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Thursday, April 28
 

8:00am

Registration
Thursday April 28, 2016 8:00am - 8:30am
Gallup Campus Registration

8:30am

Opening
Thursday April 28, 2016 8:30am - 9:00am
Nebraska Auditorium

9:00am

Break
Thursday April 28, 2016 9:00am - 9:15am
TBA

9:15am

Database Enterprise User Security and Microsoft Active Directory: Keep It Secure
Many organizations maintain Microsoft Active Directory as an authoritative identity source for users and groups. When an employee or business partner walks through the door for the first time - and the last time - Active Directory is immediately updated to reflect the staffing change. This makes Active Directory the ideal identity source for Enterprise User Security (EUS) in an Oracle Database. However, configuring EUS to work effectively with Active Directory is not an easy task: there are several options for authenticating users against AD, and each option has various positives and negatives. This session discusses the architecture options for EUS, and how to determine which option fits best for an organization.

Speakers
EM

Eric Mader

Zirous Inc


Thursday April 28, 2016 9:15am - 10:30am
Pioneer

9:15am

Discoverer Migration and Oracle Self Service Reporting
You are not alone if you are concerned about Oracle’s announcement to de-support Discoverer. This live presentation will focus on how companies around the world have taken advantage of Reporting Workbench and its built-in utility to migrate Discoverer reports to Reporting Workbench. We will also show how users can manage their common reporting needs using the 900+ pre-built reports or by creating new reports while staying in compliance with Oracle security requirements.

Speakers

Thursday April 28, 2016 9:15am - 10:30am
Black Hills

9:15am

Oracle Database Compression Best Practices
In this session, we will discuss best practices, gathered from users across the globe, related to index and data compression. We will also discuss how Basic, Advanced Row, Hybrid Columnar and Index Compression are enabled for new and existing database objects and how Automatic Data Optimization (ADO) enables data to be compressed in place. We will also explore how Automatic Data Optimization can be used to create policies to automate storage tiering and compression tiering -- based on the actual usage of tables and partitions. This session will also discuss how Compression Advisor, included with Oracle Database 11g Release 2 and above, can be used on any Oracle Database platform to estimate data, index and LOBS compression ratios.

Speakers

Thursday April 28, 2016 9:15am - 10:30am
Nebraska Auditorium

9:15am

Single Sign-On (SSO) for Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS): One Login to Rule Them All
Organizations can have numerous EBS instances in their environment. Managing hundreds of users who log in multiple times per day can greatly decrease productivity. Thankfully, Oracle has Oracle Access Manager and Oracle Unified Directory, which work together to provide Single Sign-On, Automatic Account Creation and Linking in EBS. Implementing OAM and OUD also lays the foundation for implementing SSO across the Enterprise. This session explains the integration of EBS with OAM and OUD and considers the decision points every organization needs to address for this implementation.

Speakers

Thursday April 28, 2016 9:15am - 10:30am
Scottsbluff

9:15am

Transitioning Existing Applications to the Oracle Cloud
The Oracle Cloud is enabling organizations become more agile, reduce risk, decrease costs and improve flexibility.  By using the same software in the cloud and/or on-premises Oracle allows customers to leverage their existing investment in software and skills.  In this session you will learn how to transition an existing application to the Oracle Cloud.  You will come away from this session with a understanding of how to map your existing Application Components to Oracle Cloud.  We will also provide a clear plan for transitioning your application to Oracle Cloud and the effort involved.  

Speakers

Thursday April 28, 2016 9:15am - 10:30am
Sand Hills Auditorium

9:15am

ZFS Storage Eliminates Bottlenecks
Oracle ZFS storage arrays eliminate storage bottlenecks for database, middleware, and application environments. Only Oracle has integrated its software with its servers, storage, and networking to provide customers with a common, no-compromise platform for a fraction of the time, effort, and costs that would be expected from other solutions. Learn how that real integration of software and storage is benefiting customers in their Oracle database and middleware environments.

