October 20, 2010

Kscope11 - Abstracts Due

I know it's hard to believe it's already that time, but your abstracts for the ODTUG Kscope11 conference are due in only a week (on October 26).  If you want to attend Kscope11 from June 26-30, 2011, this is your chance to attend for free.  The Kscope conference is looking for presentations in the following areas of Oracle EPM and BI:
  • Financial Management Solutions
    • HFM
    • FDM
    • Disclosure Management
    • Financial Close Management
  • Planning Solutions
    • Hyperion Planning
    • Strategic Finance
    • EPMA
    • Integrated Operational Planning
  • Essbase Solutions
    • Oracle Essbase
    • ASO (Aggregate Storage)
    • Essbase Studio
    • Java API
    • HPCM
  • OBIEE Administration
    • OBIEE RPD Modeling
    • OBIEE Architecture & Administration
    • OBIEE Tuning & Optimization
    • Migration to OBIEE
    • Oracle BI Applications
  • Reporting Solutions
    • BI Publisher
    • Smart View
    • Financial Reporting
    • Answers
    • Dashboards
    • Scorecards
    • Publisher
    • Visual Explorer
    • Action Framework
  • Keeping It All Running
    • Utilities
    • Tips & Tricks
    • Tuning & Optimization
    • ODI (Oracle Data Integrator)
    • MDX
    • Scripting (Perl, JavaScript, MaxL, VBScript, PowerShell, etc.)
As you can see, if you can conceive of a presentation in the areas of Oracle BI and EPM, you should submit it by October 26th.  Whether it's sessions for developers, administrators, users, managers, or executives, there will be a great place for it at Kscope11.  There's less than a week left, so visit http://www.technicalconferencesolutions.com/pls/caat/caat_abstracts_upd.main?conference_id=81 and submit a couple of possible presentations for consideration before it's too late.

Can't wait to see you at the front of a session in 8 months in Long Beach!  It will not only be the greatest educational opportunity you'll see next year, I have it on good authority that it will be one hell of a party (erm, I mean "an excellent networking opportunity").

October 19, 2010

ODTUG - Board Elections

Many of you know ODTUG as the home for BI, EPM, and Hyperion content as part of their annual Kscope conference.  ODTUG also hosts other content at Kscope like Fusion Middleware, MySQL, Application Express, and more but those aren't as relevant to readers of this blog. What many of you may not know is that there isn't currently a long-term Hyperion evangelist on the board.  Luckily, we have an opportunity to correct this by the end of the month because ODTUG is having their annual elections to their Board of Directors.  There are 4 open positions and luckily, there are several Hyperion fans running for the board.

If you're a full member of ODTUG, drop what you're doing, visit https://www.odtug.com/apex/f?p=500:250:0,and cast your vote for at least some of the following four people (you're allowed to vote for up to 4 people):

  • Cameron Lackpour (long-time ODTUG cheerleader)
  • Eduardo Quiroz, interRel Consulting (co-founder of interRel)
  • Tim Tow, AppliedOLAP (co-founder of the ODTUG Hyperion SIG)
  • Angie Wilcox, JCPenney (current President of the ODTUG Hyperion SIG)
All of those individuals have 10+ years of allegiance to the Hyperion community.  If you have one more vote, may I suggest you cast it for the person who truly embraced the Essbase crowd into Kaleidoscope in the first place.  Mike Riley, current ODTUG President, is running for re-election.  I first met Mike 3 years ago when he reached out to offer Kscope as a place for Essbase groupies to congregate following the demise of the Hyperion Solutions conference.  Ever since, he has been supporting the Essbase/Hyperion/EPM/BI community in any way he can.

The deadline is only about two weeks away, so if you have a vote, go use it now.  The future depends on it.