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Track Title Abstract Start/Stop Room
All Registration, Vendor Meet & Greet and Continental Breakfast Registration, Vendor Meet & Greet and Continental Breakfast 7:30 am - 8:30 am  
All Lunch - Sponsored by Deloitte Lunch - Sponsored by DeLoitte 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm VT500
All Wine & Cheese – Social Networking, Vendor Drawings Wine & Cheese – Social Networking,  Vendor Drawings 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm VT500
Tech Cloud Journey Workshop Cloud Journey Workshop 10:40 - 4:20 VT401
BI / Big Data/ Cloud The THINGS are Here! Using Oracle IoT Cloud Service - John King - King Training First came the Internet and we all got connected. Then we started adding computers and network connections to machines and things. Today many “things” (computers, sensors, devices, appliances, cars, phones, etc.) are connected to the Internet, to our applications, and to each other. The Internet of Things is exploding and you need to be prepared for it. In this session you will learn how the Internet of Things is changing our lives. Every day more use cases appear where we harness the tremendous flow of data coming from “edge” devices to enable better business decisions and even predict where action might be required in the future. Oracle’s Internet Of Things Cloud Service is an instrumental part of this new world. This session will introduce you to IoT and Oracle’s Internet Of Things Cloud Service. 9:35 - 10:30 VT460
BI / Big Data/ Cloud Moving from On-Prem Essbase and OBIEE to Oracle Analytics Cloud in 6 Weeks or Less - InterRel Essbase and OBIEE are finally in the cloud! So should you consider migrating to the cloud? Join us for the session where we will introduce and demo Essbase cloud services. We will show you all the features and functions available in Oracle Analytics Cloud, show you what is the same between on-prem and the cloud and what is different. We will review how the steps to migrate your Essbase applications and OBIEE apps to the cloud and what roadblocks and pitfalls to look out for. We will then show you how to maintain your BI applications in the cloud. - dimension builds, data  integrations, automations, and more. Come to the session to learn when and why migrating to the cloud may make sense for you. 10:40 - 11:35  VT460
BI / Big Data/ Cloud Using the Private Cloud Appliance to Scale Hyperion without Breaking the Bank - Secure-24 Are you aware that you can scale your Hyperion instances without breaking the bank? Oracle Engineered Systems allows enterprises to deploy a virtualized Hyperion Environment, without breaking the bank! Virtualizing Hyperion provides maximum use of hardware resources without compromising application performance. In this session, discover how running a virtualized Hyperion environment reduces licensing costs and enables enterprises to maintain Oracle licensing compliance. In this session, discover how you can manage and reduce licensing costs with Oracle Engineered Systems.
1. Illustrate how enterprises can manage and reduce licensing costs with Oracle Engineered Systems.
2. Discuss the operational efficiencies of virtualized Hyperion environments.
3. Describe how enterprises can run Hyperion in a virtualized environment while remaining license-compliance.
1:15-2:10 VT460
BI / Big Data/ Cloud Data Train -- ALL ABOARD! Essbase Drill, OBI & Big Data - Gary Adashek - GE Join Oracle ACE, Gary Adashek from General Electric GE Digital as he shares a solution that combines Essbase Studio drill-through, OBIEE and Big Data. Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) is a powerful toolkit for users to drive analysis, reporting, dashboards and more. But what if there is not a native adapter for the data set you are interested in exploring, federating, and stitching together in Essbase or OBIEE? And what if you also wanted to enable Essbase Studio Drill-Through reports to this Big Data? In this presentation, I will provide a solution that includes, Essbase Studio drill-through reporting, OBI and Big Data.
This presentation will take a detailed look into the architecture and development that enabled the successful execution of this solution. A step-by-step walk through of Essbase Studio Drill-Through reports, both Relational and URL types as well as the setup of OBI Subject Areas used to enable the federation of data to a non-Oracle Big Data source.
The benefits that users have received from this work are:
• Essbase Studio: Drill-Through
• OBI Subject Areas
• The financial data visibility from General Ledger to Journals to Sub-Ledgers
• Data drill-ability plus data-threading via OBIEE integrated with Big Data
2:20-3:15 AUDITORIUM VT550
BI / Big Data/ Cloud How effective is your organization in optimizing working capital, campaign-to-cash and financial close?  By Keith Darter - Magnitude Software Measuring the components of working capital in a way that’s actionable is a major challenge for many organizations. The same goes for campaign-to-cash, financial close, audit and risk management, and divestiture and M&A. Requirements include: different information at various levels within a company; high-level metrics to measure against annual operating plans and forecasts for executives; and more granular information for divisional management to track their working capital performance targets. Business analysts require even more detailed metrics to pinpoint inefficiencies and recommend specific corrective actions.
