Welcome to the Business Intelligence, Warehousing and Analytics
Special Interest Group (BIWA SIG) Website!
Conference Site http://www.BIWASummit.org
Visit BIWA Blog http://oraclebiwasig.blogspot.com/
Day 1 - Keynote by Tom Kyte, Senior Technical Architect, Oracle
Title: What's new from Oracle in BI and Data warehousing.
Abstract: This keynote will look at what is new and improve in Oracle engineered systems and software in
the areas of Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing. We'll look at where we've been, where we are
and where we are going in these areas.
Keynote by Balaji Yelamanchili, Senior VP Business Intelligence at Oracle
Day 2 - Keynote by Vaishnavi Sashikanth, VP of Dev at Oracle
Title: Making Big Data Analytics Accessible
Abstract: Analytics is rapidly evolving as a primary basis to compete and perform in increasingly competitive business environments. We have witnessed the benefits of an analytic culture in the serial excellence demonstrated by many professional sports teams and in new age consumer oriented businesses. At one end of the spectrum, the ability to harness massive volumes of extensive data and perform complex statistical processing to empower decision making and optimize operational processes is deemed a luxury available only to companies that could deploy hundreds of software programmers to the task. At the other end of the spectrum, analytic silos are created with data scientists forced to work on small data samples using incumbent tools resulting in fragmented and less effective decision making. In this presentation, I will talk about how Oracle Advanced Analytics empowers Enterprise data scientists and business analysts to work directly and efficiently with massive data volumes, with a broad range of mathematical techniques that can exploit massive distributed compute infrastructures efficiently, using an environment they are familiar with, available at their disposal so they can focus more on analysis problems and less on data access or infrastructure issues. The work we are doing has made Big Data Analytics more accessible and readily deployable.
Keynote by Ari Kaplan, Analytics Expert for Major League Baseball Team
BI Panel: Next Five Years for Business Intelligence Professionals
Hands on Labs: BI Publisher, OBIEE, Spatial/Mapviewer, OLAP, Oracle Data Mining, Oracle R, Exalytics and more...
See Recordings here: http://www.ioug.org/p/do/si/topic=278
Call for Speakers for "BIWA Summit " at Redwood City, CA Jan 9,10 2013 is open at http://BIWA13.org
Thanks to all participants at "BIWA Summit " at COLLABORATE 2012!
*** PRESENT AND WIN AN APPLE iPOD TOUCH! ***
BIWA is giving an Apple iPOD Touch to the best new presenter. Be part of the TechCast series and get a chance to win! Note that the contest is limited to new presenters, to encourage fresh participation by the BIWA community.
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 Governance
- Master Data Management
- 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
- 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
Tips & Tricks
We hope you can join us as either a BIWA Wednesday TechCast presenter or attendee!