Check out the presentations listed below.



The Top Ten of Smart View
Gary Adashek , General Electric
When: Jun 27, 2017, Tuesday Session 8 , 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Room: Cibolo Canyon 8/9/10
Topic: BI & Reporting - Subtopic: SmartView

Smart View is a single Add-In that allows users to connect to multiple Oracle EPM & BI products. Come learn and find out more about the Smart View Top 10s of what makes this client tool so useful, powerful, and flexible for all users alike.

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Data Train: ALL ABOARD! Essbase Drill, OBI, and Big Data
Gary Adashek , General Electric
When: Jun 27, 2017, Tuesday Session 10 , 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
Room: Cibolo Canyon 8/9/10
Topic: BI & Reporting - Subtopic: OBIEE

Oracle Business Intelligence (OBI) is a powerful toolkit for users to drive analysis, reporting, dashboards, and more. But what if there is not a native adapter for the data set you are interested in exploring, federating, and stitching together in OBI? And what if you also wanted to enable Essbase Studio drill-through reports to this big data? In this presentation, I will provide a solution that includes, big data (Pivotal Greenplum), OBI, and Essbase Studio drill-through reporting.

This presentation will take a detailed look into the architecture and development that enabled the successful execution of this solution. It will give a step-by-step walk-through of Essbase Studio drill-through reports, both relational and URL types as well as the setup of OBI subject areas used to enable the federation of data to a non-Oracle big data source.

The benefits that users have received from this work are:
• OBI subject areas
• Essbase Studio drill-through report types
• The financial data visibility from general ledger to journals to sub-ledgers
• Data drill-ability plus data threading via OBIEE integrated with Greenplum big data

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Public Sector Financial Reporting Is a Breeze as a Government Agency Takes a Walk in the Cloud with PBCS and EPRCS
Jay Chapman , Vertical Edge Consulting Group
When: Jun 28, 2017, Wednesday Session 16 , 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Room: Wisteria/Sunflower
Topic: BI & Reporting - Subtopic: Financial Reporting

By now, we know all about the wonders of Oracle's Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud Services and Planning and Budgeting Cloud Services. But have you seen how they are both utilized in the public sector? Join us to learn how Bell County went from Excel spreadsheets to successfully creating their comprehensive annual financial report by using Oracle PBCS and EPRCS. Along with the case study, the session will also include best practices for integrating EPRCS and review the latest features from the most recent update.

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Office Depot's Journey to Smart View
Dean DeRenzo , Office Depot, Inc.
Co-presenter(s): Lily Liu, interRel Consulting
When: Jun 27, 2017, Tuesday Session 8 , 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Room: Wisteria/Sunflower
Topic: BI & Reporting - Subtopic: SmartView

Like the road to Hana in beautiful Maui, our journey at Office Depot to Smart View was full of twists and turns and a little “car sickness”, but in the end it was all worth it for the benefits of Smart View. Join us for this presentation where we will take you on a Smart View migration trek, sharing tips and tricks for migrating to Smart View, pitfalls to look out for, and change management recommendations to increase user adoption. We’ll demo how Office Depot is using Smart View and all the advantages of Smart View. If you are still in the Essbase Excel add-in world (and we know there are still some of you out there!), don’t miss this important presentation to help you through your migration to Smart View.

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Business Intelligence Sunday Symposium Session 2
Mike Durran , Oracle Corporation
Co-presenter(s): Philippe Lions, Oracle Corporation
When: Jun 25, 2017, BI Sunday Symposium Session 2, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Room: Cibolo Canyon 2/3/4
Topic: BI & Reporting - Subtopic: Other BI and Reporting

11:00 AM - 11:20 AM
The ultimate guide to Oracle Cloud acronyms and experiences: Have your Analytics Cloud questions answered. What is an OCPU? How patching is different between on-prem, BICS and OAC/BICS? How do I provision a cloud instance?
Mike Durran, Oracle Corporation

11:20 AM - 12:00 PM
OAC Samples and Platform Capabilities for Application Developers: Discover the wonderful world of Custom Visualizations, Plug Ins and Sample Applications.
Philippe Lions, Oracle Corporation

