In 2020, I was invited to keynote the Oracle Analytics Summit, where I shared examples of how Oracle tech, specifically Oracle Analytics has been used in the Data for Good movement. “Technology itself will not save the world, however it’s because of technology that we will be able to derive new insights, leading us to change the way we live for the better. Tech and data can be used as a strong enabler for the people that will eventually take action in solving the world’s most pressing problems.”
#Data4Good is an independent initiative in the data and analytics communities that is tailored for different data user groups to their own specific user engagement goals, themes and analytics proficiency levels. “Data4Good is a movement that brings like-minded people together to utilise their skills, knowledge and passion to help make a positive impact on the world. There is so much underutilised data out there that could be harnessed to create a positive impact on health, education, human rights, the environment and much more.”
There’s no better time to reflect on the accomplishments, and lessons learnt in the past 365 days than in the last week of the year! Among a myriad of other things that I experienced in 2018, something that I felt really good about was giving both an active indirect and direct contribution towards tackling Climate Change. In this blog post I aim to visualize data sets that have the potential to influence the readers to in turn take direct and/or indirect #ClimateAction in 2019!
What if I were to tell you that Hurricane Florence poured over North Carolina as much as the average rainfall for an entire year in Seattle?! Are you able to imagine the devastation? What if I were to show you that seeing a real photo of one flooded road would look very similar as one visualization of hundreds of flooded roads?!
The Hurricane Florence NCDOT Road Closure, Gas Station Navigation App is a 3 in 1 solution that uses the below verified data sources/technologies to provide NC residents the latest and most accurate information on road closures, open gas stations and alternate routes to guide navigation around flooded areas.
We are a group of technology professionals who are currently focused on implementing Oracle EPM solutions while standardizing agile product management best practices across FP&A, Controllership, and Finance IT teams at Fortune 100 companies. It so happened that we’re also millennials who love working with data! We have become quite restless to share what we know about agile product management, master data management, governance, analytics, data visualization, and other technology related topics.
As it has been the case in the past few years, I started planning the ODTUG EPM & Analytics community meetups in the New York, New Jersey, Boston, Connecticut Northeast region of the United States early in January. First up in my 2020 meetups calendar would be the New York City EPM community meetup usually held at the Park Ave. Oracle offices right next to Grand Central. However my calendar didn’t exactly follow the Corona calendar…
Profitability and Cost Management applications – whether built for Fully allocated P&L Solutions, Transfer Pricing, Shared Services Allocations or Customer/Product Profitability – have out of the box reporting capabilities available via the Intelligence menu that offer insight into allocation models with reduced effort. The purpose of my blog series is to explore how we can setup, configure and use such features and fully leverage the functionality that is included in our Oracle Cloud subscription cost.
A recap of some great moments with ODTUG friends during various Kscope events. The tweets need no comment: from the General Session, the Networking Hours in the afternoons, the Monday Community Nights, the Special Event to the after conference chill, ODTUGers have created strong bonds of friendship and knowledge sharing across all communities!