Monday, November 4

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Registration Open

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Vendors Open

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM - KEYNOTE

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Can You Bet the Business on THIS BI Presentation?
Jim Raper, Independent
Abstracted from the author’s two DW/BI books, this presentation highlights measuring, cataloging, and reporting desperate data point validity that, when extracted, form the warp and weave of your executive presentations. This presentation includes logical and physical models, example SQL DDL, and visualization of results drawn from a Star Schema. Outlined is a simple methodology to justify, implement and visualize source and actual data lifecycle validity measuring and reporting. Attendees will walk away with a methodology, a finite set of value scales, a logical data model, and sample SQL code for Data Vault and Star Schema Data Mart.

Converse With Diverse Enterprise Data Sources Through Natural Language Without Having
Specialized Skills to Retrieve Accurate and Rapid Information, Mitigating Hallucinations
Manish Kakade, Oracle

E-Business Suite WebLogic Server Performance Monitoring + Tuning: Cloud and On-Premise
Michael Barone, OATC Inc.
Please join us. We will learn and discuss Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 Weblogic Server (seeded) monitoring tools, Weblogic Server (seeded) utilities
and Weblogic Server (Oracle recommended) performance tuning. Additionally, We will be sharing information regarding Oracle Support Notes that will help
monitor and performance-tune and benchmark and track your E-Business Suite Weblogic Server.

Oracle APEX With AI: Building Next-Gen Low Code and AI-Powered Apps
Jayson Hanes, Oracle
In this session we'll introduce Oracle APEX and build a next-gen app that uses AI Services (Gen AI) with Low-code in minutes!
What is APEX and why should organizations be leveraging it and Oracle Database to develop their custom apps? This session will be a solid primer with a demonstration of how to build an AI-Powered App with Low-code. Using an OCI web service we’ll create a REST data source in APEX. Based on our use case, our UI will guide a user to assemble different prompts that result in a UX that surfaces the power of Generative AI. Users will be able to submit natural language questions and receive an answer and even create a near-complete submission letter that initiates a workflow.

Query Apache Kafka Streams From Oracle Database Using SQL
Melliyal Annamalai, Oracle
Apache Kafka helps developers work with real-time streaming data such as device feeds, clickstream data, messaging, and more. Oracle SQL access to Kafka gives SQL developers a simple and powerful way to query Kafka streams with SQL and integrate that data with relational tables. Oracle Database 23ai introduces the DBMS_KAFKA package of Oracle SQL Access to Kafka, a native package to query, load and analyze Kafka streams with the power of Oracle SQL. This session is a how-to on using Oracle SQL to query Kafka streams (without persisting the data in the database), join Kafka streams with database tables, or load Kafka streams into the database. We will use familiar tools like SQL Developer to show how easy it is for database developers to work with Kafka streams.

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

ERP Implementations: Don't Hope for the Best and Plan for the Worst! Plan the work, and work the plan.
Thomas Simkiss, Creoal
ERP Implementations are complex. They involve business, digital, and process transformation. Good communication between and among teams, focus, determination, and a unified vision to achieve desired results. So many companies and firms enter into implementations with the best of intentions, resources, and hopes, yet so many implementations are struggles and often fall short of expectations. This session will focus on some very basic, but very key things that you can do as an implementor and a customer, to keep your project on track, or get it back on track if thigs have gone awry.

GenAI Primer for DBAs and Developers
Roger Cornejo, Accenture Enkitec Group
Transform your career and realize new potential for your organizations through GenAI. This is a jet tour/primer into Oracle's GenAI capabilities, offering insights into key concepts, tools, and use cases. Gain an understanding of LLMs, Prompt Engineering, Retrieval Augmented Generation, and the role of Agents in AI systems.
See real-world use cases and learn best practices for implementation and how to avoid common pitfalls. Whether you're a tech or management professional new to AI,
this session will equip you with the knowledge and confidence to leverage Oracle's GenAI offerings effectively. Don't miss this opportunity to transform your approach to AI and drive innovation in your organization.

