Friday Apr 06, 2012

E-Business Suite Technology Sessions at OAUG Collaborate 12

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Members of our E-Business Suite Applications Technology Group will be at the OAUG Collaborate 12 conference at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 22 to 26, 2012. 

Please drop by any of our sessions to hear the latest news and meet up with us.

Speaker Sessions
Session 9401
Minimizing Oracle E-Business Suite Maintenance Downtimes

Elke Phelps, Principal Product Manager, Applications Technology Group, Oracle
Kevin Hudson, Sr. Director, Applications Technology Group, Oracle

Sunday, April 22, 2:10 pm - 3:10 pm
Location: South Seas E

This session starts with an architecture review of Oracle E-Business Suite fundamentals and then moves to a practical view of the different tools and approaches for downtimes. Topics include patching shortcuts, merging patches, distributing worker processes across multiple servers, running ADPatch in no-interactive mode, staged APPL_TOPs, shared file systems, deferring system-wide database tasks, avoiding resource bottlenecks etc... This session also describes the online patching capabilities coming in Release 12.2.


Session 9368
Oracle E-Business Suite Technology: Latest Features and Roadmap
Lisa Parekh, Vice President, Applications Technology Group, Oracle

Sunday, April 22, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Location: South Seas E

This session provides an overview of Oracle E-Business Suite technology strategy, the capabilities and associated business benefits of recent releases, as well as a review of the product roadmap. As a cornerstone session for Oracle E-Business Suite technology, come hear about the latest usability enhancements, systems administration and configuration management tools, security-related updates, and tools and options for extending, customizing, and integrating the Oracle E-Business Suite with other applications.


Session 10709
Oracle E-Business Suite Applications Strategy and General Manager Update
Cliff Godwin, Sr. VP, Application Development, Oracle

Monday, April 23, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Mandalay Bay D

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.


Session 9398
How to Reduce TCO Using Oracle Application Management Suite for Oracle E-Business Suite
Angelo Rosado, Principal Product Manager, Applications Technology Group, Oracle
Kenneth Baxter, Principal Product Strategy Manager, Management Pack Fusion Middleware Management, Oracle

Tuesday, April 24, 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Location: Breakers G

This session covers the methods and tools you can use to gain insights into your end users, troubleshoot performance problems, define service-level objectives, and proactively monitor your end-to-end Oracle E-Business Suite environment to meet your availability and performance targets. Come hear how you can manage, diagnose, and monitor the Oracle E-Business Suite environment from a single console by using Oracle Enterprise Manager together with the Oracle Application Management Suite for Oracle E-Business Suite.


Session 9675
Planning Your Oracle E-Business Suite Upgrade from Release 11i to 12.1 and Beyond

Anne Carlson, Senior Director, Applications Technology Group, Oracle

Tuesday, April 24, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Jasmine A

Attend this session to hear the latest Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 upgrade planning tips gleaned from customers who have already performed the upgrade. Youll get specific, cross-product advice on how to decide your project's scope, understand the factors that affect your project's duration, develop a robust testing strategy, leverage Oracle Support resources, and more. In a nutshell, this session tells you things you need to know before embarking upon your Release 12.1 upgrade project.


Session 9370
Coexistence of Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle Fusion Applications: Platform Perspective
Nadia Bendjedou, Senior Director, Product Strategy, Oracle

Tuesday, April 24, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: South Seas E

Join us at this session if you are wondering which tools to integrate your data, your processes and your User Interface. Or what tools to customize and extend your screens and reports (OAF, Forms, ADF, Oracle Reports, BI etc....), what tools to secure, protect and manage your Oracle E-Business Suite etc... Or simply if you are looking for a technical roadmap for your Oracle E-Business Suite infrastructure to CO-EXIST with the rest of your enterprise applications including Oracle Fusion Applications.


Session 9375
Oracle E-Business Suite Directions: Deployment and System Administration

Max Arderius, Manager, Applications Development Group, Oracle

Tuesday, April 24, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Location: Breakers G

What's coming in the next major version of Oracle E-Business Suite 12? This session covers the latest technology stack, including the use of Oracle WebLogic Server and Oracle Database 11g Release 2. Topics include an architectural overview, installation and upgrade options, new configuration options, and new tools for hot-cloning and automated "lights out" cloning. Learn about how online patching will reduce your database patching downtimes to the time it takes to bounce your database server.


Session 9369
Oracle E-Business Suite Technology Certification Primer and Roadmap
Steven Chan, Sr. Director, Applications Technology Group, Oracle

Wednesday, April 25, 8:15 am - 9:15 am
Location: South Seas F

This Oracle Development session summarizes the latest certifications and roadmap for the Oracle E-Business Suite technology stack, including database releases/options, Java, Oracle Forms, Oracle Containers for J2EE, desktop OS, browsers, JRE releases, Office/OpenOffice, development and Web authoring tools, user authentication and management, BI, security options, clouds, Oracle VM etc.... It also covers the most-commonly-asked questions about technology stack component support dates and upgrade implications.


Session 9407
The Latest Oracle E-Business Suite Release User Interface and Usability Enhancements
Gustavo Jimenez, Sr. Manager, Applications Technology Group, Oracle

Wednesday, April 25, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: South Seas G

In this session, developers will get a detailed look at new features designed to enhance usability, offer more capabilities for personalization and extensions, and support the development and use of dashboards and Web services. Topics include rich new UI capabilities such as new home page features, Navigator and Favorites pull-down menus, Oracle ADF task flows etc.... In addition, we will cover the personalization/extensibility enhancements, business layer extensions, Oracle ADF integration and much more.


