Oracle OpenWorld

7 tips to maximize your Oracle OpenWorld 2015 Conference Experience

on Monday, 28 September 2015. Posted in Blog, Oracle OpenWorld

7 tips to maximize your Oracle OpenWorld 2015 Conference Experience

Less than a month to Oracle OpenWorld, the conference will officially kick off on Sunday, October 25th. The location alone should be enough to get most of you excited. San Francisco is an amazing city to visit. The business and technical content, networking, and after hours social events are just bonuses.

Below are some tips after a decade of regular attendance as a speaker and attendee of Oracle OpenWorld.

1- Book and plan sessions as soon as possible, here is the link to the current Content Catalog list the best ones are "sold out" swiftly. Currently 1600+ sessions are available, plan what you want to learn this year and keep that in mind when registering for the session. Use the target audience information on the left of the catalog.

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2- This year’s OpenWorld major themes I will focus

  •       On enterprise cloud solutions and deployment strategies to move your on-premise Oracle applications like Siebel, EBS, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards and Primavera into the Cloud with a strong option of co-existence. Over 800 sessions on cloud computing!
  •        On a comprehensive enterprise big data solution with, Big Data Appliances, 12c database, NoSQL Database and Big Data SQLData is the lifeblood of most organizations.
  •         IoT – Internet of things this year has lots of new sessions in this area.

         3- Lots of sessions on customer experience: A must see is the state of the art Customer experience lab, here is a sneak peek:

  • lab

4- This years business and technology conference will have a focus on the intersection of cloud, social, and mobile business opportunities.

5- Planning and preparing will be key. Make sure you can write & measure your conference objectives. 

Here are mine:

30% learning (sessions & Oracle headquarters) to help me advise better solutions for my clients

50 % sharing good practices, knowledge sharing with different Oracle clients – these sessions have already been planned and scheduled with the clients in advance date&time confirmed.

10% attending networking events, I plan to grab a coffee in the morning and a well-deserved beer one of the day’s in the afternoon at the Tap and Brew, 

10% Unwind by riding a bike over the Golden Gate Bridge and visiting Alcatraz.

On my side I am also looking forward to the following Oracle ACE activities during OpenWorld 2015:

  •           Sunday, October 25: Annual Oracle ACE Dinner 7pm-10pm
  •           Monday, October 26: OTN /Partners Meetup, 7-9pm
  •            Wednesday, Oct 28: Bloggers meetup

             6- This year's conference is a month later than usual, bring a great pair of comfortable shoes and dress for colder temperature than usual. 

                 7- Don’t miss Larry’s keynote, usually he provides the big announcements and summarizes well the strategy and themes of this year’s OpenWorld and the ongoing strategy.

             I’ll be there, and you can follow me at @AlexAntonatos. Also you can click on Contact (on the bottom right of the webpage and select schedule a meeting request a 1-1 with me or other Oracle experts in San Francisco.

Feel free to share your Openworld checklist and thoughts on the topic!

 

Have I missed any helpful tips? Leave a comment!

See you in San Francisco,

 

 

 

 

This year’s OpenWorld expect 70000 attendees, 10 tips to maximize your conference experience

on Sunday, 07 September 2014. Posted in Oracle OpenWorld

This year’s OpenWorld expect 70000 attendees, 10 tips to maximize your conference experience

21 days to Oracle OpenWorld, the conference will officially kick off on Sunday, September 28th. This year, it is expected 70000 attendees will be in San Francisco.

Below are some tips after a decade of regular attendance as a speaker and attendee of Oracle OpenWorld.

1)  Book and plan sessions as soon as possible, here is the link to the current Content Catalog list the best ones are "sold out" swiftly. Currently 2500+ sessions are available, plan what you want to learn this year and keep that in mind when registering for the session. Use the target audience information.

oowlogin

This year’s OpenWorld major themes will focus

  •       On enterprise public cloud solutions and deployment strategies.
  •        On the fusion applications strategy, we should expect the re-enforcement message of the co-existence model with Siebel, EBS, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards and Primavera.
  •        On a comprehensive enterprise big data solution with, Big Data Appliances, 12c database, NoSQL Database and Big Data SQL. Data as we all know is the lifeblood of most organizations.
  •         IoT – Internet of things this year , lots of new sessions in this area, here are a few:

2)      2) Don’t miss Larry’s keynote, this year he may shock us, usually he provides the big announcements and summarizes well the strategy and themes of this year’s OpenWorld.

