DIUC19

Delivering Real Results

August 5-8, 2019 • Boston, MA

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Celebrate

Join us at our Dimensional Insight User Conference (DIUC19) as we celebrate our 30th anniversary! 

This event is all about you—our loyal customers—who have shown us continuous support throughout the years, making this anniversary possible.

     Sessions

Ask the Developers

Interact with Dimensional Insight’s executive development and consulting teams. These Diver and industry experts will answer your questions and provide tips in an open Q & A format. Submit topics, questions or areas of interest to: usergroup@dimins.com with the subject line “Ask the Developers.”

DivePort Visualization: I can do that?

In this session, you will learn “Best Practices for Dashboard Design.”  There is so much you can do with DivePort to visualize your data. Learn how to get the most out of this robust tool. Present your data in a variety of new, creative, and engaging ways with our new chart portlets, like Mosaic Chart, Chord Diagram Chart, Stringline Chart, and Trellis Chart. You’ll also learn about new functionality on existing charts, such as customizing tooltips and adding axes, as well as gain information on layout, colors and fonts. Review the best features of DivePort 7.0 functionality for building dashboards plus get acquainted with new features in DivePort 7.1.

Collaborate with DivePort

Now business users, analysts, and executives can use dashboard collaboration to communicate in real-time to discuss changes in their data and follow through to address any issues. This session provides an overview of DivePort’s functionality that enables users to collaborate on the style, content of metrics/measures, and data in dashboards. New cool features in DivePort 7.1 have been added to the toolbar such as the “Share” option. This feature creates a URL that can be used to restore the stat of the current page. The “Changes to Pages” feature provides the ability to select multiple values from a QuickView list.

Show It with a Map

Are you looking for better ways to visualize your data with maps? Join this session in which we will show you how to use DivePort’s redesigned Map Portlet. We will cover the following topics:
• Data requirements for Map Portlet
• How to add map layers: Boundary, Heat, Point
• How to configure and customize the map view
• How to provide context to data displayed with other portlet types

Where is it? On DiveTab

In this session we will show you how to take your data from a text file and make it accessible on DiveTab so you can access it on the go. You will also learn about some of DiveTab’s native functionality that can assist you in developing your own application. Use DiveTab as a CRM and an information portal for your internal and external teams. Learn how you can populate your DiveTab application with presentations, videos, brochures, reports, links, export, and share functions.

Measure for Success: Healthcare

In this session you will learn how Dimensional Insight’s Measure Factory can help track measures defined by management to drive continuous improvement for clinical, operational, and financial outcomes. Measure Factory builds on the core Diver Platform to provide you and your healthcare organization with the ability to define, manage, and track these measures over time and across the organization. With Measure Factory you can ensure that the same definition of a measure is applied every time that measure is created, and it is standardized from every source from which the data is extracted. This means that business rules and other metadata are applied consistently across data sources, resulting in data integrity, standardization, and most importantly, trust in the data by end users.

Measure for Success: Goods & Services

In this session you will learn how Dimensional Insight’s Measure Factory can help track goals defined by management in supplier, distribution, manufacturing, and retail to drive continuous improvement, both operationally and financially. The Measure Factory builds on the core Diver Platform to provide you and your team with the ability to define, manage, and track metrics over time and across the organization. Measure Factory applies business rules to create metrics for your subject matter experts to utilize or customize to meet their unique needs. With Measure Factory you can ensure that the same definition of a metric is applied every time that metric is created, and it is standardized from every source from which the data is extracted. This means that business rules and other metadata are applied consistently across data sources, resulting in data integrity, standardization, and most importantly, trust in the data by end users.

Get Acquainted with ProDiver 7.1.

ProDiver has gotten a facelift! Take a guided tour of all the new features and interface updates with our team. Check-out ProDiver’s new menu bar, icons, fonts, color, dialog boxes, and console placement options. And, we added a Switch Dimension feature and a new look for Tabular Displays. This is an opportunity for seasoned users and new users to improve diving skills.

Modernize Your Markers!

You’ve moved from Diver 6.x to 7.0, but what about all those markers in your old Models? How can you convert them to cBases so you don’t lose your investment? In this session, learn about our new marker migration command-line tool which can assist in converting markers and related files from Models to cBases. This tool can modify markers/diveplans/divebooks/qvs files by allowing you to scan a directory tree, obtain a tab-delimited text file of all of the files which reference data, fill in a new path for one or more rows, and apply your changes. This way, you won’t miss a beat with your 7.0 upgrade!

