E-Business Suite Technology Sessions at OpenWorld 2013

Oracle Open World 2013

This year, the E-Business Suite Applications Technology Group (ATG) will participate in 25 speaker sessions, two Meet the Experts round-table discussions, five demoground booths and seven Special Interest Group meetings as guest speakers.

We hope to see you at our sessions.  Please join us to hear the latest news and connect with senior ATG development staff.

General Sessions

GEN8030 - Oracle E-Business Suite - Strategy, Update, and Roadmap
Cliff Godwin, SVP, Oracle

Monday, Sep 23, 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM - Moscone West 2002/2004

In this session, hear from Oracle E-Business Suite General Manager Cliff Godwin as he presents 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.


GEN8501 - Optimize and Extend Oracle Applications - Today to be Ready for Oracle Fusion Applications
Nadia Bendjedou, Oracle

Monday, Sep 24, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM - Moscone West 3014

One of the main objectives of this session is to help organizations build their IT roadmap for the next five years and be aligned with the Oracle Applications strategy in general and with Oracle Fusion Applications in particular. Come hear about some of the common sense and practical steps that can be taken to optimize the performance of your Oracle Applications today and prepare your path to Oracle Fusion Applications for when your organization is ready to embrace them. Each step you take in adopting Oracle Fusion technology gets you partway to Oracle Fusion Applications.

Conference Sessions

CON8482 - Oracle E-Business Suite Technology: Latest Features and Roadmap
Lisa Parekh, Oracle

Monday, Sep 23, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM - Moscone West 2007

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 usability enhancements of the user interface; systems administration and configuration management tools; security-related updates; and tools and options for extending, customizing, and integrating Oracle E-Business Suite with other applications.


CON8031 - Ten Things you can do Today to Prepare for Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2
Nadia Bendjedou, Kevin Hudson, Oracle

Monday Sep 23, 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM - Moscone West 3016

Whether you are on 11i, 12.0 or 12.1, this is a must-attend session. This development session helps you prepare for future uptake of Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 by explaining the technology and skills requirements for 12.2 and highlighting what you can do now. It includes a deep dive into the internals of Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 online patching to help you understand how to ensure that your custom code will be compatible with online patching.


CON8444 - Oracle E-Business Suite Integration Best Practices
Rekha Ayothi, Veshaal Singh, Oracle

Monday Sep 23, 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM - Moscone West 2007

Oracle is investing across applications and technologies to make the application integration experience easier for customers. Today Oracle has certified Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g, and it provides a comprehensive set of integration technologies. Learn more about Oracle’s integration offering across data- and process-centric integrations. These technologies can be used to address various application integration challenges and styles. 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.


CON8461 - The Latest Oracle E-Business Suite User Interface and Usability Enhancements
Ganapathi Subramanian, Padmaprabodh Ambale, Oracle

Monday Sep 23, 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM - Moscone West 3016

This Oracle Development session details the latest UI enhancements to Oracle Application Framework. Developers will get a detailed look at new features for enhancing usability, offering more capabilities for personalization and extensions, and supporting the development and use of dashboards and Web services. Topics include new rich UI capabilities such as new home page features, Navigator and Favorites pull-down menus, the REST interface, embedded widgets for analytics content, Oracle Application Development Framework (Oracle ADF) task flows, third-party widgets, a look-ahead list of values, inline attachments, pop-ups, personalization and extensibility enhancements, business layer extensions, Oracle ADF integration, and mobile devices.


CON8418 - Information-Driven Business: When Oracle E-Business Suite Meets Oracle Endeca
Osama Elkady, Oracle

Monday Sep 23, 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM - Moscone West 3018

Come to this session to learn why so many Oracle E-Business Suite customers around the world are so excited about the new way they interact with Oracle E-Business Suite every day: having everyone in the company focus on the most-important and most-challenging tasks and making decisions much faster with confidence by accessing millions of records of transactional data all in memory, and in real time.


