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  • Shyam Varan Nath
  • President
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    July  2015

    Welcome to the Business Intelligence, Warehousing and Analytics
    Special Interest Group (BIWA SIG) Website!

    Current Announcements:  


    BIWA Summit will be held Jan 27-29, 2015 at Oracle HQ, Redwood City, CA

    Next BIWA Summit will be held Jan 27-29, 2015 at Oracle HQ, Redwood City, CA

    Conference Site

    Visit : to Register.
    Call for speaker closes on Oct 2014.

    Visit BIWA Blog

    The two-day event will feature Keynotes, several Educational sessions, Hands-on Labs and Customer Panels.

    Keynotes by Ken Inman (Neustar) and Balaji Yelamanchili (Oracle)

    Hands on Labs:  OBIEE, Spatial/Mapviewer, Oracle Data Mining, Oracle R and more...

    Featured Speakers:
    Dan Vlamis
    Charlie Berger
    Mark Horrnick
    Shyam Nath


    BIWA Virtual Summit 2012 Aug 15-16

    See Recordings here:

    The First ever BIWA Virtual Summit was held on Aug 15 - 16, 2012. This was a virtual event spread over two days. Each day the event was between 11 AM ET and 5 PM ET, in 1 hr sessions.


    11 AM ET AM Key Note From Business Intelligence to Predictive Analytics James Taylor, CEO Decision Management Services

    Noon ET Oracle Advanced Analytics, Data Mining, Predictive Analytics, Big Data, Exalytics - What, Where, When? Charlie Berger, Oracle Corporation

    1 PM ET. Oracle in an Integrated Big Data & Analytics Infrastructure by Bob Stakowiak, Oracle

    2 PM ET. Uncover the Value in Big Data with Oracle's Big Data Platform by Marty Gubar

    3 PM ET. Visualizing OLAP Data with Multiple Products, Dan Vlamis, Vlamis

    Day 2, Thur Aug 16, 2012 122161833)

    11 AM ET Introduction to Oracle Endeca Information Discovery by Matt Brandwein, Oracle

    Noon ET Essbase Predictive Analytics and Budgeting, Jeff Shauer, JS Business Intelligence

    1 PM ET Performance Tuning OBIEE 11g, Sunil Ranka, FCS

    2 PM ET BI Publisher Mike Donohue

    3 PM ET Key Note See More. Act Faster Balaji Yelamanchili

    4 PM ET Oracle BI Applications, Florian Schouten

    Call for Speakers for "BIWA Summit " at Redwood City, CA Jan 9,10 2013 is open at

    Thanks to all participants at "BIWA Summit " at COLLABORATE 2012!

    Thanks to the hundreds of BI professionals who  participated at our BIWA Summit April 10-14, 2011 at Orlando!  With over 60 technical talks, hands on labs, a deep dive, a BIWA reception and a BI Boot Camp, this event was a great successor to the BIWA Summits of 2010, 2008 and 2007.
    Click Here for Details on COLLABORATE 11  IOUG Forum



    BIWA Membership Survey 2010
    BIWA's membership survey at the start of 2010 brought valuable insights from a large group.    Click Here for the Survey Report
    Other Announcements:
    Call for Presentations:  BIWA  Wednesday TechCasts

    BIWA invites all Oracle professionals (experts, end users, managers, DBAs, developers, data analysts, ISVs, partners, etc.) to submit abstracts for 45 minute technical webcasts to our Oracle BIWA (IOUG SIG) Community in our Wednesday TechCast series. To submit an abstract, you need to be a BIWA SIG member.
    * Already a BIWA SIG member? click here to submit a BIWA TechCast abstract. 
    * Not yet a BIW member? Joining is FREE and EASY. Simply click HERE to enter your information and request to become a member of the BIWA SIG. You will be sent an email so you can Login and then submit your abstract.

    Our audience is technical so BIWA Wednesday TechCasts presenters are encouraged to include a significant amount of technical detail. Live demos are strongly encouraged. Each BIWA TechCast starting this Spring will be recorded and posted on the BIWA web site for on-demand viewing.   TechCasts will be selected based on the interest to the BIWA community of data analysts, business analysts, line of business (LOB) managers, application developers, architects and DBAs.

    If your abstract is selected, you will be contacted and invited to present on a Wednesday BIWA TechCast at 12:00 EDT that is convenient to your schedule. 

    Example topics of particular interest to BIWA summit attendees include, but are not limited to the following:
    Data Access and Data Integration
    - Data quality
    - Extraction, transformation, load (ETL)
    - Accessing distributed data
    - SOA integration
    Data Warehouses
    - Data Governance
    - Master Data Management
    - Partitioning
    - Tuning warehouse for performance
    - Faster cubes for faster information
    - Managing images
    Reporting and BI Dashboards
    - Better reports and better information
    - Custom BI environments
    - Real-time analytics
    - Interactive dashboards & EPM
    - Essbase and OBI EE
    Advanced Analytics
    - Predictive analytics
    - Data mining and text mining
    - SQL Statistical functions
    - Fraud detection
    - Market basket analysis
    - Churn prevention
    - OLAP - building and using "cubes"
    - What if? analysis
    - Leveraging spatial data
    - Time series and forecasting
    - Harvesting more insight from your data
    Best practices
    Case Studies
    Tips & Tricks
    We hope you can join us as either a BIWA Wednesday TechCast presenter or attendee!

    General BIWA Information
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    BIWA Summit 2008 BIWA Summit 2008 Preview Powerpoint Webcast 11/5/2008 BIWA_Summit_2008_Preview_webcast.pdf 05-NOV-08 Event Collateral Material
    BIWA Training Days at COLLABORATE 10 BIWA SIG talks at COLLABORATE 10 IOUG Forum BIWA_SIG_Speakers+Events_at_COLLAB10.pdf 07-MAY-10 Event Collateral Material
    BIWA Webcast Exadata SIG talk by Arup Exadata for Oracle DBAs.pdf 07-JUL-11 Presentation Support Material
    Materials related to BIWA SIG BIWA SIG Charter and Organization BIWA Charter.pdf 07-MAY-09 Membership Material
    Materials related to BIWA SIG BIWA SIG Mission Statement BIWA Mission Statement.pdf 07-MAY-09 Membership Material
    Materials related to BIWA SIG BIWA Summary Deck 4-22-09 Oracle BIWA SIG info 4-22-09.pdf 22-APR-09 Membership Material
    Materials related to BIWA SIG BIWA Newsletter Vol 1 Issue 1 - in Color BIWA-NewsletterIssue1Vol1-1b.pdf 16-MAR-08 Newsletters
    Useful demos, shared code, examples, etc. Exadata Patching Aug 2011 ExadataPatching_2011aug.pdf 21-AUG-11 Event Collateral Material
    - Exadata SIG talk by Abe Tong June 2011 AbeTong_Exadata_SIG.pdf 01-JUN-11 Event Collateral Material
    - OBIA Talk by Shyam Nath on May 18, 2011 BIWA_7963_V6.pdf 18-MAY-11 Presentation Support Material
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