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Sarah Zumbrum Recognized as Oracle ACE Director at Kscope15

Jul 09, 2015
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Arlington, Texas, July 9, 2015 – Sarah Zumbrum is the newest Oracle ACE Director, revealed by ODTUG President Monty Latiolais during the Kscope15 Conference in Hollywood, Florida. Sarah, a Planning Lead at interRel, joins the ranks of fellow ACE Directors Edward Roske, Glenn Schwartzberg, and Tracy McMullen. interRel is now home to four of the seven Oracle ACE Directors in the world who specialize in EPM, as well as Oracle ACE Associates Robert Gideon and Wayne Van Sluys. Zumbrum is only the tenth female ACE Director across any product in the history of Oracle.
 
“What a fantastic honor to be recognized by Oracle as their newest ACE Director,” said Sarah Zumbrum. “Thank you to those that have supported my journey and made this year’s long dream a reality. I believe my face showed it all [when the announcement was made at Kscope15]. Thank you, ODTUG, for the opportunities and relationships that helped pave the way; I’m grateful for the support I have received. Also, thank you, interRel Consulting, for supporting me in sharing knowledge with the Oracle Enterprise Performance Management community.” 
 
The Oracle ACE Program was founded in 2003 as a way to recognize and reward members of the Oracle technology and application communities for their contributions, as well as help Oracle makes its products more efficient and effective. Members of the program are technologically adept and eager to share their knowledge and experience. To become an Oracle ACE Director, an individual must go above and beyond the requirements of an Oracle ACE and have contributed in a major way to the Oracle community. Additionally, an Oracle ACE Director regularly interacts with the local community and provides developmental feedback to Oracle, maintains an active Oracle-related blog, presents at conferences, and regularly posts in Oracle discussion forums. 
 
“Oracle is committed to driving customer feedback into our products and, to that end, the Oracle ACE community provides an important channel of technical expertise and storytelling,” said Roland Smart, Oracle’s Vice President of Social and Community Marketing. “Sarah Zumbrum joins a growing number of female Oracle ACE Directors and through active engagement in the program, she will serve as a role model for other women to participate.”
 
In addition to her jump from Oracle ACE Associate to Director, Sarah Zumbrum holds a seat on the ODTUG Board of Directors and is an Oracle Hyperion Certified Implementation Specialist. She is an active member of the Oracle Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) community and continually looks for opportunities for involvement to enhance the user community’s experiences. Zumbrum’s involvement within the Oracle EPM community includes presenting at ODTUG Kscope, OAUG Connection Point, East Coast Oracle Users Conference, and Rocky Mountain Oracle Users Group Training Days. She served as an Oracle Hyperion EPM content reviewer for the ODTUG Kscope15 Conference and RMOUG Training Days. Sarah has been published in a case study and technical journal, is the author of popular blog www.EPMQueen.com, and is an active member of the Oracle Hyperion EPM community on Twitter (@EPM_Queen). She is also the founder of Raleigh Oracle Users Group.
 
Sarah was interviewed by Oracle Magazine to talk about her experience in the technology field, why she is committed to being a role model for young women entering the technology workplace and encouraging more women to participate in networking opportunities to share their knowledge and experience. Visit YouTube to watch the complete interview. 
 
About interRel Consulting
Founded in 1997, interRel Consulting is the longest-standing Hyperion partner dedicated solely to implementing Oracle Enterprise Performance Management and Oracle Business Intelligence solutions for Fortune 500 and mid-size companies. The company is a seven-time Inc. 5000 honoree committed to education with a platform that includes 10+ books in its best-selling technical reference series, “Look Smarter Than You Are” free, twice-weekly webcasts, and multi-track Oracle Enterprise Performance Management and Oracle Business Intelligence solutions conferences across the U.S. and Canada. Home to four Oracle ACE Directors and two Oracle ACE Associates, interRel frequently participates in Oracle Technology Network international tours in developing markets. To learn more about interRel Consulting, please visit www.interRel.com.
 
Contact 
Danielle White, Director of Marketing
(214) 864-8586
dwhite@interrel.com
 
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Essbase Speaker of the Year at Kscope15 is Glenn Schwartzberg

Jun 26, 2015
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Arlington, Texas, June 26, 2015 Glenn Schwartzberg was named Speaker of the Year in Kscope15’s Essbase track. An Oracle ACE Director, Glenn Schwartzberg has been a finalist for top speaker in the past but has never won. Oracle ACEs Gary Crisci and Anton Nielsen tied for overall Best Speaker, an accolade well-deserved. ODTUG recognizes the top speakers at Kscope by evaluating responses from attendees during individual sessions. 
 
