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Tuesday, March 20
 

8:30am PDT

Analytics and Data Summit 2018 Opening Remarks Tuesday
Dan Vlamis will introduce Analytics and Data Summit 2018 and Spatial Summit leaders will introduce the Spatial Summit during opening talks on Tuesday.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Hornick

Mark Hornick

Senior Director, Oracle
Mark Hornick is the Senior Director of Product Management for the Oracle Machine Learning (OML) family of products. He leads the OML PM team and works closely with Product Development on product strategy, positioning, and evangelization, Mark has over 20 years of experience with integrating... Read More →
avatar for Tracy McLane

Tracy McLane

GIS / Engineering VPD Lead, Bechtel Infrastructure
Tracy McLane has been a Bechtel Distinguished Scientist since 2012, and served as the GIS Technical Discipline Lead for the company from March 2007 to February 2018. In this role, she was responsible for the development of the GIS Technical Center of Excellence, the Enterprise... Read More →
avatar for Nick Salem

Nick Salem

Distinguished Engineer, Neustar
A Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff at Neustar, Nick is the Principal Software Architect behind the ElementOne platform and has over 20 years developing enterprise geospatial analytics applications. He holds 21 Oracle Certified Professional / Expert / Specialist credentials... Read More →
avatar for Dan Vlamis

Dan Vlamis

President, Vlamis Software Solutions, Inc.
Dan Vlamis is President and founder of Vlamis Software Solutions, a boutique consultancy which has led more than 200 Business Analytics implementations for more than 25 years at many of the world’s leading organizations. Recognized by Oracle as an Oracle ACE Director, he consults with Oracle Product Management regularly. Dan covers Oracle Analytics... Read More →


Tuesday March 20, 2018 8:30am - 9:00am PDT
1-Auditorium

9:00am PDT

Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud and Oracle Analytics Cloud—Better Together!
Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud is the industry’s first self-driving, self-securing, self-repairing database cloud service, offering you high availability, performance and security without human intervention. Oracle Autonomous Analytics Cloud is the industry’s leading cloud analytics platform, empowering you to achieve broader, deeper, and faster insights with augmented analytics in a hands-free platform. Join Oracle executives Andy Mendelsohn and Waqar Hasan to hear how Oracle’s new Cloud services leverage AI and machine learning to redefine the state-of-the-art for data warehousing and analysis, so you can ask any question of any data and get better answers faster

Speakers
avatar for Waqar Hasan

Waqar Hasan

Senior Vice President, Oracle Big Data Analytics
Dr. Hasan serves as Senior Vice President with responsibility for development of analytics products. Prior to Oracle, he was Senior Vice President of Data at Visa with responsibility for Visa’s data platform and data-driven products targeted at 15,000 banks, 40 million merchants and... Read More →
avatar for Andy Mendelsohn

Andy Mendelsohn

Executive VP, Database Server Technologies, Oracle
Andrew Mendelsohn is executive vice president for database server technologies at Oracle. He is responsible for the development and product management of Oracle’s family of database products including Oracle Database, Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database, Oracle Berkeley DB, and... Read More →


Tuesday March 20, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
1-Auditorium

1:10pm PDT

A Practical Business Approach to Implementing Oracle Analytics Cloud
Implementing and Oracle Business Intelligence (BI) ecosystem can be a challenge. When successfully implemented they can deliver significant business value. However, may BI implementations fail because they are long, complex and ultimately do not meet the business's needs. We discuss an approach for reducing technical complexity and ensuring business needs drive the implementation of the solution. Using the Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) offers the organizations a robust platform for implementation a business intelligence ecosystem and accelerates the solution cycle.

This presentation looks to provide relevant information to anyone looking to implement a Cloud based Oracle BI ecosystem to support organizational business processes. Initially we will conduct a cost benefit comparison of on premise verses cloud based solutions. Also, this presentation will provide a overview of the Oracle Analytics Cloud features and functionality. Then we will review a full life cycle methodology.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Koutroubis

Peter Koutroubis

Sr. VP of Operations, ERPA
Eighteen years of Information Technology consulting services experience with eight plus years specifically focused on Oracle technologies. Extensive experience in program and project management in data warehousing and business intelligence. Public Sector Contribution Award from the... Read More →


Tuesday March 20, 2018 1:10pm - 2:00pm PDT
2-Rm 102

1:10pm PDT

The Journey to the Clouds!
One of the biggest ongoing discussion points, and in fact a key decision factor to be bedded down prior to implementing a BI, Analytics application is whether it should be implemented as an on premises system, or as a cloud solution. We have come fairly quickly from a place where we had hardware on raised pallets in dark corners of basement floors. By contrast, we are now in the place where as far as possible, the business attempts to give the individual user access to self-served information on their personal device, at any time. The analogy I often use for this is one where my Grandfather one day clung to one end of a firmly planted Tulip and said to me; “ Look how strong I am, I have the world on the other end of this!” The internet used to be the domain of the few, and now it is almost impossible for an individual to function without it. In this discussion I will cover some fairly weighty topics, but in plain ‘ol English! This discussion is for Senior Executives in Finance or IT.

