Analytics & BI Week 2020

Analytics & BI Week - Sept 14-18

Real-time analysis and visualization of data is enabling enterprises worldwide to make quick and effective business decisions - not just responding to trends but even predicting them before they become obvious. Learn more about both on-premise and cloud technologies supporting big data, BI, and Oracle's Analytics. Build your expertise in managing the tools and technologies to create data integrations and governance standards and bring the skills of data science to your organization.

This virtual education week features:

  • 15 live webinars (available later for on-demand viewing)
  • opportunity to earn up to 14 CPE credits during initial live broadcast of sessions (credits cannot be awarded for viewing recordings; details below)
  • virtual meet-ups
  • access to an exclusive online community for deeper dialogue and Q&A with speakers and other attendees.

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Monday, Sept. 14

11 am - 12 pm ET
Analytics & BI SIG Presents: Customer Case Studies & Oracle Updates
Moderators: SIG co-chairs Jay Canupp, Dianne DeNezza, and Ramesh Kumar

Join the OATUG Analytics & BI Special Interest Group (SIG) to learn updates and product strategy from the Oracle product team, and to hear case study examples and best practices regarding the use of Oracle Analytics cloud and on-premises solutions such as Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC), Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) and Oracle BI Applications (OBIA).

1 - 2 pm ET
See the Future: Oracle Analytics Strategy & Roadmap
Gabby Rubin, Oracle

With data and analytics driving virtually everything, you need to know where Oracle Analytics can take you next, whether if you are in Oracle Cloud, on-premises, or a multi-cloud environment. In this session join Oracle Analytics Product Management to hear the latest on Oracle's roadmap for analytics in applications, across platforms, and in every environment where you need it.

3 - 4 pm ET
Recession Prep: Do You Have an Analytics Survival Kit?
Jeff Silverman, Grant Thornton LLP

While no one can predict with complete accuracy when or if a downturn will hit, it’s clear that our decade-long burst of economic growth may be coming to a close. The key to survival is a nimble and agile organization that leverages analytics to stay ahead of the risk - and their competitors. Join this session to discover why this downturn will be different and how your business can gain competitive advantage when the economy recovers. How can you pre-stage, or even reposition, analytics to be ready when disaster strikes?

Tuesday, Sept. 15

11 am - 12 pm ET
How to Face Reporting Challenges - Financial, Statutory, Management & Operational
Mohan Iyer, FSCP Solutions

What happens to data captured in an ERP system is a challenge that we confuse with tools we use to manage reporting!If the framework and structure ensures that data is captured in all aspects to address the reporting needs – Financial, Statutory and Operational – for all entities/regions – then using a tool for the reporting is a distinct task.A solid solution architecture design is crucial in this endeavor. Join us in understanding how using the functionality within the Oracle core ERP framework can enable this effort to be successful.

1 - 2 pm ET
Starting Your Oracle Analytics Journey
Brendan Doyle, Oracle

While siloed systems have created barriers to generating analytic insights, tools are either limited to specialized functions or require complex skills. To address these challenges you will learn how you can be empowered with industry-leading, AI-powered, self-service analytics capabilities for data preparation, visualization, enterprise reporting, augmented analysis, and natural language processing. Break through those barriers by allowing stakeholders of all analytic-skill levels to collaborate confidently with a common foundation for sharing knowledge. Integrate your work, data and systems with a single environment for data prep, visualizations and dashboards. Autonomous features make it easy to setup and scale!

3 - 4 pm ET
Path to Move off Discoverer and on to the Next Generation of Analytics Tools
Naren Thota, Infosemantics

Changing Analytics platforms is an expensive and time-consuming task. For those needing to move off Discoverer reporting platform, it is useful to plan an analytics strategy that will optimize your organization’s return on investment.

4:30 - 5:30 pm ET
Analytics & BI Virtual Meet Up

Join event participants, speakers and special guests for this virtual meet-up for networking and deeper dives on what's happened so far this week. And bring your own questions, insights and experience to share!

Wednesday, Sept. 16

11 am - 12 pm ET
Fusion Analytics Warehouse Roadmap
Stefan Schmitz, Oracle

Powered by the Analytics Cloud and Autonomous Data Warehouse, Fusion Analytics Warehouse provides rapid time to value with a ready-to-use data pipeline, semantics, KPIs and dashboards for Oracle Cloud Apps customers. This session explores the vision, strategy and release roadmap for Fusion Analytics Warehouse.


