Start/Stop Presenter Title Description Track
Monday October 26, 2020 9:00am-9:50am Ahmed Aboulnaga - Attain Automating Cloud Operations - Everything you wanted to know about Curl and REST APIs All cloud service providers support seamless cloud automation and management through a REST API architecture allowing for single tasks or complex multi-step orchestrations to be created. REST has become the de facto standard for these cloud interfaces because of its ease of us, communication over HTTP, and wide support of nearly all programming languages and operating systems.

Where do you start? How do you decipher the API documentation? Where do you authenticate? And how do you create cloud resources programmatically?

This presentation walks through the fundamentals of REST, how its invoked through Curl, as well as a live demonstration of the automated provisioning of Oracle Cloud services through curl/REST.
Database Technology & Tools
Monday October 26, 2020 10:00am-10:50am Michael Clark - Oracle Relevant Value of Synergy : Autonomous Overview
Transportation As a Service
Levels of Autonomy
Oracle Autonomous Database
Use Case
Database Technology & Tools
Monday October 26, 2020 11:00am-11:50am Jim Czuprynski - Zero Defect Computing, Inc. One Less Thing For DBAs to Worry About: Automatic Indexing You’re a busy Oracle DBA. Your phone rings. It’s your most troublesome user, once again complaining that her query is running slow. You take a quick look at the execution plan, find a possible choice for a new index to improve its performance, and drop it in place: Problem solved. Or is it? Even an experienced DBA may not immediately realize the impact that new index will have on the performance of dozens of other queries and DML statements.

Finally, there’s a better way: Let the database decide.

This session will show how Automatic Indexing (AI) - one of the newest features of Oracle Database 19c – provides an intriguing alternative to reactive performance tuning methodologies for index creation. We’ll look at how AIC reacts to a heavy hybrid application workload and then holistically builds, tests, and implements the most appropriate secondary indexes needed to improve database performance.
Database Technology & Tools
Monday October 26, 2020 1:00pm-1:50pm Roy Swonger - Oracle What's New in Oracle Data Pump? Data Pump is one of the most widely used features by DBAs, and comes free as a part of every database edition. With each release more features and functionality are added to help move large volumes of data and metadata between and into Oracle databases. This session will cover the new features added to the very latest release of Oracle Data Pump, and also recap highlights of new features in 19c, 18c, and even Whether you use Data Pump for table-mode exports, schemas, full databases, or transportable tablespace migrations, you will find new features to make your work faster and easier than ever before! Database Technology & Tools
Monday October 26, 2020 2:00pm-2:50pm Charles Kim - Viscosity North America Top 5 considerations for migrating databases to Oracle Cloud Join us in this educational session as we help you navigate and plan moving your databases to Oracle Cloud, along with useful tips before considering database as a service, infrastructure as a service or platform as a service options for your critical applications.
In this session, we will discuss Oracle’s Cloud strategy, migration paths to your journey to the cloud, and discuss hidden gems in Oracle Cloud to simplify adoption. Lastly, we will breakdown many of the Oracle OpenWorld 2019 new announcements that will impact your cloud journey. In this session, we will share impact caused by:
• The autonomous database
• DBA 3.0
• Oracle Cloud VMware Solutions (OCVS)
• License model changes
Whether you belong to a large enterprise or a one-man startup, cloud based databases are now a reality or part your short term technology roadmap. Like every major initiative, having a plan and executing to perfection is key to realizing the benefits offered by the cloud adoption, the absence of which could result in unplanned and unexpected downtime for your business critical applications.
Database Technology & Tools
Monday October 26, 2020 3:00pm-3:50pm Martin D'Souza - Insum Social Login while Social Distancing Discover how to quickly and easily let users login to your APEX application using their preferred social login (ex Facebook). This presentation will walk users through the setup and registration process on Facebook then cover how to integrate within APEX. Database Technology & Tools
Tuesday October 27, 2020 9:00am-9:50am Rodrigo Mufalani - eProseed Patching like a hero ​It is hard to believe, but Oracle RDBMS is a software and it has a lot of bugs, security breaches as all software produced in the world it must be patched as part of a routine and believe on me, hundreds of DBA doesn’t have a habit of patching their databases. Patching databases is part of DBA duties, to correct some current bugs , to avoid hit some of them and to correct some current bugs that you may have hit on your databases. Oracle releases patches by quarter and the goal of this presentation is show some tips and tricks to help DBAs and developers how to patch the databases, some issues that we can face and how to workaround it.
​We will take a look on opatch features, datapatch and some tricks to safe patch your systems.
Database Technology & Tools
Tuesday October 27, 2020 10:00am-10:50am Rich Niemiec - Viscosity NA Machine Learning 101 This presentation will focus on what specific Algorithms that are inside Oracle can be applied to Business Problems. Robots may be the first to truly learn Machine Learning (ML) and expand into Artificial Intelligence (AI). Python is one of the keys to Machine Learning as we program the invention of Man's Mind to further replace man's most basic tasks. This session will focus on ML 101 and building the future ahead. Database Technology & Tools
Tuesday October 27, 2020 11:00am-11:50am Clay Jackson - Quest Software Oracle 19c Standard Edition - Goodbye RAC With Oracle 19c, Oracle took away RAC in Standard Edition and introduced Standard Edition High Availability, which comes with a lot of challenges: no DR, a single point of failure, slow failover time, higher outage times for rolling upgrades and more.