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Business Intelligence Sunday Symposium Session 3a
Denis Gray , Oracle
Co-presenter(s): Jacques Vigeant, Oracle Corporation
When: Jun 25, 2017, BI Sunday Symposium Session 3a, 1:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Room: Cibolo Canyon 2/3/4
Topic: BI & Reporting - Subtopic: Other BI and Reporting

1:00 PM - 1:10 PM
Introductory Remarks
Kevin McGinley, Red Pill Analytics

1:10 PM - 1:30 PM
Review of Oracle Data Lake Patterns (Cloud and On-Premises)
Jean-Pierre Dijcks, Oracle Corporation

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Deep Dive into Big Data Cloud Service and Embedded Components
Jean-Pierre Dijcks, Oracle Corporation

2:15 PM - 2:45 PM
Special Update on Data Warehousing in the Cloud
Yasin Baskan, Oracle Corporation

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Report Automation Techniques from Essbase and Hyperion Financial Reports with VBA and Smart View
Jennifer Guzik , Hudson Advisors
When: Jun 28, 2017, Wednesday Session 13, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Room: Grand Oaks E/F
Topic: BI & Reporting - Subtopic: SmartView

Financial reporting packages sometimes need to be updated with current data multiple times per day during parts of the accounting close process. When your package covers hundreds of entities, streamlining and automating this process as much as possible is a high priority. In this session, we will discuss why we chose to use Excel and Smart View as our reporting platform to bring in Essbase data via HFR and direct Essbase queries and some tips on how we used VBA to make the process run with one click.

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Mastering MDX for Analytics and Reporting
Jennifer Hanks , Key Performance Ideas
When: Jun 28, 2017, Wednesday Session 11, 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Room: Cibolo Canyon 8/9/10
Topic: BI & Reporting - Subtopic: Other BI and Reporting

MDX is often used in ASO cube member formulas, but did you know you can also use MDX to write reports and Smart View queries? Did you know that these reports and queries can be written against both BSO and ASO cubes? MDX can seem daunting, but with a basic understanding of syntax and functions, MDX is not that difficult. This session will give you what you need to get started writing MDX reports and queries that can supplement your reporting and add a new tool to your reporting tool set.

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Web Reporting Studio Will Have Your Saddles Blazin’: Learn the Usage of This Tool Across Several Cloud Products
Justin Kern , Vertical Edge Consulting Group
Co-presenter(s): John Taylor, Vertical Edge Consulting Group
When: Jun 28, 2017, Wednesday Session 13, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Room: Wisteria/Sunflower
Topic: BI & Reporting - Subtopic: Financial Reporting

Web Reporting Studio is an online tool for developing and editing financial reports for your EPM applications in place of the traditional Financial Reporting Studio installed client. It works across several of the cloud products and allows for everything to be done in a web browser without having to deal with all of the local computer installation problems. Using Web Reporting Studio has a different look and feel than the traditional Financial Reporting Studio. In this session, we will cover the details on using Web Reporting Studio so you can get ahead with your reporting.

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Ready, Aim, Fire: The Lowdown on Smart View's Features for Reporting
Justin Kern , Vertical Edge Consulting Group
Co-presenter(s): John Taylor, Vertical Edge Consulting Group
When: Jun 28, 2017, Wednesday Session 15 , 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Room: Wisteria/Sunflower
Topic: BI & Reporting - Subtopic: SmartView

Are you good at hitting the refresh button on a template that someone else created, but you need to know how to build data retrievals using the Hyperion Smart View Office Add-In? Are you aware of all the alternatives for querying data and know which is best for each type of report? This session will cover the different methods available for retrieving data against Essbase, Planning, and HFM data sources and the benefits/drawbacks of each one. You will leave feeling confident and competent to start building all different types of data retrievals on your own.

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Using R for Data Profiling
Michelle Kolbe , Red Pill Analytics
When: Jun 26, 2017, Monday Session 3 , 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Room: Cibolo Canyon 8/9/10
Topic: BI & Reporting - Subtopic: Other BI and Reporting

The benefits of knowing your data before embarking on a BI project are endless. Sure, you can buy a tool to help with this, or you could use R, an open-source tool. This session will dig into methods for using R to connect to your data source to see visual and tabular analyses of your data set. You'll learn how to find missing data, outliers, and unexpected values. If you don’t know R or you are wanting to learn more functions within R, you’ll benefit from this session.

