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E-Business Suite Technology Sessions at OpenWorld 2015

Steven Chan
Senior Director

Planning your schedule at the conference can be a little overwhelming. Here is all the information you need to find us at the event. We hope to see you at our sessions!

This year, the E-Business Suite Applications Technology Group (ATG) will participate in twenty three speaker sessions, two Meet the Experts round-table discussions, five demo booths and several Special Interest Group meetings as guest speakers. Please join us to hear the latest news and connect with senior ATG development staff.

For detailed and up-to-date information, please refer to the following FOCUS ON documents:

 

Conference Sessions

Monday, Oct 26

CON8140 - Planning Your Upgrade to Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 J. Anne Carlson, Senior Director, Product Strategy, Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle Monday, Oct 26, 11:00 a.m. | Moscone West 3022

This session discusses key planning considerations when upgrading to Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2. It combines lessons learned from customers with practical advice from Oracle’s development, consulting, and support organizations. Understand how to build the business case, identify needed time and resources, prepare business and IT staff for changes, plan for required system changes, create an effective test strategy, and more.

 

CON8146 - Simplified and Touch-Friendly User Interface in Oracle E-Business Suite Padmaprabodh Ambale, Director, ATG Development, Oracle Monday, Oct 26, 2:45 p.m. | Moscone West 3024

This session details the latest simplified and mobile user interface (UI) in Oracle Application Framework–based applications in Oracle E-Business Suite. The simplified UI provides a new home page and a set of new components optimized for display on mobile devices such as tablets. In addition, the Oracle Application Framework UI components offer several touch-friendly gestures for common actions, for a smarter and more efficient end user experience. Come see the new components, the new gesture-based touch interactions, and a modernized skin that completely transforms the Oracle E-Business Suite end user experience.

CON6413 - Oracle E-Business Suite Technology: Latest Features and Roadmap Lisa Parekh, Vice President, Oracle Monday, Oct 26, 4:00 p.m. | Moscone West 3002/3004

 

This Oracle development session provides an overview of Oracle’s product strategy for Oracle E-Business Suite technology, the capabilities and associated business benefits of recent releases, and a review of capabilities on the product roadmap. This is the cornerstone session for Oracle E-Business Suite technology. Come hear about the latest new usability enhancements of the user interface; systems administration and configuration management tools; security-related updates; and tools and options for extending and customizing Oracle E-Business Suite and integrating it with other applications.

CON8138 - Testing Oracle E-Business Suite Best Practices Prasanti Madireddi, Senior Director, Oracle Jake Westphal, Senior IT Manager - Enterprise Applications, First American Monday, Oct 26, 5:15 p.m. | Moscone West 3022

This session presented by Oracle and a customer, provides an overview of how the quality assurance team tests Oracle E-Business Suite. The session covers main areas that you should consider during functional testing, approaches for new feature and regression testing, how to reduce the test script generation and execution time, experiences on capturing and presenting metrics to showcase the ROI of a testing investment, leveraging automation for testing Oracle E-Business Suite applications, and more.

 

 

 


Tuesday, Oct 27

GEN6409 - General Session: Oracle E-Business Suite Update, Strategy, and Roadmap Clifford Godwin, Senior Vice President, Oracle Tuesday, Oct 27, 11:00 a.m. | Moscone West 2008

In this session, hear from Oracle E-Business Suite General Manager Cliff Godwin as he delivers an update on the Oracle E-Business Suite product line. The session covers the value delivered by the current release of Oracle E-Business Suite applications, the momentum, and how Oracle E-Business Suite applications integrate into Oracle’s overall applications strategy. You will come away with an understanding of the value Oracle E-Business Suite applications deliver now and in the future.

CON8128 - Installation, Cloning, and Configuration of Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 Max Arderius, Senior Principal Product Manager, Oracle Tuesday, Oct 27, 12:15 p.m. | Moscone West 3014

This Oracle development session covers the technology stack for Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2, such as the use of Oracle WebLogic Server (Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g) and Oracle Database functionality. Topics include an architectural overview of the latest updates, installation options, configuration options, and new tools for automated cloning. Also learn how online patching (based on the Oracle Database Edition-Based Redefinition feature) will reduce your database patching downtime.