CON8460 - Deployment and System Administration of Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2
Max Arderius, Oracle

Tuesday, Sep 24, 10:30 AM - 11:30 PM - Moscone West 2007

This Oracle Development session covers the latest technology stack for Oracle E-Business Suite, including the use of Oracle WebLogic Server (Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g) and Oracle Database 11g Release 2 (11.2). Topics include an architectural overview of the latest updates, installation and upgrade options, new configuration options, and new tools for hot cloning and automated “lights-out” cloning. Come learn how online patching (based on the Oracle Database 11g Release 2 Edition-Based Redefinition feature) will reduce your database patching downtimes.


CON8430 - Web Services and SOA Integration Options for Oracle E-Business Suite
Vijayakumar Shanmugam, Veshaal Singh, Oracle

Tuesday, Sep 24, 10:30 AM - 11:30 PM - Moscone West 3016

This Oracle Development session provides a deep dive into a subset of the Web services and SOA-related integration options available to Oracle E-Business Suite systems integrators. It offers a technical look at Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway, Oracle SOA Suite, Oracle Application Adapters for Data Integration for Oracle E-Business Suite, and other Web services options for integrating Oracle E-Business Suite with other applications. Systems integrators and developers will get an overview of the latest integration capabilities and technologies available out of the box with Oracle E-Business Suite and possibly a sneak preview of upcoming functionality and features.


CON8431 - Minimizing Oracle E-Business Suite Maintenance Downtimes
Santiago Bastidas, Elke Phelps, Oracle

Tuesday, Sep 24, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Moscone West 2007

This Oracle Development session features a survey of the best techniques sysadmins can use to minimize patching downtimes. It starts with an architectural-level review of Oracle E-Business Suite fundamentals and then moves to a practical view of the various tools and approaches for downtimes. Topics include patching shortcuts, merging patches, distributing worker processes across multiple servers, running ADPatch in noninteractive mode, staged APPL_TOPs, shared file systems, deferring systemwide database tasks, avoiding resource bottlenecks, and more. An added bonus: hear about the upcoming Oracle E-Business Suite 12 online patching capabilities based on the groundbreaking Oracle Database 11g Release 2 Edition-Based Redefinition feature.


CON8492 - Oracle E-Business Suite Technology Certification Primer and Roadmap
Steven Chan, Oracle

Tuesday, Sep 24, 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM - Moscone West 2007

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 the roadmap for the Oracle E-Business Suite technology stack, including elements such as database releases and options, Java, Oracle Forms, Oracle Containers for J2EE, desktop operating systems, browsers, JRE releases, development and Web authoring tools, user authentication and management, business intelligence, Oracle Application Management Packs, security options, clouds, Oracle VM, and virtualization. The session also covers the most commonly asked questions about tech stack component support dates and upgrade implications.


CON8462 - Personalize, Extend Oracle E-Business Suite: Oracle Application Framework, Oracle ADF, Mobile
Padmaprabodh Ambale, Vijayakumar Shanmugam, Oracle

Tuesday, Sep 24, 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM - Moscone West 2007

This session covers a wide range of options for personalizing and extending your existing Oracle E-Business Suite applications for standard desktops as well as mobile devices. Learn 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. Also learn how to use Oracle Fusion Middleware technologies such as Oracle Application Development Framework (Oracle ADF) and Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition.


CON8479 - Advanced Oracle E-Business Suite Architectures: Maximum Availability and More
Elke Phelps, Santiago Bastidas, Oracle

Wednesday, Sep 25, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM - Moscone West - 2007

This session includes architecture diagrams and configuration instructions for building a maximum availability architecture (MAA) that will help you design a disaster recovery solution that fits the needs of your business. Database and application high-availability features it describes include Oracle Active Data Guard and its Data Guard feature, Oracle Real Application Clusters (Oracle RAC), load-balancing Web and forms services, parallel concurrent processing, and the use of Oracle Exalogic and Oracle Exadata to provide a high-availability environment. The session also covers the latest updates to systems management tools, AutoConfig, cloud computing, virtualization, and Oracle WebLogic Server and provides sneak previews of upcoming functionality.


