Data Visualization and Advanced Analytics Kscope17 Track Highlights – Kevin McGinley

Here is an overview of Kscope17 sessions Kevin McGinley is most looking forward to and his thoughts on why you should attend them, too:

Oracle R Enterprise and Data Visualization: Combining Their Power Leads to New Possibilities – Holger Friedrich, sumIT AG
Oracle ACE, Holder Friedrich, will combine both technical details and functional use cases for how to combine these two products together which results in maximum value for attendees.

Build Your Own Infographics Using the Data Visualization SDK – Antony Heljula, Peak Indicators Ltd

Infographics are still all the rage and seeing how this can be accomplished using Data Visualization will have you wanting more. Plus, Oracle ACE Antony Heljula is a brilliant presenter.

Advanced Data Visualization Techniques Using Oracle BI Cloud Service (BICS): A Cal State Pilot Case Study – Viet Hoang, California State University, Los Angeles and Kirby Lunger, Performance Architects
Kscope attendees are always looking to see how other users are getting value from Oracle Database products and this session will cover both cloud and data visualization from a user perspective.

Using Oracle R and OBIEE to Help Doctors Predict Areas with the Most Severe Health Problems – Cuong Nguyen Tien, Mindstream Analytics
We’re always looking for sessions that show how Oracle Database tools solve real-world problems and this session will take that to the next level and show how effective use of analytics and visualizations can save lives.

Starting with Oracle Data Science in the Cloud –  Tim Vlamis and Cathye Pendley, Vlamis Software Solutions
Data Science often involves a lot of tools and techniques to get started and be effective, but this session can jump-start that process for you by providing a framework for attendees to build upon, and you get to hear it from Oracle ACE Tim Vlamis.

Data Stories: Predicting Asset Prices with Oracle Data Visualization Desktop, Data Collection, and R – Jerry Ward, Viscosity North America and Kevin McNelis, Nutrabolt Life Sciences
We love that the Data Visualization track gets to showcase fantastic real-world use cases for how to tell stories with data. Jerry’s session tackles the monster task of how to both scrape data from non-traditional places and then use it to predict future activity.

Integrating Raspberry Pi Sensors with Data Visualization – Justin Baker, Oracle Corporation
Justin has the first in our series of IoT + data sessions for you to geek out on and we can’t wait to see how he combines Raspberry Pi, IFTTT, and Data Visualization for a whole lot of acronym geeky-goodness.

Understanding How a Tweet Goes Viral Using Oracle Big Data Spatial and Graph – Mark Rittman, Rittman Mead Consulting
In the second of our IoT+data sessions, Oracle ACE Director, Mark Rittman tells the hilarious story of how an IoT exercise generated unintended consequences that allowed for some unique data analysis opportunities.

Oracle Data Visualization for the Finance Analyst – Kevin McGinley, Red Pill Analytics and Tim German, Qubix
Kevin is looking forward to co-presenting this session with Oracle ACE, Tim German to show all those demanding finance analysts at Kscope17 how Oracle Data Visualization can make their jobs easier.

Expanding Your Data-Driven Story: The Next Chapter – Mike Durran, Oracle Corporation and Stewart Bryson, Red Pill Analytics
Mike Durran and Oracle ACE Director, Stewart Bryson will be building on their popular session from last year and I’m excited to see how they plan to take data-driven storytelling to the next level.


About Kevin McGinley - The Data Visualization & Advanced Analytics Track Lead

Kevin has been working with data for the last 20 years – moving it, structuring it, and presenting it. He is an Oracle ACE Director for Business Intelligence and owns a services firm that helps companies work with their data.

Kevin has been attending ODTUG Kscope since Kscope11 in Long Beach, California. His favorite Kscope so far was Kscope12. Kevin said, “Kscope12 was my favorite because I was the Business Intelligence Track Lead for the first time and that began my heavy volunteering with ODTUG.” Kevin is very excited to be going back to San Antonio!

Year after year, Kevin returns to Kscope because of the people. “The network of people I interact with at Kscope is fantastic and it grows every year,” Kevin said. Because Kevin is on the Conference Committee, he is most looking forward to the big ODTUG 20th Birthday Bash that is planned for ODTUG during the Wednesday Night Special Event.

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