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Transitioning from OBIEE On-Premise to BI Cloud Services
Peter Koutroubis , ERP Analysts
Co-presenter(s): Jai Gangwani, ERP Analysts
When: Jun 27, 2017, Tuesday Session 7 , 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Room: Wisteria/Sunflower
Topic: BI & Reporting - Subtopic: OBIEE

Transitioning from OBIEE on-premise to BI Cloud Services.

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FIU 180-Day Rapid Path Implementation of OBIA 11.1.1.10 - HR Analytics On-a-Budget
Peter Koutroubis , ERP Analysts
Co-presenter(s): Jai Gangwani, ERP Analysts
When: Jun 28, 2017, Wednesday Session 11, 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Room: Wisteria/Sunflower
Topic: BI & Reporting - Subtopic: OBIEE

Case Study: Florida International University (FIU) Utilizing Oracle Business Intelligence Applications (OBIA) Human Resource Analytics (HRA) 11.1.1.9.2; a 180-day rapid path implementation of OBIA-HR Analytics on-a-budget.

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Business Intelligence Sunday Symposium Session 3b
Alan Lee , Oracle Corporation
When: Jun 25, 2017, BI Sunday Symposium Session 3b, 1:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Room: Freesia
Topic: BI & Reporting - Subtopic: Other BI and Reporting

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Oracle Analytics Cloud/Data Preparation
Alan Lee, Oracle Corporation

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
OAC Samples and Platform Capabilities
Philippe Lions, Oracle Corporation

2:15 PM - 2:45 PM
How to Find Your Way in the (Analytics) Cloud
Mike Durran, Oracle Corporation

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Build Once, Run Anywhere with Oracle Analytics Cloud
Alan Lee , Oracle Corporation
When: Jun 26, 2017, Monday Session 4 , 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Room: Cibolo Canyon 8/9/10
Topic: BI & Reporting - Subtopic: Financial Reporting

Oracle Analytics offers a complete choice of deployment. Oracle Analytics can support full cloud, all on-prem, or hybrid architectures that allow customers to quickly shift as needed. In this session, learn the various architectural options for Oracle Analytics and how customers are taking advantage of these options to meet business requirements.

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Oracle Analytics Cloud - A Comprehensive Overview
Alan Lee , Oracle Corporation
When: Jun 27, 2017, Tuesday Session 9, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Room: Cibolo Canyon 8/9/10
Topic: BI & Reporting - Subtopic: Other BI and Reporting

The new Oracle Analytics Cloud provides a comprehensive collection of analytic capabilities to address requirements from the line of business user to the workgroup to the enterprise. Analytics Cloud support use cases such as self-service data analysis, scenario-based analysis, data collaboration, and enterprise business intelligence. Learn how you can benefit from Oracle Analytics Cloud today and our plans for the future.

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Business Intelligence Sunday Symposium Session 4a
Philippe Lions , Oracle Corporation
Co-presenter(s): Kevin McGinley, Red Pill Analytics
When: Jun 25, 2017, BI Sunday Symposium Session 4a, 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Room: Cibolo Canyon 2/3/4
Topic: BI & Reporting - Subtopic: Other BI and Reporting

3:15 PM - 4:35 PM
Data Visualization Workshop: Get your hands dirty and learn some of the basics and not so basic capabilities of OAC/Data Visualization.
Philippe Lions, Oracle Corporation

4:35 PM - 4:45 PM
Closing Remarks from KScope Track Chair and Symposium Closes: Mainly the important stuff such as where are the drinks and other evening logistics.
Kevin McGinley, Red Pill Analytics

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Business Intelligence Sunday Symposium Session 4b
Philippe Lions , Oracle Corporation
When: Jun 25, 2017, BI Sunday Symposium Session 4b, 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Room: Freesia
Topic: BI & Reporting - Subtopic: Other BI and Reporting

