Joseph Acero co-founded JSA2 in 2000 to create web-based solutions that extend enterprise applications. In addition to setting corporate direction he contributes to the product development and technology areas. Joseph specializes in architecting and delivering large-scale enterprise business applications. He has extensive J2EE experience and has been developing business applications on Oracle technologies since Version 6 of the database.
Opal Alapat is the services engineering manager at TopDown Consulting and has over a dozen years of experience working with Oracle Hyperion applications. She has deep problem-solving, analysis, and architecting skills with a strong technical background and years of experience across multiple industries. She specializes in the architecture, management, development, and training of Enterprise Performance Management and data integration solutions, specifically related to the Hyperion version 11 suite.
John Anderson is a senior consultant with Cervello, Inc, a dynamic consulting firm specializing in Business Intelligence, Enterprise Performance Management, and Information Management solutions.John has many years of full lifecycle implementation experience with the Oracle Hyperion EPM Suite of tools during long-term engagements at Fortune 500 and 1000 clients.He has been called on to design, develop, implement, and train for solutions to very complex business problems using Oracle Hyperion Essbase and the rest of the EPM Suite.
Karl Arao is an OCP-DBA, RHCE, Oracle ACE, and a proud member of the OakTable Network. He works for Enkitec as a senior technical consultant where he currently spends most of his time exploring on Exadata capacity planning and performance. Prior to that, Karl went to work for SQL*Wizard as a solutions architect and an R&D guy where he had his five years of solid DBA experience. He shares his experiences, adventures, and discoveries in his blog (karlarao.wordpress.com), he Tweets at @karlarao, and owns a Wiki site (karlarao.tiddlyspot.com) where he shares his quick guides and documentations on technologies. He presents at local Oracle events and DBA round tables, and has also presented at Oracle OpenWorld Unconference, Oracle Closed World, OakTable World, Enkitec Extreme Exadata Expo, Virtathon, RMOUG, and Hotsos. In his spare time, he loves to mine the ASH and AWR and do adventure sports like underwater hockey, mountaineering, and mountain biking.
Jeremy Ashley, vice president of the Oracle Applications User Experience group, comes from an industrial design background and says he cares deeply about producing a product with a complete, useful user experience.
He has built a large, multidisciplinary organization, bringing together the former user experience teams from Oracle, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, Siebel, and Agile to meet the challenges of defining and delivering the user experiences of the next generation of enterprise applications.
He previously worked for Taligent and Apple Computer, and formerly supported Oracle's business intelligence, data warehousing, and Corporate Performance Management or CPM applications.
Jeremy is a member of the Design Management Institute, he is a regular contributor to the Computer-Human Interaction (CHI) and Usability Professionals' Association (UPA) conferences, and he publishes regularly on issues relating to design management. He has advanced degrees in Industrial Design and Computer-Related Design from the Glasgow School of Art and the Royal College of Art in London.
Joe Aultman is currently a Hyperion Essbase and Planning specialist at AutoTrader.com in Atlanta, GA. He has conducted two solo version upgrades and has had four smooth budget seasons in a row. Before he came to optimize and automate the systems, he worked briefly as a consultant as part of his transition to Atlanta from Birmingham, AL. Joe was an Essbase developer at Saks Incorporated before he married and moved.
Dietmar Aust is working as a freelance consultant in Germany, focusing on Oracle Application Express and Oracle XE. Starting in 1997, he worked for three years as a consultant for Oracle in Germany. Since then, he has helped numerous leading companies in Germany to successfully deliver web-based applications based on the Oracle product stack, especially the Internet application server - Oracle Portal and Reports. He is a regular presenter at various Oracle conferences (ODTUG, OOW, DOAG), conducts training classes on APEX, and co-authored a book on APEX best practices in German ("Oracle APEX und Oracle XE in der Praxis") as well as "Expert Oracle Application Express" in English. You can also reach him athttp://www.opal-consulting.de or http://daust.blogspot.com.
After graduating from Edinburgh University in 2000 with a joint honours degree in artificial intelligence and computer science, Tim Austwick conducted advanced research in tandem with the penetration testing team at DERA. By monitoring the developments of the growing computer security community, while validating and advancing research, he enhanced the wider team capability through education and development of attack tools and techniques. Subsequently Tim has worked in research or consulting roles for QinetiQ, DSTL, and Logica.
He has been actively involved in the following key areas:
Application source code review
Software design and implementation
While consulting with a UK defense customer Tim worked with the APEX development teams performing security reviews for around fifty applications. As a founding member of Recx, Tim has been involved in the design and development of the ApexSec static analysis security assessment engine for Oracle APEX applications. Tim also designed and implemented the ApexSec Online Portal, allowing Oracle APEX developers to analyze the security of their applications using the Recx-hosted ApexSec engine.
With more than twelve years of experience in Oracle products, Zeeshan Baig has worked extensively with Oracle Fusion middleware, databases, and development tools. He is an Oracle ACE member (award recognition from Oracle Corporation) and OCP certified in Oracle 8, 8i, and 10g DBA tracks. He is also a regular blogger on Oracle Fusion middleware technologies at http://www.baigzeeshan.com. Zeeshan likes to put his hands on as many technologies as possible. He also manages an Oracle Fusion video tutorial channel at http://www.youtube.com/baigsorcl.
Galo Balda, Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)
Galo Balda is a talented Oracle Database engineer and software developer working for the State of Texas where he specializes in the design and performance of the Medicaid applications. Galo also possesses multiple Oracle certifications and a software development background on the banking and telecommunications industries.
Roger Balducci is Associate Vice President of Decision Support with Amerigroup Corporation. He has been working with Essbase since 2000 and Planning since 2005. In his current role he is the system administrator and lead developer for all of the Hyperion applications within Amerigroup. During his tenure at Amerigroup he has led multiple upgrades and added additional modules to the Hyperion Applications. Additionally he has designed and implemented many customized enhancements and integrations to the systems.
After joining Hyperion Consulting in 1999, Chris Barbieri helped launch Hyperion's Financial Management (HFM) product and has become a global expert on HFM application design and performance tuning. He served as senior product issues manager for HFM, Smart View, DRM, and Shared Services for over four years before joining Ranzal & Associates in 2007. Chris currently manages one of the largest HFM/FDM consulting practices, remains an active member of the product review team, and is an Oracle ACE for HFM.
Patrick Barel is a PL/SQL developer for AMIS Services (www.amis.nl) in the Netherlands. Besides working with SQL and PL/SQL, he co-developed CodeGen (codegen.inside.quest.com) and wrote different plug-ins (bar-solutions.com) for PL/SQL Developer (www.allroundautomations.com). He publishes articles on the AMIS Technology blog (technology.amis.nl/blog) and on his own blog (blog.bar-solutions.com).
Michael Bender is an architect and project manager at Performance Architects, Inc. with over eight years of experience in the implementation of enterprise business intelligence applications for numerous Fortune 500 companies. His experience extends to a wide range of project lifecycle activities that include requirements, design, development, implementation, and maintenance.
I have been working with Hyperion products for over 15 years, got my start early in Hyperion Pillar, and Essbase. My claim to fame was being the 1st Hyperion Planning Customers in August of 2000. I have been in the consulting industry for over 10 years, and have implemented over 100 clients with the EPM and BI Stack. I am a certified consultant, and have a Bachelor and Masters in Finance. I have been speaking at various conferences over the past 10 years from Hyperion Solutions, OpenWorld, Collaborate, Hyperion SIG, KScope, Connection Point. I also speak at various industry and finance related conferences.
Jonathan Berry is CEO and founder of Accelatis. Jonathan is the former engineering director for the HFM and FDM development teams. He is an original member of the HFM development team and spent eleven years intimately involved in the product creation and direction. He founded Accelatis to focus on Hyperion infrastructure management, system monitoring, and performance optimization to directly target the challenges faced by Oracle Hyperion administrators.
Keith Berry is a Solution Architect for US-Analytics Solutions Group in Dallas, Texas. He has over a decade of experience as a consultant designing and implementing the Oracle Hyperion EPM Suite with a focus on financial close and consolidation. Keith is certified in both HFM and Essbase. He holds an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin and is a CPA. His presentation, "HFM vs. Essbase BSO: A Comparative Anatomy," was recognized as the best presentation in the Hyperion Applications & EPM Business Content track for Kscope12.
Charles Beyer is the application development manager for Prescient Solutions. Charles has fourteen years of diverse IT experience, including application development, database technologies, security, disaster recovery, networking, servers, technical support, and management of technical resources. For the past seven years, Charles' primary focus has been to assist Prescient's enterprise customers in getting the most out of their Hyperion EPM products. As an advocate of knowledge sharing, he also serves as an adjunct instructor at a local community college, provides instructional content on the Prescient's blog in the areas of application development, security, and Hyperion EPM, and is a regular contributor to Internet discussion forums such as the OTN.
Chris Boehmer is a senior director in the Enterprise Performance Management Strategy practice at The Hackett Group and a Certified Public Accountant. Chris has spent twenty years working with financial information systems, in the areas of accounting, finance, and IT. His experience spans several industries including real estate, financial services, telecommunications, consulting, retail, manufacturing, and residential construction. Chris has spent seven years living and working in Europe helping companies with complex multi-national problems.
John Booth is the Practice Leader of Infrastructure and Integrations at Blue Stone International and has over 20 years of experience with Information Technology. He is somewhat unique by his focus on both Hyperion Infrastructure and Hyperion Applications. He started his technical career as a support analyst for vinyl sign cutting systems in 1992. He moved through a variety of increasingly complex technical support and senior software development roles. Between 1998 and 2007 he spent his time in the corporate world at Capital One Financial where in the last several years he managed the first 5 Capital One Hyperion Planning applications. John made the leap into consulting in 2008 and really embraced the Hyperion community online through the Oracle Technical Network forums as well as the Network 54 Essbase forum. In 2009 he brough his blog Metavero.com online and has posted many technical articles from making IE 8 work with earlier versions of Hyperion to focus on the Amazon cloud. John is also actively involved in the Oracle Developer Tools Users Group (ODTUG) from the KSCOPE conference to Experts Panels.
Wouter Born is the Chief Operating Officer and co-founder of CXO-Cockpit. Wouter is active in many aspects of the company, including product development, customer satisfaction, software sales, and product marketing.
CXO-Cockpit is based in The Netherlands and was founded in 2007. CXO-Cockpit provides the world's best online and mobile reporting & analysis platform for Hyperion customers. By delivering a single maintenance platform for mobile and web-based dashboards, CXO-Cockpit delivers our solution at the lowest possible cost of ownership in the BI software industry. Furthermore, due to all the pre-built financial reporting intelligence, CXO-Cockpit can be implemented in a matter of days.
Luc Bors is Oracle ACE and ADF expertise lead at AMIS and has years of experience as senior ADF developer and architect. He writes regular articles for international magazines, websites, and the AMIS technology blog. Luc is a frequent presenter at international conferences such as ODTUG Kscope and Oracle OpenWorld. In 2011, he was the best speaker at ODTUG Kscope in the Fusion Middleware track.
Stephen Bowden is a vice president at Peloton with over ten years experience leading a variety of business intelligence, enterprise performance management, and data warehouse projects. He has applied his business analysis acumen and broad technical expertise in the successful execution of large-scale initiatives in the financial services, manufacturing, aerospace & defense, and life sciences industries. A proven solution architect and problem solver, Steve has coordinated cross-functional teams towards the goals of delivery excellence and high-user adoption in the areas of financial and operational reporting & analytics, budgeting, planning, and financial consolidation. Steve is a graduate of Babson College and recently received his MBA from the Boston College Carroll School of Management.
Jerry Brenner is lead performance engineer at Guidewire. He spends a lot of time developing tools to enable quick debugging of performance issues, whether they occur locally during performance testing or at customer sites. The tools include one that analyzes data for significant skew and variations and several that mine the AWR, ASH, and V$ tables. Jerry spent the first half of his career working on query optimizers and implementing SQL functionality. He was technical lead for the rewriting of subquery processing in Sybase, which enabled PeopleSoft to release on Sybase. He was also an original member of the query processing team at Cloudscape, the first relational database written in Java, which is now the Derby open source project.
Greg Briscoe has been working with Oracle products since 2004 primarily on Oracle Data Relationship Management (previously with Razza Solutions and Hyperion). He has more than twenty-seven years' experience in finance and technology. Greg is also experienced in project, program, and quality management for implementation delivery, and software development. He has successfully managed multiple projects with budgets in excess of $70 million and has been involved in all aspects of consulting including Oracle consulting delivery manager for five years and engagement management, solution design, project management, and services sales. Greg is also skilled in: business process engineering/re-engineering; master data management, process, and data governance; technologies/architecture and solutions; and industries including: manufacturing, financial services, retail, telecom, media, and health care.
Paul Broughton is an APEX developer who has been working for APEX Evangelists for over three years. Paul learned APEX and Oracle at university, where he achieved a first-class honours degree. As part of his university course, Paul undertook an internship / placement with APEX Evangelists where he focused on developing his APEX skills.
Paul is now a full-time member of the APEX Evangelists team and works on a variety of different projects and products for a wide-range of high-profile clients. Paul is also a regular attendee and presenter at Kscope, having presented at the last three conferences.
Passionate about both business and technology, John Brunswick focuses on maximizing IT's ability to streamline and optimize business.
