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Tuesday, March 20

10:10am PDT

Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud: Easy, Fast and Highly Elastic
Oracle recently expanded its Data Management Cloud portfolio with the addition of the Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud Service to help customers and partners with the deployment of data-mart or data warehouse environments to gain faster insights from their critical business data. Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud is the first of many cloud services built on the “self-driving” Oracle Autonomous Cloud Database technology. This service is integrated with applied machine learning to deliver unmatched high performance, reliability, and instant elasticity.
Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud uses the same Oracle Database software and technology found in existing on-premises data warehouse deployment, and is compatible with Oracle’s in-database machine learning algorithms, analytics and BI tools, as well as popular 3rd party offerings. Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud is simple to deploy, enabling traditional data mart environments or new monetization use cases.\

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George Lumpkin

Vice President, Product Management, Oracle
George Lumpkin is Vice President of Product Management for Oracle data warehouse solutions.  George has been with Oracle for twenty-six years, and has a tenured experience across database, data warehouse, big data and analytics foundations. He also has a degree from Harvard University... Read More →

Tuesday March 20, 2018 10:10am - 11:00am PDT

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.

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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

2:30pm PDT

Feeding a Hungry World: Using Oracle Products to Ensure Global Food Security
The International Production Assessment Division (IPAD) of the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service predicts two of the leading economic indicators: Global Agricultural Output and US Agricultural Output.
The Division uses a convergence of evidence approach that incorporates observation and ground truth but is also heavily dependent on remotely sensed satellite (raster) data.
IPAD’s approach has been to unpack rasters and store them as vectors in database rows and columns and then to create derivative products. Decades of product development were built on this model.
Vectorizing rasters is slow and wasteful. With pixel sizes decreasing from 25 km to 10 km for IPAD's main data streams in 2018, data size and CPU usage are expected to grow by a factor of 2.5.
IPAD will stop preparing rolled up answers to questions that may never be asked. This presentation will focus on the use of Oracle technologies including the native SDO_GEORASTER type, Columnar In Memory, and the Exadata.

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Bertin Noutchang

Sr Software Engineer, USDA/Asrc Federal
Mr. Noutchang has over 25 years of experience in software development, database design and Database administration. He is currently employed by InuTeq LLC as Sr software Engineer and is assigned to the International Production Assessment Division of the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service... Read More →
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Mark Pelletier

Database Engineer Senior Principal, USDA/Inuteq LLC
Mr. Pelletier has approximately 30 years of experience in sviceoftware development, database design, systems architecture and program management. He is currently employed by InuTeq LLC and is detailed to the International Production Assessment Division of the USDA Foreign Agricultural... Read More →

Tuesday March 20, 2018 2:30pm - 2:55pm PDT
3-Rm 103

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.

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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 →
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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

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.

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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.

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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

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.

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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

Cloud Data Center, Infrastructure, Analytics and integration. Mind the gap!
There is a long list of products and services, but what do I need for Analytics? Is it just the Cloud service? Can I simply connect everything? Let's get to the bottom of this. Let’s get a holistic view on the infrastructure for hybrid cloud analytics. These topics are based on an onshore/offshore industry company moving it's analytics to the cloud, while having to deal with offshore locations as well.
This session will elaborate on how Analytics Cloud, RDC, VPN, GoldenGate, Data Integrator, ETL, FastConnect, Internet Exchanges, your ISP and datacenters are related to each other. 
The case study is a datawarehouse and analytics platform in the Oracle Cloud connecting to on-premises sources. The analytics-to-the-cloud first approach is often a great start in the cloud, but at that time you need to think beyond running queries, offloading the ETL-load and moving BI users to the Cloud.
We will mind the gap and compare the upside and downside of different infrastructural approaches.

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Hasso Schaap

Analytics Designer, Qualogy
Come talk with me about all kinds of Business Analytics and Business Process Management. Especially the Oracle Cloud Platform is in my interest. Just like specific Finance and Human Capital Management topics.I'm a certfied specialist in Business Analytics and Big Data.

Wednesday March 21, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
4-Rm 104

3:25pm PDT

Feedback from the business. Am I on the right path to customer success?
Measure Processes, Manage Feedback, Link to Process, Drill to detail, From Insight to Action…
You've heard of all this before, but it is hardly ever completely implemented. The steps from Insight to Action are hard to capture with Action Links as we try to do with Business Intelligence. But when you use the capabilities of platforms such as BICS and PCS the implementation and adjustments can be very easily accomplished. You can even empower your business users to adjust the solution themselves. Creating BPM / BAM / BI solutions can now be done with webbased tools only that appear like low-code solutions. Can you use this to empower the business to stay connected and stay on track with your ever changing environment?
We will set out a few steps to gather the right input and to stay flexible with your integrated Business solution. The demo includes integrations between BICS and PCS that are the cornerstones for digitally empowered business by using self service as the starting point.

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Hasso Schaap

Analytics Designer, Qualogy
Come talk with me about all kinds of Business Analytics and Business Process Management. Especially the Oracle Cloud Platform is in my interest. Just like specific Finance and Human Capital Management topics.I'm a certfied specialist in Business Analytics and Big Data.

Wednesday March 21, 2018 3:25pm - 4:15pm 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.

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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

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 to using a laptop, Virtual Box and Sample applications for OBIEE.

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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

1:30pm PDT

Headache Due To Merger or Acquisition? Here's The Prescription for Financials
This session will describe a customer success story where the customer needed to quickly replace the budget/forecasting and financial reporting systems of a large business unit they had acquired (or they would face severe penalties). The customer is a large financial services company that is based in Jersey City, NJ (2.9bn annual revenues).

The customer chose to implement PBCS and BICS and have them run on Oracle DbaaS. Apps Associates performed the implementation and developed near real time integration across PBCS, BICS, EBS R12 and Workday. Apps Associates’ BICS Financial Accelerator was used to load data from EBS R12 into BICS/DbaaS and provide financial reporting. BICS was implemented as the single BI solution for all financial reporting and analysis - including drill down to detail.

The PBCS/BICS platform is now being rolled out to other areas of the organization.

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Myles Gilsenan

Practice Director, Apps Associates
Myles is a Director with Apps Associates and has more than 20 years of global experience in the design and deployment of large scale data warehousing and analytics solutions.  He spent the first 10 years of his career at a Big 4 consulting firm leading international ERP and BI deployments... Read More →

Thursday March 22, 2018 1:30pm - 2:20pm PDT
2-Rm 102

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