CON8419 - Planning and Doing Your Oracle E-Business Suite Upgrade from Release 11i
J. Anne Carlson, Oracle

Wednesday, Sep 25, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM - Moscone West 3016

Are you still on Oracle E-Business Suite 11i and deciding what to do next? This session discusses key roadmap and project planning considerations for customers on 11i who are looking to upgrade. It combines practical tips from customers that have already upgraded from 11i with expert advice from Oracle’s support, consulting, development, and IT organizations. You will learn how to identify factors that affect your time and resources, decide between upgrading and doing a reimplementation, manage custom code, and minimize downtime.


CON8432 - Online Patching with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2
Kevin Hudson, Oracle

Wednesday, Sep 25, 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM - Moscone West 2007

Online patching in Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 will reduce your Oracle E-Business Suite patching downtimes to however long it takes to bounce your application server. This Oracle Development session details how online patching works, with special attention to what’s happening at a database object level when patches are applied to an Oracle E-Business Suite environment that’s still running. Come learn about the operational and system management implications for minimizing maintenance downtimes 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.


CON9437 - Mobile Apps for Oracle E-Business Suite with Oracle ADF Mobile, SOA, Oracle Identity Management
Srikant Subramaniam, Vijayakumar Shanmugam, Oracle

Wednesday, Sep 25, 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM - Moscone West 2014

Providing mobile access to Oracle Applications is critical. The Oracle ADF Mobile feature of Oracle Application Development Framework enables rapid and declarative development of native on-device mobile applications to provide a richer experience for smart device users running Apple iOS or Android devices. Oracle Fusion Middleware with SOA and Oracle Identity Management provides the necessary infrastructure to extend business processes and services to mobile devices without an additional "mobile middleware" layer. Together, these products provide the foundation for a mobility architecture. This session covers the reference architecture and how to build mobile apps for Oracle E-Business Suite. See how all these concepts come together via a mobile sales order dashboard demo.


CON8480 - Upgrading Your Oracle E-Business Suite Customizations
Sara Woodhull, Oracle

Wednesday, Sep 25, 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM - Moscone West 2007

Have you personalized Oracle Forms or Oracle Application Framework screens in Oracle E-Business Suite? Have you used mod_plsql in Release 11i? Have you extended or customized your Release 11i environment with other tools? Come to this Oracle Development session to learn about selecting the best upgrade approach for your existing customizations. The session will help you understand customization scenarios and use cases, tools, and technologies to ensure that your Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 environment is a tight fit with your users’ needs and that any future customizations will be easy to upgrade.


CON8484 - Oracle E-Business Suite Plug-in for Oracle Enterprise Manager: Features and Roadmap
Angelo Rosado, Vasu Rao, Oracle

Wednesday, Sep 25, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM - Moscone West 2007

This session provides an overview of the latest releases of Oracle Enterprise Manager and Oracle Application Management Suite for Oracle E-Business Suite. The session presents an overview of the products and covers new features and the product roadmaps. Oracle Enterprise Manager is designed to monitor and manage the complete technology stack of Oracle E-Business Suite. Attending this session will give you an understanding of how new features of the suite can reduce your overall IT costs and dramatically improve the productivity of Oracle Enterprise Manager administrators, DBAs, system administrators, developers, and other power users by automating routine operational tasks and providing insight into the overall health of the applications.


CON8483 - Oracle E-Business Suite Internationalization and Multilingual Features
Maher Al-Nubani, Oracle

Wednesday, Sep 25, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Moscone West 2007

Oracle E-Business Suite supports more countries, languages, and regions than ever. Come to this Oracle Development session to get an overview of internationalization features and capabilities and see new Release 12 features such as calendar support for the Hijrah and Thai solar calendars, new group separators, lightweight multilingual support (MLS) setup, new character sets such as AL32UTF, newly supported languages, Mac certifications, Oracle iSetup support for moving MLS setups, new file export options for Unicode, and new MLS number spelling options.


