OOW16: Oracle EPM Cloud Sessions

There are so many sessions at the largest annual Oracle conference in the world. And it’s crazy how many cloud sessions there are – I heard that over half of the sessions this year are cloud-related. As promised, I’ve included a list of educational sessions below for the EPM/EPM Cloud folks to consider (excuse any typos – I was typing fast!).

Believe it or not, this is not a full, comprehensive list. And there are some interesting conclusions that could be drawn from the list. However, it’s hard to know if they mean anything or are pure coincidence. My personal observations:

  • If you stick around in rooms Moscone 3018 and 3020 Mon-Thurs you’ll catch a good majority of the EPM/EPM Cloud sessions
  • Every EPM Cloud product (released or to be released) has at least one session
  • There aren’t a lot of sessions regarding the yet-to-be-released EPM Cloud tools: PCMCS (Profitability and Cost Management Cloud Service) – which has been recently added to Oracle’s cloud website, TRCS (Tax Reporting Cloud Service), and DMCS (Dimension Management Cloud Service)
  • However, Essbase Cloud has a ton of sessions. Does this mean that a release is finally in the very near future? Also note that Essbase Cloud is not being referred to as “EssCS” anymore, but “Essbase Cloud Service”.
  • There are only 3 EPM Cloud hands-on lab sessions. They are for Planning Cloud, FCCS, and EPRCS. There aren’t any for Essbase Cloud, ARCS, BICS, DVCS, etc. (that I could find)
  • There are a few sessions about the integration of Oracle ERP and Oracle EPM. This is in line with the recent Oracle Sales organizational changes and I am willing to bet that these types of sessions will continue to grow in number in the future.
  • There are a number of Customer Presents panels, although not all EPM Cloud solutions are directly represented (namely ARCS, BICS, and DVCS). Note that I wouldn’t read much into this – there is opportunity for these products to be mentioned in some of the other sessions. This is a good strategy for Oracle – it shows how each of the EPM Cloud products has been successful. And these are panels, which means that questions will be allowed throughout. This shows confidence in Oracle’s EPM Cloud solutions.
  • There are a handful of sessions covering hybrid environments: mixed on-prem and Cloud solutions. To me, this demonstrates that some on-prem customers are finding Cloud enticing enough to go the hybrid route.
  • There are a few executive-focused sessions which makes me curious about the attendee make up here. I hope to attend at least one of these sessions.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

I’d recommend checking out the ODTUG EPM setlist here. You’re bound to learn much about both EPM on-prem and Cloud technologies by some superstar speakers!

In addition, not really EPM or Cloud-related but important:

OTNWIT (Women in Technology) Panel
3:00-4:00pm
OTN Lounge – Moscone South
by Laura Ramsey (Oracle), Natalie Delemar (EY), Kellyn Pot’vin-Gorman (Delphix), Heli Helskyaho (Miracle Finland Oy), me (yay!)

Monday, September 19, 2016

HOL: Financial Consolidation & Close Cloud Service [HOL7438]
11:00am-12:00pm
Hotel Nikko – Monterey (3rd floor)
by Oracle: Rich Wilkie, Al Marciante, Gevorg Abrahamian, Rajesh Bhatia

Does Your Data Have a Story? Find Out with Data Visualization Desktop [CON3435]
11:00am-12:00pm
Moscone West 2012
by Stewart Bryson (Red Pill Analytics), Mike Durran (Oracle)

Intro to Oracle Profitability and Cost Management Cloud Service [CON7498]
12:30-1:15pm
Moscone West 3018
by Don Bean (Oracle), Dinesh Balebail (Oracle), Srinivasa Chinnam (Deloitte)
*The is the only session focused on the upcoming PCMCS (Profitability and Cost Management Cloud Service) solution

Oracle EPM On Premises and in the Cloud: Taking a Hybrid Approach [CON7505]
1:45-2:30pm
Moscone West 3018
by Kumaresh Sankarasubbaiyan (Oracle), Tony Scalese (Edgewater Ranzal), Daniel Noon (UHS)

Customers Present: Financial Close [CON7507]
1:45-2:30pm
Moscone West 3020
by Edward Roske (interRel Consulting), Chad Briggs (Oracle), Jerson Santos (New Flyer), Alexandre Seran (Huron Consulting), Dave Gusky (Flamel Technologies)

Collaboration on Analytics in Oracle BICS [CON2546]
1:45-2:30pm
Park Central – Olympic
by Qualogy Holding B.V.: Gudrun Van der wal, Hasso Schaap

