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Cloud at COLLABORATE

April 2 - 6, 2017  |  Las Vegas, Nevada  |  Mandalay Bay Convention Center

Track Descriptions

QUICK LIST OF EDUCATION TRACKS

  •   Architecture, Big Data & Cloud Computing
  •   Asset Lifecycle Management
  •   Business Intelligence
  •   Customer Relationship Management
  •   Database
  •   Development Tools & Strategies
  •   Engineered Systems
  •   Executive Development
  •   Financials
  •   Human Capital Management
  •   Infrastructure, Middleware & Manageability
  •   Professional Development
  •   Project Portfolio Management
  •   Security, Governance & Master Data Management
  •   Supply Chain
  •   User Experience & Mobile

Detailed Descriptions

Application Upgrades

The Applications Upgrades track includes sessions that apply to all the Oracle applications product lines, including E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft, Siebel, JD Edwards, and others. Whether you are upgrading your entire ERP or a single module, this track will cover all of the ins and outs to make it as seamless and effective as possible.

 

Architecture, Big Data, Cloud Computing

Discussions about Big Data and Cloud Computing have moved from concept to implementation to enhancement in a very brief period. This track will explore the architectural challenges of these opportunities and then dives deep into the individual solutions. Should the database be hosted in your data center or in the cloud? What parts of your data require the strength of the Oracle database and which would be better stored in a complementary database? What do Oracle DBAs need to know to manage these new technologies?

 

Asset Lifecycle Management

Exhibitor registration is separate from the general registration process. Your team will receive a special registration portal link to register once that registration tool is live. If you have questions, please contact Julie Lewis.

 

Business Intelligence

Enabling organizations to function more efficiently and make better decisions is more than just designing and knowing to use analytics, but also implementing a combined solution with business processes and knowledge as well as architecture of tools and database solutions. BI and analytics are about better decision making and supporting an organization's competitive edge. This track examines how analytics, warehousing and EPM function together enable these solutions and assist companies in making the right decisions.

 

Customer Relationship Management

The customer is always right, so you need to be right about your customers. Creating profitable, loyal customers is the ultimate goal of customer relationship management (CRM) — customers who will continue to buy from you when a competitive alternative exists. Gain insight and guidance from your peers who are setting the standard for customer-centric business transformations.

 

Database

The Oracle relational database continues to evolve to include more new features, and as a result, has become even more complicated. On top of all the daily challenges of maintaining a high performance database, now you have to be sure the data are available 24×7 and compatible with other systems. This track is designed to provide DBAs of every experience level and industry with the tools to productively and creatively administer your data.

 

Development Tools & Strategies

Working in application development means learning an alphabet soup of languages and performing a balancing act between Web-based, wireless and client/server applications. What will give you the edge to create successful applications? Do you use the Oracle suite of tools, or do you need to look for something that you can integrate? And how will your applications be used? With wireless technology? Through a portal? Will your forms and reports be used on an intranet or on the Internet? This track covers the topics that surround the development and deployment of your applications.

 

Engineered Systems

High performance is key, but software and hardware conflicts can sap your speed. Maybe it’s time to consider Engineered Systems, and take advantage of a pre-integrated solution with some serious power. Learn how to optimize your database performance, decrease your time to production and reduce your overall costs with the family of products within this track.

 

Executive Development

It takes more vision, more innovation and more direction than ever for executives to surmount the challenges in today’s economy. Yet despite what you may read in the financial pages, there is a cause for optimism in today’s business climate. This track provides the inspiration and know-how you need to rediscover the value of business fundamentals while continuing to investigate the new systems, processes, strategies, and markets.

 

Financials

The Financial Module track provides the regimen needed to maintain the health and well-being of an organization. This track covers the systems and processes that enable efficient operations and support strong internal financial controls.

 

Human Capital Management

In the face of brutal competition, leaders must drive superior levels of efficiency and performance throughout their operations. Human Capital Management is not just about compliance and tracking data. This track discusses how Human Capital Management can be employed to improve workforce performance to drive top line financial results and covers Human Capital Management processes ranging the hire to retire and ways to improve operating efficiencies and bottom line performance.

 

Infrastructure, Middleware & Manageability

Your systems get more complex every day, between increased demand on resources, real time monitoring considerations, and integration between all the layers of your stack. Learn from Oracle experts on their experience keeping an eye on all aspects of your environment through manageability middleware tools. Sessions will include topics like:application servers, data integration, enterprise management, identity management, service-oriented architecture, storage considerations, WebCenter, WebLogic and more.

 

Professional Development

It’s not enough these days to just know how to tune a database or build a Web page. You need to have all the skills to stand out in the sea of IT professionals and to move ahead. Skills like risk analysis, project management, determining return on investment, resolving conflicts and team building are just as valuable in the work place. This focus area highlights the other professional and personal skills you need to get ahead and to advance your career.

 

Project Portfolio Management

Learn about applications that enable organizations to plan, select and manage projects and programs across the enterprise. Whether in IT, delivering professional services, constructing a bridge, launching a global advertising campaign or driving efficiencies around business processes, today more than ever, project portfolio management (PPM) is at the very core of business operations. This focus area will help you leverage PPM into strategic advantage via visibility and control into all stages of the project lifecycle and by driving transparency into business decisions.

 

Security, Governance & Master Data Management

Security Risk and Compliance is not just about business controls that legislation requires. It makes sound business sense to protect your reputation, remain competitive, ensure your staff follows your business processes and control your business finances, in addition to any legislation or industry requirements. Follow this track if you are affected by government regulations or industry requirements, you want to improve your management of business risk and enable your organization to operate more effectively, or you have to ensure the quality of your master data.

 

Supply Chain

When a performance-driven approach is applied to a manufacturing-based enterprise, an effective, streamlined supply chain takes center stage. These enterprises focus on performance-enhancing initiatives that let them reduce inventories and operational costs and improve customer service through better, timelier product availability. Such near-flawless execution is a result of having crystal-clear visibility into the supply chain to identify problems early and make real-time adjustments to supply chain processes.

 

User Experience & Mobile

User expectations have increased dramatically when it comes to making sure that they have 24/7, intuitive and customizable access to their information; how can you ensure you are meeting their extensive "want" lists? Sessions in this track will focus on providing a complete approach to user experience, including your enterprise mobile solution(s). Topics include design philosophy, and building or customizing your application and cloud UX.