September 2018 Newsletter: Oracle OpenWorld Invites & News!
Dear Friends,

Oracle OpenWorld is coming up in just a few weeks, and we're excited to announce a special reception for the Analytics and Data Summit / BIWA User Community on Tuesday, October 23rd at Oola, sponsored by several of our consulting partners. More information is provided below.  

Also, we have included a short list of the BIWA team's speaking slots at OpenWorld so that you know where to find us and to learn with us!

Finally, the dates and location for Analytics and Data Summit 2019 are announced. Save the date: March 12-14, 2019 at the Oracle Conference Center.  Speaking applications will open soon.

Don't hesitate to reply to this email if you have questions, additional suggestions, or want to sponsor or volunteer.

The Analytics and Data Summit Conference Committee
OpenWorld Analytics and Data Summit / 
BIWA User Community Reception Invitation
You're cordially invited to the  Analytics and Data Summit and  BIWA User Community  OpenWorld Reception!

The event will be held on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM at  Oola Restaurant & Bar860 Folsom Street, a  five-minute walk from the Moscone Center at OpenWorld.

Join the BIWA User Community, organizer of the annual Oracle Analytics and Data Summit, for drinks, heavy appetizers, and networking with the Oracle Analytics, BI, Big Data and Machine Learning product management and marketing, customer, and partner communities.

As a result of overwhelming demand, you'll need to register and to be approved to attend with a ticket or else you won't be able to gain entrance to the event.

Attend Our Sessions at OpenWorld!
Our team is very involved in presenting at OpenWorld this year!  Here's a representative list of sessions to add to your calendar to meet us in person and to learn with us:
  • Autonomous Data Warehousing in the Real World: A Case Study [CAS3677]
  • Developing Predictive Applications with Oracle's Machine Learning [DEV5758]
  • How to Build an Analytics (EPM/BI) Business Case When the Future Is Cloudy [CAS2709] 
  • Introduction to Graph Analytics and Oracle Graph Cloud Service [TRN4048]
  • ML 101: Oracle Data Miner/Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud Machine Learning Notebook - BYOL [HOL5759]
  • Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud: Learn How to Build Interactive Notebooks [PRO4049]
  • University of Pittsburgh's BI and Analytics Journey to the Cloud [CAS1302]
Attend Our Partner Webinar September 27th: What's New in Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC)

Oracle Analytics Cloud Version 18.3.3 includes improvements and enhancements over the previous version. These enhancements are in areas such as data preparation, data visualization, data flows & data sources, and more.

Join Dan Vlamis, Oracle ACE Director, and President of Vlamis Software Solutions , as he walks through exciting new features. Just like previous Vlamis presentations (see for a list), this webinar will include a fast-paced presentation with a live demo of OAC including as many of the new features as time allows. New features we plan to cover (subject to change):

Data Preparation Enhancements
  • Recommendations - Transformations and Enrichments
  • Data Preparation Scripts
Data Flows and Data Sources
  • Incremental Processing
  • Parameterized Sources & Output
  • Connect to Multiple Autonomous Data Warehouses
Data Sets
  • Data Set Replace (for development purposes)
  • Data Set Storage Management
New Data Visualizations 

  • Multiple Data Layers
  • Dynamic Heatmap
  • Google and Baidu Base Maps
Machine Learning - Explain a Measure

Administrative - Console Menu Reorganized

Attend Our Partner Webinar October 2nd: Everything You Wanted to Know (and More) About Oracle BI Publisher: Part 1

Join the Performance Architects team to learn about t he BI Publisher solution, which has been part of the Oracle Business Intelligence product suite for many years now, and was recently ported to Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) as a core part of Oracle's analytics cloud offerings!

In this first installment of a two-part webinar series, we will provide an overview of BI Publisher capabilities as relaunched in OAC. This first part of the series is recommended for technical, business, and managerial staff.
Save the Date!  
Analytics and Data Summit 2019 
Dates and Location Announced
As we announced earlier this year, the Analytics and Data Summit 2019 will be taking place March 12-14, 2019 at the same location as last year, the Oracle Conference Center.  Mark your calendar and make your hotel reservations!  The call for presentations opens soon!
How to Volunteer
We are actively seeking volunteers in the following areas:
  • Education and learning (webinars, newsletter articles, etc.)
  • Conference recruitment and registration (recruiting speakers and attendees)
  • Communications
  • Membership
  • Conference logistics
Want to get involved?  Send us a note and a member of the conference committee will get in touch to discuss next steps.
In This Issue
About BIWA 
User Community
Founded in 2006 as a special interest group (SIG) of the Independent Oracle User Group (IOUG), the BIWA User Community is a worldwide body of Oracle professionals who are interested in business intelligence (BI), data warehousing, and analytics, as well as related topics such as cloud, machine learning, spatial and graph, SQL, R, Spark, Hadoop, and similar critically important and emerging technologies.
For more information about the BIWA User Community, visit our website at or follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter .
About Oracle 
Spatial & Graph SIG
The North American Oracle Spatial and Graph SIG was formed as a special interest group (SIG) of the Independent Oracle User Group (IOUG) to bring together the family of Oracle spatial and graph professionals to promote interaction and communication that can drive the market for spatial technology and data in the enterprise.  The SIG aims to create a forum for the exchange of technical information and best practices, to encourage community members' participation in industry events, and to foster strategic and technical collaboration between the community and Oracle.
For more information about the Oracle Spatial and Graph SIG, visit our
or follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter.