We (Tim, Celvin, and Yr. Obt. Svt.) are thrilled to announce our new endeavor: EPM Conversations. If you’ve made it to this page you are about to experience the joy that is the three of us – and many more of our fellows in the EPM/CPM world.


What is EPM Conversations? It’s a forum for you to hear your peers as they discuss why, what, and how they exist and thrive in our little corner of the software world.

You will hear opinion, advocacy, a fair amount of skepticism when it’s deserved, and always a keen curiosity. What you will not hear is any negativity from the interviewers or the interviewees. This isn’t gotcha journalism but a collegial place to share ideas. NB – every guest has final say over content to preclude personal embarrassment/potential unemployment/likely lawsuits.

You are not going to hear one of us (Tim and I personally think this will be Celvin and we will do our utmost to dissuade him from reading Groovy or VB.NET or MDX aloud) go on and on about detailed code and (beyond the basics) techniques but we will always cover the considerations, approaches, and philosophy that make us who we are in the EPM world.


Who will you hear? People just like you: customers, consultants, software companies, and even people who just might drive you in a new professional direction (never fear, this is not NSFW and definitely all about W). We currently have 12 guests who were foolish gracious enough to agree to be our guests.


Why will you listen to EPM Conversations? You’ll listen and care because we’re going to bring the human – the connection, really – that a blog or a book or an article can never really convey. Think about why technical conferences are so valuable: yes, of course, technical content is key but so are the people you meet, people that you’d never even hear of within your formal job. EPM Conversations will bring home to you the person behind the name, the presentations, the message boards.


When will you hear new podcasts? Look for new content every three weeks or so.


Well, right here. We’re also on Apple Podcasts and Google Play.

Join us, won’t you?

The very first episode

That was all prelude – let’s get on with the show.

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3 comments on “Episode No. 1: Introduction with Tim German, Celvin Kattookaran, and Cameron Lackpour

  1. Kanupriya Bajpai Sep 30, 2020

    Listening to this podcast was so much fun. It was like attending Kscope in virtual, audio world! @Cameron, @Celvin and @Tim Loved the idea of podcast and the format – conversational, humorous and informative. Waiting for the next session already!

    And @Celvin kind of you to mention the ‘guilty’ .. thank you!

  2. This was great!! Even though I’m now on the Blue team, it was really great to hear all your voices again. If you need a former-Oracle currently-Anaplan SME to geek out with you guys, I heartily volunteer as tribute. Looking forward to future conversations!