Guest Blogger: Kevin McGinley
My first Kscope experience was just last year, and what a Kscope it was! From presenting to attending sessions to networking to winning the Editor’s Choice award, the week was packed full of great experiences. Kscope ’11 was such a fantastic experience that when I was asked to coordinate the BI track for Kscope 12, I happily said yes.
Because BI was so popular at Kscope ’11, the planning committee expanded the number of sessions we have to cover the most interesting BI content: OBIEE, BI Applications, ODI & GG, BI Publisher, Exalytics, and BI/EPM integration are all covered this year. I’m really excited that we’re able to offer a good mix of intro sessions, advanced sessions, and customer case study sessions across many areas of Oracle BI. Since Oracle is always pushing the boundaries of BI forward (and because they keep acquiring companies!), it’s important to make sure we keep attendees abreast of what’s going on in Oracle BI while offering those ever important tips-and-tricks, how-to’s, lessons learned, and best practices on the products and versions that attendees are using today.
In addition to great sessions throughout the week, there will also be a BI Symposium on Sunday and the return of hands-on labs at two different times during the week. The hands-on labs are very popular and offer a great way for attendees to test drive modules of Oracle BI that might be new to them. In addition to the symposium and hands-on labs, we’re also planning some ‘unconference’ activities to engage attendees of the BI track in different ways. Those who register (http://kscope12.com/registration) in the BI track will hear more about these as we get closer to the conference!
I want to thank everyone who submitted abstracts to speak at Kscope ’12. While we can’t accept everyone, it’s a testament to the ODTUG community that we had a tough job selecting the best of the best for the BI track. I also want to thank my great team for the hard work they put into selecting the very best possible BI agenda we could put together. I’m looking forward to BI at Kscope ’12 and I hope to see you there!