Monday Sep 10, 2012

E-Business Suite Technology Sessions at OpenWorld 2012


Oracle OpenWorld 2012 is almost here! We're looking forward to updating you on our products, strategy, and roadmaps. 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.

Here's a downloadable listing of all Applications Technology Group-related sessions with times and locations:

General Sessions

GEN8474 - Oracle E-Business Suite - Strategy, Update, and Roadmap
Cliff Godwin, SVP, Oracle

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

In this session, hear Oracle E-Business Suite General Manager Cliff Godwin deliver an update on the Oracle E-Business Suite product line. This session covers the value delivered by the current release of Oracle E-Business Suite, the momentum, and how Oracle E-Business Suite applications integrate into Oracle’s overall applications strategy. You’ll come away with an understanding of the value Oracle E-Business Suite applications deliver now and will deliver in the future.


GEN9173 - Optimize and Extend Oracle Applications - The Path to Oracle Fusion Applications
Nadia Bendjedou, Oracle; Corre Curtice, Bhavish Madurai (CSC)

Tuesday, Oct 2, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM - Moscone West 3002/3004

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 the Oracle Fusion Applications strategy in particular. Come hear about some of the common sense, practical steps you can take 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

CON9024 - Oracle E-Business Suite Technology: Latest Features and Roadmap
Lisa Parekh, Oracle

Monday, Oct 1, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM - Moscone West 2016

This Oracle development session provides a comprehensive 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 the Oracle E-Business Suite technology stack. Come hear about the latest new 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.


CON9021 - Oracle E-Business Suite Future Directions: Deployment and System Administration
Max Arderius, Oracle

Monday, Oct 1, 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM - Moscone West 2016

 What’s coming in the next major version of Oracle E-Business Suite 12? This Oracle Development session covers the latest technology stack, 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 to however long it takes to bounce your database server.


CON9017 - Desktop Integration in Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1
Padmaprabodh Ambale, Gustavo Jimenez, Oracle

Monday, Oct 1, 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM - Moscone West 2016

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.


CON9023 - Oracle E-Business Suite Technology Certification Primer and Roadmap
Steven Chan, Oracle

Tuesday, Oct 2, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM - Moscone West 2016

 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 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.


CON9028 - Minimizing Oracle E-Business Suite Maintenance Downtimes
Santiago Bastidas, Elke Phelps, Oracle

Tuesday, Oct 2, 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM - Moscone West 2016

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.


CON9116 - Extending the Use of Oracle E-Business Suite with the Oracle Endeca Platform
Osama Elkady, Muhannad Obeidat, Oracle

Tuesday, Oct 2, 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM - Moscone West 2018

The Oracle Endeca platform includes a leading unstructured data correlation and analytics engine, together with a best-in class catalog search and guided navigation solution, to improve the productivity of all types of users in your enterprise. This development session focuses on the details behind the Oracle Endeca platform’s integration into Oracle E-Business Suite. It demonstrates how easily you can extend the use of the Oracle Endeca platform into other areas of Oracle E-Business Suite and how you can bring in your own data and build new Oracle Endeca applications for Oracle E-Business Suite.


CON9005 - Oracle E-Business Suite Integration Best Practices
Veshaal Singh, Oracle, Jeffrey Hand, Zebra Technologies

Tuesday, Oct 2, 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM - Moscone West 2018

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 provides a comprehensive set of integration technologies. Learn 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 an understanding of how, when, and where you can leverage Oracle’s integration technologies to connect end-to-end business processes across your enterprise, including your Oracle Applications portfolio. 


CON9026 - Latest Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 User Interface and Usability Enhancements
Padmaprabodh Ambale, Oracle

Tuesday, Oct 2, 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM - Moscone West 2016

This Oracle development session details the latest UI enhancements to Oracle Application Framework in Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1. Developers will get a detailed look at new features to enhance usability, offer more capabilities for personalization and extensions, and support 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, 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.


CON8805 - Planning Your Oracle E-Business Suite Upgrade from 11i to Release 12.1 and Beyond
Anne Carlson, Oracle

Tuesday, Oct 2, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Moscone West 3002/3004

Attend this session to hear the latest Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 upgrade planning tips from Oracle’s support, consulting, development, and IT organizations. You’ll get specific cross-product advice on how to understand the factors that affect your project’s duration, decide on your project’s scope, 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.


CON9053 - Advanced Management of Oracle E-Business Suite with Oracle Enterprise Manager
Angelo Rosado, Oracle

Tuesday, Oct 2, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Moscone West 2016

The task of managing and monitoring Oracle E-Business Suite environments can be very challenging. Oracle Enterprise Manager is the only product on the market that is designed to monitor and manage all the different technologies that constitute Oracle E-Business Suite applications, including end user, midtier, configuration, host, and database management—to name just a few. Customers that have implemented Oracle Enterprise Manager have experienced dramatic improvements in system visibility and diagnostic capability as well as administrator productivity. The purpose of this session is to highlight the key features and benefits of Oracle Enterprise Manager and Oracle Application Management Suite for Oracle E-Business Suite.