In this presentation, we’ll examine the key challenges for measuring working capital components and actionable metrics to yield savings, as well as boldly go beyond the efficiency side of the equation to the growth side.
2:20-3:15 VT450 - Lab
BI / Big Data/ Cloud Get up to speed on Oracle Database Cloud Innovations - Michael Clark - Oracle   3:25-4:20 VT460
BI / Big Data/ Cloud Getting started in Oracle Cloud(Iaas/Paas) - Ajay Aora -  Centroid The session will give details on migrating On-Premises  Oracle E-Business from to Oracle Public Cloud. We will discuss multiple options and Pros/cons for each option. 3:25-4:20 AUDITORIUM VT550
BI / Big Data/ Cloud Case Study: Deploying Oracle EBS R12 using Oracle Managed Cloud Services - Rohit Dean - Deloitte Transitioning to a managed cloud environment provides clients the ability to upgrade or deploy an ERP solution in a FedRAMP “Moderate” and NIST 199 “High” certified data center, using a scalable and secure infrastructure, maximize capacity utilization, improve IT flexibility, and minimize cost, time, and energy. We will discuss two case studies for Deloitte federal clients that had compelling reasons to deploy their Oracle EBS R12 solutions using Oracle Managed Cloud Services (OMCS) in a private managed federal cloud environment; key considerations for security, network architecture design, system sizing, single sign-on, operations, interfaces, system availability, and disaster recovery; benefits realized; and lessons-learned.  2:20-3:15 VT460
BI / Big Data/ Cloud Deloitte Process Robotics - Empowering Workforce Productivity - Chris Huff - Deloitte Deloitte is excited to host a session on a leading innovative solution called Process Robotics. Process Robotics represents a level of Artificial Intelligence that will be critical to helping bridge the gap from current legacy environment to the new Digital Age.  3:25-4:20 W210B
EBS Oracle EBS data management efficiency. A comparison of the most popular methods to data handling efficiency
Oracle EBS data management has traditionally had trouble associating itself with the term ‘efficient’. The Forms required to enter data don’t seem to have been made for easy data entry and the time it takes to edit mass amounts of data everyday costs companies a large amount of resource and can cause an unnecessary amount of frustration to those doing the data maintenance.
There are solutions! Make your data handling more efficient and be more productive. Come along to get a colleague’s explanation on all the data loader options. We will discuss the pros and cons of WebADI, Custom Loaders, Data Loaders and feature rich pre-built solutions.
8:30 - 9:25 VT445
EBS Journey to Warehouse Automation for Oracle E-Business Suite Customers
With an increased focus on speed, efficiency, and customer satisfaction, a majority of businesses are contemplating increased investment in warehouse automation now more than ever. In this session, we will walk you through the Automation journey at a few of our E-Business Suite customers, where significant productivity gains were achieved through intelligent integration with warehouse automation technologies. Attendees will walk away with a better sense of some of the challenges involved, and get to see first-hand some of the tools & techniques used to overcome these challenges. 8:30 - 9:25 W210A
EBS Case Studies of Moving from EBS and Excel sheet application to the HCM Cloud
NSF International is a product testing, inspection and certification organization providing services over 150 countries. We choose to move all our HR applications to HCM cloud from Oracle EBS (Core HR, Benefits, Performance Management, Oracle Time and Labor, iRecruitment) and Excel sheets (Compensation Management). We are using Co-Existence model by keeping Oracle Financials in EBS and HR applications in Fusion. We will share our implementation strategy, lessons learned, integration setup and how we maintain these systems. We will share our struggles and successes to provide your company a jumpstart with your own journey to the Cloud.
Objective 1: To share why NSF International selected Fusion HCM and Taleo Recruiting and Onboarding systems over Oracle E-Business Suite
Objective 2: To share our logical approach and implementation strategy in moving HR modules to HCM cloud alongside on-premise applications
Objective 3: To illustrate the road blocks faced during implementation and how we conquered those
Objective 4: To discuss about the integrations between Fusion Cloud, EBS, ADP (Payroll), benefit vendors and other third party providers
Objective 5: To share the lessons learned and maintenance plan going further.
