Rittman Mead at ODTUG Kscope 2011

I'm still not used to saying "Kscope"... it sounds like a medical screening that I know I should get when I turn 40. Regardless, I'm looking forward to the event for all the usual reasons: seeing good friends, seeing all the great speakers in the Oracle community, and generally celebrating what it is we all do for a living. As I've documented over the years (here for instance), Kaleidoscope is one of my favorite conferences because it seems to be the one the community has the most control over. This year, we'll be in Long Beach, and you can find out all the relevant facts at the Kaleidoscope web site.


Of course, Mark Rittman will be there in his capacity as Rittman Mead Technical Director and Evangelist, Oracle ACE Director, and also, as an ODTUG officer. Marks sessions and events are listed here:

Sunday: 8.30am - 4.30pm, Room 202B: BI Symposium (Organizer)
Monday: 1.15pm - 2.15pm, Room 101A: OBIEE 11g Answers, Dashboards, Scorecards & Reporting New Features (Presentation)
Tuesday: 12.15pm - 1.45pm, Room Promenade B&C: BI & EPM Lunch & Learn with the ACE Directors (Panelist)
Wednesday: 9.45am - 10.45am, 101A: OBIEE 11g Architecture & Internals (Presentation)

From Rittman Mead America, we have Charles Elliott, our Senior OBIEE specialist delivering an OBIEE 11g Hands-On Training (HoT) session where attendees will learn to use New Report Prompts, Action Links, Custom Groups, and Hierarchical Columns. If you haven't yet experimented with the new front-end features in OBIEE 11g, then this is the HoT for you:

Wednesday: 1:45pm - 5:15pm, Hyatt Seaview: HoT Session F, Oracle BI 11g Answers and Dashboards (Hands-On Training)

I'll be attending as well. I'll be in the room with Charles for the HoT Session F, but I'm also doing a presentation as well as participating on the EPM/BI Experts Panel moderated by Natalie Delemar. This was interesting to me in that it apparently takes four Hyperion/Essbase panelists to adequately represent that side of the house, but only one OBIEE expert is required: me. All joking aside, I know this panel will be heavily attended by the Hyperion-minded, and I may be a straw man for frustration they've had with OBIEE over the years, but I'm ready! There's a much better story to tell now with OBIEE 11g and OLAP, and hopefully they'll at least give me a chance to speak before they start throwing the fruit:

Tuesday: 11:15am - 12:15pm, Room 102AB: EPM/BI Expert Panel (Panelist)
Wednesday: 1:45pm - 5:15pm, Hyatt Seaview: HoT Session F, Oracle BI 11g Answers and Dashboards (Hands-On Training)
Thursday: 8:30am - 9:30am (Seriously?), 101A: Agile Data Warehousing with Exadata and OBIEE11g (Presentation)

As usual, we are always happy to speak to attendees, customers or other community members, so if you see Mark, Charles or myself around, feel free to stop us and say hello. In case you're unsure... I'm the short one.