Application Express

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APEX at the ODTUG Kscope18 Conference:

The ODTUG Kscope18 conference will prove to be the most in-depth, intuitive, and engaging conference for APEX developers. Across the globe, every business in every industry needs user-friendly, performant, and up-to-date applications. ODTUG Kscope18 is the APEX conference of choice for app developers around the world.


APEX Core:


Learn about the nuts and bolts of your typical Oracle APEX application and use the large feature set wisely for maximum productivity. Acquire good practices from well-known experts who have already made all the mistakes for you. Shorten your learning curve by applying what they know about core APEX features like dynamic actions, interactive reports, interactive grid, mobile applications, custom themes, plugin development, security, or even the proper use of SQL and PL/SQL in your APEX application.


APEX New Release:


Learn from APEX developers as they discuss their experience and insights with the latest version of Application Express. From REST data calls, interactive reports, and grids to new features on all sort of other components—all of them full of new functionality.

APEX Integration:


With Oracle APEX you rarely build a standalone application. In most cases, you need some integration, either with other products (e.g. MS Outlook, Google Calendar, SAP, Oracle Applications), other technologies (e.g. REST), other platforms (e.g. AWS, Azure), or even other languages and tools (e.g. Java, SQLcl, APEX Nitro). Learn about what works and what doesn’t from Oracle experts, ACE Directors, ACEs, ACE Associates, product managers, and developers who present a short path to success and share their lessons learned with you.




Whether you like it or not, as an APEX developer, you need to have at least some understanding of JavaScript and how to effectively leverage that in your applications. Here you will learn about JavaScript fundamentals (e.g. language fundamentals, the widget architecture, and organizing your JavaScript source code) and about how to integrate it with APEX: building plugins, working with the Interactive Grid, placing the JavaScript code in your application, and modernizing your applications.


Other Application Express:


Everything else that doesn’t fit into the other subtopics.


Database at the ODTUG Kscope18 Conference:

Oracle Database is the core of the ODTUG Kscope18 conference and the backbone for every application, solution, and product in the Oracle suite. ODTUG Kscope18 will bring together the world’s best Oracle ACE Directors, ACEs, ACE Associates, database administrators, and developers to present the latest tools, tips, tricks, hacks, and techniques.


ADF and MAF:


Learn about top database modeling features and REST API strategy, make back-end to front-end cloud connections, develop applications using Application Development Framework (ADF) and Mobile Application Framework (MAF), test drive Oracle 12c, and deep dive into Oracle VM along with shortcuts using tools such as Ansible, Vagrant, and Docker. ODTUG Kscope18 is the best conference to learn next-generation tips along with performance and database security optimization tricks.


Database Administration:


We’ll tackle all the latest Database Administration and Oracle Database 12c features, concepts, and techniques of Oracle Enterprise Manager and Database 12c. Topics can cover backup and recovery, security, hardware, software administration, identity management, high availability, performance tuning, upgrades, consolidation, storage, cloud, virtualization, scripting, multitenant, in-memory, database as a service, and auditing.


Database Development:


Database development concepts and techniques that include application architecture, data modeling, database design, application design, SQL, PL/SQL, testing, debugging, logging, ETL, 12c new features, version control, application performance, open source APIs, cloud-based development, programming languages, and frameworks to interface with database environments.


Database Tools:


Want to learn about the latest tools that make developers’ lives easier? We’ll cover all the best database tools used for interfacing with database environments. Topics covered are SQL Developer, SQL Developer Data Modeler, SQLcl, OraOpenSource (OOS), TOAD, DBArtisan, and more.




DevOps is a philosophy or approach that enforces the collaboration and communication between software developers and IT operations by automating the process of software delivery and infrastructure changes. Learn operational strategy, development, and review to code merging, integration, testing, change management release approvals, and release automation configuration.

You’ll learn about infrastructure and management, infrastructure as code, application performance monitoring, and end-user experience.


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The ODTUG Kscope18 Conference Is the Place for Oracle Essbase!

