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  • 1. VENUE: CAPE TOWN INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTRE SUNDAY, 31 OCTOBER 2010: GOLF DAY and EXHIBITORS OPENING FUNCTION MONDAY, 1 November 2010 to TUESDAY, 2 November 2010: 2 x DAY CONFERENCE 1. SAOUG OVERVIEW The South African Oracle User Group (SAOUG) is an organization independent of the Oracle Corporation that is managed and run by members of the local Oracle User Community, which includes all existing and new users of the Oracle hardware and software products which includes J D Edwards, PeopleSoft, Retek, Siebel and Hyperion. It strives to service the members of this community by providing: • Value-adding Information; • Interaction opportunities; and • An alternative and independent view. The SAOUG hosts a number of networking and/or specialised events throughout the year, which includes Special Interest Groups (SIG’s) with the primary focus on Oracle Technology, Database and Applications. The SAOUG’s premier event is the SAOUG 2010 Oracle User Conference, which is the most intensive information gathering session available to Oracle customers in South Africa. While many of the presentations will be made by customers who are using Oracle, PeopleSoft, J D Edwards, Retek, Siebel and Hyperion applications and technology, we will once again be collaborating closely with Oracle to ensure their much-valued participation. With the recent changes in Oracle we will also be focusing on the products that have been included in the SUN acquisition (e.g. Hardware, JAVA, MySQL, OpenSolaris). Through this conference, the SAOUG strives to provide members of the user community with a concentrated TWO days of leading edge, in-depth views and learning on the latest Oracle developments and how customers have leveraged these applications and technologies in their organizations. 2. THEME FOR 2010 ORACLE USER CONFERENCE 1|P a g e SAOUG 2010 Oracle User Conference: Speaker Guidelines and Call for Papers Document: 4 June 2010
  • 2. Our theme for 2010 is around EXPLORING your current assets, and gaining greater value from your current Oracle investments. Through this conference experience, the SAOUG strives to provide members of the user community with a leading edge, in-depth view and learning of the latest Oracle developments and how customers have leveraged their applications, hardware and technologies in their organizations. 2|P a g e SAOUG 2010 Oracle User Conference: Speaker Guidelines and Call for Papers Document: 4 June 2010
  • 3. 3. FOCUS AREA AND KEY ISSUES The event will emphasize on how organizations need to consider maximizing the value of their current applications and technologies, understanding the impact and opportunities arising from Oracle’s strategy and developments. Top Oracle Fusion Ace Directors and customers will guide an intensive exploration into Oracle Fusion, current and future. Key issues will be covered: - How to maximize and extend the value of your excising applications; - The alternative strategies, tools and technologies needed to build and maximize your business. 4. EXPECTATIONS FROM THE SAOUG FOR SPEAKERS 4.1 Do you have the expertise and knowledge to share:- • Implemented or upgraded TO THE LATEST VERSION OF Oracle, PeopleSoft, J D Edwards, Siebel or Hyperion software; • Implemented or upgraded TO THE LATEST VERSION of hardware products, JAVA, MySQL, OpenSolaris; • Have had some experience with components of the Fusion Middleware; • Used Oracle applications and/or technology in a unique way to enhance Processes, create value or reduce cost; • Had a particular unique implementation; • An implementation, upgrade or specific application that other Oracle customers could learn from; • Extensive knowledge of your company’s services of which you are proud; • Relevant experiences from which others can learn from; • Are an expert on a particular topic and want to share your expertise; • An Oracle topic or area of concern that you want to debate in an open forum. You do NOT have to be an excellent speaker, your passion, knowledge and desire to share that knowledge is what we are looking for. 4.2 Presentation outlines must meet the following criteria guidelines:- • Educational • Informative 3|P a g e SAOUG 2010 Oracle User Conference: Speaker Guidelines and Call for Papers Document: 4 June 2010
