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.”
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…
#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.”
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!
At Kscope19 we worked hard, played hard and #data4good harder! ODTUG Board Members always start off Kscope a few days earlier than most attendees. It takes a lot of passion, dedication and vision for the community to be a part of this team!