Oracle ACE Director, Danny Bryant, is currently an Infrastructure Principal at Accenture Enkitec Group. Danny serves as the Vice President of ODTUG, the Treasurer of the Oracle User Group on Georgia (GAOUG), the Conference Chair of ODTUG Kscope17 and has been published in RMOUG’s SQL>Update magazine. Danny was also an Adjunct Instructor with the Oracle Academy, teaching SQL and Data Modeling throughout the US and Europe. Prior to his Public Sector work in Atlanta, Danny was a Senior Engineer with Andersen, LLP, where he focused on business process re-engineering for the hospitality, telecom, and call-center industries. He received a BS in computer science from the Georgia Institute of Technology. In his free time, he SCUBA dives, enjoys training in various forms of Martial Arts with his two kids, tweets from @dbaOnTap, and blogs at  Danny resides, with his family, in Atlanta, Georgia.



Tim German is an Oracle ACE and Director at Qubix USA, with more than 15 years of experience using Oracle Essbase and the EPM suite. Tim has volunteered for ODTUG in a variety of roles since 2011 and was recognized as an Oracle ACE in 2015. He contributes to the OTN and Network54 discussion forums, is a regular conference speaker, and blogs at



Francis Mignault has over 30 years of experience in IT using Oracle databases. In 2002, he co-founded Insum, where he currently holds the role of Chief Technology Officer. In 2004, he started using Oracle Application Express and hasn’t looked back since. He has presented at several conferences in the US, Canada, and Europe, including Oracle OpenWorld, IOUG Collaborate, ODTUG APEXposed!, Kscope, APEX World, and Ora*Gec. Francis is an Oracle ACE and co-author of two books: Expert Oracle Application Express and Oracle Application Express Administration.



Opal Alapat is an Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Cloud Specialist at interRel Consulting. She is an Oracle ACE and has over 15 years of EPM consulting experience. She specializes in the architecture, management, development, and training of EPM and data integration solutions, specifically Oracle EPM Cloud. She's been working with EPM and BI Cloud products since 2015 and has co-authored/authored the first two books on EPM Cloud: Look Smarter Than You Are with Enterprise Planning Cloud and Look Smarter Than You Are with Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud. As an Oracle ACE Associate, she partners with the EPM and BI Oracle Product Management teams on a regular basis to give feedback and direction on each EPM and BI Cloud solution. Opal is also very passionate about Oracle user groups and evangelizing important industry topics. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for ODTUG as well as the Kscope17 Conference Committee, is on the organizing committee for her local NTxHUG, and has been teaching both technical product skills and soft skills at user group conferences for over 10 years. 



Natalie Delemar is a Consultant with Ernst & Young and has been working with Essbase since 1999 and Planning since 2007. Prior to becoming a consultant in 2010, she was an Essbase Developer for AT&T (formerly BellSouth) and has held roles as Hyperion Administrator and Hyperion Systems Manager at various companies. She has been a volunteer with ODTUG since 2008 and held various roles such as Hyperion SIG Secretary, EPM/BI Content Chair, and Conference Chair. She currently serves as President of ODTUG.



Kevin McGinley has been designing and implementing data and Business Intelligence systems since 1997. Kevin is an Oracle ACE Director and internationally recognized writer and speaker in the Oracle community. He co-hosts the video podcast "Real Time BI with Kevin & Stewart," and produces the video podcast "DataViz Daily."



Jennifer Anderson is the Manager of Financial Systems and Analysis at the Hearst Corporation in Charlotte, North Carolina. She has over 12 years experience in the EPM field and works in design and administration of the Essbase, HFM, and Planning systems at Hearst. Jennifer has volunteered her time with ODTUG, serving as the EPM Community Newsletter and Social Media Coordinator, Kscope15 and Kscope16 Planning Selection Member, and now a member of the Kscope17 Conference Committee.