GUI vs Command Line?
Jeff Smith, Oracle
The winner here is you! Learn how to get the best out of your query and development environment.
And if you're team CLI, find you what the VS Code and GUi folks are raving about or vice versa!

How to Build a Home Lab!
Erik Benner, Mythics
Learning new technologies takes two things; a time and a place to learn. This session will walk you through how to plan and build a home lab where you can learn and explore technology without the expense of a cloud environment. I will show you how I source my gear, as well as ideas to start with a small environment, a medium-sized environment and then my current lab that has multiple storage arrays, complex networking and full clusters of virtualized systems. I will cover the networking, the power, and, yes, also how to extend the home lab into the cloud.

How You Can Architect a Multicloud Solution With OCI
Rene Antunez, Eclipsys
As organizations continue to embrace multicloud, it has become the new standard due to its numerous advantages. Consequently, IT professionals must acquire the necessary skills and expertise to manage and implement multicloud environments effectively. The use of multicloud solutions empowers organizations to circumvent vendor lock-in and enjoy the flexibility of selecting the best services from a variety of cloud providers. This presentation will give you insight on how a multicloud solution is architected utilizing Oracle services.

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Network with Aces Lunch

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

A Quickstart Guide to Oracle Visual Builder and Redwood
Peter Koletzke, Independent
You may have already heard about Visual Builder (VB) — Oracle's low-code, user interface, cloud development tool— and how, although it is a layer that generates JavaScript code, you do not have to be a JavaScript expert to create enterprise solutions for your organization. However, although you are familiar with other Oracle user interface development tools like APEX, JET, ADF, or Forms, you are wary of a steep learning curve. You might also be unsure about what type of developer is right for VB work. This presentation demystifies these doubts. It starts by explaining where Visual Builder fits in the Oracle tools offerings as well as what kind of licenses you need to develop and run code that you create. Then it shows the Visual Builder development tasks and features used to create an application so you can get a taste for the environment. Visual Builder is closely tied to Oracle Redwood, the design paradigm Oracle uses to create their Fusion/Cloud applications. Redwood principles are highly evolved and well documented, so you can use them to guide your application designs regardless of whether the apps are part of the Fusion/Cloud applications or are standalone apps. This session explains Redwood fundamentals and how to get the most out of Redwood's rich set of application design guidelines both inside and outside of Visual Builder.

AI Vector Search Indexes: Unlocking the Power of Vector Data
Bobby Curtis, RheoData
Oracle Database 23ai introduces AI Vector Search Indexes, a groundbreaking feature that transforms how vector data is searched and analyzed. With the ability to index and search high-dimensional vector data, organizations can now unlock valuable insights and enhance decision-making processes. AI Vector Search Indexes are designed to handle complex data types, such as word embeddings, image features, and document vectors, enabling advanced similarity searches and semantic queries.

1. Introduction to AI Vector Search:
Provide an overview of AI Vector Search Indexes and their unique capabilities for handling vector data.

2. Managing Vector Indexes:
Discuss the creation, management, and optimization of AI Vector Search Indexes, supporting various data types such as text, image, and documents.

3. Technical Insights:
Offer a technical deep dive into the inner workings of AI Vector Search Indexes, including data ingestion and vector transformation processes.

4. Performance Optimization:
Share best practices and performance tuning techniques to build efficient and scalable vector search solutions, ensuring fast and accurate query processing.

Cloud and EBS End Users Empowered: Configure, Maintain and Troubleshoot Applications Like a Pro!
Susan Behn, CherryRoad Technologies
Escape the frustration of waiting for IT support with our revolutionary approach. Uncover a swift, cost-free, and user-centric solution that empowers you to be in control. Join us for an enlightening presentation where we unveil Analyzers and other support tools, enabling end users to proactively identify and troubleshoot issues seamlessly, configure using best practices and maintain applications to keep them running smoothly. Whether you're utilizing Cloud ERP, Peoplesoft, EBS, Business Intelligence, or any other Oracle product, these tools are designed to cater to all your needs. Seize the opportunity to master the art of taking charge of your Oracle experience. Elevate your skills and gain independence in efficiently managing Oracle systems.

