IOUG Virtual Forum @ COLLABORATE 18

    COLLABORATE 18 - IOUG Forum Virtual Conference

    Can’t make it to COLLABORATE this year but still need to access user-focused education on Oracle technologies? Join us for the IOUG Virtual Forum @ COLLABORATE 18, a virtual group training approach that offers your organization more than 42 sessions of focused training to meet your organization's business needs at a cost-effective price. 

    For $199, IOUG Virtual Forum @ COLLABORATE 18 attendees will be able to choose to attend sessions from selected tracks. You will be able to watch the webinars and receive the recordings. The $295 bonus package will give you an additional set of recordings captured from other tracks of the live event in Las Vegas. View the agenda!

    Virtually participate in live sessions led by Oracle expert users, consultants and key engineers and even ask questions of the speakers as if you were in the room!

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    What the IOUG Virtual Forum @ COLLABORATE 18 Means for Your Organization

    • Group training* that provides your team with an unlimited number of seats to access the best in Oracle education without the associated travel and lodging expenses of physically attending the conference in Las Vegas
    • Virtual interaction with a wide range of speakers and subject matter experts
    • Selection of over 42 sessions of live, quality streaming content (selected by popular choice) that run concurrently throughout the main event
    • Unlimited on-demand access to the recorded video/audio proceedings after the event is over

     * While group set-up provides the highest return on investment, virtual access can also be set-up at the individual level.

    How It Works

    • Register for your group seat license.
    • Once registered, you will receive a confirmation along with detailed instructions on virtual set-up.
    • Any time before the event, you and/or your team member(s) select the session curriculum from the virtual program.**
    • While you and/or your team member(s) can access the virtual program individually, it is recommended that you reserve a conference room or specific location prior to the event for the highest return on investment and engagement among the team. 

      ** Note: Sessions range from 30-minute and one-hour sessions.

    Justify Your Attendance

    We want to make it as simple as possible for you to attend the IOUG Virtual Forum.

    Please download the Justification Letter for the IOUG Virtual Forum, personalize the letter with your specific business case and send it to the proper decision maker to gain approval. 


    *times are listed in Pacific Standard Time

    Monday, April 23

    Track 1 Track 2
    9:45 - 10: 45 am Preview of Oracle Autonomous Database 
    Maria Colgan, Oracle
    Get Ready for Brain Overload with Oracle Database 12.2 Features 
    Charles Kim, Viscosity North America
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm Thick As a Brick: Leveraging the ThickDB Paradigm To Put Application Code In Its Place
    James Czuprynski - ViON
    Upgrading or Migrating Oracle Database Using the Step-Ordered Approach
    April Sims, Sims - Southern Utah University
    12:15 - 12:45 pm QUICK TIP: Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) on Engineered Systems 
    Markus Michalewicz, Oracle
    QUICK TIP: Evaluating Storage Options for PB-Scale “Big Data”, including Media Content
    Eric Bassier, Quantum
    1:30 - 2:30 pm Autonomous Database; What Does It Mean for DBAs?
    John King, Oracle
    Upgrade or Migrate your Oracle Databases to 12cR2: Tools, Methods and Paths 
    Kai Yu - Dell EMC
    4:15 - 5:15 pm Monitoring Database Performance in the Cloud
    Kyle Hailey - Amazon Web Services
    Creating the Future with Robotics 
    Rich Niemiec, Viscosity North America

    Tuesday, April 24

    Track 1 Track 2
    9:45 - 10:45 am Taking ASH Analysis to the Next Level - Plan Change and Parsing Detection/Analysis 
    Craig Shallaamer, OraPub, Inc.
    Creative Solutions for Cross-Endian Database Migrations (Logical Data Transfer Case Studies) 
    Simon Pane, Pythian
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm Reverse Engineering and Leveraging the Advisor Framework for Performance Tuning 
    Roger Cornejo - GlazoSmithKline
    The Best Oracle Databasae 18c New Features 
    Rich Niemiec, Viscosity North America
    12:15 - 12:45 pm QUICK TIP: Interpreting Database Metric data, or How to Sound Like an Expert DBA 
    Gary Fordhamer
    Get the Oracle Performance Diagnostics Capabilities You Need without Spending a Fortune
    Pini Dibask, Quest
    1:15 - 2:15 pm ASM Concepts, Architecture and Best Practices 
    Pini Dibask, Quest Software
    Database Management with Gold Images 
    Burt Clouse, Oralce
    4:15 - 5:15 pm What's New in Oracle Database 18c 
    William Hardie, Oracle
    Yes, You Really Can Improve Security, Boost App Performance & Reduce Costs - All at The Same Time!
    Erik Benner - Mythics

    Wednesday, April 25

    Track 1 Track 2
    8:30 - 9:30 am ASM Internals - What You Need to Know 
    Jared Still, The Pythian Group
    Application Containers - Multitenancy for Database Applications 
    Markus Flechtner, Trivadis GmbH
    9:45 - 10:45 am Implementing Oracle Database Cloud Services
    Daniel Liu, Oracle
    Oracle 12.2 - My Favorite Top 5 New or Improved Features 
    Janis Griffin, SolarWinds
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm Getting the Most out of your Oracle 12.2 Optimizer (i.e. The Brain)
    Janis Griffin, SolarWinds
    The (Un)loved Child of Generation Cloud: Oracle Performance on VMware 
    Martin Klier, Performing Databases GmbH
    12:15 - 12:45 pm QUICK TIP: Virtualized Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) - Containers and VMs for RAC 
    Markus Michalewicz, Oracle

    1:30 - 2:30 pm Understanding and Optimizing Oracle Memory Serialization Access (Latches and Mutexes) 
    Craig Shallahamer - OraPub, Inc. 
    Hit Refresh with Oracle GoldenGate Microservices 
    Bobby Curtis, Oracle
    4:15 - 5:15 pm What Every DBA Needs to Know About Oracle Application Express (APEX) 
    Francis Mignault, Isum Solutions
    Oracle Database In-Memory: Past, Present and Future 
    Tirthankar Lahiri, Oracle America

    Thursday, April 6

    Track 1 Track 2
    8:30 - 9:30 am Physical Ordering and Zonemaps: A nifty magic trick for Exadata Data Warehouse
    Mark Farnham - Rightsizing, Inc.
    Advanced Practices for Databases with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
    Ed Beauvais, Oracle
    9:45 - 10:45 am Oracle Net troubleshooting for DBA’s
    Jared Still - The Pythian Group
    Lift and Shift Migration to Oracle Private Cloud Appliance - A Case Study
    Praveen Mogili, Mythics
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm Evolution and DBA 3.0 
    Kellyn Pot'vin-Gorman, Delphiz & Arjen Visser, Dbvisit Software Limited






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