Speakers
avatar for Roger Cressey

Roger Cressey

Director, Co-Founder, Qubix
Roger is a Global director for all companies under the Qubix umbrella, based in the United States, the United Kingdom, Slovenia, Australia and our most recent addition, India. He has been instrumental in the establishment and growth of all the Qubix International companies. He has... Read More →


Tuesday March 20, 2018 1:10pm - 2:00pm PDT
1-Auditorium

3:35pm PDT

Forecasting the storm recovery resource allocation in electric utility network
A leading cause of power outages in the US is weather driven equipment failure events. Oracle utility customers are seeking machine learning techniques (recommended by the USDOE) to improve real-time risk assessment for critical assets based upon incoming weather forecast. Given an accurate prediction for the location, type, and amount of the storm-damaged equipment, the utility company can position the right number of specialized crews and material resources ahead of time. We develop a novel machine-learning model trained on the history of asset failures and reported weather. Since the weather-reporting stations might be far from the assets and some weather data measurements might be missing, we interpolate the weather conditions at the asset locations using a triangularization function computed with a barycentric coordinates technique implementation. We report performance comparison of multiple machine learning models to recommend the best damage prediction tool.

Speakers
avatar for Kenny  Gross

Kenny Gross

Architect, Oracle
Kenny C Gross, PhD, is an AI Architect in Oracle's Physical Sciences Research Center in San Diego, CA. Kenny specializes in advanced pattern recognition and prognostic anomaly discovery for Big Data applications in IoT industries, life sciences, and business business-critical data... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Vakhutinsky

Andrew Vakhutinsky

Consulting Member of Technical Staff, Oracle
Andrew Vakhutinsky is a Consulting Member of Technical Staff at Oracle Labs. He has Ph.D. in Operations Research from University of Maryland, College Park, and M.Sc. in Physics and Applied Mathematics from Moscow University of Physics and Technology. Andrew's previous experience includes... Read More →


Tuesday March 20, 2018 3:35pm - 4:05pm PDT
4-Rm 104

4:20pm PDT

Architecture Live - Designing an Analytics Platform for the Big Data Era
Don't miss the Architecture Live experience! In this interactive session, you'll witness two industry experts digitally illustrating data-driven architectures live, with input and feedback from the audience.

Kafka, Lambda, and Streaming Analytics will be all covered. We’ll tell you what these words mean, and more importantly how they affect the choices we make building an enterprise architecture. With the Oracle Information Management Reference Architecture as the backdrop, we'll clarify and delineate the different components involved in delivering big data, fast data, and all the gray area in between. The Architecture Live experience will be fun and different, and we'll all learn something along the way.

Speakers
avatar for Stewart Bryson

Stewart Bryson

Owner, Red Pill Analytics
Stewart is the Owner and Co-founder of Red Pill Analytics, and has been designing and implementing BI systems since 1996. He is an Oracle ACE Director, is an internationally recognized writer and speaker in the Oracle Community, and co-host for the audio and video podcast See Data... Read More →
avatar for Jean-Pierre Dijcks

Jean-Pierre Dijcks

Master Product Manager, Oracle
Highly experienced product manager with 15 years of experience in enterprise software and enterprise data. Currently responsible for all product management aspects (technology, GTM, Enablement etc.) of Oracle Big Data Appliance and Big Data Cloud Service at Oracle.Active interest... Read More →


Tuesday March 20, 2018 4:20pm - 5:10pm PDT
1-Auditorium

4:20pm PDT

Bringing your Data Warehouse to the the Lake
As early as 2001 Enterprise Data Warehousing (EDW) design patterns like "Corporate Information Factory" (CIF) began to emerge. Theses patterns established EDW as the central focus of reporting. Current BI/DW 1.0 projects still follow these patterns today. Problems in the BI/DW 1.0 methodology have appeared. Increases in data volume, variety and velocity have all created considerable challenges for this legacy architecture. In this presentation we will review the legacy of BI/DW 1.0 and dive into the future BI/DW 2.0 and 3.0 architectures. Taking a close look and advanced staging areas, operational data stores and how those architectures can be used for cloud facilitation in BI/DW 2.0. Additionally, this presentation will drive into the BI/DW 3.0 data tipping point and where various Oracle products fit in these new emerging modern data architectures.

