May 2014 Quarterly Educational Workshop

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Rocky Mountain Oracle Users Group

ID Required May 16th, 2014
Quarterly Educational Workshop
And Annual Membership Meeting

**Hyperion EPM –  Special Interest Group**
Details Below

Oracle Broomfield Campus
500 Eldorado Blvd
Building 1
Broomfield, CO 80021

Registration Required!
Please go to:

Question please e-mail Heidi at Or call 303.948.1786

$15 visitor fee
For non members

8:45 am – 9:15 am          Continental Breakfast
9:15 am 9:30 am          Annual Membership Meeting and Board Elections
9:30 am – 10:30 am        Demystifying Hadoop for Oracle DBAs and Developers, George Trujillo

9:30 am – 10:30 am        Essbase Studio: Rapidly Unleash Physician and Revenue
Analytics in a Dynamic Healthcare Environment, Bill Mowle
10:30 am – 12:30 pm      An Overview of Hadoop Technologies and Finding that First Use Case, Jeffrey Needham
10:30 am – 11:30 am      Hyperion Financial Reporting: Tips, Tricks, and Best Practices, Tiffany Briseno
11:30 am – 12:30 pm      Making Workflow Work – Tips & Tricks on Leveraging Workflow to Manage Approvals, Joe Montieth
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
1:00pm 2: 00 pm         Hadoop Expert Panel – What You Need to Know that the Books Don’t Tell you, Expert Panel



9:30 am – 10:30 am
Essbase Studio: Rapidly Unleash Physician and Revenue Analytics in a Dynamic Healthcare Environment

Abstract: Given the rapidly changing Healthcare industry, now more than ever, the demand for information and analytics has never been larger. Come to this presentation to learn how Catholic Health Initiatives has been leveraging Essbase Studio to rapidly meet those demands. Learn how to create your first Essbase Studio model with step by step instructions on how to get started. Lessons learned will be shared to drive effective models for stakeholders both inside and outside of finance.

Bill Mowle
Director of Financial Management Systems
Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI)

10:30 am – 11:30 am
An overview of Hadoop Technologies andfinding that first use case

The Hadoop computational ecosystem is complex that is constantly evolving but isn’t
simply about databases, archiving or even map/reduce jobs. Hadoop is unique in that it is the first economically sustainable, computational filesystem. Hadoop is also a massively distributed OS kernel (with many of the service layers yet to appear). It is simultaneously powerful, proven, and yet immature enough as a data processing infrastructure that choosing the first few use cases is critical.

Many assume Hadoop is simply a different form of infrastructure, some think it is only for unstructured data and some think it doesn’t even work. However, deriving business impact from the structurally diverse forms of data requires taking a platform centric view, which insists the infrastructure, data science and, most importantly, the visualization must work in concert to deliver impact on the business. In some specific cases, Hadoop can be used to modernize aspects of infrastructure, but its greatest strength lies with unanticipated discoveries.

From this perspective, the session will cover the core componentry of (HDFS/job
scheduling) and how the variety of layered technologies can be weaved; using real-life use cases and anecdotes.

Jeffrey Needham is the author of Disruptive Possibilities, which provides a brief, yet historically informed overview of Big Data. He has been a member of the Red Hat
and Oracle kernel groups, as well as the platform continuity group at Yahoo! Jeffrey
provides use case and infrastructure workshops as well as CTO advisory services
startups, agencies and enterprises with remote, over-ocean, or global data processing challenges.

10:30 am – 11:30 am
Hyperion Financial Reporting: Tips, Tricks, and Best Practices

Abstract: There are those who say that the reports in Hyperion Financial Reporting cannot be sped up. They are the speed they are, and it’s all based on how much data you’re seeing in the reports. While the number one thing you can do to speed up your reports is to speed up your data source, there are at least 10 major things you can do to speed up your report itself. Come learn these tips along with the hot features in 11.1.2 that will improve and speed up your FR reports.

Tiffany Briseno
Financial Systems Principal Analyst, when at TeleTech
Currently works for Summit Materials

11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Making Workflow Work – Tips & Tricks on Leveraging Workflow to Manage Approvals

Abstract: Would you like to improve your forecasting process and protect workflow integrity? In this session, we will cover the new workflow and approvals available in Planning. We will discuss various approaches to the approval process and using planning unit hierarchies to manage multiple end users entering forecast and budget data. We will cover different types of planning unit hierarchies including limitations with certain versions, best practices, annotation reporting, group ownership, and out of office assistant.

Joe Montieth
Senior Consultant
The Bean Consulting Group

500 Eldorado Blvd
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Call for Nominations for the RMOUG Board Of Directors 2014-2015

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Call for Nominations for the RMOUG Board Of Directors 2014-2015


The Rocky Mountain Oracle Users Group continues to be the leading locally organized user group in the country.  The success of RMOUG can be attributed to its members, the volunteers who support the activities of the users group, and the Board of Directors who provides direction for the users group.

The RMOUG bylaws require the regular election of the Board of Directors.

These bylaws (available online here) outline the makeup and duties of the Board of Directors:

  • The range of the number of the Directors shall be an odd number between five and fifteen
  • The management, control, and government of the Corporation (RMOUG) shall be vested in the Board of Directors
  • The Board of Directors shall preserve, protect, and promote the interests of the Corporation and will be responsible for formulating the general policy of the Corporation in accordance with the expressions of the members

Note:  current general policies for the users group can be found online here.

We are calling for campaign statements for candidates for the fiscal year starting 01-June 2014 and running through 31-May 2015.

To run for the Board of Directors, you must:

  • Be able to participate in scheduled Board meetings (approximately 1 per month)
  • Be a member of RMOUG in good standing
  • Be willing and able to uphold the bylaws and policies of the organization

If you are interested in running for the Board of Directors, please prepare and submit a short campaign statement and biographical sketch.  If you need some advice or help in this, please feel free to contact either Heidi Kuhn (executive director of RMOUG) or Tim Gorman (president of RMOUG).  You should outline your reasons for running for the Board of Directors and your qualifications.  If you are not a current member of the Board of Directors, you must list the event(s) or committee(s) on which you have participated and the name of a current Board member as a reference.  Please limit your statement to approximately one page.

Campaign statements must be submitted no later than close of business on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 by email to the current RMOUG President at If you have any questions about the process or would like to see a sample statement, please email

We look forward to working with you!

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