ARLINGTON, TEXAS, July 6, 2016 – Joe Aultman was named Top Essbase Speaker at ODTUG Kscope16, the largest conference in the world for Oracle EPM & BI professionals. As interRel’s Director of Strategic Services, Aultman delivered two sessions at this year’s conference, “It’s a Groovy, Groovy, Groovy, Groovy World: How My Favorite Language is Now Part of My Favorite Tools” and “Torn Between Two Worlds: Is Essbase a Business or an IT Tool?” Aultman’s win makes it six years in a row for interRel as either Glenn Schwartzberg or Edward Roske have won a speaker award every year since Kscope11. ODTUG recognizes the top speakers at Kscope by evaluating responses from attendees during individual sessions.
“I’ve been attending Kscope for nine years now, and I love it,” said Aultman. “It has become the absolute highlight of my year. I’ll admit, in the years I’ve presented I’ve felt a flutter of hope when the winners were named. To see my name on the screen this year, to have this pool of experts name me the Top Essbase Speaker, it’s even better than I imagined. Thank you to the ODTUG community for being so awesome and to Oracle for continuing to make Essbase the coolest tech there is.”
“Each year, the competition for a Kscope speaker award gets harder. With an amazing list of over 40 talented speakers competing in the Kscope16 Essbase track alone, I’m extremely proud of Joe for winning Top Essbase Speaker,” said interRel CEO Edward Roske and former Kscope Speaker of the Year. “Joe has a unique gift for combining technical expertise with creativity and humor. He is extremely deserving of the award.”
interRel achieved several milestones at Kscope16, including participating in 20 sessions overall, more than any other partner at the event, and releasing the first-ever book on Oracle EPRCS, Look Smarter Than You Are with Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud. As the sole Titanium Sponsor, interRel solidified their status as the #1 EPM cloud partner by bringing the Oracle cloud evolution to Chicago with two newly published books, multiple sessions, and a team of industry experts focused on EPM cloud. interRel’s Kscope16 booth was styled in a steampunk theme. Steampunk, a science fiction genre of Victorian Futurism, is the perfect backdrop for a journey through the past, present, and future of business analytics.
Aultman and the rest of the interRel team look forward to attending Kscope17 in San Antonio, Texas from June 25-29, 2017.
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, and is the only three-time winner of Oracle’s Specialized Partner of the Year for BI and EPM. The company is an eight-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, the free-access video education platform, Play it Forward, on YouTube, and multi-track Oracle EPM/BI Solutions Conferences across the U.S. and Canada. Home to three Oracle ACE Directors and three 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.