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Application Express


EPM/BI & Reporting



Application Express

Date and Time
Monday, June 26, 2017      
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM APEX for Beginners Dimitri Gielis  APEX R&D
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM Introduction to APEX Patrick Wolf Oracle Corporation
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Browser Developer Tool Essentials for APEX Developers Christian Rokitta  rokit - themes4apex - APEX SmartPivot
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM  Explore the APEX APIs Martin D'Souza  Insum Solutions
Tuesday, June 27, 2017       
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM JavaScript and CSS for PL/SQL Developers Jorge Rimblas  Insum Solutions
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM Low Code Challenge: Build a Real World Application in 60 Minutes David Peake Oracle Corporation
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM Know What Your Code Is Doing; Know What It's Done: How to Instrument Your Code Easily and Effectively Sabine Heimsath  its-people GmbH
Wednesday, June 28, 2017      
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Finally Understand How APEX Works Peter Raganitsch  FOEX GmbH



Date and Time
Monday, June 26, 2017      
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Oracle 12c for Developers Alex Nuijten  APEX R&D
  SQLcl: A Modern Command Line Interface to the Oracle Database Galo Balda  State of Texas
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM Thinking Clearly about Testing Performance Cary Millsap  Cintra Software and Services
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM Tips and Best Practices for DBAs Francisco Munoz Alvarez  Pythian
  12 Things Developers Will Love About Oracle Database 12c Release  Chris Saxon Oracle Corporation
Tuesday, June 27, 2017       
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Optimizing PL/SQL for Performance and Maintainability Steven Feuerstein Oracle Corporation
  Understanding SQL Trace, TKPROF, and Execution Plan for Beginners Carlos Sierra  Accenture Enkitec Group
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Full Table Scan: Friend or Foe? Mauro Pagano  Accenture Enkitec Group
  SQLcl & SQL Developer Tips & Tricks Jeff Smith Oracle Corporation
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM  Thick Database is Alive: Leveraging the Oracle Database SQL and PL/SQL to Simplify Any User Interface Application Development Peter Koletzke  Quovera
Wednesday, June 28, 2017      
8:30 AM - 9:30 PM Take a Walk on the Wild Side - A Beginner's Guide to Regular Expressions in Oracle Helen J. Sanders Temple University
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM Explaining the Explain Plan: Interpreting Execution Plans for SQL Statements Maria Colgan Oracle Corporation
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM SQL Developer: Three Features You're Not Using But Should Be Jeff Smith Oracle Corporation
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM  SQL Tuning 101 Carlos Sierra  Accenture Enkitec Group
  How to Design a Database? Let's Start with the Logical Model Heli Helskyaho  Miracle Finland Oy
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM OMG! Identifying and Refactoring Common SQL Performance Anti-Patterns Jeff Jacobs  Jeffrey Jacobs & Associates LLC



