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EBS on Oracle Cloud at OpenWorld 2017

Nadia Bendjedou
Vice President - Product Strategy

It's that time of year again, and we are getting ready for Oracle OpenWorld 2017.The conference is being held at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco from October 1-5.

There are many opportunities to learn about Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud at this year's conference, in the form of the traditional-style presentations, a panel with customers and partners, and (new this year) a collective learning session.

Here are some of the highlights:

  • All EBS attendees should start by meeting our staff at the Home Room to learn about navigating the EBS presence at Oracle OpenWorld:
    • [HOM7828]-Ready, Set, Go: Everything You Need to Know About Oracle E-Business Suite
  • Decision makers will not want to miss the key session from Strategy Vice President Nadia Bendjedou:
    • [CON7271]-Running Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Platform: Why, What, and How
  • For a technical audience, Development VP Veshaal Singh provides a behind the scenes look at EBS on Oracle Cloud here:
    • [CON6360]-Technical Essentials for Running Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud
  • Development Director Srikrishna Bandi and Product Manager Santiago Bastidas get into the mechanics of the provisioning and lift and shift processes here:
    • [CON6357]​-Deploying Oracle E-Business Suite for On-Premises and Oracle Cloud
  • Other sessions cover specialized topics such as:
    • Hybrid Cloud Management
    • Platform Migrations
    • Information Discovery
    • Using the Oracle Integration Cloud Service

We are also pleased to offer two interactive events that will be of interest to attendees who are at any stage of their journey to EBS on Oracle Cloud:

  • A panel [CON6354]-Oracle E-Business Suite on the Oracle Cloud Platform: Customer and Partner Panel, hosted by Terri Noyes (Product Management Senior Director, Oracle), where customers and partners who have engaged in significant projects will share their insights and take your questions.
  • A collective learning session [BQS7826]-Q&A with Development: Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Platform, where you will have an opportunity to ask questions directly of EBS and Cloud experts from different disciplines.

In addition, we are very pleased to have these partner and customer-driven sessions below:

  1. [SUN1458] - Behind the Scenes on Oracle E-Business Suite Migration to the Oracle Cloud
    • Gustavo Gonzalez, CIO / CTO, IT Convergence, Inc.
  2. [CON1848] - Migrating Oracle E-Business Suite to Oracle IaaS: A Customer Journey
    • Ken MacMahon, IT, Version 1
    • Ken Lynch, Head of IT, Irish Life
    • Simon Joyce, Consultant / Contractor, Version 1 Software​
  3. [CON2942] - Building Bridges: Oracle E-Business Suite Hybrid Cloud with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
    • ​​Michael Ballent, Senior Oracle DBA, Darling Ingredients
    • Tom Morgan, Oracle DBA Manager, Darling Ingredients
    • Anita Adoba, Oracle
  4. [CON4079] - Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Public Cloud: A Case Study
    • Marc Caruso, CTO, Data Intensity
    • Oleg Pyatnychko, Principal Solutions Architect, Data Intensity
    • James Anthony, CTO, Red Stack Tech Ltd
  5. [CON7217] - Oracle E-Business Suite in the Cloud: Oracle Apps on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
    • AJIT BARSODE, IT Director, Essilor of America
    • Scott Elequin, CEO and Chairman, SmartDog Services
    • Venkatesh Gopalakrishnan, Oracle
  6. [CON7540] - Sharpen Your Competitive Edge: Lift and Shift Your Apps to the Cloud
    • Sachin Sathaye, Oracle
    • Arvind Rajan, Director, Astute Business Solutions
    • Frank Haumann, Partner, Riverland Reply GmbH
    • Sam Scalia, President, Samcon
    • Darren McDaniel, Director of Application Development - ERP, EZCorp

For the latest session & schedule information, refer to the Focus-On-Document (FOD): Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud. Also, if interested, here the list of all EBS FODs: Oracle E-Business Suite All FODs

