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September/October 2012



Technology Events

Conferences and sessions to help you stay on the cutting edge


Oracle OpenWorld

September 30–October 5, San Francisco, California
Oracle OpenWorld is the most important educational and networking event of the year for Oracle technologists, customers, and partners. Thousands of sessions and hundreds of demos and labs empower attendees to get better results from their Oracle solutions today and to plan strategically for the future. New this year is the Oracle Music Festival, featuring five nights of rock, jazz, hip-hop, blues, and more.


Cloud Connect

September 10–13, Chicago, Illinois
More than 1,200 IT professionals, developers, and technology executives are expected at CloudConnect, where the tracks and workshops revolve around all things cloud.



Oracle User Groups


 UKOUG Development SIG Meeting
September 6, Reading, England

 Utah Oracle Users Group Fall Symposium
September 6, Salt Lake City, Utah

 OUG Ireland BI and EPM and Technology Joint SIG Meeting
September 11, Dublin, Ireland

 New Zealand Oracle Users Group Committee Meetings
September 17 (online) and October 26 (Auckland)

 Ch’ti Java User Group Meeting
September 18, Lille, France

 Brussels Java User Group Meeting
September 19, Brussels, Belgium

 Southern California User Group Meeting
September 19, City of Industry, California

 “Ask Tom Live” Seminar Featuring Tom Kyte
September 20, Utrecht, the Netherlands

 Upper Midwest Regional User Group Fall JD Edwards Breakout Meeting
September 20, Golden Valley, Minnesota

 Dallas Oracle Users Group Database Forums
September 27 and October 25, Dallas, Texas

 East Coast Oracle Users Conference
October 17–18, Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina

 UKOUG Partner of the Year Awards 2012
October 18, London, England

 Nordic User Group Tour
October 23, Denmark
October 24, Sweden
October 25, Norway
October 26, Finland

Taleo World

September 11–14, Chicago, Illinois
At this event, human resources, recruiting, and staffing personnel discover how talent intelligence gives business managers the insights they need to drive higher business performance. Oracle President Mark Hurd is a keynote speaker.



September 17–19, Singapore
This event is four gatherings in one: HIT X.0, focusing on innovations in healthcare IT; mHIMSS, exploring the role of mobile technology in healthcare; Care in the Community, examining IT adoption in nursing homes and inpatient hospice; and Standards and Interoperability, exploring the way healthcare technologies interface and interact.


SNIA Storage Developer Conference

September 17–20, Santa Clara, California
At this event, presentation topics include the storage-related aspects of cloud computing, data management, and virtualization, as well as various storage technologies and protocols.


SIOUG 2012

September 23–26, Portoro┼ż, Slovenia
The 17th annual Slovenian Oracle Users Group meeting consists of the SIOUG conference, covering business IT, business intelligence, application development, and IT administration; and the Java Developer and Architect Conference, covering all aspects of Java-based solutions.


SOA Cloud Service Technology Symposium

September 24–25, London, England
This event focuses on innovations and trends in SOA, cloud computing, and modern service technologies and features 80 speaker sessions.


MySQL Connect

September 29–30, San Francisco, California
Learn, share, and network with the MySQL community over two days of technical sessions, labs, exhibits, demos, and networking events. Oracle engineers, MySQL community members, users, and customers share new MySQL features and discuss product roadmaps.


CalConnect XXV

October 1–5, Zurich, Switzerland
The Calendaring and Scheduling Consortium gathers for its thrice-annual meeting, which consists of interoperability tests, a technical conference, roundtables, and workshops.


Apps World

July 22–25, Jersey City, New Jersey
More than 5,000 developers, mobile marketers, mobile operators, device manufacturers, platform owners, and industry professionals are expected at this global multiplatform event for the mobile industry. The agenda includes 10 workshop tracks, speed meetings, and awards.


Cerner Health Conference 2012

October 7–10, Kansas City, Missouri
Healthcare professionals from around the world discuss current issues related to clinical, financial, administrative, and IT concerns.


GITEX Technology Week

October 14–18, Dubai, UAE
More than 138,000 technology professionals from 144 countries discuss the consumerization of IT, cloud, and digital strategies at the largest event of its kind in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia. Industry briefings for oil and gas, banking and finance, healthcare, education, and government sectors are on the agenda.


Higher Education User Group EMEA Conference

October 16–17, London, England
Colleagues from educational institutions around Europe, the Middle East, and Africa discuss all aspects of Oracle and Oracle’s PeopleSoft technologies used in higher education.


HrOUG (Croatian Oracle User Group) Conference

October 16–22, Rovinj, Croatia
The Croatian Oracle community gathers to present and analyze the past year’s news and events related to Oracle and other information and communication technologies.


PMI Global Congress 2012— North America

October 20–23, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
More than 3,000 project management professionals converge to discuss project management topics, earn continuing education credits, network, and listen to keynote addresses.


South African Oracle User Group Conference

October 21–23, Sun City, South Africa
Under the banner “Connect, Communicate, and Collaborate,” this event includes two days of keynotes, focused sessions, and networking.

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Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2012

October 21–25, Orlando, Florida
October 29–31, São Paulo, Brazil
This gathering of CIOs and senior IT executives offers hundreds of analyst sessions, workshops, roundtables, and keynotes over several days. Role-based and industry tracks focus on how IT will affect business today and in the future.


Zendcon PHP 2012

October 22–25, Santa Clara, California
The PHP community gathers for technical sessions and in-depth tutorials from international industry experts, thought leaders, and experienced PHP practitioners. Topics include PHP best practices and cloud-based technologies.


Parcel Forum 12

October 23–25, Chicago, Illinois
At this parcel shipping industry conference, one day of tutorials will be followed by two days of workshops, case studies, panel discussions, and roundtables covering six tracks.



September 30–October 5, San Francisco, California
JavaOne offers hundreds of technical sessions, hands-on labs, and small special interest gatherings. Keynotes, user group meetings, and Java University courses make for a full schedule. Conferencegoers learn and share practical tips and coding techniques usable today, and hear where Java technology is headed. Areas of focus include core Java platform, development tools and techniques, and much more.

Oracle with 20:20 Foresight

October 29–30, Perth, Australia
More than 300 end users, independent professionals, Oracle employees, Oracle partners, and Oracle service providers gather to discuss Oracle core technologies, Oracle middleware, Oracle business intelligence, Oracle Applications, and other Oracle products. A special one-day workshop on October 31 features Tom Kyte, Andrew Holdsworth, and Graham Wood.


DOCUMENT Strategy Forum

October 29–31, Greenwich, Connecticut
Customer communications professionals convene to learn about strategies for content management, imaging and archiving, business process management, IT integration, and more.


Avnet Guide to Oracle: Understanding Oracle Seminar

October 31, Reading, England
This seminar for Oracle partners delivers a high-level overview of Oracle’s three main business areas—applications, technology, and hardware—and describes each product area’s pricing and licensing rules and processes.


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