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Jeff Erickson
For you this week:

As we roar into the ’20s, hear how top HR execs are prepping for the new decade and how DBAs will gain far more database automation in the cloud. Then learn what separates a comprehensive financial close app from an imposter. Plus, steps for bringing FAQs to your digital assistant.

Jeff Erickson, Oracle 
CHRO Priorities 2020
Seven Strategic Priorities for CHROs in 2020
#1: Act as your organization’s HR tech advisor. Chief human resource officers (CHROs) are finding out that their C-level peers expect them to drive the conversation about how and when to update the HR IT systems—including the role emerging tech such as AI and blockchain should play. What’s next on the list?
DBAs for 2020
For DBAs in 2020: Understand Your Changing Role
The top priority for DBAs in 2020? Prepare “for automation that’s better than you at some important things,” such as keeping data secure, says Viscosity North America CIO Rich Niemiec. Get advice from several other DBAs about the rapidly changing role. 
Financial Close Solution
Four Traits of a Complete Financial Close Solution
What are the key characteristics separating comprehensive financial close solutions such as Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Cloud from imposters? For one, the flexibility to accommodate change, says Oracle’s Rich Wilkie. “It’s impossible to foresee all the ways you’ll want to analyze your business as it evolves,” he says. Next on his list.
FAQs for Digital Assistants
Tech Dive: Integrate Frequently Asked Questions in Oracle Digital Assistant
Oracle Digital Assistant provides two options for implementing frequently asked questions: Q&A intents and Q&A framework. To follow these hands-on instructions—and figure out which one better serves your needs—you need a trial or paid instance of Oracle Digital Assistant 19.4.1 or later. Sign up for a free trial at cloud.oracle.com.
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