Paper Title and Abstract

Business Intelligence – Anarchy or Order

Stream: GEN

Modern data visualisation tools are encouraging an agile, less controlled approach to Business Intelligence, while traditional wisdom suggest common models and managed data governance are the way to go. This presentation reviews approaches to Business Intelligence projects, and discusses the strengths and weaknesses of each approach. It examines the Oracle BI tools which provide functionality for managed common models and ad-hoc data access, traditional dashboards and interactive data visualisations. The presentation will inevitably decide that a combination of approaches is best (they always do), but will hope to provide guidance on when to use which approach, and demonstrate the types of visualisations that can be achieved. Much of the information will be based on lessons learnt during a WA BI implementation in which the presenter has been involved.

Pre-requisites: None

Presentation Objectives:  Discover approaches to Business Intelligence Projects. Review the strengths and weaknesses of each approach and lessons learnt in a local BI Implementation. Understand the Oracle Business Intelligence technical capabilities.

Speaker Details

Penny Cookson has over twenty five years’ experience of working with Oracle products. Penny is the Managing Director for SAGE Computing Services, which provides consulting and training in the Oracle database and development tools throughout Australia. She was Oracle Magazine’s Educator of the Year in 2004 and is an Oracle ACE.