CON8809 - Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 Upgrade Best Practices: Technical Insight
Isam Alyousfi, Udayan Parvate, Oracle

Wednesday, Oct 3, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM - Moscone West 3011

This session is ideal for organizations 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.


CON9032 - Upgrading Your Customizations of Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1
Sara Woodhull, Oracle

Wednesday, Oct 3, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM - Moscone West 2016

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? The technical options for upgrading these customizations as part of your Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 upgrade can be bewildering. 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 Release 12.1 environment fits your users’ needs closely and that any future customizations will be easy to upgrade.


CON9259 - Oracle E-Business Suite Internationalization and Multilingual Features
Maher Al-Nubani, Oracle

Wednesday, Oct 3, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM - Moscone West 2018

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 Hijra and Thai, 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, new MLS number spelling options, and more.


CON7188 - Mobile Apps for Oracle E-Business Suite with Oracle ADF Mobile and Oracle SOA Suite
Srikant Subramaniam, Joe Huang, Veshaal Singh, Oracle

Wednesday, Oct 3, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM - Moscone West 3001

Follow your mobile customers, employees, and partners with Oracle Fusion Middleware. See how native iPhone and iPad applications can easily be built for Oracle E-Business Suite with the new Oracle ADF Mobile and Oracle SOA Suite. Using Oracle ADF Mobile, developers can quickly develop native applications for Apple iOS and other mobile platforms. The Oracle SOA Suite/Oracle ADF Mobile combination can execute business transactions on Oracle E-Business Suite. This session includes a demo in which a mobile user approves a business transaction in Oracle E-Business Suite and a demo of the tools used to build a native on-device solution. These concepts for mobile applications also apply to other Oracle applications.


CON9029 - Oracle E-Business Suite Directions: Slashing Downtimes with Online Patching
Kevin Hudson, Oracle

Wednesday, Oct 3, 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM - Moscone West 2016

Oracle E-Business Suite will soon include online patching (based on the Oracle Database 11g Release 2 Edition-Based Redefinition feature), which will reduce your 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 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.


CON8806 - Upgrading to Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1: Technical and Functional Panel
Andrew Katz, Komori America Corporation; Sandra Vucinic, VLAD Group, Inc. ;
Srini Chavali, Cummins Inc.; Amrita Mehrok, Nadia Bendjedou, Anne Carlson Oracle

Wednesday, Oct 3, 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM - Moscone West 2018

In this panel discussion, Oracle experts, customers, and partners share their experiences in upgrading to the latest release of Oracle E-Business Suite, Release 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.


CON9027 - Personalize and Extend Oracle E-Business Suite Applications with Rich Mashups
Gustavo Jimenez, Padmaprabodh Ambale, Oracle

Wednesday, Oct 3, 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM - Moscone West 2016

This session covers the use of several Oracle Fusion Middleware technologies to personalize and extend your existing Oracle E-Business Suite applications. The Oracle Fusion Middleware technologies covered include Oracle Application Development Framework (Oracle ADF), Oracle WebCenter, Oracle Endeca applications, and Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition with Oracle E-Business Suite Oracle Application Framework applications.


CON9036 - Advanced Oracle E-Business Suite Architectures: Maximum Availability, Security, and More
Elke Phelps, Oracle

Wednesday, Oct 3, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM - Moscone West 2016

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 Data Guard, Oracle Real Application Clusters (Oracle RAC), Oracle Active Data Guard, load-balancing Web and forms services, parallel concurrent processing, and the use of Oracle Exalogic and Oracle Exadata to provide a highly available 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.


CON9047 - Efficiently Scaling Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Exadata and Oracle Exalogic
Isam Alyousfi, Nishit Rao, Oracle

Wednesday, Oct 3, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Moscone West 2016

Oracle Exadata and Oracle Exalogic are designed from the ground up with optimizations in software and hardware to deliver superfast performance for mission-critical applications such as Oracle E-Business Suite. Oracle E-Business Suite applications run three to eight times as fast on the Oracle Exadata/Oracle Exalogic platform in standard benchmark tests. Besides performance, customers benefit from simplified support, enhanced manageability, and the ability to consolidate multiple Oracle E-Business Suite instances. Attend this session to understand best practices for Oracle E-Business Suite deployment on Oracle Exalogic and Oracle Exadata through customer case studies. Learn how adopting the Exa* platform increases efficiency, simplifies scaling, and boosts performance for peak loads.


CON8716 - Web Services and SOA Integration Options for Oracle E-Business Suite
Rekha Ayothi, Veshaal Singh, Oracle

Thursday, Oct 4, 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM - Moscone West 2016

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.


