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Big Names in BI Highlight ODTUG Kscope17

Christian Screen | | June 13, 2017

Datavail will be attending Kscope17 at the J.W. Marriott Hill Country Resort in San Antonio, Texas, June 24-25, where I will be delivering two presentations on the latest research and best practices for Business Intelligence in the cloud. I hope you’ll join us there! Datavail is an Oracle Platinum Partner and a Kscope17 Bronze Sponsor and exhibitor. For a discount code to use registering for Kscope17, contact Datavail before registration ends.

What is Kscope17?

Kscope17 is a conference in data analytics produced by ODTUG, an Oracle user group community focused on education. ODTUG fosters learning, certification, and career development in areas such as APEX (Oracle Application Express), BI (Oracle Business Intelligence), EPM (Enterprise Performance Management), and Data Analytics.

Kscope17 workshops run from June 26-28, with opening events the day before and “deep dives” the day after. The keynote speaker for this year’s general assembly is Scott Dikkers, founder of humor publication, The Onion. The winner of a Peabody Award, a Thurber Prize for American Humor and more than 30 Webbies, Scott Dikkens will inspire with humor and a sharp wit.

Kscope17 features three days of intense educational programming. You can choose from over 50 sessions a day on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, June 26, 27, and 28.

Tracks include:

  • Advanced Data Analytics
  • Application Express
  • BI & Reporting
  • Big Data
  • Data Visualization
  • Data Warehousing
  • Database Management
  • EPM Business Content
  • EPM Data Integration
  • EPM Infrastructure
  • Essbase
  • Financial Closings
  • Financial Planning

Big Names in BI Highlight Kscope17 Analytics Track

Kscope17 features some of the biggest names in business intelligence, including Alan Lee, Al Marciante, Jacques Vigeant and Matt Milella from Oracle; Gary Adashek and Enrique Jose Marron from General Electric; Fagner Scheibel from Dell; and Dean DeRenzo from Office Depot. In addition to tracks on BI and Data Analytics, Kscope17 is offering new courses in Data Visualization including visualizing air traffic control data. Here’s a downloadable PDF showing all the Kscope17 presenters, topics and tracks (subject to change).

Here’s a quick look at the sessions I’ll be leading at Kscope17. Hope to see you there!

Data, Data Everywhere But Not a Metadata Dictionary to Read

Presenter: Christian Screen, Vice President and Practice Director – Oracle Analytics, Datavail
Date: Monday, June 26, 10:30am
Room: Hill Country Resort Cibolo Canyon Auditorium

Until recently, the use of a data dictionary or metadata dictionary in most organizations has been an understood value-add need but still an unfulfilled desire. If business users could understand where dashboard data was coming from and what the data columns actually mean, then more confidence, governance, and usage in the reporting system could be achieved.

The undertaking of compiling a metadata dictionary across a potential slew of candidate data sources can seem daunting or as fluff for IT, but the business users know the importance of understanding the meaning of their data and data lineage.

  • How can a better, more usable metadata dictionary be created for Oracle BI?
  • How can a data dictionary be controlled or used to its utmost potential?
  • Why do you need a data dictionary?
  • Who will maintain it?

This session provides clear innovative answers to these questions and more by taking the audience through creating an ideal metadata dictionary, showing best practices for maintaining it, and how to report accurately from it to support any reference or data governance concepts in your BI program.

I Know Why the On-Premise Oracle BI Applications Sings: Migrating OBIA to the Cloud

Presenter: Christian Screen, Vice President and Practice Director – Oracle Analytics, Datavail
Date: Monday, June 26, 4:45pm
Room: Hill Country Resort Magnolia Auditorium

Cloud solutions continue to expand into the mainstream with obvious material value for businesses that have historically focused on their on-premise solutions. With all major concerns for security in the cloud addressed by bank grade encryption, integration by REST APIs and other supported interfaces, and a growing base of supported production customers, the concerns are turning to action.

There are still lingering questions on architectural best practices and the general approach to move from on-premises to the cloud especially for multi-tiered solutions such as Oracle BI Applications. Questions are now less about concern and more about how to move forward.

How much of the on-premises software architecture can be migrated to the cloud? And, how can it be done with best practices with the least risk and exposure? And, while getting it right the first time?

This session discusses best practice architecture for migrating the Oracle BI Applications to the cloud. It focuses on the Oracle cloud platform and database services, with a nod to infrastructure services, to lay out the idea of the hybrid cloud, and variations of the new age cloud BI/DW architecture for your analytics environment to succeed while operating at the same reliability or better all the while benefiting from what the cloud offers best.

I will also be signing copies of my co-authored book, Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 12c – Second Edition at the Datavail booth at KScope this year. Date and time to be announced in the coming weeks.

I hope to see you there!

ODTUG Kscope17 will be held at the J.W. Marriott Hill Country Resort in San Antonio, Texas, June 24-25. For a discount code to use registering for Kscope17, contact Datavail before registration ends.


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