ODTUG Kscope18 brings together the most intelligent Essbase design, developer, and administrator experts in both on-premise and cloud! Our experts will show you design patterns for hybrid and ASO models, demonstrate how to manage from backups, and cover security and automation. New to Essbase Cloud? You’ll be able to learn the ins and outs of the new Essbase Cloud Service (EssCS), along with all the tools needed to administer, design, and optimize your work to build better structures for data collection. Want to take a deep dive into Oracle Corporation’s engineered hardware system for BI and Analytics, Exalytics? We’ve got you covered. 



We’ll teach you how to properly administer and manage Essbase from backups to security to automation.


API and Related Tools:

APIs have transformed how we connect to data. You’ll get a bird’s-eye view on how to use the Java API/Groovy, and how to use associated tools such as non-Oracle and free community utilities.



In these sessions, calculation scripts, MDX, and CDFs are the name and best practices are the game.


Design and Optimization:

You’ll learn all you need to know about cube design, hybrid, and ASO. Design, optimize, and tune your work for maximum performance.


Essbase Cloud:

Learn all about the new Essbase Cloud Service (EssCS) within Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC): what it is, and real-world applications of this new technology.


Other Essbase:

Sessions in this subtopic will cover any cool Essbase topics and technologies (like Exalytics) not covered by the other subtopics.

EPM Reporting, BI Analytics, and Visualization

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EPM Reporting, BI Analytics, and Visualizations at the ODTUG Kscope18 Conference:

In today’s data-driven culture, reporting, BI analytics, and visualizations are big business for companies that take their work seriously. ODTUG Kscope18 is the premier conference for reporting, BI analytics, and visualization developers. If you can’t measure it, why bother? The ODTUG Kscope18 conference brings together the best and brightest experts. As we collect, mine, and store massive data sets, the need to package and visualize information becomes mission-critical.


Ad Hoc Reporting:

Look under the hood and learn all about pivotal ad hoc reporting tools like Smart View using Microsoft Office to access data and produce ad hoc reports. Sharpen your skillset and gain the most comprehensive view of your business under one single technology. Integrate and leverage data directly from Planning, Financial Close, Essbase applications, and more using Oracle’s common add-in for Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or Outlook.


Advanced Analytics:

Using Oracle R, Oracle Data Mining, and the Advanced Analytics Database Option to produce statistical models and visualization, you’ll learn how to predict customer behavior; reduce customer churn; analyze market baskets to discover relationships, patterns, and associations; detect anomalies; and prevent fraud.


BI Analytics:

Oracle offers the best on-premise BI analytics products on the market with Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE), Business Intelligence Cloud (BICS), and Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC). Our experts will show you tried-and-true keys to success to create intelligent and intuitive reports and dashboards, including metadata development, system administration, and security. Tools that integrate with these products (like Smart View) will also be covered here.


Data Visualizations:

Learn how to use data visualizations within OBIEE in the Oracle DV Cloud Service (DVCS), in Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC), and on the desktop (DVD). Unlock all the data visualizations that are available to you and discover ways to create brilliant data mashups to tell the best story possible for your business or client.


Static Reporting:

You’ll learn about the latest in Hyperion Financial Reporting and Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud (EPRCS) to produce period-end financial and regulatory reports. Industry experts will show you all the latest features of these tools. You will learn how to build, use, and deploy efficiently; distribute with ease; and improve security, memory, and query performance.


Other EPM Reporting, BI Analytics, and Data Visualization:

Sessions in this subtopic will cover any awesome EPM reporting, BI analytics, and data visualization topics and technologies not covered by the other subtopics.

EPM Infrastructure

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EPM Infrastructure at the ODTUG Kscope 18 Conference:

Maintaining a strong Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) infrastructure will ensure that EPM programs and applications remain operationally functional and secure, and can handle the growing needs of any business to ensure that all moving parts are running smoothly. At ODTUG Kscope18, you’ll learn what you need to ensure the health of your EPM infrastructure.

Cloud and Hybrid Infrastructure:

Our experts will discuss managing cloud products and the challenges of combined cloud/on-premise system architectures. We’ll review all the planning considerations such as native cloud vs. hybrid, security implications, how to approach and mitigate risk and considerations for how to approach backup and DR, and integration considerations with on-premise systems and other cloud systems. Topics will include Oracle Saas, IaaS, and Paas offerings and the impact on Hyperion.