How Workbench Works for You

In this session you will get an overview of Workbench and get acquainted with Workbench’s new features. Learn how Workbench can help you manage data, as well as simplify and speed up development of applications to model your data. The new “Switcher Button” now allows you to switch between a script’s graphical editor and text editor views in the same tab. Each different view of the file is available with a single click. Edits made in one view appear directly in the other view when you switch views. There is a new “sub-tab” within Server Settings where you can view all running Dimensional Insight’s processes on the server. “Project metadata” now includes the creator and creation time and a table editor where you can add and delete rows and filter data.

What's new with Spectre?

They’re smaller, they’re faster, they’re columnar. They’re cBases, and to get the most out of them you must put aside some of the long-standing assumptions you’ve made about Models and model design over the last 20 years. Learn from the team that developed them how to get the most out of your cBases, and add cPlans, Dive files, and other Spectre-driven content to your arsenal. Spectre has new features such as a new graphical editor for building cBases. Build Flow Editor contains a flow panel and properties panel similar to those found in Visual Integrator (VI) and Production. A Spectre build can now include joins and rotates similar to the VI functionality. With Date Rollup Dives you can now dive on a date column as if it were a period column. Plus … functions that accept dates and periods as arguments now accept datetimes too.

Create Your Own Diveable Stamps

Learn how to Use Dimensional Insight’s pre-built stamp portlets or create your own. With “My Page,” users can manage their stamps, and add, edit, and delete stamp portlets. Within minutes, you’ll be able to pick, drop, and populate stamps into a dashboard of stamp portlets.

Make an ODBC Connection - It Is Here

In this session learn how to use Diver Platform’s new Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) functionality. Now you can use third-party tools with Diver. Dimensional Insight’s developers will take you on a step-by-step tour on how to create an ODBC connection using an example.

That measure isn't right? Is it? - Check Teamer

In this session learn how Teamer collaboration is keeping teams aligned by collaborating and documenting the formation of a metric/measure. With a click into Teamer from a Diver application, key stakeholders and subject matter experts can review how a measure was calculated with the team. If they think the metric definition or calculation needs adjustment, they can gain consensus quickly. Learn how Teamer’s collaboration can save valuable time and increase data trust.

Start Smart & Fast - Healthcare Pre-built Applications

Did you know that Dimensional Insight offers more than 14 pre-built healthcare applications? In this session learn about the benefits and features of these applications so you can jumpstart your ROI. These applications are packed with the features and functionality tested by our team of subject matter experts who developed similar applications for customers. They are a fast method to jump start a project while controlling the cost of development. The applications allow for some customization to truly make them yours. Check this session out to discover how you can use these pre-built applications.

Start Smart & Fast - Goods & Services Pre-built Applications

Did you know that Dimensional Insight offers more than 6 pre-built goods and services applications? In this session learn about the benefits and features of these applications so you can jumpstart your ROI. These applications are packed with the features and functionality tested by our team of subject matter experts who developed similar applications for customers. The applications are a fast method to jump start a project while controlling the cost of development. The applications allow for some customization to truly make them yours. Check this session out to discover how you can use these pre-built applications.

Launching a Data Governance Program

Did you know that many Diver Platform tools like Data Integrator, Workbench, and Teamer offer you the capabilities to launch a data governance program in your organization? In this session learn how to use these tools to manage and govern data by adhering to processes that ensures that data assets are formally managed throughout your organization. Governing and managing data ensures that data can be trusted, data quality improves, and your organization becomes more efficient.

“R” You Ready to Integrate Predictive Analytics into Diver?

Many businesses are now using the “R” programming language for statistical computing and predictive analytics. Did you know you can also use “R” with Diver Platform? In this session, learn how to build statistical functionality into Diver through “R” by using Integrator. You will also learn constraints — who should have access to “R” and who should be restricted in your user community. In addition, you will learn some of the best types of statistical analyses that can be incorporated into Diver.

     Training

Each attendee can select one training option per day

Mon, Aug 5th, 1:00 pm–4:00 pm

Thu, Aug 8th, 8:30 am–11:30 am

Workbench 7.1

This hands-on session will explore the new graphical interface for building cBases. It will explore new Spectre functionality like rotates and joins.

DivePort 7.1

This hands-on session explores what is new in the 7.1 DivePort. Learn about the Stamp portlet and how they are used in conjunction with My Page. Gain experience with new Chart types: Connection, Combination, and Calendar Heatmatrix; plus the new Flex QuickView.