Get Started With Oracle on Containers
Sean Scott, Viscosity NA
Linux containers are fast, efficient, and portable solutions that are well-known for running applications and services. These benefits apply equally to Oracle databases, yet they remain poorly understood in the database community thanks to misconceptions that lead database administrators to overlook them. Even the common explanation, describing containers as "lightweight" virtual machines, suggests they're less capable than legacy technologies. That is hardly the case! In fact, containers are equal to or superior to virtual and physical hosts.

Go from "Zero to Hero" and learn how easy it is to run Oracle databases in containers using nearly any hardware (even laptops) to build environments for performance testing, perfecting disaster recovery procedures, preparing for certifications, evaluating new features, and more. Participants will learn to build and run Oracle databases in containers and gain valuable insight into how containers work and interact with host systems.

So Who Does JSON Better? Oracle or MongoDB?
Valli Ramanathan, Freddie Mac
RDBMS has been the foundation of data transaction management for multiple decades. Over the recent years, data has changed from the traditional forms, and we are dealing with JSON data types more and more. All applications are written to ingest JSON documents. Mongo ,the NOSQL Database, is good at handling JSON documents and has carved a space for itself in the data space. How does Oracle handle JSON? Since Oracle introduced JSON in version 12, it has come a long way. It is stored and handled expertly by Oracle and with the newer versions, there are more features that are available, some that even show up MongoDB. JSON data and XML data can be used in Oracle Database in similar ways as it is used in MongoDB. Unlike relational data, both can be stored, indexed, and queried without any need for a schema that defines the data. The presentation will go over how JSON is handled by Oracle and compare it with MongoDB. Specific use cases will be explored to show the best features of both and compare them to gain an understanding of the best options available for handling JSON documents in Oracle.

So who does JSON better? Oracle or MongoDB?

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

A Fishy Business, Secured: A Real Implementation of RAS in APEX
Karen Cannell, TH Technology
How much time and resources could you save if you only had to implement security rules once?
Hear about challenges faced and lessons learned on a real-world implementation of Real Application Security (RAS) in APEX at a large multi-government fisheries agency. RAS gets a bad rap – too complex, too tricky – yet RAS solved the costly problem of enforcing complex security rules across multiple schemas, roles, applications and connect methods.

Through our experience – a complex instance with hundreds of end users, each governed by tricky rules and access rights - we’ll show you how to:
• Deploy RAS security policies to limit access to sensitive data
• Differentiate users connecting indirectly via APEX, or directly via SQLcl or SQL Developer
• Enable RAS in APEX, properly
• Configure the RASADM APEX app to monitor and maintain RAS policies
Join us to learn whether RAS is the right option for your business.

AI for Data: Algorithm AI and Machine Leaning in Oracle Database 23ai
Kai Yu, Independent
By moving the AI and machine learning algorithms to the Oracle Database where the data is stored, Oracle database 23ai provides over 30 in-database parallel and scalable AI algorithms and allows us to use SQL or R and Python to securely run these AI algorithms directly on business data stored in the Oracle database. This session aims to help traditional database professions learn how to use these AI and machine learning algorithms through more familiar tools such as Oracle Machine Learning for SQL(OML4SQL) and OML notebook provided in the Oracle Autonomous Database (ADB) environment. Join us to learn the machine learning tasks such as data exploration and preparation, model building, model evaluation and model deployment in the Oracle Autonomous Database (ADB) through some live demos and examples. AutoML tools such as AutoML UI and AutoMI Python API will also be discussed in the session.
We will touch a little bit on the AI vector search newly introduced in Oracle Database 23ai and how this vector search plays an important role in Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG) with Large Language Models(LLMs). For more details on this topic, we will have a next topic: AI for Data: Vector search in Oracle Database 23ai

Clean-Up Now: Purging and Archiving Prior to Lifting EBS to OCI! (Part 1)
Bill Dunham, OATC Inc. and David Heisler, Oracle
As more and more organizations desire to migrate their EBS (and non EBS) applications to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, there are opportunities to clean up (purge and archive) data to minimize the initial cloud footprint. This session will discuss various options throughout the Oracle EBS applications and Oracle technology that will help in the clean-up process. Join us for some frank discussion, options, and open conversation about lifting EBS applications to OCI.

