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#Kscope 11 BI EPM Lunch and Learn

#Kscope 11 BI/EPM Lunch and Learn

Guest Blogger: Martin D’Souza

Coming to the best Oracle Developer’s conference in the world this summer (i.e. Kscope 12)? If you are, and I certainly hope you are, you probably have a list of things to bring: clothes, toothbrush, clean underwear & socks (no exceptions :-), laptop, etc.

What you may not have on your packing list is a list of questions to bring and get answered by the world’s leading experts! On Tuesday, June 26, there will be a Lunch & Learn panel for each of the main content groups. The panels will be filled with Oracle ACE and ACE Directors who will gladly answer all of your questions.

On a personal note, I’ll be participating in the Oracle APEX panel, and I’m really excited to be sitting next to the best of the best in the APEX community.

You can see a complete list of the different Lunch & Learn sessions along with the moderators and panelists at: http://kscope12.com/content/lunch-a-learn.

Don’t forget to bring your questions to Kscope12!

Martin

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Guest Blogger: Kevin McGinley

My first Kscope experience was just last year, and what a Kscope it was!  From presenting to attending sessions to networking to winning the Editor’s Choice award, the week was packed full of great experiences.  Kscope ’11 was such a fantastic experience that when I was asked to coordinate the BI track for Kscope 12, I happily said yes.

Because BI was so popular at Kscope ’11, the planning committee expanded the number of sessions we have to cover the most interesting BI content: OBIEE, BI Applications, ODI & GG, BI Publisher, Exalytics, and BI/EPM integration are all covered this year.  I’m really excited that we’re able to offer a good mix of intro sessions, advanced sessions, and customer case study sessions across many areas of Oracle BI.  Since Oracle is always pushing the boundaries of BI forward (and because they keep acquiring companies!), it’s important to make sure we keep attendees abreast of what’s going on in Oracle BI while offering those ever important tips-and-tricks, how-to’s, lessons learned, and best practices on the products and versions that attendees are using today.

In addition to great sessions throughout the week, there will also be a BI Symposium on Sunday and the return of hands-on labs at two different times during the week.  The hands-on labs are very popular and offer a great way for attendees to test drive modules of Oracle BI that might be new to them.  In addition to the symposium and hands-on labs, we’re also planning some ‘unconference’ activities to engage attendees of the BI track in different ways.  Those who register (http://kscope12.com/registration) in the BI track will hear more about these as we get closer to the conference!

I want to thank everyone who submitted abstracts to speak at Kscope ’12.  While we can’t accept everyone, it’s a testament to the ODTUG community that we had a tough job selecting the best of the best for the BI track.  I also want to thank my great team for the hard work they put into selecting the very best possible BI agenda we could put together.  I’m looking forward to BI at Kscope ’12 and I hope to see you there!

BI Team

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Guest Blogger: Bambi Price, ODTUG Board

My name is Bambi Price, I am the ODTUG Vice President. I work for Park Lane Information Technology, an Oracle Gold Partner specialising in products, services, and licences.

Park Lane’s core service offering is Oracle Managed Services, provided to government departments and organisations across Victoria and Tasmania in Australia and in New Zealand.

I have been on the ODTUG Board for the past 4 years and I have been proud to have been part of ODTUG’s growth not only into new Oracle areas but also into new countries. This year at Kscope we had attendees from 28 different countries. This was a fantastic achievement and a sign that ODTUG is recognized as the home for Developers and Architects working with Oracle technical solutions and tools.

Part of my responsibility on the ODTUG Board is the Global Outreach Programme. We initially started running webinars in Spanish and rotating our webinars across all time zones. Last year we successfully ran an SP Conference in Brussels and this year we are running a BI/EPM SP Conference in Sydney on 3 and 4th November.

This will provide 2 days of deep-dive training on improving your Oracle BI and EPM investment with the best enhancement tips, tricks and techniques. What’s new in Hyperion 11.1.2.1, OBIEE 11g and Smartview.

Seriously Practical training on how you can make systems operate faster, your applications perform better, and your users praise your BI and EPM investment. http://odtugspconference.com/

Early Bird Registration: AUD$695 Ends October 1, 2011 

This deep dive training is being held at the Marriott Sydney Harbour, Pitt Street Sydney. http://odtugspconference.com/Location.html

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Guest Blogger: Mark Rittman, ODTUG Board

Mark Rittman, ODTUG Treasurer

It’s just a few days now until I travel over to San Francisco for Oracle OpenWorld 2011, for what is probably for me the professional highlight of the year. As one of the ACE Directors, I get to go to a two-day briefing across the whole range of Oracle’s technology products at HQ before OpenWorld starts, and then I travel to downtown San Francisco for when the event starts properly on Sunday.

Sunday is a great day if you’re an ODTUG’ger as we’re running a number of Sunday Symposiums covering topics such as BI, EPM, Data Warehousing, APEX and Web architecture. I’ve been organizing the BI Symposium that runs on the Sunday afternoon, and I’ve invited some of the great and good from the OBIEE blogger and developer community to come and present, including

– Christian Screen (http://www.artofbi.com) on Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Action Framework: Basic to Advanced Integration

– Jeff McQuigg (http://greatobi.wordpress.com/) on Oracle Business Intelligence Metadata Development: Advanced Solutions

– Myself (http://www.rittmanmead.com/blog) on OBIEE 11g Change Management and Deployment Best Practices

– Stewart Bryson (also at http://www.rittmanmead.com/blog) on Aggregation : Oracle Optimizer vs. Oracle BI Server

– Kevin McGinley, winner of the ODTUG KScope’11 Best Paper Award, on Upgrading Your Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition Software

This is a great opportunity to hear some of the best Oracle BI speakers in one place, over just a few hours, and with lots of opportunities for interaction. The sessions will take place from mid-day through to 5pm and will run in Moscone West 2011.

And finally – once you’ve finished at the BI Sunday Symposium, get yourself across to Larry Ellison’s opening keynote in Hall D, Moscone North, where I hear on the grapevine that there’ll be some very interesting product news concerning BI. If you’re coming to Open World, hopefully I’ll see you there, otherwise you can read all about it in my upcoming BI column in the ODTUG Technical Journal!

*You can also see Mark at the SP Conference in Sydney, Australia.*

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