. End your night with a little weird science – visit the liquid nitrogen ice cream bar. Unstoppable is our party to show how much we appreciate you!
Thank you to our evening’s Sponsors:

deloitte salesforce ZS Assiociates pwc

W San Francisco – Fourth Floor Terrace
8:00am Breakfast
9:00am Finance keynote: Jack Sweeney, Founder and Host of CFO Thought Leader, interviews Stephanie Hsiung, Corporate Controller, of AdRoll

As financial leaders you have a lot of the same responsibilities today as you've always had, plus some, and with fewer resources, less time, and greater demand for performance. The choice: either work harder for better results, or find a better way. Jack Sweeney, host and producer of CFO Thought Leader, will share insights and experiences into how today’s innovative finance leaders find their better way. Jack will be joined by Stephanie Hsiung, Corporate Controller at AdRoll, to discuss how she found her better way for driving financial performance with Anaplan.

Speakers

Stephanie Hsiung, Corporate Controller, AdRoll
Jack Sweeney, Host & Producer, CFO Thought Leader
9:20am Vision and roadmap: Anaplan for Finance

Come hear about new Anaplan apps, features, and functionality that have been recently released and are coming soon (you asked, we listened). Plus, hear the vision ahead and have the chance to offer input on the future of Anaplan Finance.

Speakers

Irina Lewis, Director, Product Marketing, Finance, Anaplan
Michel Morel, Vice President of Applications, Anaplan
9:40am Demo of new Anaplan Finance Apps

Join us to see all the new Finance apps in action. See the latest finance features and apps you can quickly download and use from Anaplan App Hub.

Speakers

Josh King, VP, Presales, Anaplan
10:00am Break
10:30am United Continental aligns global FP&A

Responsible for financial and resource planning with a $6B+ operating budget, 30k+ employees, and a fleet of 691 planes, the United FP&A team knows the challenge of alignment across a worldwide organization. Learn how United Airlines is streamlining their processes and providing more insight into drivers of financial performance by replacing Excel with Anaplan for operations expense budgeting and forecasting across 373 airport locations that span the globe.

Speakers

Simha Sudarshan, Managing DIrector, FP&A and Manpower/Resource Planning, United
11:00am Deloitte discusses tax planning and modeling with Anaplan

You've heard the saying "nothing is certain except reporting and taxes." What you may not know is Anaplan can make tax planning and modeling easier. Join tax experts from Deloitte to learn how you can model the impact of taxes on your business decisions.

Speakers

Brett Thompson, Senior Manager, Deloitte Tax LLP
Stephen Bonck, Director, Tax Management Consulting, Deloitte Tax LLP
11:30am Red Robin speeds up planning and delivers retail operational scorecards

When Red Robin wanted to rev-up their planning cycles and provide more timely operations scorecards for all their retail locations, they turned to Anaplan. Learn how Anaplan is helping Red Robin improve insight from the front line to the boardroom, one burger at a time.

Speakers

Irina Lewis, Director, Product Marketing, Finance, Anaplan
Jaime Benson, Finance Manager, Red Robin
12:00pm Networking lunch

1:00pm ServiceSource drives rapid planning and budgeting

How do you drive org-wide success from the office of finance when you are moving fast and things change on a dime? ServiceSource does just that using Anaplan. ServiceSource, the global leader in recurring revenue and customer success management, will share how they rapidly implemented Anaplan to drive more connected budgeting and planning process across their company.

Speakers

Mike Lemberg, VP Finance, ServiceSource
Amrith Nambiar, Vice President, IT, ServiceSource
Reuben Collins, Program Manager, ServiceSource
1:30pm Financial consolidations with PwC and Anaplan

Anaplan Consolidations empowers growing, global companies to manage the complexities of financial consolidation from eliminations, reconciliations, and journals to currency translation and revaluation. Add the power of consolidation modeling to see your top-level results and evaluate growth options. Join this session to learn how to achieve a faster, more accurate close with Anaplan Consolidations.

Speakers

Anthony Losurdo, Presales Manager, US East, Anaplan
Mu Hassan, Partner - Finance & Performance Management, PwC
Michel Morel, Vice President of Applications, Anaplan
2:00pm Deloitte presents an interactive demo on the power of predictive analytics in the financial planning process

Have you heard the equation, “Bad Process + New Technology = Expensive Bad Process”? Is the automation of your offline Excel spreadsheets not leading to the ROI that you were expecting? Hear from Deloitte’s experts on how the use of predictive analytics in the financial planning process will lead to “true insights” into your customers and products, while reducing cycle times and increasing accuracy.