  • 4. • Riveting • Independent 4.3 The following fields of presentation style:- • Implementation Case Studies • Real Life Examples • Theoretical Presentations • Independent review sessions • Educational / Technical training sessions • Panel discussion sessions 4|P a g e SAOUG 2010 Oracle User Conference: Speaker Guidelines and Call for Papers Document: 4 June 2010
  • 5. • One-on-One solutions interviews • Demos • Debates 4.4 What we DO NOT want from you:- • Overt marketing • Death by PowerPoint 5. THE TARGET AUDIENCE • CIO’s / CFO’s / CEO’s • Your user community • Potential customers (Oracle, J D Edwards, PeopleSoft, Retek, Siebel, Hyperion) • Implementers / Consultants • Support Teams • Engineers • Architects • DBA’s & Developers • Business Analysts • Systems Analysts 6. AUDIENCE LEVEL • Advanced • Intermediate • Introductory • ALL audiences 5|P a g e SAOUG 2010 Oracle User Conference: Speaker Guidelines and Call for Papers Document: 4 June 2010
  • 6. 7. PRESENTATION CRITERIA 1 APPLICATION INTEGRATION 6 DEVELOPMENT Topics addressed in this track are designed to: Topics addressed in this track may include: Cover area’s related to the use of the Oracle The development of cutting-edge, or business Application Integration Architecture and related applications, or composite applications that have products and processes that can be used to been built using tools such as JDeveloper and ADF. integrate enterprise resource planning, customer These could be forms-based, Java-based, or have relationship management systems and other a strong leaning towards SOA principles. applications. 2 BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE / 7 ENTERPRISE CONTENT MANAGEMENT CORPORATE PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT Topics addressed in this track may include: Topics addressed in this track may include: Approaches to successfully deploying ECM How to deliver accurate daily business solutions. Oracle products such as Oracle Universal intelligence; Data Quality; Accuracy and Security; Content Management, Oracle Universal Records Instant intelligence from advanced analytics; Management, Oracle Imaging and Process Timely information access across the Enterprise; Management and Oracle Information Rights and lower total cost of ownership and higher ROI. Management. 3 CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT 8 ERP PLATFORMS Topics addressed in this track may include: Topics addressed in this track may include: Oracle Marketing; Oracle Sales; Oracle Service; Maximizing the strategic value of ERP platforms Oracle Contracts; Oracle Interaction Center; and categories may include: Alignment of business Oracle Configurator; iStore; Incentive and IT strategies in the Oracle World; Maturity of Compensation and Quoting; and Oracle business in the usage of ERP platforms; Driving Financials. value out of ERP platforms; and cost benefits on ERP. 4 DATA SYNCHRONISATION 9 FINANCIALS Topics addressed in this track are designed to: Topics addressed into this track may include: Cover area’s related to the use of Oracle Oracle Payables; Oracle General Ledger; Oracle Application Server and related products and Receivables; Cash Management; and Asset processes that integrate data from e-mail, Web, Management. enterprise resource planning and customer relationship management systems. 5 DATABASE / GRID / OEM 10 HUMAN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT Topics addressed in this track include: Topics addressed in this track may include: RAC; 11g Infrastructure Consolidation; Database Human Capital Management (Core); Talent Performance; Tuning; Enterprise Data Warehouse Management (Suite); Payroll; Recruitment; Learning Performance; Enterprise Management. Management; Advanced Benefits; Time and Labor; Numerous concepts of GRID such as Self Service; HCM Intelligence; Performance virtualization and provisioning, consolidation, Management; Compensation Workbench; and standardization and automation. Incentive Compensation (previously under CRM). 6|P a g e SAOUG 2010 Oracle User Conference: Speaker Guidelines and Call for Papers Document: 4 June 2010
