Tuesday, January 03, 2006

OOW Mumbai - 2

To follow up on my last post on Open World Mumbai (link to post) there are going to be keynotes by senior Oracle executives like Charles Philips (President, Oracle Corporation), Derek Williams (Executive Vice President Asia Pacific Division), Krishan Dhawan (Managaing Director, Oracle India), and Mark Gibbs (Senior Vice President Applications Sales, Asia Pacific Division) leading industry figures like Mr. K.V.Kamath (Managing Director and Chief Executive Oficer, ICICI Bank), S. Ramadorai (Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Tata Consultancy Services), and Pramod Bhasin (President & Chief Executive Officer, Genpact – formerly GE Capital Information Service) are also slated to speak.
ICICI Bank (link to corporate site) is India's second largest and largest private sector bank with assets of about US$40 billion, while TCS is India's largest IT software and services company (with annual revenues of INR 91 billion - that would be approximately US$2.1 billion at the then prevailing exchange rates).

Apart from BI presentations, there will be two demo pods on Business Intelligence in the demo grounds. These will feature the latest production software and consultants from OracleDirect and product management and development will be on hand to answer queries. Specifically, product management and development will answer questions people may have on what's in the works and what to expect with future releases. For example, Oracle announced Oracle Application Server 10g Release 3 (that would 10.1.3 for short) last year (see link to article on TheServerSide.COM) and you can expect to get some answers on what's new and maybe even see some previews of the software there at the demo grounds (see link to the 10.1.3 release on OTN).

There are three BI related sessions; the first one will be presented by Rajesh Gadodia. I had presented on the same topic at the 2004 Open World in Mumbai, and had Kirloskar Cummins as a co-presenter. At that time Discoverer and Oracle BI 10.1.2 was in pre-production stage, and we were still a couple of months from releasing the product to the market. 10.1.2 has now been in the market for over a year and doing quite well (look at the earnings of one of the . One of the things that I will talk about in the demo grounds will be a few of the things we are working on. I am working on talking about a couple of exciting new things that are in the works. You may already have heard them through your Oracle account manager or sales rep.

I don't know yet who the other two presenters are. All three tracks fall under the Enterprise Technology track.
  • Interactive Business Intelligence Dashboards for Fact Based Decision Making
  • Large-scale data warehousing, end-user query, reporting and predictive analytics with Oracle Database 10g and Oracle Business Intelligence 10g
  • Oracle Partner Applications 1) Improve productivity with Workflow and Document Management System 2)Analyse Information in Real Time for Decision Makers using Business Intelligence