Speakers

Vishnu Narins, Manager, Deloitte Consulting, LLP
Edward Majors, Principal, Deloitte Consulting, LLP
2:30pm DocuSign connects planning across the enterprise

When DocuSign, known for innovating digital transaction management on a global scale, began looking to innovate their corporate-wide planning strategy, they turned to Anaplan to bring it all together. Wanting to be more than the traditional planning and analysis group, DocuSign’s Office of Finance now connects planning across the enterprise; where sales and capacity planning seamlessly flow into revenue, headcount, and expense planning. How do you elevate Finance from being mired in siloed plans to being a true business partner that adds value across the business? Join Dennis Sevilla from DocuSign to learn how.

Speakers

Meredith Hobik, Account Executive, Anaplan
Dennis Sevilla, Director of Strategic Planning, DocuSign
3:00pm Break
3:30pm Reporting with Anaplan

A live and interactive demonstration of current, new, and upcoming reporting features. Learn how you can build financial statements, board book, reporting packs, and more.

Speakers

Martin Overton, Senior Product Manager, Anaplan
4:00pm Q&A with FP&A Anaplan Experts from ForeScout, Box, Auction.com, and Resource Torrent

Join Anaplan experts Kevin Cerutti of ForeScout, Andrew Chapello of Box, Dave Osborn of Auction.com and Anaplan partner, and Bob Yau of Resource Torrent as they share their experience moving planning, forecasting, and budgeting activities from spreadsheets to Anaplan. In this Q&A session, Kevin and Andrew will share insights and best practices from the selection process and implementation, to roll-out and beyond. Take the time out to ask your burning questions to these hands-on experts. This is a session you don’t want to miss!

Speakers

Kevin Cerutti, Senior Director of Finance, ForeScout
Andrew Chapello, Sr. Business Operations Analyst, Box
4:30pm Accenture on the CFO as the architect of digital value

In the years since the financial crisis, CFO’s have taken on a much broader and more strategic role. As organization’s embrace digital technologies, finance is at the forefront of driving transformational change. In this session, David Axson from Accenture will share a provocative vision for the digitally enabled enterprise and its impact on finance.

Speakers

David Axson, Managing Director, Accenture
5:00pm Cocktail reception
W San Francisco – Great Room 1 & 2
8:00am Breakfast
9:00am Sales keynote: Sarah Buhr, Silicon Valley start-up reporter for TechCrunch, interviews Bill Schlough, CIO, of the San Francisco Giants

Bill Schlough, San Francisco Giants CIO, takes planning very seriously. Starting with core values, mission, organizational objectives, all the way down to individual objectives and milestones. Tying it all together is key and ultimately enabling his staff to make the connection between the work they do and the championships the players win on field. Join Sarah Buhr, leading technology reporter for TechCrunch, as she helps us discover just what it takes in the planning stakes to make a world champion.

Speakers

Sarah Buhr, Silicon Valley start-up reporter, TechCrunch
Bill Schlough, CIO, San Francisco Giants
9:30am Vision and roadmap: Anaplan for Sales

For over a decade, sales performance management (SPM) solutions have failed to deliver on the promise to provide sales planning and modeling capabilities. Sales leaders want to create multiple scenarios, "what-if" models, and sales plans that result in improved sales performance. Join Anaplan's Americas Managing Director Dennis Dresser to learn how Anaplan for Sales applications are helping organizations achieve unstoppable sales performance. Hear about the 2015 roadmap and learn about new Sales applications.

Speakers

Dennis Dresser, Managing Director, Americas, Anaplan
Kevin Gray, Director of Product Marketing, Sales Hub, Anaplan
10:00am Demo of new Anaplan Sales Apps

It’s great to hear from our customers who are using Anaplan, but sometimes you just want to see us "rev the engine." In this session, you will have the opportunity to view product demonstrations delivered by an Anaplan expert who has in-depth product knowledge and experience with implementing our sales applications, while introducing you to some new sales applications that are available on the App Hub. You will learn about new product features that you’ll want to applaud.

