Ain’t nothing like Kscope’s heat: 8 Sessions I am looking forward at Kaleidoscope 2015
In the song “International Love”, Pitbull and Chris Brown brag about the crazy amount of money they make and how they use their fame to get the attention of attractive women around the world. Armando Christian Pérez a.k.a. Pitbull, a longtime Miami resident, claims that nothing is like Miami’s heat to such a point that Chris Brown, a Tappahannock, VA native, agrees with Mr. 305 and also makes the statement that “nothing is like Miami’s heat” as they both make generalities about women country by country then city by city. Do Kaleidospcope speakers attain the same fame and do they leverage it to their own benefit? I am not so sure about it but I am certain of one thing: Kaleidoscope this year is packed with fantastic sessions and nothing will be like it!
This year again, I have the pleasure to present a session. My session is about HFM and Planning is on the “Financial Close” track: “HFM and Planning, best friends forever?” (Tuesday June 23rd at 3:30 PM Ballroom 1). I will present with Brian Willson and our presentation is already looking quite good. This post is about the 8 sessions I will do my best to attend. It is never too late to register, you can save $100 on your Kscope15 registration by using the discount code “TPDWN”.
Essbase CDFs Explained: Pulling Back the Curtain and Opening a World of Possibilities
Robert Gideon, Jun 22, 2015, 8:30 am – 9:30 am
I am biased because I worked with Robert a long time ago and I was amazed by his wide array of skills. CDF is a hot topic and I am sure this presentation is going to be awesome.
ASO Allocations: Why They Are Slow and How to Achieve Major Performance Increases
Daniel Pressman, Jun 23, 2015, 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Mr ASO strikes again with one of the most daunting topics with ASO databases: why my calculation is suddenly slow? Especially that last year, Cameron and Tim delivered an awesome session on how to leverage ASO Allocations for other types of calculations.
Next Generation Essbase Outline Extractor Tips and Tricks
Tim Tow, Jun 23, 2015, 11:15 am – 12:15 pm
The Essbase Outline Extractor has been through some major changes recently and nobody can share knowledge around the Outline Extractor better than Tim Tow.
ASO, BSO, and Hybrid Calculations: What’s Fastest, How Hard Is It, and Which One Should You Use?
Cameron Lackpour, Tim German, Jun 24, 9:45 am – 10:45 am
I learn a lot when I attend Tim and Cameron presentations and I am sure I won’t be disappointed with this one. Their session on Hybrid last year was the best I attended and I am very excited about this one.
Advanced Calculations in Calc Manager
Ron Moore, Jun 24, 2015, 11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Ron and I work with the same company (TopDown Consulting) and I had the pleasure to have a preview of this session. Ron has an original approach to Calc Manager and ways to implement a driver based approach.
How Can I Use the New CDF Functions in Calc Manager?
Celvin Kattookaran, Jun 24, 2015, 1:45 pm – 2:45 pm
I really put an emphasis on CDF this year as I also plan to attend Celvin’s session.
Workforce Planning: Making the Out-of-the-Box Solution Work in the Real World
Juan Porter and Paul Hoch, Jun 24, 2015, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Juan and Paul both have a great wealth of experience with Workforce, they also tweaked the out of box solution to make it work quicker and better.
Hybrid: We Have a New Essbase Engine, and Its Fuel Is Data
John Booth and Chris Bolind, Jun 24, 2015, 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
I’ve not made the move yet, but I know a lot of Planning applications that can benefit from Essbase Hybrid.