3        3) Bring comfortable shoes. You can expect lots of walking and uncomfortable shoes can put a damper on energy very quickly.

4)       4) Visit application demo's ground a great venue because its sole focus is to demo and test new applications. Despite the fact that you will be one of many participants, from my experiences you are given great attention.

6)       5) Bring business cards for the many drawings that are often offered in the exhibit areas.

7)       6) Use Twitter at OpenWorld, tweets specific to thewill be using the following hashtag #OOW14, instant updates, specials, giveaways and comments/feedback from others at the conference.

8)        7) Take advantages of networking opportunities when you can. There is much to be learned from others from other programs and places. Join in panel discussions, ride the shuttle buses.

9)        8) Always carry your pass even at night time, many specials (discounts at restaurants and stores ~expect around 15%)

10)     9) Download the Apple or Samsung Openworld mobile application to remove the need of printing your schedule. Below link to the apple store for Iphone or Ipad:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/oracle-openworld-san-francisco/id703787222?mt=8

oow schedule

Oracle OpenWorld is a must-attend business andTechnology conference event each year, this year with record 70000 attendees – planning and preparing will be key.

I’ll be there, and you can follow me at @AlexAntonatos. Also you can click on Contact (on the bottom right of the webpage and select schedule a meeting request a 1-1 with me or other Oracle experts in San Francisco.

On my side I am also looking forward to the following Oracle ACE activities during OpenWorld 2014:

  •           Sunday, Sep 28: Annual Oracle ACE Dinner 7pm-10pm
  •           Monday, Sep 29: OTN /Partners Meetup, 7-9pm
  •            Wednesday, Oct 1: Bloggers meetup

Have I missed any helpful tips? Leave a comment!

 

See you in San Francisco,

Recap/Summarized 2013 OpenWorld Announcements

on Tuesday, 24 September 2013. Posted in Blog, Oracle OpenWorld

Recap/Summarized 2013 OpenWorld Announcements

The big announcement today was the full suite of products offered on-premise are now available in the Cloud.

 

Oracle has added multiple services to the cloud, including database as a service, Java in the cloud, business intelligence (BI) and ERP in the cloud.

 

Database in the cloud, this provides full control of a dedicated database instance and supports any Oracle database application, giving users flexibility and choice over the level of managed services provided by Oracle.

 

Java Cloud: this provides Oracle WebLogic Server clusters for deployment of Java applications

 

Business Intelligence Cloud: Enables users to analyse data with visual, interactive dashboards for the web and mobile devices. 

 

Document cloud is like a Sharepoint in the cloud provides file-sharing and collaboration solution and they added a Marketplace Cloud, this provides a marketplace were partners can publish applications and customers can browse through the list similar to google and apple store.

 

Application in the cloud includes full ERP – Financial, (14 largest global localizations available, Projects, HR,CRM, and EPM know fully available – great first step towards that unique global instance so many CIO’s and companies are looking to achieve.

 

Other announcement includes:

 

Oracle's introduction of in-memory option for its 12C database, as well as it Big Memory Machine, M6-32. This machine removes the need to copy data across servers.

 

New E-Business suite release – 12.2

New PeopleSoft Release – 9.2

New JD-Edwards Release – 9.1.2

New Hyperion EPM modules & release 11.1.3

 

New Fusion Middleware 12C – includes new product offerings

 

New integrated customer management experience, integrated with Social.

 

Feel free to share your OpenWorld news and thoughts on the topic!

 

6 Step Checklist to reach your objectives at this year’s Oracle OpenWorld Conference

on Sunday, 15 September 2013. Posted in Oracle OpenWorld

6 Step Checklist to reach your objectives at this year’s Oracle OpenWorld Conference

As we get closer to Oracle OpenWorld- One week to go. I thought of producing a handy checklist of things to get done.

The theme this year looks to be on big data and cloud integration these should be the main topics with a twist on Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications.

Here is the Checklist

1)      Take a look at your schedule and plan to attend a Special Interest Group or those Regional Breakout sessions on Sunday. Attending Openworld you cannot find a larger population of Oracle ecosystems under one conference , this year they expect 56-60k attendees. This gives you access to thousands of Oracle experiences on key learning’s, lessons learned, strategies, tech and functional tips and deployment strategies. Also make sure you add an Oracle ACE session, these are recognized industry experts by Oracle, here is the link: https://blogs.oracle.com/otn/entry/oracle_ace_led_sessions_at

2)      Make this conference non-virtual, which means interact with others, attendees are coming from all over the globe, not through facebook, twitter, pinterest. I am amazed every year how addicted we have become to our smartphones, tablets... Be social and network!

