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May/June 2012



Technology Events

Conferences and sessions to help you stay on the cutting edge


Oracle Cloud Conference

May 3, Helsinki, Finland; May 8, Hamburg, Germany; May 9, Berlin, Germany; May 10, Cologne, Germany
Learn from Oracle’s cloud experts how to choose a public or private cloud that fits your enterprise; how to transition to a private cloud that includes self-service, autoscaling, and metering/chargeback; and how to select from Oracle’s various cloud services. Other dates and venues to be announced at   

CS Week Conference 36

May 1–4, Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
More than 60 workshops at this utility customer service conference cover topics including smart infrastructure, customer engagement, payments, credit and collections, field customer service, billing, and strategy and management.


Oracle User Groups


 Oracle Performance Firefighting 2012
May 7–9, Melbourne, Australia

 Boulder Java User Group Meeting
May 8, Boulder, Colorado

 DOAG 2012 Applications
May 8–10, Berlin, Germany

 Advanced Oracle Performance Analysis
May 10–11, Melbourne, Australia

 Bulgarian Oracle User Group Spring Conference
May 11–13, Borovets, Bulgaria

 UKOUG Solaris SIG Meeting
May 16, London, England

 Oracle Conference on the James
May 17, Williamsburg, Virginia

 Utah Java Users Group Meetings
May 17 and June 21, Murray, Utah

 Rocky Mountain Oracle Users Group Quarterly Educational Workshop
May 18, Broomfield, Colorado

 Southern California Oracle Users Group Quarterly Meeting
May 22, Irvine, California

 2012 Oracle Spatial User Conference
May 22–23, Washington DC

 Greater Cincinnati Oracle User Group Meeting
May 23, Cincinnati, Ohio

 OUG Harmony 2012 Latvia
June 1, Riga, Latvia

 NYOUG Summer General Meeting
June 5, New York, New York

 New England Oracle Applications User Group Conference
June 11, Worcester, Massachusetts

 UKOUG Hyperion Planning and Essbase SIG Meeting
June 12, London, England

Forrester’s Enterprise Architecture Forum

May 3–4, Las Vegas, Nevada
Learn how to infuse enterprise architecture into a business to improve business agility while streamlining costs and minimizing complexity. Sessions include presentations by analysts and industry experts, executive forums, case studies, and networking events.

eHealth Week

May 7–9, Copenhagen, Denmark
This gathering of global professionals working in healthcare and health IT includes dedicated sessions for CIOs; a World of Health IT track; presentations on host country Denmark’s e-health initiatives; and speakers from healthcare, government, and technology companies.

Metering Billing/CRM Asia 2012

May 8–9, Bangkok, Thailand

This two-day, three-track program for the utilities industry covers smart meters, meter designs and features, meter data management, and customer engagement.

Oracle Utilities Day in Benelux

May 9, Utrecht, Netherlands
Analysts, industry experts, and Oracle executives will discuss the major trends and challenges facing utilities in Benelux. The event features multiple parallel streams and case studies in the morning followed by an afternoon roundtable discussion.

2012 ACORD LOMA Insurance Systems Forum

May 15–17, Orlando, Florida
Insurance technology thought leaders will discuss analytics, business strategy, cloud computing, enterprise architecture, mobile technology, operational efficiency, regulatory issues, social media tools, system development, and related topics.


May 16–18, Poznan, Poland
This conference on Java and Java Virtual Machine–based technologies pays special attention to dynamic languages such as Groovy and Ruby. Attendees will discuss modern software development methodologies, enterprise architectures, software craftsmanship, design patterns, and distributed computing.

Gartner PPM and IT Governance Summit

May 21–23, National Harbor, Maryland
Learn about IT program and portfolio governance, enterprise program and portfolio management (PPM) issues beyond IT, organizational change management, agile project leadership, and PPM software and solutions at this gathering.

GOTO Conferences

May 21–25, Copenhagen, Denmark
May 24–26, Amsterdam, Netherlands
These conferences are designed for software developers, IT architects, and project managers in the Java, mobile, .Net, open source, Lean/agile, architecture, new languages, and process communities. The Copenhagen conference has three days of sessions and two training days; the Amsterdam conference has two days of sessions and one day of training.

IASA 2012 Educational Conference and Business Show

June 3–6, San Diego, California
Financial, technology, and operations professionals in the insurance industry can choose from more than 80 technical sessions, listen to speakers, and access demos.

Berlin Buzzwords 2012

June 4–5, Berlin, Germany
This conference for developers and users of open source software projects focuses on the issues of scalable search, data analysis in the cloud, and NoSQL databases. More than 30 presentations cover the topics of search, store, and scale.

Gartner IT Infrastructure and Operations Management Summit

June 5–7, Orlando, Florida
This summit offers strategic and tactical guidance for navigating critical infrastructure and operations trends and technologies. Topics include cloud-delivered services, virtualization, mobility, and managing data growth.

Cloud Expo

June 11–14, New York, New York
Attendees explore cloud and big data solutions and offerings through technical and strategic breakout sessions, general sessions, industry keynotes, expert panels, and an expo floor with two demo theaters.

Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit

June 11–14, National Harbor, Maryland
This summit for chief information security officers and security, risk management, and business continuity professionals covers governance, risk, and compliance; cloud computing and recovery; security architecture; mobile applications; and general security threats and vulnerabilities.

OHUG Global Conference

June 18–22, Las Vegas, Nevada
The Oracle HCM Users Group’s annual gathering includes separate tracks for Oracle’s PeopleSoft applications and Oracle E-Business Suite as well as information on Oracle Fusion Applications and general human capital management (HCM) topics.

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Software Systems Best Practices Conference

June 18–22, Anaheim, California
Learn about software best practices in requirements management, agile development and testing, quality assurance, inspections and review, test design and management, and project management and estimation.

DIA 2012 48th Annual Meeting

June 24–28, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The nonprofit Drug Information Association (DIA) sponsors this meeting for individuals involved in the development of healthcare products. Topics include the regulatory and public policy environment for pharmaceuticals in the U.S., regulations and economic factors affecting the industry globally, and clinical and statistical systems.

ODTUG Kscope12

June 24–28, San Antonio, Texas
The annual conference of the Oracle Development Tools User Group (ODTUG) features four days of in-depth technical sessions for developers, architects, and DBAs who work with Oracle Application Express, Oracle Database, Oracle Hyperion products, Oracle Essbase, Oracle business intelligence solutions, and Oracle Fusion Middleware.

JAZOON’12 International Conference on the Modern Art of Software

June 26–28, Zurich, Switzerland
This event for Java experts, software developers, solution architects, IT decision-makers, and consultants includes an exhibition of solutions, tools, and continuing education; career opportunities; and networking events.



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