Conference Sessions Focusing on EBS on Oracle Cloud

[HOM7828] - Ready, Set, Go: Everything You Need to Know About Oracle E-Business Suite

This Home Room session is designed as a relaxed and informal place for you to connect with peers and Oracle experts while learning how to make the most of your time at Oracle OpenWorld. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to go through the lineup of Oracle E-Business Suite sessions that that are offered during the week, and then plot out your journey to make the most of your experience at the conference. Whether it's attending one of the Oracle E-Business Suite general sessions or visiting our showcase, be sure to discover the activities and sessions that will have the most impact on your business, all while making connections with peers and experts.

Earl Eldridge, Senior Director Product Management, Oracle
Nadia Bendjedou, Vice President - Product Strategy, Oracle
Gopal Ratnam, Oracle
Timothy Hricko, Senior Director, Oracle
Lenore Siegler, Oracle
Mark Peachey, Oracle
John Olszewski, Senior Director, EBS Service Product Management, Oracle
Elke Phelps, Product Management Director, Oracle

Date and Time: Monday, Oct 02, 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Room: The Exchange @ Moscone South - Collective Learning Room 4

[SUN1458] - Behind the Scenes on Oracle E-Business Suite Migration to the Oracle Cloud

Over the last year the Oracle E-Business Suite team has released multiple automated solutions allowing organizations to leverage all the benefits of Oracle Cloud’s PaaS and IaaS for Oracle E-Business Suite. In this session hear how one organization that has been working with Oracle E-Business Suite for more than a decade on-premises made the smart decision to move to the Oracle Cloud and was able to take advantage of a more flexible and robust solution to support growth. Go behind the scenes and hear about the steps taken as well as the lessons learned for getting Oracle E-Business Suite running in the Oracle Cloud, with Oracle Application Server running in IaaS plus database as a service, in a few weeks.

Gustavo Gonzalez, CIO / CTO, IT Convergence, Inc.

Date and Time: Sunday, Oct 01, 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Room: Marriott Marquis (Yerba Buena Level) - Salon 10/11

[CON7540] - Sharpen Your Competitive Edge: Lift and Shift Your Apps to the Cloud

You’re sold on the agility and cost-savings of the cloud. But can you move your Oracle or ISV apps to the cloud without code changes or business disruption? Sound difficult? Wait, isn’t the cloud is supposed to be simple? This session highlights customers that have moved apps, databases, and application tiers from on-premises to Oracle Cloud. Learn about “lift and shift” benefits, along with methods to simplify the migration process. Deploy Oracle or third-party applications directly from Oracle Cloud Marketplace for development/test or production, and manage both cloud and on-premises instances from a single hybrid console. Hear how applications migration has helped Oracle Cloud customers boost their competitive advantage with 3x faster time to market and 40 percent lower TCO.

Sachin Sathaye, Oracle
Arvind Rajan, Director, Astute Business Solutions
Frank Haumann, Partner, Riverland Reply GmbH
Sam Scalia, President, Samcon
Darren MacDaniel, Director of Application Development - ERP, EZCorp

Date and Time: Sunday, Oct 01, 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Room: Moscone South - Room 313

[SUN7236] - Move Oracle E-Business Suite, JD Edwards, and More to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

You’ve invested significant time, money, and resources on your critical enterprise application pillars: ERP, CX, and HCM, but the costs of refreshing and maintaining your infrastructure are increasingly harder to justify. SaaS may be a partial option, but most or all of your on-premises applications need to stay and continue growing. In this session learn how to address this application portfolio management exercise with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Hear from customers and see solutions and differentiators around Oracle Applications migration, hosting, management, and provisioning.