Zero Trust Database Security: Practical Implementation for Cloud Systems
Naresh Miryala, Meta Platforms Inc. (Facebook)
This presentation covers the practical implementation of the Zero Trust security model for databases in Oracle Cloud and other cloud environments. It explains the key principles of Zero Trust database security and techniques like strong authentication, granular access controls, encryption, monitoring, and automated policy enforcement. Real-world case studies demonstrate how enterprises applied these controls across Oracle Cloud as well as public, private, and hybrid cloud deployments. Attendees will learn strategies to address common database risks and maintain data security while simplifying compliance. The presentation provides an actionable roadmap for transitioning to a Zero Trust database security posture aligned with Oracle Cloud and broader cloud migration journeys.

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

A Portrait of Generative AI in Action: A Real-World Look at Redefining Workforce Dynamics and Conversational Interactions
Nitin Vengurlekar, Oracle
In today's rapidly evolving landscape, artificial intelligence (AI) and generative AI stands as a transformative force reshaping industries and societies alike. This talk delves into Conversational AI and practical applications, offering insights into the essential considerations and emerging trends driving this dynamic field. We will delve into two use cases, 1. The impending retirement of experienced professionals poses a the critical challenge of knowledge transfer. This presentation explores the transformative potential of Generative AI and Oracle's Conversational AI solutions in bridging this gap, facilitating seamless knowledge transfer and preserving invaluable institutional expertise. 2. We'll illustrate how caseworkers are using Oracle's Conversational AI in processing unstructured as well as structured database data to streamline ticket handling. These Generative AI capabilities are redefining workforce dynamics, ensuring innovation, and resilience within organizations.

Clean-Up Now: Purging and Archiving Prior to Lifting EBS to OCI! (Part 2)
Bill Dunham, OATC Inc. and David Heisler, Oracle
As more and more organizations desire to migrate their EBS (and non EBS) applications to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, there are opportunities to clean up (purge and archive) data to minimize the initial cloud footprint. This session will discuss various options throughout the Oracle EBS applications and Oracle technology that will help in the clean-up process. Join us for some frank discussion, options, and open conversation about lifting EBS applications to OCI.

Introducing Oracle Database 23ai Vector Database
Sean Stacey, Oracle
Have you heard about the new Vector Database capabilities in Oracle Database 23ai? Have you been wondering what a Vector database even is? How is this different to what you already have? Or perhaps you're wondering how you can take advantage of this new technology?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you need to attend this session. We'll take a look at the latest innovation from Oracle; Database 23ai Vector Database, AI Vector Search, RAG and Vector Indexes. The session also includes a live demo.

Oracle Access Manager (OAM) and Single Sign On (SSO) Architecture
Soujit Ghosh, AppSys Global Inc.
OAM integrates with OID for user mgt. Oracle Database stores user identities and privileges and is integrated with OAM for authentication and authorization. OID stores and manages user identities, groups, and privileges and serves as central user repository. AD is integrated with Oracle IAM to leverage existing user accounts and groups. OVD has a unified view of multiple identity repositories like OID, AD, databases and allows applications to access identities without knowing the underlying data source. The user authenticates to OAM, which validates credentials against OID or AD, and OAM retrieves user's groups and privileges from OID or AD. Finally, OAM authorizes user's access to application based on policies stored in OAM.

4:45 PM - 6:00 PM
Networking Reception