CEO Insight: Get Tangible Results in Healthcare with Oracle BICS [CON7019]
1:45pm-2:30pm
Moscone South 310
by Barry Howell (Arlington Orthopedic Associates), Steven Chamberlin (Sensa Analytics), Karen Imber (Oracle)

Moving from On Premises to the Cloud: What to Expect [THT7915]
1:00-1:20pm
Moscone West Level 3 – ERP, EPM, and SCM Theater
by James Kramer (Checkpoint Consulting)

Oracle Data Relationship Management: On Premises and in the Cloud [CON7516]
3:00-3:45pm
Moscone West 3018
by Oracle: Doug Cosby and Rahul Kamath
*The is the only session focused on the upcoming DMCS (Dimension Management Cloud Service) solution

Introduction to Oracle Essbase Cloud Service [CON6490]
3:00-3:45pm
Moscone West 2022
by Oracle: Gabby Rubin

General Session: Executive Briefing on Oracle’s EPM Strategy and Roadmap [GEN6336]
4:30-5:30pm
Moscone West 3008
by Oracle: Rich Wilkie, Hari Sankar, Matt Bradley, Al Marciante, Marc Seward, and Deloitte: Daniel Siegel

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Oracle EPM Apps: Strategy and Roadmap [CON6337]
11:00-11:45am
Moscone West 3020
by Oracle: Hari Sankar, Matt Bradley, Craig Borrow

Customers Present: Planning in the Cloud [CON7511]
12:15-1:00pm
Moscone West 3018
by Luke Sinnen (SC&H Consulting), Jennifer Toomey (Oracle), Alain Truong (Gap), Renee Thomas (Hilton), Kristen Stampe (HIlton)

Intro to Oracle Financial Consoldiation & Close Cloud Service [CON7517]
12:15-1:00pm
Moscone West 3020
by Oracle: Rich Wilkie, Rajesh Bhatia

Intro to Oracle Account Reconciliation Cloud Service [CON7522]
4:00-4:45pm
Moscone West 3020
by Oracle: Rich Wilkie, Rajesh Bhatia
*The only session focused on the ARCS (Account Reconciliation Cloud Service) solution

What’s New, What’s Next: Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service [CON7502]
4:00-4:45pm
Moscone West 3018
by Shankar Viswanathan (Oracle), Simone Scagliarini (Reply Consulting), Michele Cavallo Marincola (IDeA FIMIT SGR SpA)

SNC-Lavalin: Leveraging the Integrated On-Premises/Cloud Hybrid Environment [CON5307]
4:00-4:45pm
Moscone West 3022
by Justin Bowmer (SNC-Lavalin), Erik Woods (Tomont Solutions), Jean-Francois Valley (SNC-Lavalin)

Planning Outside of Finance with Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service [CAS5421]
5:15-6:00pm
Moscone West 3022
by eCapital Advisors: Jon Harvey and David Grande

Introduction and Update: Oracle Enterprise Planning Cloud [CON7539]
5:15-6:00pm
Moscone West 3018
by Bill Mowle (CHC), Marc Seward (Oracle), Deepak Sharma (Oracle)

What’s New, What’s Next: Oracle Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud Service [CON7496]
5:15-6:00pm
Moscone West 3020
by Oracle: Al Marciante, Toufic Wakim

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Introduction to Oracle Essbase Cloud Service [CON7499]
11:00-11:45am
Moscone West 3020
by Oracle: Gabby Rubin

HOL: Oracle Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud Service [HOL7440]
11:30am-12:30pm
Hotel Nikko – Monterey (3rd floor)
by Oracle: Al Marciante, Gevorg Abrahamian, Shubhomoy Bhattacharya

Understanding Cloud Strategies: On-Premises, Cloud, and Hybrid Approaches [THT7903]
11:00-11:20am
Moscone West Level 3 – ERP, EPM, and SCM Theater
by Edgewater Ranzal: Randy Schmitz

World-Class Marketing Planning with Oracle Cloud [CON7534]
11:00-11:45am
Moscone West 3018
by Oracle: Will Kaffenberger, Suren Seshadri, Marc Seewald

JC Penny’s Finance Transformation Strategy Enabled with Oracle EPM and the Cloud [CON6803]
12:45-1:30pm
Marriott Marquis – Golden Gate B
by Zoher Neemuchwala (Oracle), Ganesh Variar (JC Penny), Ravi Maganti (JC Penny)

What’s Out of the Box: Oracle Financial Consolidation and Close Cloud Service [CON7519]
12:15-1:00pm
Moscone West 3020
by Oracle: Rich Wilkie, Rajesh Bhatia

Tips and Tricks: Oracle Enterprise Planning Cloud [CON7530]
12:15-1:00pm
Moscone West 3018
by Luke Sinnen (SC&H Consulting), Suren Seshadri (Oracle), Celvin Kattookaran (Huron Consulting)