John is a solution architect at Oracle Corporation, specializing in enterprise portal and web experience management solutions. Prior to this he was a consulting practice manager within BEA System's Business Interaction Division Professional Services Group. He managed their Enterprise Portal and Business Process Management practices in Canada and New England, helping Fortune 500 companies create solutions to a wide range of business challenges.
He actively contributes to the enterprise software business community and has authored a series of articles about optimal business involvement in portal, business process management, and SOA development, examining ways of helping organizations move away from monolithic application development. John served as an affiliate at Harvard University's Berkman Center in 2009, focusing on educational web strategies.
In 2006, he developed ServiceMountain, a commercial software package to help manage small-service businesses, which was acquired by a medium-sized software vendor.
Stewart Bryson, a recipient of the Oracle ACE Award, is US managing director for Rittman Mead, and since 1996 has been designing, building, and supporting complex database systems and data warehouses. Stewart has an expert-level understanding of the Oracle Database and BI stacks, and is experienced leading a project from initial scope to ﬁnal delivery. Based in Atlanta, GA, Stewart has delivered projects of varying sizes across multiple verticals, including logistics, supply chain, hospitality, municipal government, retail, and clickstream.
Stewart is a recognized writer and speaker in the Oracle community, and has presented at major conferences in the US, the UK, and Australia, including Oracle OpenWorld, ODTUG Kscope, IOUG Collaborate, RMOUG Training Days, and UKOUG Conference and Exhibition.
Karen Cannell is president of TH Technology, a small consulting firm providing Oracle technology services, lately focused on Application Express. A mechanical engineer by degree (one of them), she has analyzed, designed, developed, converted, upgraded, enhanced, and otherwise worked on legacy and commercial database applications for over twenty-five years, concentrating on Oracle technologies since 1994. She has worked with Application Express since its Web DB and HTMLDB beginnings, and continues to leverage the Oracle suite of tools to build quality web applications for clients in government, medical, and engineering industries. Karen is editor of the ODTUG Technical Journal and co-author of "Agile Oracle Application Express" and "Beginning Oracle Application Express 4." Karen be contacted at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Angie Caruthers is a finance professional with over fifteen years of experience in financial reporting and analytics across a variety of business models ranging from environmental consulting services to medical equipment manufacturing to direct selling organizations to information technology security providers. She has worked with Hyperion products since 1999 and currently manages information flow and availability through the complete suite of Hyperion products, from general ledger reporting and consolidations via HFM through forecasting and reporting via Hyperion Planning and Essbase cubes.
Nathan Catlow has worked exclusively within the computer security arena for the last decade in various technical roles within both government and UK commercial organizations. For the ten years prior to this, Nathan was a developer involved with the production of commercial grade applications.
He has performed incident response, computer forensics, and countless penetration tests for a wide range of top UK and US businesses.
Throughout his career he has gained significant experience in a diverse range of technologies. This experience has led to the development of applications and training to provide rapid assessment of networks and systems.
Larry Chaifetz is a specialist leader/senior manager in Deloitte Consulting LLP's Performance Management Technology practice. He is a seasoned business leader with more than eighteen years of financial management experience with an extensive background in financial consolidation and reporting, accounting, financial technology, finance transformation, business process reengineering, and project management leadership. His responsibilities have included business development, executive level client relationships, thought leadership, subject matter experience, overall solution design, and delivery and project profitability.
Worked as a certified Hyperion Planning and certified Essbase consultant for over 12 years, consulting in Hyperion Planning since version 1.2. I have over 16 years of experience working in finance and in the EPM space. I began my career working as a Hyperion Pillar administrator for a large entertainment company before joining Hyperion Solutions as a Planning consultant. I have continued in consulting at three other implementation partners, serving as a manager to help develop new consultants in the Oracle/Hyperion space. Currently, I am the Director of Consulting Services at interRel Consulting LLC.
I have successfully led well over 40 different full life cycle implementations, in a variety of industries ranging from health care to automotive to education to consumer products.
Neela Chaudhari is a Group Product Manager with Oracle Corporation. She has been with Oracle/Hyperion for over 10 years and has been primarily focused around Business Analytics (BI/EPM), both in a sales capacity and product management. Her experience has centered around working with customers and making them successful!
Srini Chinnam is Oracle EPM/Hyperion product implementation specialist with more than 12 years of experience in various industries Financial Services, Manufacturing, Consumer Products, Automobile, Insurance and Mortgage, Health Sciences, Banking and Retail.
Srini is hands on leader with heavy technical expertise on Hyperion suite of products HFM, Planning, Essbase and reporting tools.
Srini led several assessment and upgrade projects for large manufacturing and automobile clients.
Srini lead several full life cycle implementation of Oracle EPM products - Hyperion Planning, Hyperion Workforce Planning, HFM, Essbase, Integration tools(FDM, DIM, ODI, EIS), Master Data Management (DRM) and BI Reporting Tools ( Financial Reporting, WebAnalysis, OBIEE).
Conrad Chuang is senior product marketing manager for Orchestra Networks, a leading, independent software vendor with the first truly multi-domain master data management software solution.
Responsible for positioning Orchestra Networks' products in the market, Conrad is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and webinars and brings significant insight from his working relationships with finance organizations in some of the largest companies in North America and his understanding of the key challenges organizations are facing in the management of their finance reference data.
Patrick Cimolini is a contractor/consultant who provides development, project management, and training services for Oracle Application Express (APEX) projects. Patrick has been working with APEX since 2005. Patrick has a long career in engineering, project management, and computer programming. Patrick reaches project goals by understanding and leveraging the relationship between people, procedures, and technology. Formal training in engineering, business administration, and project management are complemented by over thirty years of experience in a number of industries.
Edward Cody, General Dynamics Information Technology
Edward J. Cody is a senior manager with General Dynamics Information Technology, and he is an accomplished Oracle EPM, BI, and data warehouse consultant. He is author of The Business Analyst's Guide to Oracle Hyperion Interactive Reporting 11 and the Hyperion Interactive Reporting Expert Guide. He has spoken at Oracle OpenWorld, Collaborate, and multiple local user groups. His experience with Oracle software started with Brio and has continued across the EPM software suite, Oracle BI software products, and integration tools.
Alex Cohen has over fourteen years of consulting experience in the area of strategic cost management, performance management, and business intelligence. He specializes in driver-based modeling with extensive implementation expertise in Activity Based Cost Management (shared services, product/customer profitability, and cost to serve) along with driver-based planning. Alex has led initiatives providing solutions to clients in a wide variety of industries.
* Specialized consulting experience in the areas of Enterprise Performance Management, Shared Services, and Business Intelligence
* Extensive experience with multi-dimensional data and OLAP concepts
* Comprehensive knowledge of business and financial modeling, analytics, and integrated solution implementation
* Vast experience with full system development lifecycle
* Expertise in Activity Based Cost Management (ABC/M)
* Broad knowledge of Budgeting, Planning, and Financial and Management Accounting processes
* Excellent process analysis, planning, and project management skills
* Diverse international experience and education facilitating a global perspective
* Implementation expertise in SAP BO Profitability Suite (formerly Armstrong-Laing)
Maria Colgan is a senior principal product manager at Oracle Corporation and has been with the company since version 7.3 was released in 1996. Maria's core responsibilities are the Oracle Optimizer, statistics, and SQL Tuning. Based on Maria's extensive experience in Oracle's Server Technology Performance Group - where she conducted competitive customer benchmarks and tuning sessions - Maria creates and lectures on the Oracle Optimizer and the statistics that feed it. She is also a contributing author to the Oracle Optimizer blog http://blogs.oracle.com/optimizer.
With more than twenty years of advisory and operational experience, Dave Collins has enabled organizations to deliver business benefits through IT strategy, business intelligence (BI), and applied performance management (EPM/BPM). Dave's portfolio of software and technology competencies include: On-Line Analytical Processing (OLAP), Oracle Business Intelligence (OBIEE+), Oracle Hyperion Performance Management Applications, Tableau Software's data visualization suite, and Microsoft Office. Beginning with his promotion to global domain specialist at Hyperion Solutions and expanding his role at Oracle, Dave became a recognized leader in the EPM and BI industries.
Clients of both Hyperion and Oracle, crossing multiple industries, relied on Dave for guidance. Dave has created and facilitated world-wide field readiness programs for Hyperion and Oracle, while serving as liaison between clients, the field sales organization, and the software development team. Most importantly, Dave has developed best practices for implementing BI and analytics products. Prior to joining MarketSphere, Dave was a senior manager in Advisory Services at Ernst & Young and director of Business Intelligence & Analytics at Oracle Corporation.
Jessica Cordova is a professional with fifteen years of experience in managing and developing financial reporting, analytical and planning databases for corporate America. Jessica's knowledge in the Oracle Hyperion EPM suite had grown into a bolstering fire of passion and had left corporate America to become a consultant whose objective is to deliver quality service to her clients by sharing real-world experience and developing robust business processes with a key focus in developing confident administrators during the process.
Martin D'Souza is the CTO and co-founder at ClariFit, a consulting firm which specializes in APEX and PL/SQL. Martin's experience has been focused on developing database-centric web applications using Oracle APEX. Martin is the author of the popular blog www.TalkApex.com, a designated Orace ACE Director, and has co-authored and authored various APEX books. He has also presented at numerous international conferences such as APEXposed, COUG, and ODTUG Kscope, for which he won the Presenter of the Year award in 2011. You can contact Martin at email@example.com
Arijit Das started his career as an electrical and computer engineering student with MS degress in both computer science (Oregon State University) and electrical engineering (University of Nevada at Las Vegas). He has since worked on Mainframes, Unix servers, and Windows clients, writing database code for service industries in the North East.
For the past decade he has been a research faculty member at the Naval Postgraduate School (computer science department), teaching courses in databases and Java. He is also an applied researcher using COTS technolgies like Oracle DB, Middleware to provide solutions to the DOD (Department of Defense) research community.
Niels de Bruijn works for MT AG, a midsize vendor-independent IT-consultancy company based in Germany. He is responsible for a group of APEX experts and is mainly involved in the acquirement process of all kinds of APEX projects. Niels shares his extensive knowledge through the website apex.mt-ag.com and by speaking on events like DOAG (Germany), APEXposed, and ODTUG Kscope.
Matthieu de Graaf is a senior ADF developer with a strong PL/SQL background. Nowadays he is technical lead for the (re) development of a standard financial application for the local government market. His current challenge is to modernize the user interface of this application using ADF 11g and to change the data model gradually. His current interests include, besides ADF, software development improvement, testing, and .Net programming.
Ludovic De Paz has more than fifteen years of experience acquired as a consultant as well as in the industry. He started his career as an Oracle SQL and PL/SQL developer to build Data Warehouses, then he built Essbase applications for Reporting and Planning, and ever since has never stopped designing and implementing innovative solutions for Finance users. He has been working with Essbase since version 4 on both the technical and business aspects.
Ludovic De Paz holds an engineering degree in computer science and a BA in finance.
Natalie Delemar is a consultant with Ernst & Young and has been working with Essbase since 1999 and Planning since 2007. Prior to becoming a consultant in 2010, she was an Essbase Developer for AT&T (formerly Bellsouth) and has held roles as Hyperion administrator and Hyperion systems manager at various companies. She has been a volunteer with ODTUG since 2008 and currently serves as Kscope13's EPM/BI content chair.
Dominic Delmolino has been using Oracle since 1990 and spent ten years working as part of the Oracle System Performance Group and five years as the senior director of database engineering at Network Solutions. Currently, Dominic is the vice president of data architecture and engineering at Agilex Technologies.
Martin Disterheft brings nearly two decades of information technology and global leadership to his role as president, PITSS America. Drawn to PITSS' dynamic, entrepreneurial environment and its reputation as a leader in Oracle Technology related solutions, Martin spearheads PITSS' expansion to North America and is responsible for the strategic direction for the Americas' division. He is committed to increasing awareness among US-based companies that PITSS' superior Oracle Forms solutions significantly improves the ROI of both past and present investments in Oracle development technologies.
Previously to PITSS America, Martin worked for Robert Bosch Corporation for almost ten years as project manager/director for Engineering Services and provided leadership as project manager for global IT projects with fiscal budget responsibility up to $20 million. He holds a bachelor's degree in management information systems.
Rob Donahue is the director of the EPM Infrastructure Practice at Rolta and specializes in infrastructure and architecture with an emphasis on Oracle EPM systems. Rob has over seventeen years of experience delivering enterprise solutions utilizing his expertise in systems architecture, performance testing, and capacity planning. He has been applying this experience to leading the successful implementation of large and complex enterprise systems including Hyperion / Oracle EPM environments. These implementations have spanned across industries and have included Fortune 250 retailers and financial services companies.
Susan Duncan leads the Oracle Mobile Development Program office responsible for facilitating mobile software development across Oracle's development teams. After four years as an Oracle consultant, Susan moved to product management in the Tools Development group in 2001 focusing initially on Oracle Designer and UML followed by close involvement in the development of JDeveloper's support for web services, SOA, database modeling, and Application Developer Framework (ADF). In recent years she specialized in Application Lifecycle Management, including the development of Oracle Team Productivity Center, and working with the open-source CI system Hudson. She brings all these skills and experience to her role in mobile: promoting good architecture, compliance with licensing and process, and helping define best practice for Oracle mobile development.
Mike Durran joined Oracle in 1996 after a PhD in computational chemistry. He worked in BI consulting for four years then joined product development in 2000 on the product management team for Discoverer until 2006 when he took on product management for Delivers, the component of Oracle BI responsible for proactive alerting and distribution. More recently, Mike has been responsible for the infrastructure and lifecycle aspects of the Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine. Mike is a technical editor of the Oracle Press book "Oracle Business Intelligence 11g Developers Guide."