“I’m honored to be named Top Essbase Track Speaker,” said Glenn Schwartzberg. “The speakers in this track are all fantastic. The real winners are the people who attended sessions and gained valuable knowledge.” 
 
“With over 50 Essbase sessions competing for top honors at Kscope15, I’m extremely proud of Glenn for winning Essbase Speaker of the Year,” said interRel CEO Edward Roske and former Speaker of the Year. “Glenn is a great presenter, a great entertainer, and a great educator. He definitely deserves the award.”
 
 interRel achieved several milestones during Kscope15, including participating in 18 sessions overall, more than any other partner at the event, and released the first-ever book on any Hyperion 11.1.2.4 product, Look Smarter Than You Are with Essbase 11.1.2. As the Titanium Sponsor, interRel hosted the general session where Sarah Zumbrum was named the newest Oracle ACE Director. interRel also announced the free-access video education platform, ‘Play it Forward,’ on the company’s YouTube channel.
 
“ODTUG Kscope15 was an outstanding conference due to speakers like Glenn. His colorful presentation style coupled with his deep technical wisdom, places him at the top of a very talented speaker pool. We are lucky to have him and look forward to hearing him again at Kscope16 in Chicago,” said ODTUG Executive Director Crystal Walton.
 
Glenn Schwartzberg and the rest of the interRel Consulting team look forward to attending Kscope16 in Chicago, Illinois.
 
About interRel Consulting
Founded in 1997, interRel Consulting is the longest-standing Hyperion partner dedicated solely to implementing Oracle EPM/BI solutions for Fortune 500 and mid-size companies. The company is a seven-time Inc. 5000 honoree committed to education with a platform that includes 10+ books in its best-selling technical reference series, “Look Smarter Than You Are,” free, twice-weekly webcasts, and multi-track Oracle EPM/BI Solutions Conferences across the U.S. and Canada. Home to three Oracle ACE Directors and two Oracle ACE Associates, interRel frequently participates in Oracle Technology Network international tours in developing markets. To learn more about interRel Consulting, please visit www.interRel.com.

Contact 
Danielle White, Director of Marketing
(214) 864-8586
dwhite@interrel.com

interRel Consulting Launches Video Education Platform ‘Play it Forward’ at epm.bi/videos

Jun 22, 2015
Hollywood, Florida, June 22, 2015 interRel Consulting today launched the free-access video education platform, ‘Play it Forward,’ on the company’s YouTube channel. ‘Play It Forward’ is an initiative whereby interRel’s team of experts produce short videos with a focus on Hyperion and Oracle EPM/BI products, providing targeted training content free of charge and on demand. A core value of the company is education along with a commitment to learn something then pass it on, also known as paying it forward.SM logo
 
“We want to educate the world,” said interRel CEO Edward Roske. “Information is meant to be free but currently the primary way to gain EPM/BI education is through paid courses, expensive conferences, books, and online webinars that require registration and hours of your time for information that might only require five minutes if you took out all of the marketing and got to the point.” The company’s move to provide a free online video library of interRel’s technical expertise disrupts an industry where experts normally restrict access to webinars and public sessions in order to prevent competitors from gaining the knowledge. interRel, an early pioneer of Hyperion webinars back in 2006, is an exception to this rule and allows competitors to attend their webcasts. Thus, the company is well poised to disrupt online education once again.   
 
The video series will include everything from introductory content such as “What is Hyperion Planning?” to advanced content on topics like Essbase Custom Defined Functions. There will even be reference materials as interRel endeavors to make the entire Essbase Technical Reference into instructional videos, one function at a time. Additional related topics like big data, project management, and best practices in budgeting & planning will also be available. None of the interRel videos will require any user opt-in because the purpose of these videos is to educate, not to sell services. 
 
As part of the launch, interRel premiered a parody video during the general session at ODTUG Kscope15, reminding viewers of another transformational era in technology. That video, along with the first batch of educational videos, was released on the interRel YouTube channel today which can be found at http://epm.bi/videos. Additional videos will be released weekly until the entire scope of EPM/BI knowledge has been covered or there is a zombie apocalypse. Users can stay apprised of the video releases by subscribing to the interRel YouTube channel and following the company on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+.
 
 interRel is an education leader in the Oracle EPM/BI industry where the ability to provide excellent service to clients requires mastery of cutting edge products that are constantly evolving. In addition to touting three Oracle ACE Directors and two Oracle ACE Associates in its organization, the company is well-known for its twice weekly webcasts, multi-track roadshows throughout North America, and bestselling book series Look Smarter Than You Are with Hyperion.  interRel frequently travels the globe with the Oracle Technology Network to educate developing markets on EPM/BI. interRel employees have a long history of participating in industry user groups, writing blogs, and presenting sessions at conferences. Now they will pioneer the frontier of making targeted video education available to the world.
 
About interRel Consulting
Founded in 1997, interRel Consulting is the longest-standing Hyperion partner dedicated solely to implementing Oracle EPM/BI solutions for Fortune 500 and mid-size companies. The company is a seven-time Inc. 5000 honoree committed to education with a platform that includes 10+ books in its best-selling technical reference series, “Look Smarter Than You Are,” free, twice-weekly webcasts, and multi-track Oracle EPM/BI Solutions Conferences across the U.S. and Canada. Home to three Oracle ACE Directors and two Oracle ACE Associates, interRel frequently participates in Oracle Technology Network international tours in developing markets. To learn more about interRel Consulting, please visit www.interRel.com.

Contact 
Danielle White, Director of Marketing
(214) 864-8586
dwhite@interrel.com

First-Ever Book on Oracle Essbase 11.1.2.4 Released at Kscope15

Jun 21, 2015
Hollywood, Florida, June 21, 2015 - The first-ever book on any Hyperion 11.1.2.4 product, Look Smarter Than You Are with Essbase 11.1.2, is now available at the ODTUG Kscope15 Conference in Hollywood, Florida. This is the newest book in the best-selling technical reference series, "Look Smarter Than You Are." These accessible books are designed as a one-stop guide, giving readers everything they need to know.
 
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If you want to take advantage of the new Essbase features including version 11.1.2.4, administer Essbase databases, use the basics of the Smart View Add-in to retrieve and analyze data, and build/tune/optimize aggregate storage option, block storage option, and hybrid aggregation databases, then this is the book you’ve been waiting for! Co-authored by Oracle ACE Directors Edward Roske and Tracy McMullen, and Oracle ACE Associate Robert Gideon, their books will be available for purchase at interRel’s Kscope15 booth. If you are unable to attend the conference, interRel’s 10+ books are also available to purchase at www.lulu.com
 
“I am very happy to be part of the team and have had a hand in the latest release of the ‘Look Smarter Than You Are’ book series. We spent many late nights and weekends refining and updating the content to bring our readers the best and most complete end-to-end Essbase administration guide available. There was a lot of effort that went into the book and I couldn’t be happier with the end result,” said co-author Robert Gideon. “The Look Smarter Than You Are with Essbase 11.1.2 book has been fully updated from cover to cover. Not only do we cover new features like hybrid aggregation, the book is also updated with our latest optimization recommendations. Every screenshot has been redone using Essbase 11.1.2.4 and even Edward’s jokes have been refreshed to make them more relevant.” No comment from Robert when asked if he was charged with making Edward’s jokes humorous. 
 
About Kscope15
ODTUG Kscope15 is taking place in Hollywood, Florida from June 21-25, 2015. This conference covers the Oracle EPM & BI world like no other with its unparalleled technical presentations, strategic product direction from Oracle's product management team, business users track, deep-dive product labs, and the opportunity to rub shoulders with the best practitioners in the EPM & BI space. You do not want to miss the foremost Hyperion conference of the year with over 130 Oracle EPM/BI-dedicated sessions, 13 of which will be presented by interRel.
 
About interRel Consulting
Founded in 1997, interRel Consulting is the longest-standing Hyperion partner dedicated solely to implementing Oracle EPM/BI solutions for Fortune 500 and mid-size companies. The company is a seven-time Inc. 5000 honoree committed to education with a platform that includes 10+ books in its best-selling technical reference series, “Look Smarter Than You Are,” free, twice-weekly webcasts, and multi-track Oracle EPM/BI Solutions Conferences across the U.S. and Canada. Home to three Oracle ACE Directors and two Oracle ACE Associates, interRel frequently participates in Oracle Technology Network international tours in developing markets. To learn more about interRel Consulting, please visit www.interRel.com.