ProDiver 7.1

This hands-on session is a good introduction to Diving using the new & improved ProDiver interface. Explore the new toolbar and dialogs as you learn how to formulate dives, select, focus and group data.

Measure Factory 7.1

This demonstration session presents phase one of the graphical interface for Measure Factory configuration files. Learn how to work with and maintain rules and measure for your factory.

     Registration Fees

Special 30th Anniversary pricing

– $950 per attendee
– 30% discount before April 15th ($665)
– Groups of 3 or more receive $100 discount per group member

Register

     Venue

Boston Marriott Copley Place
110 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02116

You asked for a downtown Boston location and you got it!

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     Attractions

Shopping
  1. Copley Place Shops

Address: 100 Huntington Avenue
Open 10 am–8 pm
0.5 miles E from hotel

Located in the historic Back Bay, at 100 Huntington Ave, Boston MA 02116, Copley Place is Boston’s most distinctive shopping destination with 75 fabulous stores including Neiman Marcus, Barneys New York, Tiffany & Co., Jimmy Choo, Rigby & Peller, Legal Sea Foods, Yves Saint Laurent, Salvatore Ferragamo, David Yurman, Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Burberry, Tod’s and Versace. A dazzling mixed-use complex, Copley Place is a concept unlike any other in the Boston area. Located on a 9.5-acre site, the upscale center includes two levels of shopping, restaurants, four office buildings, 1,400 parking spaces, and two hotels, The Westin Hotel and The Boston Marriott Copley Place. Convenient Parking: easily accessible from any direction. GPS “100 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116” or use the “Traveling Here” feature at the top of our home page.

  1. Prudential Center

Address: 800 Boylston St
Hours:
Mon-Sat 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
Sun 11:00 am to 8:00 pm
0.1 miles W from the hotel

Why not start right here in the middle of everything Boston has to offer? Here you’ll find unique shopping, including places like Vineyard Vines, Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, Sephora, and Under Armour. Plus, you’ll find a variety of popular activities, and restaurants such as wagamama and Earls Kitchen + Bar, and it’s all under one roof. Prudential Center. Easy to get to, and easy to get anywhere from. It should be the starting point of every Boston visit.

  1. Quincy Market/Faneuil Hall

Address: 4 South Market Building
1.2 miles NE from hotel

Located in downtown Boston, steps away from the waterfront, Faneuil Hall Boston is alive today as it was in 1742 when our nation’s fathers proclaimed it “The Cradle of Liberty.” Customers enjoy a unique, locally loved, and nationally recognized mall while indulging in the worldwide cuisine at our restaurants, pubs, and in the world-famous Quincy Market Colonnade. The cobblestone promenades are filled with the music and jaw-dropping routines of world-renowned street performers and musicians. Faneuil Hall Marketplace is at the top of the list of things to see in Boston.

  1. Newbury Street Shops

Address: Newbury Street Shops
0.2 miles from the hotel

Boston’s most enchanting street. Eight blocks filled with salons, boutiques, and fabulous dining. Boston’s Newbury Street has something for everyone.

  1. Bodega

Address: 6 Clearway St.
10 min walk from hotel, 1 min walk from Mapparium
Hours: Mon–Wed 11 am to 6 pm
Thu–Sat: 11 am to 8 pm
Sun: Noon to 6 pm

Hidden in plain sight, this hip fashion retailer is located in what seems to be a convenience store from the outside. Head inside to find the Snapple vending machine “door” — the secret entrance to all the cool-kid clothes beyond. Appearances really can be deceiving.

Food & drink
  1. Champions Sports bar and grill

Visit Champions Sports Bar for American cuisine in the heart of Back Bay. Situated in Boston Marriott Copley Place, this local favorite is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Restaurant-goers can also enjoy entertainment courtesy of wall-to-wall TVs.

  1. Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse

Address: 200 Dartmouth St, Boston, MA 02116
4 min walk from the hotel
Phone: +1 617-927-5304
Hours:
Brazilian brunch: Sat-Sun 11:30 am–2:00 pm
Lunch: Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Dinner: Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Sat 2:00 pm–10:30 pm
Fri 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
Sun 2:00 pm–9:00 pm
Happy hour: Mon–Fri: 4:30 pm–6:30 pm

  1. Caffé Vittoria

Address: 290-296 Hanover St (Boston North End, 3 min walk from Paul Revere’s House)
Hours:
Open 7 days a week
Sun to Thu 7 am to midnight
Fri and Sat 7 am to 12:30 AM
Cash only!