Jonathon Eastman serves as a Director of EPM for Indianapolis based WellPoint Inc. He has over 10 years of experience using Oracle Enterprise Performance Management + BI applications. He is a huge Essbase fan and an expert in process automation.
Jeff Eberhard is a consultant with more then ten years of Oracle Experience. Jeff is currently employed by Smith Johnson Group Inc., working as an APEX developer for the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT). He is passionate about how Oracle Application Express can be used to build database-driven web applications. He has been developing web-based applications from HTMLDB 1.5 to APEX 4.1 and enjoys sharing his APEX experiences to help others.
Cindy Eichner leads the Planning, Essbase, and Business Intelligence practice at Finit Solutions, a consulting firm specializing in the Hyperion suite of products. She is a seasoned professional who has been delivering performance management solutions for over thirty years utilizing Oracle database, DB2, Nomad, and most recently, the Hyperion suite for the last fifteen years (including Essbase, Planning, HFM, FDM, FR).
She is a certified implementation specialist for Essbase, Planning, HFM and DRM. Cindy has been designing and implementing solutions with Essbase since it was still owned by Arbor and with Hyperion Planning since version 1. Prior to joining Finit, she had her own consulting practice and also spent some time at a large, global financial services organization leading their Hyperion Center of Excellence. Not only does she lead large projects and teams, but she has been hands-on with all of the software she has encountered over the years. She very successfully bridges the functional with the technical. She has presented several webinars, written articles, mentored clients and consultants, and delivered training on three continents.
Charles Elliott is an Atlanta-based expert-level Oracle BI consultant with experience in the US and Europe. Charles has worked with a wide range of users and industries to deliver best-practice solutions to a number of clients. He has worked on projects using Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition, Discoverer, BI Publisher, and various other BI tools and technologies. His understanding of Business Intelligence has proven valuable from requirements gathering to overall delivery. Charles' understanding of the Oracle BI Stack and communication skills have helped him deliver training to thousands of users around the world.
Michael Ferrante is a Product Manager in Oracle's Application Development Tools Division and is currently responsible for the Oracle Forms product. Joining Oracle in 1999, Michael has spent over 13 years in various roles associated with Oracle Forms, including as the Forms Global Technical Lead (GTL) for Oracle Support. Based on his involvement in the Forms community, Michael works with development teams at Oracle to bring the latest innovations to future versions of Oracle Forms.
Steven Feuerstein is considered one of the world's leading experts on the Oracle PL/SQL language, having written ten books on PL/SQL, including Oracle PL/SQL Programming and Oracle PL/SQL Best Practices (all published by O'Reilly Media). Steven has been developing software since 1980, spent five years with Oracle (1987-1992), and has served as PL/SQL Evangelist for Quest Software (acquired by Dell in September 2012) since January 2001.
He is an Oracle ACE Director and writes regularly for Oracle Magazine, which named him the PL/SQL Developer of the Year in both 2002 and 2006. He is also the first recipient of ODTUG's Lifetime Achievement Award (2009).
In 2010, Steven started the PL/SQL Challenge (www.PLSQLChallenge.com), an online, daily PL/SQL quiz. In 2011, he launched PL/SQL Channel (www.plsqlchannel.com), a library of over 27 hours of detailed training on Oracle PL/SQL.
In 2012, Steven won the Best Speaker award at ODTUG's Kscope12 conference.
John Flack is an information engineer for Synectics for Management Decisions, Inc. Synectics clients are mostly agencies of the US Federal Government, especially the Department of Health and Human Services. John acts as a database administrator, designer, and developer. He is the technical solutions team leader on a project with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and is the primary developer of http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/. John has been writing technical papers and giving presentations on Oracle related topics since 1989. He has presented at Collaborate, MAOP, and ODTUG Kaleidoscope. On June 3, 2010, he was named an Oracle ACE.
Joshua Forrest is a senior IT analyst with Abercrombie & Fitch Co. with twelve years' experience in the IT industry including work in multiple vertical markets. Joshua has assisted organizations with financial solutions involving technologies such as Oracle/Hyperion Essbase, Planning, and Reporting and currently operates as the lead IT architect for the Hyperion environment at Abercrombie & Fitch Co which includes multiple Planning/Essbase/Reporting applications that service 350+ users. Joshua has conducted multiple Hyperion reporting and web analysis training classes, has spoken at multiple conferences including Collaborate11 and Kscope12, and has been a contributor to In2Hyperion.com.
Tim Fox has been working with Oracle since 1989 with Version 5. He has been working in development environments ranging from Forms 1.0 to Java to APEX. In his role at Enkitec, Tim is focused on working with Oracle's Engineered Systems including Exadata, Big Data Appliance, and ODA. He is a regular presenter at Oracle Tech Days, Oracle OpenWorld, and Enkitec E4 Exadata Expo.
Holger Friedrich serves as CTO of sumIT AG. sumIT is a Swiss-based consulting company, focused on data warehousing and business intelligence, employing Oracle technology. After obtaining a computer science diploma and a doctoral degree in robotics, machine learning, and data mining, Holger worked for several years in industrial research, before co-founding sumIT AG. He has more than a decade of experience in Oracle DWH and BI projects and has used the database and Oracle's BI and DI products in numerous projects since 1997. Holger is a regular speaker at Oracle conferences like Oracle OpenWorld and Kscope. He has long-term working relationships with Oracle development and product management in data integration and data warehousing, and is an Oracle ACE for BI & DWH.
Ricardo Zoldan Giampaoli is an IT professional with a master degree's in business administration and IT management, fifteen years working with IT, and the last six years working as an EPM solution architect focused in Oracle Essbase, Planning, BIEE, and DataMart design and developer with a large amount of experience in financial and analytic databases. Ricardo is particularly interested in EPM/BI tools and multi-dimensional databases. He is always interested in design, creation, and migration projects, and is a training instructor of those tools.
Ricardo has solid experience with design and development of Essbase/Planning applications for financial and strategic information for the enterprise. He has excellent experience with global teams and EPM globalization in projects to unify Planning and Essbase around all the clients' regions in the world. Ricardo has solid experience with Hyperion Planning migration beteween versions 9.2, 188.8.131.52, and 184.108.40.206 and solid experience with integration between RDMS and Hyperion Essbase/Planning using ODI. He has design and development experience of Datamarts using ODI/OWB and dashboards using Oracle BI Enterprise edition, delivering information that aggregates value to decision making. He has been certificated Oracle Essbase 11 Certified Implementation Specialist.
Dimitri Gielis is a director of APEX Evangelists, a company specializing in Oracle Application Express. Dimitri is a frequent presenter at all the major Oracle conferences, he's an Oracle ACE Director, and was named Oracle APEX Developer of the Year in 2009.
Matt has over 15 years experience delivering Enterprise Performance Management applications to industry-leading organizations. During this time, he has implemented solutions for dozens of clients across verticals including Manufacturing, Energy, Retail and Defense. His expertise has been focused on the areas of planning and forecasting, analytics and financial consolidation. Matt has worked at General Dynamics Land Systems since 2010.
Kyle Goodfriend has been working with Essbase since the late 90s, focusing on supporting financial reporting, planning, and forecasting. Kyle earned a finance degree and performed roles as a financial manager, accountant, and college professor.
Using technology to automate his repetitive functions and improve communications, Kyle has a unique perspective on technology and how it is used. As an accountant, Kyle taught himself a development language, engineered his first software solutions, and saved the company over ten million dollars in credit card chargebacks within six months. That was the beginning of his technology focus that drives him today.
Kyle has worked with many Hyperion products since he learned Essbase. He has designed or managed hundreds of forecasting, planning, and reporting environments. He has worked directly with, or supported, just about every conceivable industry in and outside of the U.S. Kyle also has a background with SQL Server, Visual Basic, .NET, Java, and many other tools that enable him to be extremely efficient when designing and building solutions.
With more than a decade in the technology field and a strong background in accounting and financial management, Kyle has the unique ability to communicate effectively with both CEOs and junior technologists. He is strong in system design and implementation, evaluating existing models, and improving existing environments.
Kyle is often a speaker at local, regional, and national conferences. Along with supporting users on the Oracle forums, he is also responsible for www.In2Hyperion.com and its content.
Tim Gorman has worked in IT with relational databases since 1984, as an Oracle PRO*C and PL/SQL application developer since 1990, as an Oracle DBA since 1993, and managing/designing very large data warehouses on Oracle since 1994. He is an independent consultant (www.EvDBT.com) specializing in data warehousing and database administration (particularly performance and availability). Tim is currently president of the Rocky Mountain Oracle Users Group (www.RMOUG.org) where he has been a member since 1993 and a board member since 1995, has co-authored five books, performed technical review on eight more books, has been an Oracle ACE since 2007 and an Oracle ACE Director since 2012, a member of the OakTable Network since 2002, and has presented at Oracle OpenWorld, Collaborate, Kscope, Hotsos, and local Oracle users groups in lots of wonderful places around the world.
Kent Graziano is the owner of Data Warrior LLC in The Woodlands, Texas. He is a certified Data Vault Master, Oracle ACE, and expert data modeler and architect with nearly thirty years of experience in multiple IT roles, including over twenty years using Oracle (since version 5), Oracle tools, and doing data warehousing. Kent has written numerous articles and delivered over forty presentations (both nationally and internationally). He is a lifetime member of the Rocky Mountain Oracle Users Group (RMOUG) and the Oracle Development Tools User Group (ODTUG) and is the current co-chair of the ODTUG BI/DW SIG. He is a former board member of the International Oracle Users Group and was the first dean of the IOUG University. He was also a co-instructor for Data Vault classes in the MSBI program for the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver.
Kent was the recipient of the 1999 Chris Wooldridge Award (from IOUG) for outstanding contributions to the Oracle user community. In 2003 he was presented with the Doug Faughnan Award for his dedicated service and outstanding contributions to RMOUG. In 2007 he was the recipient of the ODTUG Volunteer Award. In 2005 he was named one of the first Oracle ACEs by Oracle Corporation. Kent is a co-author of "The Data Model Resource Book," "Oracle Designer: A Template for Developing an Enterprise Standards Document," and "The Business of Data Vault Modeling." He is also the co-editor of the new Data Vault technical book, "Super Charge Your Data Warehouse."
Rick Greenwald has been involved in information technology for more than 25 years. He is the author of 20 books on technology, most of them on Oracle, including Oracle Essentials from O'Reilly and Associates. Rick is currently director of product management for the Oracle Database Cloud.
Debyra Groskreutz, a molecular biologist and Oracle DBA by training, has spent the last dozen years using the Oracle database and APEX (since HTMLDB Version 1.5) to store, mine, and analyze biological and bio-informatics data for herself and the scientists she works with. Over the years she has developed several software and Oracle APEX applications for use in Research and Development, Clinical Trials, and Quality Control / Quality Assurance systems in FDA-regulated environments. Debyra is currently employed as a principal software engineer at Hologic, Inc., a women's healthcare company. She is also the founder of Debyra, LLC, an Oracle and biological / medical informatics consulting company based in Ashland, OR.
Marc Hadd is vice president at Peloton, a leading professional services firm that specializes in EPM and BI initiatives. With over seventeen years' experience driving corporate performance management and business intelligence projects, Marc has implemented solutions for dozens of leading organizations across many verticals, with a specialization in the oil and gas industry. Marc is a graduate of Purdue University and received his MBA from the University of Iowa.
Jay Hampton is a partner with Finit Solutions with over eight years' experience working with the EPM Suite of products (HFM, FDM, FCM, Essbase and Planning). He has led the design and implementation efforts of EPM products for over fifty clients and has made presentations at various Oracle and Oracle User Group conferences. He served as the OAUG FDM domain lead from 2009 through 2011. He works closely with Oracle development, participating in the ARM early adopter program, EPM 220.127.116.11 beta testing, and ERPi/FDM "Plus" development strategy.
Jennifer Hanks is a finance and accounting professional of twelve years. She has spent the last eight years working in financial systems with Essbase, Financial Reporting Studio, Web Analysis, Hyperion Planning, and an ERP system. She has worked primarily on the functional side, partnering with the finance and accounting teams on requirements as well as the technical side on the execution. She has been an integral part of implementations as well as upgrades.
Jennifer brings a unique perspective of understanding the business side of requirements, the technical data sources and flows, and an understanding of how to bring all the pieces together to provide an efficient, targeted solution. She has supported an active user base of at least 300 users. She has her bachelor's of science degree in business and her MBA.
Jeremy Harms is a senior Oracle Business Intelligence consultant with CD Group, in Atlanta GA. His work with the Oracle BI suite has primarily focused on architecture, metadata design, and development. Additionally, he's worked extensively with dashboard, analysis, and report creation.
He's the principal BI trainer, demonstrator, and product manager for proprietary CD Group BI offerings. An Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Business Intelligence Foundation Certified Implementation Specialist (and no, he didn't make that up), he hasn't yet decided to put an "OFM11gBIFCIS" acronym behind his name on his business card.
Jeremy is a husband, dad, and avid Crimson Tider. If you think there's a better college football conference in the nation than the SEC, he might fight you. The other single most important aspects about Jeremy are: he can grow a mean beard and loves riding motorcycles.