Marc Levy, Oracle
Tahir Qader, VP Engineering, Marz Systems

Date and Time: Sunday, Oct 01, 12:45 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Room: Moscone South - Room 312

[SUN7273] - Extend Oracle E-Business Suite with Oracle SaaS Applications: Journey to the Cloud

Oracle E-Business Suite is a powerful, complete suite of applications that can deliver tremendous value to organizations around the world. By coupling it with Oracle Cloud applications (Oracle CX Cloud, Oracle ERP Cloud, Oracle SCM Cloud, and Oracle HCM Cloud) as well as with Oracle’s adaptive intelligence cloud applications, that value can be greatly extended. In this session learn about the choices you have to enable the coexistence of your Oracle E-Business Suite investment and Oracle Cloud solutions. Come away from this session with a clear idea of how this coexistence with Oracle Cloud applications can fit within your enterprise and how to achieve it.

Nadia Bendjedou, Vice President - Product Strategy, Oracle

Date and Time: Sunday, Oct 01, 1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Room: Moscone South - Room 311

[CON2942] - Building Bridges: Oracle E-Business Suite Hybrid Cloud with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

In this session learn how Darling Ingredients upgraded its aging nonproduction Oracle E-Business Suite instances. Facing substantial capital expenditure to replace failing hardware, hear how the company decided to migrate workloads to AWS, Azure, and vCloud Air to verify performance. Although performance was satisfactory on all three with 10 GB, Oracle expertise was lacking and licensing was problematic. To address the issue the company chose Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Get details about how this solution enabled exceptional performance of non-production Oracle E-Business Suite instances, exceeding even the performance of production Oracle E-Business Suite workloads.

Michael Ballent, Senior Oracle DBA, Darling Ingredients Inc.
Tom Morgan, Oracle DBA Manager, Darling Ingredients
Anita Adoba, Oracle

Date and Time: Monday, Oct 02, 12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Room: Moscone West - Room 3000

[SUN6284] - Oracle E-Business Suite's Information Discovery: Your Gateway to Oracle Cloud

Use Oracle E-Business Suite's Information Discovery module as your gateway to Oracle Cloud. Learn how we used infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) to support and deploy Oracle E-Business Suite's Information Discovery to Oracle Compute Cloud. This session takes you through the journey of how we cloud-enabled the Information Discovery modules. It covers different integration options, how to integrate with the core Oracle E-Business Suite system, and other related deployment options.

Muhannad Obeidat, Oracle

Date and Time: Sunday, Oct 01, 2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Room: Moscone South - Room 306

[BQS7826] - Q&A with Development: Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Platform

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet with Oracle E-Business Suite experts who can help you plan your shift and migration to Oracle Cloud Platform, particularly Oracle’s infrastructure-as-a-service and platform-as-a-service solutions. This session explores the Oracle Applications strategy and how it can work with your specific business and IT strategy. The experts are available to discuss the value of the latest releases and share insights into the best path for your enterprise, so come ready with your questions. Space is limited, and pre-registration is recommended.

Lisa Parekh, Vice President, Oracle
Nadia Bendjedou, Vice President - Product Strategy - Oracle
Veshaal Singh, Vice President, Oracle
Terri Noyes, Product Management Senior Director, Oracle
Noby Joseph, Oracle
Santiago Bastidas, Product Management Director, Oracle
Elke Phelps, Product Management Director, Oracle
Angelo Rosado, Product Management Director, Oracle
Srikrishna Bandi, Oracle
John Abraham, Oracle

Date and Time: Tuesday, Oct 03, 3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Room: Oracle Cloud Plaza - Collective Learning Room 1

[CON1848] - Migrating Oracle E-Business Suite to Oracle IaaS: A Customer Journey

In this session hear about a leading global insurance provider’s experience of migrating Oracle E-Business Suite to Oracle Cloud. This session includes a discussion of the considerations for Oracle Iaas/PaaS vs. alternatives, the total cost of ownership for Oracle IaaS vs. on-premises solutions, the key project and support issues, the benefits of IaaS, and tips and tricks. Gain insights that can help others on their journey with Oracle IaaS generally and with Oracle E-Business Suite specifically.

