2016 East Coast Oracle Users Conference (ECO)
November 2 & 3
Hilton North Raleigh/Midtown Hotel
Raleigh, NC

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ECO 2015 - what an incredible couple of days of learning and fun. Thanks to the presenters, vendors, and each participant for making ECO 2015 a wonderful success!

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Note: The Call for Presentations for ECO 2016 will open in March.

2015 Keynote Presentations

The Most Important Things You Should Know about Oracle
Cary Millsap, Accenture Enkitec Group
Cary Millsap has been a performance specialist and business leader in the Oracle ecosystem since 1989. In the years since, he has helped convert a lot of catastrophes into successes, and he has traveled with most of the best Oracle experts in the world. Cary latest book is The Method R Guide to Mastering Oracle Trace Data and he also co-authored Optimizing Oracle Performance with Jeff Holt. In this presentation intended for both technical and non-technical audience members, Cary will distill the most important lessons he has learned and illustrate those lessons with stories from his career.

Oracle E-Business Suite Technology: Latest Features and Roadmap
Elke Phelps, Oracle Corporation

This Oracle Development session provides an overview of Oracle’s product strategy for Oracle E-Business Suite technology, the capabilities and associated business benefits of recent releases, and a review of capabilities on the product roadmap. This is the cornerstone session for Oracle E-Business Suite technology. Come hear about the latest new usability enhancements of the user interface; systems administration and configuration management tools; security-related updates; and tools and options for extending and customizing Oracle E-Business Suite and integrating it with other applications.

Empowering Your Technical Career with Social Media
Kellyn Pot' Vin-Gorman, Oracle Corporation & Jeff Smith, Oracle Corporation
Social Media and creating a personal brand is something techies are hearing about every day, but how can it really empower your career? Building a personal brand identifies us as unique in the vast and bustling world of the internet and connects us with our network on a different level than traditional means such as email or via user groups.  Social media can create networking opportunities, sharing of technical knowledge, even mentoring and sponsorship in the technical world you might not have otherwise. Leveraging these channels in the professional world provides us an opportunity to be genuine and reveal a little more about the company you work for, your personal brand, and yourself. Join Oracle’s SQL Developer Product Manager, Jeff Smith, (@thatjeffsmith) and Enterprise Manager’s Consulting Member of the Technical Staff, Kellyn Pot’Vin-Gorman, (@DBAKevlar) as they share their journey and insights into why social media and having a personal brand are important to techies and the value it provides to the companies they work for.  

2015 Pre-Conference Workshops
Monday, September 21
Class size is limited and pre-registration is required.

9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thinking Clearly about Performance

Cary Millsap, Accenture Enkitec Group

10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Enterprise Manager Cloud Control, from Installation to Cloud
Erik Benner, Mythics, Werner De Gruyter & Courtney Llamas, Oracle Corporation

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Demystifying App/DB Performance by Example
Vlado Barun, Oracle Corporation

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
StreetSmarts® Upgrading to E-Business Suite R12.1 and 12.2: How-To, New Features, Functionality and Better Ways to Get Things Done!
Bill Dunham and Michael Barone, OATC, Inc.

Quotes from Conference Participants:
"This is the best conference for the money I have ever attended."
"Great Speakers!"
" Great atmosphere to learn and network from the Oracle experts."


About ECO

For the last four years, several regional user groups including the Virginia Oracle Users Group, the Eastern States Oracle Applications Users Group, the Hampton Roads Oracle Users Group, and the Southeastern Oracle Users Group have joined together to co-host the East Coast Oracle Users Conference (ECO).  This regional collaboration targets both technical and functional Oracle users, making it one of the largest and most economical Oracle user conferences on the East Coast, with over 350 attendees, including Managers, Directors, DBAs, Developers, Application Users, and System Analysts.

Raleigh, NC is a major biotechnology hub in the country, is easily accessible via RDU airport which services 350 daily flights including Southwest Airlines, and is a 6 hour or less drive from most major east coast cities.





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