2016 Conference Agenda

2016 Presentations

Strike That! Securing Data with Oracle Advanced Security & APEX
Scott Spendolini, Sumner Technologies

Application Development / All
There hasn't been a time in history where data security is more prominent and important than it is today. With data breaches occurring almost weekly, organizations are scrambling to make sure that their infrastructures - both on premise and in the cloud - are as secure as they can be. This session will highlight how using features of the Oracle Advanced Security option - particularly Redaction, VPD & encryption - can help developers build secure APEX applications.

Scott Spendolini is a principal at Sumner Technologies, a world-class Oracle services, education & solutions firm. Throughout his professional career, he has assisted a number of clients from various verticals with their Oracle APEX development and training needs. He is a recipient of the Oracle ACE Director designation, author of Expert Oracle Application Express Security and co-author of Pro Oracle Application Express. Scott is also an Oracle Certified Oracle Application Express developer. Prior to reigniting Sumner Technologies in 2015, he was an APEX Practice director at Accenture and Enkitec from June 2012 through April 2015. He holds a dual bachelors degree from Syracuse University in Management Information Systems and Telecommunications Management.

Building Reusable Development Environments with Docker
Harold Dost, Raastech, Inc

Application Development / Intermediate
Docker is a relatively new technology, but it is based on solid underpinnings of the Linux Kernel. It can provision instances in a fraction of the time versus a traditional virtual machine. This makes it a great candidate for development teams to create consistent test benches for their developers. To set up your own disposable Docker environments bring a laptop and make your development a pleasurable experience.

Harold Dost III is a Principal Consultant at Raastech and Oracle ACE Associate with experience architecting and implementing solutions leveraging Oracle Fusion Middleware, mostly revolving around SOA Suite, OSB, BAM, AIA, Java, and more. He is a Certified Oracle SOA Foundation Practitioner and has presented on various topics at conferences such as COLLABORATE, UKOUG, and MOUS.

Move Off Oracle Discoverer? What Are the Options and Challenges?
Bhawan Mathur, EiS Technologies

Business Intelligence/Data Warehousing / All
You are not alone if you are concerned about Oracle's announcement to sunset Discoverer. This presentation will show you some of the options available in the market space to replace your Oracle Discoverer such as OBIEE and SplashBI.

Bhawan Mathur specializes in providing solutions for Oracle Applications users through EiS Technologies, including anything from Business Intelligence reporting needs, upgrades and implementations, consulting services, staffing services, or training/education.

10 Things You May Have Missed in Your AWR Report
Michael Ault, IBM

DBA / All
Tired of looking at AWR reports and seeing nothing but numbers? In this presentation I show you 10 (maybe more) items that you should be zeroing in on to improve the performance of your database.

Mike Ault has worked with Oracle since 1990 and is currently at IBM as a FlashSystems Oracle Consultant. He has written over 24 books about Oracle management, tuning and troubleshooting. Mike has worked in consulting and as house talent as a DBA, instructor and in pre-sales support.

Oracle's Adaptive Optimizer, Finally Learning from Its Mistakes
Janis Griffin, SolarWinds

DBA / All
With each new release of Oracle, the optimizer undergoes changes usually for the better, but sometimes there are unexpected side effects as well. This presentation will explore all of the new optimizer features, adaptive plans/statistics, and the changes to SQL plan management.

Janis Griffin has over 25 years of Oracle DBA experience including design, development and implementation of many critical database applications. Before coming to SolarWinds, she held DBA positions primarily in the Telecom Industry (15 yrs), working with both real-time network routing databases and OLTP business-to-business applications. At SolarWinds, Janis is a database performance evangelist and an Oracle ACE.

Pinpointing Root Cause and Solving Performance Problems Using AWR/Tuning Tools
Roger Cornejo, GlaxoSmithKline

DBA / Novice
This presentation introduces root cause analysis (RCA) methods for getting to the right AWR (Automated Workload Repository) information to solve your specific DB performance issues. The attendee will be equipped with tools and knowledge of how to use this information to assemble a cohesive picture of the performance problems at hand; in addition, the presenter will provide many useful scripts that can be immediately used to help solve Oracle Database performance problems.

Roger Cornejo has over 30 years experience with large/complex Oracle applications (versions 4.1.4 12c). Roger's main focus is on DB performance analysis and tuning, diving deep into AWR tuning data. He is often relied on to produce Oracle Database tuning results across 12c/11g/10g (and occasionally 9i) databases.

Smart Card (PKI) Authentication into the Database
Nicholas Douvres, AEM Corporation

DBA / All
If you are still using passwords for user authentication of an Oracle database, it is time to reevaluate your authentication strategy. PKI Authentication provides a more secure method based on certificates to manage user access and protect data. During this session, we will provide a roadmap for implementing PKI Authentication.

Nicholas Douvres is a certified Red Hat system administrator, currently holding Comptia Linux+, Security +, and CISSP certifications. He began his Information Systems career in 2001 working for AT&T. Nick has deployed thousands of systems for various government and non-government organizations on secure networks and in PCI environments. He currently works for AEM corporation as a Systems Architect in the DoD division implementing Oracle Exadata, systems hardening and providing risk management services.

