BI Community Newsletter


Welcome to the BI Community!

ODTUG excels at offering year-round opportunities and information to its members. Our goal in the BI Community is to emulate that on a smaller scale for those specifically interested in Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Big Data, and Advanced Analytics. As the Community Leader, I’ll be working with my team to bring you the best in BI events, Meetups, webinars, and a new periodic newsletter. If you’re interested in being part of the team, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. If you’d rather soak up the benefits, that’s great, too! The more we all engage, the better this Community will be!

- Kevin McGinley, BI Community Leader

Featured Community Members

You know their names; now see their faces! Check out our listing of Featured Community Members. Want to get added to the list? Email with your name, a pic, your Twitter handle, and your area of expertise. You need to be a previous presenter at a minimum of one major conference to be added to our list.


Community Night Sponsored by  ppplbfbm.png

bifinger.jpgTime to get out the funny hats, battle axes, and your passion for trivia because BI Community Trivia Sponsored by US-Analytics is back! This quirky event is quickly becoming a Kscope must-see. This year we are getting down medieval-style with BI Warrior Trivia, so gather your clan and prepare to clash (mentally, of course) as we square off in this truly silly battle of wits. Join us as we drink some beer, give away prizes, and put our knowledge to the test at BI Trivia Night in Chicago IX!

Interactive Sessions

Wayne's Session Picks - Wayne Van Sluys is Kscope16 BI and Data Warehousing Content Track Lead

  • 50 Shades of #Fail: OBI Worst Practices in Real Life - Christian Berg: The title alone has my attention, and Christian has an entertaining style to his delivery.
  • Any sessions that cover Data Visualization/Visual Analyzer: Now that Data Visualization has been added to all Oracle BI products (OBIEE 12c, BICS, DVCS, and DVD), it will be interesting to see how it is being implemented.

You still have time to register!

Upcoming Webinars

Want to present an ODTUG BI Community webinar? Email and she'll get you set up!

Thursday, August 18, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
Data Wrangling, Blending, and Mashups
Wayne Van Sluys, interRel Consulting

With the release of Oracle BI Cloud Service (BICS) and OBIEE 12c, the ability for users to include External Subject Areas (XSAs) with curated models has introduced many new terms to the lexicon of Business Intelligence and Data Visualization. This session will break down the technical processes going on behind the scenes when using Data Wrangling, Data Blending,  and Data Mashups with External Subject Areas (XSAs) and the functional use of each.

Register Here

Get Involved

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