Roel is a very experienced Oracle Software Architect. He started about 20 years ago using Oracle RDBMS 5, Oracle Forms 2.3, RPT/RPF and Oracle*Case 4.5. Since a few years he focuses mainly on Oracle Application Express.
Roel has been a speaker on UKOUG, OOW, Collaborate, ODTUG's KSCOPE and a number of local Oracle User Groups. He is an active participant of the Oracle APEX Forum and keeps an (APEX-related) blog on http://roelhartman.blogspot.com. In June 2009 Roel received an Oracle ACE award and in August 2010 he's appointed as Oracle ACE Director. Roel is a co-writer of the "Expert Oracle Application Express" book and the upcoming "Oracle Application Express for Mobile Web Applications" book.
Roel is Director at APEX Evangelists in The Netherlands.
Matthias Heilos, Practice Lead for Data Integration and BI at MindStream Analytics, has been working in the EPM and BI space across various industries for 10 years. With a strong background in both IT and Finance, he has helped clients design and implement solutions that scale well beyond the standard out-of-the-box constraints and allowing for significant increases in overall project value and user acceptance.
Matthias shares his knowledge with the EPM and BI Community in various ways. He wrote the curriculum for two classes (ODI for Hyperion Applications and OBIEE for EPM) and has presented at several conferences including KScope, Oracle OpenWorld as well as several regional and international OAUG conferences. Matthias is also the track lead for the Foundation and Data Management track for KScope13.
Mr. Helmer has extensive experience managing large complex corporate Hyperion/Oracle EPM IT implementations and projects. In the last nine years, Eric has specialized on delivering successful corporate integrated Oracle EPM and Business Intelligence IT projects throughout the US, England, Ireland, India, Singapore, and Thailand.
Mr. Helmer has provided technical consulting services for many of the fortune 500 in every aspect of Oracle EPM implementations including global architecture/design, installation/configuration, backup/recovery, high availability, and customized IT educational services. He has been involved in leading most of Oracle's largest EPM implementations in its history.
Eric has trained world class IT support groups to be completely autonomous by offering a suite of knowledge transfer classes on Oracle design, installation, methodology, automation, backup/recovery, high availability, and troubleshooting
The Oracle Corporation has awarded Eric the title of Oracle ACE Director in 2009 and has been spotlighted in Oracle Magazine. He also is a current board member and domain lead on the Oracle Application Users Group (OAUG) Hyperion Special Interest Group and the Oracle Developer Tools User Group (ODTUG) Hyperion SIG.
Michael Henderson consults exclusively in Essbase / Planning. The clients he has served include United Healthcare, Medtronic, ING, GMAC Residential Capital, Caribbean Financial Group, St. Jude Medical, Allegis Group, and more. Michael earned his MBA from MIT's Sloan School of Management and worked for Corning Inc. and Jostens.
Paul Hoch, a principal architect with TopDown Consulting, has over twelve years' EPM and Hyperion experience, specializing in Essbase and Planning. He has successfully completed large-scale EPM implementations for clients in industries ranging from retail to government, financial services to healthcare. Paul has served as solution architect and team lead for implementations and developed and delivered advanced team training.
Towards the tenth year of a stable career in academia, specializing in decision support technologies, William Hodges accepted an invitation to step into the trenches to participate directly in the implementation of the type of management-support applications he could only talk about in an academic environment. He has spent the last fifteen years pursuing this line of work in various capacities including as a certified Essbase boot camp instructor, an independent consultant, a co-proprietor of a successful mid-size consulting firm, and more recently on the consulting staff of one of today's largest international Oracle EPM implementers.
This career evolution gives him a unique alternate perspective on the challenges and opportunities EPM technologies offer to designers, implementers, and consumers of management and decision support. He enjoys sharing his perspective on both nuts-and-bolts matters and theoretical guiding principles, the combination of which has served him well in his own effort to deliver value to his clients and employers.
Matt Hopkins is a manager in Perficient's Oracle Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) practice. He has has twenty-five years of leading and performing Project Management, Financial System Analysis, System Implementation, Business Process Redesign, Software Selection, and Data Migration. He has multiple successful implementations of HFM and Essbase. He is a Certified Public Accountant and is a graduate of Baylor University. Additionally, Matt has over eight years in accounting, financial reporting, and audit. He is skilled in analysis of disparate transactional and reporting systems as well as creating manageable and logical integrations and reporting.
Frank Houweling is an Oracle ADF and Java specialist at AMIS. His focus is on Oracle Fusion ADF, Enterprise Java development, and performance management. He is a frequent writer at the AMIS technology blog. He also developed an ADF performance monitor that can identify, report, and solve performance bottlenecks in an ADF Fusion application.
Joe Huang is responsible for outbound product management of Oracle's Mobile Application Development Framework (ADF Mobile), which is part of Oracle's Fusion Middleware and Enterprise Application platform. Joe has more than twenty years of experience in the high technology field, and has been in the enterprise mobile application field for the last ten years. Joe joined Oracle through the Siebel acquisition in 2006, where he was part of Siebel's platform product management team. Prior to Siebel, Joe was with Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), leading various development teams in creating innovative solutions for leading companies of the world. Joe received an MS and BS degree in industrial engineering from University of California, Berkeley in the early 1990s, and resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Theron Jaquez is a financial system analyst managing Hyperion Essbase and Planning at World Vision. Prior to joining WV in 2007, he held positions with Microsoft, Premera Blue Cross, and United HealthCare. Theron holds a BA in math from Amherst College and an MBA from the University of Washington. He came to WV with eleven years of experience in the actuarial field where he designed data warehouses, measured liabilities, and conducted ROI and provider profiling studies.
Jonathan Johnson is responsible for the advancement of the Planning & Analysis practice including end-to-end project management and implementation, business development, and managing the direction and development of consultants at MindStream. As an Oracle Certified Professional, Jonathan has completed multiple Enterprise Performance Management engagements working with clients across industries, including Financial Services, Consumer Products, Healthcare, Insurance, Manufacturing, and Retail. He also provides thought leadership and advisory for MindStream's training and change management solutions and services. Jonathan graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas with a BS in Finance, Accounting, and Information Management, and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Jason Jones has been working with Essbase for over seven years, with a particular focus on the core Essbase product and software development within the Essbase ecosystem. Within Essbase itself, his specialty is performance tuning, optimization, and automation.
I'm an Angel investor and Startup Mentor with Salt Lake City Angels. I follow Lean Startup methodology. If you're starting a business or launching a new product and need some guidance - I'm here to help.I have deep connections in the Oracle Hyperion community. Contact me for advice on Enterprise Performance Management (EPM), Analytics and Business Intelligence, Lighthouse Investments LLC - Startup Mentor and Angel Investor - Gust Profile - https://gust.com/r/profile?user_id=182566Oracle OAUG Hyperion SIG President2009 Oracle ACE award winner - An Oracle Hyperion (EPM/BI) Junkie:Hyperion Enterprise, Hyperion Essbase, Hyperion Planning, Hyperion Strategic Finance, Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) and more... - Founded Pinnacle Group Worldwide in 1995, Twice selected an Inc. 500 fastest growing company. Ranked #157 in the 2006 list. - Design specialist for complex reporting requirements including intercompany, cash flow, profitability analysis, and consolidation requirements. Using XBRL and Hyperion is a speciality.- Conceived, Designed and built K2Analytics.com - the worlds first Hyperion On Demand offering.I have worked on and/or managed some of the biggest and most complex Hyperion Implementations in North America including Cisco, Pfizer, Bristol Myers Squibb, JP Morgan Chase, AT&T, and many many more.Specialties: Lean Startup, Seed and Series A funding.Performance Management (EPM, BPM, CPM) implementations including reporting and compliance, financial services industry regulatory requirements, Basel II, GAAP, IFRS, FASB, mergers and acquistions integration, bankruptcy and reorganization, Sarbanes Oxley requirements, Software installation, data center and infrastructure implementation. XBRL taxonomy creation for internal and external reporting. Enterprise 2.0 Advisory services.
Tae Kim is the head of Financial Consolidations and Reporting Consulting Services Practice at Linium. He is responsible for the overall success of projects from designing the solutions and overseeing the implementations to supporting the sales efforts. He has an undergraduate degree in finance and accounting and a graduate degree in accounting. He is a Hyperion Certified consultant.
John King is a Partner in King Training Resources, a US-based firm providing instructor-led training since 1988 for application developers on a variety of platforms. John has worked with Oracle products and the database since Oracle Database version 4. John develops and presents customized courses in a variety of topics including Oracle, ADF, Web Services, SOA, Java, .NET, User Interface Design, and several other topics. John presents frequently at industry conferences including UKOUG, ODTUG, Collaborate (IOUG), Oracle Open World, AUSOUG and the RMOUG Training Days.
Nicholas King is a database administrator at Google and specializes in Oracle Enterprise Performance Management. His background spans database administration, Unix systems administration, software engineering, and performance tuning. Using these skills as a foundation, Nicholas focuses on ensuring best practices around EPM / Hyperion infrastructure. Nicholas' experience as an EPM consultant gave him invaluable exposure to a myriad of EPM environments in which he developed customized upgrade approaches that ensured compliance, stability, and scalability. Additionally, he authors the Hyperion Error of the Day blog, epm-errors.blogspot.com, which focuses EPM infrastructure. Nicholas has a bachelor's degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from The Ohio State University.
Peter Koletzke is a technical director and principal instructor for Quovera in Mountain View, California. He has over twenty-nine years of industry experience and has presented at various Oracle users group conferences more than 300 times. Additionally, he has won awards such as Pinnacle Publishing's Technical Achievement, Oracle Development Tools User Group Editor's Choice (twice), ODTUG Best Speaker, NY Oracle Users Group Editor's Choice (three times), East Coast Oracle/Southeastern Oracle Users Conference Oracle Designer Award, and the Oracle Development Tools User Group Volunteer of the Year. Peter is an Oracle ACE Director, an Oracle Certified Master and coauthor -- variously with Duncan Mills, Avrom Roy-Faderman, and Dr. Paul Dorsey -- of the Oracle Press (McGraw-Hill Professional) books: "Oracle JDeveloper 11g Handbook," "Oracle JDeveloper 10g for Forms & PL/SQL Developers," "Oracle JDeveloper 10g Handbook," "Oracle9i JDeveloper Handbook," "Oracle JDeveloper 3 Handbook," "Oracle Developer Advanced Forms and Reports," "Oracle Designer Handbook, 2nd Edition," and "The Oracle Designer/2000 Handbook."
Bryan Krusemark is a Senior Financial Analyst/Hyperion Administrator at Access Midstream with the responsibility for all Hyperion applications, which includes Planning, Essbase, and Financial Reporting, consolidated reporting and budgeting, monitoring of joint ventures, cash forecasting, and various other financial requirements. He also serves as a liaison between the accounting group and finance.
Prior to joining Chesapeake Midstream, Bryan worked in various senior level positions at several companies including, Williams, Helmerich & Payne and Oklahoma Fixture Company. Notable is his seven years of experience with Hyperion products and nineteen years of finance/accounting experience in the manufacturing and energy sectors.
Tom Kyte is a senior technical architect in Oracle's Server Technology Division. Tom is the Tom behind the AskTom column in Oracle Magazine, answering people's questions about the Oracle database and its tools (http://asktom.oracle.com/). He is also the author of "Expert Oracle Database Architecture" (Apress, 2005/2009), "Expert One on One Oracle" (Wrox Press, 2001/Apress 2004), "Beginning Oracle Programing" (Wrox press, 2002/Apress 2004), and "Effective Oracle by Design" (Oracle Press, 2003). These are books about the general use of the database and how to develop successful Oracle applications.
Cameron Lackpour first worked with OLAP technology in the dinosaur days of Comshare's System W and saw the Essbase light in 1993.
Since that life-altering event, Cameron has:
* Introduced what was then Arbor Software's Essbase to Johnson & Johnson
* Independently consulted since 1996, with a brief foray into working for consulting companies
* Created solutions for customers using Oracle's Essbase, Planning, and anything else that ties to those two products
* Actively posted on OTN's and Network54's Essbase board -- sharing knowledge makes his day interesting
* Presented at multiple conferences including Hyperion Solutions and of course ODTUG Kscope
* Been an Oracle ACE since November 2010 and an ACE Director as of August 2012
* Taught multiple formal classes and Webinars
* Served on the ODTUG Hyperion SIG
Alexander Ladd is a design lead certified Planning & Essbase architect who has personally worked on more than fifty Planning and Essbase implementations. Alex also has experience with a number of tier-1 EPM software products that give him a unique expertise with both relational and OLAP data structures.
Alex is a graduate of Trinity College (Hartford, CT) with a bachelor's degree in history. Alex has over fifteen years' experience in financial software systems. He is the senior partner of MindStream Analytics, a Boston-based consulting and managed services firm specializing in enterprise performance management and BI analytic solutions to customers that include American Medical Association, Bayer Corporation, Boston Scientific, Chiquita Brands, ING Direct, Glaxo SmithKline, Monster Worldwide, Sara Lee, Time Warner Cable, and Verizon. Prior to founding MindStream, Alex was a managing director at Pinnacle Group Worldwide and a senior consultant at ISA Consulting. He is currently the OAUG Essbase SIG domain lead.
Raj Lalchandani is a technical manager at Stanford University responsible for development and support of financial, material, and work management applications. Since joining Stanford in 2004, Raj has managed the implementation of numerous Oracle E-Business Suite and custom application projects and led onshore and offshore development teams. Prior to Stanford, Raj was a technical manager in Oracle Consulting. During his seven years at Oracle, Raj managed and participated in various Oracle E-Business application and custom implementations for a number of clients in various industries.
