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Saturday, July 14
 

8:00am CDT

Delivering to an Executive Audience

PRICE: $265.00 Member/ $265.00 Student Member/ $365.00 Non-Member

Although more information is available, executives have less time to consume it. In today's crowded info landscape, these stakeholders are beginning to wonder whether document delivery and desk research can be purchased externally for lower cost. In this “new normal” of cost-consciousness, info pros need to highlight their value to leadership, moving beyond data retrieval to delivering easily digestible yet robust, client-ready presentations. Whether you have spent five hours or five days conducting research, finding and communicating the narrative is what creates memorable audience insights. Effective visualization techniques allow for rapid consumption of critical points while keeping length to a minimum. Through concepts, case studies, templates, and a detailed discussion of design, attendees can expect to gain practical advice on delivering high-value insights to executive decision makers.

SPEAKING:
Krystin Weseman; KC Hudson, PricewaterhouseCoopers


Saturday July 14, 2012 8:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E259

1:00pm CDT

Business & Finance Division Board Meeting

Business & Finance Division Board Meeting


Saturday July 14, 2012 1:00pm - 4:30pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E255

1:00pm CDT

Conducting Financial Analysis

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.

SPEAKING:
Sean Gaffney, PricewaterhouseCoopers; Michael Portnoy, PricewaterhouseCoopers

PRESENTATION HANDOUTS: 
http://www.sla.org/pdfs/sla2012/ConductingFinancialAnalysisSGMp.pdf 


Saturday July 14, 2012 1:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E259

8:30pm CDT

Business & Finance Division Open House

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.


Saturday July 14, 2012 8:30pm - 10:30pm CDT
Hilton Chicago, Williford Room BC
 
Sunday, July 15
 

8:00am CDT

Thinking Strategically: How to See the Big Picture

PRICE: $265.00 Member/ $265.00 Student Member/ $365.00 Non-Member

Finally, an interactive half-day workshop on practical techniques for thinking strategically! During 30 years of working with information professionals, the class instructors have often heard clients express the challenge of seeing “the big picture.” Senior managers responsible for information and knowledge management regularly raise concerns that info pros aren’t strong strategic thinkers. This course offers an intensive discussion of practical strategic thinking techniques, applies these techniques in a case study, and provides additional resources to help you align information services with organizational strategies.

MODERATING:
William DeGenaro, DeGenaro & Associates Inc.

SPEAKING:
Jane Dysart, Dysart & Jones Associates; Rebecca Jones, Dysart & Jones Associates


Sunday July 15, 2012 8:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E253B

8:00am CDT

Advanced Contract Management

PRICE: $350.00 Member/ $350.00 Student Member/ $450.00 Non-Member

This course is designed to help information professionals who have at least five years of experience in supplier management and contract negotiations at a material level. The course content will focus on the details of contracts, usage requirement and rules, contract models, client/vendor relationships, and potential opportunities to reopen previously negotiated contracts.  There will a concentration on contract models and negotiation strategy.

SPEAKING:
Carol Ginsburg, BST America LLC; Bill Noorlander, BST America LLC


Sunday July 15, 2012 8:00am - 5:00pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E263

8:30pm CDT

Business & Finance Division Sunday Open House

Greet old friends and make new ones while honoring the division's published authors.


Sunday July 15, 2012 8:30pm - 10:30pm CDT
Hilton Chicago, Williford Room BC
 
Monday, July 16
 

8:00am CDT

Business & Finance Division Annual Business Meeting and Breakfast

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.

SPEAKING: 
Sam Stovall, S & P Capital IQ 


Monday July 16, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room E271A

10:00am CDT

Collaborative Insights

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.

MODERATING:
Ellen Naylor, Business Intelligence Source

SPEAKING:
Amy Affelt, Compass Lexecon; Arik Johnson, Aurora WDC; Mary Talley, Talley Partners


Monday July 16, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room E353A

10:00am CDT

Division Partners and Vendors Panel Discussion

A panel of industry experts will discuss how they, as data and information providers, team with information professionals to provide critical business information in these challenging economic times.


Monday July 16, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room E451A

12:00pm CDT

Three M's: Mapping, Merging, and Multi-lingual Taxonomies

Developing a sound taxonomy is a challenge in itself, but what happens when a taxonomist needs to harmonize existing or legacy vocabularies, create crosswalks or mappings between taxonomies, or address a multi-lingual audience? This session will present tips and case studies for bridging multiple vocabularies, taxonomies, and languages.

SPEAKING:
Heather Hedden, Hedden Information Management; Marcie Zaharee, The MITRE Corporation

PRESENTATION HANDOUTS:
http://www.sla.org/pdfs/sla2012/3MMappingMergingMulti-lingualTaxZaharee.pdf


Monday July 16, 2012 12:00pm - 1:30pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E253C

4:00pm CDT

Business & Finance Division Poster Session

Presenters (who have previously submitted their posters for review by a committee) will display their posters and describe their research to attendees.


