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August 15-18, 2021
The Diplomat Beach Resort
Hollywood, FL, USA
#Ascend2021

General Sessions

Cliff Godwin

Oracle E-Business Suite: Strategy and Updates

Cliff Godwin, Oracle SVP, E-Business Suite
Monday, August 16, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm EDT

This is a can’t-miss session for Oracle EBS customers! You want the confidence that your choice of integrated, global business applications will continue to enable your organization to make better decisions, reduce costs and increase performance. Cliff will join us to share all that and more as he delivers an update on the Oracle E-Business Suite product line. Cliff will also discuss the benefits you can expect to receive from both cloud and on-premises E-Business Suite investments. This 90-minute session will feature an extended Q&A.

Yvette Cameron Cara Capretta

HCM Trends & Technology Enablers

Yvette Cameron, Oracle SVP, Global HCM Strategy
Cara Capretta, Oracle VP, HCM Transformation Practice
Monday, August 16, 3:15 - 4:15 pm EDT

Discover how organizations can effectively pivot from social issues and workforce challenges following the pandemic. Yvette Cameron, SVP of Global HCM Strategy, and Cara Capretta, VP of HR Transformation, will discuss imperatives for HR and share how Oracle’s technology can bring safe organizational priorities to life for better employee experiences.

Other Featured Sessions

Oracle EPM Strategy & Roadmap

Al Marciante, Oracle
Monday, August 16, 10:00 am - 11:00 am ET

This session explores in detail the overall strategy and solution delivery roadmap for Oracle Cloud EPM applications. The discussion covers all areas of EPM functionality including planning and budgeting, profitability and cost management, financial consolidation, financial close, external and internal reporting, and master data management in the cloud and on-premises.

Move & Improve Your E-Business Suite to Oracle Cloud (OCI): Strategy & Updates

Nadia Bendjedou, Oracle
Monday, August 16, 10:00 am - 11:00 am ET

Oracle E-Business Suite is a powerful, complete suite of applications that can deliver tremendous value to organizations around the world. That value can be greatly extended when coupling it with Oracle Cloud offerings delivered by Oracle Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). The purpose of this session is to understand the value proposition, the solutions offered and the use cases for Oracle E-Business Suite customers to deploy their environments on Oracle Cloud (IaaS and PaaS).

Women in Technology (WIT) Panel

Monday, August 16, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET

Always one of the most popular events at our previous conferences, OATUG and OHUG are assembling a powerhouse panel to bring together our community of women in technology. Panelists will offer insights, answers and inspiration, and this will be a prime opportunity for women in technology to connect and network.

Oracle Cloud Customers Roundtable Session

Monday, August 16, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET

Oracle Cloud customers, this closed-door roundtable session exclusively for you will be your first post-pandemic opportunity to meet face-to-face with the Oracle user community. Connect with others this hour and begin building the network of Oracle users with whom you can exchange insights and ideas for years to come. Let’s put the power of Oracle’s independent user groups to work for you, as we introduce you to the OATUG Customer Support Council — a group with three decades of experience advocating on behalf of and achieving results for Oracle customers.

Peoplesoft HCM Overall Update and Roadmap

Robbin Velayedam, Oracle
Tuesday, August 17, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Attend this session to help you plan out your organization’s own roadmap for PeopleSoft functionality. We will cover what Human Resources leaders need to know to get the most out of their PeopleSoft investment by covering the latest product initiatives. You will see product demos of key enhancements under development for Kibana analytics, Chatbots for HCM, Guided Learning, new user navigation and search, and HCM features requested by customers.

Migrating Your E-Business Suite to Oracle Cloud: Understanding Licensing Principles

Nadia Bendjedou, Oracle
Wednesday, 10:15 am - 11:15 am ET

In this session, we will first give an overview of Oracl’’s licensing prerequisites for the underlying database and other technologies when license Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) Applications as it relates to the level of modifications that are performed to the application programs. Secondly, we discuss what these licensing principles mean to customers migrating their EBS environment from their on-premises datacenter to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure with special focus on how EBS customers can leverage the agility offered by the Oracle Database Cloud Services and the WebLogic Suite UCM Image for EBS Application Tier. Based on numerous demands, expressed by our customers and partners, this session is offered for the first time ever. A must-attend session.

Back to Basics: Database Upgrade — From Zero to Hero

Mike Dietrich, Oracle
Wednesday, August 18, 10:15 am - 11:15 am ET

You never did a database upgrade? Or you did one but many years ago with a strange GUI tool? No worries — in 45 minutes you’ll get to see and hear everything you need to know to complete successful databases upgrades. You don’t have to become an expert as upgrades can be very simple. AutoUpgrade will be your vehicle — and you can do dozens and hundreds of upgrades fully unattended. We will guide you — and make you an AutoUpgrade expert in 45 minutes. This won’t be the usual “all is great” marketing presentation. We will show a demo and equip you with the perfect best practices to make your database upgrade a total success.