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Top 5 Must-See Analytics Sessions at Oracle OpenWorld 2018

Arijit Chakraborty
Principal Product Manager

Oracle OpenWorld 2018 kicks off on Monday, October 22, with a host of sessions designed to help you get the most out of your investments in Oracle. For a look at the full agenda for Analytics sessions, demos, events, and exhibits, check out the Analytics session catalog.

Here is a personal guide to the top five sessions that you should plan to attend for Analytics on Oracle Cloud.

1. Oracle Analytics Roadmap: What's New and What's Coming [PRM4582]

With data and analytics driving virtually everything you do, you need to know where Oracle Analytics Cloud can take you next. In this session join the Oracle Analytics team to see the latest innovation in Oracle Analytics Cloud’s service capabilities including data preparation and visualization, machine learning, natural language, big data, Oracle Essbase, and more. This information will assist you to plan your next steps and take full advantage of analytics in the cloud as a catalyst for innovation and transformation.

Speaker: Gabby Rubin, Sr. Director, Product Management, Oracle

Monday, Oct 22, 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. | Marriott Marquis (Golden Gate Level) - Golden Gate C1
Tuesday, Oct 23, 12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. | Marriott Marquis (Golden Gate Level) - Golden Gate C1

2. Dropbox Gets Started with Oracle Analytics Cloud [CAS4917]

In this session learn how net-native company Dropbox used Oracle Analytics Cloud to increase visibility into detailed expense information to improve decision-making. Dropbox used Oracle Analytics Cloud to gain additional reporting capabilities for its Oracle ERP Cloud, Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service, and various expense reporting systems. Dropbox partnered with Oracle Consulting to rapidly enable its use case through flexible services for initial configuration and connectivity to source systems, along with dashboard and report configuration. With more than 500 million registered users across 180 countries, Dropbox’s mission is to unleash the world’s creative energy by designing a more enlightened way of working.

Speakers: Jae Lee, Analytics Cloud Solution Director, Oracle, Annie Ogata, Corporate FP&A Lead Dropbox, Dropbox, Lisa Arteca, Project Manager, Dropbox

Wednesday, Oct 24, 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Marriott Marquis (Yerba Buena Level) - Nob Hill A/B

3. FedEx, Delivering Oracle Analytics Cloud At Scale [CAS2838]

FedEx is transforming the back office with Oracle Cloud. In this session learn how Oracle Analytics Cloud and Oracle Exadata Cloud is transforming the speed and availability of analysis for global business users. Teaming with Deloitte consulting, FedEx is reaping the rewards of a cloud-first approach to analytics powered by Oracle. FedEx and Deloitte use a specific hybrid source transition strategy to successfully bring the enterprise to the cloud in conjunction with other aspects of FedEx’s overall path to the cloud. Learn about the journey from many disparate on-premises systems all over the world to a global consolidated analytical solution.

Speakers: Jason Davis, Manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Mike Mitchell, Mgr. CAST ACoE, FedEx Services

Thursday, Oct 25, 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. | Moscone West - Room 3007

4. Oracle Data Visualization: Fast, Fluid Insights with Any Data [HOL6370]

More and more organizations recognize the need to empower business consumers to access data, enrich it, and ask any questions of any data in a truly agile, self-service manner—without involving an expert in the process. In this hands-on lab learn how to use Oracle Data Visualization to quickly uncover key insights through blending, augmenting, and visualizing a variety of data sources. See how easy it is to compose visual stories to better communicate your findings—all without the help of IT.

Speaker: Mike Durran, Senior Principal Product Manager, Oracle

Monday, Oct 22, 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. | Marriott Marquis (Yerba Buena Level) - Salon 14/15
Wednesday, Oct 24, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. | Marriott Marquis (Yerba Buena Level) - Salon 14/15
Wednesday, Oct 24, 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. | Marriott Marquis (Yerba Buena Level) - Salon 14/15

5. Ask the Oracle Analytics Product Management and Development Team [TRN6168]

In this session join development and product management leaders from Oracle Analytics and get answers to the questions you've always wanted to ask. Hear the plans and understand the current product portfolio. Discuss the capabilities and architecture of Oracle Analytics Cloud. Get ready to drill down in the areas that are important to you and your organization.

Speakers: Samar Lotia, Vice President, Analytics Product Development, Oracle, Gabby Rubin, Sr. Director, Product Management, Oracle, Matt Milella, Vice President, Analytics UI Development, Oracle

Thursday, Oct 25, 12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. | Marriott Marquis (Golden Gate Level) - Golden Gate C1

If you haven't yet registered for Oracle OpenWorld 2018, now is the time to do so. Sign up today!