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Simmons

Jeremy Simmons

Managing Consultant, DataRoad Technologies
A business and technology consultant with over 20 years of experience in delivering value to organizations by closing the gap between business needs and IT capabilities. I take a hands on approach to delivering technical work, with a strong ability to speak to and gather C-Level requirements... Read More →


Tuesday March 20, 2018 4:20pm - 5:10pm PDT
5-Rm 105
 
Wednesday, March 21
 

9:25am PDT

Comprehensive Cloud Analytics on Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service!!!
In this session, you will learn how DiLytics integrated Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) data into Oracle Analytics Cloud Service. DiLytics designed a Data Warehouse for Planning and Budgeting Analytics and developed a package to load data from Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service into the data warehouse. This enabled creation of metrics, KPIs and Dashboards in Oracle Analytics Cloud for extensive insight into the PBCS data. This empowered City of Oakland’s Financial Planning team to analyze budget details, actual spend, planned position details by job class, one-time and ongoing costs, Variance by department, etc. FP&A team is able to get insight into performance of planning process, effectiveness of budget, etc.

Speakers
avatar for Shyam Panda

Shyam Panda

Founder and President, DiLytics Inc
Data Integration, Analytics, Business Intelligence. Shyam was Product Manager for BI Applications at Oracle. In his current role, Shyam:- Consults with customers on their current situation in the evolution of BI/Analytics in their enterprise- Recommends the best course of actions... Read More →


Wednesday March 21, 2018 9:25am - 9:50am PDT
4-Rm 104

10:05am PDT

Analyzing and resolving performance through aggregation tables in OBIEE 12c
This presentation will cover the process of resolving performance issues in OBIEE 12c. We will explain how to analyze poorly performing reports and dashboards. How to view the sql behind poorly performing analytics and dashboards. Explain the process implementing aggregate tables to improve performance.

Speakers
avatar for Ervin McFadden

Ervin McFadden

Senior BI Consultant, US-Analytics
Certified Professional Business IntelligenceOver fifteen years of Accounting and Information Systems experience. Extensive use of Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE), Oracle Financial / Manufacturing Applications and development tools. Including the following Oracle... Read More →


Wednesday March 21, 2018 10:05am - 10:55am PDT
4-Rm 104

11:10am PDT

Machine Learning and Advanced Analytics in the Oracle Analytics Cloud
This session will focus on the built-in capabilities of Oracle Analytics Cloud and OBIEE 12c to do predictive analytics and machine learning. Clustering, forecasting, anomaly detection are all available as single-click built-in functions using R. We’ll show not only the business use cases for these functions, but also how to extend and interpret the results sets from advanced analytic algorithms. We’ll cover how to leverage the power of R (the world’s most popular programing language for advanced analytics) through Oracle’s packages and through the thousands of open source packages available. We’ll also show the latest capabilities for building and scoring data using machine learning models in OAC and OBIEE 12c.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Vlamis

Tim Vlamis

VP and Analytics Strategist, Vlamis Software Solutions, Inc.
An Oracle Ace and expert in the visualization of data and the design of business analytics strategies, Tim combines a strong background in the application of Oracle-based business analytics and data mining with extensive experience in business modeling and valuation analysis. Tim... Read More →


Wednesday March 21, 2018 11:10am - 12:00pm PDT
1-Auditorium

1:00pm PDT

Moving from On-Prem Essbase and OBIEE to Oracle Analytics Cloud in 6 Weeks or Le
Essbase is finally in the cloud! So should you consider migrating to the cloud? Join us for the session where we will introduce and demo Essbase cloud services. We will show you all the features and functions available in Oracle Analytics Cloud, show you what is the same between on-prem and the cloud and what is different. We will review how the steps to migrate your Essbase applications to the cloud and what roadblocks and pitfalls to look out for. We will then show you how to maintain your Essbase applications in the cloud. - dimension builds, data integrations, automations, and more. Come to the session to learn when and why migrating to the cloud may make sense for you.

