PRICE: $265.00 Member/ $265.00 Student Member/ $365.00 Non-Member
With companies relying more and more on financial information as a key component of decision making, information professionals are finding themselves uniquely positioned to provide not only data but also unique analysis and insight that will enable their stakeholders to make better decisions. This course will provide attendees with a basic understanding of financial and economic information and help them play an integral part in their organization's decision-making process.
Sean Gaffney, PricewaterhouseCoopers; Michael Portnoy, PricewaterhouseCoopers
The Business & Finance Division welcomes you to Chicago. All conference attendees are invited to stop by to begin the 2012 conference by greeting old friends and making new ones.
SLA's Fellows welcome first-timers to the conference with food, networking and conference wisdom. This is an ideal opportunity to meet association leaders and veterans, as well as those new to the conference.
All conference attendees are invited to celebrate the start of the SLA 2012 Annual Conference & INFO-EXPO. Come join us in the INFO-EXPO to network with fellow attendees,enter to win one of many terrific prizes, and enjoy food and drink before the General Session.
Join us as we honor our 2012 Award Recipients and outstanding conference partners before featured speaker, Guy Kawasaki, takes the stage of the impressive Arie Crown Theater.
Guy Kawasaki is the co-founder of Alltop.com, an “online magazine rack” of popular topics on the Web, and a founding partner at Garage Technology Ventures. He is also a columnist for the Open Forum of American Express. Previously, he was the software evangelist and later chief evangelist at Apple Computer Inc.
Guy is the author of 10 books, including Reality Check, The Art of the Start, Rules for Revolutionaries, How to Drive Your Competition Crazy, Selling the Dream, and The Macintosh Way. His latest book, Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions, released in March 2011, was a New York Times best-seller. The lessons in Enchantment are drawn from Guy’s tenure at Apple as well as his decades of experience as an entrepreneur and venture capitalist.
Join fellow SLA members as they sing their way into Chicago! This fun-filled party will have more than just the blues—there will be music for all, from show tunes to 1980s to Lady Gaga. So, come out and show us your talents or lack thereof. No singing skills are required!
The Legal Division raises a glass to toast our valued vendor sponsor partnerships. Legal Division members can meet and mingle while enjoying a libation or two.
Tracy Maleeff, Duane Morris LLP
Breakfast will be served at the division's annual business meeting, followed by S & P Capital IQ Chief Equity Strategist Sam Stovall's perspective on the markets.
Sam Stovall, S & P Capital IQ
A collaborative session co-developed by the CI, KM, BF and Pharma divisions. As competitive intelligence and information management evolve, collaboration can lead to better results. Speakers will address how to develop insights through collaboration from different perspectives.
Ellen Naylor, Business Intelligence Source
Amy Affelt, Compass Lexecon; Arik Johnson, Aurora WDC; Mary Talley, Talley Partners
Take the plunge into the world of intellectual property. Find out how to do patentability searches, litigation research, and state-of-the-art-searches.
Chris Vestal, LexisNexis; Kristin Whitman, Landon IP
Discover how law firm librarians can morph their skills and services to provide a competitive advantage. Topics to be addressed include legal issues specific to law firms, examples of law firm competitive intelligence, training recommendations, and adding value through CI.
Zena Applebaum, Bennett Jones SLP; Nathan Rosen, Dechert; Toni Wilson, MarketSmart Research; Emily Rushing, Haynes and Boone LLP
Despite being overhyped, misappropriated and misunderstood, cloud computing is changing everything from library information services to personal computing. As many technology suppliers peddle their wares to you and tout the attractiveness of ?being in the cloud,? a critical part of the discussion is missing ? ensuring end user happiness. This presentation will focus on how information management professionals can evaluate the impact of cloud-based solutions on end user satisfaction and will provide a (document delivery) case study for building a ?cloud above the clouds? to ensure visibility into end users? interactions with suppliers.
Peter Derycz, Reprints Desk
Continue a wonderful day of sessions and activities by connecting with colleagues while enjoying offerings of delectable chocolate.
Richard Hulser; Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Search is among the most disruptive innovations of our time. It influences what we buy and where we go. It shapes how we learn and what we believe. It's also a radically multidisciplinary, creative challenge that's restructuring the landscapes of publishing, librarianship, communication, and knowledge management. In this talk, Peter Morville defines a pattern language for search and discovery that embraces user psychology and behavior, cross-channel information architecture, multisensory interaction, and emerging technology. He identifies design principles that apply across the categories of Web, e-commerce, enterprise, desktop, mobile, social, and real time. He also explains how future methods and user experience deliverables can help us create better search applications today and invent the improbable discovery tools of tomorrow.
Peter Morville, Semantic Studios
Robin Bew, chief economist and editorial director of the Economist Intelligence Unit, will present his views on the state of the global economy and share what a "day in the life" is like for a leader in this worldwide business intelligence organization.
Robin Bew, Economist Intelligence Unit
Competitive intelligence (CI) practices are being adopted by more organizations throughout the world, increasing interest in the diversity, differences and commonalities in CI practices to foster both competitiveness and cooperation among firms and government agencies. In this session, the presenters will describe and discuss differences and commonalities in CI practices across a number of countries and trends in new programs as they explore the demand and requirements for stronger intelligence education.
Dr. Craig S. Fleisher, Aurora WDC
Dr. France Bouthillier, School of Information Studies, McGill University; Dr. Andrew Dillon, School of Information & Professor of Information, Psychology and Risk & Operations Management; Tao Jin, Louisiana State University
What's better than an event designed to help you build your network within your SLA division? One that helps you build it within two! The Pharmaceutical & Health Technology Division and the Legal Division invite our members to interact with colleagues, discuss the latest industry trends, meet new friends, and explore the increasing overlap between our divisions.