3)      Bring comfortable shoes. Expect lots of walking and uncomfortable shoes will bring a damper on energy very quickly.

4)      Don’t miss Larry’s keynote, usually he provides the big announcements and summarizes well the strategy and themes of OpenWorld

5)      As usual, the number of sessions planned for Oracle's more mature applications product lines, such as E-Business Suite, Siebel and JD Edwards, will outnumber those for its next-generation Fusion applications. Make sure you add a next generation fusion application session! It looks like some are still available.

6)      There’s more happening at Oracle OpenWorld than any one person can take in. You must Plan! It is similar as you plan a road trip; you usually start with the final destination in mind. Rarely do you take a spontaneous, free-for-all trip with no idea of where you’ll finally end.  Once you decide the final destination, you should plot the path to get you there.

Make sure you can write & measure your conference objectives.

Here are mine:

30% learning (sessions & Oracle headquarters) to help me advise better solutions for my clients

50 % sharing good practices, knowledge sharing with different Oracle clients – these sessions have already been planned and scheduled with the clients in advance date&time confirmed.

10% attending networking events, I plan to grab a coffee in the morning and a well-deserved beer one of the day’s in the afternoon at the Tap and Brew, sponsored by NetApp (Room 101 Moscone South and Booth 3841 Moscone West)

10% Unwind by riding a bike over the Golden Gate Bridge and visit Alcatraz.

Feel free to share your Openworld checklist and thoughts on the topic!

What Everybody Ought to Know About Openworld 2013 – 10 Tips

on Monday, 05 August 2013. Posted in Blog, Oracle OpenWorld

What Everybody Ought to Know About Openworld 2013 – 10 Tips

 

 

Less than 6 weeks to Oracle OpenWorld, the conference will officially kick off on Sunday, September 22th.

My tips after a decade of regular attendance as a speaker and attendee of Oracle OpenWorld

1)    Book and plan sessions as soon as possible the content catalog will be live in 2 weeks, as the best ones are "sold out" swiftly. Currently 2400 sessions are available, plan what you want to learn this year and keep that in mind when registering for the session. Use the target audience filter.

This year’s OpenWorld themes expect:

·      A focus on cloud solutions.

·      An updated strategy on fusion applications (Fusion turns 2 years old since general release). The new 2.0 website is much easier to navigate here is the link.

·      Within, Oracle ‘s engineered systems expect a hardware announcement and a continuation from last year trend with an aggressive push towards workforce mobility.

·      Product announcements will occur on Oracle technologies to solve vertical business issues, as a speculation expect an announcement to a more comprehensive big data solution and new features on the newly released 12c database.

2)    Don’t miss Larry’s keynote, usually he provides the big announcements and summarizes well the strategy and themes of this year’s OpenWorld and the ongoing strategy.

3)    If you only remember one thing, bring comfortable shoes. You can expect lots of walking and uncomfortable shoes can put a damper on energy very quickly.

4)    Familiarize yourself with the Moscone floor plans

Moscone South floor plans

Moscone West floor plans

5)    Visit the application demo's ground a great venue because its sole focus is to demo and test new applications. Despite the fact that you will be one of many participants, from my experiences you are given great attention.

6)    Bring business cards for the many drawings that are often offered in the exhibit areas.

7)    Use Twitter at OpenWorld, tweets specific to the conference will be using the following hashtag #OOW13, instant updates, specials, giveaways and comments/feedback from others at the conference.

8)    Take advantages of networking opportunities when you can. There is much to be learned from others from other programs and places. Join in panel discussions, ride the shuttle buses.

9)    Always carry your pass even at night time, many specials (discounts at restaurants and stores ~around 10-15%)

10) There is a bookshop on the second floor of Moscone West, where one can get numerous books and souvenirs. If you are into books you may plan to spend sometime looking at these books and buy few for you or your team members back home.They also arrange to send it to the suggested address if you want to avoid excess baggage.

Oracle OpenWorld is a must-attend business and IT conference event each year.

I’ll be there, and I will blog with twitter you can follow me at @AlexAntonatos and my focus this year will be on cloud solutions, architecture, Hyperion and Fusion sessions.

Also looking forward to the following Oracle ACE activities during OpenWorld 2013:

  Sun, Sep 22: Annual Oracle ACE Dinner

  Wed, Sep 25: Blogger Meetup, Jillians

Have I missed any other helpful tips? Leave a comment!

 

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