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The Must-Attend Sessions at Oracle OpenWorld 2018

Heading to Oracle OpenWorld 2018? With sessions ranging from keynotes, general sessions, customer use cases, business studies, product roadmaps, hands-on workshops and of course, the demo exhibits, the conference would serve as an immersive experience for the over 50,000 people that are planning to attend this year in San Francisco’s Moscone Center from Oct 22nd to Oct 25th. The focus of this year’s conference is on peer-to-peer learning, where we can hear first-hand of the latest innovations not just in Oracle services but also the ones being driven by Oracle’s customers on their own.

From chatbots to IOT, blockchain, AR and VR technologies to artificial intelligence and machine learning, the pace of technology innovation is picking up - offering limitless opportunities for organizations to design their own innovation journeys. For organizations using Oracle Cloud Applications like Oracle ERP Cloud, Oracle SCM Cloud, Oracle HCM Cloud and/or Oracle CX Cloud, their innovation journeys have already started. Leveraging Oracle Cloud Platform alongside Oracle Cloud Applications further enable these organizations to connect their data and intelligence and deliver differentiated experiences using cutting—edge technologies.

If you and your organization are embarking on or in the midst of your innovation journey, we have curated a list of sessions that should be of interest to you. Do keep this Focus On Cloud Platform for Cloud Applications guide handy. We recommend you add these sessions to your Schedule Builder today as some of these sessions will likely be standing-room only.

In this post, I would highlight some of the key customer sessions you wouldn’t want to miss. Over this week, I will continue to highlight some of the other business studies, product roadmap and hands-on workshop sessions and services demos that you may find useful.

Customer Use Cases:

Modernize Grow to Harvest with Oracle ERP Cloud and Oracle Cloud Platform [CAS5910]
Monday, Oct 22, 4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. | Moscone West - Room 3022

Each industry has unique requirements for standard ERP processes. For the Wonderful Company it means incorporating its grow-to-harvest business into back-office ERP processes. Come to this session to learn how the Wonderful Company leveraged Oracle Cloud Platform to manage grow to harvest with a modern mobile application integrated with Google maps, to connect planning to production scheduling with its Oracle Warehouse Management Cloud Service, and to help manage the company's grower equity.

Jon Huang, Senior Director of Product Management, Oracle

Ravi Balakrishnan, Associate Director - Oracle ERP, The Wonderful Company

Mani Shankar Choudhary, Associate Director, DAZ Systems, Inc.

Healthcare HCM Transformation: Led and Enabled by Disruptive Cloud Technology [CAS2125]
Wednesday, Oct 24, 4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. | Park Central (Floor 3) - City

In this session get a perspective on the postmodern ERP/HCM era and the various business drivers and cloud capabilities that are revolutionizing today’s healthcare industry and driving progressive healthcare organizations to become leaders vs. laggards from a true business transformation standpoint. Hear about lessons learned, and discover how to modernize, digitize, enable self-service, and enhance worker productivity. Also, gain insights into the business benefits as outlined in the business case.

Rattan Singh, Director, PwC

Scott Floyd, Exec Dir, HR Integration HCM, Kaiser Permanente

Christopher Parkinson, Executive Director, Kaiser Permanente

Oracle Digital Assistant/Oracle Intelligent Bots Customer Panel [CAS4590]
Tuesday, Oct 23, 4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. | Moscone West - Room 3020

Chatbots and digital assistants have become a hot topic as the latest way to engage your customers through a conversational user interface. Come to this session and listen to customers about how they are transforming customer and employee engagement through Oracle Digital Assistant and the conversational AI behind the platform.

Carlos Chang, Oracle

Ronald Prasad, Chief Operating Officer, Vodafone Fiji Limited

Western Digital Drives Its Digital Future with Oracle Analytics Cloud [CAS6178]
Thursday, Oct 25, 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. | Marriott Marquis (Golden Gate Level) - Golden Gate C2

From its early days as a storage leader, Western Digital has matured its capabilities and helped fuel tremendous growth in data centers and data storage for cloud providers. Its “cloud first” strategy, combined with a passion for analytics, keeps the company ahead of the game. In this session learn about the company's use of analytics in its operations, how it translates those efficiencies to serve its customers, and how it is using analytics in the cloud.

Mauricio Alvarado, Product Strategy Manager, Oracle

Bill Roy, Sr. Director Information Technology, Western Digital Corporation

Bharat Shiramshetty, WDC

Using Oracle Identity Cloud Service and Oracle API Platform Cloud Service at Co-op [CAS1385]
Thursday, Oct 25
, 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. | Moscone South - Room 152

The Co-op is one of the world's largest consumer co-operatives, owned by millions of UK consumers. It operates 3,750 outlets with more than 70,000 employees and an annual turnover of more than £9 billion. Like many large organizations, Co-op has a number of identity stores, including AD, Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management, and others. Co-op adopted SailPoint as a single SAML identity provider, but its limited support for OAuth 2.0 meant that a solution was needed in support of user authorization using Oracle JavaScript Extension Toolkit. In this session learn how Oracle Identity Cloud Service was adopted as OAuth server, acting as bridge to SailPoint SAML IdP in an implicit grant flow, and how Oracle API Platform Cloud Service was implemented to secure APIs using OAuth 2.0 tokens.

Luis Weir, CTO - Oracle Practice, Capgemini UK Plc

Wes Davies, Senior Domain Architect, The Cooperative Group

Connect and Extend ERP and Supply Chain with Oracle Cloud Platform Services [CAS4276]
Tuesday, Oct 23
, 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Moscone West - Room 3022

On your ERP and supply chain transformation journey, how do you apply unique business practices to standard cloud applications and improve end user engagement? In this session learn how Oracle Cloud Platform provides a choice of intelligent tools to deliver company-specific extensions to your ERP and supply chain cloud solutions. Discover powerful extensions on cutting-edge technologies such as mobile, chatbots, and Blockchain. See how other companies and your peers have leveraged Oracle Cloud Platform Services to bring ERP and supply chain transformation to the next level.

Jon Huang, Senior Director of Product Management, Oracle

Mohit Narula, Director and Global Product Head, CitiConnect, Citibank

As popular sessions tend to fill up quickly, we strongly recommend you add these to your schedule builder today to reserve your spot. And, for a complete listing of all things Cloud Platform for Cloud Applications (SaaS) and other relevant customer case studies, please visit  https://bit.ly/OOW18cp4s .

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