Speakers

Drew Olmstead, Solutions Consultant, Anaplan
10:15am Break
10:30am Juniper Networks and Deloitte present on global sales territory planning

When analysts estimate that organizations are missing 5%-10% of annual sales revenue that could have been captured through improved sales planning (Source: Gartner), sales leaders pay attention. Imagine the challenges with planning sales territories and quotas for 1,500 sales representatives, with 46 offices spanning over 100 countries, using spreadsheets! It’s a pretty common story. In this session, you will hear how Juniper Networks, with the help of Deloitte, formulated a roadmap to reach every opportunity using Anaplan for Sales apps.

Speakers

Simmi Mehta, Senior Manager, Sales Force Effectiveness, Deloitte Consulting
Tom Corser, Global Go-To-Market Leader, Juniper Networks
Diane Hamilton, Director, Sales Compensation, Juniper Networks
11:00am McAfee integrates Deal Desk and Incentive Compensation

It’s inevitable. Sales leaders are continuously pressured to increase year-over-year revenue. In fact, 94% of sales leaders have increased their revenue targets from last year (Source: Harvard Business Review). To achieve revenue targets, it is critical for organizations to have a sales team that is focused and motivated on the right sales behaviors. In addition, customers have become more sophisticated and knowledgeable, and organizations face the challenge to maintain market competitiveness while managing profitability and growth. In this session, you will learn how McAfee leverages Anaplan Deal Desk to focus their 1,500 sales people in 130 countries on strategic opportunities that are identified as complex, high-touch, high-value deals while motivating the sales team on the desired sales behaviors through well-designed incentive compensation.

Speakers

Prakash Hariharan, Director GTM FInance, McAfee
11:30am Lexmark drives Sales Performance Management with Anaplan and Salesforce

Print it in “black and white” or choose “color” - the message remains the same, Lexmark uses Anaplan with Salesforce integration to analyze customer account information and determine the key accounts in each territory before assigning the right sales rep to win the business. That's powerful given that revenue growth comes from achieving the right balance of expanding in key accounts with a large install base and penetrating target accounts, which have a small install base. In this session, Lexmark describes how Anaplan with Salesforce integration allows them to analyze customer attributes before assigning the best sales rep to win the business, achieve competitive advantage, and better manage sales performance.

Speakers

Brett Butler, Global Business Architect, Lexmark
12:00pm Networking lunch
1:00pm Grow sales faster with Sales Cloud and Anaplan

Many organizations have invested and put their trust in Salesforce as their CRM system of choice and these organizations are using Anaplan for Sales to extend their advanced sales analytics and collaborative sales planning capabilities. Anaplan for Sales optimizes the planning process for sales forecasting, territory coverage, quota dissemination, and incentive compensation. In this session, you will learn how Salesforce CRM and Anaplan for Sales integration organizations are achieving competitive advantage to increase revenue, drive profitability, and better manage the performance of the sales team.

Speakers

Sean Alpert, Senior Director of Product Marketing, Salesforce
Mohan Rajagopalan, Director of Strategic Alliances, Anaplan
1:30pm Motorola Solutions and accurate sales forecasting

Over 50% of sales leaders say the data used in their sales forecast is inaccurate, 57% indicated that sales forecasting is not reliable, and 54% are seeking to speed up the sales forecasting process (Source: Ventana Research). Having an accurate and trustworthy sales forecast is critical to increase revenue, facilitate better profitability, and drive growth, especially in a climate of change. In this session, you will hear how Motorola Solutions uses Anaplan to achieve these goals.

Speakers

Bill Cate, Senior Director Global Operations, Motorola Solutions
2:00pm OpenSymmetry: Establishing a Sales Planning Center of Excellence (SP-COE)

Today’s successful organizations use information as a resource implemented in their business culture. Leaders realize the importance of an authentic vision for strategic planning to drive performance. Are you optimizing on your business planning and have the correct information to make real time decisions? This session will demonstrate the essential role of the Sales Planning Center of Excellence (SP-COE) and how to leverage an army of planners to tap into your company’ one true source of sustainable competitive advantage. Learn the top 5 reasons for establishing a SP-COE and how it can help guide a holistic approach that addresses critical organizational dimensions, including human capital, knowledge processes, culture and infrastructure, and hear advice on: Use Sales Planning COEs as the brain of your planning efforts Implement a comprehensive planning strategy that supports organizational goals Ensure that every business decision made in your organization is backed up by the correct information and analysis

