Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Countdown to KScope16

In just over 3 weeks from the date of this post KScope16 will take place in Chicago.  Once again I was privileged to serve as the Content Lead the Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing track.  I was very fortunate to once again work with a great group of people to review and select the sessions for this years BI & DW track. 

Michelle Kolbe (@MeKolbe)
Michael Rainey (@mRainey)
Nicholas Hurt (@Nicholas_Hurt)
Christian Berg (@Nephentur)
Christian Screen (@ArtOfBI)
Kevin McGinley (@kevin_mcginley)

This team took time out of their already busy lives to review over 90 sessions for 28 slots.  They gave up weekend time to get on a conference call to slug it out for their favorite sessions and finally coming together to pick what we felt would be sessions that helped showcase the BI & DW Track.

While you can see the Session Line up here I thought I would share some interesting facts about the BI & DW Sessions for KScope16.  For starters it was decided to spin off a separate track for Big Data and Advanced Analytics.  This allowed for the two tracks to focus on content core to those themes.

This year between BI/DW and BD/AA tracks KScope will have 7 hours of Hands On Labs with 5 of the labs being a 1 hour session.

15 Different Companies are represented as Primary Speakers.

13 of the 24 Primary Presenters have some form of Oracle Ace Designation covering 18 sessions.

Aside from the track sessions we had pick a topic and presenters for the Thursday Deep Dive.

The final bit of business I had to complete for KScope16 was to work with Vasu Murthy (@vmurthy), our Oracle Liaison, to set up the Sunday Symposium.  This was my second year working with Vasu, he was great in helping line up Oracle Product Management Team to put together a full day of sessions.  The line up can be found here.

I am really excited to see all my ODTUG Friends in Chicago for KScope16.  KScope has been my professional development home since 2010 in Washington D.C. and I am proud to have been a part of BI Track content selection for the past 5 years.

I hope to see you in Chicago!

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