Installs and Upgrades:

Learn how to plan for a successful installation, including architecture leading practices and high availability, and managing disaster recovery. We will also cover Hyperion patching and automation best practices and the latest methodologies in planning and executing upgrades.


Maintenance, Optimization, Security, and Troubleshooting:

Post-implementation is a crucial time, and it requires a strategy dedicated to providing operational support. Learn how to plan and implement scalable and sustainable support models, whether done in-house, outsourced, or through a COE. We’ll teach you how to provide maintenance and support, administer health checks, monitor, problem solve, optimize, and troubleshoot the entire EPM infrastructure to ensure maximum performance and stability. In addition, many organizations and industries have strict security guidelines, especially at the enterprise level. You’ll learn everything from the best about managing security for the EPM suite. This includes external provider integration and tuning, single sign-on, Kerberos and Smart Card integration, SSL, access controls monitoring, auditing, and reporting.


Other EPM Infrastructure:

Sessions in this subtopic will cover any great EPM infrastructure topics and technologies not covered by the other subtopics.

EPM Data Integration

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EPM Data Integration at the ODTUG Kscope18 Conference:

EPM data integration can help save time and development costs, and reduce process execution times. You’ll learn how to move high-volume and batch data while maintaining quality. You’ll learn how to integrate and manage data using Oracle’s best of breed technologies.


Cloud and Hybrid Integration:

Some on-premise, a little in the cloud, what to do now? We will show you the best ways to get your environment to move smoothly, no matter where it lives.


Data Management/Integration:

Moving data can be a meticulous process. Our experts will show you best practices for moving data to cloud or on-premise using EPM products with FDMEE and ODI.


Metadata Management/Integration:

We said meticulous, right? We’ll also show you best practices for moving metadata to cloud or on-premise EPM products and how to manage metadata using DRM, DRG, Enterprise Data Management Cloud (EDMCS), and other master data management tools.


Other EPM Data Integration:

Sessions in this subtopic will cover any great EPM data integration topics and technologies not covered by the other subtopics.


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Oracle Planning at the ODTUG Kscope 18 Conference:

Make a plan, work a plan! Attending Planning presentations at the ODTUG Kscope18 conference sounds like the best plan to soak up expert Planning knowledge from the most talented Oracle subject matter experts. Whether it’s Oracle cloud or on-premise products, you’ll learn from the best about budgeting and forecasting essentials to achieve organizational success.



ODTUG Kscope18 presenters will cover management and security administration of on-premise and/or cloud Planning solutions to prevent unauthorized users from viewing or changing data, set access permissions, and create users and groups within applications.



Dive into leading practice design with Planning applications including Hybrid, ASO, and BSO technologies, calculation methodologies, and expert guidance for satisfying specific business requirements.



Optimization is often what can set your application apart from the pack. You’ll hear tips and tricks in performance tuning and how to design for performance using on-premise and/or cloud Planning products.


Planning Cloud:

We’ll walk you through planning and budgeting with the flexibility of the cloud across the enterprise and all the newest features, tips, tricks, and best practices with Planning and Budgeting Cloud (PBCS), Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud (EPBCS), and Profitability and Cost Management Cloud (PCMCS).


Planning Modules and Frameworks:

Are you in the buy vs. build decision-making process? Maybe you want to take advantage of pre-built models. We can show you the ins and outs of specific on-premise modules: Workforce, Capex, Project Planning, and Public Sector Planning and Budgeting. The EPBCS Cloud frameworks (Financials, Strategic Modeling, Workforce, Strategic Workforce, Capital, and Project planning) will also be covered here.


Other Planning:

Sessions in this subtopic will cover any interesting Planning topics and technologies not covered by the other subtopics like Hyperion Profitability and Cost Management (HPCM) and Hyperion Strategic Finance (HSF).

