We’d really appreciate your help. But first, a bit of background:
The Partner of the Year awards is an annual awards ceremony held by the UK Oracle User Group. It allows customers to show appreciation for partners that have provided a good service to them over the previous 12 months. As you would imagine, being voted best by end-users is a wonderful accolade.
If you’re the recipient of any Cedar service – and this can be consultancy, (more...)
Just over a week ago the Acceptance emails started to go out for the UKOUG TECH15 and APPS15 conferences. Also at this time the rejection emails started to go out too :-(
I was on the receiving end of both of these type of emails.
But I was delighted with the news that I received.
My topic areas crosses the TECH and APPs topics and also crosses the Business Analytics stream which looks to bridge (more...)
I’m delighted that the sessions that I’ve submitted to both Oracle OpenWorld and UKOUG’s APPS15 conference have all been accepted.
The sessions are as follows:
PeopleSoft Selective Adoption Best Practices from the Front Line (joint with Mark Thomas of Hays)
PeopleSoft Selective Adoption is genuinely transformative, but to make the best use of it you need a plan. Come to hear from the one of the earliest adopters of this new model on defining how (more...)
This last few days I’ve been analysing how well received previous presentations (since 2006!) have been at the UKOUG tech conferences. It’s interesting to look at the information. I’ve learnt some interesting things about all those well-known-names :-)
Like many conferences and user group meetings, during the conference and shortly afterwards the UKOUG ask attendees to feed back on the presentations, keynotes and round tables that people go to. If you chair a session, (more...)
I’m pleased to say that I will be speaking at the UKOUG Systems Event 2015, held at Cavendish Conference Center in London, 20 May 2015. My session “Oracle Exadata Meets Elastic Configurations” starts at 10:15 in Portland Suite. Here is the agenda of the UKOUG Systems Event.
In a month time I’ll be also speaking at the Spring Conference of the Bulgarian Oracle User Group. The conference will be held from 12th to 14 (more...)
I’ve been involved in organising a couple of upcoming UKOUG events.
I will be involved with the engineered systems stream for the annual UKOUG conference, returning after an absence of a couple of years, to once again being held in Birmingham.
While the planning for this is at a very early stage, Martin Widlake will be giving you the inside scoop on this.
The event I really want to talk about though is an event (more...)
This year the UKOUG's tour of Britain's post-industrial heritage brought the conference to Liverpool. The Arena & Convention Centre is based in Liverpool docklands, formerly the source of the city's wealth and now a touristic playground of museums, souvenir shops and bars. Still at least the Pumphouse
functions as a decent pub, which is one more decent pub than London Docklands can boast. The weather was not so much cool in the 'Pool (more...)
Last week I spent 4 days at the annual UK Oracle User Group conference, this time around called Tech14
. It was my first UKOUG
conference in a number of years and I set out with the intention of treating it like an all you can eat buffet of APEX presentations and workshops.
So, what were the APEX highlights of Tech14? Well, I have to start with the presentations given by Joel Kalman
, David Peake (more...)
During UKOUG Tech14
in Liverpool, Wilfred
and I had a presentation
about how to create your own Custom ADF Component. Since we were busy on preparing the presentation there were no blogs about these beforehand.
I thought it would be nice to give a small recap, for anyone interested in going into creating Custom ADF Components.
In our sample application we created an ADF Component called ‘multi select’ which offers the user the ability to (more...)
I think 2 years is long enough to wait between posts!
Today I delivered a session about Oracle Exadata Database Machine Best Practices and promised to post the slides for it (though no one asked about them :). I’ve also posted them to the Tech14 agenda as well.
Direct download: UKOUG Tech14 Exadata Security slides
Oracle Scene (the publication of United Kingdom Oracle Users Group) has published my article "Hadoop for Oracle Professionals", where I have attempted, like many others, to demystify the terms such as Hadoop, Map/Reduce and Flume. If you were interested in Big Data and what all comes with understanding it, you might find it useful.
A PDF version of the article can be downloaded here http://www.proligence.com/art/oracle_scene_summ14_hadoop.pdf
So the annual UKOUG technology conference has come and gone for yet another year. This time it was in a new location, having moved away from its regular berth in Birmingham. Manchester is not a city I’m that familiar with, the only previous time I had been there was a (more...)
It’s been a while since I put anything on this blog, most likely down to a combination of being overly busy in my previous life at UKOUG and not having anything to say that couldn’t be said in 140 characters.
Anyway, I’ll be at the UKOUG Tech13 Conference in Manchester (more...)
Yesterday's UKOUG Analytics event
was a mixture of presentations about OBIEE with sessions on the frontiers of data analysis. I'm not going to cover everything, just dipping into a few things which struck me during the day
During the day somebody described dashboards as "Fisher Price activity centres for managers". (more...)
A specialist is someone who knows a lot about a topic. He specializes and specializes and knows ever more about an ever smaller knowledge area. And in the end, he knows everything about nothing.
I’ve just submitted my abstracts for the UKOUG Technology Conference in December, and I was forced (more...)
The last UKOUG Development SIG focused on Forms. Its theme was Forms in the 21st Century: modernise, integrate, migrate? I think we covered modernisation and migration very well. But even in a packed day we couldn't cover everything, and I fear integration was not done full justice.
It wasn't planned this way, but it so happens the upcoming UKOUG Development SIG is all about Application Integraton and SOA. Integration is a topic which is in everybody's baliwick. The business people want to get the best value from their existing IT investments. The architects need to understand the interfaces bewteen the (more...)
First of all, a big Thank you to everyone who voted to keep me on the Board of Directors. I’m very grateful for all of the support and very pleased to be able to continue as a Director.
We had our first Board meeting on Thursday and were able to (more...)
>There’s only a few days left for voting in this year’s Director Elections, with the process closing on February 28th.
More information on the election process, including information on the role of Directors, and this years candidates can be found here.
Each UKOUG membership is entitled to one vote, (more...)
When I started this blog over 5 years ago, I never imagined that it would take me on a journey from an Oracle Newbie, to a Director of UKOUG and onto an Oracle ACE (even if I did go via some strange evenings in some strange pubs in Birmingham and (more...)