Kscope17 Financial Close Track Session Highlights – Chris Barbieri

Chris Barbieri, Financial Close Track Lead for ODTUG Kscope17, shares his recommended Financial Close Track Sessions with reasons why they are his “don’t miss sessions” at Kscope17:

A Real-World Implementation of FCCS: Lessons Learned and Mistakes You Do Not Want to Repeat - Mike Janik, New Flyer Industries Canada ULC and Edward Roske, interRel Consulting

Since the release of FCCS last year, the big buzz this year will be on lessons learned from real customer implementations. These pioneers will be sought out for their opinion on the products and the implementation process as others decide whether to follow the same path. We’re also very excited to hear from co-presenter and Oracle ACE Director, Edward Roske, at interRel Consulting.

HFM Rules Automation: UDs and Triggers Gone Wild – Michael Thomas Fuori, General Electric

Mike Fuori leverages his extensive experience as a consolidation consultant in his current position with General Electric where he plays a key role in one of the world’s largest HFM implementations. The session shows an advanced look at an easy way to maintain rules. Also, check out Mike’s other session “HFM Performance Optimization: 10 Things That Can Save Your Application” to learn more about General Electric’s novel approaches.

Take Control of Your HFM Environment – Henri Vilminko, Infratects

Henri’s popular blog “The Finnish Hyperion Guy” is a showcase of not only Henri’s depth of knowledge in HFM and infrastructure, but also his sense of humor and honesty. Henri did a great job with his Kscope16 sessions “Upgrading to the Latest HFM Version? Set Your Expectations Right!” and “Unravel the Secrets of the New HFM API,” and we’re excited to learn more from him at Kscope17!

HFM Admin’s Life Made Easier with EPM Maestro, WebSymphony, Admin Switches and Some Copying! – Paulo José da Graca Thrige, FLSmidth A/S

We’re looking forward to Paulo’s experiences working with several indispensable non-Oracle products that make his life easier at FLSmidth A/S.

Backstage Pass: Lesser Known Features for Easier HFM Management – Christopher Barbieri, Finit Solutions

The Financial Close Review Team is looking forward to Chris’ session, which focuses on making the most of the latest out of the box admin features. This session underscores this year’s theme of “how admins can make their lives easier” offering great ideas that attendees can immediately use. The week will be capped off with a special two-hour session along the same theme called “Campfire Stories: Tips for Making Life Easier for the Financial Close Administrator.”


About Chris Barbieri - The Financial Close Track Lead at Kscope17

Oracle ACE, Chris Barbieri, is an EPM System Architect at Finit Solutions, specializing in EPM Applications, EPM Platforms, and EPM Business Content. Chris has been working with Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) since it was released in 2000. During his eight-year tenure with Hyperion, Chris worked as an implementation consultant, applying product features to solve business problems. He also worked very closely with the development team on product design, and worked as part of the global support organization to support escalated cases and product issues. Since 2007, Chris has been working as an Oracle partner, continuing to design and implement Financial Close solutions. In 2010, Chris was recognized by Oracle for the ACE program for his contributions to the community.

Kscope17 will be Chris’s eighth year attending Kscope. He said, “The content has been consistently great at all of the KScopes, but I’d have to say Kscope13 in New Orleans was my favorite venue so far because the city itself is so amazing. I loved the music, the history, the local food, and the ‘anything goes’ vibe. I also enjoyed my first airboat boat tour which was very cool!”

Chris continues to come Kscope each year because of the combination of camaraderie and the valuable technical content. Chris said, “ODTUG has done a consistently outstanding job all these years, not to mention the significant work done by the team of people who manage the conference itself. Each year feels like a family reunion, though I do meet lots of new people too.” Chris has been reading The Onion for years and is looking forward to hearing from Scott Dikkers during the General Session at Kscope17.


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