  • 7. 11 HYPERION 16 MERCHANDISE OPERATIONS (Oracle Retail) Topics addressed in this track are designed to: Cover areas related to Essbase and Business Topics addressed in this track may include: Intelligence Tools; and Financial Performance Oracle Retail Merchandising System; Oracle Retail Management. Price Management; Oracle Retail Sales Audit; Oracle Retail Invoice Matching; Oracle Retail Trade Management; Oracle Retail Design; and Oracle Retail Webtrack. 12 INTEGRATION 17 ORACLE FUSION MIDDLEWARE Topics addressed in this track are designed to: Topics addressed in this track to include: Cover areas related to the Oracle integration Fusion Middleware 11g as a product portfolio. portfolio, including subjects such as Data Solutions that incorporate multiple components of Consolidation through customer data hubs; Data the 10g Fusion Middleware family, including Oracle Messaging; Event Driven Architecture, Service Application Server infrastructure, development, Oriented Architecture or Business Process integration, content management, business Management. intelligence, user interfaces and identity management. 13 J D EDWARDS ENTERPISE ONE 18 PEOPLESOFT ENTERPRISE Topics addressed in this track are designed to: Topics addressed in this track will include: Cover areas such as investing with J D Edwards Sessions related to the PeopleSoft Enterprise and EnterpriseOne Support Tools; Oracle Business PeopleSoft EnterpriseOne product families. Supply Intelligence Solutions for Business Applications; Chain Management (PS); Service Automation (PS); Oracle SOA Suite for J D Edwards customers Human Capital Management (PS); Financial (Fusion Middleware); Success stories on Oracle Management (PS); Enterprise Performance Technical Foundation “Red Stack”; and migration Management (PS); Customer Relationship case studies and upgrading. Management (PS); and Campus Solutions (PS). 14 J D EDWARDS WORLD 19 PERVASIVE COMPUTING AND EMBEDDED TECHNOLOGIES Topics addressed in this track are designed to: Cover areas such as J D Edwards World Web Topics addressed in this track will include: enablement, installing, upgrading and Areas such as extending the enterprise to the customizing; Oracle Financial Management; mobile workers, or creating new business services Business Intelligence Strategies; Hyperion and J that could be delivered to a mobile device of D Edwards World; Migration case studies and consumers or other electronic appliances. upgrading. 15 MANUFACTURING / DISTRIBUTION / 20 PLANNING AND OPTIMIZATION WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT Topics addressed in this track may include: Topics addressed in this track may include: Advanced Supply Chain Planning; Inventory Inventory; Purchase Orders; MRP/MPS; APS; Optimization; and Demantra. Cost Management; and Oracle Order Management. 7|P a g e SAOUG 2010 Oracle User Conference: Speaker Guidelines and Call for Papers Document: 4 June 2010
  • 8. 21 PROJECTS 26 SECURITY Topics addressed in this track may include: Topics addressed in this track may include: Oracle Project Management; Oracle Project Implementing security from a database, application Billing; Oracle Project Costing; and Oracle Project server, web service or enterprise view. Enterprise Contracts. products could include Oracle Access Manager, Oracle Identity Manager, Enterprise Single Sign-on, Oracle Directory Services and Web Services Management. Other topics could include the business drivers for implementing security, such as governance, integration or user productivity. 22 PORTAL / COLLABORATION / KNOWLEDGE 27 SERVICE ORIENTATED ARCHITECTURES MANAGEMENT (SOA) Topics addressed in this track may include: Areas Topics addressed in this track may include: relating to how an enterprise has integrated their How a business has successfully approached SOA; business at the presentation layer using Oracle what their starting points were; what the business Portal; How they have extended their enterprise drivers were; what hurdles were experienced; and through new delivery channels using Oracle at what level of maturity is their SOA Portal; or How the enterprise has become a implementation. Products include the Oracle knowledgeable organization by using Enterprise Service Bus, Oracle BPEL Process technologies such as Oracle Portal, Oracle Manager, Oracle Business Activity Monitoring, WebCenter or Oracle Collaboration Suite. Oracle Business Process Analysis Suite, Web Services Manager and the Oracle Services Registry. 