It seems to be common practice for Bloggers to write about the sessions they will be attending so that the saner members of the community can avoid a chance encounter with a blogger. Or a more charitable view is that they are flagging up some good presentations in advance of the day.
That said I have a full agenda of sessions over the four days, with a particularly heavy day of session chairing on the Monday (however, I will leave the ones I have nominated to chair as a shock to the presenters)
Monday is DW day – or at least a database focused day; I will migrate to the BI stream on a couple of occasions though: I have left out the keynotes from the list though!
|Oracle Data Warehouse Scalability Made Easy||Dr Lilian Hobbs|
|Playing Russian Roulette with Silver Bullets||Jonathan Lewis|
|Partitioning: From Start to Database 11g||Ian Abramson|
|OWB Best Practices and Advanced Techniques||Mark Rittman|
|Wielding That Pickaxe – Oracle 10gR2’s New and Improved Data Mining Facility||Melanie Caffrey|
|BI Panel Session|
Mark Rittman has suggested that instead of chairing the last session I’d might like to be on the panel – we’ll see what happens on the day. Then the Blogger bash across the canal to finish up what looks to be a long day (especially since I would have travelled to Birmingham that morning
Tuesday is a bit of a self-education day – little is directly BI or DW related, but knowing about these things will help me think better about answers for client problems. So with only one session to chair I have a day of soaking in the atmosphere. I will (hopefully) get to hear: Sue Harper, Toon Koppelaars, Tom Kyte, Alex Gorbachev, Martin Jensen, Jonathan Lewis and Joze Senegacnik.
Wednesday is more BI and ETL but unlike the first day there is only the occasional visit to the database stream for talks on partition pruning (Joze Senegacnik) and Oracle forensics (Pete Finnigan).
Thursday is another day of mainly BI, ending with Mark Rittman’s Advanced Development Techniques using Oracle BI Suite Enterprise Edition Plus but during the day I will stray to the mainstream world to chair my last session.