2015 East Coast Oracle Users Conference (ECO)
September 22 & 23
Hilton North Raleigh/Midtown Hotel
Raleigh, NC

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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.

Cary Millsap is a teacher, consultant, writer, software designer and developer, and Oracle software performance specialist, currently at Accenture Enkitec Group. He also owns and operates Method R Corporation, a company that provides software tools and education services to firms including Fortune 100 companies. Cary has presented at hundreds of events and his blog is read by thousands of people each month. He is published in journals including Communications of the ACM and wrote Optimizing Oracle Performance, for which he and co-author Jeff Holt were named Oracle Magazine’s 2004 Authors of the Year. His latest book is The Method R Guide to Mastering Oracle Trace Data. Cary worked for Oracle Corporation throughout the 1990s, where he founded and grew three consulting practices, and educated thousands of users in Oracle technology. In 1993, he was named the Oracle USA national consultant of the year, and in 1996 he was awarded Oracle Consulting’s top honor for the Americas Division. When he left Oracle in 1999 to become an entrepreneur, he was a Vice President in charge of the US$20M System Performance Group. 

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, and Enterprise Manager’s Consulting Member of the Technical Staff, Kellyn Pot’Vin-Gorman, 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.  

Jeff Smith is the Product Manager for Oracle SQL Developer and SQL Developer Data Modeler, specializing in database development and administration tooling since 2001. He speaks regularly at conferences and user groups world-wide. Jeff likes to help people be better at their jobs and get more out of Oracle’s tools.

Kellyn Pot' Vin-Gorman is the Consulting Member of the Technical Staff, specializing in Enterprise Manager for the Strategic Customer Program with Oracle. She is a member of OakTable and former Oracle ACE Director with over 14 years of extensive experience in database administration, database group management and technical project management. In addition to a proven ability to implement large-scale database servers for enterprise level environments, Kellyn is fluent as a liaison between technical and non-technical users. 

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.

Elke Phelps is a Senior Principal Product Manager in the Oracle E-Business Suite Applications Technology Group. She joined Oracle in 2011 after having been an Oracle customer and Oracle Technologist since 1993. Her primary areas of expertise include Oracle Database and E-Business Suite deployments and upgrades, platform migrations, and infrastructure design. Elke is the lead author of the Oracle Applications DBA Field Guide (Apress 2006) and Oracle R12 Applications DBA Field Guide (Coqui Tech and Press 2010), the founder of the Oracle Applications User Group (OAUG) E-Business Suite Applications Technology Special Interest Group (SIG), and a contributor to the Oracle Applications Technology blog.








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