Monday July 16, 2012 4:00pm - 5:30pm CDT
Hilton Chicago, Continental Ballroom A

5:30pm CDT

Business & Finance Division Awards Presentation and Reception

Winners of DBF's annual awards will be honored


Monday July 16, 2012 5:30pm - 7:30pm CDT
Hilton Chicago, Waldorf Room
 
Tuesday, July 17
 

8:00am CDT

College and University Business Libraries Section Breakfast

PRICE: $20.00 Member/ $20.00 Student Member/ $20.00 Non-Member

Academic libraries are being challenged to find new, more efficient ways to approach almost every aspect of their work. Some libraries are implementing changes--occasionally major ones--to incorporate agile practices into their operations and to make agility part of their culture. Librarians who have contributed to such changes within their organizations can offer valuable insights to the rest of us. Please join us to learn from the experiences of our presenters as they discuss "Transforming the 21st Century Academic Business Library," "Action-Based Learning Means Action-Based Reference at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business," and "Insights from a Business Library Re-organization.

MODERATING: 
Carissa Holler Phillips, University of Illinois at Urbana

SPEAKING: 
Alex Caracuzzo, MIT Libraries; Tomalee Doan, Purdue University; Hal Kirkwood, Purdue University; Celia Ross, University of Michigan Ross School of Business; Nathan Rupp, University of Michigan


Tuesday July 17, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room E271B

8:00am CDT

Corporate Information Centers Section Breakfast

PRICE: $20.00 Member/ $20.00 Student Member/ $20.00 Non-Member

Nalco recently upgraded its knowledge management environment to incorporate enterprise search and integrated a social layer.  The methodology used to manage the project was SCRUM, a form of Agile.  This presentation, "Building a Knowledge Environment Utilizing Agile Methodology,"  will discuss Nalco’s approach and the application of Agile in the process to develop and implement a world class knowledge system designed to be utilized in 150 countries around the globe and by its 12,500 employees. 

MODERATING: 
Marcella Dulka, Nalco  

SPEAKING: 
Daniel Flynn, Nalco 


Tuesday July 17, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room E255

8:00am CDT

Financial Services Section Breakfast

PRICE: $20.00 Member/ $20.00 Student Member/ $20.00 Non-Member

The Intellectual Property Exchange International, the world’s first financial exchange focusing on intellectual property rights, plans to begin issuing the first unit license rights contracts in 2012. The Chicago-based exchange will allow intellectual property to be licensed more efficiently and with more transparency.  Unit license right™ (ULR) contracts allow patent owners to license select technology in a non-discriminatory manner via standard form licenses on publicly disclosed terms. Each ULR contract purchased will give the buyer the right to use an agreed-upon unit of intellectual property--for example, the right to make and/or sell up to an established quantity of products covered by the patents.  Gerard J. Pannekoek, president and CEO of the Exchange, will discuss the organization’s activities and answer questions from attendees.

MODERATING: 
Rita Ormsby, Baruch College CUNY 

SPEAKING: 
Gerard J. Pannekoek, Intellectual Property Exchange International


Tuesday July 17, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room S402A

8:00am CDT

Hospitality and Tourism Roundtable Breakfast

PRICE: $20.00 Member/ $20.00 Student Member/ $20.00 Non-Member

This presentation will draw on Euromonitor’s latest travel and tourism research to explain the global hospitality industry’s performance and present insights about future growth opportunities in the industry. The presentation will also highlight key trends and corporate strategies shaping the market.

MODERATING: 
Ilene Strongin-Garry, InterContinental Hotels Group 

SPEAKING: 
Michelle Grant, Euromonitor International

 

 


Tuesday July 17, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room E256

10:00am CDT

Global Economic Outlook

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.

SPEAKING: 
Robin Bew, Economist Intelligence Unit


Tuesday July 17, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room E450A

2:00pm CDT

Opening the Vault: International Economic Resources from the World Bank, IMF and OECD

Experts from the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) will discuss and demonstrate examples of the wealth of international economic data and other resources available, much of it free of charge, from their organizations.

Speakers:
Tariq Afzal Khokhar,World Bank; Kathleen DeBoer, OECD; Gareth McGuinness, International Monetary Fund


Tuesday July 17, 2012 2:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
Convention Center, Room E451A
 
Wednesday, July 18
 

8:00am CDT

SPOTLIGHT SESSION: Best Practices in Self-Assessment: Offering Sustainable Value to Users and Clients

Assessment is everywhere, it seems, and in every type of library. Whether you use terms and practices from ROI or other assessment experts, you'll always do a better job if you make room for self-reflection. This panel session focuses on best practices in self-reflective assessment to better communicate your achievements to your clients and supervisors.

SPEAKING: 
Elizabeth Beers, University of Chicago; Christine Stamison, Swets; Devin Savage, Northwestern University Library

SPEAKER HANDOUTS: 
http://www.sla.org/pdfs/sla2012/BestPracticesSelfAssessmentDSavage.PDF  


Wednesday July 18, 2012 8:00am - 9:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room E450B

10:00am CDT

Skeptical Knowledge-Seeking: Business Research in the Age of 'Truthiness'

Is the trustworthiness of business news changing? Given the decline in resources devoted to investigative reporting in the mainstream media, is business reporting also deteriorating?  Are corporate spin, “truthiness” and flat-out errors of fact more common? Using insights from her own work and from conversations with business journalists, Cynthia Lesky explores how business news is changing and how this fact challenges and potentially rewards researchers and information analysts. Attendees are invited to bring examples of inaccurate business news stories from their own work.

SPEAKING:
Cynthia Lesky, Threshold Information Inc.


Wednesday July 18, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am CDT
Convention Center, Room E451A