CON9030 - Recommendations for Oracle E-Business Suite Performance Tuning
Isam Alyousfi, Samer Barakat, Oracle

Thursday, Oct 4, 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM - Moscone West 2018

Need to squeeze more performance out of your existing servers? 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 learn concrete tips and techniques for identifying and resolving performance bottlenecks on all layers, with special attention to application- and database-tier servers. Learn about tuning Oracle Forms, Oracle Concurrent Manager, Apache, and Oracle Discoverer. Track down memory leaks and other issues at the Java and JVM layers. The session also covers Oracle E-Business Suite product-level tuning, including Oracle Workflow, Oracle Order Management, Oracle Payroll, and other modules.


CON3429 - Using Oracle ADF with Oracle E-Business Suite: The Full Integration View
Siva Puthurkattil, Lake County; Juan Camilo Ruiz, Sara Woodhull, Oracle

Thursday, Oct 4, 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM - Moscone West 3003

Oracle E-Business Suite delivers functionality for handling the core business of your organization. However, user requirements and new technologies are driving an emerging need to implement new types of user interfaces for these applications. This session provides an overview of how to use Oracle Application Development Framework (Oracle ADF) to deliver cutting-edge Web 2.0 and mobile rich user interfaces that front existing Oracle E-Business Suite processes, and it also explores all the existing types of integration between the two worlds.


CON9020 - Integrating Oracle E-Business Suite with Oracle Identity Management Solutions
Sunil Ghosh, Elke Phelps, Oracle

Thursday, Oct 4, 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM - Moscone West 2016

Need to integrate Oracle E-Business Suite with Microsoft Windows Kerberos, Active Directory, CA Netegrity SiteMinder, or other third-party authentication systems? Want to understand your options when Oracle Premier Support for Oracle Single Sign-On ends in December 2011? This Oracle Development session covers the latest certified integrations with Oracle Access Manager 11g and Oracle Internet Directory 11g, which can be used individually or as bridges for integrating with third-party authentication solutions. The session presents an architectural overview of how Oracle Access Manager, its WebGate and AccessGate components, and Oracle Internet Directory work together, with implications for Oracle Discoverer, Oracle Portal, and other Oracle Fusion identity management products.


CON9019 - Troubleshooting, Diagnosing, and Optimizing Oracle E-Business Suite Technology
Gustavo Jimenez, Oracle

Thursday, Oct 4, 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM - Moscone West 2016

This session covers how you can proactively diagnose Oracle E-Business Suite applications, including extensions built with Oracle Fusion Middleware technologies such as Oracle Application Development Framework (Oracle ADF) and Oracle WebCenter to catch potential issues in the middle tier before they become more serious. Topics include debugging, logging infrastructure, warning signs, performance tuning, information required when logging service requests, general JVM optimization, and an overall picture of all the moving parts that make it possible for Oracle E-Business Suite to isolate and fix problems. Also learn how Oracle Diagnostics Framework will help prevent downtime caused by failures.


CON9031 - The Top 10 Things You Can Do to Secure Your Oracle E-Business Suite Instance
Eric Bing, Erik Graversen, Oracle

Thursday, Oct 4, 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM - Moscone West 2018

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.

Special Interest Groups (SIG)

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

SIG10525 - OAUG - Archive & Purge SIG
Brian Bent - Pre-Sales Engineer, TierData, Inc.

Sunday, Sep 30, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Moscone West 3011

The Archive and Purge SIG is an organization in which users can share their experiences and solicit functional and technical advice on archiving and purging data in Oracle E-Business Suite. This session provides an opportunity for users to network and share best practices, tips, and tricks.

Guest:
  • Oracle E-Business Suite Database Performance, Archive & Purging - Q&A Session
    Isam Alyousfi, Senior Director, Applications Performance, Oracle


SIG10547 - OAUG - Oracle E-Business (EBS) Applications Technology SIG
Srini Chavali - IT Director, Cummins Inc

Sunday, Sep 30, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Moscone West 3018

The general purpose of the EBS Applications Technology SIG is to inform and educate its members about current and future components of the tech stack as they relate to Oracle E-Business Suite. Attend this meeting for networking and education and to share best practices.

Guest:

  • Oracle E-Business Suite Technology Certification Roadmap - Presentation and Q&A
    Steven Chan, Sr. Director, Applications Technology Group, Oracle

SIG10559 - OAUG - User Management SIG
Susan Behn - VP of Oracle Delivery, Infosemantics, Inc.

Sunday, Sep 30, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Moscone West 3024

The E-Business Suite User Management SIG focuses on the components of user management that enable Oracle E-Business Suite users to define administrative functions and manage users’ access to functions and data based on roles within an organization—rather than the user’s individual identity—which is referred to as role-based access control (RBAC). This meeting includes an introduction to Oracle User Management that covers the Oracle User Management building blocks and presents an example of creating a security policy.

