Post by Wincy Ip, Oracle



As Oracle's Cloud solutionscontinue to expand across SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS, customers are eagerly evaluating how these offerings can help transform how they run their businesses. Whether users are looking to modernize their business and optimize with new cloud investments, integrate and extend an existing hybrid environment with on-premise systems, or build a personalized path to the cloud, COLLABORATEis the annual Oracle user conference where attendees can learn how they can accelerate business innovation and digital transformation with Oracle Cloud.


This year's program at COLLABORATE, nearly 50% of the 1,200+ sessions will focus on cloud, developer, and emerging technologiesto complement Oracle's on-premise solutions. Here's a preview of some of the education available at COLLABORATE.


In the Oracle keynote session on Monday, April 23 at 2:30 p.m., Steve Daheb, Senior Vice President for Oracle Cloud, will illuminate how the Oracle Cloud Platform makes it possible for organizations to develop their own unique path to cloud from wherever they choose—SaaS, PaaS, or IaaS—and share how organizations have designed their unique journeys.


With the introduction of the world's first-ever autonomous database, COLLABORATE attendees will also hear about the exciting developments and get a sneak peek on the Oracle Autonomous Database Cloud, and how Oracle is integrating AI and machine learning to its suite of cloud services to make them fully autonomous and cognitive. These sessions will explore how organizations can benefit from more autonomy in their software, from business users to app developers to DBAs.


Additionally, there are more than 500 sessions available that span across Oracle's SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS solutions where attendees can learn how Oracle's cloud offerings can accelerate business transformation, increase agility, and optimize security with their existing solutions. Some of these sessions include:



COLLABORATE is the largest annual technology and applications forum for the Oracle user community in North America. Taking place on April 22-26 in Las Vegas, Nevada, and hosted by three Oracle user groups – IOUGOAUG, and Quest International Users Group – the five-day conference will host more than 5,000 attendees in keynotes, sessions, workshops, networking events, and an exhibitor showcase with 200+ vendors.


See what COLLABORATE 18 has to offer. You can also review the complete agendaand search by keyword, education track, product line, or business goal. Register at attendcollaborate.comby April 18 and save up to 25% from the onsite registration price.