ODTUG

    Opal Alapat – Chief Education Jedi, CEJ (a.k.a. Conference Chair)

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    Opal Alapat is an Oracle ACE and has ~20 years of EPM and BI consulting experience. She's proud to be an author/co-author of the first three books on Oracle EPM & BI Cloud: Look Smarter Than You Are with Enterprise Planning Cloud, Look Smarter Than You Are with Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud, and Look Smarter Than You Are with Oracle Analytics Cloud Standard. As an Oracle ACE, she partners with the EPM and BI Oracle Product Management teams on a regular basis to give feedback and direction on Cloud technologies. Opal is also very passionate about Oracle user groups. She has pivotal roles with ODTUG, is on the organizing committee for her local Oracle user group, the NTxHUG, and has been teaching both technical product skills and soft skills at Oracle user group conferences for over 10 years. She currently blogs at: womaninepm.com


    Danny Bryant – Consigliere (a.k.a Special Counsel & Database Subject Matter Expert)

    Oracle ACE Director, Danny Bryant, is currently an Infrastructure Principal at Accenture Enkitec Group. Danny serves as the Vice President of ODTUG, the Treasurer of the Oracle User Group on Georgia (GAOUG), the Conference Chair of ODTUG Kscope17 and has been published in RMOUG’s SQL>Update magazine. Danny was also an Adjunct Instructor with the Oracle Academy, teaching SQL and Data Modeling throughout the US and Europe. Prior to his Public Sector work in Atlanta, Danny was a Senior Engineer with Andersen, LLP, where he focused on business process re-engineering for the hospitality, telecom, and call-center industries. He received a BS in computer science from the Georgia Institute of Technology. In his free time, he SCUBA dives, enjoys training in various forms of Martial Arts with his two kids, tweets from @dbaOnTap, and blogs at www.dbaontap.com.  Danny resides, with his family, in Atlanta, Georgia.


    Tim German – Data Disentangler (a.k.a Analytics Projects)

    Tim German is an Oracle ACE and Director at Qubix USA, with more than 15 years of experience using Oracle Essbase and the EPM suite. Tim has volunteered for ODTUG in a variety of roles since 2011 and was recognized as an Oracle ACE in 2015. He contributes to the OTN and Network54 discussion forums, is a regular conference speaker, and blogs at CubeCoder.com.


    Natalie Delemar – ODTUG President

    Natalie Delemar is a Consultant with Ernst & Young and has been working with Essbase since 1999 and Planning since 2007. Prior to becoming a consultant in 2010, she was an Essbase Developer for AT&T (formerly BellSouth) and has held roles as Hyperion Administrator and Hyperion Systems Manager at various companies. She has been a volunteer with ODTUG since 2008 and held various roles such as Hyperion SIG Secretary, EPM/BI Content Chair, and Conference Chair. She currently serves as President of ODTUG.


    Kevin McGinley – Big Bad Vendor Voodoo Daddy (a.k.a Vendor Chair & BI Subject Matter Expert)

    Kevin McGinley has been designing and implementing data and Business Intelligence systems since 1997. Kevin is an Oracle ACE Director and internationally recognized writer and speaker in the Oracle community. He co-hosts the video podcast "Real Time BI with Kevin & Stewart," and produces the video podcast "DataViz Daily."


    Jennifer Anderson – Fairy Princess of Social Media & Engagement (a.k.a Marketing Chair)

    Jennifer Anderson is the Manager of Financial Systems and Analysis at the Hearst Corporation in Charlotte, North Carolina. She has over 12 years experience in the EPM field and works in design and administration of the Essbase, HFM, and Planning systems at Hearst. Jennifer has volunteered her time with ODTUG, serving as the EPM Community Newsletter and Social Media Coordinator, Kscope15 and Kscope16 Planning Selection Member, and now a member of the Kscope17 Conference Committee.


    Jorge Rimblas – Content Man (a.k.a APEX/DB Content Chair) 

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    Jorge Rimblas has been implementing solutions with Oracle products since 1995. He started using APEX when it was known as HTML DB since version 1.6. Since 2008, APEX is all he does. His areas of expertise include Oracle Application Express (APEX), web technologies, Oracle E-Business Suite, and Oracle Databases and products. He has deep industry knowledge in the automotive, pharmaceutical, food, logistics providers, financial services, and retail sectors, among others. As an instructor, he has taught APEX to dozens of people. In addition to his UI and theme work experience, Jorge is an Oracle ACE and an avid problem solver who thrives in finding elegant and efficient solutions. He's a regular speaker at conferences such as OOW, RMOUG Training Days, and ODTUG Kscope. You can follow Jorge on Twitter @rimblas and via his blog rimblas.com/blog.


    Tiffany Briseño – Cat Herder Extraordinaire (a.k.a EPM/BI Content Chair)

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    Tiffany Briseño is a Hyperion systems administrator at Summit Materials. She has participated in several Hyperion implementations for Essbase and Planning. In her current role, Tiffany provides technical support for the Hyperion HFM, Planning, and Essbase environment, applying patches and upgrades. She also manages backups and server management as it relates to the Hyperion environment. She also is the HFM administrator for the team and manages the 3rd party applications that interact with the Hyperion products in the Summit Materials environment. She lives in Colorado and works at the corporate office in downtown Denver.