9:30 - 11:00 a.m. | Southern Hemisphere I, Fifth Level

#LetsWreckThisTogether APEX Talks

Just in case you have not received enough inspiring content by the end of the week, the #LetsWreckThisTogether APEX Talks are back. At last year’s ODTUG Kscope, this exciting new format was a success.

Instead of long, in-depth “deep dives” on a single topic, the APEX track of the conference will close with Lightning Talks presented by some of the best and most well-known speakers and personalities in the APEX world.

Presenters: Coming Soon

Big Data and Data Warehousing

9:30 - 11:00 a.m. | Northern Hemisphere E4, Fifth Level

Drill to Detail, Live!

Be a part of the studio audience during a live recording of the Drill to Detail podcast! Mark Rittman, an independent analyst and Oracle ACE Director, began the podcast over a year ago, focusing on the business and strategy of analytics, big data, and distributed processing in the cloud. Throughout the session, Mark will be joined by several esteemed guests, including his first ever podcast guest, Oracle ACE Director Stewart Bryson. Join us for what is sure to be a lively discussion on everything big data and data warehousing.

Presenter -  ACE DirectorMark Rittman
Co-presenter - ACE DirectorStewart Bryson, Red Pill Analytics


9:30 - 11:00 a.m. | Northern Hemisphere E1, Fifth Level

Indexing and Clustering Data: Key to Developing High Performance and Scalable Apps

Today's agile applications have to deal with ever-increasing data volumes; rich varieties of data types with their associated intricate/flexibility requirements; and complex hybrid cloud-based environments, where critical high-volume transactional-based applications have to function in combination with equally important real-time advanced data analytics reporting solutions. As such, having an innovative data indexing strategy in combination with appropriate data-aware deployments is vital to ensure today's complex applications are high-performing, scalable, and robust. Many of today's applications struggle to perform or scale because they lack the necessary flexible indexing and data management strategies at the database layer. This session will demonstrate numerous innovative indexing-based tricks and tactics that will ensure applications run as efficiently as possible, regardless of the size or complexity of the underlying data management layer.

Presenter - Richard Foote, Richard Foote Consulting 

EPM Reporting, BI Analytics, and Data Visualization

9:30 - 11:00 a.m. | Southern Hemisphere IV, Fifth Level

TED Talks from the Experts: Leave Inspired 

End your epic conference experience with a round of TED talks by community experts whose tricks will leave you inspired. Just sit back, relax, and enjoy a content-packed session as diverse as our track, with topics ranging across SmartView, calculation options in Advanced Analytics, Data Visualization, and more! After a week of intense learning and connecting, these concise final presentations will be exactly what you need. 

Presenter - Teal Sexton, UC Berkeley

Essbase and OAC

9:30 - 11:00 a.m. | Southern Hemisphere V, Fifth Level

Essbase and OAC Experts Panel

Has it been an intense week? Do you have a lot of information still to process? How about some questions left unanswered? Come join us on a deep dive and ask the questions you’ve always wanted to ask a panel of experts. Oracle Analytics Cloud has been launched (to the sky) for quite some time, and more people are jumping into this technology every day, alongside those still on Essbase OnPrem. This session will provide an open forum with expert panelists who are there to share detailed information with you. This is the spot to wrap up a great week with top-notch Oracle and community people!

Questions and thoughts can be submitted in advance via email to OACDeepDive@gmail.com or by tweeting with hashtag #OACDeepDive.

Everything OAC and/or Essbase is welcome! #LiveDemonstrations #NewTricksAndFeatures.

Moderator - Matias Panario, IceBiz

Financial Close

9:30 - 11:00 a.m. | Southern Hemisphere III, Fifth Level

HFM vs. FCCS: Feature by Feature

Are you still unsure about the differences between on-premise and cloud Financial Close solutions? Join us for this deep dive session, in which we will explain, feature by feature, the differences between HFM and FCCS. How do consolidations work? How are the workflows different? How differently should you approach metadata management? Where and how is the logic written? How is security different? How do you migrate from HFM to FCCS? If you are seeking answers to these kinds of practical questions, you’ll be happy you stayed for this last sip of ODTUG Kscope content!

Presenter/Moderator - Julien Coudrette, Grant Thornton


9:30 - 11:00 a.m. | Southern Hemisphere II, Fifth Level

Last Minute ODTUG Kscope18 Planning Souvenirs You Will ACTUALLY Use!

As we say goodbye to Disney World, wrapping up another amazing ODTUG Kscope conference loaded with the best content around, I’m sure we’ll all be going home with quite a few souvenirs (probably plenty of t-shirts and Mickey Mouse ears).

But before you zip up your bags and head to the airport, come join our Planning track deep dive session as some of the best Planning experts in the EPM world share tips and tricks you can immediately implement in your systems back home! A variety of speakers will share a wide range of “quick and dirty” tips, tricks, solutions, and inventions that any system administrator could implement in their own systems. These “souvenirs” are the ones that you can take back to your office and put to good use, so don’t forget to stop by and check them out. You don’t want to leave Orlando without them!

Moderator - Leo Gonzalez, Boeing Employees Credit Union