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November/December 2012



Technology Events

Conferences and sessions to help you stay on the cutting edge


Oracle Day 2012

Through November 28 in various cities throughout Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa.
Learn to absorb disruptive technologies such as cloud, mobile, social, and big data without toppling your infrastructure. With insights from Oracle experts, live demonstrations of new products, customer success stories, and opportunities to brainstorm new concepts and tactics with your peers, Oracle Day provides contacts, ideas, and solutions that drive business value and agility from your Oracle investments. Find the complete list of cities and dates at

Asia HEUG Conference 2012

November 1–2, Hong Kong, China
At this new conference featuring Oracle solutions in higher education, participants see presentations by institutions and vendors, hear Oracle strategists discuss Oracle product direction, network with colleagues, and explore complimentary products and services from key vendors.


Oracle User Groups


 Ottawa Canada Linux Users Group Meeting
November 1, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


 UKOUG Application Express SIG Meeting
November 6, London, England

 IOUG Virtualization SIG Symposium
November 7–8, online

 Suncoast Oracle Users Group Meetings
November 8 and December 6, Tampa, Florida

 Michigan Oracle Users Summit
November 14, Livonia, Michigan

 OUG Scotland APEX SIG
November 14, Linlithgow, Scotland

 Northern California Oracle Users Group Fall Conference
November 15, Pleasanton, California

 OAUG Connection Point—Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1/Oracle Fusion Coexistence
November 15–16, San Diego, California

 Calgary Oracle Users Group Meetings
November 15 and December 13, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

 OUG Ireland BI and EPM SIG Meeting
November 20, Dublin, Ireland

 Heartland Oracle Users Group Conference and Training Days
November 28–29, Omaha, Nebraska

 New Zealand Oracle Users Group Meeting
December 5, Wellington, New Zealand

 NYOUG Special Winter General Meeting
December 12, New York, New York

 St. Louis Oracle Users Group Meeting
December 13, Chesterfield, Missouri

Sangam ’12

November 2–3, Bangalore, India
Cohosted by All India Oracle Users Group, India Oracle Applications User Group, and the Chennai Java User Group, Sangam ’12 hosts more than 70 speakers from around the world leading more than 120 sessions. Conference tracks include database, development, Java, Oracle applications, and Linux.

Insurance and Technology Executive Summit

November 4–7, Rancho Palos Verdes, California
Learn about strategies and technologies that are transforming the insurance industry at this summit for senior-level executives. Technology topics include customer experience, big data, core systems, and the role and future of IT.

Oracle Health Sciences User Group (OHSUG) Annual Conference

November 4–7, Monte Carlo, Monaco

This conference features presentations on the technical and functional aspects of Oracle Health Sciences applications for clinical, pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, contract research, and support companies, along with focus groups covering Oracle Argus Safety, Oracle Clinical, Oracle Remote Data Capture, cloud, SOA, data mining, and metrics and reporting.

OAUG Connection Point—EPM/BI

November 5–6, Orlando, Florida
Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG), Florida OAUG, the OAUG Hyperion Special Interest Group (SIG), and Oracle Business Intelligence SIG present a two-day event at which Oracle experts and partners provide information, application roadmaps, and practical solutions in more than 35 educational sessions for accounting, finance, and internal audit teams.

Gartner Symposium/ITxpo

November 5–8, Barcelona, Spain
This gathering of CIOs and senior IT executives offers more than 350 analyst sessions, workshops, roundtables, and keynotes over four days. With 10 role-based tracks and 6 industry tracks, the agenda targets specific job responsibilities and ways to adapt new ideas and strategies to individual industries.

QCon San Francisco 2012

November 5–9, San Francisco, California
This practitioner-driven conference for development team leads, architects, and project managers includes two tutorial days followed by three conference days covering 18 tracks, including big data and analytics, continuous delivery, and the Java renaissance.

Cyber Security 2012

November 6, London, England
Featuring all aspects of cybersecurity within the public sector, this conference offers the latest strategies from Oracle and leading public sector agencies and opportunities to discuss security with professionals and Oracle experts.

Alliance Down Under

November 6–9, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Australian and New Zealand Higher Education User Group presents a program covering all aspects of Oracle’s PeopleSoft and other Oracle technologies in higher education, including special sessions for executives and academic registrars.

TDWI World Conference

November 11–16, Orlando, Florida
The conference features six days of courses covering business intelligence (BI) and data warehousing topics, including BI essentials, business analytics, data analysis and design, data asset management, agile development, cloud computing, text analytics, virtualization, open source, Web 2.0, social media, and mobile BI.


November 12–16, Antwerp, Belgium
This annual European Java gathering is historically the world’s largest vendor-independent Java conference. It features two days of in-depth university sessions, 30-minute tools-in-action sessions focused on technical tools and APIs, three-hour hands-on labs, three days of hour-long technical presentations, 15-minute quickie sessions during lunch breaks, and informal evening birds-of-a-feather gatherings.

Bulgarian Oracle User Group Conference

November 16–18, Pravets, Bulgaria
Topics at this conference include database server technology, database administration and tuning, application design and development, middleware, business intelligence, and content management.

DOAG 2012 Conference + Exhibition

November 20–22, Nuremberg, Germany
Approximately 400 technical lectures and displays by 60 companies are highlights of this 24th-annual gathering of Deutsche Oracle Anwendergruppe—also known as DOAG, the German Oracle Users Group. New content this year includes developing mobile applications with Oracle Application Development Framework Mobile Client.

JayDay Munich

December 3, Munich, Germany
This new event features JavaOne Rock Stars, Oracle ACEs, and Java Champions presenting a full day of content for Java developers. Sessions on Web, desktop, performance, concurrency, tools, languages, and more are conducted in English and German.

MDM and Data Governance Summit Singapore 2012

December 4–5, Singapore

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This is Southeast Asia’s premier event focused on master data management (MDM), data governance and quality, and information management. The summit focuses on building a business-driven MDM program and establishing an IT foundation to make MDM work. Content includes best practices and information about leading IT organizations.

Cloud Computing World Forum North America

December 6, New York, New York
This one-day executive-level conference on cloud computing and related topics features content on security, mobility, content delivery networks, applications, software as a service, virtualization, customer relationship management, social, and communications.

Groovy and Grails eXchange 2012

December 13–14, London, England
This two-day conference features two dozen expert-led talks, along with discussion and brainstorming sessions, all focused on learning and sharing ideas, tools, and practices for enterprise Web development with Groovy and Grails.


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