Monday, September 18, 2006

Oracle Discoverer at OpenWorld

Thanks Abhinav for that welcome to the Oracle BI Blog.

By way of introduction, I've been at Oracle for nearly 10yrs - in fact, it will be almost 10yrs to the day while at OpenWorld. I can safely say that no two days have been the same and it is still an exciting place to work.

I started out in BI consulting and worked on various projects implementing relational data warehouses, and OLAP systems using the Express multi-dimensional data base - this was mostly for Sales Analyzer implementations. I also started using the Discoverer 3.0.7 limited production release. The great thing about working on BI projects is that you get to learn about a lot of different industries and I found myself working in banking, telecomms, travel and the pharmaceutical industry. I made the move into BI product management 6yrs ago. Prior to Oracle, I completed a PhD in computational chemistry.

Finally, I'd like to mention my upcoming session at Oracle OpenWorld. I'll be talking about Discoverer Futures around three key themes:

- Protecting existing Discoverer investments
- Extending Discoverer functionality
- Integration with the OracleBI Enterprise Edition

If you are attending this years OpenWorld, then please come along and say 'Hi'. My recommendation is to book your place at any sessions you are interested in well in advance. I know that mine is already half-full. See you in October!