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OAUG Connection Point® Seminars
OAUG Connection Point® — Enterprise Performance Management / Business Intelligence
November 5-6, 2012
Peabody Hotel
Orlando, Florida, USA
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Keynote Presentation

John O’Rourke

John O’Rourke
Vice President, Product Marketing
Oracle Corporation

In his current role as VP of Product Marketing, John focuses on Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) applications. With a background in accounting and finance, John has more than 25 years of experience in the software industry, and 15 years of experience in Product Marketing at Hyperion Solutions and Oracle. He has worked with many customers and partners on financial reporting and planning initiatives and has spoken and written on many topics in enterprise performance management. John has also held positions in strategic marketing and product marketing at Dun & Bradstreet Software, and Kenan Systems. John has a BS degree in accounting from Bentley University and an MBA from Boston College.

Presentation: Driving Better Business Outcomes with Oracle Business Analytics

Presentation: Hot Topics in Regulatory Reporting: GAAP, IFRS, Sustainability, Solvency II, and XBRL

White Paper Presentations

Jonathan Berry

Jonathan Berry
CEO
Accelatis, Gold Sponsor

Jonathan Berry is former Engineering Director for the Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) and Financial Data Quality Management (FDM) development teams. As an original member of the HFM development team, he spent 11 years leading product creation and directing the development teams. He founded Accelatis to focus on Hyperion Infrastructure Management, Application Monitoring and Performance Optimization to directly target the challenges faced by Hyperion Administrators.

Presentation: What Are Your Users Doing? Open the Black Box To Enjoy Peak Hyperion Performance With Accelatis

Presentation: Making Oracle Hyperion Financial Management Faster: HFM Rules Profiling

Tony Coffman

Tony Coffman
National Practice Director for Oracle Enterprise Performance Management
Perficient, Gold Sponsor

Mr. Coffman advises clients on how to architect, plan, and pursue strategic Oracle EPM-BI initiatives using the Hyperion suite of applications. He is a domain expert in Hyperion Financial Management, Hyperion Planning, Hyperion Essbase, and the related Data Management products. Prior to joining Perficient, Mr. Coffman spent seven years as a Director and Project Manager at Kerdock Consulting, a Hyperion Certified Advantage partner. Prior to Kerdock, he was a Senior Principal Consultant at a successful startup specializing in ERP and Business Intelligence consulting. He is a member of OAUG, ODTUG, the EPM/BI Partner Advisory Council and frequent speaker at Oracle and OAUG conferences. Tony resides in Houston, Texas with his wife and two sons.

Presentation: It’s Never Too Late: Converting from Hyperion Enterprise to Hyperion Financial Management

Ron Dimon

Ron Dimon
Partner, Advisory Services
CheckPoint Consulting, LLC, Gold Sponsor

For over thirty years Ron has been deeply involved in Finance Systems and Processes, from his first job at Deloitte, Haskins + Sells as a programmer writing Journal Entry subsystems, through custom-developed programs connecting banks to government accounting systems, to nine years at Hyperion Solutions (later acquired by Oracle) where he helped raise the toddler now called Enterprise Performance Management. Today, Ron is focused on helping clients wring-out top and bottom-line value from their EPM investments. His forthcoming book EPM Done Right: An Operating System for Your Organization, published by John Wiley & Son (Spring 2013), shows a new way to align EPM to the business and re-build your EPM road-map.

Presentation: How to Refresh your Enterprise Performance Management Road-map

Rob Donahue

Rob Donahue
Director, EPM Infrastructure
ROLTA, Gold Sponsor

Rob Donahue is the Director of EPM Infrastructure at Rolta and specializes in infrastructure and architecture with an emphasis on Oracle EPM and BI systems. Rob has over 17 years of experience delivering enterprise solutions utilizing his expertise in systems architecture, performance testing, and capacity planning. He has been applying this experience to leading the successful implementation of large and complex enterprise systems including Oracle EPM and BI environments. These implementations have spanned across industries and have included Fortune 250 retailers and financial services companies.

Presentation: Installing Oracle EPM for Real

Anicetus Fernando

Anicetus Fernando
VP Technology Solutions
OneNeck IT Services, Gold Sponsor
Anicetus has over 25 years of business operations, applications, and technology solutions, including being the CIO for three companies. He is certified in PMP, ITIL v3 and a Six Sigma Green Belt. He has a Masters degree in Marketing, Finance and Supply Chain Management from Western Michigan University and University of Texas at Arlington.

Presentation: Why A Dedicated Cloud for Oracle Applications?

Don Ford

Don Ford
Project Manager, Enterprise Performance Management National Practice
Perficient, Gold Sponsor

Mr. Ford is an accomplished consultant with 14+ years’ experience in information technology. He has extensive experience with Business Process Analysis, Business Process Re-Engineering, and Project/Program Management. He has led or participated in multiple full-lifecycle Hyperion implementations and upgrades.

Presentation: It’s Never Too Late: Converting from Hyperion Enterprise to Hyperion Financial Management

Janette Kosior

Janette Kosior
Director, Product Management
Oracle Corporation

Janette Kosior, Director of Product Management, is responsible for leading Oracle’s Enterprise Performance Management Financial Close solutions. Janette’s 15 years with Hyperion and Oracle brings a wealth of experience to assisting customers in achieving a world-class close.

Presentation (with Mike Malwitz): Hyperion Financial Close Suite: What’s New, What’s Coming

Presentation (with Mike Malwitz): Hyperion Financial Close Suite: New Applications

Mike Malwitz

Mike Malwitz
Senior Sales Consultant
Oracle Corporation

Michael J. Malwitz, Oracle Senior Sales Consultant, is responsible for helping customers understand the business value and best practices of Oracle’s Hyperion Financial Close software, joining Hyperion in 1999 and Oracle in July 2007 through the purchase of Hyperion by Oracle. Prior to Hyperion, he was Director of Financial Information Systems at a Fortune 500 company and, over his 13 years at that company, held management positions in internal audit, contracts, and financial planning and analysis. He holds degrees from Florida State University and New York University in Business and Accounting.

Presentation (with Janette Kosior): Hyperion Financial Close Suite: What’s New, What’s Coming

Presentation (with Janette Kosior): Hyperion Financial Close Suite: New Applications

Todd Rebner

Todd Rebner
Managing Partner
AdvancedEPM Consulting, Inc., Gold Sponsor

Todd Rebner serves as Co-founder and Managing Partner of AdvancedEPM Consulting, Inc., headquartered in Brecksville, Ohio. Mr. Rebner combines over 15 years of experience in Accounting, Information Systems and Technology. He takes a hands-on, roll-up-your-sleeves approach in working with business owners both large and small. Since co-founding AdvancedEPM Consulting, Inc., he has provided Enterprise Performance Management and Business Intelligence solutions for clients in manufacturing, construction, distribution, real estate, retail, mortgage banking, insurance, healthcare, oil and gas, and Internet-based companies.

Presentation: Learn How to Leverage Essbase Studio to See Local ERP Level Details through Your Global COA

Presentation: Essbase BSO: Advanced Calc-Scripts Writing Techniques