Avoid Frankenstein: Optimize Business Analytics Environments for the Cloud and On Premises [CAS3874]
12:15-1:00pm
Park Central – Olympic
by Performance Architects: Kirby Lunger

Financial Close Innovation with Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Cloud Services [CON7524]
1:30-2:15pm
Moscone West 3020
by Rich Wilkie (Oracle), Rajesh Bhatia (Oracle), Eisar Mortazavi (ADI Strategies)

World-Class Strategic Workforce Planning with Oracle Cloud [CON7532]
1:30-2:15pm
Moscone West 3018
by Oracle: Prasad Kulkarni, Gevorg Abrahamian, Marc Seewald

Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Cloud Adoption for Oracle Financials Cloud Customers [CON7527]
3:00-3:45pm
Moscone West 3020
by Oracle: Al Marciante, Michael Gobbo, Jeff Jacoby

World-Class Sales Performance Planning with Oracle Cloud [CON7533]
3:00-3:45pm
Moscone West 3018
by Shankar Viswanathan (Oracle), John Saiya (Mann Packing), Jeff Bennett (Mann Packing)

Customers Present: Oracle EPM Cloud and Oracle ERP Cloud Together [CON7514]
4:15-5:00pm
Moscone West 3020
by Jennifer Toomey (Oracle), Nathan Duda (Mechanics Bank), Kannappan Singaram (Infovity), Maryellen Papelian (Bluebird Bio), Shalawn Pollar (Mechanics Bank)

Product Development Panel Q&A: Oracle EPM Apps [CON7538]
4:15-5:00pm
Moscone West 3018
by Oracle: Matt Bradley, Rajesh Bhatia, Doug Cosby, Toufic Wakim

Oracle BI Cloud Service: For Departmental Data Marts or Enterprise Data Warehouses? [CON5107]
4:15-5:00pm
Park Central – Olympic
by Matthew Vranicar (Applications Software Technology Corporation)

Driving Digital Finance Transformation [CON7302]
4:15-5:00pm
Moscone West 3001
by Oracle: Hari Sankar, Rob Zwiebach

Thursday, September 22, 2016

HOL: Oracle Enterprise Planning Cloud [HOL7437]
8:00-9:00am
Hotel Nikko – Monterey (3rd Floor)
by Oracle: Shankar Viswanathan, Gevorg Abrahamian, Marc Seewald

Oracle Essbase Cloud Service: The Spreadsheet Paradigm Elevated to a Collaborative Level [CON6487]
9:30-10:15am
Moscone West 2022
by Gabby Rubin (Oracle), Kumasi Ramaiyer (Oracle), me (yay!), Glenn Schwartzberg (interRel Consulting)

Introduction and Update: Oracle Hyperion Financial Close Suite [CON7518]
9:30-10:15am
Moscone West 3020
by Rich Wilkie (Oracle), Geordan Drummond (Edgewater Ranzal), D. Michael Pilch (Transatlantic Reinsurance Company)

Application Integration: EPM, ERP, Cloud, and On Premises – All the Options Explained [CON7497]
10:45-11:30am
Moscone West 3018
by Oracle: Rich Wilkie, Kumaresh Sankarasubbaiyan

Introduction and Update: Oracle Tax Reporting Solutions [CON7504]
10:45-11:30am
Moscone West 3020
by Marc Seewald (Oracle), Rajesh Bhatia (Oracle), Michael Johnson (PwC)
*The only session covering the upcoming TRCS (Tax Reporting Cloud Service) solution

Beyond Finance with Oracle Enterprise Planning Cloud [CON7501]
12:00-12:45pm
Moscone West 3018
by Oracle: Prasad Kulkarni, Marc Seewald

Customers Present: Oracle Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud Service [CON7512]
12:00-12:45pm
Moscone West 3020
by Neil Sellers (Qubix), Al Marciante (Oracle), Wayne Heather (Oracle), me (yay!), Andrea Tapp (Investec)

Oracle EPM and ERP: Integration of Data and Metadata [CON7506]
1:15-2:00pm
Moscone West 3020
by Kumaresh Sankarasubbaiyan (Oracle), Barry Ng (Coach)

Customers Present: Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Cloud for Midsize Customers [CON7515]
1:15-2:00pm
Moscone West 3018
by Scott Costello (Key Performance Ideas), Will Kaffenberger (Oracle), Charisse Worlds (Edgewater Ranzal), DollyAnn Yorke (Brookdale Hospital Medical Center), Kate Gaudiosi (CTDI)

Hope to see you in one of these sessions!

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