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Data Visualization Workshop
Philippe Lions, Oracle Corporation

4:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Closing Remarks
Kevin McGinley, Red Pill Analytics

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PBCS & BICS Better Together: Why, When, and How
Lily Liu , interRel Consulting
Co-presenter(s): Wayne Van Sluys, interRel Consulting
When: Jun 28, 2017, Wednesday Session 13, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Room: Cibolo Canyon 8/9/10
Topic: BI & Reporting - Subtopic: OBIEE

Oracle has powerful planning and forecasting solutions in the cloud with PBCS, along with easy-to-use visualizations and dashboarding in the cloud with BICS. While PBCS has its own dashboarding capabilities, there is still a compelling use case for combining PBCS and BICS into a best practice solution. Join us for this session where we will share with you the “Why” on use cases for PBCS and BICS, the “When” of when it makes sense to combine and what stage of the implementation process, and the “How” of how to actually integrate data between the two solutions. We’ll demo examples of the integrations start to finish and show you the power of BICS on top of PBCS and other data sets from an end user perspective. You’ll leave this session with the tools in your tool belt to implement PBCS & BICS together!

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What's Cooking with Oracle Smart View for Office?
Al Marciante , Oracle Corporation
When: Jun 27, 2017, Tuesday Session 7 , 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Room: Cibolo Canyon 8/9/10
Topic: BI & Reporting - Subtopic: SmartView

It was 15 years ago that the challenge of combining the various Hyperion add-ins for Microsoft Excel into a single common add-in was first showcased at the Hyperion Solutions R&D area. This concept was the beginnings of Oracle Smart View for Office that has since expanded to integrate across the Office Suite and become the single add-in for our cloud and on-premise EPM, OBIEE/BICS, and financials cloud. With each update of Smart View, we deliver powerful new features and functionality to our users, and despite continued innovations in our browser-based interfaces, it remains one of the most used interfaces to our apps. Come to this session to see what new developments are in process, learn new tips and tricks, and network with others in this interactive session.

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Your Data Speaks with Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud
Al Marciante , Oracle Corporation
When: Jun 28, 2017, Wednesday Session 15 , 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Room: Cibolo Canyon 8/9/10
Topic: BI & Reporting - Subtopic: Other BI and Reporting

Looking at grids and charts only tells part of the story, and often times an incorrect one. Increasingly, we are being asked to explain the “who, when, where, how, and why” to “what” the data is. Giving accurate business commentary to your stakeholders, be they internal or external to your organization, is important. Giving inaccurate or misleading narrative can not only negatively impact a company’s stock price and reputation, but also result in missed opportunities and misallocation of resources. Executing successfully on strategy is understanding where you began, where you are currently at and how to get to the end game, and being able to communicate that effectively to all your stakeholders. To do so requires having your subject matter experts/knowledge workers engaged throughout the reporting cycle, rebalancing their time from hunting and reformatting data to producing quality narrative, having powerful collaboration for the report cycle participants, and strong version/auditing controls. This session will show how to revolutionize your reporting capabilities with:
- Cross cloud reporting access and integration to narrative reporting documents
- Flexible report phases that provide authoring, approving, reviewing and sign-off with automated notifications and cycle management
- Reference doclet framework that supports data integration from nearly any source with automatic updates to subscribed content
- Automation of key metric data and explanations via a robust variable framework supporting integrity in reporting via values, directional words, static text, etc.

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Wrangle & Lasso EPM Data Using Java API
Enrique Marron , General Electric
Co-presenter(s): Abed Bokaie, General Electric
When: Jun 28, 2017, Wednesday Session 16 , 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Room: Cibolo Canyon 8/9/10
Topic: BI & Reporting - Subtopic: Other BI and Reporting