Guest:
  • Security and User Management - Q&A Session
    Eric Bing, Sr. Director, EBS Security, Oracle
    Sara Woodhull, Principal Product Manager, Applications Technology Group, Oracle


SIG10515 - OAUG – Upgrade SIG
Barbara Matthews - Consultant, On Call DBA
Sandra Vucinic, VLAD Group, Inc.

Sunday, Sep 30, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Moscone West 3009

This Upgrade SIG session starts with a business meeting and then features a Q&A panel discussion on Oracle E-Business Suite upgrade topics. The session
• Reviews Upgrade SIG goals and objectives
• Provides answers, during the Q&A session, to questions related to Oracle E-Business Suite upgrades
• Shares “real world” experiences, tips, and techniques for Oracle E-Business Suite upgrades to Release 12.1.

Guest:

  • Oracle E-Business Suite Upgrade - Q&A Session
    Anne Carlson - Sr. Director, Oracle E-Business Suite Product Strategy, Oracle
    Udayan Parvate - Director, EBS Release Engineering, Oracle
    Suzana Ferrari, Sr. Principal Consultant, Oracle
    Isam Alyousfi, Sr. Director, Applications Performance, Oracle


SIG10552 - OAUG - Oracle E-Business Suite SIG
Donna Rosentrater - Manager, Global Sourcing & Procurement Systems, TJX

Sunday, Sep 30, 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM - Moscone West 3020

The E-Business Suite SIG, affiliated with OAUG, supports Oracle E-Business Suite users through networking, education, and sharing of best practices. This SIG meeting will feature a general discussion of Oracle E-Business Suite product strategies in Release 12 and migration to Oracle Fusion Applications.

Guest:

  • Oracle E-Business Suite - Q&A Session
    Jeanne Lowell, Vice President, EBS Product Strategy, Oracle
    Nadia Bendjedou, Sr. Director, Product Strategy, Oracle


SIG10556 - OAUG - SysAdmin SIG
Randy Giefer - Sr Systems and Security Architect, Solution Beacon, LLC

Sunday, Sep 30, 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM - Moscone West 3022

The SysAdmin SIG provides a forum in which OAUG members and participants can share updates, tips, and successful practices relating to system administration in an Oracle applications environment. The SysAdmin SIG strives to enable system administrators to become more effective and efficient in their jobs by providing them with access to people and information that can increase their system administration knowledge and experience. Attend this meeting to network, share best practices, and benefit from educational content.

Guest:

  • Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 Online Patching- Presentation and Q&A
    Kevin Hudson, Sr. Director, Applications Technology Group, Oracle


SIG10553 - OAUG - Database SIG
Michael Brown - Senior DBA, COLIBRI LTD LC

Sunday, Sep 30, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM - Moscone West 3020

The OAUG Database SIG provides an opportunity for applications database administrators to learn from and share their experiences with supporting the various Oracle applications environments. This session will include a brief business meeting followed by a short presentation. It will end with an open discussion among the attendees about items of interest to those present.

Guest:

  • Oracle E-Business Suite Database Performance - Presentation and Q&A
    Isam Alyousfi, Sr. Director, Applications Performance, Oracle

Meet the Experts

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

MTE9648 - Meet the Experts for Oracle E-Business Suite: Planning Your Upgrade

  • Jeanne Lowell - VP, EBS Product Strategy, Oracle
  • John Abraham - Sr. Principal Product Manager, Oracle
  • Nadia Bendjedou - Sr. Director - Product Strategy, Oracle
  • Anne Carlson - Sr. Director, Applications Technology Group, Oracle
  • Udayan Parvate - Director, EBS Release Engineering, Oracle
  • Isam Alyousfi, Sr. Director, Applications Performance, Oracle

Monday, Oct 1, 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM - Moscone West 2001A

Don’t miss this Oracle Applications Meet the Experts session with experts who specialize in Oracle E-Business Suite upgrade best practices. This is the place where attendees can have informal and semistructured but open one-on-one discussions with Strategy and Development regarding 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, so make sure you register.


MTE9649 - Meet the Oracle E-Business Suite Tools and Technology Experts

  • Lisa Parekh - Vice President, Technology Integration, Oracle
  • Steven Chan - Sr. Director, Oracle
  • Elke Phelps - Sr. Principal Product Manager, Applications Technology Group, Oracle
  • Max Arderius - Manager, Applications Technology Group, Oracle

Tuesday, Oct 2, 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM - Moscone West 2001A

Don’t miss this Oracle Applications Meet the Experts session with experts who specialize in Oracle E-Business Suite technology. This is the place where attendees can have informal and semistructured but open one-on-one discussions with Strategy and Development regarding 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, so make sure you register.

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:

  • Advanced Architecture and Technology Stack for Oracle E-Business Suite (W-067)
  • New User Productivity Capabilities in Oracle E-Business Suite (W-065)
  • End-to-End Management of Oracle E-Business Suite (W-063)
  • Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 Technical Upgrade Best Practices (W-066)
  • SOA-Based Integration for Oracle E-Business Suite (W-064)


Tuesday Oct 18, 2011

OpenWorld 2011 Presentations Available for Download

All OpenWorld 2011 presentations are now available for download from the OpenWorld Content Catalog.  These presentations were restricted in previous years to OpenWorld attendees.  They're available to everyone this year!

