Analytics | APEXDatabaseEPM Data IntegrationEssbaseFinancial ClosePlanning


9:30 - 11:00 a.m. | Room 612, Level 6

Visualization Showcase

We all appreciate the art of data visualizations—creating beautiful graphics to help tell a story. In our Thursday deep dive session called “Visualization Showcase,” we will have industry leaders share their favorite visualizations that they've built and explain how they were able to create their works of informational art. Join us for what is sure to be a great time with funny stories, beautiful graphics, and tips for better visualizations.

Moderator -  Mike Jelen, Red Pill Analytics
Margaret Motsi, Performance Architects
Teal Sexton, UC Berkeley
Andy Tauro, Performance Architects
Oracle ACE Tim Vlamis, Vlamis Software Solutions
 Becky Wagner, US-Analytics
Neviana Zhgaba, GE Digital


9:30 - 11:00 a.m. | Room 602/603, Level 6

Developing with APEX Like a Pro

Oracle APEX is a low-code platform and a full-blown professional environment for enterprise developers. During this deep dive, we will explore how to develop with APEX like with ANY OTHER professional software development environment. How can you become a professional APEX developer or level up your game? What are the cardinal sins you have to avoid, and what are the commonly agreed best practices? Listen to some of the luminaries of the Oracle APEX community as they explain what they have learned over the years and what tools you need to apply today to move yourself to the next level.

1. The ground rules with Jackie McIlroy
2. Corporate CI/UI Customization with Shakeeb Rahman
3. APEX reporting performance: Things to know with Carsten Czarski
4. Soft Skills with Dietmar Aust
5. Debugging and Troubleshooting with ACE_Director.jpg Peter Raganitsch
6. Security with ACE_Director.jpg Scott Spendolini

Presenter - Oracle ACE Dietmar Aust, Opal-Consulting
Co-presenter -Oracle ACE Jorge Rimblas, Insum


9:30 - 11:00 a.m. | Room 607, Level 6

Demystifying Edition-Based Redefinition

Properly implemented, EBR can allow your team to do live updates to production systems with zero downtime. This session is a plain language deep dive into taking an existing database application, and, with one final downtime, EBR-ing it, then doing a live update to production. Edition-Based Redefinition may not be for everyone, but once we work together on demystifying its complexities, it may just be what your applications need.

Presenter - Richard Soule, Insum 

EPM Data Integration

9:30 - 11:00 a.m. | Room 608, Level 6

Deep Dive: EPM Data Integration 

Another awesome ODTUG Kscope is almost in the books. Before we say goodbye to Seattle, the EPM Data Integration track has a technical “goody bag” to send you off with. Join us as some of the best and brightest in the data integration space share tips, tricks, and insights you can put to work TODAY. Our session will cover a broad set of integration technologies like ODI, FDMEE, EDMCS, PBCS, and more!

Moderator -  Jon Harvey, eCapital Advisors
Oracle ACEFrancisco Amores Torres, Inlumi
Kate Helmer, Huron
Mathias Helios, FinTech Innovations


9:30 - 11:00 a.m. | Room 605/610, Level 6

Block Creation—The Final Countdown

Q: What is 1+1 in Essbase? 
A: #missing

If this has ever happened to you, you'll know the pain of block creation. Come to the deep dive, where a group of Essbase superstars will truly deep dive into the realms of Essbase detail, explaining both exactly what a “block” actually is and giving foolproof methods to solve even the most fiendish of block creation problems so that you never have to worry about it again!

Moderator - Peter Nitschke, Pivot2 Solutions
ACE_Director.jpgGary Crisci, General Electric
ACE_Director.jpgTim German, Qubix

Financial Close

9:30 - 11:00 a.m. | Room 609, Level 6

The Best of Both Worlds—Welcome to the Hybrid Close

If you are excited by all the new features available with the cloud but you still have some legacy on-premises EPM applications that you plan to keep for a few years, then hybrid may be the way to go!

Join a selection of our Financial Close speakers for an encore on Thursday to discuss topics such as:
   - Using FDMEE to connect ARCS to multiple JDE instances (Seema Shah, Alithya)
   - EPRCS on HFM for narrative and XBRL reporting (Megha Chopra, Genpact and Geordan Drummond, Alithya)
   - Connecting FCCS to on-premises data sources (Mike Casey, Oracle)

Moderator - Julien Coudrette, Grant Thornton
Seema Shah, Alithya
Megha Chopra, Genpact
Geordan Drummond, Alithya
Mike Casey, Oracle


9:30 - 11:00 a.m. | Room 613/614, Level 6

Still Undecided About Planning Cloud Modules? Come and Ask Customers Who Have Successfully Done It!

Wrap up your ODTUG Kscope19 experience by joining us for our Planning deep dive. Come and hear success stories from a panel of actual clients who have been there, done that! The panel will NOT include Oracle and/or consulting partners. These will be clients who have actually implemented Planning Cloud modules, and they will share their experiences as well as answer questions from attendees. Hope to see you there!

Presenter - Leo Gonzalez, ProCore Consulting