CON8133 - Online Patching with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 Kevin Hudson, Senior Director, Oracle Tuesday, Oct 27, 4:00 p.m. | Moscone West 3022

 

The Online Patching feature of Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 will reduce your Oracle E-Business Suite patching downtime to however long it takes to bounce your application server. This Oracle development session details how online patching works, with special attention given to what is happening at the database object level, where patches are applied to an Oracle E-Business Suite environment that is still running. Come learn about the operational and system management implications for minimizing maintenance downtime when applying Oracle E-Business Suite patches with this new technology, and the related impact on customizations you might have built on top of Oracle E-Business Suite.

CON8130 - Migrating and Managing Customizations for Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 Santiago Bastidas, Senior Principal Product Manager, Oracle Tuesday, Oct 27, 5:15 p.m. | Moscone West 3014

Have you created custom schemas or personalized or extended your Oracle E-Business Suite environment? Attend this Oracle development session to learn about selecting the best upgrade approach for existing customizations. This session helps you understand the new customization standards required by Oracle Database Edition-Based Redefinition to be compliant with the Online Patching feature of Oracle E-Business Suite. You will learn about customization use cases, tools, and technologies you can use to ensure that all your customizations are preserved during and after the upgrade. You will also hear about reports you can run before the upgrade to detect and fix your customizations to make them Release 12.2 compliant.

 


Wednesday, Oct 28

CON8132 - Oracle E-Business Suite Integration Best Practices Veshaal Singh, Vice President, Oracle Wednesday, Oct 28, 11:00 a.m. | Moscone West 3004

Oracle is investing across applications and technologies to make the application integration experience easier for customers. Oracle E-Business Suite provides tools and technologies to address various application integration challenges and styles. Learn more about Oracle’s integration offering for cloud, data, event-driven, business-to-business, and process-centric integrations. In this session, you will get a better 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.

CON8127 - Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Cloud Control for Managing Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 Angelo Rosado, Senior Principal Product Manager, Oracle Wednesday, Oct 28, 11:00 a.m. | Moscone West 3022

This session focuses on all aspects of Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c for monitoring and managing Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 with Oracle Application Management Suite for Oracle E-Business Suite. Among the topics covered are online patching management; monitoring the technology stack, including Oracle WebLogic Server services; metrics management; Java Virtual Machine diagnostics; configuration comparisons between run and patch editions; provisioning of Oracle E-Business Suite with assemblies; technology stack patch recommendations; customization management; and automated cloning.

CON8142 - Customer Success Stories: Upgrading to Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 Andrew McVeagh, Oracle CoE Leader, GE Transportation Terri Noyes, Senior Director, Oracle Musa Ramadhani, Lead Oracle Apps DBA, Gentex Corporation Wednesday, Oct 28, 12:15 p.m. | Moscone West 3004

Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 momentum is growing. Come to this session and hear from Oracle and its customers regarding experiences deploying and running Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2. Customers will discuss lessons learned in the process of upgrading and reveal how they are using new functionality in Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2, including the Online Patching feature.

CON8135 - Getting Optimal Performance from Oracle E-Business Suite Samer Barakat, Director, Applications Performance, Oracle Wednesday, Oct 28, 12:15 p.m. | Moscone West 3022

This packed Oracle development session summarizes practical tips and lessons learned from performance tuning and benchmarking the world’s largest Oracle E-Business Suite environments. Application system administrators will get concrete tips and techniques for identifying and resolving performance bottlenecks on all layers of the technology stack. They will also learn how Oracle’s engineered systems, such as Oracle Exadata and Oracle Exalogic, can dramatically improve the performance of their system.

