Presentations - 2010

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Oracle Days January 2010

Jan 20 • St. Louis
Jan 21 • Kansas City

Tales from the Front: Strategies for a Successful OBIEE Implementation

Presented by Dan Vlamis

Are you starting a new OBIEE project? Or perhaps you're mired in the muck of an existing project, and things aren't going well. No matter what your experience with OBIEE has been so far, no matter what industry your company is in, this session will provide you with helpful tips and techniques to guide you toward a successful OBIEE implementation.

We'll discuss topics such as:

  • Divide and Conquer: The key strengths you need on your OBIEE implementation team.
  • Nothing Stops a Train: But a lack of proper training can stop your project in its tracks.
  • Why every team member needs training, and the importance of cross-trained teams.
  • To Contract, or Not To Contract, That Is the Question: Getting help from someone who's "been there, done that".
  • Any Way You Slice It: Why your security model should be one of the first, second, and third things you consider.
  • What's In a Name?: Ideas for implementing a standardized naming convention for the objects in your OBIEE schema.
  • Who's On First? The first, most important steps when beginning your project.
  • You want WHAT? Maintaining a manageable scope of deliverables.
  • Tiny Steps, Big Results: Building your OBIEE environment in successive stages for quick Proofs of Concept.
  • Stars, Snowflakes, Constellations, and other Unnatural Phenomena: The proper schemas for a clean configuration and ease of maintenance.
  • Aggregates, OLAP, and Cache, OH MY: Your three-prong approach to great performance.
  • Become a Master Locksmith: The proper use of Keys for fun and profit.
  • Users and Other Difficult Concepts: The Pilot User Group and who should be in it.
  • Jammin': Using post-implementation jam sessions to enhance your users' knowledge and expertise.

We'll discuss these topics and more, using examples pulled from real projects. If you're interested in avoiding the "gotchas" of an OBIEE implementation, then come along for the ride and learn from our mistakes.

Collaborate 2010

April 18-22 • Las Vegas

Using Multidimensional Data Sources with Oracle BIEE+ 11g

Presented by Chris Claterbos

The new 11g version of Oracle Business Intelligence (OBIEE) has added many new OLAP features. One of the most significant features includes dynamic mapping of multidimensional data sources. In the past administrators needed to manually map Oracle OLAP and Essbase sources to the BI Server catalog. Then alot of special adjustments had to be made for OBIEE to perform properly. This is no longer the case! Now you can leverage the full power of these OLAP data sources and fully integrate with the new analytic capabilities of OBIEE 11g. This presentation will demonstrate mapping both Oracle OLAP and Oracle Essbase sources using the new OBIEE 11g Administration tool. Once mapped we will use the new Analysis features of OBIEE 11g to show the data using the a variety of visualization components including the new mapping features.

Turnkey Healthcare Financial Analytics

Presented by Cathye Pendley and Roy Mathews of Anthem Healthcare Intelligence

Financial analysis for multi-entity businesses are complex and typically calls for very customized solutions to meet the various business needs. Understand how Anthem partnering with Vlamis used Oracle technology to deliver best practices in financial analysis under a SaaS model.

Data Visualization Best Practices: Know how to design and improve your BI & EPM reports, dashboards, and queries

Presented by Dan Vlamis and Tim Vlamis

As BI and EPM systems continue to grow in scope and importance throughout corporations and organizations of all sizes, the need for superior data visualization skills and knowledge has never been more urgent. You'll learn when and how to use bar charts, pie charts, line charts, and bubble charts, how and when to incorporate motion into your management dashboards, and how to avoid the ten most common errors of uninformed BI systems designers. We'll cover the latest in Oracle BI tools including OBIEE 10g and 11g, Hyperion Visual Explorer, Excel multi-dimensional front ends for Essbase and Oracle OLAP, and Oracle BI Publisher. Join BI mavens Dan Vlamis and Tim Vlamis for an entertaining session on how to strengthen your BI and EPM presentations, avoid the big mistakes that undermine the acceptance of analytical systems and visualizations, and leverage the tremendous power of Oracle BI and EPM toolsets.

BIWA Techcasts

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July 14 - Data Visualization_Best Practices Using OBIEE 11g

Now updated for OBIEE 11g! As BI and EPM systems continue to grow in scope and importance throughout corporations and organizations of all sizes, the need for superior data visualization skills and knowledge has never been more urgent. You'll learn when and how to use bar charts, pie charts, line charts, and bubble charts, how and when to incorporate motion into your management dashboards, and how to avoid the ten most common errors of uninformed BI systems designers. We'll cover the latest in Oracle BI tools including OBIEE 10g and OBIEE 11g. See specific examples of how OBIEE 11g will enable new types of data visualizations including sliders, VCR controls, zoomable graphs, and maps. Join BI mavens Dan Vlamis and Tim Vlamis for an entertaining session on how to strengthen your BI and EPM presentations, avoid the big mistakes that undermine the acceptance of analytical systems and visualizations, and leverage the tremendous power of Oracle BI and EPM toolsets.

Sept 8 - Maps in Oracle BIEE Release 11g

Maps convey dense, multi-dimensional relationships in data faster and more intuitively than any other graphical display methodology. Access to accurate information properly displayed is critical in today's competitive environment. Corporations and large organizations require new tools and methods for developing and sharing data-based insights.

New in Oracle Business Intelligence 11g is the ability to easily create dashboards that incorporate map views which can display your key performance indicators. In 11g, maps are simply a new type of view - just like tables and graphs. You can color-code a map based on some metric (e.g. show sales regions color-coded by revenue), overlay graphs on a map (e.g. showing revenue by product category for each region of the country), and drill on a map (e.g. from sales regions down to sales districts). You can combine performance data with demographic information and NAVTEQ point of interest data to understand not only what, but why. For example, an increase in sales may correlate to a new mall opening nearby. Mapping BI data reveals geospatial relationships in an intuitive, visually attractive way.

Come join a collaboration of Vlamis Software, the Oracle Business Intelligence team, and NAVTEQ to see how your organization can use maps in your business intelligence systems to explore your data and reveal compelling insights.

NAVTEQ and Vlamis Software OBIEE 11g Webinar

October 20 • Online

Creating Dashboards with Maps in Oracle Business Intelligence 11g

Presented by:
Steve Lytle, Senior Account Executive, NAVTEQ
Dan Vlamis, President, Vlamis Software Solutions
David Granholm, Director, Product Management, Oracle Business Intelligence

With the launch of Oracle Business Intelligence 11g, creating visually attractive and functional maps with geographic drill-down, color coding, and spatial analysis as a pre-integrated component has never been easier. The bundling of the NAVTEQ® map delivered in Oracle Data Format (ODF) along with Oracle-based Business Intelligence solutions provides organizations with a set of industry-leading data and tools to give them a competitive edge.

Join us for a webinar to discover how mapping in OBIEE 11g can reveal geospatial relationships in an intuitive, visually compelling way. The broadcast will feature a live demonstration showing how to create dashboards with maps in Oracle Business Intelligence 11g, as well as an informative presentation on the following key learning points:

  • See new interactive visualizations
  • See the transformation from facts and dimensions in a table to a useful dashboard
  • See the creation of a dashboard with drillable maps
  • See how maps interact with other components in the dashboard
  • Learn about the mapping data used in Oracle Business Intelligence 11g

Communication Workshop

November 13 • Liberty, MO

Presenting Through PowerPoint

Presented by: Dan Vlamis

Presentation on giving PowerPoint presentations given to a 4th grade class.