Oracle Hyperion EPM modules access data in many different ways, as well as being co-dependent. Some of these dependencies are a Windows operating system, Microsoft Office, a web browser, and various desktop clients. But what we will share is a solution that removes us from that equation completely.
In this presentation, we will take everyone off of the ranch to share a solution that unlocks all users from today’s boundaries of EPM data retrieval and ad hoc analysis.
This unique solution will allow all users alike to still remain true to the core functionality of their EPM data, tools, and utilities that they most likely use today to perform retrievals: a grid-like presentation-style (i.e. row and column format user interface - UI). This presentation will take a glimpse into the developed code that leverages the commonly exposed EPM Java APIs.
The benefits users could receive from this work are:
• Essbase Java API
• Operating system agnostic exposure to EPM data
• Easy ad hoc analytic data retrieval ability
• User interface & user experience in a desired and familiar format
• Common core ad hoc options

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Navigating the Oracle Business Analytics Frontier
Kevin McGinley , Red Pill Analytics
Co-presenter(s): Tracy McMullen, interRel Consulting
When: Jun 29, 2017, Deep-Dive Session, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Room: Cibolo Canyon 8/9/10
Topic: BI & Reporting - Subtopic: Other BI and Reporting

Saddle up and dig in your spurs as we trail blaze through Oracle’s Reporting, Business Intelligence, and Data Visualization solutions. Through a rotating panel of experts from Oracle, partners, and customers and interactive discussions with attendees, we’ll navigate reporting and BI challenges and how Oracle Business Analytics addresses those requirements. Led by moderators Kevin McGinley and Tracy McMullen, the panel will discuss questions such as, “Should I use Smart View or Data Visualization or Oracle Analytics Cloud?”, “How do these solutions work together, and when should I use what?” and, “What are the considerations for moving to the cloud?” Our panel will share thoughts and perspectives on today’s reporting, BI, and DV questions, climate, and trends. We reckon you won’t want to miss this EPM and BI reporting rodeo in Thursday’s Deep Dive Session.

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A Story About Data: Anything, Everywhere with Everyone
Matt Milella , Oracle Corporation
Co-presenter(s): Gabby Rubin, Oracle Corporation
When: Jun 27, 2017, Tuesday Session 6 , 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Room: Cibolo Canyon 8/9/10
Topic: BI & Reporting - Subtopic: Other BI and Reporting

Explore the day in a life of business user utilizing Oracle Analytics Mobile, Data Visualization, Enterprise BI, and Essbase as he interacts with his data on the go, collaborate with others, create scenarios, and share stories - all from within one single analytics package.

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Fun with Financial Reporting 2.0
Michael Reed , Textron
When: Jun 26, 2017, Monday Session 2 , 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Room: Cibolo Canyon 8/9/10
Topic: BI & Reporting - Subtopic: Financial Reporting

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Trends in the World of Analytics, Business Intelligence, and Performance Management Panel Session
Edward Roske , interRel Consulting
When: Jun 28, 2017, Wednesday Session 14 , 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Room: Grand Oaks H
Topic: BI & Reporting - Subtopic: Other BI and Reporting

There has never been a panel assembled with as many luminaries in the world of BI, EPM, and business analytics as you'll see on this stage. Each one of these people has over 20 years of experience and collectively, they've been involved in more than 1,000 implementations. But they won't be talking technical tips: with their wealth of experience, they'll be discussing trends in the bigger world of analytics. Which products are rising up, where are companies investing their money, what new areas are emerging, and much, much more will be discussed as these gurus descend from their metaphorical mountains to discuss and debate for your amusement and education. If you want to know what the reporting, analysis, planning, and consolidation fields are up to, come with plenty of questions and an open mind.

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It's All About The Data: Oracle BI Cloud Service (BICS) Data Sync and Remote Data Connector
Doug Ross , Performance Architects
When: Jun 26, 2017, Monday Session 3 , 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Room: Wisteria/Sunflower
Topic: BI & Reporting - Subtopic: OBIEE

As more companies move their BI environments to the cloud, loading and accessing enterprise data will become as important as front-end visualizations. Oracle's BI Cloud Service (BICS) offers two options for those data requirements that go beyond simple data uploads: Data Sync and Remote Data Connector. This session will demonstrate how to use each tool and offer tips on improving data load and data query performance.

