Why I created a blog

Its been many years since I first created this blog. It has remained true to Essbase and related information over those years. Hopefully it has answered questions and given you insight over those years. I will continue to provide my observations and comments on the ever changing world of EPM. Don't be surprised if the scope of the blog changes and brings in other Hyperion topics.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

My Kscope Schedule

The Kscope 11  conference is less than a week away and I’m getting more and more anxious as it nears. For my groupie (That means Cameron), I thought I would share my schedule with you.


Of course on Sunday, I’ll be at the EPM symposium all day long. During lunch and at various time during the day, you’ll see me wandering aimlessly with a clipboard talking to people. I’m doing some surveys and need as many people to answer them. If you see me stop me and force me to ask you questions.  During the evening I’ll be at the opening reception where a few fun and surprising things will be happening.


Monday is a busy day for me.

11:15 am Oracle Essbase Studio in room 102AB. I am a co-presenter with Saundra Holloway from CareFirst.  If I feel nice, I might give away a look smarter than you are with Essbase Studio book.

1:15 PM Advanced Tips and Tricks 11.1.2 Essbase Studio Room 103A

3:00 – 4:00 I’ll be signing books at the interRel booth. Well, I’ll be there. We will see if anyone wants a book signed.

10:00 PM, that is correct PM, I’ll be hosting the Hyperion Midnight Madness. Great deserts and a good time will be served. It is an event not to miss.


Of course there is no better way to end a late evening than to have the first session of the day.

8:30 am The Exception to the Rule: Essbase design Principles That Don't Always Apply Room 102AB

9:45am is the vendor presentation time. Edward, Tracy, a few others and I will be answering your deepest darkest questions in room 101B The session is titled “Ask interRel's Oracle EPM Guru's:more Fun Than A Barrel of Consultants” No I don’t name them so don’t complain to me

11:15 AM. EPM/BI Expert Panel Room 102AB. Similar to the interRel panel above, but with other experts in the field.  Corrected, it turns out I’ll not be on this panel so you get a rest from me

12:15-1:45pm EPM/BI Lunch and Learn. Room Promenade B & C. I’ve been asked as with a number of other Oracle Ace and Ace Directors to have a panel where you can get the answers to the questions you were not able to ask at the interRel session at 9:45 or the panel at 11:15. Bring your lunch and watch us scramble to figure out answers for you. looks like Tuesday is the day to ask your weird and troubling questions.

Tuesday evening I get to relax (yea right) and go to dinner with the Other Oracle Ace and Ace Directors at the conference. It should be a good time. At the same time interRel is hosting it’s client event.


I am sleeping all day long!!!! not really, but unless a tree falls on someone, I actually don’t have any presentations to do. There are of course a number of presentations I really want to listen to.  Of course I’ll be at the mystery event on the Queen Mary. It will be interesting to see what is there.


For the last two years, I have had sessions to open and close the conference. This year is no exception. I’ll be co-presenting with Henry Robins from ConocoPhillips . Sorry Henry that I added an S to the end of you last name. Of course I was referring to the infamous Henry Robin not Robins.

11:45am Commenting on Oracle Essbase Commentary at ConocoPhillips room 103C

After that I go home collapse for the rest of the day and work on multiple client projects that I will have neglected all week long.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Last chance to save money

Kscope11 is almost upon us. I know my boss, came up with the Ksocpe bit, but I actually liked calling it Kaleidoscope better. I’m an old fart and don’t abbreviate everything. I’m not one of the cool kids, but I will be at Kaleidoscope. I’ve got 2 official presentations to do: Advanced Essbase Studio tips and tricks on Monday morning and The Exception to the Essbase Rule on Tuesday. In addition, I’m on a couple of panels where you can ask your questions. One with Edward and Tracy for interRel’s vendor presentation.  Yes this year, the panel will actually happen.  I’m also helping on a few other presentations, like the intro to Essbase Studio on Monday. so you will see me all over the place. It will be a busy week for me. Who said going to conferences was a boondoggle never went to this conference.
The early registration discounts for the KScope11 conference end on Thursday June 9th. After that the conference is full price. If you want to still save a bit more money register with the code IRC and save an additional $100. Even after the deadline  you can save the $100 off registration.
Last year we had a great time at the Hyperion madness event  on Monday night. Due to the time it conflicted with a lot of people eating dinner (who needs food anyway). We decided to move it back to 10:00 pm this year. This is the time we did it the previous two years. I’ve been told there will be a great dessert selection to satisfy  your late night sweet tooth. Join us and be part of the madness.
If you are at the conference and you should be, look me up and say Hi. It is nice to meet the people that actually read my blog and follow my OTN and Network54 posts.