9:35 - 10:30 W210A
EBS The Business Case for ‘Lifting and Shifting’ Oracle EBS to the Oracle Public Cloud
While the race to the cloud continues, many organizations are not ready to rip and replace their existing on premise Oracle ERP systems and launch into a new and costly SaaS implementation. Fortunately, SaaS is not the only rocket ship to the cloud. A much less intrusive approach is to re-platform your existing ERP software to the infrastructure cloud layer. This session will explain the basic concepts of cloud computing, evaluate alternative cloud ERP strategies, and build the business case to continue to leverage your existing EBS investment. 10:40 - 11:35  VT445
EBS Identity Cloud Services; What, Why, and Should We Convert
Software as a Service and Platform as a Service models provide organizations a method of avoiding the troubles of developing and managing services in house.  Working within this construct, security rises to the utmost importance.  Administrators must address the possibilities of data loss, unauthorized access and other possible system breaches while providing authorized users with a manageable experience.  Oracle Identity and Access Management has continued to provide enterprise class security, single sign on, accountability, and self-service capabilities.  Building on this, organizations can leverage Oracle Identity Cloud Services to secure onsite and cloud based applications quickly and reliably.
This presentation will address an introduction to Oracle Identity Cloud Services.  Administrators and decision makers will be provided with an overview of Identity and Access Management and how it can benefit the organization with a focus on Cloud Services and introductions of a few common architectures.
10:40 - 11:35  W210A
EBS Streamline Customer Invoice process with Hidden Features of Oracle Project Billing
(Deloitte Consulting LLP)
Many organizations have complex client contracts and use Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) Project Billing as the primary means of invoicing their customers. Contract terms often contain intricate invoicing requirements that are difficult to achieve without using standard Billing extensions effectively, such as applying hourly rates, markups, and additional fees on the same cost.
In this session, we will discuss how we successfully implemented new functionality in R12 to streamline the invoicing process for complex billing requirements to provide organizations with the ability to invoice groups of transactions within a project, create multiple draft invoices, and release approved invoices to Receivables.
1:15-2:10 W210A
EBS Implementing a Manufacturing Execution System Extension in Oracle EBS
(Deloitte Consulting LLP)
In this session, we will discuss a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) Extension designed for a large Federal Agency to simplify shop floor data entry, enable transaction reporting, provide data integration between an external system and Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS), and streamline manufacturing processes. The solution utilized Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Gateway, Bills of Material (BOM), Routings, Inventory, Shop Floor Manager, and other EBS components to process manufacturing data in a full cycle with user-friendly interfaces and seamless backend processes. Topics to be discussed include key benefits, architectural design, system components, user adoption strategies, and lessons learned. 2:20-3:15 W210A
EBS Integrating Oracle EBS R12 and Maximo EAM using the Maximo Enterprise Adapter
(Deloitte Consulting LLP)
The Maximo Enterprise Adapter (MEA) provides extensive functionality to integrate Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) with IBM’s Maximo Enterprise Asset Manager (EAM) application. In this session, we will present a case study for a federal client where we successfully integrated EAM work order management with their EBS Financials, Procurement, Supply Chain, and Manufacturing solution.
We will discuss our approach towards addressing critical design considerations such as system security and network architecture, techniques used to minimize disruption to their business operations when deploying the solution, and solution benefits, including real-time on-hand item availability, accounting validations, and move order integration.
