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 BIWA Summit 2008 - December 2-3, 2008 - Oracle World HQ, Redwood Shores, California
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As Conference chair,  I  want to thank every one who participated in BIWA Summit 2008 and made it an outstanding success!   The only national conference devoted exclusively to Oracle-based Business Intelligence, Warehousing and Analytics, BIWA Summit 2008 provided Oracle professionals an unprecedented opportunity to share with and learn from other professionals.

The BIWA Summit 2008 attracted over 300 participants from over 20 US states and many foreign countries.  The conference committee built on the enormous success of BIWA Summit 2007, which had over 300 participants from across the world.   Our event met at Oracle’s worldwide headquarters in Redwood Shores, California.    The  BIWA Summit 2008   completely filled Oracle's Conference Center, with 65 technical talks and multiple hands-on sessions where you could work with the latest software and learn firsthand from Oracle's product managers and executives.   Adding to the event were major keynote speakers, an industry discussion panel, birds of a feather lunch tables, a catered reception and much more.

BIWA Summit 2008 had top consultants and users who speak at many user groups.    The Summit provides a forum for sharing best practices, useful information, discovering novel and innovative practices, and addressing issues concerning Oracle products.  After the great success of BIWA Summit 2008 and 2007, we look forward to the next summit and an even bigger turnout!  

Dan Vlamis,   Conference Chair,  BIWA Summit 2008

Keynote Speaker Video and Audio clips from the Summit:  
Jeanne Harris - Audio clip on Competing on Analytics                    Ray Roccaforte - Video clip on Oracle Exadata Storage Technology


Technical Talks
65+ Sessions in 6 concurrent rooms
3 tracks: BI, Data Warehousing, Analytics


  Hands-On Workshops 
Covering Oracle BI EE, Warehouse Builder ETL and Data Quality, BI Publisher Essbase, Smartview, Visual Explorer, OLAP, Data Mining,  Discoverer



 Solution Showcase 
Software Vendors and Service Providers  staffing  tables describing their offerings.


Full Coverage Across Oracle's BI, Data Warehousing and Analysis Platform

The BIWA Summit offers outstanding value for BI professionals who use Oracle technology. With this entire event focused on business intelligence, warehousing and analytics, get the knowledge and information critical for your work. You will hear experts presenting on these and many more topics:

Data Warehousing

  • Database Machine and Exadata Storage
  • Data Warehouse Design
  • Data Quality, ETL, and Distributed Data Access
  • Master Data Management
  • Partitioning
  • Optimizer Tuning for Performance
  • Parallel Query
  • Advanced SQL
  • Warehouse Builder

Business Intelligence

  • BI Publisher
  • Oracle BI EE
  • Interactive Dashboards and EPM
  • Migrating Discoverer to BI EE
  • Oracle OLAP Option
  • Building dashboards with APEX and OLAP
  • Oracle Essbase
  • Cube Organized Materialized Views
  • Building Essbase apps with JDEV and ADF


  • Oracle Data Mining Option and Predictive Analytics
  • Oracle Spatial Option
  • Statistical functions and SQL Analytics
  • Oracle Text and text mining
  • Analytic Mashups
  • Forecasting Analytics
  • Spend Management
  • Oracle Listening Post
  • Semantic Technologies    
  • Analytic SQL

Solution Providers Sessions 
Lightning Round of brief talks by  sponsors in our Auditorium

Analyst/User Panel Discussions  
Key success factors in BI/DW Project Success

Keynote Speakers

 Jeanne Harris,   Accenture
co-author of bestseller
Competing on Analytics
Executive Research Fellow and Director of Research Accenture Institute for High Performance Business


Usama Fayyad,  Yahoo!
Former Chief Data Officer / Executive VP
Research & Strategic Data Solutions


Ray Roccaforte,   Oracle 
Vice President of Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence Platform



Juan Loaiza,   Oracle 
Senior Vice President of
Systems Technology Group

 BIWA Summit 2008 Meeting Partners
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