Some Rittman Mead Company News

Just a quick posting with some latest news from Rittman Mead Consulting.

We're delighted to announce that, as from February 1st 2008, Borkur Steingrimsson is joining us as a partner and Principal Consultant. Borkur will probably be known to a lot of Oracle BI developers as an expert on OBIEE, Oracle Warehouse Builder and Oracle Discoverer, has run an OBIEE blog for the past couple of years and presented at events such as ODTUG Kaleidoscope and the UKOUG Conference. We've worked with Borkur on a number of projects up until now, and we're very pleased that he has joined us officially as one of the team. We're in the process of moving Borkur's blog postings over to our site, once that's done he'll be resuming his blogging over here. Borkur in particular brings a whole bunch of product knowledge and development skills to the team, including Oracle BI Suite Enterprise Edition, Oracle Warehouse Builder, Oracle Discoverer and Oracle BI Publisher, and he's also a regular on the OTN forums. Welcome to the team!

I'm presenting at a number of events over the next few months, both in the UK and around Europe. Next week is the first of the Red Database Symposium events, with the first being at The Hague and one later in the year in Munich. I'm running a one-day seminar on Oracle 11g BI & Data Warehousing, it's some of the best bits of the OU Masterclass I've been running this year plus a "new features" session on Oracle 11g data warehousing and an introduction to Oracle OLAP 11g and Oracle Essbase. This is a paid-for event over three days with other speakers such as Julian Dyke, Graham Wood and Daniel Fink.

Another event I'm speaking at is the UKOUG BI & Performance Management Event in London on March 18th. This is a special event put on by the UKOUG in conjunction with Oracle, it runs over four streams and has speakers from around the UK, Europe and the USA. I'm presenting a paper on "A Future Oracle BI Architecture" where I'll be bringing together the various strands around the Oracle Database, Oracle BI tools and the Hyperion tools into a coherent architecture that you can use going forward on projects.

As well as speaking at the event, Rittman Mead Consulting is also one of the three sponsors of the event, so you'll be able to come along to our company stand during the various breaks to meet all of us. This is the first event of this kind that we've sponsored, so we've got a new exhibition stand, a bunch of new literature and a new corporate ID that you'll see gradually unveiled on this site over the next few weeks. If you want to talk to me about Oracle BI development, Peter Scott about data warehousing, Jon Mead about Oracle Warehouse Builder or Borkur Steingrimsson about OBIEE, pop along and we'll be pleased to meet you.

Apart from the UKOUG event, I'll also be presenting at the Norwegian User Group Conference and the Swedish/Finnish User Group conference in May, on Future Oracle BI Architecture (I might even have built a working example by then) and on Oracle OLAP/Oracle Essbase. Both of these conferences are over three days and held on cruise liners, these should certainly be interesting events and a good opportunity to meet up again with some of the Scandinavian BI developers I've met during the OU masterclasses.

Finally, Peter Scott and I will be traveling over to Denver later in April to speak at Collaborate'08, the multi-user-group conference organized by the IOUG, OAUG and Quest (and with a mini-Hyperion conference running alongside). Peter will be presenting on Cube-Organized Materialized Views, I'll be presenting on using Real Time Decisions for automating business decisions, we'll also be attending various sessions and getting to meet some of our American partners and customers. Again if you're around, drop us a line and we'll try and hook up with you.

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