Mark Lancaster has been delivering business solutions using Oracle tools and technology since 1995. Mark is an Oracle ACE, and is the author of "Oracle Application Express 4.0 with Ext JS" (Packt Publishing 2011). He also writes articles, presents at conferences, is the AUSOUG QLD branch president, and maintains a blog at http://oracleinsights.blogspot.com.
Alice Lawrence works for Walmart as a Manager in the International Finance department. She has worked with Essbase for over twelve years, and has developed many applications. She works closely with the business community, and has developed excellent working relationships with her colleagues. She is currently the chair of the ODTUG Hyperion SIG.
Alice works hard to promote ODTUG, further the education of the EPM users, and create networking opportunities. She is proud to be a part of this wonderful organization and is looking forward to a great Kscope13!
Steve has worked with Essbase since the early '90s. Over the course of that tenure he has worked as a consultant building architecting and managing complex deployments, developing and delivering training, rapid deployments/POC and most recently is working as a Product Manager for Essbase at Oracle Corporation. His experiences have spanned numerous industries, including retail, financial services, and utilities as well as handling requirements that span the spectrum from pure BI to pure EPM deployments. Steve has presented at several conferences over the years including Open World, Solutions and Kaleidescope as well as many other regional events.
Debra Lilley is Oracle Alliance director for Fujitsu UK. She is an ACE Director (applications), past president, and current Council member of UKOUG. She previously lead the IOUC Product Development Committee which gave global input into the development of Fusion Applications. Debra was the winner of the Oracle Magazine 2008 User Group Evangelist of the Year Award and has presented at user group events all around the world.
Robert Lockard is a professional DBA, designer, developer, and project manager working in the world of financial intelligence. In 1987 Robert's boss called him into his office and told him that he is now their Oracle wizard then handed him a stack of Oracle tapes and told him to load it on the VAX. Sense then, Robert has worked exclusively as an Oracle database designer, developer, and database administrator and project manager. He enjoys flying vintage aircraft, racing sailboats, photography, and technical diving. He owns and flies the "Spirit of Baltimore Hon" a restored 1948 Ryan Navion and lives in Glen Burnie, Maryland on Marley Creek.
As Certified Hyperion Professional for Hyperion Financial Management, he has over 13 years of business and technical experience in Financial consolidations and reporting. Expert in design and building Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) applications as well as HFM Rules. Co-authored the training materials for Hyperion's first formalized HFM Rule training class and taught the first rules course offered by Hyperion in the United States. Possesses skill sets across multiple Hyperion products including FDM, Planning, and Essbase.
Cameron Mahbubian is a Harvard educated executive who is the current president and CEO at ClariFit. Prior to co-founding ClariFit with partners Martin Giffy D'Souza and Chris Hritzuk, Cameron held various other executive and managerial roles for several award winning companies. One of Cameron's grandest accomplishments is to have played a key role on a product that ended up winning an Emmy award for Outstanding Achievement in Technological Advancement.
David Mann has been a developer and DBA for fifteen years. He currently works in the Information Connection and Design group of a biotech company. He enjoys writing database centric applications and finding new ways to understand and relate the data contained within them.
Josie Manzano-Stettler is a senior manager with ADI Strategies with over ten years of experience in Oracle Hyperion EPM tools and technologies. Her seasoned functional experience in FP&A, operations, and international finance from the corporate world proved to be key in enabling several successful business intelligence and reporting implementations as a consultant across various industries, including consumer products, social media, financial services, high tech, health care, entertainment, manufacturing, and apparel. Josie is an Oracle Certified consultant expert in Planning and Essbase and a Certified administrator in financial management. She is a past presenter for Kscope11 and Kscope12.
Al Marciante began his career in as a Financial Information Technology professional for a leading electronics and communication company. He implemented applications focused on the accounting and finance organizations. In 1994, he spearheaded a project to produce consolidation financials, fully burdened profit and loss analysis, and budget reporting that was based on Oracle Financials, custom Oracle development and Arbor Essbase. In 1997, Al moved to a solution consultant role with Arbor, where he helped many customers in the Southern US states achieve significant value purchasing and implementing OLAP and Analytic Applications. He also performed a domain leadership role to drive effective demos and field training. In 2000, after Arbor and Hyperion software merged to become Hyperion Solutions, Al moved to a Product Management role with Essbase. Al quickly moved to a leadership role in the Product Management organization, and through the decade participated in driving new solutions in the Enterprise Performance Management space. He has since led PM teams not only in the Essbase organization, but also in Hyperion Planning, Hyperion Profitability and Cost Management, Smart View, Financial Reports, Crystal Ball and Disclosure Management. Al is now leading new initiatives for EPM in the Oracle Cloud.
Uri Margalit is the director of products at dbMaestro. Before joining dbMaestro, Uri served as a developer, DBA, and development manager and he is familiar with all the challenges DBAs and developers face. Uri is a frequent lecturer on databases and development in his native Israel locale and has presented both in Israel and overseas including lectures at RMOUG, Symantec Vision, lOUG, other public conferences and private courses.
Brian Marshall is a senior solution architect with over ten years of expertise providing information technology solutions to drive business and revenue inside a variety of organizations. He has extensive knowledge of the Enterprise Performance Management suite of products. He specializes in Hyperion Essbase (ASO and BSO), Hyperion Planning (Classic and EPMA), and Hyperion Financial Management. Brian has presented every year at Kaleidescope since 2010.
Jennifer Matsuoka is the Oracle Applications Manager at Flexera Software and is a veteran IT project manager. She has over a dozen years of experience with Oracle EBS, Hyperion, Essbase, and OBIEE. She has deep analysis and problem-solving skills and has extensive experience with business process re-engineering and full lifecycle implementation across multiple industries. Most recently, Jennifer led a global project to upgrade Essbase and to automate all internal, external, and statutory reporting using the EPM suite.
Raj Mattamal is co-president of Niantic Systems, LLC (www.nianticsystems.com). He started developing web applications at Oracle in 1995 with the very same people who came to create Oracle Application Express. In his more than ten years with the company he helped customers in a wide range of industries deliver web-based solutions on the Oracle Database. In addition to helping customers with their applications, Raj developed numerous web applications for use internally at Oracle as well. Outside of database application development, Raj spent much remaining time with Oracle evangelizing Oracle Application Express. This entailed teaching Oracle Software Development and APEX classes globally, writing articles for Oracle Magazine, Technotes for the Oracle Technology Network, and assisting with the development of training material and workshops.
Having earned bachelor's degrees in decision & information studies as well as marketing from the University of Maryland, Raj continues to apply his knowledge of and passion for technology and business to real-world issues to this day. Since leaving Oracle in 2006, Raj offers his services and training to customers in a wide range of business lines to help business get the most out of their Oracle environments. In recent years, Raj has been recognized by his Oracle professional colleagues as an Oracle ACE Director - an honor, indeed, to be earned amongst so many knowledgeable colleagues.
John McGale is an Architect and Manager in the consulting practice at Performance Architects, with over ten years of development and leadership experience in transactional systems development and six years of experience in BI/EPM solutions development at organizations including Brown University, Covansys, and APC. John holds a B.A. in Psychology from University of Rhode Island. He is a frequent presenter at industry events such as Oracle OpenWorld and at local Oracle user group events such as the New England Oracle Application Users Group (NEOAUG).
Dan McGhan is the Senior Technical Consultant at Enkitec. He suffers from Compulsive Programing Disorder which is believed to be linked to his balding. Having started his development career in the land of MySQL and PHP, he was only too happy to have stumbled upon APEX. Since then, he's dedicated his programming efforts to learning more about Oracle and web-based technologies in general.
Dan is an Oracle Application Express Certified Expert, an Oracle PL/SQL Developer Certified Associate, as well as an Oracle ACE. In addition to his "day job," he is one of the top contributors to the APEX forum, maintains his own Oracle and APEX blog, and is a regular presenter at various events and user group meetings including Oracle OpenWorld, ODTUG Kaleidoscope & APEXposed, and a variety of Oracle user groups.
When not working, Dan may be found studying languages other than those used for development, notably Spanish. He's also been sited at various venues dancing Salsa with his wife, Sonia, and even enjoying an occasional cigar, a time when Sonia prefers not to be around.
Kevin McGinley has been working in data warehousing and business intelligence since 1997 and Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) since 2005. He is a recognized authority in Oracle BI, speaking and writing on it regularly. He also co-hosts the only known talk show on Oracle BI: Real Time BI with Kevin & Stewart and currently serves as a lead for Accenture's Oracle Business Analytics practice.
Tracy McMullen, coauthor of the bestselling book series Look Smarter Than You Are, is the Director of Product Strategy for interRel Consulting. She is certified in Oracle Hyperion Planning, Hyperion Financial Management, Oracle Essbase, and Data Relationship Management and is also a Project Management Professional (PMP). She serves as an Oracle ACE Director and is the Hyperion SIG Planning Domain Lead. Tracy has been leading implementations of EPM/BI and Data Warehousing systems for over 15 years.
Oracle ACE Jeff McQuigg has been a data warehousing and BI consultant since 1994 where he picked up the passion for it with Deloitte Consulting. Since 2002 his specialty has been Oracle BI which he began working with when he was with Siebel in their Siebel Analytics Competency consulting group. Jeff has served nearly every role over the years, including ETL developer, BI architect, project manager, business analyst, performance analyst, and Pre-sales efforts.
He has developed BI methodologies and a complete training curriculum for a prior employer. He has been blogging on OBI and DW best practices since 2006, and has been very active on ITToolbox over that period. A frequent speaker at regional, national, and worldwide Oracle and BI events, Jeff has presented case studies, technical deep dives, and best practices in Europe and at OpenWorld on several occasions. Jeff specializes in areas ranging from BI Dashboard design, OBI development, dimensional modeling, and performance tuning.
Ryan Meester is a director of the Strategic Planning Practice (HSF) at Edgewater Ranzal with a wealth of experience in the strategic planning space that spans across a variety of industries and finance areas. Ryan co-founded Meridian Consulting International in 2007, which focused exclusively on HSF service offerings, and joined Edgewater Ranzal in 2010 as part of the Meridian acquisition.
Kuassi Mensah is director of product management for Oracle database access frameworks (Net Services, DRCP, TAF), database APIs (Java, C/C++, PHP, Ruby, Python, Perl), and In-Database MapReduce. Kuassi holds an MS in computer sciences from the Programming Institute of University of Paris VI. He has published several articles and a book at http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1555583296. He is a frequent speaker at Oracle and IT events and maintains a blog at http://db360.blogspot.com, as well as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter (http://twitter.com/kmensah) pages.
Craig Mesenbring is a senior educational and technical consultant with thirty-seven years of training and development experience -- thirty-two years in software training and technical consulting and four years in public education. He has developed Essbase and EPM reporting curriculum and delivered Oracle Hyperion education for twenty plus Fortune 500 companies.
His hobbies include being a semi-professional trumpet player and music arranger and triathlons.
Francis Mignault has over twenty-five years of experience in IT and with Oracle databases. He started as a developer on version 5 of Oracle using forms 2.3. He then quickly specialized as a database administrator. In 2002 he co-founded Insum Solutions, where he currently holds the role of chief technology officer. His first-rate PL/SQL and APEX expertise led to his becoming the first APEX instructor in Quebec. He has presented at several seminars and conferences in the United States and Canada including: Oracle OpenWorld, IOUG Collaborate, ODTUG APEXposed, ODTUG Kscope, and Ora*GEC. Francis is an Oracle ACE and co-author of the "Expert Oracle Application Express."
Mongo only pawn... in game of life. That is the way Tony Miller views his life. Tony was born and raised in Montana and longs to retire there some day. Tony is a graduate of the University of Montana, where he met his wonderful wife of over twenty years (Becky).
Tony and his wife have traveled all accross the Northwest (Helena, Montana,Vancouver, Washington, Seattle, Washington, Monroe, Washington) in the first few years of being married. Then they decided to have a kid and were blessed with Michael. They stayed in the Seattle area for six years but Tony felt that he needed to grow professionally so he took a job in Galveston, Texas.
The desire to learn and grow moved him to switch jobs until he was a contractor for NASA on the International Space Station Program & Intergration (PI & C) for three years. When that contract expired he started doing contract development positions accross the country (Releigh, North Carolina & Dallas, Texas).
When the chance to work in Virgina at his present job came up, he was eager for the challenge and chance to professionally grow further and be at home with his family every night. They now live in a rural suburb of Charlottesville, Virgina (Ruckersville to be exact).
Duncan Mills is senior director and architect for Oracle's Application Development Framework within the Oracle Development Tools division. He has been working with Oracle in a variety of application development and DBA roles since 1988. For the past twenty years he has been working at Oracle in both support and product development, spending the last ten years in product management. Duncan is the co-author of the Oracle Press books "Oracle JDeveloper 11g Handbook: A Guide to Fusion Web Development and Oracle JDeveloper 10g for Forms" and "PL/SQL Developers: A Guide to Web Development with Oracle ADF."
Cary Millsap has been a member of the Oracle community since 1989. He is an entrepreneur, software technology advisor, software developer, and Oracle software performance specialist. He is an Oracle ACE Director. His technical papers are quoted in many Oracle books, in Wikipedia, in blogs all over the world, and in dozens of conference presentations each month. His blog is read by thousands of people each month. He has presented at hundreds of public and private events around the world. He wrote the book "Optimizing Oracle Performance" (O'Reilly 2003), for which he and co-author Jeff Holt were named Oracle Magazine's 2004 Authors of the Year.