OpenWorld 2011 Content Catalog screenshot

I'll be highlighting specific sessions from the Applications Technology Group over the next few weeks on this blog, especially those that answer some of your detailed technical questions about our upcoming E-Business Suite 12.2 release.  Until then, you can browse this list of all of the sessions presented by our Applications Technology Group development team:


Tuesday Sep 06, 2011

E-Business Suite Technology-Related Sessions at OpenWorld 2011

[Oct. 27, 2011 Update:  PDFs for all of these sessions are now available from the OpenWorld Content Catalog.  These presentations are free and available without an OpenWorld registration.]

[Sept. 26, 2011 Update:  For a complete listing of all ATG-related sessions with times and locations, see this Focus on Applications Tools and Technology - E-Business Suite document (PDF)]

OpenWorld 2011 SF logoOpenWorld is fast approaching.  It's going to be a very busy conference for us.  We have 25 sessions, three Hands-On Labs, two Meet the Experts round-table discussions, and five demoground booths planned just for E-Business Suite Applications Technology Group content.

We'd love to meet you at the conference -- please drop by any of our following sessions to hear the latest news and connect with senior Applications Technology Group (ATG) development staff:

Oracle E-Business Suite Technology Vision, Roadmap & Customer Successes
Lisa Parekh, Vice President, Applications Technology Group
Session 17248 -- will be presented twice

This Oracle development session will provide a comprehensive overview of Oracle’s product strategy for Oracle E-Business Suite technology, the capabilities and associated business benefits of recent releases, as well as a review of capabilities on the product roadmap. This is the cornerstone session for the Oracle E-Business Suite technology stack. Come hear about the latest new usability enhancements to the user interface, 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.


Oracle E-Business Suite Technology Certification Primer and Roadmap
Prasad Akkiraju, Group Manager & Steven Chan, Senior Director
Session 17249 -- will also be presented in abbreviated form during the EBS Technology Stack Special Interest Group session on Sunday

Is your Oracle E-Business Suite technology stack up-to-date? Are you taking advantage of all of the latest options and capabilities? This Oracle development session summarizes the latest certifications and roadmap for the Oracle E-Business Suite technology stack, including database releases & options, Java, Forms, OC4J, desktop operating systems, browsers, JRE releases, Office and OpenOffice, development and web authoring tools, user authentication and management, business intelligence, Application Management Pack, Application Change Management Pack, security options, clouds, Oracle VM, and virtualization.  This session will also cover the most-commonly asked questions about techstack component support dates and upgrade implications.


Coexistence of Oracle E-Business Suite and Fusion Applications: Technical Dive
Nadia Bendjedou, Senior Director
Session 16541

Join us at this session if you are wondering which tools to customize & extend your Oracle E-Business Suite functionality (OAF, Forms, ADF, WebCentre etc...). Or which tools to integrate your data and your processes. Or 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 when ready for it.


Oracle E-Business Suite Directions: Deployment and System Administration
Max Arderius, Manager & Ivo Dujmovic, Director
Session 17243

What's coming in the next major version of Oracle E-Business Suite 12? This Oracle Development session will cover the latest technology stack, including the use of Oracle Web Logic Server (Fusion Middleware 11g) and Oracle Database 11.2. Topics will 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 about how Online Patching (based upon the 11gR2 Edition-Based Redefinition database feature) will reduce your database patching downtimes to the time it takes to bounce your database server.


Oracle E-Business Suite Directions: Slashing Downtimes with Online Patching
Kevin Hudson, Senior Director
Session 17255

Oracle E-Business Suite will soon include Online Patching (based upon the 11gR2 Edition-Based Redefinition database feature) which will reduce your database patching downtimes to the time it takes to bounce your database server. This Oracle Development session will discuss how Online Patching works in detail, with special attention to what's happening at a database object level when database patches are applied to an E-Business Suite environment that's still running. Come learn about the operational and system management implications for minimizing maintenance downtimes when applying database patches using this new technology, and the related impact on customizations that you might have built on top of Oracle E-Business Suite.


Minimizing Oracle E-Business Suite Maintenance Downtimes
Ivo Dujmovic, Director &  Kevin Hudson, Senior Director
Session 17240

This Oracle Development session features a survey of the best techniques that sysadmins can use to minimize patching downtimes. This session starts with an architectural level review of E-Business Suite fundamentals then moves to a practical view of the different tools and approaches for downtimes. Topics will include patching shortcuts, merging patches, distributing worker processes across multiple servers, running ADPatch in non-interactive mode, staged APPL_TOPs, shared file systems, deferring system-wide database tasks, avoiding resource bottlenecks, and more. As an added bonus: come hear about the upcoming EBS 12 Online Patching capabilities based on the groundbreaking 11gR2 Edition-Based Redefinition database feature.