CON8143 - Standards-Based Desktop Integration in Oracle E-Business Suite Padmaprabodh Ambale, Director, ATG Development, Oracle Wednesday, Oct 28, 1:45 p.m. | Moscone West 3022

This presentation covers the latest standards support in Oracle Web Applications Desktop Integrator and Oracle Report Manager. The presentation includes new features in Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 and other proposed design changes that result in a vastly improved performance and spreadsheet experience. In addition, it offers information on how you can use Desktop Integration Framework to build your own custom desktop integrations between Oracle E-Business Suite and Microsoft Excel for enhanced end user productivity for mass upload/download of spreadsheet data.

CON8134 - Maintenance Strategies for Oracle E-Business Suite Elke Phelps, Senior Principal Product Manager, Oracle Wednesday, Oct 28, 3:00 p.m. | Moscone West 3022

This session features the best techniques apps DBAs can use to proactively maintain their Oracle E-Business Suite environment. It starts with a practical approach for defining a preventive maintenance strategy and then moves to detailed descriptions and tips for various tools and approaches for efficiently performing maintenance tasks. Topics include patching shortcuts, distributing worker processes across multiple servers, shared file systems, and avoiding resource bottlenecks. You will leave this session with the tools required for creating a plan to keep your environment healthy and up to date.

CON8145 - Building, Deploying, and Managing Smartphone Apps for Oracle E-Business Suite Vijay Shanmugam, Director, Oracle Wednesday, Oct 28, 4:15 p.m. | Moscone West 3004

This Oracle development session explains the technologies and approach used to build Oracle’s smartphone apps for Oracle E-Business Suite. In this session, you will learn how to deploy and administer mobile apps, how to use REST services for all Oracle E-Business Suite mobile interfaces, how to use enterprise deployment to distribute controlled versions of the mobile apps within your organization, and more. The session also covers how to secure access to the mobile apps with Oracle E-Business Suite web services for authentication, authorization, and session management, and how to use containerization solutions, such as Oracle Mobile Security Suite, to maximize corporate security without compromising user experience or personal privacy.

 

 


Thursday, Oct 29

CON8129 - Advanced Architectures for Oracle E-Business Suite Noby Joseph, Architect ATG Development, Oracle Elke Phelps, Senior Principal Product Manager, Oracle Thursday, Oct 29, 10:45 a.m. | Moscone West 3022

Attend this session to build on the three-tier logical Oracle E-Business Suite architecture to meet your business requirements. It covers features that provide high availability, scalability, and performance, including load balancing, clustering, and virtualization. Learn how to securely deploy Oracle E-Business Suite for internet access with a “demilitarized zone.” The presentation wraps up by applying the various topics covered to assist you with planning a disaster recovery project for your environment.

CON8147 - Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2: Customer Panel Steven Chan, Senior Director, Oracle Ravi Ravikoti, Senior Manager, On Semiconductor Corporation Tom Robinette, Executive Director of Business Systems, Exterran Martha Wiegman, Senior Manager - Business Solutions at GE Thursday, Oct 29, 10:45 a.m. | Moscone West 3004

Hear directly from Oracle E-Business Suite customers who are live on Release 12.2 about their experiences in deploying the latest release of Oracle E-Business Suite. During this interactive discussion, learn about the business drivers behind choosing Release 12.2, lessons learned, and benefits achieved so far. The session also includes a live Q&A period in which the panel will field questions from attendees.

CON8131 - Enabling Oracle E-Business Suite for SOA, Cloud, and Mobile Rekha Ayothi, Principal Product Manager, Oracle Thursday, Oct 29, 12:00 p.m. | Moscone West 3004

This Oracle development session provides a deep dive on how Oracle E-Business Suite is enabled for SOA, cloud, and mobile-based integration. This session provides a technical look at Oracle SOA Suite and Oracle Application Adapters for Data Integration for Oracle E-Business Suite. It also provides a walk-through of Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway and its out-of-the-box capability to produce REST- and SOAP-based services. Systems integrators and developers will get an overview of the latest integration technologies available from Oracle E-Business Suite, as well as a sneak preview of future Internet of Things integration capabilities and other upcoming features.