Cynthia Moehlman has over 25 years of experience in various accounting and finance roles, including 7 years as an accounting instructor and 7 years as a management consultant. Her areas of specialty include profitability analysis, cost management, financial planning & analysis and project management, She places an emphasis on alignment of cost structures with corporate strategy and performance measurement. Cynthia has deep activity-based costing knowledge and experience which has allowed her lead multiple build and redesign projects from software selection through business use in driver-based planning, scorecards and reporting. In recent years she has focused on Hyperion Profitability and Cost Management (HPCM) implementations and has been a lead for the initial projects of both Standard and Detailed modeling, as well as other projects involving new implementations and revising prior models.
John has over 25 years of progressive experience in financial management and strategic thinking that includes: financial planning, global reporting, and business intelligence (BI).Since joining General Dynamics, John has successfully created a community of practice around BI / EPM that has been used across multiple General Dynamics Business Units.
Before joining General Dynamics, John held senior financial positions within Booz Allen Hamilton, global satellite, software, and telecommunications corporations.Within these firms, John designed and implemented BI systems that enabled Executive management to focus on financial performance, but more importantly operational and process measures in order to have a comprehensive view of corporate performance.
John has spoken at numerous conferences on the topic of Business Intelligence, and has published a wide variety of articles in business periodicals.
For more than twenty-five years, Karen Morton has worked in information technology as a mainframe programmer, developer, DBA, data architect, author, researcher, educator, and consultant. Having used Oracle since the early '90s, she began teaching others how to use Oracle over a decade ago.
Lynn Munsinger is a senior group product manager in the Java Tools Development group at Oracle Corporation. She
wears many hats, focusing on enabling customers who are adopting the ADF framework. As a product manager, she works to ensure that Oracle's internal and external customers have an easy time developing applications with ADF. As the ADF
collateral manager, she leads a team devoted to conveying the many features of ADF in an approachable manner.
She is co-author of an in-depth book on ADF titled, "Oracle Fusion Developer Guide - Building Rich Internet Applications
with Oracle ADF Business Components and ADF Faces." Lynn is passionate about teaching all types of developers how to get the most out of ADF, from the Oracle/ADF neophyte to the seasoned Java EE developer. Lynn has created a myriad of sample applications to illustrate features and best practices, and she is a frequent presenter at user group and industry conferences.
Mike Nader has more than fifteen years advisory, operational, and sales experience in the Business Intelligence, and Business Performance Management. Mike is currently the Business Intelligence practice lead for Blue Stone International, based out of Chicago. In addition to work at Blue Stone, Mike has also worked in various roles in the EPM and BI marketplace, including:
Senior Manager, Ernst & Young -- Business Intelligence ( 2010-2013)
Global Domain Lead, Business Intelligence (OBIEE) & Analytics (Essbase)- Hyperion Solutions and Oracle Corporation (2006-2010)
Principal Product Manager (software development) - Essbase & Business Intelligence
Brad Nance has over twenty-five years of experience in database application development beginning with the xBase genre of development tools that included dBase, Clipper, and Microsoft FoxPro. He began using Oracle products including HTML DB v1.6 in 2005. Brad currently works at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee where he leads a team that uses Application Express to support a major government program. He also has Microsoft SQL Server experience supporting a major player in the electronic medical record industry. His bachelor of science degree in computer science is from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina. When he is not at work, Brad enjoys playing drums and electric bass, spinning, and running.
Jan Navratil is a CTO at CampusIT, a company simplifying students' interactions with universities using cloud and mobile technologies. He has fifteen years of IT experience in various industry sectors including education, finance, and healthcare. Jan is a frequent speaker on major technical events including Oracle OpenWorld, UKOUG, and ODTUG Kscope.
Leighton Nelson is an Oracle Certified Expert DBA, with over 10 years of solid DBA experience. He manages multi-terabyte OLTP and Data Warehouse databases running Oracle 10g/11g on AIX, Linux, and focuses on high availability solutions involving Oracle RAC and Data Guard and Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c.
Leighton currently serves as US Events Chair and IOUG Liaison for the Oracle RAC SIG and is the Lead Oracle DBA at Mercy, Saint Louis. He shares his enthusiasm and experiences through his blog (griddba.com), tweets at @leight0nn and his presentations at Oracle events including Virtathon, Oracle OpenWorld and IOUG Collaborate.
In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and playing soccer.
Matt Nolan is an APEX developer specialist consulting and doing freelance development services for companies in Europe, US, and Australia. Having worked with the Oracle technology stack for the past eleven years in both government and commercial organizations, he has gained a broad range of experience.
Dave Nolby is the president of HCG, a unique company specializing in Oracle Hyperion consulting, education, and support solutions. Dave has more than twenty years of industry experience, concentrating on data management, data analysis, project and program management, and methodologies. Dave's experience has led him to found three companies dedicated to developing strong organizational efficiency to meet the future demands of the business. Dave's passion and commitment remain focused on sustained growth, effectiveness, efficiency, and profitability of clients by delivering intelligent data solutions.
Joe Northern, co-founder of Oracle DRM now MDM Ovation governance software, pioneered using master data and business process automation to enable financial transformation and analytics across the enterprise.
Ultan O'Broin, director of Applications User Experience, has worked in Oracle applications development in the US and EMEA since 1996. A passionate evangelist for applications user experience, he has been communicating usability guidance and resources to Oracle applications developers, partners, and customers worldwide. Ultan's interests include user experience design patterns, developer productivity, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Platform as a Service, and product localization.
Awarded Oracle Excellence Awards, Technologist of the Year 2011 : Enterprise Architect as well as ACE Director for Business Intelligence expertise.Working with database systems since 1994, developed first data warehouse in 2003 with Oracle 6i. Used almost all known DBMS systems, modelling, ETL and BI tools but experienced Oracle Data Integrator as a data integration tool and Sybase Power Designer as data modelling tool. One of the board member of TROUG (Turkish Oracle User Group) and Chairman of BI&DWH SIG.
Chris Ostrowski is an Oracle Solution Architect Director for Avout in Colorado. He has worked with Oracle technologies for over 20 years as a Developer, DBA, Project Manager and Enterprise Architect. Recently, Chris has focused his efforts on Service Oriented Architecture technologies including Oracle JDeveloper, the Oracle SOA Suite and Enterprise Technologies including Oracle Fusion Applications and Oracle's Application Integration Architecture. He is the author of three books from Oracle Press, "Oracle Application Server 10g Web Development", "The Oracle Application Server Portal Handbook" and the upcoming "Migrating to Fusion Applications", is a certified Oracle SOA Implementation Champion and is a proud member of the Oracle ACE Program.
Kevin Parker has over twenty-one years of business and IT experience and has focused in the business intelligence and performance management business for the past fourteen plus years. Kevin is an exceptional solution and technical architect experienced in crafting complex solutions and is currently serving as the practice leader for Oracle BI/DW technologies.
David joined Oracle in 1993. He spent the first 13 years within Oracle Consulting in Australia, New Zealand, and the United States. In 2006, he joined the Product Development team as the Oracle Application Express (APEX) Product Manager.
He presents at many conferences around the world including Oracle Openworld, Oracle Develop(s), ODTUG, and UKOUG.
Chuck Persky is a director in the consulting practice at Performance Architects with more than fifteen years of experience in architecting and implementing enterprise solutions utilizing the Oracle EPM (Hyperion) tool set across a variety of industries. He possesses the ability to bridge the gap between information technology and finance, and has successfully utilized this ability in designing, building, and managing a number of planning, budgeting, and reporting application solutions.
Prior to joining Performance Architects, Chuck was one of the leading senior managers within the Ernst & Young Enterprise Intelligence group, and served as an engagement manager at ISA Consulting, where he fulfilled a hybrid role of application development, oversight, and mentoring. Chuck is well versed in both Oracle Hyperion Planning and Oracle Hyperion Essbase, and has delivered several related presentations at Hyperion-related events.
Scott Peters has worked for Finit Solutions for seven years and is a partner and the director of the data integration practice. He has led or participated in more than forty FDM/ERPi/ETL projects, integrating with Hyperion Enterprise, Hyperion Financial Management, Essbase, Planning as well as other non-Hyperion systems. He specializes in large-scale implementations for domestic and international organizations and also performs FDM application upgrades and enhancements.
Darin Pope is currently senior manager of Hyperion Financial Reporting Systems at Ensco plc in Houston TX. For the past twelve years, Darin has worked in various Hyperion-related positions from administrator/developer to manager. He presented previously at Kscope 2009 and 2010, and has also lead numerous Hyperion training sessions in his career.
Juan Porter, president of TopDown Consulting, founded the company in 2000. He has over twenty years' combined customer, vendor, and consultant experience with Hyperion, which enables him to bring unmatched insight into the strategic impact of performance management solutions as well as in-depth understanding of the day-to-day realities of managing global applications while supporting users' needs. Prior to founding TopDown, Juan managed all aspects of Hyperion applications, on a global basis, for ABB, Novell, and SGI. Considered a visionary with an exceptional, proven ability to effectively address complex global business problems through EPM solutions, he is a member of the Oracle Hyperion Partner Advisory Council. Juan has presented annually at Oracle Hyperion User Groups. He has served as chair of Hyperion's national steering committee as well as leading many Hyperion enhancement committees. He holds a bachelor of science in business administration from Taylor University.
Kellyn Pot'vin, (pronounced Poet-Vaughn) has been a database administrator for 13 years, specializing in large database performance tuning. In recent years she's been working with large SSD databases and Exadata, taking advantage of the newest technology and performance tuning features.
Kellyn is known for her technical blog, dbakevlar.com and is the director of the Training Days Conference for Rocky Mountain Oracle Users Group, (RMOUG). She's performed numerous presentations on performance tuning and written articles for various technical newsletters and websites, starting out as an active participant on the Oracle-L list. Kellyn lives with her partner, Tim and her three children in Broomfield, CO and currently is honing her technical skills at Enkitec, an Oracle-centric consulting partner (www.Enkitec.com).
Aris Prassinos is chief engineer for MorphoTrak, SAFRAN Group, where he has designed and implemented several high-performance highly available multi-terabyte distributed databases, deployed by MorphoTrak around the world. Aris holds a master's degree in computer science from the University of Southern California, and has been recognized by Oracle Magazine as the "Content Management Architect of the Year" for 2005.
Aris has been an Oracle ACE since 2007, and became an Oracle ACE Director in 2009. Aris is a frequent speaker at Oracle OpenWorld and other database conferences.
Dan Pressman has been an independent consultant specializing in Hyperion/Essbase for the last seventeen years. Dan is both a technical and functional expert, supported by a BS in computer science and an MBA in finance, both from Columbia University. A recognized specialist in both ASO and BSO tuning, he has worked on numerous full system implementations of Planning, Essbase, Financial Reporting, and the full gamut of the EPM suite.
Recently Dan's work has focused on ASO tuning and he is the author of the Chapter: "Designing ASO for Performance" in the book Developing Essbase Applications: Advanced Techniques for Finance and IT Professionals. This chapter, along with his other writings and presentations, includes unpublished information on the inner workings of the ASO engine. The work is based on original empirical research and has resulted in techniques and information not available publically anywhere else. Additionally, he has written tuning techniques involving memory-mapped IO, compound attributes, operating system compression, and the use of surrogate keys.
Peter Raganitsch, founder and director of click-click IT Solutions in Vienna and co-founder of FOEX GmbH, Austria, has more than fifteen years' experience in Oracle DB, Forms, and APEX. Always looking for ways to make things better and develop new solutions, he shares his knowledge and solutions with the community in form of the ApexLib Framework, several Tools, blogs, webinars, and cutting-edge things like the first mobile theme for APEX. Peter has recently been appointed as an Oracle ACE Director.
Michael Rainey is a principal consultant with Rittman Mead, a leading consultancy focused on delivering Oracle Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence technology solutions. Specializing in Oracle Data Integrator, Michael has developed several solutions for migrating various data warehouse tools to ODI using the ODI SDK. In his work, Michael has completed various ODI and Oracle GoldenGate implementation projects, sharing his data integration knowledge along the way on the Rittman Mead blog.
Karen Reliford is a seventeen plus year veteran instructor with Oracle University through the OU partner network. She was first exposed to Oracle back in the days of Oracle 6 and she has been teaching Oracle Database and related products since Oracle Database 7.3. Karen has worked with and taught Application Express since the days of HTMLDB 1.5. Karen is both an Oracle Certified Master and a Certified Technical Trainer.
Karen is thrilled to work for TransAmerica Training Management (TAM), an award winning OU Partner (both Sales and Intructor Quality in 2012) based out of Coral Gables (Miami), FL. TAM also has the distinction of being the only OU partner certified in both the U.S. and Caribbean.
Karen has been honored four times with the OU Parner Intructor of the Year award. When not in front of a class and on the road, Karen loves to spend time with her husband Ron and their fifteen pets.
Jorge Rimblas has been an Oracle database professional since 1995 and started using APEX when it was known as HTMLDB since version 1.6 Since 2008 APEX is all he does. He has taught APEX classes with Sumneva (now Enkitec) and SkillBuilders to dozens of people. Jorge has helped several companies, in diverse industries, implement custom themes for their applications. His knowledge and experience with UI design, web technologies, and Adobe Photoshop uniquely position him to excel at this kind of work.
