OTN Architect Day Headed to Reston, VA - May 16

In 2011 OTN Architect Day made stops in Chicago, Denver, Phoenix, Redwood Shores, and Toronto. The 2012 series begins with OTN Architect Day in Reston, VA on Wednesday May 16. Registration is now open for this free event, but don't get caught napping -- seating is limited, and the event is just 5 weeks away.

The information below reflects the most recent updates to the event agenda, including the addition of Oracle ACE Director Kai Yu as the guest keynote speaker. Kai is Senior System Engineer / Architect at Dell, Inc., and has been very busy of late as a speaker at various industry and Oracle User Group events. I'm very happy Kai has agreed to make the trek from his hometown in Austin, TX to share his insight at the Architect Day event in Reston. 

If you're in the area, put this one on your calendar. You won't be sorry.  


Sheraton Reston Hotel
11810 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston, VA 20191

Event Agenda

8:30 am - 9:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 am - 9:15 am Welcome and Opening Comments
9:15 am - 10:00 am
Engineered Systems: Oracle's Vision for the Future | Ralf Dossman LinkedIn
Oracle's Exadata and Exalogic are impressive products in their own right. But working in combination they deliver unparalleled transaction processing performance with up to a 30x increase over existing legacy systems, with the lowest cost of ownership over a 3 or 5 year basis than any other hardware. In this session you'll learn how to leverage Oracle's Engineered Systems within your enterprise to deliver record-breaking performance at the lowest TCO.
10:00 am - 10:30 am
High Availability Infrastructure for Cloud Computing | Kai Yu Oracle ACE Director LinkedIn
Infrastructure high availability is extremely critical to Cloud Computing. In a Cloud system that hosts a large number of databases and applications with different SLAs, any unplanned outage can be devastating, and even a small planned downtime may be unacceptable. This presentation will discuss various technology solutions and the related best practices that system architects should consider in cloud infrastructure design to ensure high availability.
10:30 am - 10:45 am Break
10:45 am - 11:30 am
Breakout Sessions: (pick one)
  • Innovations in Grid Computing with Oracle Coherence | Bjorn Boe LinkedIn
    Learn how Coherence can increase the availability, scalability and performance of your existing applications with its advanced low-latency data-grid technologies. Also hear some interesting industry-specific use cases that customers had implemented and how Oracle is integrating Coherence into its Enterprise Java stack.
  • Cloud Computing - Making IT Simple | Scott Mattoon LinkedIn
    The road to Cloud Computing is not without a few bumps. This session will help to smooth out your journey by tackling some of the potential complications. We'll examine whether standardization is a prerequisite for the Cloud. We'll look at why refactoring isn't just for application code. We'll check out deployable entities and their simplification via higher levels of abstraction. And we'll close out the session with a look at engineered systems and modular clouds.
11:30 pm - 12:15 pm
Breakout Sessions: (pick one)
  • Oracle Enterprise Manager | Joe Diemer LinkedIn
    Oracle Enterprise Manager (EM) provides complete lifecycle management for the cloud - from automated cloud setup to self-service delivery to cloud operations. In this session you'll learn how to take control of your cloud infrastructure with EM features including Consolidation Planning and Self-Service provisioning with Metering and Chargeback. Come hear how Oracle is expanding its management capabilities into the cloud!
  • Rationalization and Defense in Depth - Two Steps Closer to the Clouds | Dave Chappelle LinkedIn
    Security represents one of the biggest concerns about cloud computing. In this session we'll get past the FUD with a real-world look at some key issues. We'll discuss the infrastructure necessary to support rationalization and security services, explore architecture for defense -in-depth, and deal frankly with the good, the bad, and the ugly in Cloud security.
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Lunch
1:40 pm - 2:00 pm
Panel Discussion - Q&A
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Breakout Sessions: (pick one)
  • 21st Century SOA | Peter Belknap LinkedIn
    Service Oriented Architecture has evolved from concept to reality in the last decade. The right methodology coupled with mature SOA technologies has helped customers demonstrate success in both innovation and ROI. In this session you will learn how Oracle SOA Suite's orchestration, virtualization, and governance capabilities provide the infrastructure to run mission critical business and system applications. And we'll take a special look at the convergence of SOA & BPM using Oracle's Unified technology stack.
  • Track B: Oracle Cloud Reference Architecture | Anbu Krishnaswamy LinkedIn
    Cloud initiatives are beginning to dominate enterprise IT roadmaps. Successful adoption of Cloud and the subsequent governance challenges warrant a Cloud reference architecture that is applied consistently across the enterprise. This presentation gives an overview of Oracle's Cloud Reference Architecture, which is part of the Cloud Enterprise Technology Strategy (ETS). Concepts covered include common management layer capabilities, service models, resource pools, and use cases.
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm Break
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Roundtable Discussions
4:00 pm - 4:15 pm Closing Comments & Readouts from Roundtable
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm Cocktail Reception / Networking
Session schedule and content subject to change.

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