CON8136 - Oracle E-Business Suite Technology Certification Primer and Roadmap Steven Chan, Senior Director, Oracle Thursday, Oct 29, 12:00 p.m. | Moscone West 3022

Is your Oracle E-Business Suite technology stack up to date? Are you taking advantage of all the latest options and capabilities? This Oracle development session summarizes the latest certifications and roadmap for the Oracle E-Business Suite technology stack, including elements such as database releases and options, Java, Oracle Forms, desktop operating systems, browsers, Java runtime environment releases, development and web authoring tools, user authentication and management, business intelligence, Oracle Enterprise Manager plug-ins, security options, clouds, Oracle VM, and virtualization. The session also covers the most commonly asked questions about technology stack component support dates and upgrade implications.

CON8126 - Case Study: Oracle Application Management Suite for Oracle E-Business Suite Sue Gill, Senior Database Administrator, GE Corporate Angelo Rosado, Senior Principal Product Manager, Oracle Thursday, Oct 29, 1:15 p.m. | Moscone West 3004

In this customer case study, presented by Oracle and a customer, you will learn about successful customer implementations; the business benefits of implementing Oracle Application Management Suite for Oracle E-Business Suite; best practices of implementation; and firsthand experiences of how to monitor and manage large, complex, and global Oracle E-Business Suite environments.

CON8141 - Technical Upgrade Best Practices for Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 Samer Barakat, Director, Applications Performance, Oracle Udayan Parvate, Senior Director, EBS Release Engineering, Oracle Thursday, Oct 29, 1:15 p.m. | Moscone West 3022

This session is ideal for organizations thinking about upgrading to Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2. It covers the fundamentals, including the technology stack components and supported upgrade paths. Hear from Oracle development experts about the recommended practices for executing the Release 12.2 technical upgrade, with special considerations for minimizing your downtime. Also get to know about relatively recent upgrade resources.

CON8137 - Managing Oracle E-Business Suite Auditing and Security Eric Bing, Senior Director, Oracle Elke Phelps, Senior Principal Product Manager, Oracle Thursday, Oct 29, 2:30 p.m. | Moscone West 3004

Come to this session to learn recommendations for auditing, monitoring, and securing your Oracle E-Business Suite environment and sensitive data. Configuration guidelines for monitoring and auditing activity in your Oracle E-Business Suite application and database are provided. The session provides an overview of Oracle’s secure configuration guidelines, updates to the secure configuration scripts, and optional security integrations. It wraps up with a summary of some of the new security features available in Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 including enhancements for proxy user functionality and ways to reduce your attack surface by reducing cookie scope, allowed JavaServer Pages, and external redirects.

CON8144 - Personalize and Extend Oracle E-Business Suite for Desktops and Tablets Padmaprabodh Ambale, Director, ATG Development, Oracle Thursday, Oct 29, 2:30 p.m. | Moscone West 3022

This Oracle development session covers a wide range of options for personalizing and extending your existing Oracle E-Business Suite applications for standard desktops and mobile devices. It explains how to use Oracle Application Framework personalization to tailor the functionality of Oracle E-Business Suite to meet your organization’s needs in an upgrade-safe manner. In addition, learn about new Oracle Application Framework end user personalization mobile capabilities for optimizing the experience on iOS or Android tablets with minimum effort, and how to leverage the new gesture capabilities and tablet-optimized UI components in your customizations and extensions to make your applications touch friendly.

 

Special Interest Group (SIG) Meetings
 

We love to hear your feedback and SIG meetings are the perfect opportunity to hear customer opinions that can be reflected in our products. Our most senior staff will be listening from the audience or participating as guest speakers for Q&A discussions:

 

SIG10287 - OAUG Applications Desktop Integrator SIG Meeting Lee Briggs, Finance Practice Director, Business Technology Services Inc Sunday, Oct 25, 10:00 a.m. | Moscone West 3003

UGF9881 - OAUG Customization & Alternatives Special Interest Group Meeting Bill Dunham, Principal, OATC, Inc. Sunday, Oct 25, 10:00 a.m. | Moscone West 3006