3:25-4:20 W210A
EPM (Hyperion) Is Your EPM Implementation Falling Behind? The Top 11 Signs
(interRel Consulting)
In the EPM world, there is a constant need to keep moving forward to better and better practices. Applications and processes that used to be sufficient become outdated and stale. There are many reasons implementations at different companies may begin to lag, and environments that were once cutting-edge become antiquated. Come to this session and find out how to recognize when you are falling behind, so you can take action. Find out how to make certain your EPM & BI practices are up to today's standards, so you can keep the competition at bay. 8:30 - 9:25 W210B
EPM (Hyperion) Backstage Pass: Admin features for easier HFM management
Oracle Ace Chris Barbieri takes you backstage to work with some lesser known HFM administrator features. We’ll investigate the Insights module, review common System Messages, and make use of the Admin mode while performing application updates. We’ll discuss a few of HFM’s system settings to control HFM’s behavior and explore the Module Configuration. Finally we’ll cover Shared Services logs and HFM’s data audit log for tracking user activity and data changes. Please note that although some of these features are particular to, many of them apply to earlier versions. 8:30 - 9:25 W210C
EPM (Hyperion) Creating HFM for a New Company
This session will focus on what it took to create new HFM applications to meet the reporting requirements of a newly spun-off company.  The session will provide a project feedback of what it took to provide HFM applications for Adient (Plymouth, Southfield and Detroit based) that was spun off from Johnson Controls.  The presentation will highlight key areas such as design, testing, ever changing reporting requirements, life after go-live and upcoming HFM changes as Adient continues to grow. 9:35 - 10:30 W210B
EPM (Hyperion) Jumpstarting Your Cost Allocations with Profitability & Cost Management Cloud Services (PCMCS)
(interRel Consulting)
Come learn how Oracle Profitability Cost Management Cloud Service gives you a clear and definitive look into your business health. One of Oracle’s newest Cloud Service takes its sister on-premises product, HPCM (Management Ledger applications), and launches it into the Cloud with new and improved features. PCMCS provides a complete graphical interface to simplify the build and execution of complicated allocation rules all in the common EPM Cloud SUI (no scripting required!). Some beloved HPCM features come over like the Traceability interface and Rules balancing report along with new pre-built Dashboards. PCMCS sits entirely on top of Essbase and supports any costing methodology! There is no black box with PCMCS as this Cloud solution allows users to get an inside look at the drivers of costs as they “audit” the profitability of their organization. Learn how PCMCS can help you allocate expenses & get a better understanding of profit & costs at any level in your organization in less than 2 months.  9:35 - 10:30 W210C
EPM (Hyperion) Implementing FDMEE at Cooper Standard
(Cooper Standard Automotive)
Before FDMEE processes
Implementation of FDMEE: Highlights
Version, # of locations, target application, script overview, security and reports
Use of FDMEE for data reconciliation to Enterprise
                Use of FDMEE to load Plan data
Post Go-live FDMEE Projects:
Loading data into HFM Archive App and data validation
What works and pain points
What is in the pipe line : e.g loading stat data using FDMEE
10:40 - 11:35  W210B
EPM (Hyperion) How to Automate in EPM Cloud with the EPMAutomate Utility
(Vertical Edge)
EPM Automate is the batch utility for creating batch scripts in many of the EPM cloud products, such as PBCS and FCCS.  It includes several unique commands that allow you to interact with applications to perform loads, calculations, backups and more.  In this session we will cover how to use the EPM Automate utility and provide several examples along the way to get you started.  You will leave this session with the foundation that you need to get started with your own EPM Automate batches.  10:40 - 11:35  W210C
EPM (Hyperion) Smart View Smart View Everywhere
(General Electric)
Join Oracle ACE Gary Adashek from General Electric GE Digital as he goes into the Oracle Smart View for Office Add-In more commonly known as "Smart View". He will take a look at the common features, tips & tricks and talk about some of the best practices all users of Smart View can take advantage of while interacting with HFM, Essbase, Planning, etc. He will also talk about the many built-in reporting tools that apply dynamic reporting capability as well as many Excel friendly ease of use features. This session will apply to all Smart View users across the multiple providers in EPM or BI and will also provide a demo of the material presented during the session. 1:15-2:10 W210B
EPM (Hyperion) PBCS - A real life lift and shift
Is migrating to PBCS as easy as running LCM export/import?
In this presentation, we'll take you through a real-life migration to PBCS. Along the way, we'll discuss our customer's initial concerns and how we were able to mitigate gaps to ensure a successful transition from on-premise to the Cloud. We'll compare our project plan to the actual tasks and milestones and we'll identify key customer resources contributions and final assessment. Join us to learn about the "gotchas" and some of keys decisions that were made throughout the project.
1:15-2:10 W210C
EPM (Hyperion) Cloud2Cloud – IoT and EPM: Connecting GE’s Predix Industrial Internet Cloud Platform to Oracle’s Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service
(General Electric)
The Internet of Things (IoT), also known as the Industrial Internet, is changing the way industries work. By combining machine-to-machine (M2M) communication, industrial big data analytics, technology, cybersecurity, and automation, it’s
driving new levels of efficiency and productivity.
What if you could predict events before they happened? By connecting machines, gaining operational visibility, and leveraging analytics, you can drive operations to their fullest potential and predict what will happen before it occurs.
