You’ve been asking about it and now it’s nearly here! I’m excited to give you the low-down on what’s
happening with Agile PLM related activities at the upcoming Oracle Value Chain
Summit 2014 (and also about writing my first blog article as Kerrie Jordan!)
First of all, what is it? The Value Chain Summit held February 3-5, 2014 at the newly renovated McEnery Convention Center (check out these cool videos of the revitalized venue) in San Jose, California,
is the top Oracle supply chain and product value chain event of the year, and
the most effective way to build your team’s knowledge, network, and excitement. In the Product Value Chain tracks we're welcoming speakers from industry leaders including Motorola Solutions, Hologic, and NBTY (we'll be announcing more soon but wanted to give you a taste). This year's theme is Empowering the Modern Value Chain, as we're inviting you to explore with us a variety of the latest issues in supply chain such as the cloud, social innovation, in-memory applications, big data, internet of things and new mobile use cases.
Why would you come? If
you’re taking a fresh look at your product-related processes and searching for
the right learning opportunity, this conference is for you. Maybe you miss seeing fellow Agile users, feel nostalgic for AGILITY, or want to challenge your dedicated Agile PLM team here at Oracle with your toughest questions. Whatever your interest in PLM, there's something for you at OVCS. There will be many familiar faces
and new ones so register now if you haven’t yet. The Early Bird Registration rate is $495, and
we’ve extended the deadline to December 20. Now let’s get into the details…
Customize Your Experience at the Value Chain Summit
The Oracle Value Chain Summit brings together more than
1,000 business professionals to learn how smart companies are transforming
their supply chains into information-driven value chains. This unparalleled experience will give you
the tools you need to drive innovation and maximize revenue, whatever your
organizational goals. Choose from more than 200 sessions covering every aspect
of supply chain management: Product Value Chain, Procurement, Maintenance,
Manufacturing, Value Chain Execution, and Value Chain Planning.
Our headlining Keynote Speaker is Geoffrey Moore, renowned
author, speaker and business advisor to many leading companies and an
inspiration to many of us in the Product Lifecycle Management discipline. More speakers will be announced on the event
website in the next few days.
Product Value Chain Solution Area
The Product Value Chain Solution Area is where you’ll find
the Agile PLM, Agile PLM for Process, Product Hub, and AutoVue
sessions, as well as learn about our upcoming release of Oracle Innovation Management. This area features four tracks
of sessions, hands-on workshops, and solution demonstrations followed by
industry groups for more focused discussion. We’ll have four general sessions throughout Tuesday and Wednesday featuring
inspiring industry speakers. We will be
releasing Agile PLM, PIM, Process, and AutoVue customer speaker names, partners and an agenda on the event website in the next
Track: Product Insights & Best Practices. This track provides executive attendees and line of business
managers with an overview of how customers leverage Agile PLM to enable
critical product-related business processes to achieve value.
Track: Product Deep Dives & Demos. This track delivers line of business and IT managers a
better understanding of the benefits associated with expanding your Agile PLM
footprint. Sessions delve into some of the most inspiring use cases.
Track: Administration & Integration. This track features sessions for Agile administrators,
managers and daily Agile PLM users who are preparing to upgrade or looking to
extend the use of their current PLM implementation. Sessions include deeper
conversations about features and successfully managing the full infrastructure.
Track: PLM for Process and Product Information Management
(PIM). This track provides the opportunity to learn about Oracle’s
Agile PLM for Process solution tailored for process industries, as well as PIM
solutions such as Oracle Product Hub and Enterprise Data Quality for improving the integrity of data enterprise-wide.
Industry-Focused Sessions for PLM Use Cases. During the last sessions on Wednesday, attendees meet in industry
focus groups to facilitate deeper discussion of key issues in High Tech, Life
Sciences, Industrial Manufacturing, and Consumer Goods.
A New Era of Supply Chain Experience
This year we’re very excited to offer new networking and
hands-on learning opportunities. Check
out the VCS User Experience Area where you can test drive demos of the latest
products on iPads. Enjoy lunch with
like-minded professionals during Birds of a Feather discussion tables. Hear about the latest advances in In-Memory Applications, and learn from 120 experienced sponsoring partners. We’re
doing all we can to make this year’s event is the most valuable conference you’ll
visit in 2014. Please register and I’ll
see you in San Jose!
Join the Oracle Value Chain Summit Group on LinkedIn and follow Kerrie on Twitter @KerJordan and #OVCS