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Business Intelligence Sunday Symposium Session 1
Gabby Rubin , Oracle Corporation
Co-presenter(s): Alan Lee, Oracle Corporation
When: Jun 25, 2017, BI Sunday Symposium Session 1, 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Room: Cibolo Canyon 2/3/4
Topic: BI & Reporting - Subtopic: Other BI and Reporting

8:30 AM - 8:40 AM
Welcome Notes and Introduction to the Symposium from the Kscope Track Chair
Kevin McGinley, Red Pill Analytics

8:40 AM - 10:00 AM
Oracle Analytics Keynote and Product Strategy: Learn about the strategy behind the Oracle Analytics cloud and the future road map.
Gabby Rubin, Oracle Corporation

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
What is new in Oracle BI Extended Universe (OBIEU)? Overview of new and update capabilities in OAC/BICS and OBI.
Alan Lee, Oracle Corporation

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OBIEE Going Global! Getting Ready for More Than 140k+ Users
When: Jun 26, 2017, Monday Session 4 , 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Room: Wisteria/Sunflower
Topic: BI & Reporting - Subtopic: OBIEE

A standard Oracle Business Intelligence (OBIEE) reporting application can hold more or less 1,200 users. This may be a reasonable number of users for the majority of the companies out there, but what happens when an IT leader like Dell decides to acquire another IT giant like EMC and all of their combined 140,000-plus users need to have access to an HR OBIEE instance? What does that setup looks like? What kind of architecture do we need to have to support those users in a fast and reliable way?
This session shows the complexity of Dell’s OBIEE environment, describing all processes and steps performed to create such environment, meeting the most varied needs from business demands and L2 support, always aiming to improve environment stability. This architecture relies on a range of different technologies to support that huge amount of end users such as LDAP & SSL, Kerberos, SSO, SSL, BigIP, Shared Folders using NAS, Weblogic running into a cluster within #4 application servers.
If the challenge was not hard enough already, all of this setup also needed to consider Dell’s legacy OBIEE upgrade from v11.1.1.6.9 to v11.1.1.7.160119, so we will explain what were the pain points, considerations and orchestration needed to do all of this in parallel.

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Data, Data Everywhere, but Not a Metadata Dictionary to Read
Christian Screen , Datavail
When: Jun 26, 2017, Monday Session 1 , 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Room: Cibolo Canyon 8/9/10
Topic: BI & Reporting - Subtopic: OBIEE

Until recently, the use of a data dictionary or metadata dictionary in most organizations has been an understood value-add need but still an unfulfilled desire. If business users could understand where dashboard data was coming from and what the data columns actually mean, then more confidence, governance, and usage in the reporting system could be achieved. The undertaking of compiling a metadata dictionary across a potential slew of candidate data sources can seem daunting or as fluff for IT, but the business users know the importance of understanding the meaning of their data and data lineage. How can a better, more usable metadata dictionary be created for Oracle BI? How can a data dictionary be controlled or used to its utmost potential? Why do you need a data dictionary? Who will maintain it? This session provides clear innovative answers to these questions and more by taking the audience through creating an ideal metadata dictionary, showing best practices for maintaining it, and how to report accurately from it to support any reference or data governance concepts in your BI program.

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To the Cloud and Beyond!!
Kristi Smith , eCapital Advisors
When: Jun 28, 2017, Wednesday Session 14 , 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Room: Wisteria/Sunflower
Topic: BI & Reporting - Subtopic: OBIEE

As the number of companies entering the cloudsphere continues to grow, the need for a step-by-step guide on how to begin your Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service (BICS) journey becomes increasingly more important. Even if you are contemplating purchasing BICS, this session will give you more details on what you get with BICS and how BICS works. After all, even Buzz Lightyear himself needed a little training before he became a space ranger hero. Before you can begin to capitalize on the benefits of the cloud, there are a series of steps you will need to walk through in order to get started with BICS. This session will outline what you get with your initial purchase, we will discuss the Data Loader and Data Sync Utility, as well as instructions on how to model your data and start building data visualizations. As with most superheroes and BI consultants alike, time is of the essence, so come and learn how to quickly get up and running with BICS, so you can be on your way to saving the galaxy!