In addition to his UI and Theme work experience, he is an avid problem solver that thrives in finding elegant and efficient solutions.
Mark Rittman is an Oracle ACE Director, and Technical Director for Rittman Mead, an Oracle Gold Partner specialising in BI, DW and EPM solutions. Mark has worked with Oracle's BI and DW technologies for 10+ years, writes regularly for Oracle Magazine, the ODTUG Technical Journal and the Rittman Mead Blog (http://www.rittmanmead.com/blog). Mark is also the author of the Oracle Press book "Oracle Business Intelligence Developers Guide", and in the past has been an executive director on the ODTUG board.
Christian Rokitta is an independent Oracle consultant, with more than eighteen years of experience with Oracle Database development and web development. Since 1998 he used the Oracle Web Toolkit and mod_plsql to develop data-centric web applications in Oracle environments. Using the APEX development framework was the logical next step.
Christian is German, but for the past fifteen years, has lived and worked in the Netherlands. From 1996 to 1999, he worked as a custom development consultant for Oracle Netherlands. In the ten years that followed, he acted as consultant and product development manager for Scamander Solutions. In April 2010, Christian became an independent Oracle consultant and founded themes4apex, a service that offers custom APEX Theme design.
Edward Roske is the CEO and co-founder of interRel Consulting, one of the five largest Oracle EPM consulting firms in the world. As an Oracle ACE Director and author of seven books, Edward has spoken on four continents evangelizing everything Oracle Business Intelligence, Enterprise Performance Management, and Hyperion. Edward is continuously recruited to host various Hyperion presentations at user groups around the world as he uses his fifteen plus years of expertise on over 500 implementations in the Hyperion arena to provide insight on the future of Hyperion within Oracle.
Edward also offers an Oracle EPM blog, Looksmarter.blogspot.com, which offers a unique perspective inside the world of Oracle EPM, including information on upcoming releases, colorful commentary on Edward's ideas on hot topics in the industry, and much more. Recently, Edward was just made a certified Oracle Fusion Applications Advocate, a title Oracle has only bestowed on seven people. He spends his free time evolving into pure energy and saving busloads of nuns and orphans. He has no free time.
Doug Ross is a VIP with American Partners, a specialized staffing firm with a focus in business intelligence and enterprise performance management. Doug has over twenty years of experience in all phases of design, development, and implementation of business intelligence and data warehouse applications with a primary area of expertise focused on Oracle Business Intelligence application implementation over the past nine years. Doug has done over twelve Oracle Business Intelligence application (OBIA) projects and has consulted for groups such as Oracle and KPMG.
In his role in Oracle as a Sr. Director in BI Product Managment leading the Essbase product management team, Gabby Rubin is involved in shaping and executing Oracles strategic vision in BI and EPM server technolegies. Bringing an extensive background in relational and multidimensional databases, data warehousing and analytics, Gabby was one of the founders and senior executives of two startup companies focused on product and technologies for Business Intelligence. As such, he participated in multiple large scale Business Intelligence initiatives at Fortune 500 companies in the Retail, Consumer Goods, and Financial services industries. Gabby is fluent in English and Hebrew and resides in California.
Christoph Ruepprich has worked as an Oracle DBA and developer since 1999. As a developer he has worked with Oracle Forms and Reports, and has extensive experience with Oracle Application Express. In his current role as senior techincal consultant at Enkitec, he works on various Application Express projects.
In past roles he has developed a workload characterization application for Oracle E-Business and worked with warehouse control systems and MRP systems. He has also taught Oracle DBA certification courses and is an active presenter on Oracle topics. His blog Christoph's 2 Oracle Cents contains a wide variety on Oracle-related articles and can be accessed at http://ruepprich.wordpress.com.
Philipp Salvisberg is a senior principal consultant at Trivadis and a member of the Trivadis performance team. He has been focusing on Oracle Database-based solutions since 1988, at that time with Oracle 5. Since then he has been helping customers to design, build, and optimize their Oracle-based solutions or teaching application development topics. Philipp has a soft spot for doing as much as possible in a single SQL statement and is therefore very much interested in Oracle's optimizer. He is furthermore active in reviewing, tuning, and optimizing existing solutions or designing new applications for performance.
Tony Scalese is one of the world's foremost experts in Oracle/Hyperion Financial Data Quality Management (FDM) & ERPi. He is an Oracle Certified Implementation specialist for HFM. Tony has implemented FDM & ERPi in a variety of industries to address myraid requirements.
Tony regularly contributes to the EPM community by presenting at conferences and local HUG meetings, delivering webinars, writing for his blog and posting on OTN.
Prior to his consulting life, Tony was a Hyperion administrator for Enterprise, Upstream Weblink, Pillar and Hyperion Planning at a Fortune 500 medical device manufacturer.
David Schleis, Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene
David Schleis is a systems architect at the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene; a laboratory that provides analytical services for clinical, environmental, and industrial hygiene clients around the world.
Although he started out as a chemist, Dave has been working in IT for over twenty years, and has been using Oracle for the majority of that time. He recently completed work on the rewrite of a large Forms and Reports 6i application to JEE web applications using Groovy and Grails. Dave is currently working on the installation and customization of a commercial Oracle-based Laboratory Information Management System.
David has previously served on the ODTUG Board and was the content co-chair of the unbelievably successful Kscope12 conference. He has been a regular presenter at ODTUG conferences and has had articles in the ODTUG Technical Journal as well as other publications. David was the winner of the prestigious ODTUG Editor's Choice Award in 2006, and has also presented papers at Collaborate and Oracle OpenWorld to rave reviews.
Rich has been working with Hyperion technologies since 1995. With his strong financial background and expertise in Hyperion products, Rich has successfully led implementations at numerous Fortune 1000 companies as well as smaller organizations, helping leverage the technology to its fullest. In addition to his project work, Rich has developed and taught many Hyperion classes from end-user courses to advanced architecture design and technology curricula. Currently, Rich leads the Managed Services practice for ADI Strategies, Inc. In this role he coordinates and manages resources for clients as well as acts in an advisory capacity for implemented Hyperion Solutions.
Glenn Schwartzberg has been an IT professional for over thirty years. He started his career in IT (then MIS) working on IBM mainframes writing COBOL and CICS programs. He quickly worked his way up the food chain and as a manager had fifteen people working for him. At this pivotal juncture, he decided he would rather be a technical resource than spend his time telling other people what to do and justify his life through paperwork. Because of this ideal, he entered the world of consulting where he was a DBA on Teradata DBC1012 computers, programming, and maintaining databases. This was his introduction to SQL.
During his stint working on data warehouses, he ran into a little program from Arbor software called Essbase. It was a cool little program and Glenn immediately saw the value in allowing users to get their own data, so he started learning all he could about it. This was on version 3.11. As time and versions progressed, he learned more and more and the versions got more feature rich and complicated. While Glenn did not like being a manager, he did feel it important to assist others as they tried to figure out the issues they were having with the application. He joined bulletin boards and forums and was an ardent contributor, answering others' questions and gaining more knowledge. In 2008, due to his continued efforts to assist others and to evangelize Essbase, he was honored the title of Oracle ACE in BI. In 2010, he was again privileged to be named an Oracle ACE Director. He continues to share his knowledge of Essbase and its associated products though the Oracle EPM discussion forums, presentations at conferences, user group meetings, webcasts, and his blog. He was one of the founding members of the Oracle Development Tools User Group (ODTUG) Hyperion SIG board.
John Edward Scott has been using Oracle since version 7 (around 1993), and has used pretty much every release since then. He has had the good fortune to work on a wide range of projects for a varied group of clients. He was lucky enough to start working with Oracle Application Express when it was first publicly released, and has worked with it nearly every day since (and loves it).
John is an Oracle ACE Director, was named Application Express Developer of the Year 2006 by Oracle Magazine, and is the author of the best-selling book, "Pro Oracle Application Express." He is also the co-founder of APEX Evangelists (http://www.apex-evangelists.com), which specializes in providing training, development, and consulting specifically for the Oracle Application Express product. You can contact John at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christian Screen is a business intelligence evangelist with over fifteen years of experience in technology ranging from low-level programming, e-commerce, data warehousing, Enterprise Performance Management, and of course, business intelligence. He is the BI Practice Lead for Analytic Vision's Oracle Analytics Practice.
In his spare time he enjoys writing technical articles, learning new technologies, inventing, writing software, spending time with his family, trying to change the world, and running his blog and podcast at ArtOfBi.com. He is an Oracle ACE under business intelligence, an Oracle Deputy CTO, an Essbase Certified Consultant, and holds several other certifications under related technologies.
Troy Seguin is a senior technical consultant with interRel Consulting. He specializes in Enterprise Performance Management with an emphasis on advanced strategic planning and budgeting techniques.
Troy has over ten years' experience in both industry and consulting developing and implementing dynamic software solutions using proven implementation methodologies for enterprise planning tools and financial reporting products. In addition, Troy provides onsite education and other related tasks required to support customers.
Troy is certified in Hyperion Essbase and Planning and has expertise with quantitative finance from his doctorial studies.
Alexandre leads ADI's Financial Consolidation and Reporting Team at ADI Strategies. With a background encompassing a broad range of client work as well as an engineering degree with a Master's of Finance and Information Systems, he brings a unique blend of financial acumen and strong technical aptitude to his role in designing and implementing high end solutions for ADI's clients. He personally oversees all current engagements to ensure that the team consistently exceeds client expectations by delivering custom built, state of the art solutions. Alex has been working with Hyperion tools and technologies since 2001, and has served as Director of Financial Reporting Systems at variousmultinational organizations such as Publicis Groupe.
Mehmet Sevinc has been in the Hyperion field for almost six years. He has been involved in various Hyperion projects that enabled him to learn Planning, Essbase, Hyperion Financial Management, Hyperion Financial Data Quality Management, Data Relationship Manager, Smart View, Web Analysis, Financial Reporting Studio, and classic Excel Add-in. During this time, Mehmet has also been involved in more than ten FR Studio projects, resulting in developing 250+ reports for various clients. He is an active contributor to the Oracle Forums.
Marc Sewtz is a Senior Software Development Manager for Oracle Application Express (APEX) in the Database Tools Group. Marc has 18 years of industry experience, including roles in Consulting, Sales, and Product Development. Marc joined Oracle Corporation in 1998, works in New York City and manages a global team of APEX developers and product managers. Marc and his team are responsible for product features such as Mobile Development, User Interface Design, Oracle Forms conversion, Reporting, Tabular Forms, PDF printing and the integration with BI Publisher. Marc has a Master's degree in Computer Science from the University of Applied Sciences in Wedel, Germany
Alex Shlepakov is a manager in Accenture's Oracle Business Intelligence (BI) and Analytics practice. Alex joined Accenture in 2006 and has over six years of experience in the Business Intelligence field. Alex's primary expertise includes: Oracle Data Integrator, Oracle Warehouse Builder, Informatica, Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence, and Star Schema Data Modeling.
In previous roles, Alex has designed, developed, and delivered business intelligence solutions for a wide array of domains.
Shay Shmeltzer a senior group manager for the outbound product management team for the Oracle development tools organization. Shay has been working with Oracle's development tools for over twenty years. Shay is a frequent presenter at industry events, publishes multiple articles, and frequently blogs at http://blogs.oracle.com/shay.
Alex Sluyter is a French born and raised Dutch-man who has mainly worked in Asia, Europe, and the last eight years in the U.S. He studied and taught full time until he was twenty-eight at the University in Germany (mathematics and computer science).
Initially Alex was focused on computer security and low-level development and later became an international IT manager travelling 300 days per year to sites around the world. He loves complex modeling and after earning his MBA in the U.S., evolved into the BI field.
Today Alex works with the whole Oracle EPM Suite and focuses on the business aspects of PM, KPIs, processes, etc. Oracle products that he is familiar with are: HFM, Planning, FCM, FDM, OBIEE, EAL, EA, EPMA, and Essbase. Outside of work Alex loves good food, superb wine, books, dogs, and the ocean.
Karen Smejkal is a senior Essbase / data warehouse developer at Carriage Services, Inc. in Houston, Texas. A graduate of Texas A&M University with a B.S. in management of information systems, she has thirteen years of consulting, public, and private sector experience in data warehousing with a variety of data store and reporting software products including many Oracle Hyperion products. Of that, Karen has eight years of intermediate experience with Essbase and more recently one year of experience with OBIEE+ 18.104.22.168. She is excited about the current efforts at Carriage Services in building robust and innovative dashboards utilizing Essbase ASO and BSO cubes and RDBMS tables.
Jeff Smith is a senior principal product manager in the Database Tools group at Oracle. He works on the team that brings you SQL Developer, SQL Developer Data Modeler, APEX Listener, the Public Cloud database offering, and 11gR2 XE. Jeff has presented online and in-person at many of the top user groups around the world for the past decade including ODTUG.
Craig Solomon has been working with financial software for fifteen years, has been a financial systems analyst for five years, a consultant for ten years where he implemented budgeting and reporting systems, and has worked in the Energy, Education, Health, Pharmaceutical, and Retail spaces.
Scott Spendolini is executive director at Enkitec, a world-class OracleÂ® services, education & solutions firm founded in 2004. He has assisted a number of clients from various verticals with their Oracle APEX development and training needs. Spendolini has presented at a number of Oracle-related conferences, including Oracle OpenWorld, ODTUG, and IOUG and is a regular contributor to the Oracle APEX Forums on OTN. He is a recipient of the Oracle Ace Director designation, author of Expert Oracle Application Express Security and co-author of Pro Oracle Application Express. In 2009, Spendolini along with ODTUG was presented with the Oracle Innovation Award for his work on ODTUG's public web site, odtug.com. Spendolini is also an Oracle Certified Oracle Application Express developer.
