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BIWA presents many  TechCasts (webcasts) on a wide range of topics.  Presenters have included Oracle Product Managers, Independent Consultants, and Software Vendors.  We want the Webcast series to be responsive to your needs, so please contact us with your comments and suggestions.

Call for Presentations:  BIWA  Wednesday TechCasts

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. If you are already a BIWA SIG member, click here to submit a BIWA TechCast abstract.  If you are not already a member of BIWA, 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!

Attending a webcast:  
Video:  To watch the slides during the live talk, go to the web conference link which can be found on the BIWA SIG home page at   Please be sure to check your computer's compatibility with the system before you try to listen to a webcast:  this will ensure that your system works during the talk.

Audio:  For live audio, dial  866 682 4770, enter the Meeting ID and then enter the Meeting Passcode.  The Meeting ID and Passcode are found on the BIWA SIG home page at  
* For international Toll-Free dial-in numbers, click here.



List of all BIWA Events:


  • Dec 2-3, 2008,  BIWA Summit Conference in Redwood Shores, California
  • November 5, 2008, Preview of BIWA Summit 2008 by Summit Leadership
  • August 27, 2008, The Question of DW Approaches: Contrasting Inmon and Kimball by Ian Abramson  (recording, slides)
  • July 23, 2008, Implementing Access Control in Oracle BI EE by Borkur Steingrimsson   (recording 57MB)
  • June 25, 2008, Introduction to Hyperion Products,  by Tracy McMullen
  • May 28, 2008, Introduction to Essbase,   by Ed Rosske
  • April 30, 2008, OracleBI, Oracle OLAP and Essbase Compared, by Dan Vlamis, (recording 23MB)
  • March 19, 2008, Oracle Development's tips and tricks for effectively using Oracle Warehouse Builder, by Jean Pierre Dijcks
  • Feb 13, 2008, Predictive Analytics using Oracle Data Mining and Oracle BI EE, by Charlie Berger (recording 33mb)
  • Jan 30, 2008, Best Practices for Managing Successful BI Projects, by Len Rosenblum (recording 17mb)
  • Jan 23, 2008, Oracle Data Mining for Targeted and Personalized Letter Generation with BI Publisher , by Mark Hornick (recording 19mb)

  • Dec 12, 2007, Implementing Oracle BI EE on Top of Oracle OLAP Cubes--10g and 11g, by Dan Vlamis
  • Nov 11, 2007,  4 Technical Sessions in BIWA Track at IOUG day,  Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco
  • Oct 2-3, 2007,  BIWA Summit Conference in Reston, Virginia
  • Sept 19, 2007,  Gaining the Most Value from the BIWA Summit
  • Sept 11, 2007,   Inside the Oracle 11g Optimizer, by Maria Colgan  ( slides, recording 19MB)
  • August 8, 2007, Oracle and Hyperion Roadmap: Building an Enterprise Performance Management System
  • July 11, 2007,  Warehouse Builder 11g - What is new and where do we go from here?, by Jean-Pierre Dijcks (slides, recording 19MB)
  • June 27, 2007, Next Generation Enterprise Reporting and Delivery, by Mike Donohue (slides, recording 21MB)
  • June 13, 2007, Tableau Software for Visual Analysis, by Eric Johnson
  • May 30, 2007,  Enterprise Data Mashups with Denodo Technologies, by Rich Walker
  • May 16, 2007, How Oracle is Addressing Emerging Trends in Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing, by Robert Stackowiak  (slides, recording 23MB)
  • May 2, 2007,  Oracle's In-Database Statistical Functions, by Charlie Berger  (slides, recording 19MB)
  • April 25, 2007  A Simple Fraud Detection Application using Oracle Data Mining, by Bob Haberstroh   (slides, recording 22MB)
  • April 2007, SIG Sessions at COLLABORATE 2007
  • Mar 28, 2007, Oracle's Information Lifecycle Management Assistant, by Lilian Hobbs
  • Mar 22, 2007, Introduction to Oracle Business Intelligence Platform, by Shyam Varan Nath (
  • Mar 21, 2007, Oracle Data Mining Overview, by Charlie Berger  (slides)
  • Mar 14, 2007, Oracle OLAP: Fast Answers to Tough Questions Using SQL-based Applications, by Marty Gubar (slides, recording)
  • Mar 7, 2007, InforSense Technology Overview: Managing your Analytics Process in Oracle, by Doug Freud (slides, recording)
  • Feb 28, 2007, Oracle Partitioning - Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow by Hermann Baer (slides, recording 24MB )
  • Feb 15, 2007, Extracting knowledge from SAP data using Oracle Data Mining, by Mark Hornick (PPT available)
  • Jan 31, 2007, ETL, Business Rules - OWB, by Jean-Pierre Dijcks (slides,  recording 18MB)

  • Dec 2006, Data Warehouse Architecture and Best Practices, by Ian Abramson (PPT)
  • Nov 16, 2006, COUG: Oracle Data Mining and Inforsense Oracle Edition
  • Oct 22, 2006, Oracle OpenWorld: Introduction to BIWA SIG 

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