Speakers
avatar for Wayne Van Sluys

Wayne Van Sluys

Senior Consultant, interRel Consulting
Wayne Van Sluys has been working with Business Intelligence Analysis and Reporting since 1998, both as a Developer and Lead Architect. His work has primarily centers around the integration of OBIEE and Essbase. Wayne has a master's degree in education and brings a training and development... Read More →


Wednesday March 21, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
5-Rm 105

1:00pm PDT

Using Machine Learning in OBIEE for Predictive Analytics and Actionable BI
This presentation focuses on unlocking the power of Data Science for data-driven decision support. It details the pragmatics of using Machine Learning techniques in OBIEE for actionable BI and Predictive Analytics from a business standpoint. Two industry use cases are presented to illustrate the implementation of the same using OBIEE 12c.

Speakers
avatar for Lakshman Bulusu

Lakshman Bulusu

Consultant, 1967
Lakshman Bulusu is a senior Oracle consultant with 25 years of experience in the fields of Oracle RDBMS, SQL, PL/SQL, EDW/BI/EPM,  Oracle-related Java and Oracle-related R, machine learning, Vertica and Alteryx. As an enterprise level data warehouse and BI solution architect/technical... Read More →


Wednesday March 21, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
2-Rm 102

4:30pm PDT

Setting up Oracle BI with Amazon Redshift
So you want to use Oracle Business Intelligence but your organization doesn't have an Oracle Database, or maybe you do but most of your data sources are stored in a warehouse such as Redshift or Snowflake.

At first glance it might seem that Oracle BI is no longer an option, but don't worry -- it is. In this presentation, we'll guide the audience through the nuanced complexity faced when installing a JDBC Driver for the purpose of connecting Oracle Business Intelligence to a database that isn't Oracle. While we use Redshift as an example, the shared insights will be helpful for anyone connecting Oracle BI to any warehouse or database.

Speakers
avatar for George Fraser

George Fraser

CEO & Co-founder, Fivetran
George Fraser is co-founder and CEO of Fivetran, a fully managed data pipeline built for analysts. Fivetran is a Y Combinator-backed company with over 350 customers relying on it to centralize their data. When Fivetran began in 2012, they realized that ETL tools were ill-equipped... Read More →


Wednesday March 21, 2018 4:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
5-Rm 105
 
Thursday, March 22
 

8:45am PDT

Leveraging Analytics in Higher Education
Big data is still a trending topic in higher education and other industries. While understanding the importance of big data is critical, most universities are not leveraging the power of small data. Many data warehouse implementations in higher education fail as they only provide reports that do not aid in improving daily business functions. This session will highlight various technologies and strategies in incorporating data and analytics into the institutional culture. Business intelligence is not just getting sophisticated reports but being integrated into the applications that students, faculty, advisors, and staff use daily. Data and analytics should be used to drive processes and provide alerts when interventions are needed. This session will provide an overview of how Valdosta State University have integrated data into the academic and administrative functions of the university, leading to improved insight and value.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Haugabrook

Brian Haugabrook

CIO, Valdosta State University
IT executive with extensive experience in business intelligence, data analysis, enrollment and retention management. Ability to blend leadership, strategic vision, innovation, and technical expertise to define and deliver a campus-wide vision and strategic plan for all academic and... Read More →


Thursday March 22, 2018 8:45am - 9:35am PDT
4-Rm 104

9:50am PDT

Sensing, Seeing, and Showing: Visualizing Data in Oracle Analytics Cloud
The process of scientifically uncovering insights in complex data sets is one of the most exciting areas of Visual Analytics. You’ll see how to break down the steps in data exploration so that you discover key findings quickly, efficiently, and comprehensively. Showing and telling others your data stories use many of the same visualization tools and concepts, but the challenge is making this effective for different people with different backgrounds, skills, and abilities. We’ll cover advanced topics like Sankey, parallel coordinates, trellis, and force vector charts and while reinforcing fundamental principles that lead to exceptionally effective screens of all kinds. Join the authors of THE book on Data Visualization for Oracle Business Intelligence as we share the yet to be tapped potential of Oracle Analytics Cloud and Data Visualization through a series of live demonstrations.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Vlamis

Dan Vlamis

President, Vlamis Software Solutions, Inc.
Dan Vlamis is President and founder of Vlamis Software Solutions, a boutique consultancy which has led more than 200 Business Analytics implementations for more than 25 years at many of the world’s leading organizations. Recognized by Oracle as an Oracle ACE Director, he consults with Oracle Product Management regularly. Dan covers Oracle Analytics... Read More →
avatar for Tim Vlamis

Tim Vlamis

VP and Analytics Strategist, Vlamis Software Solutions, Inc.
An Oracle Ace and expert in the visualization of data and the design of business analytics strategies, Tim combines a strong background in the application of Oracle-based business analytics and data mining with extensive experience in business modeling and valuation analysis. Tim... Read More →


