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January/February 2011


Technology Events

Conferences and sessions to help you stay on the cutting edge


Mobile World Congress

February 14–17, Barcelona, Spain
This global conference focusing on mobile technology and business includes keynotes and action-provoking panel discussions; an exhibition featuring more than 1,300 vendors; App Planet, an application-focused gathering; an awards program highlighting innovative mobile solutions and initiatives; and plentiful networking opportunities. Get details and sign up at


National Retail Federation Annual Conference

January 9–12, New York, New York
“Retail’s BIG Show” marks its 100th anniversary with keynote speeches; more than 60 educational sessions covering topics including information technology, online retailing, supply chain, and sustainability; a 150,000-square-foot exposition with more than 500 vendors; and several networking events.


Construction CPM Conference

January 12–15, Orlando, Florida
This inaugural conference explores critical path method (CPM) scheduling concepts and software solutions, and features 100 sessions covering CPM software, theory, and project management. Sessions on Oracle’s Primavera P3 and P6, as well as a Primavera special interest group meeting, are planned.


IDC’s Optimizing Sourcing Strategy Conference

January 19, Paris, France
This French-language event, sponsored by International Data Corporation (IDC), will cover insourcing and outsourcing, onshoring and offshoring, cloud computing, and other information and communications technology (ICT) sourcing strategies available to today’s CIOs. Participants will discuss how to select and implement appropriate ICT building blocks and delivery models without creating data silos or bottlenecks. 


Oracle University Enterprise Business Intelligence Seminar with Mark Rittman

January 24–25, Geneva, Switzerland
January 27–28, Zurich, Switzerland
February 14–15, Oslo, Norway
Oracle ACE Director Mark Rittman leads this class on the architecture and capabilities of Oracle Business Intelligence 11g. Topics include enhancements to the software’s semantic model to support Oracle Essbase and Oracle OLAP, enhancements to Oracle Dashboards and Oracle Answers, Oracle Application Development Framework development, and more.


Global Services Conference

January 27, New York, New York
This conference includes a full day of sessions on global outsourcing, featuring parallel tracks on sourcing leadership and best practices. Topics include cloud-based delivery models, the convergence of IT and business process outsourcing, and emerging destinations.



Oracle User Groups


 Boston MySQL Monthly Meetups
January 10 and February 14, Boston, Massachusetts

 Houston User Group for Sun (HUGS) Monthly Meetups
January 11 and February 8, Houston, Texas

 PackerLand Users Group Meeting
January 12, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

 Silicon Valley JavaFX User Group Meetings
January 12 and February 9, Redwood Shores, California

 Northern California OAUG Training Day
January 13, Santa Clara, California

 Georgia Oracle Users Group Meetings
January 13 and February 10, Dunwoody, Georgia

 New England Java Users Group Meetings
January 13 and February 10, Burlington, Massachusetts

 Western Washington Oracle Users Group Meetings
January 13 and February 10, Seattle, Washington

January 19, London, England

 Twin Cities Oracle Users Group Quarterly Meeting
January 20, Golden Valley, Minnesota

 Central Florida Oracle Users Group Meetings
January 24 and February 28, Orlando, Florida

 Suncoast Oracle Users Group Meetings
January 27 and February 24, Tampa, Florida

 Boston Java Meetup
February 7, Boston, Massachusetts

 Rocky Mountain Oracle Users Group Training Days
February 15–17, Denver, Colorado


Gartner Business Intelligence Summit

January 31–February 1, London, England
Learn to leverage business intelligence (BI) and performance management to get broader adoption of BI tools, gain more return on investment from their use, and make better decisions. Topics include advanced analytics, cost optimization, data quality and integration, and frameworks and metrics. 


DistribuTECH Conference and Exhibition

February 1–3, San Diego, California
This event is the utility industry’s leading smart grid conference and exposition. Topics include automation and control systems, energy efficiency, demand response, renewable energy integration, advanced metering, test and diagnostic system operation and reliability, power delivery equipment, and water utility technology.


ARC World Industry Forum

February 7–10, Orlando, Florida
With the theme “driving innovation, sustainability, and performance,” this gathering focuses on industrial collaboration across key functional areas such as IT, engineering, operations, and maintenance. Topics include sustainability, project management, and asset performance management. 


LogiMAT 2011

February 8–10, Stuttgart, Germany
The leading international trade fair for the intralogistics sector in Europe features forums and displays on topics including distribution, materials handling, and information flow. More than 750 exhibitors from 20 countries are expected in the 560,000-square-foot exhibition hall.



February 14–16, Stockholm, Sweden
Organized in cooperation with Java Forum Stockholm, this conference has grown steadily since its founding in 2007. It features speakers from Sweden and around the world focusing on Java and related techniques such as dynamic languages and agile development. New topics this year include cloud computing, Java performance antipatterns, and pair programming. 


RSA Conference

February 14–18, San Francisco, California
This annual security conference explores topics including cryptography, legislation, and government and policy mandates. Keynotes, breakout sessions, and tutorials will cover all facets of information security, IT management, programming, development, and executive management. 


Forrester’s Enterprise Architecture Forum 2011

February 17–18, San Francisco, California

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Through keynotes and four tracks of sessions, this forum provides an integrated understanding of business, information, and technology architecture, as well as the benefits that can be realized when these domains are harnessed together. 


HIMSS11 Annual Conference and Exhibition

February 20–24, Orlando, Florida
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference covers solutions and technologies for patient safety and quality, regulatory compliance, and business best practices. Topics include the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), business intelligence, healthcare reform, human-computer interfaces, interactive health communications, and workforce development.


SCALE 9x: Southern California Linux Expo

February 25–27, Los Angeles, California
At this annual Linux expo, choose from technical seminars across five tracks, including a beginners’ track, a developers’ track, and a new system administration track for attendees interested in using open source alternatives for system administration tasks. The expo also includes displays and demos from commercial software and hardware vendors. In addition, local nonprofit organizations such as Linux user groups will offer tutorials on open source software. 


EnergyBiz Leadership Forum

February 27–March 1, Washington DC
This forum brings together energy industry executives, policymakers, regulators, consumers, financiers, and the legal community to tackle issues that the energy industry faces over the next five years. Attendees will discuss changes in technology, regulation, economics, and politics.


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