Friday, April 6, 2018
Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort
Join us for a full-day of great networking opportunities and education sessions.
- CONNECT: Network with experts and peers to generate new ideas for your department and organization.
- LEARN: Innovate your approach to budgeting, performance and transparency to drive broader benefits across your organization.
- COLLABORATE: Hear about the successes and challenges of your peers. Plus discuss and exchange best practices and new learnings.
It’s an opportunity for you and your organization to find out how Questica can help transform your budgeting process to:
- ensure greater accuracy and efficiency
- achieve greater usage and collaboration
- deliver better results through strategic reporting and performance management
Plus, its an opportunity to empower our Questica users to get the most out of our budget, performance and transparency solutions.
These sessions are designed to provide customers and qualified individuals with information on budgeting, performance and transparency trends and best practices, how their peers are achieving results at their organizations, and how Questica helps and fits into those plans. There will also be plenty of time for Q&A.
- 8:30 – 9:15 am: Registration and Breakfast
- 9:15 – 9:30 am: Welcome and Introductions
- 9:30 – 10:30 am: Keynote Session
Transparency – Making Complex Data Use Friendly
There is an increasing push for open data and transparency for public sector organizations. It’s coming from a growing interest and expectation of government (at all levels), citizens, community or other stakeholder groups and media outlets. Explore the trends, examples and discover the three key ways to demystify complex data for your stakeholders.
Speaker: Taki Stewart, Development Manager, Questica Inc.
- 10:30 – 10:45 am: Break
- 10:45 am – 12:00 pm: Keynote Panel Session
Better Budgeting – it’s a Journey
Hear from our customer panel about their budgeting journeys – their successes and challenges. Plus, how working with Questica has helped them increase accuracy, efficiency and better meet their organization’s strategic goals and objectives.
Speakers: City of Thousand Oaks, City of Santa Clara, Humboldt University, and San Bernardino Community College.
- 12:00 – 1:00 pm: Networking Lunch and Presentation
Questica Budget – What’s New
We’ll cover all the new features available in the latest release(s), new features and functionality of the Questica Budget Suite.
Speaker: Max Parkinson, Director, Sales, Enterprise
These sessions* are designed to provide customers and qualified individuals with an overview and highlight examples, as well as encourage questions and interactive roundtable sharing and discussion.
*Topics subject to change depending on attendee registration.
- 1:00 – 2:00 pm: Education Session 1
Let’s Talk about Projections & Forecasting
Bring your questions and ideas – this is an meant to be an interactive session. Since we know customers need to adjust annual budgets throughout the year, we’ll discuss how Questica Budget users can better utilize the features within the system to ask the “what if, why, when, and how much” when building and running projections and forecasts. We’ll take a look at how to: set-up projections and forecasts using one or more assumptions; compare against actuals; and determine what formulas to use and when to use them. Plus, we’ll cover steps needed to initiate a change request.
Speaker: James McCall, Director, Project Management, Questica
- 2:00 – 2.15 pm: Break
- 2:15 – 3:15 pm: Education Session 2
Topic A – Higher Education Sector Roundtable Session
We’re asking users to bring their questions, advice, tips and ideas to this interactive session about Questica Budget Suite for our higher education customers. We’ll touch on areas such as salaries, reporting, sharing information within your organizations, and what on coming soon. But mostly we’d like to know from you: What are you currently doing? What’s working? what’s not optimal? And of course, what would you like to see? .
Facilitators: Taki Stewart, Development Manager, and Max Parkinson, Director, Sales, Enterprise
Topic B – Local Government Sector Roundtable Session
We’re asking users to bring their questions, advice, tips and ideas to this interactive session about Questica Budget Suite for our local government customers. We’ll touch on areas such as salaries, reporting, sharing information within your organizations, and what on coming soon. But mostly we’d like to know from you: What are you currently doing? What’s working? what’s not optimal? And of course, what would you like to see?
Facilitators: James McCall, Director, Project Management, and Stefan Baerg, VP, Sales
- 3:15 – 3:30 pm: Closing Remarks
- 3:30 – 4:30 pm: Networking Reception
Morning and afternoon program – Free for Questica customers and qualified individuals*.
*Public sector organizations such as local/state governments and agencies, colleges and universities, hospitals and healthcare facilities, K-12 schools and districts, and non-profit organizations.
Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort
1855 S Harbor Blvd
If you have questions about the event, please contact Questica’s Marketing Team.