Learn how SE/HA addresses some of these issues; and learn about other options that may be more effective.
Database Technology & Tools
Tuesday October 27, 2020 1:00pm-1:50pm Fernando Simon - eProseed ZDLRA, What you need to know to understand it. Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance (ZDLRA) is an Oracle Engineered System and part of MAA family that was built to protect your databases for several kinds of outages and provide reliable recovery options.
But what is ZDLRA? And how the features work to allows you to reach the zero data loss?
This session addresses what it is and how ZDLRA works, helping you hat will help you to understand it covering features like: Incremental Forever strategy and the Virtual Full Backup, Real-Time Redo, Multi ZDLRA Replication, ZDLRA Catalog management, MAA Integration, and some internal details about architecture.

Audience: DBA's and Decision Makers (C levels, Managers, Directors).
Database Technology & Tools
Tuesday October 27, 2020 2:00pm-2:50pm Ahmed Alomari - Cybernoor Corporation Dealing with Application Performance Issues: Where to start? When critical business processes such as processing orders or financial transactions slow down, it impacts the business significantly. Dealing with such dynamic performance issues can often be a challenge. This presentation will offer tips and techniques of how to deal with real-life Application Performance issues holistically including where to start and how to effectively address the root cause rather than deal with symptoms of the problem. This session will cover dealing with Application Performance issues for the Oracle E-Business Suite. Database Technology & Tools
Tuesday October 27, 2020 3:00pm-3:50pm Sean Scott - Viscosity NA Running Oracle Database Upgrades on Docker Organizations planning for an Oracle upgrade should consider Docker in their upgrade strategy. Docker is an ideal environment for evaluating and testing Oracle database features and upgrades are no exception. Creating an Oracle database in Docker is fast and easily repeated. Containers require little time or effort to create and are light enough to run on a laptop. This makes Docker the ideal platform for evaluating, practicing and perfecting database upgrade procedures.

In this session I'll demonstrate:
- Approaches for installing, patching and customizing Oracle database software on Docker
- Modifications needed in Oracle's default Docker image builds to support upgrades
- Techniques for creating "upgrade containers" with source and target Oracle database homes preinstalled
- How to merge multiple database images into a single container
- Methods for creating reference data for running "instant" databases
Database Technology & Tools
Wednesday October 28, 2020 9:00am-9:50am Alfredo Abate - Brake Parts Inc A World of Possibilities: The Power of Oracle Application Express to Extend Oracle E-Business Suite This presentation will discuss the Oracle Application Express (APEX) architecture and how easily it can be configured with Oracle E-Business Suite to further extend its functionality. Learn how easily the low code application framework of APEX can rapidly produce highly scalable and secure applications in Oracle E-Business Suite. The features of the latest version of Oracle Application Express (APEX) and Oracle Rest Data Services (ORDS) will be also discussed. Real use cases will be demonstrated.