Next-Generation Data Management
Charlie Garry, Oracle Corporation

DBA / All
Oracle Database 12c and its next-generation multitenant architecture are helping customers on their journey to the cloud (private and public). Join us in this roadmap session to learn what is new and what is coming next from the Oracle Database development team.

Charlie Garry has nearly 30 years of experience in database technology. His focus has been on relational database and infrastructure design, support staffing, licensing/pricing and data management best practices. He is a former Vice President and Service Director for META Group (now Gartner) and Vice President of Infrastructure Strategies for Platinum Technology.

Managing Oracle Licensing and Surviving a License Audit
Greg Mays, B2B Solutions

DBA / All
Oracle Licensing is a key IT infrastructure issue in organizations employing Oracle products. Anyone involved with Oracle technology architecture and implementation needs to understand the basics of Oracle Licensing and pitfalls than can be avoided to ensure their organization is in compliance.

Greg Mays is a specialist in database management and Oracle consulting, with more than 20 years of experience. During his tenure at B2B Solutions he has led many successful IT projects, including performance monitoring/tuning, routine/maintenance reorganizations, SQL tuning, backup/recovery, troubleshooting, security/auditing, training and implementation, software installations and database design. Greg holds a Bachelor of Science, Management Information Systems, from Radford University.

The Best Oracle Database 12c New Features
Rich Niemiec, Rolta
This presentation will look at which 12c new features should be investigated for use. Most of the features covered will be related to the DBA, but there will also be a few outside that realm that focus on the developer. There will be simple examples (such as a quick example using pluggable databases) to show the basic functionality of the new features.

Rich Niemiec has been President of the Oracle Consulting Practice at Rolta Americas LLC since August 2014. He co-founded Rolta TUSC, Inc., a subsidiary of Rolta India Ltd., in 1988 and served as its Member of Executive Board. His experience in data processing ranges from teaching to consulting, with emphasis in database administration, performance tuning, project management and technical education. Rich was one of the first six people around the world to be named by Oracle Corp. as an Oracle Certified Master. He is internationally recognized and respected as a master in database administration and has delivered hundreds of lectures on Oracle to all levels and types of Oracle users.

Workflow Performance Tuning
Karen Brownfield, Infosemantics

Oracle Applications / Intermediate
Workflow is similar to other tools in the application technology toolset in that it needs to be monitored and occasionally tuned. This presentation provides several additional methods to increase the performance of the workflow components.

Karen Brownfield is an Oracle ACE, certified EBS and Fusion Specialist, co-author of several EBS administration books and has presented papers at various user group conferences locally, regionally, and internationally. Karen serves on the Oracle EBS Applications Technology Customer Advisory Board, the UMX SIG board, and the OAUG national board.

Easy EBS R12.2.X and APEX 5.X Integration: You Can Do it Too!
Donald Clarke, Zeus Industrial Products, Inc.

Oracle Applications / All
This presentation will examine the steps in a custom integration of EBS R12.2.X and APEX 5.X, including the simple custom code, mapping of responsibilities used to secure data, and how to provide menu and navigator links to launch APEX reports directly from EBS without requiring a separate log in. Following these steps will give you complete control over every aspect of the integration and provide an easy way to manage future needs.

Donald Clarke is an Oracle EBS and APEX systems developer for Zeus Industrial Products in Orangeburg, South Carolina. He has over 10 years of experience in designing, implementing, supporting, and maintaining web-based applications.

Real Time, Excel-based Subledger Reporting from Oracle EBS
Tom Williams, Excel4apps

Oracle Applications/All
Many Oracle users are struggling with subledger reporting or are seeking a replacement solution for Oracle Discoverer. Reports Wand solutions gives you an Excel front end to real-time E-Business Suite subledger data and it's now available with over 1,000 out-of-the-box reports.

Capacity Planning with AWR: Eliminate the Guesswork
Roger Cornejo, GlaxoSmithKline

System Architecture/Administration / Novice
DBAs, developers, and systems people are often called upon to make capacity decisions without enough information on the system, even though the information can easily be gleaned from AWR data, if you know where to look. In addition, the presenter will provide useful scripts that can be immediately used to help inform capacity planning decision making.

Roger Cornejo has over 30 years experience with large/complex Oracle applications (versions 4.1.4 12c). His main focus is on DB performance analysis and tuning, diving deep into AWR tuning data. He is often relied on to produce Oracle Database tuning results across 12c/11g/10g (and occasionally 9i) databases.

Learn Oracle WebLogic Server 12c Administration
Ahmed Aboulnaga, Raastech, Inc.

System Architecture/Administration / Intermediate
Have you ever used Oracle WebLogic Server? If the answer is no, this presentation is for you. Core WebLogic Server concepts and a live walkthrough of the console covering core administration areas that include managed servers, JMS servers, JMS resources, logs, data sources, application deployments, will be discussed.

Ahmed Aboulnaga is an Oracle ACE whose professional focus is in technical management, architecture, and consulting within the Oracle Fusion Middleware stack. Ahmed has implemented enterprise solutions for commercial and government throughout the years leveraging technologies such as WebLogic Server, SOA Suite, OEM, and more. Ahmed is an OCE and OCA and has presented at OpenWorld, Collaborate, UKOUG, DOAG, GLOC, MOUS, and various Oracle users groups in the past. He is president of the WMOUG.