You have to be of a certain age (middle) and have a certain interest (cars) and it likely doesn’t hurt to have roots in a certain place (the Midwest) to know this man and this sound and this place. At least click on the sound link – so cool.
What, gasser racing isn’t your thing? Hard to believe but I am told it is true. And it all happened on Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!
What’s your Sunday?
If you are at ODTUG Kscope14, I daresay you’ll be at the Sunday Symposiums, where we get to hear, direct from Oracle, where the products we use are going. If the past is prologue to the future, I can say that what gets announced on Sunday is the early jump on what Oracle will be announcing at Oracle Open World. That’s pretty cool – Oracle use Kscope as the preview venue, not their own conference. We are insanely lucky.
Who will be speaking, and on what?
Oh, just a few topics:
- Apex – Joel Kallman, Patrick Wolf, Marc Sewtz, David Peake, Shakeeb Rahman, Jason Straub
- ADF – Geoff Poremba, Shay Shmeltzer, Joe Huang, Doug Clarke
- Business Intelligence – Stewart Bryson (the first non-Oracle employee on this list), Richard Tomlinson, Mike Durran, Matt Millela (Matt, you’ve left us EPMers!)
- As this is actually something I sort of tangentially do, I should note that the always entertaining Matt will be speaking on Oracle BI Mobile
- Database and Developer’s Toolkit – Kris Rice, Steven Fuerenstein, Mark Drake, Jeff Smith, Kuassi Menshah
- EPM (This is going to be more in depth because this is what Essbase hackers really care about.)
- Matt Bradley – EPM Strategy and Interactive Keynote
- Rich Wilkie and Al Marciante – Financial Close Suite
- Mitch Campbell – Reporting
- Robert Peel and Al Marciante – DRM
- Mike Case and Rich Wilkie – FDMEE
- Gabby Rubin and Steve Liebermensch – Essbase
- Matt Millela – Smart View (Matt, you didn’t leave us)
- EPM Business Content
- Gary Crisci and Ron Dimon – The ROI of EPM as a Management Process
- Michael Heukels – The Current State of Affairs in Financial Planning
- Mike Nader and Dave Collins – Driving the Future of Strategic Planning
- Rich Wilkie – Streamlining the Financial Close
Don’t you wish there were more than one of you?
I wouldn’t inflict two Camerons on the world, but I do sort of wish I could bounce back and forth between the EPM, Business Intelligence, and EPM Business Content symposiums. As always with Kscope we are spoilt for choice. Alas, I cannot be in two places at once, but I sure wish I could.
The Sunday Symposiums are likely worth the price of admission all on their own. I think overall Kscope is fantastic value for money and Sunday is just the icing on the cake.
If you are not coming this year, I have to wonder why and hope to see you next year.
Be seeing you.