GE’s Predix platform is a cloud-based solution that can capture industrial data. Now that you have this valuable information, how do you get it in the hands of the people who need it and in a tool that allows them to use the information to make better decisions?
In this presentation, Venkat Kailasam, Senior Data & Information Architect, and Gary Crisci, Principal Data & Information Architect, will walk you through the Internet of things (IoT). We will illustrate how we capture industrial data from sensors using GE’s Asset Performance Management SaaS cloud solution to determine leading indicators of when large maintenance events are likely to be due and what the nature of the maintenance required will be. Lastly, we will demonstrate how to transfer the data into an Oracle PBCS cloud application for Planning and Budgeting purposes.
Come learn about the next great frontier in information technology and how we are leveraging EPM and IoT to drive better business decisions.
2:20-3:15 W210B
EPM (Hyperion) Winning with Managed Services – A Real World Case Study (CheckPoint) Explore how a large industrials company uses a third party to manage their EPM infrastructure. Knowing their EPM systems are stable and performing as expected gives them more time to manage the business. Learn how they leverage outside expertise to keep their systems humming and respond to incidents quickly and effectively.  2:20-3:15 W210C
EPM (Hyperion) Hyperion HFM to FCCS Cloud Metadata Conversion (EPMWare) Provide a live demonstration of how to convert existing Hyperion HFM metadata to Oracle’s FCCS cloud application using EPMware’s built-in conversion process. EPMware streamlines the HFM to Oracle FCCS metadata conversion process by importing and merging your current HFM hierarchies with the FCCS predefined hierarchies.
We will demonstrate:
- Connecting directly to an FCCS application in the Cloud   via the Oracle REST API and importing the FCCS predefined system hierarchies into EPMware.
- Mapping HFM hierarchies and properties to FCCS dimensions and properties
- Building the FCCS hierarchies by moving the HFM hierarchy members from the HFM legacy hierarchy
- How the moved members are captured as transactions and logged to  provide an audit trail of how the FCCS hierarchies were created.
- How FCCS member properties are edited in EPMware
- How the metadata is immediately deployed or scheduled for deployment to FCCS once approved via the EPMware workflow.
3:25-4:20 W210C
JDE Ten Reasons Upgrades Fail and How to Avoid Them - Michael Guerin A JDE upgrade is becoming easier with the code current and simplified upgrade options from Oracle.  However, upgrades can still be a challenge, and there are some key considerations that should be kept in mind – what we have seen as the top 10 reasons they fail.  Come to this session to learn what they are and how to avoid them.  We will also present and discuss options for pre-upgrade planning and tools that can make an upgrade easier.  10:40 - 11:35  VT450 - Lab
JDE Hidden Compliance and Security Gems - Linda Nelson Compliance and security initiatives can be incredibly time consuming. In this product awareness session, we will walk through what some of the less known features that the modules in the ALLOut family of tools have to offer. We will highlight how utilizing these features can decrease risk and time spent on compliance and security. Walk away with new ideas, reports and methods that you can apply to your daily processes or to assist you in delivering quickly and effectively on projects like the ones below.