Speakers

Miko Eda, Senior Leader, Sales Planning & Analytics, Global Sales Effectiveness, Dun & Bradstreet
Trevor Dunham, Global Anaplan Practice Director, OpenSymmetry
Tom Chelednik, Senior Director, Customer Success, Anaplan
2:30pm Tableau combines business intelligence and sales planning

Business Intelligence and Sales Planning solutions provide organizations with actionable insight to business planning when deployed together. We’re often asked the question, "How is business intelligence, different than planning?" Tableau, a leading business intelligence software company uses Anaplan. In this session, you will hear from Wyatt Albertson, Senior Manager, Sales Strategy and Planning at Tableau Software on how Tableau connects strategy to plan and execute for full loop sales performance using Tableau, Anaplan, and Salesforce – integrated and working together.

3:00pm Break
3:30pm Akamai drives Sales Ops value with ZS Associates

The sales operations team plays a critical role in the planning and achievement of a sales organization's growth objectives if the sales ops team has the right set of capabilities and organizational maturity to expand from operations and reporting to strategic sales planning and execution support. In this session, you will learn about best practices and the practical application of capabilities that will help you transform sales operations into a strategic sales capability.

Speakers

Ashish Vazirani, Principal, ZS Associates
Scott Forrey, Senior Director Operations and Planning, Akamai
4:00pm Informatica, Lexmark, NetApp, and PTC executive panel

Having the opportunity to participate and discuss challenges, solutions, trends, and best practices with other sales executives and leaders is an invaluable experience. In this session, several sales executives and leaders will collaborate, share, and network with you on sales topics that are top of mind. Think about your current role and responsibilities. Think about what challenges you need to solve to be successful this year. Think about 1-2 questions you want to have answered that are keeping you up at night. Get answers that you can apply back at the office.

Speakers

Lorenna Parry, Senior Director of Sales Operations, PTC
Jane Vaillancourt, Vice President, Global Sales Operations, NetApp
Kevin Gray, Director of Product Marketing, Sales Hub, Anaplan
Yasser Said, Vice President of Global Sales Operations, Informatica
Brett Butler, Global Business Architect, Lexmark
4:30pm Deloitte discusses how to drive Sales Operations Excellence with Anaplan

Deloitte will discuss case studies and lessons learned based on extensive experience enabling the Anaplan capability across Territory Planning, Quota Setting and Deployment, and Sales Forecasting at a number of different clients. The session will provide participants with an overview of how best to plan for an Anaplan engagement, decide on the right approach for the project implementation, support the tool from a post-go-live perspective, and more. Bob Slaby, VP of Sales Compensation Operations at HP will co-present and share his experiences on setting the right expectations, success factors of an Anaplan operational project, and pitfalls to avoid. The session will also offer participants an opportunity for Q&A with the presenters on their collective experiences and recommendations across many of Anaplan’s largest customers.

Speakers

Brandon Kulik, Principal, Deloitte
Ron Baylo, Manager, Sales Force Effectiveness, Deloitte
Bob Slaby, Vice President in Technology and Operations, Hewlett-Packard
5:00pm Cocktail reception
W San Francisco – Work Room 1 & 2
8:00am Breakfast
9:00am Operations & HR keynote: Ray Wang, CEO, Constellation Research

Organizations usually react to change by denying, delaying, and disparaging—a key reason why 52 percent of the Fortune 500 have been merged, acquired, gone bankrupt, or fallen off the list since 2000. Digital business disruption is no longer an option—it’s a necessity. Social, organizational, and technology shifts require a new way of thinking about business, one that leverages a digital DNA to deliver experiences and outcomes, and to transition from selling products to keeping brand promises. Ray Wang, head of Silicon Valley-based Constellation Research and author of the upcoming book, Disrupting Digital Business, has studied the trends, the winners and the losers, and will share practical guidance on how to disrupt and transform in any industry.

