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Hello from the OAUX team in the Garden City of India

This fall the Oracle Applications User Experience (OAUX) team headed to Sangam16, India’s largest independent Oracle Users Group conference in Bengaluru.

Our presence at Sangam16 was one part of Oracle’s continued growth in India. India represents Oracle’s largest employee base (more than 38,000 employees) outside of the United States. This year, Oracle has added to this relationship through a series of initiatives and investments, including the construction of a state-of-the-art campus in Bengaluru.

Members of the Oracle Applications User Experience team at Sangam16

It was my first conference as a member of the OAUX team and I must say I was looking forward to it for quite a while. Sangam is known for being a one-stop platform for knowledge and a medley of discussions on Oracle with experts from all over the world. I was quite intrigued by the number of sessions, as well as the depth and variety of them. Some highlights from the conference include:

  • Shailendar Kumar, Vice President and Regional Managing Director of Oracle India, spoke on how the shift to the cloud is growing day by day, and also touched on the best-in-class services offered by Oracle Cloud across SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS
  • S. Y. Shenoy, Group Vice President of Oracle Applications Development of Oracle India, spoke about the exciting updates and developments in Oracle’s highest value cloud opportunities and on-premise applications
  • Gozel Aamoth (@gozelaamoth), OAUX Senior Manager, and Jayanth Ananthakrishnan, OAUX Group Manager, discussed the user experience strategies and designs for Oracle Applications Cloud, and how “simplicity, mobility and extensibility” play major roles for this team.

Our team from the India Development Center (IDC) played an active part in the conference. We hosted the onsite usability lab at the conference, conducting user feedback sessions on Oracle Cloud Extensibility and PeopleSoft Cloud Manager for more than 20 customers and partners. Our emerging technologies team stole the show out on the exhibition floor through a Guerrilla Research study being conducted on a chat-bot which lets you talk to your Oracle Applications. This research was first showcased earlier in the year at Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco, and has since been traveling around the world to gather feedback from customers and partners. 

We received an overwhelmingly positive amount of responses from Sangam participants for both usability sessions and the guerrilla research. People came by to know more about what we do and how we’re making future Oracle products more user friendly and intuitive.

We are thankful that our customers and partners took time out to provide exceptional feedback on the latest Oracle concepts and designs. It was exciting to meet experienced and newer users with such a deep interest in the future of Oracle Cloud applications.


Stay Connected

To stay up to date with the OAUX team, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. We’re constantly sharing new opportunities to get involved and provide feedback, and we would love to hear your thoughts.

We are working on having a presence at new conferences in the near future and we will continue growing this relationship with customers and partners all over the world in 2017. Stay tuned and bookmark the OAUX events page to learn about upcoming opportunities to participate in future usability feedback sessions.

Happy holidays everyone!

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