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March/April 2011


Technology Events

Conferences and sessions to help you stay on the cutting edge


Alliance 2011

March 27–30, Denver, Colorado
The world’s largest gathering of higher education, public sector, and federal users of Oracle applications offers more than 470 user-driven sessions in 20 tracks. Tim Sanders, former chief solutions officer and leadership coach at Yahoo!, is the keynote speaker. Preconference training sessions are available March 24–26. Get all the details and sign up at  

North American Shared Services & Outsourcing Week


Oracle User Groups


 Israel Oracle User Group Application Event
March 8, Tel Aviv, Israel

 Paris Java User Group Meetings
March 8 and April 12, Paris, France

 Java Metroplex Users Group Meetings
March 9 and April 13, Dallas, Texas

 St. Louis Java Users Group Meetings
March 10 and April 14, St. Louis, Missouri

 OAUG Connection Point—Dubai
March 16–17, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

 Nashville Oracle Users Group Meetings
March 16 and April 20, Nashville, Tennessee

 UKOUG Solaris and Open Solaris SIG Meetings
March 16 and April 20, London, England

 Calgary Oracle Users Group Meetings
March 17 and April 21, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

 Hungarian Oracle User Group Spring Seminar
March 28–30, Eger, Hungary

 Oracle Benelux User Group Connect Conference
March 29, Brussels, Belgium

 Journée Utilisateurs 2011
March 30, Paris, France,,  

 OUG Ireland Conference 2011
March 30, Dublin, Ireland

 Utah Oracle Users Group Training Days
March 30–31, Sandy, Utah

 Oracle User Group Norway Spring Seminar
April 7–9, Oslo, Norway


 St. Louis Oracle Users Group Meeting
April 14, St. Louis, Missouri


March 1–3, Orlando, Florida
The largest annual gathering of shared services professionals in the world is a multitrack event for executives from startup, intermediate, and mature shared-services companies. The program includes keynotes, workshops, master classes, site tours, and an awards ceremony. Featured speakers include Mark Johnson, vice president of enterprise shared services at Kraft Foods, and Carol Danoff, vice president of global procurement at Mattell.  

Hotsos Symposium 2011

March 6–10, Irving, Texas
This conference is dedicated to issues of Oracle Database system performance and fosters frequent speaker and attendee interaction. Presentations focus on techniques, experimental results, and field-tested scripts that attendees can apply to real-world tasks. Oracle ACE Karen Morton leads an optional training day on March 10.  

CPIC Conference 2011

March 9–10, Washington DC
Capital planning and investment control (CPIC) is the focus of this conference, which covers public-sector program management, costing and scheduling, performance evaluation, and portfolio management. 

TheServerSide Java Symposium 2011

March 16–18, Las Vegas, Nevada
More than 40 technical sessions and more than 35 presenters will reveal little-known tips, tricks, tactics, and techniques for Java projects. Tracks for the symposium include core Java, architecture, language, tools and techniques, agile, and cloud. Keynote speakers include Steve Harris, senior vice president of application server development at Oracle; Rod Johnson, creator of the Spring framework; and Adam Messinger, vice president of development for Oracle Fusion Middleware.  

AAMGA Automation and Technology Management Conference

March 19–22, Dallas, Texas
Open to IT and management professionals, this conference—sponsored by the American Association of Managing General Agents (AAMGA)—includes sessions on security, social networking exposure, and industry payment methods and includes content for both technical and business decision-makers.  

International Symposium on Grids & Clouds (ISGC) 2011

March 19–25, Taipei, Taiwan
ISGC is the primary international distributed computing forum in the Asia-Pacific region and focuses on grid and cloud research and applications. Topics include interoperability, distributed computing approaches, and new commercial services. 

Accenture Oracle Leadership Council 2011

March 20–23, Miami Beach, Florida
This meeting of senior-level business and technology executives presents an opportunity for leaders to learn from leaders. Attendees will share best practices on how to leverage Oracle solutions to successfully navigate business challenges and realize better return on investment. 

info360—the AIIM Expo

March 21–24, Washington DC
Sponsored by the Association for Information and Image Management, this gathering features multiple concurrent conference programs, nine preconference certification workshops, main stage sessions, and an invitation-only executive summit. Conference topics include business intelligence, business process management, cloud computing, mobile content management, enterprise collaboration, and more. 

Data Center World

March 27–31, Las Vegas, Nevada
This conference for hands-on IT and technology management professionals features peer learning opportunities, datacenter tours, tutorials, and multiple tracks including cloud computing and datacenter management and protection. 


April 4–7, Santa Clara, California
Produced by Computerworld and the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), this conference for IT infrastructure professionals includes more than 120 educational sessions in 14 tracks, including the energy-efficient datacenter, the converged network, cloud storage, and virtual desktop infrastructure. 

CompTIA Annual Member Meeting

April 6–8, Chicago, Illinois

This gathering includes sessions for the cloud/software-as-a-service community, small-business owners, unified-communications providers, healthcare IT leaders, and other IT vertical markets. New initiatives and best practices will be shared. 

2011 Geospatial Solutions Conference

April 10–14, Grapevine (Dallas), Texas
Sponsored by the Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA), this conference includes content for the public sector; gas, electric, telecommunications, and water utility providers; and transportation, sustainable energy, and smart-grid companies.  

O’Reilly MySQL Conference & Expo

April 11–14, Santa Clara, California
Get the latest information on MySQL and related technologies, including integration strategies, scale-out technologies, administration, security, and techniques such as stored procedures.

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 Register for Oracle OpenWorld 2011
October 2–6, 2011, in San Francisco, California

Miracle Open World 2011

April 13–15, Billund, Denmark
With four major tracks—Oracle, Microsoft, Java, and open source—each with 11 sessions, this conference gives IT professionals access to deep technical knowledge from leading presenters and fellow delegates. While Miracle Open World is known for its high level of technical content, sessions at a “medium” technical level are also available. Speakers for the Oracle track include Cary Millsap, Arne Møller, Morten Tangaa, and Mette Stephansen. 

Water and Wastewater CIO Forum

April 25–28, Chicago, Illinois
Coordinated by Inflection Point Solutions, this is the only event of its kind for IT leaders in the water and wastewater utility industry. Attendees will discuss IT leadership challenges and solutions, learn about the future of utility-industry IT, and have opportunities for networking. 


April 26–29, Moscow, Russia
The 7th International Exhibition and Conference of Smart Cards and Information Security Systems focuses on recent achievements of the plastic card industry, including technologies for information protection and smartcard production.


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