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Hyperion Financial Reporting Will Be an ACE IN THE HOLE with These Tips and Tricks
John Taylor , Vertical Edge Consulting Group
When: Jun 27, 2017, Tuesday Session 10 , 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
Room: Wisteria/Sunflower
Topic: BI & Reporting - Subtopic: Financial Reporting

Financial Reporting Studio can be used to create all kinds of different reports. It works across most EPM Suite of products no matter if it is on the cloud or on-premise. Even though it is widely used, it is not wisely used in many cases. Join this session to get tips, tricks, and warnings that will help you get the most out of your Financial Reporting Studio reports.

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What a Successful OBIEE 12c Upgrade Project Looks Like: Liberty Global - Customer Case Study
Francesco Tisiot , Rittman Mead
When: Jun 26, 2017, Monday Session 5 , 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
Room: Wisteria/Sunflower
Topic: BI & Reporting - Subtopic: OBIEE

OBIEE 12c is the latest generation of Oracle's Enterprise analytics and reporting tool, bringing with it many powerful new features. Many users are still on earlier releases of OBIEE 11g or even 10g, and are looking to understand how they can move to OBIEE 12c to benefit from its new capabilities.
Liberty Global is a global telecommunications company, with a long history with OBIEE going back to 10g. They wanted to move to OBIEE 12c in order to use the new Advanced Analytics options, and used Rittman Mead to support them with the full scope of the upgrade.
In this presentation, we will see what a highly successful OBIEE 12c migration looks like. We will cover clear details of all the steps required, and discuss some of the problems encountered. Regression testing is a crucial step in any upgrade and we will show how we did this efficiently and accurately with the provided Baseline Validation Tool. This presentation will assist all attendees who are considering, or in the process of, an OBIEE 12c upgrade.

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OBIEE System Administrator's Troubleshooting Toolkit
Francesco Tisiot , Rittman Mead
When: Jun 28, 2017, Wednesday Session 12 , 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Room: Wisteria/Sunflower
Topic: BI & Reporting - Subtopic: OBIEE

As a DBA or sysadmin responsible for OBIEE how do you really dig into the guts of OBIEE, look at intra-component communication between the system components and examine the apparently un-examinable? What do you do when you need to trace activity beyond what is in the log files? How do you work with log files in order to give precise but low-level information? What information can be gleaned, by hook or by crook, from OBIEE?

OBIEE provides a set of systems management and diagnostic tools, but these only take you so far. Join me in this presentation to dive deeper with OBIEE. We will take a look at a bag of tricks including undocumented configuration options, flame graphs, system call tracing, discovering undocumented REST APIs, and more! This is not *just* a geek-out - this is real-life examples of where client OBIEE projects have required that next level of diagnostic techniques and tools. Don your beanie hat and beard as we go deep!

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Oracle Analytics Mobile – Disrupt the Enterprise (In a Good Way)
Jacques Vigeant , Oracle Corporation
When: Jun 28, 2017, Wednesday Session 12 , 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Room: Cibolo Canyon 8/9/10
Topic: BI & Reporting - Subtopic: Other BI and Reporting

As mobile technologies have been introduced, usage patterns have evolved beyond traditional roles and office hours. Mobile analytics have witnessed the security challenges of bringing your own device, the need to provide continuous access to corporate information, and a requirement to tailor role-based content to individual consumers. This session examines how Oracle Business Intelligence Mobile has addressed these expanding market challenges, including the innovative Day-by-Day app.

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Introduction to OBI
John Whitaker , Huron Consulting Group
When: Jun 26, 2017, Monday Session 2 , 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Room: Wisteria/Sunflower
Topic: BI & Reporting - Subtopic: OBIEE

In this session you will get an overview of why and how we use OBI. Learn about the business problems the product solves and how, what’s involved in implementing an OBI solution, and how it fits into a typical enterprise architecture.

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Complex Data Security Made Easy in Oracle BI
Daniel Xiao , Perficient, Inc.
When: Jun 27, 2017, Tuesday Session 9, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Room: Wisteria/Sunflower
Topic: BI & Reporting - Subtopic: OBIEE

In this how-to session, learn how to model complex Oracle BI data security for team based (e.g. account team, sales team) security, or hierarchy based (e.g. organizational) security. Learn how to effectively apply the data security at runtime without sacrificing performance.

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