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January/February 2012



Technology Events

Conferences and sessions to help you stay on the cutting edge


Storage Visions 2012 Conference

January 8–9, Las Vegas, Nevada
Executives, analysts, and digital technology professionals discuss how digital content will be created, protected, and stored. The conference also focuses on the choice between local and cloud storage, especially as the quantity of high-resolution content increases.

eHealth Initiative Annual Conference

January 11–12, Washington, DC
Under the title “Cancer, Diabetes, and Heart Disease: Improving Care Through eHealth,” this conference assembles more than 300 participants who drive improvement in the quality, safety, and efficiency of healthcare through information technology. 

National Retail Federation 101st Annual Convention and EXPO

January 15–18, New York, New York
President Bill Clinton keynotes at “Retail’s BIG Show,” an industry event that offers education, networking, and an expo hall. Session tracks include digital and mobile retailing, IT, and more. 

Oracle Technology Network Sys Admin Day

January 18, Salt Lake City, Utah
Created specifically for systems administrators who use (or want to use) Oracle Solaris and Oracle Linux, this bring-your-own-laptop event offers OS-specific hands-on training. 

Construction CPM Conference

January 21–25, Orlando, Florida
This conference covers the theory and practice of the critical path method (CPM) of schedule analysis and includes training on CPM software products, including Oracle’s Primavera P6 applications. Vendor-specific user forums and networking events are included. 

Electric Light and Power Executive Conference

January 22–23, San Antonio, Texas
Utility industry leaders network and discuss the challenges and opportunities their companies face. The conference includes a focus on helping utilities and their customers move toward, and adapt to, a sustainable energy future. 

Personalized Medicine World Conference

January 23–24, Mountain View, California
This gathering of more than 1,000 thought leaders from business, government, healthcare, research, and technology examines the advances and challenges of personalized medicine. Products and services from startups and public companies alike are on display.

HIMSS12 Annual Conference and Exhibition

February 20–24, Las Vegas, Nevada
Sponsored by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, this weeklong gathering of healthcare technology professionals offers more than 300 educational sessions in 23 categories such as mobile health, business and clinical analytics, and meaningful use. Get all the details and register at


Oracle User Groups


 Oracle Storage Archive Manager User Group Meeting
January 10, Austin, Texas

 Silicon Valley JavaFX User Group Event
January 11, Redwood Shores, California

 Software Quality Group of New England Meetings
January 11 and February 8, Burlington, Massachusetts

 Georgia Oracle Users Group Meetings
January 12 and February 9, Atlanta, Georgia

 FatWire User Group Meeting
January 17, London, England

 Calgary Oracle Users Group Meeting
January 19, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

 BayLISA Meetings
January 19 and February 16, Mountain View, California

 Northeast Ohio Oracle Users Group Meeting
January 20, Independence, Ohio

 Greater Cincinnati Oracle User Group Tom Kyte Day
January 23, Blue Ash, Ohio

 Oracle User Group Leaders’ Summit
January 23–25, Redwood Shores, California

 Suncoast Oracle User Group Monthly Meetings
January 26 and February 23, Tampa, Florida

 LA Ruby Conference
February 2–4, Burbank, California

 Memphis Area Oracle User Group Meeting
February 14, Memphis, Tennessee

 Rocky Mountain Oracle Users Group Training Days
February 14–16, Denver, Colorado


OOP 2012

January 23–27, Munich, Germany
Under the banner of “Sustainability: Empowering the Next Generation,” thousands of software architects, developers, and IT professionals discuss agile, SOA, mobility, embedded development, and modern software engineering topics. 

DistribuTECH Conference and Exhibition

January 24–26, San Antonio, Texas
This smart grid conference and exposition for the utility industry includes 13 educational tracks and 300 speakers. Topics include automation and control systems, energy efficiency, demand response, renewable energy integration, advanced metering, water utility technology, and more. 

RootsTech Family History and Technology Conference

February 2–4, Salt Lake City, Utah
This conference brings technologists and genealogists together to learn from each other and address challenges in family history research. Attendees benefit from hands-on workshops and interactive presentations on topics including cloud computing, mobile apps, social networking, and geo-mapping.

NDSS Symposium 2012

February 5–8, San Diego, California
At the 19th annual Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS), the global internet community discusses cutting-edge advances in the science and application of network and distributed systems security. 

Gartner Business Intelligence Summit

February 6–7, London, England
This summit addresses important business intelligence (BI) topics such as BI innovations, the relationship between analytics and BI, methods for improving data quality, business involvement in BI initiatives, master data management, and cloud analytics.  

Oracle Financial Services and Insurance Forum

February 7, New York, New York
Oracle executives, partners, and decision-makers from the financial services industry collaborate and share best practices and ideas for meeting business challenges such as changing customer demands and regulations.  

TDWI World Conference

February 12–17, Las Vegas, Nevada
This conference features six days of in-depth data warehousing courses, plus a three-day executive summit on executing an enterprise data strategy. Expert speakers and case studies illuminate these topics. 

Cloud Connect Santa Clara

February 13–16, Santa Clara, California
Learn about cloud technologies and platforms at this conference. Topics on the agenda include big data processing, parallel computing, mobile cloud, private clouds, and infrastructure.

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USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST ’12)

February 14–17, San Jose, California
FAST ’12 is a venue for researchers and practitioners to explore the design, implementation, evaluation, and deployment of storage systems ranging from low-level storage devices to information management systems. 

Chief Information Security Officer Middle East Summit and Roundtable

February 27–29, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
At this summit, CISOs discuss information security trends including data leakage, privacy, insider threats, security governance, risk continuities, digital IP theft, mobility, encryption, cloud computing, and cyberterrorism. 

Mobile World Congress

February 27–March 1, Barcelona, Spain
“Redefining mobile” is the theme of this year’s mobile technology and business conference. More than 60,000 attendees are expected for this event, which includes a conference program, exhibition, and awards program. App Planet, a conference in its own right, is the world’s largest gathering of apps developers—more than 10,000 are expected. 

RSA Conference

February 27–March 2, San Francisco, California
This event for information security leaders includes 17 technical tracks, more than 220 hands-on sessions (including several peer-to-peer events), and more than 350 technology vendor exhibits. 

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