Column5's Got Talent: VIP Performers Announced for 2019 EPM Leadership Summit in Las Vegas

PRNewswire 14-Jan-2019 10:58 AM

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- America's Got Talent and Las Vegas headliner Piff the Magic Dragon and Hall of Fame NFL kicker and inspirational speaker Nick Lowery will be adding their star power to Column5 Consulting's eighth annual EPM Leadership Summit at ARIA Las Vegas, February 11-14.

Because Darwin Is Like Magic for EPM Users. Sponsored by Darwin EPM software, this special VIP performance and meet-and-greet will feature Piff the Magic Dragon bringing his wildly imaginative blend of magic and comedy to the spotlight. In addition to starring on America's Got Talent, Piff has been a magic consultant for Penn & Teller and appeared on their popular Fool Us TV show. For the past year, he's been breaking box-office records as the resident act at the Flamingo Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

Who's Got the Ball on Your BPC Team? In addition to speaking about overcoming challenges and reaching goals, former NFL star Nick Lowery will be giving out autographed official NFL footballs. Lowery's prowess as a placekicker earned him numerous league records, Pro Bowl honors, and opportunities to work with three US presidents. Off the field, he's led a wide range of humanitarian efforts through the Nick Lowery Youth Foundation and other organizations.

"As the unsung heroes of data in the EPM field, BPC users have earned the right to enjoy some time away from the data. We're very excited to bring this level of talent and insight to the attendees at our 2019 EPM Leadership Summit," says Jamie Allen, Vice President of Global Marketing for Column5 Consulting. "It's the perfect complement to the outstanding learning and networking opportunities they'll experience."

In addition to world-class entertainment, the EPM Leadership Summit will feature 4 days of premium educational content. 9 content tracks are spread across 6 categories (Strategy, Performance, Operations, Darwin EPM, SAP Products ShowCase, and Customer Case Studies from), all focused on the latest advancements in financial planning and analytics in a wide range of formats. In addition to the traditional lineup of EPM training, planning & analytics workshops, and customer-presented case studies, there are numerous industry firsts and new offerings being launched at the 2019 Summit:

  • The VIP Assessment track will offer companies with 4 or more attendees a "Strategic Assessment" (valued at $15,000) and VIP status at entertainment and networking events.
  • To support the theme "EPM Performance and What It's Costing Your Organization," an SAP BPC Performance Benchmarking Session will focus on Column5's pioneering BPC Performance Calculator (, which generates surprising insights into possible performance issues. These new benchmarking sessions are an industry first and follow up to Column5's highly downloaded EPM Performance E-book (
  • The latest SAP EPM product roadmap and demos of their latest offerings.
  • A Darwin EPM Power User Certification workshop to celebrate the launch of the Darwin University LMS and over 1,000 users worldwide.
  • A Stump the Experts interactive roundtable session to help attendees solve their biggest EPM challenges.

Details about registration, agenda updates, and complimentary events for conference attendees are updated regularly at

About the EPM Summit Series
Column5 Consulting established the EPM Summit series in 2009 to provide resources, education, and networking opportunities for SAP EPM and SAP BPC customers worldwide. The series, in cooperation with SAP, includes two annual conferences, quarterly educational roadshows, and the EPM Summit Online on-demand platform. Learn more about the EPM Summit at

About Column5 Consulting
Column5's credo is driving better business through actionable intelligence—it's a statement that absolutely defines who we are and what we do. Your organization wants to make better decisions, and we provide the EPM tools, talent, and resources to make it happen. What distinguishes us from the pack? For starters, we're experts with decades and decades of training and experience in the field. But more than that, our clients would say it's because we take a holistic approach to performance management that optimizes the strategic, financial, and technical efficiency of business data collection, integration, and decision-making. Whether you need basic assessments or enterprise-wide configuration and customization, we can provide the formula to unlock sustainable growth, make you more competitive, and improve your top and bottom line.

About Darwin EPM
Darwin EPM is a set of modules expertly designed to complement SAP BPC through quality-assured functionality, delivering accelerate performance, optimized design patterns and an outstanding user experience. Engineered to leverage our deep domain knowledge, fueled by our passion to deliver great solutions for our valued customers, and inspired by our vision to put forward nothing short of a new way of managing global enterprises based on superior data driven decision making. Darwin delivers a feature rich, out of the box, set of capabilities that enable SAP BPC users to get the maximum value out of their SAP EPM investment. Available through various global resellers, Darwin EPM is like magic for BPC. Decisions Driven by Timely and Relevant Data Delivered at the Speed of Business.

About SAP
SAP SE is a German-based European multinational software corporation that makes enterprise software to manage business operations and customer relations. SAP is headquartered in Walldorf, Baden-Württemberg, Germany with regional offices in 180 countries. The company has more than 335,000 customers in over 180 countries.  
Stock price: SAP (NYSE) $98.74 +3.28 (+3.44%)

Contact: Jamie Allen,, (480) 779-6990


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