EPM / BI & Reporting

Date and Time
Monday, June 26, 2017        
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM BI & Reporting Introduction to OBI John Whitaker Huron Consulting Group
  Data Warehousing & Big Data Architecture Live: Designing an Analytics Platform for the Big Data Era Jean-Pierre Dijcks Oracle Corporation
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM EPM Data Integration Data Warehouse 2.0: Master Techniques for EPM Guys (Powered by ODI) Rodrigo Radtke de Souza  Dell
  Data Visualization & Advanced Analytics Oracle Data Visualization for the Finance Analyst Kevin McGinley  Red Pill Analytics
  EPM Business Content A Case Study: Implementing EPBCS at Children’s Health Colorado Bill Mowle Children's Hospital Colorado
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Planning What's New and Coming in Planning  Prasad Kulkarni Oracle Corporation
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM BI & Reporting Build Once, Run Anywhere with Oracle Analytics Cloud  Alan Lee Oracle Corporation
  Financial Close The HFM Value Dimension in Four Easy Concepts Keith Berry The Hackett Group
  Essbase Tips and Tricks: Debugging a Broken Calc Chris Schulze The Hackett Group
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM Planning Elevating Your Workforce Planning Solution to the Cloud Nicholas John Blazosky TopDown Consulting
   EPM Business Content Unbiased Comparison: Evaluating All Deployment Options for Hyperion EPM – SaaS vs. IaaS vs. On-Prem  Eric Helmer  Mercury Technology Group
Tuesday, June 27, 2017        
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM BI & Reporting A Story about Data: Anything, Everywhere with Everyone Matt Milella Oracle Corporation
  Financial Close  How to Successfully Set Up an HFM Environment for a New Spinoff Company Ray Chontos Finit Solutions
  Essbase Introduction to Essbase Martin Neuliep General Electric
  EPM Business Content Finding the Forest Among the Trees - Designing and Implementing an Analytic System Michael Nader  Huron Consulting Group
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM BI & Reporting What's Cooking with Oracle Smart View for Office? Al Marciante Oracle Corporation
  Planning Going Beyond Finance into Operations with Oracle's Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) at the Largest Oracle EPM Cloud Deployment to Date for Nearly 3,000 Users Worldwide Luke Sinnen SC&H Group
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM BI & Reporting The Top Ten of Smart View  Gary Adashek General Electric
  Essbase Development Panel for Essbase Tim German  Qubix
  EPM Data Integration Ask the Experts - An Informal Panel for FDMEE Integrations Anthony Scalese  Edgewater Ranzal
  BI & Reporting Office Depot's Journey to Smart View  Dean DeRenzo

Office Depot, Inc.

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM  Data Visualization & Advanced Analytics Expanding Your Data-Driven Story: The Next Chapter Mike Durran

Oracle Corporation

Wednesday, June 29, 2017        
 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM  BI & Reporting  Mastering MDX for Analytics and Reporting  Jennifer Hanks  Key Performance Ideas
 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM  Bi & Reporting  Oracle Analytics Mobile - Disrupt the Enterprise (In a Good Way)   Jacques Vigeant  Oracle Corporation
   EPM Business Content  Current Trends and Best Practices for Improving User Adoption and Productivity for EPM and BI  D.J. Hoelscher  Oracle Corporation
  EPM Infrastructure Understanding EPM Cloud Infrastructure: What's New? Bill Fox Oracle Corporation
  Planning Taking Your Hyperion Culture from Good to Great! Steve Light TransUnion
  Financial Close  Financial Close  Michael Thomas Fuori General Electric
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM EPM Business Content Agile/Scrum, a New Way to Manage Your Project Development and Delivery Michael Smith TopDown Consulting
  Essbase Empowering Management Reporting via Oracle Essbase Dave Collins The Hackett Group
  Financial Close  Backstage Pass: Lesser-Known Features for Easier HFM Management Christopher Barbieri  Finit Solutions
  Planning From Bogeys to Birdies: All You Need Is Drivers Ryan Burghauser SC&H Group
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM EPM Data Integration On-Prem to EPM Cloud (Hybrid) and Cloud-Only-Based Integration Solutions Michael Casey Oracle Corporation
  Financial Close  Supplementing the Close Process at UHS Geordan Drummond Edgewater Ranzal
  Planning From Bogeys to Birdies: All You Need Is Drivers Ryan Burghauser SC&H Group
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM BI & Reporting Ready, Aim, Fire: The Lowdown on Smart View's Features for Reporting  Justin Kern Vertical Edge Consulting Group
  Essbase Essbase Optimization from the Experts Panel Session Edward Roske  interRel Consulting
  Planning Minimizing Hyperion Planning and PBCS Administration Tasks by Design Cindy Eichner Finit Solutions
  Planning Cloud2Cloud – IoT and EPM: Connecting GE’s Predix Industrial Internet Cloud Platform to Oracle’s Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) Gary Crisci  General Electric
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM  Planning Introduction to Planning Brian Marshall  US-Analytics
  EPM Business Content Introducing Dimension Management Cloud Services (DMCS) Dean DeRenzo Office Depot, Inc.