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18 June 2016

Kscope16 sessions I want (and maybe even will) attend

Will I?  Will I?  Maybe.

Ah, another year, another Kscope, another series of missed session opportunities.   No, not your opportunity to see better content when you avoid my sessions, but instead my never-ending and quite-likely-never-to-be-fulfilled desire to see all of Kscope all at once.  

For real and for true, even for the technologies I know Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah about, I wish I could attend each and every session no matter the subject.  Kscope16 is the very best place there is to know everything there is to know in Oracle-land except of course for Kscope17 and Kscope18 and so on till the end of time (or at least until I retire – après moi le déluge).

Yes, yes, all Kscope sessions are recorded and yes, yes, you can watch them after the conference but while as wonderful as that may be, nothing beats actually being there.  And that is what I (or you) cannot do.  As I like to quote, Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, Or what's a heaven for?.  Robert Browning I’m not, but at least I can appreciate his work and reflect upon the irony of practically failing out of a class on William Blake (mandatory English “elective”, and the professor really did try) and then actually enjoying poetry as an ostensibly adult geek.  Appreciation is an inadequate term – I love Kscope – I will not fail out of Kscope (not actually possible, but you know what I mean), and I will enjoy it to the very best of my ability.

That’s all a very long way of saying:  Kscope is awesome, Kscope is cool, if you don’t go to Kscope then you’re a fool.  ←Yes, I just made that up, and based on the quality of that ditty I won’t be OTN’s ACE Director in the Poet Laureate area.  Alas.

What am I really interested in?  Carnac knows.

So, silliness aside, below are the sessions I’m most keenly interested in separated by topic.  If you’re not already going to them, give them some consideration.  I think they’re going to be the highlights of the conference.

Cool titles

When: Jun 29, 2016, Session 17, 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Topic: EPM Applications - Subtopic: Planning

Coffee?  ‘Nuff said.

When: Jun 29, 2016, Session 18, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Topic: EPM Applications - Subtopic: EPM Reporting

PBCS and BICS – who would not want to be there?

Co-presenter(s): Nick Scott, SC&H
When: Jun 29, 2016, Session 16, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Topic: EPM Applications - Subtopic: Planning

Sandwiches, yum.

Cloud

There are lots and lots of sessions on this, too many to note, and two of which I am co-presenting.  Okay, I lie:  there’s over 50.   Take your pick but know that Cloud is the future.

Tuning

When: Jun 27, 2016, Session 4, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Topic: EPM Platform - Subtopic: Essbase

Tim does brilliant, painstaking work which is just the sort of approach to figure this all out.  I’m particularly interested in his Hybrid session.

When: Jun 27, 2016, Session 2, 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Topic: EPM Platform - Subtopic: Essbase

Ibid.

Hybrid

When: Jun 28, 2016, Session 10, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Topic: EPM Platform - Subtopic: Essbase

People ask, “Is Hybrid for real?”  This panel ought to answer the question.

When: Jun 29, 2016, Session 15b, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Topic: EPM Platform - Subtopic: Essbase

More Real World Hybrid.  Good stuff.

Data integration

When: Jun 28, 2016, Session 12, 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
Topic: EPM Platform - Subtopic: Essbase

Focused aggregations for Planning, but far more dynamic and far cooler.

Co-presenter(s): Rodrigo Radtke de Souza, Dell
When: Jun 27, 2016, Session 6, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Topic: EPM Platform - Subtopic: EPM Data Integration

The two Crazy (Brilliant) Brazilians.  They love ODI and you will too if you attend their session.

Two unfortunate men

Will Jason and Tim ever learn?  

Cameron Lackpour, ARC EPM
Co-presenter(s): Jason Jones, Applied OLAP
When: Jun 27, 2016, Session 3a, 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
Topic: EPM Applications - Subtopic: Planning

This session is aimed at two different audiences:  on-premises Planning administrators who wonder what all the fuss is about PBCS from their perspective as well as PBCS admins who are looking to go beyond the in-built tools.  It’s a very practical and pragmatic approach to figuring out what the best way to manage your Planning apps and why PBCS is just better and easier to manage vs. on-premises. 

Cameron Lackpour, ARC EPM
Co-presenter(s): Tim German, Qubix
When: Jun 29, 2016, Session 17, 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Topic: EPM Platform - Subtopic: Essbase

If you’re in any way, shape, manner or form interested in Essbase in the cloud, you should come to this session.  You’ll hear Oracle’s take on EssCS at the Sunday Symposium.  Come to our session to see what it’s really like.

Extensibility

When: Jun 28, 2016, Session 9, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Topic: EPM Platform - Subtopic: Essbase

Dmitry is brilliant.  This is seriously good stuff when it comes extending Essbase.  

When: Jun 27, 2016, Session 5, 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Topic: EPM Platform - Subtopic: Essbase

My younger, smarter, taller brother from other parents keeps on teasing that this is cool stuff. The Calc Mgr team does sterling work with the developer community so I’m anxious to see what this is all about.

Co-presenter(s): Philip Hulsebosch, Trexco
When: Jun 29, 2016, Session 16, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Topic: EPM Platform - Subtopic: Essbase

This is some cool $hit.  Yes, I really went there.  And yes it really is that awesome.

Smart View

The two G’s are the two Greats.  Or Geeks.  Or Great Geeks.  Or Geek Greats.  You decide.

When: Jun 28, 2016, Session 9, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Topic: EPM Applications - Subtopic: EPM Reporting

I love it:  George is bending Smart View to his will for (hopefully) the Forces of Good.

When: Jun 29, 2016, Session 15b, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Topic: EPM Applications - Subtopic: EPM Reporting

Gary is a sucker who fell for my pitch valued and generous EPM Community leader.  Gary, strangely, loves Smart View and is dedicated to making it better and better.  I’ve heard about, but have not seen, this add-in.  It’s supposed to be The Berries.

See you there

It’s going to be GREAT!  Content, content, content is king and Kscope is the place to see it.  There’s tons more than I’ve outlined above.  

Join us, won’t you?

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