This will not be your ordinary caffeine fix. The coffee shop was the first Italian caffé in Boston, established in 1929, and it has an impressive four levels of seating and three bars. But the real treat is all the vintage coffee makers, espresso machines, mugs, posters, and more that are on display.

  1. Bukowski Tavern

Address: 50 Dalton Street
Open 11:30 am–2 am Monday-Saturday
Open 12:00 pm–2 am Sundays
11-14 min walk from the hotel
21+! Cash only

Since 1998, Bukowski Tavern has been serving the best beer available from local, regional, and global breweries. We also serve Americana-style cuisine, made with the freshest ingredients in a casual setting. Our concept of great food, great beer, and surly service has kept people coming back for the past 14 years.

  1. Select Oyster Bar

Address: 50 Gloucester Street
Phone: 857-233-0376
8-10 min walk from the hotel
Hours:
Lunch daily: 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Dinner: Mon-Thu 4:30 pm–9:30 pm
Non-stop service: Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:30 pm, Sunday 11:30 am–9:30 pm

The restaurant is focused on serving the highest quality seafood with a casual bistro vibe. The raw bar features local oysters and the rest of the menu offers crudo, ceviche, local shellfish, Spanish octopus & more.  The kitchen showcases the top-quality seafood with simple seasonal preparations.

The wine program focuses on seafood-centric wines and our bar serves up cocktails with small-batch artisanal spirits.

Museums
  1. Museum of Fine Arts

Address: 465 Huntington Ave

5 min by T from Prudential Station, Green line (Heath Street direction) to the Museum of Fine Arts Station.
Hours: The MFA is open 7 days a week.
Monday–Tuesday        10 am–5 pm
Wednesday–Friday     10 am–10 pm
Saturday–Sunday         10 am–5 pm

Today the MFA is one of the most comprehensive art museums in the world; the collection encompasses nearly 500,000 works of art. We welcome more than one million visitors each year to experience art from ancient Egyptian to contemporary, special exhibitions, and innovative educational programs.

  1. New England Aquarium

Address: 1 Central Wharf
Hours:
Sunday – Thursday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday – Saturday 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

The New England Aquarium is a global leader in ocean exploration and marine conservation. With more than 1.3 million visitors a year, the Aquarium is one of the premier visitor attractions in Boston and a major public education resource for the region.

  1. Museum of Science

Address: Museum Of Science Driveway
Hours:
Saturday – Thursday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

One of the world’s largest science centers and New England’s most highly attended cultural institution, the Museum of Science is ideally positioned to lead the nationwide effort to promote engineering education awareness, bringing science, technology, and mathematics alive through its exhibits, programs, and more.

  1. Mapparium

Address: 200 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
Hours:
Open seven days a week
10:00 am–5:00 pm

Plan your visit to this world-famous, three-story, stained-glass globe—one of the key attractions at the Library. The Mapparium’s three-dimensional perspective of the world of 1935 is enhanced by A World of Ideas, an original presentation that features a rich orchestration of words, music, and LED lights to illustrate how ideas have traversed time and geography and changed the world.

  1. Boston Athanaeum

Address: 10 ½ Beacon St.
Public Hours:
Tue 12 pm–8 pm
Wed to Sat 10 am–4 pm
Admission: Adults (ages 13 and up) – $10

Step through the red doors at 10½ Beacon Street to discover one of Boston’s most enduring, treasured cultural institutions. Explore the library’s first floor to see highlights from the collections, take a tour with a docent to learn about our history and holdings, or come in for one of the thought-provoking events we host every week.

However, you choose to experience the Athenæum, we strive to offer a warm welcome, along with an invitation to return.

  1. Waterworks Museum

Address: 2450 Beacon St.
Hours: Wednesday–Sunday 11am–4pm
Admission: free, donations welcome.

An engineering marvel with remarkable machinery, the museum is located on the site of the original Chestnut Hill Reservoir and pumping station. Cleary, it’s a steampunk lover’s dream. The Waterworks Museum interprets unique stories of one of the country’s first metropolitan water systems through exhibitions and educational programs on engineering, architecture, social history, and public health.

