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January/February 2013



Technology Events

Conferences and sessions to help you stay on the cutting edge


Cloud Expo Europe

January 29–30, London, England
This free “how to” event is for businesses and public sector agencies seeking to deliver cloud strategies on time and on budget. Sessions cover technology and business issues related to public, private, and hybrid clouds, including security, governance, and virtualization. The expo also features seven seminar theaters and 100 vendors and service suppliers in the exhibit hall.

Oracle Desktop Virtualization Seminars in the UK

January 9, London, England; January 23, Reading, England; February 6, Linlithgow, Scotland; February 20, Birmingham, England; February 21, Manchester, England
The free seminars’ topics and demonstrations include how to develop a seamless applications-to-disk strategy, deploy server virtualization strategically, provide a managed and hosted desktop workspace, and allow secure access to Oracle and other applications from nearly any device. Preregistration is required.

Oracle User Groups


 Dayton Oracle Users Group Meeting Featuring Tom Kyte
January 8, Dayton, Ohio

 IOUG Business Intelligence, Warehousing, and Analytics (BIWA) SIG Summit
January 8, Redwood Shores, California

 KC Java User Group Meetups
January 9 and February 13, Leawood, Kansas

 PackerLand Users Group Meeting
January 10, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

 St. Louis Hadoop Users Group Meetup
January 15, St. Louis, Missouri

 Connecticut Java Users Group Meetings
January 15 and February 19, Hartford, Connecticut

 Seattle Area Java Users Group Meetings
January 15 and February 19, Seattle, Washington

 UKOUG Solaris SIG Meetings
January 16 and February 20, London, England

 Toronto Java Users Group Meetings
January 17 and February 21, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 New Zealand Oracle Users Group Meetings
January 23 and February 13, Wellington, New Zealand

 OUG Scotland BI SIG
February 5, Linlithgow, Scotland

 Rocky Mountain Oracle Users Group Technical Training Days
February 11–13, Denver, Colorado

 Memphis Area Oracle User Group Meeting
February 12, Memphis, Tennessee

 Southwest Regional Oracle Applications User Group Meeting
February 22, Los Angeles, California

2013 Chief Marketing Officer Leadership Forum

January 10, Los Angeles, California
Chief marketing officers (CMOs) and marketing leaders from many industries gather to discuss best practices and innovative marketing strategies. Areas of emphasis include renewing and strengthening consumer focus, key elements of exceptional brands, understanding and using social media and digital marketing, and the role of the CMO.

Oracle Retail Exchange

January 13–16, New York, New York
International attendees of the National Retail Federation BIG Show receive additional content and opportunities at the Oracle Retail Exchange. Network with senior business and IT executives, attend high-value business sessions tailored for global retailers, and learn how Oracle’s extended retail footprint supports innovative retailers.

Construction CPM Conference

January 27–30, New Orleans, Louisiana

Construction professionals meet to study and discuss the theory and practice of critical path method (CPM) in their industry. Sessions include introductory and advanced training on CPM software products, estimating cost and risk, the impacts of building information modeling, and lean and green practices.


January 29–31, San Diego, California
Cosponsored by the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) International and the U.S. Naval Institute, this is the largest event on the West Coast for military communications, electronics, intelligence, information systems, imaging, weapon systems, aviation, shipbuilding, and more.

NAW 2013 Executive Summit

January 29–31, Washington DC
The National Association of Wholesaler-Dealers (NAW) meets to focus on the challenges and opportunities its members face in 2013–2014. Executives, consultants, and academics speak, and roundtables provide opportunities for networking.

Oracle Value Chain Summit

February 4–6, San Francisco, California
This inaugural event for Oracle users, thought leaders, partners, and experts includes 200 sessions, demos, and more featuring content about product lifecycle management, enterprise asset management, logistics, value chain planning, and procurement.

7th Annual Oracle Maintenance Summit

February 4–9, San Francisco, California
Learn from industry experts, fellow Oracle users, partners, and Oracle representatives how to leverage Oracle enterprise asset management across an organization.

The Conference Board Talent Management Strategies Conference

February 13–14, New York, New York
Talent management professionals share how they are innovating processes to meet business challenges, creating ways to tap employee passion and deliver business results, and leveraging technology to attract and retain talent.

Storage Visions

January 6–7, Las Vegas, Nevada
CEOs, storage industry leaders, manufacturers, and end users gather to discuss how digital content is created, protected, and stored. This event explores the convergent needs of digital storage to support cloud content distribution and sharing, capture and use user-generated content, and run professional media and entertainment applications.

Crexia SMART

January 17, London, England
This event, covering social, mobile, and recruitment technology (SMART), attracts more than 300 delegates to discuss social recruiting platforms, mobile recruiting platforms, and big data recruiting tools. It also features opportunities to network with fellow professionals, HR bloggers, and technology vendors.

CalConnect XXVI

January 28–February 1, Santa Clara, California
Oracle hosts this meeting of the Calendaring and Scheduling Consortium, which focuses on the interoperable exchange of calendaring and scheduling information between dissimilar programs, platforms, and technologies, through calendaring and scheduling methodologies, tools, applications, and standards.

Gartner Master Data Management Summit

February 7–8, Barcelona, Spain
This conference examines data management tools and technologies that can improve the visibility, accuracy, and usefulness of critical data. Learn to create a master data management (MDM) strategy, understand how to launch and expand MDM initiatives, and explore methods and metrics for assessing MDM’s return on investment.

FAST ’13: The USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies

February 12–15, San Jose, California
Storage researchers and practitioners gather to explore new directions in the design, implementation, evaluation, and deployment of storage systems. The conference includes technical presentations, refereed papers, work-in-progress reports, poster sessions, and tutorials.

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TDWI World Conference 2013: Data Strategy for Your Enterprise

February 17–22, Las Vegas, Nevada
This conference provides business and technology professionals with in-depth, vendor-neutral education on business intelligence and data warehousing topics. It features basic and advanced courses, peer networking, one-on-one consulting, and certification.

Mobile World Congress

February 25–28, Barcelona, Spain
This industry-leading event includes a thought-leadership conference with keynotes and panel discussions, a product and technology exhibition with 1,500 exhibitors, gatherings of mobile applications and mobile marketing communities, and an awards program.

RSA USA 2013

February 25–March 1, San Francisco, California
Thousands of information security professionals meet to discuss the technologies that protect products, data, and infrastructure. More than 220 sessions are featured across 18 tracks.


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