Latest Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 User Interface and Usability Enhancements
Padmaprabodh Ambale, Group Manager & Gustavo Jimenez, Senior Development Manager
Session 17251

This Oracle Development session offers a detailed review of the latest user interface (UI) enhancements to OA Framework in Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1. 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 will include new rich UI capabilities such as new Home Page features, Navigator & Favorites pull-down menus, REST interface, embedded widgets for analytics content, ADF task flows, and third-party widgets, look-ahead List of Values, inline attachments, popups, personalization and extensibility enhancements, business layer extensions, ADF integration, mobile devices, and more.


Planning Your Oracle E-Business Suite Upgrade from Release 11i to 12.1 and Beyond
Anne Carlson, Senior Director
Session 12281 -- will be presented twice

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. You'll 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.


Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 Upgrade Best Practices - Technical Insight
Lester Gutierrez, Senior Architect & Udayan Parvate, Director
Session 18661

This session is ideal for organizations that are thinking about upgrading to Oracle E-Business Suite Release 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 of the set of best practices for patching in general and executing the Release 12.1 technical upgrade, with special considerations to minimize your downtime. Learn about tips on monitoring the upgrade and about managing runtime performance and testing after your upgrade.


Upgrading Your Customizations to Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1
Sara Woodhull, Principal Product Manager
Session 17250 -- this session was standing-room only last year; preregistration is essential

Have you personalized Oracle Forms or OA Framework screens in the Oracle E-Business Suite? Have you used mod_plsql in Release 11i? Have you extended or customized your Release 11i environment using other tools? The technical options for upgrading these customizations as part of your Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 upgrade can be bewildering. Come to this Oracle Development session to learn about selecting the best upgrade approach for your existing customizations. In addition, this session will help you understand customization scenarios, use cases, tools, and technologies for ensuring that your Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 environment fits your users’ needs closely and that any future customizations will be easy to upgrade.


Best Practices for Oracle E-Business Suite Performance Tuning
Deepak Bhatnagar, Senior Manager & Lester Gutierrez, Senior Architect
Session 17244 -- This is Part 1 of 2 related sessions

Need to squeeze more performance out of your existing servers? This packed Oracle Development session summarizes practical tips and lessons learned from performance-tuning and benchmarking the world's largest E-Business Suite environments. Apps sysadmins will learn concrete tips and techniques for identifying and resolving performance bottlenecks on all layers, with special attention to application and database tier servers. Learn about tuning Forms, Concurrent Manager, Apache, and Discoverer. Track down memory leaks and other issues at the Java and JVM layers. This session will also cover E-Business Suite product level-tuning including Oracle Workflow, Order Management, Payroll, and other modules.


Advanced Performance Tips for Oracle E-Business Suite: RAC, Advanced Compression
Deepak Bhatnagar, Senior Manager & Lester Gutierrez, Senior Architect
Session 17245 -- This is Part 2 of 2 related sessions

This Oracle Development session complements the Performance Tuning Best Practices session, with a special focusses on advanced tuning topics for Oracle E-Business Suite database servers, including Real Application Clusters, Advanced Compression, database partitioning, and other options. Get the inside track on optimal init.ora database parameter settings, including configurations for very large and high-performance E-Business Suite databases.


Securing Sensitive Data in Oracle E-Business Suite
Robert Armstrong, Product Strategy Security Architect & Eric Bing, Senior Director
Session 17246

Learn how Oracle tools and technologies can be used as part of a comprehensive enterprise security solution to protect your sensitive data. In this Oracle Development session for system administrators and security professionals, we'll be building on previous OpenWorld talks to focus on how to build in Separation of Duties for system administrators, identifying sensitive Oracle E-Business Suite pages and who has access to them, and the use of masking and auditing in protecting this data.  


Oracle E-Business Suite Secure Configuration
Eric Bing, Senior Director & Erik Graversen, Senior Principal Software Engineer
Session 17256

The Oracle E-Business Suite Security group has published a revised Secure Configuration Guide for Release 11i and 12.  This Oracle Development session will cover the latest recommendations and guidance for securing your network and operating systems, securing your Oracle E-Business Suite instance within your intranet, securing your instance for exposure to the Internet, and configuring your environment for Separation of Duties at the system administrator level.


Advanced E-Business Suite Architectures: Maximum Availability, Security and more
Elke Phelps, Senior Principal Product Manager & Sriram Veeraraghavan, Senior Principal Software Engineer
Session 17258

This Oracle Development session profiles options for reducing your Oracle E-Business Suite environments' Total Cost of Ownership using the latest new architectures and systems administration and configuration tools. This session is intended to help architects and sysadmins understand the latest advanced architectural options, including the use of Oracle database high-availability features and functions such as Real Application Clusters, ASM, and Active Data Guard, along with clouds, virtualization, Oracle VM, high-availability and load-balancing architectures, WebLogic Server, and more. This session will also cover the latest updates to systems management tools like AutoConfig, and may also include sneak previews of upcoming functionality.