Speakers

Ray Wang, Principal Analyst, Founder, and CEO, Constellation Research
9:30am Vision and roadmap: Anaplan for Operations with a focus on Demand and Supply

Matching supply to demand is a simple goal, but the complexity to achieve the goal and the risks of getting it wrong are enormous. Most companies still manage this process via siloed solutions and spreadsheets, which means that it's hard to react to the constant change inherent in your supply chain. Enter Anaplan Operations Planning apps. For the first time, there is one solution for Sales & Operations Planning, Demand Planning, and Supply Planning on one integrated platform. In this session you will hear about Anaplan's latest Operations apps and the roadmap ahead.

Speakers

Kaushal Dave, Product Marketing Director, Anaplan Supply Chain Planning, Anaplan
Anthony Reynolds, Executive Vice President, Operations, Anaplan
10:00am Demo of new Demand and Supply Planning apps

See the new Anaplan S&OP app in action. Get a demo, ask questions, and make suggestions. We welcome your feedback!

Speakers

Will Clough, Senior Solutions Consultant, Anaplan
10:15am Break
10:30am Unstoppable S&OP at Lexmark

Lexmark uses opportunity data to determine demand forecast and analyze uptake of products across their organization. Hear how they are using this information to understand purchasing patterns & inform pricing decisions.

Speakers

Brett Butler, Global Business Architect, Lexmark
11:00am Intuit matches supply and demand across channels

Intuit is known for innovating around the way people manage their personal finances, run small businesses, and pay employees. So, naturally, when it came to innovating how they manage both their direct and retail store demand and supply, they implemented Anaplan to bring it all together. How do you plan for a business with different delivery channels? Learn how in this session with Intuit.

Speakers

Brent Orr, Senior Program Manager, Intuit
11:30am Unstoppable supply chain planning to supply chain execution

There is much hype about Supply Chain Control Tower in the Supply Chain community as all the big guns race to build their version of the holy grail. It means many things to many people. Is it just sense-and-respond on steroids? Is it just another solution to enable supply chain visibility? Is it in planning or execution domain? Does it replace Supply Chain Analytics solutions? The increasingly competitive and volatile marketplace demands a fundamentally more dynamic planning and response management paradigm that is multi-enterprise, predictive, agile, contextual, and connected like never before. Learn how Supply Chain Control Tower can bring 20/20 visibility into your multi-tier demand and supply networks to remove latency, predict and manage disruptions, and cut inventory while you improve service levels. Make course corrections ahead of or in the moment as you bring all key players together across the enterprise walls. Control Towers can deliver the much needed capability to face demand and supply volatility with confidence. Learn what it takes to envision and deploy Control Towers correctly.

Speakers

Ashutosh Bansal, Founder & CEO, GitaCloud
12:00pm Networking lunch
1:00pm Achieving unstoppable trade performance

Consumer facing industries are experiencing unprecedented challenges like never before – evaporating margins, cut throat competition, and demanding consumer expectations. These translate into two underlying technology challenges, which the current TPM systems struggle with. The first obstacle is the number of different data sources needed to optimize trade promotion management. The second obstacle is a potentially bigger stumbling block. Having the right people with the right skills. To respond to these challenges, today's operational processes should be agile, nimble, and highly responsive. Join this session to learn about the challenges faced by operational teams and the techniques that best-in-class companies are adopting to solve those challenges.

Speakers

Scott Harper, Principal, The Abacist Group
1:30pm Next generation integrated business planning with Deloitte and DocuSign

How can planning help your business become more agile and innovative? What business processes can benefit from an integrated, real-time approach? In this informative session facilitated by Deloitte and DocuSign, you'll gain perspective from planning process experts on how next generation integrated business planning can benefit your business and the steps you can take to get there.

Speakers

Bart Hughes, Director, Deloitte
Dennis Sevilla, Director of Strategic Planning, DocuSign
2:00pm 7 strategies to improve profits & customer experience

Workforce Insights, the leading provider of strategic workforce management consulting, will share the significant opportunities to increase ROI through smarter workforce management. While success for many companies pivots on delivering stellar and consistent customer service, very few companies are able to do so consistently. In this session, Workforce Insight will share the results of their research and experience with seven workforce management strategies to improve bottom-line performance.

Speakers

Mike Emsley, SVP, Business Intelligence and Workforce Analytics, Workforce Insight
2:30pm People planning for rapid growth: Anaplan’s story

How do you plan headcount and stay ahead of skills gaps in a rapidly growing company? Every company must create and adjust their hiring plans. But gathering the data needed to make decisions, ensuring the information is measurable, and keeping it fresh is a challenge. Hear Anaplan HR’s unique, integrated planning story, with broad applications for any company.

