Though our members all come from organizations of different sizes and with many different vendors, products and setups, there are several technical skills and business challenges all Oracle technologists face. Through our Conference Themes, IOUG helps users identify groups of sessions that will provide an in-depth, organized approach to learning new skills, addressing misconceptions and gaining real-world experience that they can apply immediately back in the office.
Speakers are encouraged to choose up to three themes for their submissions; this will help our Conference Committee to identify critical content, and for our attendees to easily justify their attendance at COLLABORATE.
Data Science & Analytics
Learn how organizations are using Data Science & Analytics to transform their operations and sustain their competitive advantage, addressing the challenges of managing rapid growth for data storage and availability,and how analytics are enabling organizations to function more efficiently. You'll hear how other users are proactively using customer data to create opportunities, what how to make better, Big Data-driven decisions.
The relational database continues to evolve to include more new features, and as a result, has become even more complicated. On top of all the daily challenges of maintaining a high performance database, now you have to be sure the data are available 24/7 and compatible with other systems. This track is designed to provide DBAs of every experience level and industry with the tools to productively and creatively administer your data.
DevOps and Deploy
Working on database and/or application development means learning multiple languages and performing a balancing act between Web-based, wireless and client/server applications. What will give you the edge to create successful applications? Do you use the Oracle suite of tools, or do you need to look for something that you can integrate? And how will your applications be used? With wireless technology? Through a portal? Will your forms and reports be used on an intranet or on the internet? This track covers the topics that surround the development and deployment of your applications.
Personal Growth & Leadership
It’s not enough these days to just know how to tune a database or build a Web page. You need to have all the skills to stand out in the sea of IT professionals and to move ahead. Skills like risk analysis, project management, determining return on investment, resolving conflicts and team building are just as valuable in the work place. This focus area highlights the other professional and personal skills you need to get ahead and to advance your career.