• Compliance Reporting & Risk Management
• User Access Reporting• Menu Restructuring
• Data Security• Implementation Automation
• E1 Page Automation• Open to Closed
1:15-2:10 VT445
JDE How Do YouDo (UDO) - Michael Guerin With this latest release, there have been more enhancements made to EnterpriseOne. Not only do customers have increased confidence due to an expanded support window for 9.2, but they also will be able to adopt enhanced capabilities such as Café One, Watchlists, OneView Reporting, UX One, Form Personalization and E-One Pages. During this session, we'll look under the hood of 9.2 as well as discuss the best route for upgrading to the latest tools release so that you can get the most out of JD Edwards. If you're already on 9.2, this is a great opportunity to explore new features and functions that are available to you as well as see what you can do with EnterpriseOne 9.2 from a business and user perspective. Come to this session to hear from Michael Guerin, a 35 year JDE vet and President of TeamCain, who will show and talk about his favorites in the area of User Defined Objects (UDO) and introduce items you need to be aware of. 2:20-3:15 VT445
JDE JDE Update - JDE Matters and why it should matter to you - Pat Mariles - Oracle Digital technologies create connected, agile and real-time businesses. JD Edwards delivers solutions that facilitate digitization of information to help you create competitive advantage. Mobility to move JD Edwards beyond the back office to the point of the business process; IoT to drive real-time insight enabling faster responses to market opportunities; hybrid cloud for operational and business process modernization. JD Edwards enables innovation, maximizing your market opportunities, creating exceptional customer experiences, and gaining improved operational efficiency. Join us to explore how JD Edwards empowers your organization to thrive in the business reality of a digital economy. 3:25-4:20 VT445
Peoplesoft PeopleSoft 9.2 Upgrade & Success Stories -
Vishal Rao - Hexaware Technologies
The presentation showcases the key ingredients needed to cook up a successful upgrade. Participants will get insight on the processes that are involved to complete the upgrade and what requirements should be met to do so.  With a dash of PS 9.2 New Features and three PS HCM and FSCM upgrade case studies to review, the session will also blend in the following:
· New Feature in PeopleSoft 9.2 that our customer adopted
· Adoption of Fluid Interface
· PeopleSoft Update Manager
· Upgrade Process
· Hexaware’s tools used for Upgrade
· Challenges and Issues faced during the upgrade
· Benefits from the features adopted in PS 9.2 along with the latest PeopleTools
· Applying Images Post Upgrade
· Three PS HCM & FSCM  9.2 Case Studies 
8:30 - 9:25 VT450 - Lab
Peoplesoft Getting Started with Maps in OBIEE, OAC and Data Visualization Desktop - InterRel All data has some form of location associated with it. By incorporating a map view of the data we gain a sense of relationship & can see patterns in space that are not easily observed in any form of visualization. Many BI Developers wish to incorporate Map Views is where to start, where to find map boundary data and how to pull it together with data sourced in the subject area. Go behind the curtain on map integration & get a jump start into incorporating Map Views in your BI Dashboards, BI Mobile Applications & Visual Analyzer.
This session will show via demos the steps necessary for developers to set up OBIEE and MapViewer to work together and present Map Views in OBIEE Analysis and Dashboards. I will also show how to extend map layers into Mobile App Designer and Data Visualization Desktop and Visual Analyzer with OAC.
8:30 - 9:25 VT460
Peoplesoft Implementation of eProfile & benefits of using Talent Summary & Manager Dashboard -
Vishal Rao - Hexaware Technologies
Presentation focuses on benefits of using dashboards by managers such as Talent Summary Dashboard and Manager Dashboard in PeopleSoft to review the information related to employees reporting to them as well as use of Fluid Interface to review and approve the information related to employees reporting to them using tablets and smart phones. The session will focus on:
· Managing personal information
· Setup related to Dashboard
· Approval Pagelets
· Manager Dashboard
· Use of Fluid Interface
· Talent Summary Dashboard
9:35 - 10:30 VT450 - Lab
Peoplesoft Utilizing 9.2 Fluid and Classic to Optimize FSCM Operations - Larry Zagata - MIPRO Consulting MIPRO will demonstrate how organizations inefficiently using PeopleSoft FSCM can overcome struggles, take advantage of Fluid, Classic and optimize PeopleSoft. Leveraging a procurement example, you will learn how to configure these PeopleSoft capabilities for your own organization.
Objective 1: Learn about the current capabilities of PeopleSoft 9.2. The power of PeopleSoft can be configured to improve the user experience and make daily operations significantly more efficient. 
Objective 2:  Learn how to configure PeopleSoft for optimization - Through the use of Fluid tiles, pivot grids, fluid navigation collections, work centers, embeddable pagelets/dashboards, forms and drilling URLs, PeopleSoft Procurement can be efficient. 
Objective 3:  This presentation is for functional resources, business analysts and technical developers.  While the presentation is mainly about procurement, the concepts apply across all of PeopleSoft.
Take these concepts back to your organization and use this new knowledge to promote a better user experience leveraging PeopleSoft.
1:15-2:10 VT450 - Lab
Peoplesoft How effective is your organization in optimizing working capital, campaign-to-cash and financial close?  By Keith Darter - Magnitude Software Measuring the components of working capital in a way that’s actionable is a major challenge for many organizations. The same goes for campaign-to-cash, financial close, audit and risk management, and divestiture and M&A. Requirements include: different information at various levels within a company; high-level metrics to measure against annual operating plans and forecasts for executives; and more granular information for divisional management to track their working capital performance targets. Business analysts require even more detailed metrics to pinpoint inefficiencies and recommend specific corrective actions.