Contact 
Danielle White, Director of Marketing
(214) 864-8586
dwhite@interrel.com

interRel is First-Ever Kscope Titanium Sponsor

Jun 20, 2015
Kscope15LogoHollywood, Florida, June 20, 2015 - For the first time, ODTUG's Kscope conference has a Titanium partner: interRel Consulting. Kscope15, the largest conference in the world for Oracle EPM & BI professionals, is being held in Hollywood, Florida from June 21-25, 2015.
 
For the seventh consecutive year, interRel Consulting is at the top partnership level at Kscope. For the last 5 years, interRel has been a Platinum sponsor and they are proud to be the first Titanium sponsor. Some of the highlights at the Titanium level include sponsorship of the conference attendee bags and being featured at the opening session with a parody video people will be talking about throughout the conference.
 
Last year's conference saw interRel offer a record number of sessions to architects, developers and tech-savvy individuals hoping to stay ahead of current trends. For Kscope15, interRel brings the education revolution to Hollywood (the one in Florida not the more famous one). This year, interRel will be offering 13 sessions that range from Essbase Optimization to Business Analytics, mobile Hyperion, Essbase Custom Defined Functions, Hyperion Planning creative solutions, OBIEE and a great deal more. Seven interRel speakers will be presenting including 5 Oracle ACEs.
 
This year's Kscope Community Service Day saw the ODTUG team and several interRel employees helping provide STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education to local students. Of course, interRel is anything but "all work and no play", as anyone who's attended previous Kscope events knows. This year's booth is styled in an amusement park theme, complete with carnival games and arcade fun for everyone.
 
About Kscope15
ODTUG Kscope15 is taking place in Hollywood, Florida from June 21-25, 2015. This conference covers the Oracle EPM & BI world like no other with its unparalleled technical presentations, strategic product direction from Oracle's product management team, business users track, deep-dive product labs, and the opportunity to rub shoulders with the best practitioners in the EPM & BI space. You do not want to miss the foremost Hyperion conference of the year with over 130 Oracle EPM/BI-dedicated sessions, 13 of which will be presented by interRel.
 
About interRel Consulting
Founded in 1997, interRel Consulting is the longest-standing Hyperion partner dedicated solely to implementing Oracle EPM/BI solutions for Fortune 500 and mid-size companies. The company is a seven-time Inc. 5000 honoree committed to education with a platform that includes 10+ books in its best-selling technical reference series, “Look Smarter Than You Are,” free, twice-weekly webcasts, and multi-track Oracle EPM/BI Solutions Conferences across the U.S. and Canada. Home to three Oracle ACE Directors and two Oracle ACE Associates, interRel frequently participates in Oracle Technology Network international tours in developing markets. To learn more about interRel Consulting, please visit www.interRel.com.

Contact 
Danielle White, Director of Marketing
(214) 864-8586
dwhite@interrel.com

interRel Consulting Names Ron Guadagno Vice President of Sales

Jun 12, 2015

ronArlington, Texas, June 12, 2015 - interRel Consulting today announced the appointment of Ron Guadagno as Vice President of Sales, a new position within interRel. Guadagno, a Certified Public Accountant, has served as interRel’s West Region Practice Director since March 2010. He will continue to report directly to Edward Roske, CEO of interRel Consulting.  

“Ron has been a great asset to interRel for more than five years,” said interRel CEO Edward Roske. “His unparalleled sales experience and his strategic vision will be a huge benefit to interRel in the years ahead.”

As Vice President of Sales and member of the executive management team, Ron Guadagno is charged with aligning the company’s sales, marketing, and project delivery platforms. This is an opportune time in the company’s history as it continues to expand through organic growth as well as acquisitions. The vice president position is integral at a time when customers are shifting from purchasing single product implementations to enterprise-wide business analytics solutions involving reporting, analysis, planning, and consolidations.

“I am honored and inspired to be promoted to Vice President of Sales at interRel,” said Guadagno. “Being part of an organization that includes top industry talent and is considered a leader among its peers in delivering world-class reporting and technology solutions presents me with amazing opportunities. I aspire to collaborate with our exceptional team and business partners to seek new ways to provide our customers with the most innovative solutions that meet their needs. I am confident that we at interRel will continue to be successful and I will do whatever I can to contribute to our sustained success.”

“Prior to joining interRel in 2010, Ron was a Regional Director at TopDown Consulting for over eight years. He started his career as an Accountant and Consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers from 1986 to 1992, followed by a Solutions Consultant position at Comshare, then worked directly for Hyperion Solutions from 1995-1999, and was the Director of Packaged Applications at MicroStrategy. Guadagno graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting and Management Information Systems. 