Speakers

Amelia Generalis, Head of Talent, Anaplan
Scott Guinn, Product Marketing Director, Anaplan for HR, Anaplan
3:00pm Break
3:30pm Client Service Optimization

For this global leader in food and beverage services to clients at over 100,000 locations worldwide, Aramark created an innovative program to measure and improve client service optimization using Anaplan. In the first year, a unique process was created in Anaplan to map specific service delivery measures for each location. Now in its second year of implementation, Aramark has moved beyond measurement to drive focus on Performance Optimization.

Speakers

Mitch Max, Partner & Founder, BetterVu
Phil Saylor, Manager, Global Operational Excellence, Aramark
4:00pm Unstoppable IT performance: Running IT as business operations

Historically for many companies, IT is viewed as a necessary but expensive cost center. But that has changed drastically in the past few years. IT is taking on the posture, rigor, and character of an operational business. This is hard to comprehend as IT doesn’t deliver hard physical products coming off a production line. But surely, IT plans, budgets, designs, and ships concrete products. Join this session with PwC to learn key best practices on running and managing IT as operations. Several key principles including planning & budgeting, allocations, benchmarking, and performance optimization will be highlighted along with a live Anaplan demo.

Speakers

Joe Sagrilla, Manager, Management Consulting, PwC
Jarret Heller, Manager, PwC
4:30pm Unstoppable supply chain planning in CPG

The Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) industry is experiencing a big shift in its operations due to the advent of technologies. Technology has enabled the industry to enhance customer experiences by building deeper and more meaningful relationships with them. It has also allowed the industry to connect with customers faster, more efficiently, and offer personalized solutions. How is Diageo and Kimberly Clark making it’s supply chain planning more efficient? How does integration between Finance and Sales with Supply Chain help CPG and Fast Moving Goods Companies (FMCG) move towards profitability? Through an interactive panel discussion, hear from Diageo & Kimberly-Clark how technology has dramatically enriched the CPG industry using examples from their companies.

Speakers

Stefan Househam, IT Director, Finance, planning and pricing, North America, Diageo
Dan Reinhardt, Team Leader, Global Financial Planning & Analysis, Kimberly-Clark
5:00pm Cocktail reception
W San Francisco – Work Room 3
9:30am Anaplan platform vision and in-depth roadmap

The future looks bright! Hear the exciting developments coming in Anaplan's 2015 product roadmap.

Speakers

Simon Tucker, Chief Product Officer, Anaplan
10:30am Break
11:00am Creating better reports and Anaplan for Microsoft® Office

Learn from Anaplan experts and our reporting product manager how to build and maintain reports and visualizations more quickly using current and upcoming capabilities. See how the new Anaplan for Office empowers you to create and instantly update beautiful reports, presentations, and documents. Plus we'll share our vision and roadmap.

Speakers

Martin Overton, Senior Product Manager, Anaplan
12:00pm Networking lunch
1:00pm Data integration: Current options and roadmap

Learn about the many options to bring vital data to and from Anaplan and what more is in store.

Speakers

Kole Hicks, Sr. Director Product Management, Anaplan
1:45pm Security with Anaplan

Take a deep dive into what makes Anaplan a trusted, secure cloud planning platform.

Speakers

Sixto Bernal, Director, Security & Privacy, Anaplan
2:15pm Modeling: what's new, what's planned, and best practices

Discover how to leverage recent modeling enhancements as well as general best practices. We'll also share our designs for the future.

Speakers

Katherine O'Neil, Product Manager, Anaplan
3:15pm Break
3:45pm Enhancing your models with the latest features & best practices

Learn from Anaplan experts how to enhance your models and dashboards to simplify overall user experience. Includes an overview of the latest learning App.

Speakers

Connor O'Brien, Solutions Consultant Manager, Anaplan
Hilary Renaux, Client Director, Anaplan
4:30pm Anaplan document management and workflow

Don't miss this session with product management on the vision and capabilities that will turn your models into rich apps with the coming document management and workflow features.

