EPM Community Newsletter

Why Attend or Start a Local EPM Meetup in India?
By Dayalan Punniyamoorthy, Vertical Edge Consulting Group

I have asked myself this question and have posed it to my colleagues as well. Most of the Oracle EPM-related events – conferences, Meetups, Kscope, and Oracle OpenWorld – are hosted primarily in the US and Europe. I haven’t heard of similar conferences happening in India. I’ve always wanted to be part of a gathering related to EPM, so I decided to work with ODTUG to make it happen.

All of my questions and prayers were answered in 2016. I was lucky enough to be invited to be part of the ODTUG EPM Marketing Committee, thanks to Opal Alapat. During the interaction I had with ODTUG key members, I expressed my interest for an EPM Meetup in India and it was accepted immediately. So the first Meetup was arranged once we had a reasonable number of like-minded folks identified.

A special thanks to ODTUG for sponsoring this first Meetup. It was really great to meet people with varied experiences from different suites of EPM. Read more.

Upcoming Meetups

South Florida EPM Meetup in Miami – August 18, 2016
We invite you to experience ODTUG EPM Community spirit by joining Kscope16 presenters Cameron Lackpour, Ludovic De Paz, and Ron Moore as they deliver their presentations to you! For more information: www.meetup.com/ODTUGers/events/232534650

#GetInvolved with ODTUG

Do you have a network of ODTUGers who live in your city but you only see them at Kscope? Have you thought about launching a Meetup in your community but don’t know how to get started? Are you ready to #GetInvolved with ODTUG? If you answered yes to these questions, we have you covered! Contact angelina@odtug.com and she’ll help you get things off the ground.

Kscope16 Wrap-Up

Were you unable to join us in Chicago this year? Or maybe you were there and want to go back. Watch this video to see what was happening at Kscope this year.

Make Plans Now for Kscope117

Save the date! Kscope17 is heading to San Antonio, Texas, June 25-29 at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country. San Antonio is the seventh-largest city in the US, and it will get a little bit larger when ODTUGers pay a visit next June. Submit an abstract to be one of our 200+ speakers. If selected, you’ll receive a free registration to the conference.

Register to attend by September 1, 2016, and you’ll lock in the lowest possible rate. That is a savings of $800 off the standard registration fee.

Why San Antonio? This beautiful city has a multitude of activities to offer outside of the great content at Kscope17 for you and your family. Hang out in the lazy river at JW Marriott Hill Country or venture out and explore the city. Whatever activity you choose, we can’t wait to see you in Texas!

ODTUG Leadership Program Application Now Open

In an effort to enhance the leadership skills of its members, ODTUG is pleased to announce its fourth ODTUG Leadership Program. This nine-month program will cover topics such as leadership styles, effective communication, mentoring, team building, goal setting, and accountability. The application deadline is August 14, so don’t delay!

Why join the Leadership Program? Here are words from some of the 2016 graduates: Read more.

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