SIG9859 - OAUG Database SIG Meeting Michael Brown, DBA, BlueStar Sunday, Oct 25, 10:00 a.m. | Moscone West 3008

SIG10277 - OAUG Archive and Purge SIG Meeting Brian Bent, Senior Solutions Engineer, Delphix Sunday, Oct 25, 12:00 p.m. | Moscone West 3008 SIG10212 - OAUG SysAdmin SIG Meeting James Morrow, Senior Oracle Applications DBA, Atherio Incorporated Sunday, Oct 25, 12:00 p.m. | Moscone West 3006 SIG10214 - OAUG Mobile Apps for EBS SIG Meeting Steven Hughes Sunday, Oct 25, 1:30 p.m. | Moscone West 3003 SIG9902 - OAUG Upgrade SIG Meeting Sandra Vucinic, VLAD Group, Inc. Sunday, Oct 25, 2:30 p.m. | Moscone West 3006 SIG9903 - OAUG EBS Applications Technology Stack SIG Meeting Ashish Jain, Manager, Database Operations, IHG Sunday, Oct 25, 3:30 p.m. | Moscone West 3006 SIG9893 - OAUG Oracle E-Business Suite User Management SIG Meeting Susan Behn, Vice President, Infosemantics, Inc. Sunday, Oct 25, 3:30 p.m. | Moscone West 3003 SIG9857 - Oracle Enterprise Manager for Applications SIG Meeting James Lui, Oracle Applications DBA Team Lead, Aramark Sunday, Oct 25, 3:30 p.m. | Moscone West 3009

Meet the Experts

 

Do not miss this opportunity to meet with Oracle E-Business Suite tools and technology experts. This session is where you can have discussions regarding the Oracle Applications strategy, your specific business and IT strategy, key planning considerations to upgrade to the latest release of Oracle E-Business Suite and more. Our most senior staff is 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 preregistration is recommended.

MTE10252 - Meet the Experts: Oracle E-Business Suite Tools and Technology Monday, Oct 26, 12:15 p.m. | Moscone West 3001A

  • Max Arderius, Senior Principal Product Manager, Oracle
  • Samer Barakat, Director, Applications Performance, Oracle
  • George Buzsaki, VP, Application Architecture, Oracle
  • Steven Chan, Senior Director, Oracle
  • Kevin Hudson, Senior Director, Oracle
  • Lisa Parekh, Vice President, Oracle
  • Elke Phelps, Senior Principal Product Manager, Oracle
  • Veshaal Singh, Vice President, Oracle

MTE10254 - Meet the Experts: Oracle E-Business Suite Planning Your Upgrade Tuesday, Oct 27, 5:15 p.m. | Moscone West 3001A

  • John Abraham, Director, Product Management, Oracle
  • Max Arderius, Senior Principal Product Manager, Oracle
  • Samer Barakat, Director, Applications Performance, Oracle
  • Nadia Bendjedou, Senior Director - Product Strategy, Oracle
  • George Buzsaki, VP, Application Architecture, Oracle
  • J. Anne Carlson, Senior Director, Product Strategy, Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle
  • Kevin Hudson, Senior Director, Oracle
  • Udayan Parvate, Senior Director, EBS Release Engineering, Oracle
  • Elke Phelps, Senior Principal Product Manager, Oracle

 

 


Demos

This year we have five booths in the exhibition Demogrounds located in Moscone West, Level 1 (Applications). Please stop by to meet our staff, try ATG technologies firsthand and get your questions answered.

  • WCL-014 - Advanced Architecture and Technology Stack for Oracle E-Business Suite
  • WCL-002 - Automated Oracle E-Business Suite Tests Using Oracle Flow Builder
  • WCL-015 - End-to-End Management of Oracle E-Business Suite
  • WCL-016 - New User Interface Capabilities in Oracle E-Business Suite
  • WCL-003 - Oracle E-Business Suite: Technical Upgrade Best Practices

 

 

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