Speakers

Thursday April 28, 2016 9:15am - 10:30am
Wagon Train

10:00am

Oracle HCM Cloud
Limited Capacity full

Hands on Oracle HCM Cloud lab. Learn a few basics of HCM by following simple and easy user navigation. Create a new department, location, or job in Oracle HCM Cloud.

Volunteers
avatar for Dawn Holmes

Dawn Holmes

HCM Consultant, Emtec

Thursday April 28, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Gallup Campus Registration

10:30am

Break
Thursday April 28, 2016 10:30am - 10:45am
TBA

10:30am

Oracle HCM Cloud
Limited Capacity filling up

Hands on Oracle HCM Cloud lab. Learn a few basics of HCM by following simple and easy user navigation. Create a new department, location, or job in Oracle HCM Cloud.

Volunteers
avatar for Dawn Holmes

Dawn Holmes

HCM Consultant, Emtec

Thursday April 28, 2016 10:30am - 11:00am
Gallup Campus Registration

10:45am

AP Invoice Automation Data Loading
As an Accounts Payable Manager, you and your team receive multiple invoices and the data entry effort consumes a lot of your time.
The AP Invoice Wizard will speed up your invoice entry using an Excel spreadsheet that will capture the data from the invoices you receive, validate and upload to Oracle in seconds. With More4Apps you can speed up the process and easily capture data.

Speakers
RM

Rick Matthews

More4Apps


Thursday April 28, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm
Scottsbluff

10:45am

Commvault Solutions for Oracle Database Protection
I work for Commvault as a Solutions Specialist, focused on databases. This session includes material describing streaming (using RMAN) and snapshot (using hardware array snapshots) technologies from Commvault. These technologies provide efficient methods for Oracle database backup, restore/recovery, cloning, replication and archiving operations. The session also includes a demo of these technologies.
Prior to joining Commvault, I have 25 years experience working as an Oracle DBA.

Speakers

Thursday April 28, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm
Wagon Train

10:45am

Database & Application Consolidation in Cloud
Companies are seeking to reduce CapEx and OpEx costs. We have a very innovative solution that no one else in the market is doing today and can help reduce TCO.I will share our special offering on database and application consolidation on the latest Oracle Supercluster system M7. The M7 has the world's fastest CPU and is ideal for consolidation. Our solution can support multiple cloud models DBaaS, PaaS and SaaS. We can easily migrate legacy applications and database versions with our unique approach.

Speakers
NN

Nabil Nawaz

Computer Science Corporation


Thursday April 28, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm
Sand Hills Auditorium

10:45am

Enabling Business Value and Improving IT Contribution

Organizations need to invest in digital technologies that will transform thebusiness rather than just maintain current systems. But 87% of the average IT budget is devoted to keeping the “lights on” leaving little for innovation. This session will reveal proven, disruptive strategies companies are using to free up budgets and human resources to reinvest in strategic growth initiatives to improve revenue and employee job satisfaction.

 



Speakers

Thursday April 28, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm
Black Hills

10:45am

Implement Maps in OBI in a Week
One of the least used, yet most powerful, visualizations in Oracle Business Intelligence are Map Views. 
Many people believe that they need additional licensing for their Oracle Databases or have to buy map content from third party providers. In fact, neither is necessary and it is actually quick and easy to implement maps in OBI if you understand the technology. 
Come see Vlamis experts’ show you how to quickly implement map visualizations, create custom maps of your organizations geographic territories and utilize other map features you already own.