Virtualization and Cloud Deployment Options for Oracle E-Business Suite
Ivo Dujmovic, Director
Session 17241

Struggling with the overhead of building testbed environments? Running out of disk space? This session from Oracle Development will highlight options for using prebuilt R12 application tier and database tier Oracle VM templates to create new environments quickly and easily. Topics will include using Oracle VM to offer transparent failover between Oracle E-Business Suite application tier servers, something not possible with non-virtualized physical servers, and tips for wiring together virtualized servers using our Virtualization Kit. This session will also cover elastic utility computing and the EBS roadmap for cloud computing.


Managing Your Oracle E-Business Suite with Oracle Enterprise Manager
Srikrishna Bandi, Group Manager & Angelo Rosado, Principal Product Manager
Session 12421

Are you looking for ways to cut down the costs of managing your Oracle E-Business Suite applications from Oracle? Are you interested in learning about the best practices for improving the performance and availability of your Oracle E-Business Suite environment? Wondering how you can diagnose performance problems and monitor the Oracle E-Business Suite environment from a single console, by using Oracle Enterprise Manager? 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.


Automating Patching via Application Management Suite for Oracle E-Business Suite
Srikrishna Bandi, Group Manager & Angelo Rosado, Principal Product Manager
Session 17242

How do you automate patch installations across multiple servers? Want to package and deploy your customizations? What's the best way of transferring functional setup options between instances? This Oracle Development session profiles the latest features in the Applications Change Management pack plug-in for Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g. Learn how to use this plug-in to streamline and automate patch installations between development and production servers, package your own customizations into patches that can be applied by AD Patch, create an automated approval workflow for tracking and auditing environment changes, and extract, package, and deploy functional configuration setups between multiple instances.


Personalize, Customize and Extend Oracle E-Business Suite User Interface
Padmaprabodh Ambale, Group Manager & Gustavo Jimenez, Senior Development Manager
Session 17253

Options for personalizing, extending, and customizing Oracle E-Business Suite abound. Confused about how Forms Personalization, OA Framework Personalizations, mod_plsql, Applications Express(formerly HTMLdb) and other tools can be used to tailor Oracle E-Business Suite to your business requirements? This Oracle development session reviews the different technologies and approaches, considers scenarios and use cases, and provides a decision-making framework for selecting the best technical approach for your customization requirements. This session may also give a sneak preview of some of upcoming customization technologies, such as standalone ADF application integration, ADF pages on OA Framework home pages, session management, and more.


Desktop Integration in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1: Beyond Client ADI
Padmaprabodh Ambale, Group Manager & Gustavo Jimenez, Senior Development Manager
Session 17252

Need to work with Oracle E-Business Suite data in desktop applications or Microsoft Office? Client ADI isn't available in Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1. What do you use now? This Oracle Development session describes the new expanded functionality available in WebADI, Report Manager, and dedicated integrators. You have MORE options for desktop integration now, not less. Topics will include an overview of prepackaged solutions for integrating Oracle E-Business Suite applications with applications such as Microsoft Excel, Word, and Projects. This session will also discuss how you can use the latest Desktop Integration Framework for the Web ADI to create your own integrators quickly and easily.


Extending Oracle E-Business Suite with Oracle ADF and Oracle SOA Suite
Veshaal Singh, Senior Director & Rajesh Ghosh, Group Manager
Session 12382

Oracle Applications Development Framework (Oracle ADF) is a rich UI framework that simplifies development by offering out-of-the-box components and services visually assembled with drag-and-drop tools in Oracle JDeveloper. Oracle ADF-based UIs run on browsers, desktops, and mobile devices such as smartphones and complement Oracle Application Framework's traditional UI abilities. This session covers how Oracle ADF can be used with Oracle E-Business Suite applications for a rich, dynamic user experience. Oracle SOA Suite offers a platform to integrate Oracle and third-party applications. Oracle ADF and Oracle SOA Suite let you create dynamic Web-based solutions that execute complex business processes on Oracle E-Business Suite applications.


Web Services and SOA Integration Options for Oracle E-Business Suite
Rajesh Ghosh, Group Manager & Abhishek Verma, Manager
Session 17247

This Oracle Development session provides a deep dive into a subset of the Web services and SOA-related integration options available to E-Business Suite system integrators. This developer-oriented session offers a technical look at Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway, Oracle SOA Suite, Oracle Application Adapters 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.


Application Integration Strategies for Oracle E-Business Suite
Veshaal Singh, Senior Director
Session 12749

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 provides a breadth of standardized integration technologies such as ADF, WebCenter Suite, Data Integrator, Golden Gate, SOA Suite and Application Integration Architecture (AIA). These technologies can be used to address various application integration challenges. In this session you will get a better understanding of how you can leverage Oracle’s integration technologies to connect end to end business processes across your enterprise Applications portfolio.


