Mainline selected to speak at IBM World of Watson 2016.

October 24th – 27th
Mandalay Bay – Las Vegas, Nevada

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Session Information

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

Palm B

IBM Netezza Implementation at First Citizens Bank

First Citizens Bank (FCB) is the sixth largest bank in the southeast US. To achieve further expansion and growth, the firm needed to better connect with clients and offer products and services to attract new business. The bank realized data was at the center of that equation, and began the journey of redesigning its data platform.

Attend this session and learn how, through a series of business and technology value assessments, Mainline and IBM used IBM PureData and Netezza as the new data platform for FCB. The system allows for real-time business decisions with powerful analytical insights to drive ROI; and gives FCB greater control, management and organization of its business data in a user experience-centric format.

Brad Miller, Mainline

01:00 PM – 01:45 PM

Palm A

The Power of Analytics for Financial Risk Management at First Citizens Bank

First Citizens Bank (FCB) has recently implemented an Enterprise Risk Data Mart to use the power or IBM Analytics to do all regulatory risk and financial reporting.

Using IBM InfoSphere, Netezza and Cognos, FCB has standardized data, improved data quality, increased the accuracy of reporting and accelerated all regulatory reporting.

This session describes the journey and the business benefits realized.

Brad Miller, Mainline
Bill DeLeo, First Citizens Bank

12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

Islander H

A Journey: Ascensus and IBM Analytics

Ascensus, the largest independent retirement and college savings services provider in the US, recently recognized that they were becoming a more and more data-centric company. In order to take advantage of all its data, Ascensus focused on modernizing its organization through the use of IBM solutions.

Specifically, Ascensus is using IBM SPSS, IBM Cognos Analytics, IBM Cognos TM1, and IBM Cognos Disclosure Management, along with the development of a Center of Excellence.

In this session, you’ll learn how Ascensus is retaining customers, selling more than ever and improving its financial planning processes since starting its analytics journey with IBM.

Gary Shiller, Mainline
Pamela Sandelin, Ascensus Inc.