CON8420 - Upgrading to Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1: Technical/Functional Panel
Andrew Katz, Komori America Corporation, Sandra Vucinic, VLAD Group, Inc.
Nadia Bendjedou, Anne Carlson, Amrita Mehrok, Udayan Parvate, Oracle

Wednesday, Sep 25, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Moscone West 3016

In this panel, Oracle experts, customers, and partners share their experiences in upgrading to the latest release of Oracle E-Business Suite, 12.1. The panelists cover aspects of a typical Release 12 upgrade, technical (upgrading the technical infrastructure) as well as functional (upgrading to the new financial infrastructure). Hear directly from the experts who either develop the product or support, implement, or upgrade it, and find out how to apply their lessons learned to your organization.


CON8486 - Oracle E-Business Suite Extensions for Oracle Endeca: Technical Considerations
Anne Carlson, Muhannad Obeidat, Oracle

Thursday, Sep 26, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Moscone West 2007

Come to this session to learn more about how the Oracle E-Business Suite integration with Oracle Endeca works and how you can get the most out of it in your own enterprise. The session offers important technical and practical guidance, including how to deploy and maintain Oracle E-Business Suite Extensions for Oracle Endeca, how to size the system to meet your needs, and options for personalizing and customizing Oracle Endeca content.


CON8485 - Getting Optimal Performance from Oracle E-Business Suite
Samer Barakat, Oracle

Thursday, Sep 26, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM - Moscone West 2007

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. Apps sysadmins will get concrete tips and techniques for identifying and resolving performance bottlenecks in 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.


CON8433 - The Top 10 Things You Can Do to Secure Your Oracle E-Business Suite Instance
Eric Bing, Erik Graversen, Oracle

Thursday, Sep 26, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Moscone West 2007

Learn the top 10 things you can do to secure your applications and your sensitive data. This Oracle Development session for system administrators and security professionals explores some of the most important and overlooked things you can do to secure your Oracle E-Business Suite instance. It also covers data masking and other mechanisms for protecting sensitive data.


CON8481 - Desktop Integration in Oracle E-Business Suite
Senthilkumar Ramalingam, Padmaprabodh Ambale, Oracle

Thursday, Sep 26, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM - Moscone West 2007

This presentation covers the latest functional enhancements in Oracle Web Applications Desktop Integrator and Oracle Report Manager, enhanced Microsoft Office support, and greater support for building custom desktop integration solutions. The session also presents tips and tricks for upgrading from Oracle Applications Desktop Integrator to Oracle Web Applications Desktop Integrator and Oracle Report Manager.


CON8435 - Oracle E-Business Suite Upgrade Best Practices: Technical Insight
Udayan Parvate, Samer Barakat, Oracle

Thursday, Sep 26, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM - Moscone West 3016

This session is ideal for you if your organization is thinking about upgrading to Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1. It covers the fundamentals of upgrading to Release 12.1, including the technology stack components and supported upgrade paths. Hear from Oracle Development about the set of best practices for patching in general and executing the Release 12.1 technical upgrade, with special considerations for minimizing your downtime. Also get to know about relatively recent upgrade resources.



Special Interest Groups (SIG)

Some of our most senior staff have been invited to participate on the following SIG meetings as guest speakers:

SIG9594 - OAUG - Oracle E-Business (EBS) Applications Technology SIG
Sandra Vucinic, VLAD Group, Inc.

Sunday, Sep 22, 9:15 AM - 10:15 PM - Moscone West 2014

The purpose of the OAUG E-Business Suite Applications Technology Stack SIG is to inform and educate its members about current and future applications technology stack components as they relate to Oracle E-Business Suite.

Panel and Q&A Session:

  • Kevin Hudson - Senior Director, Oracle
  • George Buzsaki - Vice President, Application Architecture, Oracle
  • Santiago Bastidas, Senior Principal Product Manager, Oracle
  • Elke Phelps, Senior Principal Product Manager
  • Max Arderius, Manager ATG Development, Oracle


SIG9674 - OAUG – Upgrade SIG
Sandra Vucinic, VLAD Group, Inc.

