CONVINCE YOUR MANAGER
No matter how excited you may be to attend UA Summit 2022, you may find that before you click that REGISTER button, you still have to convince your boss to let you go. Getting approval to attend consists of two parts, communicating the value and benefits of attending the conference to your organization and persuading your boss that you are the right person to make the investment in.
As you build your business case consider that this is a one-of-a-kind event created for Utility Analytics professionals by Utility Analytics professionals and is backed by the Utility Analytics Institute and hosted by Entergy – no other event can come close to the level of data and analytics expertise and content available at UA Summit 2022.
Oh and don’t forget, we’ll host at least 250 utility professionals at this event – at least 70% of them will be your peers from other electric, gas and water utilities across North America.
Here is 4-step process that (we think) will help convince your boss to let you attend UA Summit 2022.
CHOOSE YOUR SESSIONS
Determine which sessions you will attend and justify the selection to your boss. With over 25 sessions to choose from, you can craft an agenda that fits your role in the organization’s analytics strategy.
IDENTIFY YOUR TOP REASONS TO ATTEND
You’ll have the opportunity to learn about the latest big data and analytics technology solutions, discover answers to on-the-job challenges and find the tools that can benefit your organization. Think about the business opportunities that can develop from establishing connections with these industry partners and visit with them in sessions and also in our Table Top Display area.
REGISTER EARLY AND SAVE
The more you learn, the more value you add to your organization! You need to stay on top of the trends and the challenges facing today’s analytics initiatives. One way to do that is to attend an industry conference and get access to resources that both you and your organization need. Your manager may be concerned about the cost and your time away from the office, but remind your manager that it is worth it in the long run. Also, don’t forget, there are ways to save money on registration by taking advantage of the early registration discounts and booking your sleeping room within the event’s room block, in addition, once you get here, most meals are provided as part of your conference registration fee.
REPORT ON WHAT YOU LEARN
We already know that the content you will receive and the connections you make at this conference will be phenomenal and energizing – so make sure you share your results! Let your manager know that you will provide a complete trip report where you’ll highlight everything you’ve learned at this event. You can tie your learnings to your organization’s analytics strategy and goals.