 

About interRel Consulting
Founded in 1997, interRel Consulting is the longest-standing Hyperion partner dedicated solely to implementing Oracle EPM/BI solutions for Fortune 500 and mid-size companies. The company is a seven-time Inc. 5000 honoree committed to education with a platform that includes 10+ books in its best-selling technical reference series, “Look Smarter Than You Are,” free, twice-weekly webcasts, and multi-track Oracle EPM/BI Solutions Conferences across the U.S. and Canada. Home to three Oracle ACE Directors and two Oracle ACE Associates, interRel frequently participates in Oracle Technology Network international tours in developing markets. To learn more about interRel Consulting, please visit www.interRel.com.

Contact
Danielle White, Director of Marketing
(214) 864-8586
dwhite@interrel.com

interRel Consulting Celebrates Dr. Troy’s Pi Day

Mar 11, 2015
logoArlington, Texas, March 11, 2015 - interRel Consulting has officially made Dr. Troy's Pi Day into an annual interRel holiday to be celebrated with all the pomp and circumstance deserving of the ratio of a circle's diameter to its circumference. The holiday is named in honor of Dr. Troy Seguin, interRel's resident mathematician, who has been championing Pi Day throughout his eight+ years at the company. interRel will add some filling to Pi Day by contributing $1,000 to the National Girl's Collaborative Project (NGCP), an organization that encourages girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
Pi Day commemorates the mathematical constant pi (the Greek letter π) and is celebrated on March 14 because 3, 1, and 4 are the first three digits of pi. Pi is famous as an irrational and transcendental number, which continues infinitely without repetition or pattern. The first large-scale celebration of Pi Day was organized by Larry Shaw at the Explloratorium in San Francisco, California. Math enthusiasts commemorate the holiday by eating pie while telling awful, never-ending punny jokes involving pi (e.g. Did you know 3.14% of all sailors are pi rates?). Pi Day 2015 is considered the "ultimate" Pi Day because on 3.14.15 at 9:26:53, the date and time corresponds to the first 10 digits of pi (π = 3.141592653), which happens only once every one hundred years.
Dr. Troy recounts his early Pi Day beginnings by saying, "I started celebrating it with my colleagues who happened to be on the same project with me. We would generally eat pie. It has grown into a company-wide event that includes me sending emails to the entire company with colorful anecdotes about famous historial mathematicians." Such emails include the tragic story of Georg Cantor, whose contributions were ridiculed during his life and not fully appreciated until after his death; Paul Erdos who was so prolific with his academic publications that mathematicians created their own form of the "Kevin Bacon Number" that describes the number of degrees of separation between their publications and Erdos' publication; and even Pythagoras, the creator of the Pythagorean theorem taught in schools, who is rumored to have murdered a student of his who disproved one of his fundamental mathematical beliefs (something we do not widely condone at interRel). 
Dr. Troy’s Pi Day festivities will include custom t-shirts, delicious pi pies, a social media countdown of the 3.14 days of pi with endless trivia, jokes, contests, prize giveaways, and educational videos about the limitless possibilities of mathematics. Dr. Troy has been awarded his very first personal hashtag, #PiDay4DrTroy. In support of Dr. Troy and the Seguin family, interRel will make donations to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
Dr. Troy's Pi Day celebration is another example of interRel's eclectic culture. As one consultant put it during a particularly active Pi Day email exchange, "There's more trash talk about Pi Day than there is about the March Madness basketball tournament."
interRel recommends you celebrate Dr. Troy's Pi Day by acting as irrationally as possible.

 

About interRel Consulting
Founded in 1997, interRel Consulting is the longest-standing Hyperion partner dedicated solely to implementing Oracle EPM/BI solutions for Fortune 500 and mid-size companies. The company is a seven-time Inc. 5000 honoree committed to education with a platform that includes 10+ books in its best-selling technical reference series “Look Smarter Than You Are with Hyperion,” free, twice-weekly webcasts, and multi-track Oracle EPM/BI Solutions Conferences across the U.S. and Canada. Home to three Oracle ACE Directors and two Oracle ACE Associates, interRel frequently participates in Oracle Technology Network international tours in developing markets. To learn more about interRel Consulting, please visit www.interRel.com.

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(214) 864-8586
dwhite@interrel.com
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