Speakers
AD

Arthur Dayton

Vlamis Software Solutions


Thursday April 28, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm
Ponca

10:45am

Use Excel for All of Your Data Entry, Master Data Maintenance and Reporting Needs in Oracle EBS
Oracle EBS Users and IT get work done faster than ever before using Microsoft Excel for data entry, data updating, reporting, and development
API Wizard is the only product that solves data entry, data updating, and reporting problems across the entire Oracle EBS, every module and business process, in one enterprise tool. It combines the best of Oracle and Excel to save significant hours for your people and to help them make faster, well-informed decisions. 
Before they learned about and embraced API Wizard, our customers, like most Oracle shops, cobbled together a patchwork of different approaches to try and manage data processing pain. After working with API Wizard, they’ve found it to be the solution that addresses all their needs, leading to standardization and simplification. 
Take a look at API Wizard and you’ll see how it can save time and effort for your people. It’s the fastest and easiest way to get your data in and out of Oracle.

Speakers

Thursday April 28, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm
Nebraska Auditorium

10:45am

Visualize Your World - Self Service Analytics for ERP and Cloud Applications
Many organizations are still relying on incomplete facts when making important business decisions. Companies that do use analytics, often struggle to make sense of insights when the data comes from multiple applications or data sources. ORBIT Analytics is the Smarter Approach to Business Intelligence – efficient, effective, and on-demand. With ORBIT Analytics, you can combine information from any data source to build meaningful reports, dashboards, and visualizations in minutes. ORBIT offers real time operational intelligence, allowing users to ask questions, spot trends, identify opportunities, and make data-guided decisions with confidence.

Speakers

Thursday April 28, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm
Pioneer

11:00am

Oracle HCM Cloud
Limited Capacity full

Hands on Oracle HCM Cloud lab. Learn a few basics of HCM by following simple and easy user navigation. Create a new department, location, or job in Oracle HCM Cloud.

Volunteers
avatar for Dawn Holmes

Dawn Holmes

HCM Consultant, Emtec

Thursday April 28, 2016 11:00am - 11:30am
Gallup Campus Registration

12:00pm

Lunch - Outside of the Nebraska Auditorium
Thursday April 28, 2016 12:00pm - 12:15pm
Nebraska Auditorium

12:15pm

KEYNOTE: Oracle’s Cloud Strategy
Now more than ever, organizations must have a strategy and a plan for moving to the cloud. What should you put into a public cloud? Should you create a private cloud? What are the trade-offs? You want to maximize your options and the various approaches you might take to move to a cloud environment. In this session, you will learn about the different stages of the journey to the cloud and how to define your roadmap to a cloud environment; examine the trade-offs among the different approaches and whether you need a private, public, or hybrid cloud; and see how Oracle’s complete offering gives you the broadest set of options for implementing in a cloud.

Speakers

Thursday April 28, 2016 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Nebraska Auditorium

1:00pm

Break
Thursday April 28, 2016 1:00pm - 1:15pm
TBA

1:00pm

Oracle HCM Cloud
Limited Capacity seats available

Hands on Oracle HCM Cloud lab. Learn a few basics of HCM by following simple and easy user navigation. Create a new department, location, or job in Oracle HCM Cloud.

Volunteers
avatar for Dawn Holmes

Dawn Holmes

HCM Consultant, Emtec

Thursday April 28, 2016 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Gallup Campus Registration

1:15pm

A Close look at the 10053 Cost-Based Optimizer Trace
Dan pulls from his vast knowledge of SQL tuning topics to share with you the details and benefits of the 10053 CBO trace. The CBO trace answers the question of why did I get this explain plan. The CBO trace also shows all explain plan options considered. You should leave this presentation with a better understanding of how the CBO actually works.
Dan will cover:· Review how the CBO arrives at an Explain Plan· How to start/stop the CBO Trace complete with scripts· Content Details includingo Query Transformationo Actual SQL submittedo Machine and object statisticso ALL init.ora settingso Purmutation process reviewo Hint utilization

Speakers
DH

Dan Hotka

Dan Hotka


Thursday April 28, 2016 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Nebraska Auditorium

1:15pm

Accelerate Your Cloud Strategy!
The All-Flash Oracle FS1 storage provides the optimal on-premise SAN platform for the era of Cloud! Oracle is the only storage vendor that can offer its own Public Cloud services, which take advantage of common software, hardware and engineering with Oracle on-premise SAN to provide seamless private/public cloud integration.By combining unsurpassed performance, extreme granularity of allocation, physical and logical security, and scale-out to petabytes of flash storage with the engineering and maturity of the Oracle database, software and server suite, the FS1 provides a foundation for cloud storage that satisfies today needs and tomorrow strategies. 