Thursday March 22, 2018 9:50am - 10:40am PDT
1-Auditorium

9:50am PDT

Ingesting streaming data into Graph database
This talk presents the experience of a customer project where we built a stream-based ingestion into a graph database. It is one thing to load the graph first and then querying it. But it is another story if the data to be added to the graph is constantly streaming in, while querying it. Data is easy to add, if each single message ends up as a new vertex in the graph. But if a message consists of hierarchical information, it most often means creating multiple new vertices as well adding edges to connect this information. What if a node already exists in the graph? Do we create it again or do we rather add edges which link to the existing node? Creating multiple nodes for the same real-life entity is not the best choice, so we have to check for existence first. We end up requiring multiple operations against the graph, which demonstrated to be a bottle neck. This talk presents the implementation of an ingestion pipeline and the design choice we made to improve performance.

Speakers
avatar for Guido Schmutz

Guido Schmutz

Platform Architect, Trivadis
Guido Schmutz works for the Oracle Platinum Partner Trivadis. He has more than 30 years of technology experience. At Trivadis he leads the Trivadis Architecture Board. He has long-time experience as developer, coach, trainer, and architect in the area of building IT systems. In the... Read More →


Thursday March 22, 2018 9:50am - 10:40am PDT
3-Rm 103

10:55am PDT

Oracle & R -- Advanced Analytics on Steroids
The value of Oracle R Enterprise and the ability to use custom R scripts in various Oracle analytics tools cannot be understated. …But how do you use R to maximize your organization’s analytics? From the standard, included scripts to custom scripts, this session will focus on making sure the “secrets” are known about using R scripts in Oracle analytics tools.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Zumbrum

Sarah Zumbrum

VP BI and Analytics, Accelytics
Sarah Craynon Zumbrum is an Oracle ACE Alumni (Director) currently a Public Sector Enterprise Cloud Architect specializing in Business Intelligence and Analytics for Oracle. She has previously worked in-house as a business intelligence architect and as an EPM consultant, specializing... Read More →


Thursday March 22, 2018 10:55am - 11:45am PDT
1-Auditorium

12:00pm PDT

Pilot your Oracle Business Intelligence 12c Cloud Migration on Virtual Box
You know you need to get started on that Oracle Business Intelligence upgrade from 11g to 12c so you do a “lift and shift” to the cloud, but IT resources are tight, plus you’re not really sure how everything is going to fit together and you are going to have to wait for the Database and Server Administrators to get the environments set up. No problem, just use your laptop or PC to pilot the entire migration using Virtual Box and Sample Applications. In no time you will be up and running, using the migration and baseline validation tools, connecting to your real data, verifying dashboards and running reports in 12c. Once that is taken care of you can proceed to the cloud. 
This is a case study of how Aleris International piloted its migration from OBIEE 11.1.1.7 to 12.2.1.1 using a laptop, Virtual Box and Sample applications for OBIEE.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Whitlock

Mark Whitlock

BI Architect, Aleris International
Mark Whitlock is a Certified Oracle DBA, OBIA 7 Certified Implementation Specialist, past Director of IT in an Oracle database environment, Project Manager for Department of Defense and Global Decision Support Analyst. Currently a Senior BI Architect for Aleris International Inc... Read More →


Thursday March 22, 2018 12:00pm - 12:30pm PDT
2-Rm 102

2:30pm PDT

Key Take-Aways in Exploring Oracle Cloud to Modernize BI and Analytics
Tektronix is a world-leading manufacturer of test and measurement equipment. Like many global organizations with complex business operations, the process of bringing together data resources for analysis is a challenging but critically important business function. Several business units at Tektronix used independent BI platforms, leading to integration challenges. A fast-track project run by Vlamis Software Solutions using Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) data visualizations consolidated these disparate systems into one modernized their business analytic platform. This all built upon the good work done in various departmental silos as well as their data warehouse and legacy OBIEE system. Come with your questions about how to balance the technology preferences of different functional user groups, how to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of your current OBIEE implementation, and how to build momentum during a modernization initiative.

Speakers
avatar for Eshwari Mulpuru

Eshwari Mulpuru

Sr. Business Apps Manager, Tektronix Inc.
avatar for Tim Vlamis

Tim Vlamis

VP and Analytics Strategist, Vlamis Software Solutions, Inc.
An Oracle Ace and expert in the visualization of data and the design of business analytics strategies, Tim combines a strong background in the application of Oracle-based business analytics and data mining with extensive experience in business modeling and valuation analysis. Tim... Read More →


Thursday March 22, 2018 2:30pm - 3:20pm PDT
2-Rm 102
 

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