Sunday, Sep 30, 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM - Moscone West 2016

This OAUG Upgrade SIG business meeting is followed by a panel discussion (Q&A) of Oracle E-Business Suite upgrade topics. It reviews Upgrade SIG goals and objectives; provides answers to questions related to Oracle E-Business Suite upgrades during the Q&A period; and shares real-world experiences, tips, and techniques for Oracle E-Business Suite upgrades to Release 12.1.

Panel and Q&A Session:

  • Anne Carlson - Sr. Director, Oracle E-Business Suite Product Strategy, Oracle

Meet the Experts

We're planning two round-table discussions where you can review your questions with senior E-Business Suite ATG staff:

MTE9400 - Meet the Oracle E-Business Suite Experts: Planning Your Upgrade

  • Hyun Kim - Group Manager, Release Engineering, Oracle
  • Nadia Bendjedou - Senior Director - Product Strategy, Oracle
  • Anne Carlson - Senior Director, Oracle E-Business Suite Product Strategy, Oracle
  • Kevin Hudson - Senior Director, Oracle
  • Udayan Parvate - Senior Director, EBS Release Engineering, Oracle
  • John Abraham - Senior Principal Product Manager, Oracle
  • George Buzsaki - Vice President, Application Architecture, Oracle
  • Samer Barakat - Senior Architect, Applications Performance, Oracle

Monday, Sep 23, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM - Moscone West 2001A

This session is where you can have discussions regarding the Oracle Applications strategy and your specific business and IT strategy. The experts will be 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.


MTE9407 - Meet the Oracle E-Business Suite Extensions for Oracle Endeca Experts
  • Anurag Malik - Director, Product Management, Oracle
  • Muhannad Obeidat - Development Director, Oracle
  • Anne Carlson - Senior Director, Oracle E-Business Suite Product Strategy, Oracle
  • Matthew Halliday - Applications Technologist, Oracle
  • Osama Elkady - Senior Director, Oracle

Tuesday, Sep 24, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Moscone West 2001A

This session is where you can have discussions regarding the Oracle Applications strategy and your specific business and IT strategy. The experts will be 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.


MTE9423 - Meet the Oracle E-Business Suite Tools and Technology Experts

  • Veshaal Singh - Senior Director, Oracle
  • Lisa Parekh - Vice President, Technology Integration, Oracle
  • Steven Chan - Senior Director, Oracle
  • Max Arderius - Manager, Product Development, Application Technology Group, Oracle
  • Elke Phelps - Senior Principal Product Manager, Oracle

Thursday, Sep 26, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Moscone West 2001A

This session is where you can have discussions regarding the Oracle Applications strategy and your specific business and IT strategy. The experts will be 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.

Demos

We have five booths in the exhibition demogrounds this year, where you can try ATG technologies firsthand and get your questions answered. Please stop by and meet our staff at the following locations:

Usability Lab

We want your feedback! If your are attending Oracle Open World, come to our usability lab and test the upcoming UI features for Oracle E-Business Suite!

EBS Skyros iPad Study: Rich, Gesture-driven, Mobile User Interfaces and Worklist Mobile Application in Oracle E-Business Suite
Cathedral Hill, The Intercontinental San Francisco, 888 Howard Street

  • Monday, Sep 23, 10:45 AM - 5:45 PM
  • Tuesday, Sep 24, 10:15 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday, Sep 25, 10:15 - 6:00 PM

    Please note that prior registration is mandatory as these are one-on-one sessions, and not walk-in sessions.

    Hands on Labs

    Wednesday, Sep 25
    Marriott Marquis - Nob Hill CD

    In this session, you will learn how to design Oracle E-Business Suite Extensions for Oracle Endeca pages, using Oracle Endeca Information Discovery for Oracle Applications development tools. You will use Oracle Endeca Information Discovery Studio to create a new Oracle Endeca page and design this page with rich user interface components such as search, result table, tag cloud, compare, metrics bar, chart, bookmark, and range filter. You do not need any development background to attend this hands-on lab.



    For more information, please refer to the FOCUS ON Oracle E-Business Suite - Applications Tools and Technology.

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