Monday Mar 16, 2015

Video: Innovation, Technology, and User Experience | Andrew Sutherland and Jeremy Ashley

There was a time when consumer technology was a lot more fun than enterprise technology. But times change.

This past Friday I had big fun talking with two gentlemen who share an infectious passion for what is fun and cool about technology, and bring that passion to their work at Oracle. Dr. Andrew Sutherland is Senior Vice President of Technology and Systems for Oracle EMEA, and Jeremy Ashley is Vice President of the Oracle Applications User Experience group.

In this video, Messrs. Sutherland and Ashley talk about how cool is infiltrating the world of enterprise technology, and share a bit of a preview of the tag-team keynote address they will present at the Oracle Benelux Uer Group Experience 2015 conference, March 23-24 in Eindhoven, NL.

Connect with Dr. Andrew Sutherland

Connect with Jeremy Ashley
Blog LinkedIn

Want more OTN ArchBeat interviews? Click here.

Thursday Feb 27, 2014

Podcast: Stop Worrying and Learn to Love Disruptive Tech

The latest OTN ArchBeat podcast series grew out of a brief Twitter conversation.

Several weeks ago I noticed a couple of tweets between Oracle ACE Directors Floyd Teter and Ron Batra, in which they mentioned a great conversation they had had about disruptive technologies. I cajoled them into extending that conversation for a podcast, focusing on the impact of disruptive technologies on enterprise IT and on architects. They agreed, and asked to pull fellow Oracle ACE Director Basheer Khan into the mix.

These three gentlemen are architects, veterans in enterprise IT, and each brings a unique perspective to this discussion. I had fun picking their brains, and I'm sure you'll enjoy the conversation.

The Panelists

(Listed alphabetically)
  • Ron Batra, Oracle ACE Director and the director of Cloud Product Solutions at AT&T
    Twitter Blog LinkedIn Oracle ACE Director
  • Basher Khan, Oracle ACE Director and the founder of KNEX Technology
    Twitter Blog LinkedIn Oracle ACE Director
  • Floyd Teter, Oracle ACE Director and a solution architect specializing in ERP and Oracle Applications
    Twitter Blog LinkedIn Oracle ACE Director

The Conversation

  • Listen to Part 1: Understanding the difference between technologies that disrupt and technologies that sustain innovation, and acting on that knowledge.
  • Listen to Part 2: The past as a bridge to the future: the increasing importance of service orientation in cloud-based, highly mobile world.
  • Listen to Part 3: Rolling with the changes: think big, start small, and learn fast in order to turn trends into professional evolution.

Be a Guest Producer for an ArchBeat Podcast

Want to be a guest producer for an OTN ArchBeat podcast, put your topic and panelist suggestions in a comment on this post, or contact me at @OTNArchBeat.

Thursday Nov 01, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama Top 10 for November 1, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Edition

Power outages in the Cleveland area made it impossible to publish posts on Tuesday and Wednesday. In my neighborhood most are still without power. The sound of howling winds that dominated on Monday and Tuesday has been replaced by the sound of of portable generators. My internet connection was restored only after AT&T U-Verse crewmen hooked up a portable generator to power the relay station up the street. Bear in mind that Cleveland is 500 miles from the Atlantic coast.

Thought for the Day

"Anyone who says they're not afraid at the time of a hurricane is either a fool or a liar, or a little bit of both."

Anderson Cooper

Source: BrainyQuote

Thursday Jul 12, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-07-12

Thought for the Day

"On two occasions I have been asked, 'Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?' I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question."

Charles Babbage
(December 26, 1791 – October 18, 1871)


Wednesday Jun 27, 2012

Award-Winning Architects at Oracle OpenWorld

The Winner, sculpture by John J. Seward, Jr.
"The Winner," a sculpture by John J. Seward Jr.

The role of the IT architect may be the most hotly debated and unjustly maligned role in IT. But at this year's Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco several architects will enjoy some much-deserved recognition through the Oracle Magazine Technologist of the Year Awards.

Part of the Oracle Excellence Awards, the Technologist of the Year Awards "honor Oracle technologists for their cutting-edge solutions using Oracle products and services." Seven of the ten Technologist of the Year categories honor architects:

If you or one of your colleagues is an architect deserving of this recognition, click the appropriate link above to find the nomination form. Deadline for nominations is Tuesday, July 17, 2012. For more information see: Technologist of the Year Awards.

See last year's winners here.

Thursday Apr 19, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-04-19

Thought for the Day

"Building large applications is still really difficult. Making them serve an organization well for many years is almost impossible."

Malcolm P. Atkinson

Thursday Mar 01, 2012

ArchBeat Top 30 for 30

Each day during the work week I share a variety of links via my social networks. These links point to resources I deem to be of interest to the OTN architect community, typically articles or blog posts by architects, or relevant events. The following list represents the 30 most-clicked links for the past 30 days, listed in descending order of popularity.

  1. Book review: Do more with SOA integration | @deltalounge
  2. A use case to illustrate how clouds, mobility and big data create new business capabilities | Andy Mulholland
  3. Oracle Cloud Conference: dates and locations worldwide
  4. Cloud Conference Goes Global; Hands-on Java; Cloud Considerations
  5. White Paper: An Architect's Guide to Big Data | Dr. Helen Sun and Peter Heller
  6. Latest federal 'shared services' strategy is actually SOA redux | Joe McKendrick
  7. White Paper: Oracle SOA Suite 11G Database Growth Management Strategy
  8. Webcast: Bridging the Big Data Divide with Oracle Data Integration
  9. Oracle Technology Network Virtual Developer Day: Java
  10. Webcast: Oracle Solutions Maximize the Value of the Smart Grid Data Explosion
  11. Your Presentation at the "Oracle SOA & BPM Customer Insights Online Summit" | J Swaroop
  12. Oracle Hardware Systems: The Extreme Performance Tour - Dates and Locations Worldwide
  13. February OTN Member Discounts/Offers
  14. The latest Java Magazine issue is out and it's all about JavaEE!
  15. Well Hello There, Oracle Social Network Videos | @jkuramot
  16. Standardized IT-platforms are essential for Business Agility | @omebos
  17. Is Java technology going to disappear? Heck No! says this article | Hinkmond Wong
  18. Questions for an Enterprise Architect | Erik Dörnenburg
  19. 3 secrets to creating a business case for cloud computing | David Linthicum
  20. Event: Oracle High Availability Solutions for MySQL - Stockholm
  21. Oracle Online Forum: Big Data Essentials
  22. Interview on Software Systems Architecture with Nick Rozanski and Eoin Woods
  23. Software Naturalism - Embracing the Real Behind the Ideal | Michael Feathers
  24. Webcast: Top 10 Tips to Accelerate Oracle VM Deployments
  25. Oracle Social Business Thought Leaders Webcast Series
  26. Exalogic and Multicast | Sabha Parameswaran
  27. Glassfish - Vertical clustering with multiple domains | Alexandru Ersenie
  28. Configure WebLogic Resource Adapters with ANT | @Biemond
  29. Warning – action required: key Internet changes taking place | Andy Mulholland
  30. Unit Testing Asynchronous BPEL Processes Using soapUI | Daniel Amadei

Thursday Feb 23, 2012

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 2012-02-23

Today's Quote

"Every man's work, whether it be literature or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself."
Samuel Butler

Thursday Nov 17, 2011

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 11/17/2011

Friday Oct 21, 2011

ArchBeat Link-o-Rama for 10/21/2011




« October 2015