Presentation Objective 1: Attendees will understand how to setup and configure Oracle Application Express with Oracle E-Business Suite.

Presentation Objective 2: Learn how rapidly an application can be developed using Oracle Application Express.

Presentation Objective 3: Demonstrate a real use cases of what can be developed in Application Express integrated with E-Business Suite.
Wednesday October 28, 2020 10:00am-10:50am Ahmed Alomari - Cybernoor Corporation Optimizing WebLogic and Maximizing Uptime Many mission critical applications run on WebLogic providing online application services and essential components of the online user experience. In this session, we will cover various aspects related to WebLogic such as sizing the JVMs correctly based on the load as well as the configuration and monitoring of the JVMs. The session will also cover how to monitor the health and performance of the WebLogic Managed Servers and underlying JVMs, how to troubleshoot startup and runtime performance issues including hangs, leaks, errors such as OutOfMemoryError as well as tips on analyzing thread and heap dumps. Applications
Wednesday October 28, 2020 1:00pm-1:50pm Susan Behn - Infosemantics, Inc EBS Foundation - What's new in 12.2.8 and 12.2.9 and impacts on OCI What is new in the EBS foundational tools commonly referred to as Foundation (FND), Application Object Library (AOL), or Application Technology Group (ATG) in 12.2.8 and 12.2.9? Does it matter if you have deployed on prem or in the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure? We will cover these topics and provide detailed information on new features in the user interface, flexfield functionality, concurrent manager functionality, security, workflow and many others. Learn about what is going to impact ALL the users upon upgrade. Applications
Wednesday October 28, 2020 2:00pm-2:50pm Kelly Green - Datavail Closing the Books from Home or Anywhere Else Around the Globe Many accounting and finance employees are suddenly finding themselves working remotely worldwide - and companies still have a need to close the books on time on a monthly basis. This webinar will discuss our suggestions for successfully closing the books remotely, with specific coverage of the benefits of using Close Manager – an often-overlooked feature Oracle EPM Cloud Financial Consolidation and Close (FKA FCCS) and the on-prem Close Management application.

Using Close Manager can help automate the process by:

• Taking a team approach to financial close
• Creating schedules for quarterly forecasting and annual budgeting
• Assigning tasks to individuals
• Linking tasks in close schedules

Taking advantage of these features creates greater efficiency, mitigates the risk of delays, and reduces close cycles.
Wednesday October 28, 2020 3:00pm-3:50pm Mia Urman - AuraPlayer Prepare Your Oracle EBS for COVID - Rapid Agility Forms and E-Business Suite have been with us for decades. In all that time, it seemed that finding an agile, digital solution was not at the top of the priority list – but then came COVID-19. It seemed like in a single day the whole business world needed an immediate way to access their back-office applications offsite in an automated way with mobile access. Just like that mobility and RPA automation became immediate requirements for many enterprises.
In this session, we will invite attendees to ask themselves if their current COVID-19 business challenges meet the following criteria -
The scenario is end-user/employee-focused with a set of specific requirements. Your organization is not currently looking to revamp the entire system at this stage.
You have a minimal budget for creating a specific app, therefore easy for a quick approval.
The solution needs a rapid response in hours to days.
If they answer “yes” to any of the following, you are in need of a rapid mobile solution. And of course we will show how to implement this solution fast and effectively with the limited resources that everyone now has. Expect real-life examples and tangible toolset.
In this session, we will walk you through a strategy to gain EBS agility as seen through real world examples of customers who were able to weather the storm in a fast and effective way. They went mobile in a matter of days in the COVID times.