Speakers

Thursday April 28, 2016 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Pioneer

1:15pm

Need a replacement for Oracle Discoverer? Meet Reports Wand 5
Are you using Oracle Discoverer? Need an ad hoc reporting tool for all modules in E-Business Suite?Attend this session for an in-depth look into the functionality and benefits of Reports Wand 5 by Excel4apps, including: 
Effective alternative to Oracle Discoverer 
Report on any E-Business Suite module 
Develop highly customizable reports 
Refresh reports and drill down to live data 
Stop exporting from other tools to Excel and reformatting Learn how the 
Reports Wand platform offers incredible flexibility in terms of filtering, sorting, formatting and refreshing real-time date into Excel from any Oracle EBS module.

Speakers
ME

Michael Elias

Excel4apps


Thursday April 28, 2016 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Sand Hills Auditorium

1:15pm

Oracle Round Table
Moderated by James Valleley of Oracle Commercial Technology. Join us for an open discussion focusing on Oracle Database challenges that organizations are facing in managing and administering their environments.  Talk with your peers from the metro area about how they handle such topics as Patching and Provisioning, Backups, Refreshes and Disaster Recovery.  This session is meant for you to be able to discuss and learn new ways to solve challenges that you may have in your day to day administration of the Oracle Database.  If you have a specific topic you would like to cover please send a message to james.valleley@oracle.com to see if it can be added to the list.

Speakers

Thursday April 28, 2016 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Scottsbluff

1:15pm

The power of subscription fulfillment via Oracle Service Contracts
Today, the digital economy and cloud computing revolution means that subscription based products and services are more becoming more prevalent. The term “X as a Service” (XaaS) has come to represent the idea that anything (or everything) can be offered as a service, especially through the use of technology. This has expanded the need for selling and fulfilling subscription based products and services in addition to traditional products and services. This paper explores the robust fulfillment functionality of Oracle’s Service Contracts module that allows businesses to automate their subscription fulfillment by specifying the frequency of fulfillment, type of subscription, type of media, and even fulfillment channel for all subscription products. Additionally, Service Contracts automates the fulfillment of tangible products via Order Management and provides all the information you need for intangible product fulfillment; making this module an end-to-end solution for your subscription business that can save you time and money.

Speakers
LH

Lee Huff

Grant Thornton


Thursday April 28, 2016 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Wagon Train

1:15pm

Understanding Oracle on VMware Licensing: Straight Talk From an Expert
We invite you to join this session for a frank, comprehensive presentation and conversation about Oracle on VMware licensing by the contract. Topics covered will include:
- The landmark October 2015 Mars legal filing against Oracle Corporation- Oracle’s six assertions of licensing on VMware that lack contractual merit - Oracle licensing policy documents’ contractual status- vSphere sub-cluster licensing- Soft-partitioning with VMware Core Affinity- Responding to Oracle audits- Oracle database Standard Edition versions- The pitfalls of Unlimited License Agreements (ULAs)- Internal audit regimen
A summary history of important contract terms that have improved and gotten worse.- Gartner’s Nov 2014 “Virtualization’s an Audit Risk” white paper – a critical review- Campaign for Clear Licensing’s Nov 2014 “” white paper – a critical review
The presentation will be followed by 15 minutes of Q&A.