Ken MacMahon, IT, Version 1
Ken Lynch, Head of IT, Irish Life
Simon Joyce, Consultant/Contractor, Version 1 Software

Date and Time: Monday, Oct 02, 12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Room: Moscone West - Room 2001

[CON7271] - Running Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Platform: Why, What, and How

Oracle E-Business Suite is a powerful, complete suite of applications that can deliver tremendous value to organizations around the world. That value can be greatly extended when coupling it with Oracle Cloud Platform delivered by Oracle’s infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS). In this session learn the value proposition, the solutions offered, and the use cases for Oracle E-Business Suite customers to deploy their environments on Oracle Cloud (IaaS and PaaS).

Nadia Bendjedou, Vice President - Product Strategy, Oracle

Date and Time: Monday, Oct 02, 2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Room: Moscone West - Room 2000

[CON4079] - Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Public Cloud: A Case Study

In this session learn how Data Intensity leverages Oracle Public Cloud to accomplish key business requirements with Oracle E-Business Suite, including development capacity and disaster recovery use cases. Hear about the company’s initial evaluation of Oracle's IaaS and PaaS solutions, why it chose Oracle Public Cloud, and lessons learned from the project by the engineers who did it. See a demo of getting started with Oracle Public Cloud, understand the automation capabilities provided by Oracle E-Business Suite development, and gain a deep understanding of managing integrations in an Oracle Public Cloud hybrid environment. Technology includes Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 on an Oracle Database 12c, Oracle Access Manager, Oracle BI, and several external SaaS applications.

Marc Caruso, CTO, Data Intensity
Oleg Pyatnychko, Principal Solutions Architect, Data Intensity
James Anthony, CTO, Red Stack Tech Ltd

Date and Time: Monday, Oct 02, 4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Room: Moscone West - Room 2000

[CON6358] - Integration Options for On-Premises and Cloud with Oracle E-Business Suite

Oracle E-Business Suite provides tools and technologies to address application integration challenges and styles. Learn more about Oracle’s integration offerings for cloud, data, event-driven, and process-centric integrations. Gain an understanding of what Oracle integration technologies you can use and how, when, and where you can leverage them to connect end-to-end business processes across your enterprise, including the Oracle Applications portfolio in the cloud. Learn how citizen developers can leverage Oracle Integration Cloud Service and the Oracle E-Business Suite Adapter, which provides an elevated user experience for designing integration between Oracle E-Business Suite and other applications running in the cloud or on-premises.

Vijay Shanmugam, Oracle

Date and Time: Monday, Oct 02, 5:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Room: Moscone West - Room 2001

[CON6357] - Deploying Oracle E-Business Suite for On-Premises and Oracle Cloud

This Oracle Development session begins with an overview of the Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 architecture. It then dives into the latest updates for Oracle E-Business Suite installations and cloning. Learn how to administer and configure Oracle HTTP Server and Oracle WebLogic Server using Oracle Fusion Middleware controls and the Oracle WebLogic Server console. Hear about the latest automated features for provisioning an Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 or 12.2 instance to Oracle Cloud. Learn how easy it is to lift and shift your on-premises Oracle E-Business Suite instance to Oracle Cloud.

Srikrishna Bandi, Oracle
Santiago Bastidas, Product Management Director, Oracle

Date and Time: Tuesday, Oct 03, 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Room: Moscone South - Room 308

[CON7217] - Oracle E-Business Suite in the Cloud: Oracle Apps on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

You’ve invested significant time, money, and resources on your critical enterprise resource planning applications, but the costs of refreshing and maintaining the infrastructure no longer make sense. SaaS isn't an option, and your Oracle E-Business Suite environments will continue to grow. In this technical overview session learn about the key features and differentiators of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, and how it can uniquely maximize availability, performance, scalability, security, and other business process improvements specific to Oracle E-Business Suite. Discover options for moving Oracle E-Business Suite to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, enabling greater flexibility at lower costs compared to any other cloud vendor.

