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18 May 2010

Kalidoscope 2010 Symposium Agenda is here

And it’s awesome

Did you expect anything else?  I didn’t.  I have ranted and raved before about how big ol’ Oracle lets down its hair and opens a dialog up with us, the people who actually use this stuff.

Marketing drivel?  Nope.

Deep product knowledge?  This is Kaleidoscope, rememberSo, yes.  Lots of content, like future direction.  And interaction with the audience.  And taking notes (that would be Oracle taking notes, btw, not yr. obdnt. srvnt.  Did I not use the word "awesome"?)  And meeting and greeting your fellow EPM geeks.  What’s not to like? 

The interaction last year with the SmartView team was spirited (ahem) and useful for Oracle (I think, they have a great OTN board post last year's conference) and us, the audience.  I’m willing to bet Toufic and his team are up for more of the same.  I hope that the other product managers are as well.

If you want, you can attend just Sunday’s session.  It’s worth it.  Really.  We lucky few wll be there the whole week.  See you there.  I can hardly wait.

The Agenda

ODTUG Conference - Sunday Symposium - Sunday June 27th

8:00 - 8:15
Ed Roske/ Tim Tow

8:15 - 9:15
Robert Gersten/
EPM Strategy and Interactive Keynote

9:15 - 10:15
Toufic Wakim/          
New User Interaction Paradigms for EPM
Interactive discussion on adapting the EPM User Interfaces to enhance user experience.  Topics include use of ADF for User Experience, Collaborative features in webcenter, and integrated workflow/task management that spans EPM applications, BI and operational systems.
10:15 - 10:30

10:30 - 11:15
Financial Close Solutions Futures
Discussion topics include Hyperion Financial Management, Financial Close Manager, Disclosure Management and CFO Dashboard.
11:15 - 12:00
Toufic \Wakim
Smart View Discussion
This interactive session will discuss Smart View futures, adoption by Essbase customers, plug in architecture extensibility, etc. 
12:00 - 1:00

1:00 - 2:00
Shankar Viswanathan
Planning and Budgeting Futures
This session will discuss new planning applications and core planning work, including Project Planning, Forecasting, and adapting industry solutions.
2:00 - 2:15

2:15 - 3:15
Alan Lee
Interactive session on Essbase futures
3:15 - 4:00
Alan Lee
Focus on Answers, BI Publisher and post-Negril strategies.


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