Speakers
DW

Dave Welch

House of Brick Technologies


Thursday April 28, 2016 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Black Hills

1:15pm

Visual Analyzer and Best Practices for Data Discovery
Oracle’s new Visual Analyzer tool is especially designed for data exploration, whereas traditional OBIEE dashboards tend to be designed for data explanation. 
How do you provide best practices for how to explore data, since this tends to be more ad-hoc in nature? What training and guidance beyond the built-in suggestion engine should you employ? How do and when should you include Visual Analyzer insights on existing OBIEE dashboards? How does Visual Analyzer change the way we visualize data and develop analyses and dashboards? 
Join the conversation as we explore these topics in an engaging presentation.

Speakers
AD

Arthur Dayton

Vlamis Software Solutions


Thursday April 28, 2016 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Ponca

1:30pm

Oracle HCM Cloud
Limited Capacity seats available

Hands on Oracle HCM Cloud lab. Learn a few basics of HCM by following simple and easy user navigation. Create a new department, location, or job in Oracle HCM Cloud.

Volunteers
avatar for Dawn Holmes

Dawn Holmes

HCM Consultant, Emtec

Thursday April 28, 2016 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Gallup Campus Registration

2:00pm

Oracle HCM Cloud
Limited Capacity seats available

Hands on Oracle HCM Cloud lab. Learn a few basics of HCM by following simple and easy user navigation. Create a new department, location, or job in Oracle HCM Cloud.

Volunteers
avatar for Dawn Holmes

Dawn Holmes

HCM Consultant, Emtec

Thursday April 28, 2016 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Gallup Campus Registration

2:30pm

Break
Thursday April 28, 2016 2:30pm - 2:40pm
TBA

2:30pm

Oracle HCM Cloud
Limited Capacity seats available

Hands on Oracle HCM Cloud lab. Learn a few basics of HCM by following simple and easy user navigation. Create a new department, location, or job in Oracle HCM Cloud.

Volunteers
avatar for Dawn Holmes

Dawn Holmes

HCM Consultant, Emtec

Thursday April 28, 2016 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Gallup Campus Registration

2:40pm

Datavail’s - Oculus™ - Web Application for Your Oracle EBS Environment
Is your job scheduler running at peak efficiency? Whether internal to Oracle EBS or coming from an external submission system such as AppWorx, one should never assume that your overall concurrent program submission workload is performing as desired. Datavail developed a tool to provide organizations with a logical and in-depth analysis of its recurring concurrent program run-book. Oculus™ is the fully independent and reliable “check-and-balance” toolset which allows one to guarantee that the program submission design is actually achieving its intended goal of keeping the critical programs flowing as needed by both the business and the IT teams. Developed by Datavail for its enterprise-level clients, the web-based Oculus™ application provides an system-wide view of automated, business, or IT mission-critical Oracle jobs, and can be used to concurrently monitor Production, QA, and Test environments. With Oculus’ rich set of reporting tools the audience will learn how they can: • Monitor job run volumes, run times and completion status in Production, QA, and Test environments • Monitor long-run, skipped run, and abort “events” related to the failure of critical scheduled jobs in an enterprise context • Find critical concurrent program performance bottlenecks and excessive run times • Predict future EBS system growth requirements

Speakers

Thursday April 28, 2016 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Pioneer

2:40pm

Hyperion/EPM - What is your Cloud strategy?
Like many software platforms, the Oracle Enterprise Performance Management suite has seen a growing number of cloud offerings and much of the future product offerings will be cloud-based. It can be overwhelming for many organizations to determine what direction to take, whether it be a traditional on-premise approach, a cloud-based approach, or a hybrid approach. This session will discuss how existing and future offerings fit into an overall EPM cloud strategy. In particular Oracle Hyperion Planning and Budgeting Cloud Services (PBCS) and current integration strategies will be discussed in this session.

Speakers
DM

Damon Mittleider

Edgewater Ranzal


Thursday April 28, 2016 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Scottsbluff

2:40pm

Mission Possible: ZeroIMPACT Oracle Migrations
No one ever describes an Oracle database migration as "easy." Luckily, SharePlex industrial strength database replication can deliver on the promise of ZeroIMPACT and zero downtime. Customers around the globe use SharePlex to minimize downtime and avoid business disruption.

