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Countdown to BIWA Summit 2017…The Performance Architects Inside Scoop on Conference Events and Presentations
Posted on January 11, 2017
Author: Kirby Lunger, Performance Architects

The annual Oracle Business Intelligence, Warehousing and Analytics (BIWA) Summit is taking place from January 31 – February 2, 2017 at the Oracle Conference Center in Redwood Shores, CA, and the Performance Architects team wants to make sure that you’re up to speed on what we think are some of the “can’t miss” events and sessions at the conference!

The event is hosted by the Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG), which was founded in 1993 as “the voice for Oracle technology and database professionals.”  Three groups within IOUG oversee this event: the BIWA Special Interest Group (SIG); the Oracle Spatial & Graph Special Interest Group (SIG); and the Northern California Oracle Users Group (NoCOUG).

As a result, the conference is billed as “THE Big Data + Analytics + Spatial + Cloud + IoT + Everything Cool User Conference” and doesn’t disappoint, with ~85 sessions spread across eight tracks: Advanced Analytics; Big Data; Business Intelligence & Visualization; Cloud Computing; Data Warehousing & SQL; General; Internet of Things; and Spatial & Graph.  We strongly recommend attending the Oracle product roadmap sessions, as these provide an important preview about what’s happening in the BI/business analytics world in between the highlights generally provided at OpenWorld in the fall and COLLABORATE and Kscope later in the spring.

I’m giving two presentations during the conference.  The first is on January 31st at 4:55 PM for the Business Intelligence & Visualization track, entitled, “Leadership Essentials in Successful Business Intelligence (BI) Programs” [Room 203: 839662].  The second is on February 2nd at 12:00 PM for the Cloud Computing track, entitled, “Avoid Frankenstein: Optimize Business Analytics Environments for Cloud & On-Prem” [Room 104: 839660].  Please come by and heckle me…or at least say “Hello!”  I know that many of us these days are accustomed to working remotely, but it would be great to finally connect names and voices with faces…and to have some fun together in person!

Speaking of having fun in person, the Oracle Developer Tools User Group (ODTUG) is hosting a meetup for the ODTUG BI community after-hours at this event on February 1st at St. James Gate Pub and Restaurant.  Sign up here.  Should be a good time.

Is there anything you’re looking forward to at this event?  Leave us a note and let us know!


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