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March/April 2013



Technology Events

Conferences and sessions to help you stay on the cutting edge


Oracle CloudWorld

March 13, Sydney, Australia; April 2, Mumbai, India; April 4, Singapore; April 9, Tokyo, Japan Additional dates planned for Mexico, Germany, England, and the United States
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, President Mark Hurd, Executive Vice President of Product Development Thomas Kurian, Executive Vice President of Applications Development Steve Miranda, and other experts share information about using Oracle Cloud and its integrated social component for sales and marketing, customer service and support, finance and operations, and human resources, along with case studies, hands-on demos, and more.

HIMSS 13 Annual Conference and Exhibition

March 3–7, New Orleans, Louisiana
More than 35,000 inventors, innovators, educators, and policy shapers in the healthcare IT industry are expected at HIMSS 13. The conference includes more than 300 education sessions on tracks such as clinical and business intelligence, meaningful use, health information exchange, and mobile health. More than 1,000 exhibitors will show their solutions, and former US president Bill Clinton will keynote.

Oracle User Groups


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

 Chartered Institute for IT, BCS Berkshire Branch Committee Meeting
March 5, Reading, England

 Warsaw Java User Group Meetings
March 5 and April 2, Warsaw, Poland

 UKOUG Public Sector Applications SIG Meeting
March 7, London, England

 OUG Ireland 2013
March 12, Dublin, Ireland

 Kansas City Java User Group Meetings
March 13 and April 10, Leawood, Kansas

 Utah Oracle Users Group Training Days
March 13–14, Sandy, Utah

 St. Louis Java Users Group Meetings
March 14 and April 11, St. Louis, Missouri

 UKOUG Solaris SIG Meetings
March 20 and April 17, London, England

 Swiss Oracle User Group Meeting
March 21, Baden, Switzerland

 Stuttgart Java User Group Test Days
March 21–22, Stuttgart, Germany

 Queensland JVM Group Brisbane Lunch Meetups
March 25 and April 29, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

 Oracle User Group Finland Spring Cruise
April 15–17, Helsinki, Finland, to Stockholm, Sweden

 Oracle User Group Norway Spring Cruise
April 17–20, Oslo, Norway, to Kiel, Germany

 UKOUG Availability Infrastructure and Management SIG
April 23, Solihull, England

 UKOUG Oracle Spatial SIG Meeting
April 25, Reading, England

Hotsos Symposium

March 3–7, Irving, Texas
Meet with and learn from the world’s top Oracle performance analysts, who share techniques, experimental results, and field-tested scripts for real-world tasks. Known for its large speaker-to-audience ratio, the Hotsos symposium balances conceptual discussions with practical problem-solving techniques.


March 4–8, London, England
QCon features vendor-neutral learning and networking opportunities for developers, team leads, architects, and project managers working with Java, mobility, and other technologies.

Quest Asia Fortune—Mumbai

March 7–9, Mumbai, India

Quest Asia Fortune—Mumbai is India’s largest gathering of users of Oracle’s JD Edwards, PeopleSoft, and Oracle Hyperion applications and is dedicated to user-delivered content and the sharing of ideas, experiences, and best practices.

FullCircle 2013

March 13–14, Redwood Shores, California
FullCircle, the Oracle Work and Asset Management users group conference, is a grassroots user community event offering collaboration and access to expert resources. The keynote speaker, Doc Palmer, author of the Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Handbook (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2012), will discuss increasing your workforce without hiring.

Oracle Retail Week Awards 2013

March 14, London, England
The Oracle Retail Week Awards celebrates the best of British retailing. Connected with Retail Week Live (, the awards ceremony brings together 1,700 retail industry leaders for networking and recognition.

Alliance 2013

March 17–20, Indianapolis, Indiana
With more than 3,000 attendees, Alliance is the world’s largest meeting of higher education, public sector, and federal users of Oracle Applications. Experts present more than 450 user-driven sessions about successful implementations of Oracle Applications.

NZOUG Annual Conference

March 18–19, Wellington, New Zealand
This conference offers sessions and hands-on labs covering security, availability, performance, cloud consolidation, Oracle customer relationship management, enterprise resource planning applications, and more.

Gartner Business Intelligence and Analytics Summit

March 18–20, Grapevine, Texas
This summit delivers insights, frameworks, and best practices for maximizing the business impact of information management and business analytics programs. Topics include business intelligence platforms, analytics, visualization, social media, cloud, big data, data integration and quality, and data warehousing.

GSA and ACT-IAC Acquisition Excellence 2013

March 21, Washington DC
The General Services Administration (GSA), the American Council for Technology (ACT), and the Industry Advisory Council (IAC) bring together more than 600 government IT workers involved in the acquisition process for a day of training and education. The 2013 Chief Acquisition Officer Council Awards will be presented.


March 26–27, London, England
March 27–29, Paris, France

With multiple in-depth technical presentations, quick lunchtime sessions, birds-of-a-feather gatherings, and more, Devoxx brings together thousands of members of the European Java community.

OBUG Benelux Connect 2013

March 26, Antwerp, Belgium
Designed for business users of Oracle Applications and technology, this annual conference for users in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg is dedicated to knowledge-sharing and real-world solutions.


April 7–11, Denver, Colorado
More than 5,000 participants from around the world gather to renew connections and share ideas and information about Oracle technologies. More than 1,000 education sessions cover database, middleware, engineered systems, applications, enterprise performance management, and business intelligence.

Defense Intelligence Worldwide

April 8–10, Baltimore, Maryland
Defense Intelligence Worldwide expands on the event formerly known as the DoDIIS Worldwide Conference to include the Defense Intelligence Agency’s mission and partnerships across the intelligence community. The theme for this inaugural conference is “Beyond DoDIIS—Mission Readiness 2020.”


April 24–26, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
The 2013 Iberoamerican Conference on Electronics Engineering and Computer Science—known as CIIECC—brings together academics and working technologists to exchange recent findings in electronic engineering and computer science. Multiple keynotes, technical sessions, and tutorials are scheduled.  

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CHI 2013

April 27–May 2, Paris, France
This year’s Association for Computing Machinery Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems—CHI 2013—is the premier international gathering covering human-computer interaction. The conference draws from science, engineering, and design, with contributions from numerous research and industry venues in more than 60 countries.

GITEC Summit: Embracing Risk to Deliver Business Value

April 28–30, Baltimore, Maryland
The 2013 Government Information Technology Executive Council (GITEC) Summit is where more than 300 public sector CIOs and CTOs share ideas, challenges, and solutions in the areas of IT development, implementation, management, and use.


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