Prior to joining Enkitec, Spendolini co-founded and ran Sumneva and Sumner Technologies from 2005 through 2012, which focused on Oracle APEX services, education & solutions. Before that, he was employed by Oracle Corporation for almost 10 years, the last three of which he was a Senior Product Manager for Oracle APEX. He holds a dual bachelors degree from Syracuse University in Management Information Systems and Telecommunications Management and currently resides in Ashburn, Virginia with his wife and two children.
Tim St. Hilaire has been working with Oracle as a developer, integrator, and architect for over ten years. His most recent focus is on the APEX tool set and integration opportunities available both internally and externally. Leading a team of developers, APEX has been integrated as a strategic tool within his current business. Sharing those experiences with others is both a hobby and a passion.
Greg Stachnick is a Product Manager in the Oracle Development Tools group and originally focused on Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse (OEPE). Recently, Greg's responsibilities have expanded to include Application Lifecycle Management products like Hudson Continous Integration Server and the new Oracle Developer Cloud Service. Greg joined Oracle in 2008 and has been working in the Developer Productivity Tools space for over 13 years.
Jason Straub has been developing Oracle database driven web applications for almost 15 years. In 2000, he joined the development team at Oracle that was working on the product that eventually became Oracle Application Express. Jason continues to work as a developer on the Oracle Application Express development team most recently focusing on features specific to the next release of the Oracle database.
Stew Stryker has developed application software in a number of industries including: Computer Manufacturing, Health Care, Direct Marketing, and Higher Education. He has worked on applications ranging from a VT100 terminal emulator to a web-based alumni volunteer support system used by over 1,200 alumni. Though Stew earned an MBA (high technology focus) from Northeastern University in 1987, he prefers the challenges and rewards of application software development.
While living in Vermont, Stew has worked for Dartmouth College's Advancement division since 2000. Areas of focus include: general PL/SQL, data visualization, and Oracle-based web applications, particularly using Oracle's Appplication Express. He is occasionally active in the Oracle APEX user forum, posing and answering technical questions.
Stew also volunteers for a number of non-profits including Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports, his local Boy Scout Troop, the Upper Valley Land Trust, and others.
Sean D. Stuber is a DBA at American Electric Power. He has been a developer for over twenty years, working with Oracle for most of that time. His main responsibilities are coding, tuning, and mentoring developers in how to best utilize their Oracle databases. Some of his articles have been published in the ODTUG Technical Journal, IOUG Tips & Best Practices Booklet, and on Experts-Exchange where Sean is a regular contributor and zone advisor for Oracle topics. When not engrossed in Oracle, Sean enjoys reading, cooking, traveling, and building things with his family.
Ricardo Stumpf is an auditor and IT project manager from the Brazilian Court of Audit with special interest in IT education and methodologies and technologies applied to decentralized IT solutions development (end-user developer concepts). He is Oracle APEX certified and has been managing and developing Oracle APEX projects since 2007. He has developed an APEX course in Portuguese used by more than 300 developers. Ricardo has also spoken in Brazil, Uruguay, and Argentina during APEX Tour Latinoamerica 2012.
Venkatraman Subramanian is a principal product manager in the Oracle Business Intelligence Infrastructure Product Management Team at Oracle Corporation. He is responsible for the infrastructure/lifecycle aspects of OBIEE/Exalytics. He is also responsible for OBIEE/Exalytics integrations with Enterprise Manager. He runs the OBIEE/Exalytics enablement drives in the JAPAC region.
Deanna Sunde is a senior director within the EPM Planning and Essbase practice of the Hackett Group. She has been implementing Hyperion products for over fifteen years and has held various management positions in accounting, finance, and IT at NBC Universal, Princess Cruises, and Citicorp. Deanna implemented Oracle Financials while at Princess and is a frequent speaker at ODTUG, OAUG, and other regional user conferences. She holds an MBA in finance, a BS in economics, and is a former CPA. Deanna is currently a member of the ODTUG Hyperion SIG Board of Directors and Leadership Program and is a former member of the SROAUG BOD.
Tim Tow is the founder and president of Applied OLAP and the visionary for the innovative Dodeca product. He has been working exclusively with Oracle Essbase since 1995 specializing in the Essbase Java API. An Oracle ACE Director, Tim blogs on Essbase topics, leads the development team that supports the popular OlapUnderground Essbase utilities, and has served ODTUG in a variety of positions including two terms on the ODTUG Board of Directors.
Jake Turrell is a senior solution architect and project manager with over eighteen years' experience specializing in the implementation of Hyperion Planning, Essbase, and related technologies. Jake's technology career began in the early 90s as a financial systems intern at Dell in Austin, Texas, administering IMRS Micro Control (the DOS-based predecessor to Hyperion Enterprise). After working at Dell, Jake joined Ernst & Young's Management Consulting practice where he worked with a variety of technologies before returning to the Hyperion world and joining a boutique Hyperion partner consulting firm in Dallas, Texas.
Tina Tymczak is a lead consultant with over fifteen years of Hyperion product experience, including nearly two years' experience with Hyperion/Oracle providing training in Hyperion Planning, Hyperion Financial Management, Financial Data Quality Management, SmartView, and Financial Reporting. She has been the lead consultant at a multi-phase project at the University of California, Berkeley to provide a common enterprise-wide framework to prepare, analyze, and assess the annual budget and to automate and streamline the budget process using Public Sector Planning.
Prior to Hyperion, she was a manager in the consumer products and chemical sector developing and administrating Hyperion Enterprise and Essbase applications, and providing expertise on the financial consolidation, reporting, and budgeting process.
Mia Urman is an Oracle alumni and a seasoned presenter of Oracle development technologies at conferences including OOW, ODTUG Kscope, UKOUG etc. She is a world-class expert in Oracle Forms and ADF, with over fourteen years' experience presenting, supporting, training, and consulting Oracle products.
In her seven years at Oracle Israel, Mia was both a senior support analyst and local product manager of Forms and ADF. While consulting to customers, Mia became intimately familiar with the leading challenges facing Oracle Forms clients and recently founded OraPlayer Ltd., a development house providing solutions in Moblie, Forms Modernization, SOA, and Forms to ADF/APEX integration fields.
Peter de Vaal has a PhD in chemistry but switched to IT after a carreer in science. He worked as a developer, architect, and consultant with Oracle technology since 1992. The current focus of his work is in implementing Fusion Middleware architectures for supporting traditional (Forms, Reports) and modern (WebCenter, ADF, SOA, APEX) technologies.
Peter has been a frequent presenter at ODTUG since 1999 and at UKOUG since 2008.
Wayne Van Sluys has been working with business intelligence analysis and reporting since 1998 both as a developer and lead architect. His work has primarily centered around the Hyperion Interactive Reporting Suite and now most recently OBIEE.
He has a master's degree in education and brings a training and development approach to his work with clients. Wayne's presentation history dates back to two Brio Software conferences and four Hyperion Solutions conferences as well as numerous custom designed user and developer training classes.
Matt Varner is a senior Hyperion consultant with Mo'mix Solutions specializing in PSPB. He has been through multiple PSPB implementations with Public Sector and Higher Education clients, and has nearly ten years of experience with Planning and Essbase in the Public Sector, Health Care, and Retail Foods industries.
Kenny Vernon is director of accounting systems at Weatherford International, one of the largest oil field services companies operating in more than 100 countries and employing more than 60,000 people worldwide. He has over fifteen years of experience implementing and managing EPM environments as a developer, consultant, and manager. He has a BBA degree in finance from Texas A&M University.
Micaela Meier Vestermann has an economic background and has been working with Financial Management Reporting for the last twelve years. The last nine years Micaela has been working with a combination of Financial Reporting and the related tools for reporting and cosolidation. Micaela has primarly been working with the EPM platform from Oracle/Hyperion implementing HFM (Hyperion Financial Management), FDM (Financial Data Management), and both as an internal employee and as a consultant for Deloitte. In Micaela's time as a consultant, Micaela has been working with various HFM projects (incl. Project Management) for larger Danish companies and also implemented Hyperion Planning internally.
In Micaela's current position, Micaela has implemented HFM and FDM for the group and has a team working on developing several Essbase cubes for internal management Reporting. At the same time Micaela is working on setting OBIEE up for Dashboard and Publisher reporting etc. in the company.
Over the past two years, Daniel Villani has been involved in various Enterprise Performance Management implementations. Daniel has worked in designing and creating Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) Processes as well as Essbase, Planning, Essbase Studio, and Master Data Management implementations. His experience spans the Aeorspace & Defense and Health & Life Sciences industries.
Daniel has a broad range of technical skills, including: Essbase, Hyperion Planning, Essbase Studio, Data Relationship Management, Enterprise Performance Management Architect (EPMA), PL/SQL, MaxL, Windows Batch Scripting, Automation, Enterprise Schedulers, and Informatica. Daniel has a bachelor of science degree from Manhattan College in the fields of computer information systems and finance. Daniel is an Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation Certified professional and an Oracle Essbase implementation specialist. He has presented EPMA Tips & Tricks at NEOAUG in Worcester, MA.
Shankar has over 15 years combined experience in Finance and Performance Management & Analytics. After several years as a finance executive in various industries, he took his experience to consult in EPM & BI for 4 years before moving into Hyerpion|Oracle Product Management/Stragey roles. He currently leads the Product Strategy and Product Management efforts for Hyperion Planning and Strategic Finance at Oracle. Shankar is a non-practicing CPA and holds a Masters in Finance & Economics. His specialized knowledge includes Hyperion Planning, Hyperion Strategic Finance, Essbase, Peoplesoft EPM, SAP BPC and CognosTM1.
Dan Vlamis started working with OLAP technology in 1986 at Information Resources, Inc., where he was a lead developer on what is now Oracle Sales Analyzer. He founded Vlamis Software in 1992. Dan continues his strong relationships with various Oracle developers and product managers to this day. Dan has worked on over 200 BI/OLAP projects in his career.
* Developer for IRI (former owners of Oracle OLAP)
* Founded Vlamis Software in 1992
* Wrote portions of Oracle Sales Analyzer
* Beta tester for Oracle products including OBIEE 11g
* Oracle ACE
* Expert speaker at Oracle conferences
* Co-author of new book "Oracle Essbase & Oracle OLAP"
* BI/DW/EPM track chair for 2010 Collaborate conference
Terrance Walker, PMP is a project manager with interRel Consulting Partners. He specializes in Enterprise Performance Management with an emphasis on financial consolidation, budgeting, and planning applications.
Terrance has over seventeen years' experience in project management, accounting operations, and financial management reporting having managed numerous finance projects and developed and implemented dynamic software solutions using proven implementation techniques for financial consolidation, financial reporting products, and enterprise planning tools. Additionally, Terrance has produced training documentation, provided onsite education, as well as other related tasks required to support customers.
2013 marks Rich Wilkie's 13th year at Oracle, beginning as a Solutions Consultant at Hyperion Solutions and rising through the ranks of Enterprise Performance Management at both Hyperion and Oracle to his current role of Senior Director, Product Management. Rich began his career as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with Arthur Andersen and added a Master's Degree in Information Systems to help expand his knowledge and skills into the world of information systems. Rich has helped Oracle increase its lead in the Financial Close domain through continued evolution of its market leading consolidations product, Hyperion Financial Management, which today is the #1 consolidation product with 1000's of customers. In addition, he has helped launch new products that have driven clear differentiation into the market, including Hyperion Financial Close Management for close process orchestration, Disclosure Management for XBRL/iXBRL submissions and Financial Management Analytics for real time close process dashboards.
Jim Wilking is an Oracle Essbase certified consultant and Reporting Practice lead at HCG. He has more than nine years of experience providing information technology and software solutions. Jim has Hyperion experience as an analyst, system administrator, developer, and consultant. Jim's goal is to showcase information that demonstrates relevant and useful real-world applications of Hyperion technology.
Brian Williams is a Practice Director at Vertical Edge Consulting Group and has worked with Oracle Hyperion implementations for over 13 years, specializing in Hyperion Planning, Essbase, reporting, and system integration solutions. With a background in Finance, Brian is able to clearly understand business needs and translate them into technical solutions. Throughout his consulting career, he has provided Enterprise Performance Management solutions for clients in several industries and multiple countries. Brian is certified in Essbase and Planning and has delivered presentations on EPM topics. His responsibilities at Vertical Edge include ensuring delivery excellence while managing multiple EPM implementation projects. He has a BS degree in Finance and Economics as well as an MBA from the University of South Florida.
Patrick Wolf is working in the Application Express development team at Oracle Corporation. As an Oracle ACE employee, he is a frequent contributor to the Oracle APEX forum and is also running the blog http://www.inside-oracle-apex.com/. Patrick is Oracle Magazine's 2007 winner of the Oracle APEX Developer of the Year award.
Gavin Woods, working as a Technical Consultant for PITSS America LLC, brings experience from a wide range of technologies to help customers achieve IT solutions that fit their environment. He has worked closely with Oracle Fusion Middleware technologies. Over the years, he has provided consulting services to many of PITSS' customers on Fusion Middleware Architecture Design & Administration and ADF Development. Gavin holds a Bachelors in Management Information Systems from Oakland University.