Oracle OpenWorld 2018 is one of the user events of the year for us Primavera users, attracting in an excess of 60,000 delegates from around the globe. This year’s event will take place from Monday October 22 until Thursday October 25 (although registration is open on Sunday October 21) at the popular Moscone Center, 747 Howard Street, San Francisco, California, 94103.
With all of Oracle’s products under the spotlight during OpenWorld 2018, delegates can find out Oracle’s product strategies, new releases and roadmaps. If you are a Primavera user as well as reviewing Oracle’s strategy, industry experts will be on hand in the ‘Tips and Tricks’ section of the conference, with advice that could innovate your projects.
At this year’s Oracle OpenWorld 2018 there will be over 2,500 different tracks, Keynote Speakers, Networking, Cloud Fest, Burning Questions, Special Interest Group (SIG) Tips and Tricks, Hands on Lab and Home Room.
With a vast number of tracks available we selected a few of them.
Timothy Hricko, Senior Director, Oracle will provide an overview of Oracle’s product strategy for Oracle Projects. Focusing on future releases of the product roadmap as well as capabilities planned, this session is described as a must-attend session for Oracle Projects Customers.
Lakshmana Ravula, Oracle will run a track on ‘Oracle Projects –Improve Accuracy and Completeness in Planning and Execution’ Lakshamana will run an interactive session on Oracle E-Business Suite demonstrating how you can improve accuracy, completeness and timelines on project planning and costing whilst maintaining visibility across teams and business processes.
Robbin Velayedam, Director, Product Strategy, Oracle will present a track on ‘PeopleSoft talent Management Applications Update and Roadmap’ Robbin will review PeopleSoft ePerformance, PeopleSoft Enterprise Learning Management, PeopleSoft Recruiting solutions and PeopleSoft Compensation. Robbin will offer product demonstrations of new capabilities, which are available for employee snapshot, compensation history and total rewards statement.
Manasa Anantharamaiah, Principle Software Engineer, is a specialist in all Database security products offered by Oracle. Manasa will present a track ‘Best Practices for securing access to Oracle Data.’ Manasa will offer tips and tricks for configuring and trouble shooting issues in the security service layer. Security of data in transit is achieved through network encryption whereas data at rest is secured through encryption of data stored in database data files and backups. A key Management Framework holds data in Oracle database files, including backups secured by encryption whereas security of data across the network is provided by Oracle Net Services encryption.
Shay Shemeltzer, Director of Product Management, Oracle will present a track “DeVops and Agile Methodology Lessons Learnt. Shay will discuss how Oracle development teams improved their speed and quality with a combined platform, which combined Agile methodology and DevOps automation. Shay will offer a live demonstration of a typical day in the life of a modern development team.
Colleen Baumbach, Vice President of Project Portfolio Management Strategy, Oracle, will present a track ‘Project Management in the fast paced, data driven Enterprise. Project work today reflects the modern enterprise: collaborative, mobile, and data-driven. Organizations that aren’t using the cloud-based tools required for project managers and team members to succeed are being outperformed by those that do. The most successful organizations have elevated their project management to the enterprise level for immediate insight and analysis, and data-based execution. Colleen will explain how leading organizations are exceeding project expectations in a competitive environment with Oracle Project Portfolio Management Cloud.
Gary Grieshaber, Vice President Product Strategy, Oracle will offer insights on ‘J D Edwards Roadmap’. Gary will highlight new product enhancements in the latest J D Edwards EnterpriseOne releases, including how to help organizations map a business strategy in today’s connected, agile and real-time businesses.
Clifford Godwin, Sr. Vice President, Oracle will present a track on the ‘Oracle E-Business Suite Update and Roadmap’. Clifford will offer an update on the Oracle E-Business Suite product line explaining the benefits Project Managers can expect to receive from both cloud and on-premises by investing in Oracle E-Business Suite applications, now. Clifford will also reveal Oracle’s strategy for the future of Oracle E-Business Suite.
OpenWorld 2018 Keynote Speakers
Java Keynote Mon 22
Pyounuk and Maciej will deliver a keynote ‘Modernize and Migrate On-Premises Java EE Workloads on Oracle Cloud’. Java Enterprise Edition (Java EE) is one of the most popular development frameworks for building enterprise applications. Pyonguk and Maciej will give their insights on how Java EE runtime environments can get migrated to the cloud and become modernized during the course of the migration. Pyounguk and Maciej will demonstrate different migration drivers and practical methods to move Java EE applications from on-premises to the cloud, and explores various ways to build modern Java EE applications on Oracle Cloud Platform.