Integrating Oracle E-Business Suite with Oracle Identity Management Solutions
Sunil Ghosh, Group Manager & Keith Swartz, Software Architect
Session 17257

Need to integrate the E-Business Suite with Microsoft Windows Kerberos, Active Directory, CA Netegrity SiteMinder, or other third-party authentication systems? Want to understand your options when Premier Support for Oracle Single Sign-On ends in December 2011? This Oracle Development session will discuss the latest certified integrations with Oracle Access Manager 11g and Oracle Internet Directory 11g, which can be used on their own or as bridges for integrating with other third-party authentication solutions. Come get an architectural overview of how WebGate, AccessGate, Oracle Access Manager, and Oracle Internet Directory work together, with implications for Discoverer, Portal, and other Fusion Middleware Identity Management products.


Oracle E-Business Suite Internationalization and Multilingual Features
Maher Al-Nubani, Director
Session 17254

The Oracle E-Business Suite supports more countries, languages, and regions than ever before. 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 Hijira & Thai, new group separators, lightweight multilingual support (MLS) setup, new character sets such as AL32UTF, newly-supported languages, Mac certifications, iSetup support for moving MLS setups, new file export options for Unicode, new MLS number spelling options, and more.


EBS ATG Hands-On Labs

You can get your hands on some of our latest technologies and try them for yourself.  Space is very limited; preregistration is highly recommended.

Here are this year's ATG Hands-On Labs:

New User Interface Features & Options for Tailoring Oracle E-Business Suite
Sunil Ghosh, Gustavo Jimenez, Ranjit Natarajan, Sara Woodhull
Session 21405

Learn how to enable the latest user interface (UI) enhancements to Oracle Application Framework in Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1. This hands-on lab shows how to enable rich new UI capabilities such as new home page features, Navigator and Favorites menus, embedded widgets for analytics content, look-ahead lists of values, inline attachments, pop-ups, personalization and extensibility enhancements, and much more.


Desktop Integration in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12: Beyond Client ADI
Padmaprabodh Ambale, Gustavo Jimenez, Ranjit Natarajan
Session 21404

Need to work with Oracle E-Business Suite data in desktop applications or Microsoft Office? The desktop client-based version of ADI isn't available in Oracle E-Business Suite 12. What do you use now? This lab will give participants the opportunity to try the new expanded functionality available in WebADI, Report Manager, and dedicated integrators. You have MORE options for desktop integration now, not less. Topics will include an overview of prepackaged solutions for integrating Oracle E-Business Suite applications with applications such as Microsoft Excel, Word, and Projects. This session will also discuss using the new wizard-based Desktop Integration Framework to create custom integrators to download, validate, upload data from Excel to Oracle E-Business Suite.


Using Oracle Application Management Suite for Oracle E-Business Suite
Max Arderius, Srikrishna Bandi, Angelo Rosado
Session 21400

Learn how to manage your customizations and functional setups with Application Management Suite for Oracle E-Business Suite. This hands-on lab details the packaging and deployment of customizations such as an Oracle standard patch, all from a single use interface. It also covers migration of functional setup changes from a single instance to multiple Oracle E-Business Suite instances. In addition this hands-on lab focuses on the centralized performance monitoring dashboard that monitors the health of your entire Oracle E-Business Suite deployment.


Participate in round-table discussions with us

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

ATG Meet the Experts: Upgrading to EBS 12
Nadia Bendjedou, Anne Carlson, Lester Gutierrez, Udayan Parvate
Tuesday, Oct. 4, 1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
Moscone West, Lobby Level 2

ATG Meet the Experts: ATG Tools, Technology, and Advanced Configs
Prasad Akkiraju, Max Arderius, Steven Chan, Elke Phelps
Tuesday, Oct. 4, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Moscone West, Lobby Level 2

Visit our ATG booths on the demogrounds

We have five demopods in the exhibition demogrounds this year, where you can try ATG technologies firsthand and get your questions answered:

  • Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 Technical Upgrade Best Practices (Booth 5800)
  • Advanced Architectures and Technology Stack  for Oracle E-Business Suite (Booth 7240)
  • SOA-based Integration for Oracle E-Business Suite (Booth 7241)
  • End-to-End Management of Oracle E-Business Suite (Booth 7260)
  • Rich User Interface in Oracle Application Framework (Booth 7261)

Private Meetings with ATG Development Staff

All of the staff above, including me, also have a couple of slots for private meetings.  If you have sensitive topics that cannot be covered via any of the options above, please drop me an email.  I can help put you in touch with the best person to discuss your question at the conference.

Our schedules are very tight this year, and we only have very-limited slots for private discussions.  If you need a personal consultation, contact us now.

See you there!


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