Ajit Barsode, IT Director, Essilor of America
Scott Elequin, CEO/Chairman, SmartDog Services
Venkatesh Gopalakrishnan, Oracle

Date and Time: Tuesday, Oct 03, 4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Room: Moscone West - Room 3002

[CON6360] - Technical Essentials for Running Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud

Join this Oracle Development session to learn about the latest tools and current roadmap for running Oracle E-Business Suite in Oracle Cloud. Provision new instances or migrate your on-premises Oracle E-Business Suite environments to Oracle Cloud to assist with upgrades, disaster recovery, or other projects. Learn how to leverage Oracle Infrastructure as a Service and Oracle Database as a Service to run your Oracle E-Business Suite environment.

Veshaal Singh, Vice President, Oracle

Date and Time: Wednesday, Oct 04, 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Room: Moscone West - Room 2000

[CON6354] - Oracle E-Business Suite on the Oracle Cloud Platform: Customer and Partner Panel

You can run Oracle E-Business Suite on the Oracle Cloud Platform, and options for doing so continue to expand. In this session an esteemed panel of Oracle E-Business Suite customers and partners share their experiences adopting Oracle's infrastructure services (IaaS), including Oracle Compute Cloud and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, and associated platform services (PaaS). Hear about drivers that led them to choose the Oracle Cloud Platform, and learn about their cloud topologies, deployment methods, and lessons learned. The session includes a Q&A period in which the panel takes questions from the audience.

John McKeehan, President, Mod43 Inc.
Terri Noyes, Product Management Senior Director, Oracle
Rajesh Sankaran, Vice President - Oracle Technology, Keste LLC
Nitin Jain, Oracle

Date and Time: Wednesday, Oct 04, 12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Room: Moscone West - Room 2000

[CON6343] - Not Running Linux? See How Oracle E-Business Suite Runs on Oracle Cloud Platform

Running a platform other than Linux and trying to understand how to migrate your Oracle E-Business Suite environment to Oracle Cloud Platform? This Oracle E-Business Suite session details your options for migrating from non-Linux (AIX, HP/UX, and SPARC) platforms to Linux and/or SPARC on Oracle Cloud Platform. Learn about the best practices for platform migrations for your Oracle E-Business Suite applications using the platform migration utility and Oracle Database using import/export, transportable database, or transportable tablespaces including endianness considerations.

John Abraham, Oracle

Date and Time: Wednesday, Oct 04, 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Room: Moscone West - Room 2001

[CON6359] - Managing and Monitoring Oracle E-Business Suite On-Premises and Cloud

This Oracle Development session focuses on the latest tools, including Oracle Application Management Suite, for monitoring and managing an Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 environment. Among the topics covered for Oracle E-Business Suite on-premises and cloud environments are online patching management, monitoring the technology stack, configuration comparison between run and patch editions, provisioning an instance, technology stack patch recommendations, customization management, and automated cloning.

Angelo Rosado, Product Management Director, Oracle

Date and Time: Wednesday, Oct 04, 3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Room: Moscone West - Room 200

Demo Focusing on EBS on Oracle Cloud

Oracle E-Business Suite Tools and Technology for On-Premises and on Oracle Cloud Platform

Location: Moscone South, Floor#1

In this demo, hear about the latest automation to lift and shift, provision, and manage Oracle E-Business Suite running on Oracle Cloud. Learn about the latest Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 architecture and technology stack and tools for lifecycle management such as Rapid Install, Rapid Clone, Online Patching, and Oracle Application Management Suite for Oracle E-Business Suite.

Hear about best practices for upgrading to Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2. See the latest user interface enhancements and how to customize with Oracle Application Framework. Learn about the latest Web ADI features. Understand Oracle E-Business Suite integrations using Oracle SOA Suite or Oracle Identity Cloud Service. See how Oracle Flow Builder can help you automate your Oracle E-Business Suite testing.

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