Oracle Keynote Tues 23
Andrew Mendelsohn, Executive Vice President Database Server Technologies, Oracle. Andy will deliver a keynote ‘Oracle Autonomous Database Cloud’. Oracle Chairman and Chief Technology Officer Larry Ellison described the Oracle Autonomous Database Cloud as “probably the most important thing we have ever done.” In his annual Oracle OpenWorld address, Andy will share the latest updates from the Database Development team along with customer reaction to the Oracle Autonomous Database Cloud.
Developer Keynote Weds 24
Connor Mcdonald, Developer Advocate for SQL, Oracle. Connor will present a keynote ‘Developers: Don’t be the person who discombobulates your Database’. Connor will give his insights into shortsighted approaches, without strategizing solutions to problems. Often developers are under pressure to deliver solutions faster; therefore many are encouraged to just start coding without thinking about the best solution to the problem. This approach often leads to failure, delays, and poor performance in your database application implementations. Conor will give his insights into the correct approach.
Special Interest Group (SIG)
SIG members share a common interest, or shared industry, concerning specific Oracle Applications. Members are often geographically dispersed and will meet up at Oracle OpenWorld, where they provide informal user group-led sessions discussing important updates and new emerging practices with their group leadership. Attendees can network and learn from each other in a casual setting.
Hands On Lab
Hands On Lab offer one to one in depth tutorials on how to properly use Oracle software in a classroom style setting.
Burning Questions, Tips and Tricks
If you have a question join this extended Q&A session. Industry experts will be on hand to answer your questions. There is no limit to the number of questions any attendee can ask. Also, industry experts will demonstrate different products including Primavera. The focus of this session is ‘How Do I’ and ‘How to’ questions, with the answers provided by industry professionals.
Networking and Home Room
Groups of delegates meet at the start of the day and discuss which track focus they are going to follow. At the end of the day the groups meet up and discuss the highlights of the their particular track whilst learning insights from each other. Networking areas are scattered throughout the venue. They offer a chance to meet with your peers and industry experts to make contacts, discuss issues, problem solve and relax.
Vendors are on hand demonstrating their products, offering tips and advice to delegates.
OpenWorld 2018 Registration Details
Below are the registration details:
- Early Bird (until Aug 11) $1,650
- Pre-Event (until Oct 20) $1,850
- Onsite (Oct 21-25) $2,050
Group Pass (5+)
- Early Bird (until Aug 11) $1,150
- Pre-Event (until Oct 20) $1,250
- Onsite (Oct 21-25) $1,450
- Early Bird (until Aug 11) $1,450
- Pre-Event (until Oct 20) $1,650
- Onsite (Oct 21-25) $1,850
Where To Stay
We reviewed two top hotels that are close to the Moscone Center, Hotel Zetta and The Park Central.
Hotel Zetta is a small boutique hotel that has an intimate feel and is situated 0.2 miles from the Moscone Center. The rooms are very spacious and clean and are uniquely decorated, differing it from all the standard hotels. The beds are comfortable. The staffs are friendly and efficient and if you decline the cleaning service (green program) you’ll receive a $10 credit to be used in the bar or minibar. Hotel Zeta offers an Expresso machine in every room with complimentary capsules. This hotel is great value compared to the large chain hotels, which are numerous in the area. A three-night stay costs $2174 although this price is negotiable.
The Park Central hotel is situated 0.2 miles (or two blocks) from the Moscone Center. This hotel has comfortable beds and is very clean. Check-in here is exceptional smooth and fast and The Park Central has been described as having outstanding excellent guest service. A three-night stay costs $2246.01.
Oracle OpenWorld 2018 is a huge event that caters for all levels, from beginners to intermediate to advanced management. With so many tracks it is advisable to plan your schedule tracks, in order to gain the most from this event. The keynotes are designed to inspire delegates and the varied sessions are designed as different learning opportunities in order to discover best practices and new emerging techniques. Networking is an invaluable opportunity where contacts and friends can be made which often last long after the conference has finished.