Sightseeing, parks, beach
  1. Skywalk Observatory

Address: Prudential Center
800 Boylston Street, 50th Floor
Hours: 10:00AM-10:00PM
8 min walk from the hotel

Bostonians recommend “make the Skywalk Observatory your first stop.” The one-of-a-kind city view, combined with the Dreams of Freedom Museum give visitors an appreciation for Boston’s storied past, its remarkable architecture, and its rich global culture.
NEW ENGLAND’S BEST VIEW
On a clear day, you can see up to 100 miles away—a great way to get acquainted with this lovely city. Visitors gain a bird’s eye view of Boston’s Hancock Tower, Fenway Park, the Boston Common and Public Garden, the Esplanade and Hatch Shell, the Charles River, MIT, Harvard University, and countless other Boston landmarks.

  1. The Paul Revere House

Address: 19 North Square
Hours: Open Daily
April 15 – October 31, 9:30 am to 5:15 pm
Phone: 617-523-2338

On the night of April 18, 1775, silversmith Paul Revere left his small wooden home in Boston’s North End and set out on a journey that would ultimately make him a legend. Today that home is still standing at 19 North Square and has become a national historic landmark. It is downtown Boston’s oldest building and one of the few remaining 17th-century dwellings in a large urban area in the United States.

  1. Freedom Trail

Walk Into History® and experience more than 250 years of history on Boston’s iconic Freedom Trail®— the 2.5-mile red line leading to 16 nationally significant historic sites, each one an authentic treasure. Preserved and dedicated by the citizens of Boston in 1951, the Freedom Trail is a unique collection of museums, churches, meeting houses, burying grounds, parks, a ship, and historic markers that tell the story of the American Revolution and beyond.  Today the Freedom Trail is a world-renowned, signature tourist experience attracting over 4 million people annually to visit Boston’s precious 17th-, 18th-, and 19th-century sites.

Follow the footsteps of America’s founding fathers on the Freedom Trail!

  1. Fort Independence

A visit to Castle Island combines history and recreation. Tour Fort Independence or take a walk around it. Continue the day sunbathing or swimming at one of the nearby beaches.

  1. The Rose Kennedy Greenway

From South Station to Haymarket station (From Chinatown to North End)
25 min walk from the hotel to Chinatown where the Greenway starts in the South End

The Rose Kennedy Greenway, a mile-and-a-half of contemporary parks in the heart of Boston. The Greenway, a roof garden atop a highway tunnel, connects people and the city with beauty and fun. (Landscape, plants, contemporary art, fun, food).

  1. Boston Common & Public Gardens

Address: 4 Charles St
Opening Hours: 7 am to 9 pm
Access: Red/Green Line to Park Street Station or Blue Line Bus

The Boston Common, one of the oldest public spaces in the nation, has a skating rink in winter. It was created in 1634 and consists of 50 acres (20.2 hectares). It’s part of the Emerald Necklace of parks in Boston. It was once owned by William Blaxton, the first European settler in Boston. The Commons were also used as a British Camp during the Revolutionary War. The Boston Common and Public Gardens, which is next to the Commons, are both listed on the National Landmark Registry. The garden, located in downtown Boston, became the first public botanical garden in 1837 and has a lagoon, ponds, and swan boats (only run from April to September). You can enjoy watching a graceful pair of swans during spring and summer, and if you visit in May, you may just see the parade that welcomes the pair back to the garden.

The Public Gardens is home to 80 species of plants and flowers planted twice each year, and around 750 varieties of trees and shrubs. There are also street performers in the area to watch. Monuments are on the Arlington Street-side of the park, providing a bit of history. Beacon Hill borders the park. The bronze statue “Make Way for The Ducklings,” from a popular children’s book by Robert McCloskey, is located in the park.

  1. Commuter Rail to the beach

Where: Singing Beach, Manchester-by-the-Sea

Of the six beaches in this North Shore town, only this one is world famous. It is one of a few dozen beaches around the world where the dry sand “squeaks” as you shuffle through it. “Singing” or not, it’s a lovely crescent of soft sand and gentle waves between two rocky headlands. The beach is very easy to get to, you don’t even need a car.

The Ride: Rockport branch of the MBTA

The train leaves hourly from the North Station of Commuter Rail (purple line)

     Celebrate

We Are Celebrating You!

Dimensional Insight invites you to join us as we celebrate our 30th anniversary at one of Boston’s luxurious dining venues.

To honor your loyal customer support, please join as us we soar 52 floors above the Back Bay at Top of the Hub. Indulge in their award-winning cuisine and breathtaking skyline views.

Tuesday, August 6th 2019
6:30 pm–9:00 pm

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