Whew, by the time I can start to Blog, it seems another Collaborate
has already come to an end and with so much condensed into one week, attendees attempted
to miss as little as possible. It was quite a busy week from sessions, to the exhibit hall, to appearances by Oracle executives such as Mark Sunday and John Fowler.
First a BIG thank you to the three user groups ( IOUG,
OAUG, Quest ) and all their volunteers that conduct this event. And especially this
year, even more sessions were broadcast virtually to more whom could not attend
onsite and then also for the conference app, which made this Collaborate 2105, better
than any ever.
Arriving onsite to help our partners support customers, my initial
objective was to help moderate the Cloud
SIG, and it’s come a long way since its inception in 2009 and after one of
the first Cloud related sessions by Tony Jedlinski , followed by IOUGs
first Cloud Survey in 2010. At
Collaborate 2015 over 200 related sessions could be found in the session
planner and in addition a specific virtual Cloud Computing
track offsite attendees could join in and ask questions. Cloud kicked off Monday with the Oracle Strategy for Cloud presented by Sandra Cheevers of Oracle where she overviewed Oracle technologies and choices available to customers no matter the Cloud type (Public or Private) or deployment model (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS..)
And on Monday afternoon, a personal thank you to those that were able to attend the Database as a Service Panel Session 598 onsite and an extra thank you to
panelists Rene Antunez, Seth Miller, Erik Benner, Michael Timpanaro-Perrotta,
and co-moderator and Cloud SIG President Charles Kim.
If you missed it, I
understand IOUG will be making the replay available and you never know, the panel might be repeated and expanded at Oracle OpenWorld 2015…