COLLABORATE 20: Technology and Applications Forum for the Oracle Community

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Business Goals/Outcomes

COLLABORATE education sessions are categorized by the Business Goals and Outcomes they help you achieve, described below. The detailed session agenda is located here. 

Multi-layered Security Planning

Security has become a top concern for almost all industries and business sizes, but too many organizations continue to segment their security strategy, planning their defenses within the silos of previous business structures and by unit. Learn why it’s important to develop a larger vision for your organization’s security strategy, and how to implement it from your infrastructure up to your application. You’ll also learn about important security design strategies for managing employees, customers and partners.

Performance in the Data Center

The Oracle relational database continues to evolve to include more new features, and as a result, has become even more complicated. On top of all the daily challenges of maintaining a high performance database, now you have to be sure the data are available 24/7 and compatible with other systems. These sessions will provide DBAs of every experience level and industry with the tools to identify and break through bottlenecks, get insight into tuning best practices (as well as where you should NOT be making changes), and plan proactively for your organization's future needs.

Managing Rapid Data Growth

There’s a lot of talk about data-driven decision making, and how much information is available today to help businesses grow, but before you can benefit from this data, you have to manage it. Learn how to balance business demands on your current infrastructure to prioritize key processes, plan for continued and exponential data growth, and develop a plan for how to organize and store data to provide the best balance of access, speed and security

Business Transformation Through Big Data

Many enterprises worldwide are using big data analytics for implementing operational strategies and facilitating business transformation. The real-time analysis of data is enabling enterprises worldwide to make quick and effective business decisions —  not just in response to trends, but by predicting them before they become obvious. Attendees can learn more about the technologies supporting Big Data management, tools and technologies for analyzing these major workloads, and what the impact of these kinds of analysis can yield.

Applications Development

If you’re looking for growth, leading edge technology and the emergence of new trends, there’s no better area of focus than application development. Mobile devices are creating an incredible demand for real-time engagement and access to data and information, and organizations that want to beat their competitors are looking to application development to help drive customer loyalty, build brand and visibility, enhance business performance and capture even more data. These sessions will help attendees learn more about best practices for application development, provide training on key tools and technologies, and discuss the way development processes are changing the way business is done. It isn’t just SQL and PL/SQL anymore. Learn what new tools are available and needed to remain competitive in a rapidly changing IT environment

Journey to the Cloud

Discussions on Cloud permeate technology discussions. But how does one know when to move, what to move, or how to move. And what will it cost, how much will I save, and how will it make my business more successful. Should I re-implement, “lift and shift,” or choose a hybrid solution. What does the cloud mean to my employees, my customers, my suppliers. This focus area highlights the various flavors of cloud and how companies can determine how much cloud is right for them and how to manage the change for all involved parties.

Optimizing Your On-premise Applications

Companies have invested in buying and installing a multitude of business applications that run within their own data centers and, for a variety of reasons, want to continue to run these applications where they currently reside. For these companies “faster, better, with more innovation, cheaper” have been and remain management’s mantra. This focus area highlights how companies can achieve these objectives through better configuration, inventive utilization of new features, and management of their existing installations.

Emerging Technologies

Every day there’s another news story about IoT, Blockchain, AI, Machine Learning — a whole host of new opportunities and new challenges. If you’re wondering what these technologies mean to your day, you’re not alone. In these sessions, we’ll help to dig through the buzzwords and get to a real definition of how these technologies work, and how they're changing your day and your business.


Security Risk and Compliance is not just about business controls that legislation requires. It makes sound business sense to protect your reputation, remain competitive, ensure your staff follows your business processes and control your business finances, in addition to any legislation or industry requirements. Follow this track if you are affected by government regulations or industry requirements, you want to improve your management of business risk and enable your organization to operate more effectively

“Lift and Shift” for Current Workloads

Learn how to run any workload, such as on-premise production or test environments, in an enterprise-grade compute/storage/network cloud managed, and supported by Oracle to increase agility and productivity for your business.

New Workloads in the Cloud

There’s been a lot of focus on how to migrate existing workloads and data centers to the cloud, but if you only think about current work, you’re missing a huge opportunity. There are significant advantages to putting your new work in the cloud, but only if you can make it work with your existing on-prem environment. Get a good cross-section of how to provision, test and launch in the cloud, as well as ways to integrate with your existing applications and data.

What Past Attendees Had to Say

Bring a team from a broad range of functional areas; that way you get to get a combined view of the whole picture.