Financial Close

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Financial Close at the ODTUG Kscope18 Conference:

The Financial Close presentations at the ODTUG Kscope18 Conference will be the best way to learn the ins and outs of on-premise and Financial Close Cloud products. These sessions will give you all you are looking for to make your Financial Close solutions the best they can be. 


Financial Close Cloud: 

Learn from the best when it comes to Financial Close in the cloud. You’ll hear implementation experiences, practical feature highlights, and tips and tricks related to Financial Consolidation and Close Cloud (FCCS), Account Reconciliation Cloud (ARCS), and Tax Reporting Cloud (TRCS).


Financial Close Management:

If you are responsible for managing FCM tasks and those related to the financial close cycle, you won’t want to miss the FCM sessions and presentations at ODTUG Kscope18. Learn real-world implementation experiences and tips and tricks related to the Financial Close Management (FCM) suite, which includes Close Manager (CM), Account Reconciliation Manager (ARM), and Supplemental Data Manager (SDM). 


Hyperion Financial Management:

We’ll go over Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) implementation, design ideas, rule tips and tricks, feature highlights, and strategies.


Other Financial Close:

Sessions in this subtopic will cover any nifty financial close topics and technologies not covered by the other subtopics. ODTUG Kscope18 presentations here may cover Oracle products that connect to Hyperion Financial Management, including Essbase Analytics Link (EAL), Disclosure Management, and prepackaged solutions such as Hyperion Tax Provisioning (HTP). This subtopic will also cover starter kits and customer experiences with non-Oracle products used to extend the Financial Close Suite functionality and aid in managing applications.

Big Data and Data Warehousing

Cloud and On-Premises - Where Big Data Lives at the ODTUG Kscope18 Conference:Kscope18: 

The ODTUG Kscope18 conference will be home to the best presentations on big data and data warehousing. As we continue to rapidly scale technologies devices, the digital landscape further meshes with real-world metrics. This creates a massive amount of data—BIG data—that needs a home and needs to be warehoused.  


Data Architecture:

Dive into big data solution architecture and learn how to build a data platform for analytics. Learn how to pick the right data store and flow for the right purpose.


Data Integration:

Learn all the latest performance tuning tips and tricks using Oracle Data Integrator (ODI), GoldenGate, Hadoop, Kafka, and other big data tools to move and transform data for applications and data warehousing.


Data Modeling:

Uncover techniques for modeling data in various platforms to optimize the data for analytical processing. This includes relational techniques like Star Schema and Data Vault; file format decisions with JSON, Avro, Parquet and Kudu; modeling for industry compliance; and the role of metadata management in data governance.


Other Big Data and Data Warehousing:

Sessions in this subtopic will cover any great big data and data warehousing topics and technologies not covered by the other subtopics.

Real World EPM

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Real World EPM at the ODTUG Kscope 18 Conference:

This track is all about the real-world application of EPM technologies. We will focus on the overall architecture, challenges, and lessons learned from implementing, administering, and using EPM Solutions. In addition, business-process focused presentations and those pertaining to business relationships will be offered.


EPM Case Studies:

Here is the place to display your best business cases regarding EPM. This track is for nontechnical business cases and case studies that walk you through the real-world selection and implementation of EPM products.


EPM Industry Topics:

Get your hot industry topics here! Always a balancing act, this subtopic covers the relationship between finance and IT. Learn how others are making it work, along with other key industry topics that even the best EPM professionals tackle daily.


EPM Processes and Management:

Looking for tips on how to fine tune business processes related to EPM or managing the staffing and training for your EPM team and environment? Look no further! We have you covered with a variety of topics on leading practice processes and management.


Other Real-World EPM:

Sessions in this subtopic will cover any fun real-world EPM topics and technologies not covered by the other subtopics.

Multi-Product EPM Solutions

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Multi-Product EPM Solutions at the ODTUG Kscope 18 Conference:

While this is not a formal conference track, it is valuable for abstract submissions and organizational purposes. Sessions in this track should focus on technical solutions that involve multiple primary technologies. Examples: creating financial consolidation solutions within Planning technologies, multi-product case studies with a technical slant, and showcasing a technical solution that includes two or more technologies.