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Creative Problem Solving (for Oracle Professionals)
Kerry Osborne, Enkitec
This presentation is about problem solving; how we think about problems and how we resolve them, specifically problems involving complex computer systems. I've worked closely with extremely intelligent people; however there seems to be little correlation between raw intelligence and the ability to quickly solve difficult problems. I've worked with lots of dedicated, hard working people as well, but this characteristic also does not always foretell success. Neither does having a stellar technical background with loads of experience. So why is it that some people seem to be gifted with seemingly super-natural problem solving skills? I have spent my career solving computer problems and working with relatively large numbers of people who do the same. While I don't have all of the answers, I do have some ideas that may be helpful for making you a better problem solver and a better judge of how others will perform when faced with difficult problems.
Simple Is the New Cool
Floyd Teter, Sr. Practice Director, Sierra-Cedar
We're seeing a rapidly-evolving change in the expectations of our customers, partners, and users: "Tell me what I need to do, show me how I do it, and make it easy." Whether it is mobile application development, system architecture, business process management, or user experience design, in an age of ‘Bring Your Own Data’ and ‘Corporate Owned-Privately Enabled’ tech, acceptance requires simplicity. And acceptance is the key to higher productivity and reliable information. Join Oracle ACE Director and User Experience Advocate Floyd Teter as he shares some strategies and tactics for gaining wider user acceptance through simplicity...strategies and tactics you can apply to your enterprise today.