Speakers

Christophe Routhieau, Senior Product Director, Collaboration & Communities, Anaplan
W San Francisco Hotel
8:00am Breakfast and Exhibitor Pavilion
9:00am All day conference activities

Tracks by functional area: More than 40 educational sessions delivered by real users and industry veterans organized by functional area - sales, finance, operations & HR and platform. Anaplan Guru Zone: Anaplan experts are ready to answer your most challenging questions and business issues. Meet one-on-one or attend one of several mini-sessions being offered throughout the day. Exhibitor pavilion: Explore Anaplan partners and see their latest tools and services. View the full list of sponsor-exhibitors Anaplan Pavilion: Try, test, and experiment in real time over 24 Anaplan apps, tour the latest innovations and get hands-on with the full Anaplan portfolio. Product and UX Design Zone: This allows the opportunity to connect with the UX Team and directly influence the product design through feedback. You can also interact first-hand with the Anaplan Product and Design teams, and discover future platform improvements. Take a deeper look at different prototypes that will shape the future of the Anaplan Platform, and discover upcoming features. Don’t miss this opportunity to take part in informal usability tests or an interactive co-design workshop. Refresh Lounge sponsored by Salesforce: Take a break from the conference at the Refresh Lounge. Meet the Salesforce team, experience one of the chill pods and refuel with a gourmet smoothie during the afternoon break.

10:00am Coffee break and Exhibitor Pavilion
12:00pm Lunch and Exhibitor Pavilion

Grab a bite to eat and explore the exhibitors, test drive apps in the App Hub, or get solutions from the Guru Zone.

3:00pm Coffee break and Exhibitor Pavilion
5:00pm Cocktail reception and Exhibitor Pavilion

End the day on a high note! Meet and mingle with members of the Anaplan team, partners, and other Ananplanners over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Sponsored by:

W San Francisco – Work room 1, 2, & 3
Fundamental lab overview

New to Anaplan? Join like-minded disruptors as they start their Anaplan journey. Together, we’ll explore how Anaplan is fundamentally different from any other planning tool you know — and you’ll have an opportunity to start on your path to becoming a Certified Anaplanner.

8:00am Breakfast
9:00am Opening and introduction
9:15am Comparing two dimension and multiple dimensionality
9:45am Anaplan structural vocabulary
10:30am Break
10:45am Lists and line items
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Starting guided build
2:30pm Break
2:45pm Reading schemas
3:45pm Open forum Q&A
4:00pm Conclusion
W San Francisco – Fourth Floor Terrace
8:30am Welcome breakfast
9:30am Partner awards

Join us for this special presentation to honor Anaplan's top partners for fiscal year 2015. This is our way to recognize and thank you for your outstanding contributions to Anaplan's growth.

Speakers

Doug Smith, Executive Vice President and CoFounder, Anaplan
Anthony Reynolds, Executive Vice President, Operations, Anaplan
10:00am Making customer success unstoppable

This session will recap key implementation learnings at Anaplan and will describe how to best engage with the Customer Success team based on each partner's stage of experience with Anaplan. Anaplan's Partner Availability model will be showcased live.

Speakers

Hilary Renaux, Client Director, Anaplan
Tom Chelednik, Senior Director, Customer Success, Anaplan
10:45am Break
11:00am App Hub 2.0

The Anaplan App Hub is growing. Are you taking full advantage of this increasingly important go-to-market channel? Join us to hear how you can best leverage Anaplan's App Hub and monetize your IP.

Speakers

Michel Morel, Vice President of Applications, Anaplan
11:45pm What's next for Anaplan's partners?

This session will provide an overview of what Anaplan's initiatives will be related to partner enablement and closer engagement with Anaplan's Sales, Marketing, and Product organizations.

Speakers

Jerome Feltracco, VP of Alliances, Anaplan
12:15pm Lunch
1:15pm Product management workshop

This session will provide you with an overview of product management at Anaplan. Partners are key to our future and this is your opportunity to help shape Anaplan's roadmap by providing your input and feedback on Anaplan product roadmap.

Speakers

Guillaume Arnaud, VP Product Management, Anaplan
2:15pm Closing comments
Park Central Hotel, San Francisco
Customer Advisory Board overview

This event is for invited Customer Advisory Board members only. The Customer Advisory Board is comprised of current Anaplan customers who’ve been recruited and/or have volunteered. The purpose of the Anaplan Customer Advisory Board is to foster greater customer involvement, gather customer feedback and ideas, accelerate market knowledge, and discuss strategic product planning. The vision for the Advisory Board is for Anaplan customers to contribute to product design and direction by giving us feedback and transparent visibility based on their regular use of Anaplan. The mission is to keep the Customer Advisory Board mutually beneficial to Board members and Anaplan so that our product grows and improves with features reflecting business needs.

