Oracle is hosting COLLABORATE17 on April 2nd through April 6th in Las Vegas, NV at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, NV USA. This week-long conference is a collaboration of Oracle’s four user groups:
Independent Oracle User Group represents the voice of Oracle technology professionals. They converge on the database, networking with their peers allowing them to share best practices and influencing Oracle’s direction of technology. There are over 30,000 members in over 94 countries working in over 3,500 companies.
Oracle Applications User Group enhances problem solving through shared experiences allowing members to improve efficiency.
Quest is a community user group with over 55,000 members for Oracle’s JD Edwards, PeopleSoft and Cloud Application Customers.
Oracle Primavera Special Interest Group (OPSIG) is supported by (OAUG) and Quest. This user group share their talents and knowledge to help each other understand and utilize Oracle’s Primavera product line.
The format of the conference will be Educational Tracks, Keynote Speakers, Exhibitor Showcases and Networking. COLLABORATE17 will also be offering over 1200 education sessions which will be a combination of hands on workshops and seminars. They are organized into 17 tracks.
Tracks, Tracks, Tracks
Project Portfolio Management (PPM) – For us folks interested in Primavera, the Project Portfolio Management (PPM) track is the one to go to. This track covers all things Primavera including Project Management, Project Financial Management, Project Budgeting and Charge backs, Portfolio Management, Resource Management, Team Collaboration and Risk Management. Of course, there are sessions on all the Primavera tools including Primavera P6, Primavera Unifier, Primavera Contract Management, BI Publisher, Primavera Instantis, Prime, etc. And don’t forget the emphasis that will be placed on moving to the cloud.
There will also be sessions on future developments of these products, covering roadmaps, product positioning and the new features in the latest product releases announced at the conference. To top it off, there will be customer presentations on a wide rage of experiences, including product migrations and upgrades, successful enterprise tool deployments as well as sessions discussing the benefits of moving to the cloud complete with why do it and lessons learned.
As COLLABORATE17 covers all Oracle products and applications, here are some of the other tracks you can enjoy.
Application Upgrades – This track will cover all the Oracle applications product lines, including E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft, Siebel, JD Edwards and Primavera. Monitoring and support sessions will be available for Oracle Support, Oracle Consulting, and On Demand/SaaS for applications and Oracle University.
Architecture, Big Data & Cloud Computing – Discussions about architectural challenges. Should the database be hosted in your data center or in the cloud? Looking at Analytics and Reporting, Data Management and Data Structure.
Asset Lifecycle Management – Oracle’s out-of-the-box enterprise integration links all business for functions for asset visibility and control.
Customer Relationship Management – Loyal customers is the ultimate goal of customer relationship. Gain insight and guidance from your peers who are setting the standard for customer-centric business transformations.
Database – This track will explore the complexities of the database reviewing, Database Consolidation, Database Performance and Scalability, Database Security, High Availability, Data Protection and Database Upgrades.
Development Tools and Strategies – This track will cover Application Integration, Connectivity, Data Programming, Frameworks, Testing/Quality Assurance Tools and Technology and Web Development.
Engineered Systems – Hardware and software can conflict and reduce speed. This track will look at Engineered systems; learn how to optimize your database.
Enterprise Performance Management/Business Intelligence – This track examines how analytics, warehousing and EPM function together. Best practices and tools, Data quality and Business analytics are key for any organization.
Executive Development – This track will look at strategies required to rejuvenate your business model whilst continuing to investigate new systems, processes and markets.
Financials – These sessions will review what is needed for strong internal financial control. Reviewing contracts, Bolt–on Applications and financial Applications.
Human Capital Management – This track will look at how Human Capital Management can be used to improve workforce performance which will ultimately improve operating efficiencies and bottom line performance.
Infrastructure, Middleware & Manageability – This track will discuss application servers, data integration, enterprise management, identity management, service-oriented architecture, storage considerations, WebCenter and WebLogic.
Professional Development – This track will focus and highlight the professional and personal skills you need to get ahead in your career, reviewing Certification, Project Management, Risk Analysis, Mentoring, Training and Team Building.
Security, Governance & Master Data Management – Are you affected by government regulations or industry requirements? This track will review business controls and legislation. Learn how to ensure the quality of your master data.
Supply Chain – This track will discuss Sourcing and Procurement, Manufacturing and Sales Order Fulfillment. Learn how to have a clear visibility into the supply chain to identify problems early and make real-time adjustments to supply chain processes.
User Experience and Mobile – This track will focus on providing a complete approach to user experience, including your enterprise mobile solution(s). Discussions will include design philosophy, and building or customizing your application and cloud UX.
Key Note Speakers
Jenn Lim is CEO & Chief Happiness Officer of Delivering Happiness. She created the first Culture Book for Zappos and is a consultant for them. Jenn Lim will give her insight into work place happiness. From her development of scientific frameworks she created evidence that happier employees equals happier customers which equates to successful companies.
Julie Holmes Director of Hubble (insightsoftware.com). Julie will give her insight into the lifecycle of marketing and sales with the focus on identifying, finding, keeping and growing the right customers. She will discuss how using tech to gain better business insights is advantageous to companies.
Steve Daheb, Senior Vice-President, – Oracle Cloud. Steve will deliver a keynote on Security, Mobile and Analytics including Big Data, Business Analytics, PaaS and LaaS.
There will be over 220 companies exhibiting and showcasing their products. Industry experts will be on hand providing their experience to the Oracle Applications Community. Networking opportunities are available after every event.
Full conference pass (early bird prior to March 29th)
|Staying in COLLABORATE17 hotel block||$2,050.00||$2,460.00|
|Outside COLLABORATE17 hotel block||$2,250.00||$2,660.00|
|On-Site Registration (2nd– 6th April)||$2,390.00||$2,805.00|
Both OAUG and IOUG offer group discounts, one-day and two-day passes.
If you belong to the OAUG community click here to register.
If you belong to the IOUG community click here to register.
If you don’t belong to either group you can use either of the links, and join the appropriate group or register as a non-member.
This world-class event is huge with every Oracle Community Group under one roof. The list of educational tracks is tremendous, designed to cater for all levels of delegates. The exhibit hall has a hands-on-lab designed for interaction with attendees.
The high quality of keynote speakers is designed to inspire all delegates. Don’t miss out on this event, join hundreds of your fellow Oracle technologists and professionals to grow your career and get the most out of your Oracle products at COLLABORATE17. Last year 96% of surveyed attendees rated this event outstanding.