Session 9374
Best Practices for Oracle E-Business Suite Performance Tuning and Upgrade Optimization
Isam Alyousfi, Senior Director, Applications Performance, Oracle
Udayan Parvate, Director, Release Engineering, Quality and Release Management, Oracle

Thursday, April 26, 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Location: South Seas F

This presentation will offer tips and techniques on tuning all the layers of the Oracle E-Business Suite stack including the various tiers of the Oracle E-Business Suite environment. You will learn about tuning Oracle Forms, Concurrent Manager, Apache, and Oracle Discoverer. Track down memory leaks and other issues on the Java and Java Virtual Machine layers. The session also covers Oracle E-Business Suite product-level tuning, including Oracle Workflow, Oracle Order Management, Oracle Payroll, and other modules.


Session 9412
Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 Desktop Integration: Beyond Oracle Applications Desktop Integrator

Gustavo Jimenez, Sr. Manager, Applications Technology Group, Oracle

Thursday, April 26, 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Location: Breakers G

This session describes the new expanded functionality in Oracle Web Applications Desktop Integrator, Oracle Report Manager, and dedicated integrators. You have more options for desktop integration now, not fewer. Topics include an overview of prepackaged solutions for integrating Oracle E-Business Suite with desktop applications such as Microsoft Excel, Word, and Projects. The session also discusses how you can use the Desktop Integration Framework feature to create your own integrators quickly and easily.


Session 9533
Upgrading your Customizations to Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1

Sara Woodhull, Principal Product Manager, Applications Technology Group, Oracle

Thursday, April 26, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: South Seas F

Have you personalized Forms or OA Framework screens? Have you used mod_plsql or Applications Express to tailor your Release 11i functionality? Have you extended or customized your Release 11i environment using other tools? This session will help you understand customization scenarios, use cases, tools, and technologies for ensuring that your Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 environment fits your users' needs closely and that any future customizations will be easy to upgrade.

Special Interest Groups (SIG)

Session 10521
OAUG SysAdmin SIG
Randy Giefer, Solution Beacon

Sunday, April 22, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: South Seas F

The SysAdmin Special Interest Group (SIG) provides a forum for OAUG members and participants to share information, updates, tips and successful practices relating to E-Business and OS System Administration in an Oracle Applications environment.

Guest Presentation:
Application Management Suite for Enterprise Manager 12c
Angelo Rosado, Principal Product Manager, Applications Technology Group, Oracle 


Session 10535
OAUG Database SIG- Part I

Michael Brown, Colibri Limited Company

Sunday, April 22, 3:20 pm - 4:20 pm
Location: South Seas F

This is the annual meeting of the Database SIG at Collaborate. The call for candidates for the chair will be closed at the meeting. Plans include a speaker from Oracle and a presentation on applications performance. The details of the meeting will be posted on http://www.dbsig.com.

Guest Presentation:
Oracle E-Business Suite Database Performance
Isam Alyousfi, Senior Director, Applications Performance, Oracle


Session 10720
OAUG EBS Applications Technology SIG- Part I

Srini Chaval, Cummins

Monday, April 23, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: South Seas F

Guest Presentation:
Oracle E-Business Suite Technology Certification Roadmap
Steven Chan, Sr. Director, Applications Technology Group, Oracle

Session 10510
OAUG EBS Applications Technology SIG- Part II
Srini Chaval, Cummins

Monday, April 23, 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Location: South Seas F

Guest Presentation:
Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 Online Patching
Kevin Hudson, Sr. Director, Applications Technology Group, Oracle


Session 10522
OAUG Upgrade SIG- Part I

Sandra Vucinic, VLAD Group, Inc.

Wednesday, April 25, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: South Seas F

Upgrade SIG will host a business meeting followed by panel (Q&A) related to EBS Upgrade topics and Oracle presentation.

Guest Presentation:
Upgrading E-Business Suite
Amrita Mehrok, Director, Financials Product Strategy, Oracle
Nadia Bendjedou, Senior Director, Product Strategy, Oracle


Session 10722
OAUG Upgrade SIG- Part II

Sandra Vucinic, VLAD Group, Inc.

Wednesday, April 25, 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Location: South Seas F

Upgrade SIG will host a business meeting followed by panel (Q&A) related to EBS Upgrade topics and Oracle presentation.

Guest Presentation:
Tuning the Oracle E-Business Suite Upgrade
Isam Alyousfi, Senior Director, Applications Performance, Oracle

Panels

Session 9360
Oracle E-Business Suite Cloning Panel
Sandra Vucinic, VLAD Group, Inc.
Guest Speaker: Max Arderius, Manager, Applications Technology Group, Oracle

Wednesday, April 25, 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Location: South Seas F

This panel will discuss differences between available release 11i, R12 and R12.1 cloning methods. Advantages and disadvantages of each cloning method will be discussed in depth. This panel of experienced database administrators will lead a discussion focusing on the questions such as “which cloning method is best to use in your particular environment”. Attendees will gain practical knowledge, tips and tricks to assist with cloning of Oracle E-Business Suite release 11i, R12 and R12.1 environments.


Session 10022
Oracle Applications Tuning Panel
Mark Farnham, Rightsizing, Inc.
Guest Speaker: Isam Alyousfi, Senior Director, Applications Performance, Oracle

Thursday, April 26, 09:45 am - 10:45 am
Location: South Seas F

This applications performance panel session, sponsored by the OAUG Database SIG, provides a Q&A forum focused on helping you address your Oracle Applications (Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle's PeopleSoft Enterprise and Siebel applications) performance- and scalability-related issues. The panel comprises several well-known Oracle Applications performance experts. Topic areas include Oracle Database; the network; and the applications tier, including patching and upgrade performance.

For complete listing of all speaker sessions and other activities, please visit the OAUG Collaborate Web Site.


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