In this presentation, we’ll examine the key challenges for measuring working capital components and actionable metrics to yield savings, as well as boldly go beyond the efficiency side of the equation to the growth side.
2:20-3:15 VT450 - Lab
Peoplesoft EZCORP Case Study - Lift and Shift PeopleSoft to Oracle Cloud - Arvind Rajan / Edward Anguiano - Astute Business Solutions EZCORP Successfully Deploys PeopleSoft on Oracle Cloud
EZCORP was looking for a streamlined process for moving their PeopleSoft Production infrastructure to the Oracle Cloud while maintaining a Hybrid Cloud solution with integrations to On-Premise applications. Rapidly deploy PeopleSoft Finance and HR on Oracle Cloud with zero business impact Replicate the existing application setup, configuration, and integration on the cloud as-is. Integrate, test, and deploy the Hybrid Cloud solution to work with On-Premise applications.
EZCORP needed a partner to help them Lift and Shift PeopleSoft Financials and HR applications to Oracle Cloud. EZCORP wanted this project to be completed within a tight schedule to meet Finance quarter-end and HR payroll calendar constraints. EZCORP wanted a partner with prior PeopleSoft on Oracle Cloud deployment experience as well as Lift and Shift from On-Premise to cloud. It was important to deploy PeopleSoft applications as-is with no changes at all.
Services Provided by Astute, Astute provided the following services to EZCORP:
Conducted a Cloud Assessment to define scope, timeline, and high-level architecture for Oracle Cloud. Built a detailed project plan for PeopleSoft and Hyperion applications Lift and Shift that included system build, integration, and data validation
Defined cloud deployment architecture for production and non-production applications, including all integration points, high availability, load-balancing, and nightly replications of the production-to-QA Sandbox instance. Collaborated with EZCORP teams to define and build Oracle Cloud SDN, Network ACLs, High Availability architecture, configured the PeopleSoft cloud manager, and established network connectivity. Performed the initial PeopleSoft software installation on the cloud and restored the database on the cloud servers. Configured and compiled the environments and helped EZCORP complete the patching and run the security scan. Helped EZCORP test all the integrations and complete the functional and performance testing. Assisted the client with disaster recovery (DR) rehearsal, defined the cut-over plan, executed the final cut over and the “go live” successfully. Helped client automate the software delivery lifecycle and improve the productivity and quality of the software development.
3:25-4:20 VT450 - Lab
Tech/Tools Backup to the cloud and Beyond - Real Solutions - Charles Kim - Viscosity Let us challenge your thoughts about backing up files to Oracle Cloud.  Every customer should be considering RMAN backups of their databases to Oracle Cloud (if not already).   Oracle provides the most secure and optimal methods to backup the database to the cloud.  Backing up the Oracle database to the cloud is just the tip of the iceberg.   With ERP systems, we need to consider backups beyond just the database.  We have to think outside the box and consider the entire solution and include non-database files such as EBS binaries, middleware backups, documents, reports, logs, etc.
We will present a deep-dive content of backing up the database and EBS applications to Oracle Cloud.  We will provide in-depth insight and real-life examples of backing up the database to the cloud and restoring the database from the cloud.
We will also demonstrate how to leverage Oracle’s Storage Cloud Storage Appliance to backup other non-database files.  We will demonstrate various methods to uploading and downloading various types files to the Cloud and how to drive performance.  Demonstration of the Oracle Storage Cloud Storage Appliance will be provided.  Command-line interface to upload/download files directly to Oracle Cloud will be shared. 
8:30 - 9:25 AUDITORIUM VT550
Tech/Tools Apex 5.1 - Interactive Grid and Other New Features - John King - King Training  APEX 5.1 became available in December 2016 after multiple “Early Adopter” trials and lots of testing. This session will explore some of APEX’s new features including Interactive Grid, Charts integrated with Oracle JET, and more. Attendees will see how Interactive Grid provides the best features of Interactive Reports and Tabular Forms and how easy it is to create a Master->Detail->Detail experience for your users. Universal theme and UX improvements are many, come see how the Per-User Preferences and Asynchronous Dynamic Actions work. 8:30 - 9:25 VT425
Tech/Tools Whats new in 12.2: Oracle database 12.2 New Features - Charles Kim.- Viscosity Summary: There's a myriad of enhancements available in Oracle Database 12.2. The group of Oracle ACE Directors will rapid-fire pertinent Oracle Database 12.2 new features to the audience in the following focused areas:
1. RAC
3. In-Memory Option
4. Partitioning Option
5. Multi-Tenancy (PDB) Option
6. Data Guard
8. General Database
Composed of Oracle ACE Directors, we will share our extensive beta testing experience and demonstrate how any Oracle DBA/developer can take immediate advantage of these new features. We will share all of the code examples from our presentation so you can take immediate advantage of the new features and add them to your arsenal.