Intended Audience - all levels.
Thursday October 29, 2020 9:00am-9:50am Mia Urman - AuraPlayer Oracle EBS 2020: Transform Your End-User Experiences (UX) Looks DO matter, and today’s users are fed up with the look and feel of their tired, old Oracle EBS systems. We know these applications are getting the job done, however, they are in DESPERATE need of a makeover. In this session, you will learn how to leverage the power of Oracle’s next generation development tools - VBCS, Oracle Digital Assistant Cloud and RPA automation to reface your EBS applications and bring them into the next generation. Oracle’s cloud-based tools enable you (and your business users) to create rich web and mobile and chat applications from any browser, quickly and efficiently. This session will help you learn from the successes of others with tips and tricks, live demos, and details on architecture design and security. Participants will be able to take their first steps towards transforming their Oracle EBS user experiences using Oracle’s next-generation development tools.
In this session, you will learn the following:
Learn UI / UX modernization strategies to have your system enter 2020 with a bang
Learn how to structure a hybrid application through tips and tricks and live demos.
Learn about the features and benefits of Oracle's next-generation toolsets
Learn how to leverage existing systems and modernize using VBCS, Chat, and RPA.

Intended Audience - all levels.
Thursday October 29, 2020 10:00am-10:50am Mahesh Vanapalli - Datavail Technical Aspects to Consider While Migrating Oracle EBS to Cloud This presentation will list and discuss various technical components that need to be reviewed and tested – and how to complete them – before migrating to OCI. We will also show attendees how to create a successful migration plan for an EBS environment, and how to determine the components that define the cutover plan and downtime.

Experience Level: Advanced
Thursday October 29, 2020 11:00am-11:50am Nancy Ackerman - Inspirage Migrating Your Complex HFM Application to Oracle EPM Cloud Has your HFM application become more than just your financial consolidation and reporting tool?  We know that many of you have taken HFM to new heights by leveraging the application to do more than it was originally designed for. Join us as we discuss what you should consider when planning your migration to the cloud:
• Has your finance organization made HFM a one-stop repository for all things accounting and finance related? 
• Are you doing Financial Consolidations as well as Planning and Budgeting in HFM?
• What about detailed sales and cost analysis or even weekly reporting?  
• Do you have multiple data sources feeding HFM? 
• Are you concerned that you have too many custom dimensions to move to the cloud?
• Are you up-to-date with EPM Cloud offerings and how your Financial Close process can benefit from those capabilities?
We will share insight and key design considerations to guide you through mapping the migration of your complex HFM application or applications to Oracle EPM Cloud.
Thursday October 29, 2020 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm EDT Ronan Collins - Datavail EPM On-Premises: Should I Stay or Should I Go? With support deadlines approaching for Oracle EPM / Hyperion and technologies underneath it, many organizations are facing a decision: Should I upgrade to 11.2, or should I move to the EPM Cloud?
In this session, we will cover:
• Brief overview of EPM, Java and Microsoft support deadlines
• Lessons learned about EPM
• Compare/contrast EPM on-premises versus EPM Cloud
The goal of this session is not to steer organizations one way or another, but to provide information to help make an informed decision.

Note to review board: this session was presented on-site to a group of Hyperion administrators in Kansas City in November 2018. The 2018 presentation is attached. We are updating the session content to be relevant to EPM, which was released in April 2020.

Audience: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Thursday October 29, 2020 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm EDT Josie Manzano-Stettler - interRel Easy as 1-2-3: How to Migrate from Hyperion Planning to the Planning Cloud and Prebuilt Modules In this session interRel will share the steps you need to know to the Cloud from Hyperion Planning. Learn how you can migrate (lift and shift) current Planning applications to Planning Cloud, rebuild some of the existing solutions within the prebuilt modules, move strategic planning processes to Strategic Modeling (now called Scenario modeling), and update data integrations and automations to use the latest Cloud tools. If you are on Hyperion Planning, we can help get you to the Cloud! Join us for this session where we can share the best path to a successful Planning migration. EPM
Thursday October 29, 2020 3:00 pm - 3:50 pm EDT Jennifer Fahey - Syntax Navigating the Oracle EPM 11.2 Upgrade
For enterprises that have made the choice to remain on-prem for their EPM environment, understanding the road map to upgrade to 11.2.x can be confusing.

This presentation will assist in understanding:
- Why the upgrade to 11.2 is beneficial
- What are the version specific upgrade options coming from earlier versions (i.e.,
- Tip and tricks for preparing and executing the installation and configuration of 11.2