9:00am Introduction and welcome

Speakers

Guillaume Arnaud, VP Product Management, Anaplan
Simon Tucker, Chief Product Officer, Anaplan
9:15am Interactive roadmap session: Reporting, integration, modeling, collaboration, model management, and administration

Speakers

Frederic Laluyaux, President & CEO, Anaplan
Simon Tucker, Chief Product Officer, Anaplan
Michael Gould, Chief Technology Officer, Anaplan
10:45am Deep dive on scalability and performance

Speakers

Michael Gould, Chief Technology Officer, Anaplan
11:15am Break
11:30am Planning best practice led by Kimberly-Clark

Speakers

Dan Reinhardt, Team Leader, Global Financial Planning & Analysis, Kimberly-Clark
12:00pm How to support your internal Anaplan customers, led by McAfee

Learn how Prakash and Jeff built a center of excellence at McAfee to establish governance on Anaplan models used across the organization.

Speakers

Jeff Brobst, VP, FP&A, McAfee
Prakash Hariharan, Director GTM FInance, McAfee
12:30pm Lunch
1:30pm Breakout tracks - Working with the product managers

This is your chance to deep dive on design, detailed priorities, and influence the roadmap on model synchronization, collaboration and social, user management.

Speakers

Kole Hicks, Sr. Director Product Management, Anaplan
Christophe Routhieau, Senior Product Director, Collaboration & Communities, Anaplan
Katherine O'Neil, Product Manager, Anaplan
3:00pm Break
3:15pm Wrap up and closing - Summary of breakout sessions
5:00pm After CAB cocktails at the Park Central Hotel
W San Francisco – Great Room 1 & 2 and Strategy Room
Advanced Anaplanner overview

Already a Certified Anaplanner and ready to take it to the next level? Join us in Advanced training, where you'll spend the day deepening your modeling and dashboard-building skills.

8:00am Breakfast
9:00am Opening and introductions
9:30am Understanding numbered lists
9:45am Exercise: Numbered lists
10:15am Break
10:30am Review of model
10:40am Exercise: Creating lists
11:00am Exercise: Build staging models
11:20am Review of top-down forecasting
11:30am Exercise: Build goal set modules
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Review of morning, preview of afternoon
1:10pm Review of manager goal set module
1:20pm Exercise: Complete top-down build
1:45pm Review of bottom-up planning
2:00pm Break
2:15pm Exercise: Build assumption models
2:35pm Review of quota modules & formulas
2:45pm Exercise: Build quota modules
3:05pm Review new hire quota module and dashboards
3:15pm Exercise: Complete bottom-up build
3:45pm Closing
4:00pm Conclusion
W San Francisco – Industry Room
Anaplan Center of Excellence forum overview

You've taken Fundamentals, aced Advanced... what now? Join Anaplan experts in our first-ever Center of Excellence Forum. We'll discuss best practices in model management, data integration, dashboards, leveraging App Hub, and much more.

8:00am Breakfast
9:00am Opening and introductions
9:30am Best practice 1: Automating user access and roles Demo & discussion
10:00am Best practice 1: Hands-on experience
10:15am Break
10:30am Best Practice 2: Minimizing sparsity and optimizing models Demo & discussion
11:00am Best practice 2: Hands-on experience
11:15am Best practice 3: Mastering formulas and functions terminology Demo & discussion
11:45pm Best practice 3: Hands-on experience
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Review of morning, preview of afternoon
1:15pm Best practice 4: Integrating with SFDC and Anaplan Connect Demo & discussion
1:45pm Best practice 4: Hands-on experience
2:00pm Break
2:30pm Best practice 5: Dashboarding consistency Demo & discussion
3:00pm Best practice 5: Hands-on experience
3:15pm Open forum Q&A
3:45pm Closing
4:00pm Conclusion

Sponsors

Hub 2015 San Francisco would not have been possible without our 13 conference partner sponsors. We rely on our stellar network of partners to help our customers keep pace in today’s dynamic marketplace, and continue to evolve their planning processes. Learn more about our partner sponsors below.

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