In this session, we'll demonstrate how you can:     - Dramatically reduce downtime: We've seen downtime decreased by as much as 99%+     - Migrate at your speed: No more fire drills - begin the migration at your pace whenever you want     - Practice makes perfect: With unlimited practice runs, you can practice to ensure success     - Eliminate risk: If something fails, just fail back and try again seamlessly     - Validate success: Compare and repair lets you verify the migration success
All migrations aren't created equal and neither are the tools that support them. In fact, SharePlex has saved a customer in one single migration over $38 million. SharePlex can help with database replication from Oracle to Oracle, SQL Server, Postgres and other targets. Take the time to learn in this session that there is a golden alternative for migrations by using SharePlex database replication.

Speakers

Thursday April 28, 2016 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Wagon Train

2:40pm

Oracle Big Data Science
Oracle offers data scientists and those with an Oracle background who are interested in learning data science the opportunity to perform highly sophisticated analytics on humongous data sets without requiring years of specialized study and arcane knowledge acquisition. 
Using Oracle Big Data Discovery, Oracle Big Data SQL, and Oracle R Advanced Analytics for Hadoop complement each other exceptionally well and provide an extraordinary capability unmatched by patchwork systems cobbled together. You'll see how to conceptualize and approach analytics common to most every organization and understand which tools to use in what order. 
Like other scientific disciplines, data science requires a thorough and well-grounded approach to the analysis and understanding of data. You'll see how to use Oracle's most powerful tools for processing massive data sets in Hadoop.

Speakers
TV

Tim Vlamis

Vlamis Software Solutions


Thursday April 28, 2016 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Sand Hills Auditorium

2:40pm

Oracle Cloud Storage provides the best foundation for your Cloud Strategy!
With Oracle cloud, whether public, private or hybrid, what you get is the same exact products at every level. The hardware is the same; software is the same; the engineering is the same. This stands in stark contrast to all our competitors. What they offer you is different products for private cloud and public cloud; different architectures, different standards, and different skills needed to manage the two environments.One of the most repeated Cloud use cases is application development and testing. When developing new applications, ideally the test environment will be as close as possible to the eventual real world environment. This guarantees that the application will scale and perform the same way you in production as it did in development.Our competitors cloud offerings use commodity hardware, cobbled together with an eye on the bottom line. Testing in such an environment simply cannot guarantee real-world results. Oracle Cloud Storage is built on the same architectures, to the same standards as Oracle on-premise storage – all of which you can manage using Oracle Enterprise Manager with the same exact DBA skills you’re already using. 

Speakers

Thursday April 28, 2016 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Black Hills

2:40pm

Oracle12 New Features with 12.2 Updates
Oracle12 New Features with 12.2 Updates
This presentation is a must-see for anyone supporting applications! The presentation will be broken into 5 parts:
· Pluggable Databaseo How it workso Supporto Problemso New Features in 12.2· DBA Stuffo New 12.2 Partitioning optionso New Sharding Feature!o Other New Features

Speakers
DH

Dan Hotka

Dan Hotka


Thursday April 28, 2016 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Nebraska Auditorium

3:00pm

Oracle HCM Cloud
Limited Capacity seats available

Hands on Oracle HCM Cloud lab. Learn a few basics of HCM by following simple and easy user navigation. Create a new department, location, or job in Oracle HCM Cloud.

Volunteers
avatar for Dawn Holmes

Dawn Holmes

HCM Consultant, Emtec

Thursday April 28, 2016 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Gallup Campus Registration

3:55pm

Break
Thursday April 28, 2016 3:55pm - 4:00pm
TBA

4:00pm

Closing
Thursday April 28, 2016 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Nebraska Auditorium