9:35 - 10:30 AUDITORIUM VT550
Tech/Tools Partition Exchange in Oracle and Oracle 12c New Features - bijaya.k.pusty - #1) Demo with Partition Exchange and with its pros vs cons

#2) Oracle 12c new Features
9:35 - 10:30 VT425
Tech/Tools Getting WITH it  (sub-query Factoring) - Ric Van Dyke - Hotsos, Inc. Using the WITH clause to create subquery factors has been in the Oracle SQL language since version 9, and it’s had some recent improvements to make it even better.   If you’ve not used the WITH clause this will be a perfect introduction for you to learn about it and if you’ve used it before this will give you a look into some of the new features like recursive subquery factoring and using PL/SQL in your WITH clause.  Come on over and get with it!  9:35 - 10:30 VT445
Tech/Tools Scaling out Oracle Weblogic Server - Michael.mikhailidi -   10:40 - 11:35  AUDITORIUM VT550
Tech/Tools Do you lack stability in your life?  Oracle Execution Plans - Janis Griffin - Solarwinds Unexpected changes in execution plans can have disastrous effects on your database performance. Changes such as optimizer versions and statistics, schema/metadata definitions, and system settings can cause a plan to change, which often times is not for the better.  In this presentation, Janis Griffin, database performance evangelist, SolarWinds, will explore the history of plan management and deep dive into the several features that can improve plan stability.   The participant will learn what causes plans to change and how to view the optimizer’s reasons for those changes. Janis will demonstrate how adaptive plans, cursor sharing and statistic feedback can impact plan changes. Finally, several case studies will be shown on how to use features such as baselines, patches, and profiles, to help improve plan stability. 10:40 - 11:35  VT425
Tech/Tools Tech - Panel Discussion   11:45-12:15 AUDITORIUM VT550
Tech/Tools Exadata IORM: Tips & Tricks to Achieve Optimal Performance in Cloud or On-prem - Kasey Parker - Centroid Whether on-prem or in cloud, have you noticed Exadata performance is not as consistent as utilization increases? Inconsistent performance can be worse than poor performance. Where do you turn? Exadata has a solution, IO Resource Manager (IORM), but it's often not used or misused. This session covers best practices learned from implementing IORM at many organizations to eliminate degradation during peak and mixed workload, dramatically improve performance and avoid expense of expanding Exadata. We'll dive into IORM architecture, resource plans, monitoring and how to manage mixed workloads and/or consolidate DBs. Gotchas, not in the documentation, will be covered; as will using newer 12c IORM features like flash cache and PDB management. 1:15-2:10 AUDITORIUM VT550
Tech/Tools Reducing Infiltration Risks through Enhanced Cyber Security - Rohit Dean - Deloitte   1:15-2:10 VT425
Tech/Tools Tales from the battlefield - Upgrading to 12cR2 - Michael Gangler - Secure-24 Every Cloud migration project has its share of unique challenges.  With the demands of the business to experience as little downtime as possible, a migration can be eased by knowing what mechanisms and tools exist before a project begins.  This project had tight timeframes,  large databases, database upgrades and the CLOUD.    The session is a real use-case scenario demonstrating the challenges and successes of migrating numerous large, (>10TB) databases from on-prem to the cloud. This session will discuss the tips, tricks and solutions that provided the ability to overcome the challenges faced when failure isn’t an option. This presentation will help any implementer or project to navigate the Cloud Migration river and avoid the rapids. 2:20-3:15 VT425
Tech/Tools Getting started in Oracle Cloud(Iaas/Paas) - Ajay Aora -  Centroid The session will give details on migrating On-Premises  Oracle E-Business from to Oracle Public Cloud. We will discuss multiple options and Pros/cons for each option. 3:25-4:20 AUDITORIUM VT550
Tech/Tools Case Study: Real-time Data Integration using Service Oriented Architecture - Courtney Palmer  - Deloitte This session has been Cancelled by the presenter 3:25-4:20 VT425