1 - 2 pm ET
Lessons Learned from a Real-World Migration from Essbase and OBIEE to Oracle Analytics Cloud
John Liette, MindStream Analytics

Oracle Analytics Cloud is a great tool for BI programs at any stage of the development lifecycle. Whether you are evolving from spreadsheets and pivot tables or have already published hundreds of reports for thousands of users, Oracle Analytics Cloud can provide functionality that will benefit everyone in your organization. In this session, we will discuss a completed project that saw us migrate an existing Oracle BI Enterprise Edition and Essbase integration into Oracle Analytics Cloud while building new reports and dashboards to fill in gaps of knowledge within our client organization.

3 - 4 pm ET
Oracle Analytics Countdown: 10 Tips for Enhancing Your Oracle Managed Analytics Environment
Doug Ross, Performance Architects

Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) offers a complete environment covering the range of self-service to curated analytics. Although OAC is "Oracle Managed" there are a number of configuration options available to customize your implementation. This session will cover the top 10 OAC Console and Administration options for performance, branding, usage tracking, remote data connectivity, development operations, and user experience. We will also offer advice on how to get the most out of Oracle Support when OAC issues occur.

Thursday, Sept. 17

11 am - 12 pm ET
Bursting with Business Intelligence Publisher - Complex Tasks Made Simple
Travis Fuller, HDR

BI Publisher’s bursting capabilities solve a number of publishing, security and delivery issues. Ever need to send part of one report to multiple people, each receiving a different section of the report that pertains to their role and needs? Have a report where some data is secure and you want to deliver the secure parts only to the right people? BI Publisher Bursting can solve these problems and many more.

1 - 2 pm ET
Go Forward Strategies & Options for Existing Customers of Oracle BI Applications
Myles Gilsenan, Perficient

In 2007, Oracle Business Intelligence (BI) Applications became generally available. They were an immediate success and have enjoyed great popularity ever since. Although they are now considered ‘content complete,’ Oracle is committed to supporting this important customer base. Attendees will learn all the options and strategies available to existing customers of Oracle BI Applications, understand key dates for Oracle support and be provided with practical, implementable guidance for taking the next step with Oracle BI Applications.

3 - 4 pm ET
Modernization of Financial Audit Analytics at the University of Akron
John McGale, Performance Architects

Annually, the University of Akron calculates the KPMG and SB6 Financial Metrics from audited financial statements to provide the CFO the means of assessing the financial health of the university. This information is shared with the Higher Learning Commission to maintain accreditation for the university. This case study will review the challenges related to the manual legacy process, the features and benefits of Oracle Analytics Cloud, and the final outcomes and benefits to the university.

4:30 - 5:30 pm ET
Analytics & BI Virtual Meet Up

As we prepare to close out a great week of learning, join event participants, speakers and special guests for our final virtual meet-up. This is your opportunity for networking, forging connections and some final Q&A on the week's topics. And if you have insights and experiences to share, bring those! Your fellow attendees want to learn from you, too.

Friday, Sept. 18

11 am - 12 pm ET
Get Beyond Transactional Reporting with Fusion ERP Analytics
Ashlesh Bajpai, Oracle

Are you identifying and exploiting cost savings opportunities? Are you going to deliver on the revenue plan for the year? In the rapidly changing business environment, organizations are looking for deeper insights regarding revenue, cost, product profitability to deliver on strategic objectives. Learn how Financial Analysts, Controllers, and Executives are analyzing information, tracking business metrics, gaining actionable insights and problem-solving issues promptly using Oracle Analytics.

1 - 2 pm ET
Why Data Visualization is Important & How Oracle Analytics Cloud Will Help You Get There
Wayne Van Sluys, interRel Consulting

Data Visualization is the newest member of the Oracle BI family! Whether you are using OBIEE or in the cloud with Oracle Analytics Cloud, or on the Desktop; Data Visualization allows people to rapidly dig into their data and create visualizations off of many sources. This freedom of self-service often presents new challenges. People who are new to Data Visualization are often confused by all the possible visualization options or they pick the wrong visualization. We will discuss the various visualization types, showing where and how they are best used to help tell the data story and drive deeper data discovery.

3 - 4 pm ET
BI EE: 12c - Lessons Learned from a Global Financial Reporting Roll Out
Jay Canupp, AXIA Consulting

Avoid a troubled BI project. Many OBIEE projects spend too little time planning before execution, resulting in missed opportunities for impactful improvements to the reporting process at a predictable cost. Proper scoping also mitigates the risk of cost overruns and reduces the likelihood of project challenges. Join us in learning how a global software company implemented a financial reporting solution. This presentation shares the best practices in preparing for a new BI tool to reduce costs and increase results. Cloud, On-Prem, or Hybrid Cloud.

CPE Credits for Analytics & BI Week

  • Earn 1 CPE credit for every session you attend live. Credits cannot be awarded for viewing session recordings.
  • To receive CPE credit, simply complete the CPE Credit Form and send it to

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