Sunday, September 30, 2012

Oracle Openworld 2012 - Sunday Sep 30

The Oracle Openworld 2012 is here... Sunday is dedicated to the User Groups. Moscone W is full of User Group / SIG driven sessions. These help to provide a user perspective to the Oracle stack and is a great place to network with the Oracle User Group Leaders...and of course all the active User Group members.

My session is at 2:15 PM on Sunday at Moscone W L2 (Rm 2020). My focus is Oracle BI Applications - a Deep Dive... I plan to cover about Advanced Analytics as well as BI Apps and Advanced Analytics comes together.

Look forward to the Keynote today evening... let us see what is announced today v/s what is held back for Wed keynotes...

Sunday, September 23, 2012

BIWA Summit Jan 9, 10, 2013 at Redwood City CA

IOUG's Business Intelligence, Warehousing and Analytics (BIWA) SIG will re-introduce the in-person BIWA Summit, on Jan 9, 10 (Wed, Thur) 2013. The location of this event will be Sofitel Hotel, close to Oracle Head Quarters, in Redwood City, CA. This place is nearby to San Francisco (SFO) airport and also  well connected to Oakland (OAK) and San Jose (SJC) airports. Click here to register for the event.  Registration starts at $249 for IOUG members or $299 for non-members.

The 2 to 2 1/2 day event will have in-person session in tracks like BI, DW, Advanced Analytics and Big Data. The Oracle's Engineered systems run across this stack, so look forward to some use cases of engineered systems for BI/DW or Big Data as well. The BIWA Summit, had hand on lab (HoL) as well, free to the registered attendees. To see the content from the last BIWA Summit check here.

If you would like to speak at BIWA Summit 2013 or be a hands on lab facilitator, please submit your proposal here or send your professional colleagues to to submit the abstract before Nov 9, 2012.  Look at the suggest focus areas for Summit Jan 2013 here. More details for attendees registration including the date of the event and exact venue will be posted here soon. Also visit the BIWA Home page at for new information about BIWA SIG.

We will soon share more details of the Keynote line up and some of the pre-selected sessions here. Expect the event registration to open in early Nov, '12. To look at the logistic details of the event, check here.

This event is driven by volunteers under the guidance of BIWA Board of Directors and IOUG. Please send us your suggestions on what kind of content you would like to see.


Saturday, September 22, 2012

IOUG / BI Related Sessions at Oracle Openworld 2012 - Sunday Sep 30

Oracle Openworld 2012 is just a week away! The User Groups take the center stage on Sunday at Moscone West.  Here are a few IOUG / BI related sessions, I would suggest to attend:

1) CON7484, Shyam Varan Nath, IBM / BIWA at 2:15 PM  (Room 2020)
Deep Dive to Oracle Business Intelligence Applications

2) Choose one of these at 3:30 PM
CON2644, Mark Rittman, RM
Oracle Exalytics and TimesTen for Exalytics Best Practices

CON5395, Stewart Bryson, RM
Replacing a Legacy Data Warehouse: A Case Study on OBIEE as a Migration Hub

3) UGF10575,  at 8:00 AM (Room 2020)
3D BI: Building new Flexibility in Enterprise-Wide Decision-Making with Oracle BI

4) Big Data Talks from at 9 AM (Room 2020)

UGF10408, Andy Flower
Big Data – A BIG part of Information Management

5) UGF10407, Ian Abramson, at 10:30 AM (Room 2020)
Big Data: The Future is Now

6) UGF10406, Steve Johnston, 12:30 PM (Room 2020)
Big Data, Integration and Governance - Ask the Experts Panel

Apart from this, there will be Exadata talks in Room 2018, all day long...

Have a great OOW 2012!