23 PUBLIC SECTOR / EDUCATION / 28 SIEBEL GOVERNMENT Topics addressed in this track may include: Siebel Topics addressed in this track are designed to: on Oracle RAC; customer experiences; Siebel Focus on the special Oracle Applications issues Application Deployment Manager; Siebel CRM and involved with Public Sector, education or Oracle Fusion Middleware; and best practices. government installations, and may highlight Oracle Financials, Oracle Projects and Oracle Human Resources. 24 RETEK 29 SUPPORTING SOFTWARE AND SERVICES Topics addressed in this track may include: Topics addressed in this track may include: Retek integration in Oracle Retail; Dash Software; Consulting; Integration; and upgrade Optimization to enhance allocation solutions; and services. customer case studies. 25 RFID 30 TECHNICAL AND SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION Topics addressed in this track may include: Topics addressed in this track may include: Introduction, testing and deployment of the Radio System administration; Reports; Upgrades; Frequency Identification tagging within retail. Conversions; and System configuration. 31 ORACLE /SUN HARDWARE 35 PRIMAVERA 8|P a g e SAOUG 2010 Oracle User Conference: Speaker Guidelines and Call for Papers Document: 4 June 2010
  • 9. Discussions must show the value add of the Discussions addressed in this track may include: Oracle/Sun stack and must explain the “marriage” which brings about the statement: Software. Hardware. Complete Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management; Primavera P6 Professional Project Topics addressed in this track may include: Management; Primavera Inspire for SAP; Primavera Contract Management; Primavera Risk Consolidation and Virtualization at a hardware Analysis; Primavera Earned Value Management; and operating systems level; Data Center Primavera Contractor; Primavera SureTrak; Modernization; Storage tiering, "ILM" and the Primavera P3 Project Planner; Primavera benefits of storing data on the correct storage Integration Solutions. appliances; Disaster Recovery; Virtualization offers key cost savings benefits; Oracle’s virtualization strategy. 32 MYSQL Discussions addressed in this track may include: MySQL Enterprise; MySQL Cluster; MySQL Embedded (OEM/ISV). 33 JavaONE + Develop Presentation criteria to include: Practical knowledge of Java, rich in technical detail, and includes demos that show how to apply Java in the real world. Discussions addressed in this track may include: Oracle WebLogicSuite; Oracle JDeveloper 11g; Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse; The NetBeans IDE; Oracle TopLink and ADF; Oracle Coherence Suite; The Oracle JRockit family of products; Oracle GlassFish Server; Oracle Java System Content Delivery Server. 34 SOLARIS / OPENSOLARIS Discussions addressed in this track may include: Oracle Solaris; OpenSolaris; Oracle Solaris Cluster; Oracle Enterprise Manager; Oracle Solaris Studio. 9|P a g e SAOUG 2010 Oracle User Conference: Speaker Guidelines and Call for Papers Document: 4 June 2010
  • 10. 8. SELECTION OF SPEAKERS • The SAOUG Conference Committee determines the conference structure and programme. • To ensure a balanced selection of presentations, a speaker selection committee is formed. This committee reviews and evaluates all papers submitted and chooses those that as a whole create an exciting programme. • Speakers will be selected on the basis of subject interest, suitability, topicality and quality of the abstract submitted. Preference will be given to educational papers, case studies and new products and ideas. The speaker selection committee‘s decision will be final on the selection of papers. 9. SPEAKER BENEFITS • The good news is that, if selected, you can attend the conference without having to pay a registration fee. This includes all the social events. (The SAOUG does not pay fees to conference speakers.) • Hotel accommodation for International Speakers and all local speakers will be for their OWN cost and selected hotels can be booked via the SAOUG Conference 2010 website to ensure discounted rates and availability. • Speakers stand a chance to win 1 of the 3 awards, which will be awarded at the last keynote session on Tuesday, 2 November 2010. These are: 1. Award for the Best Speaker at the SAOUG 2010 Oracle User Conference 2. Award for the Best Written Paper SAOUG 2010 Oracle User Conference 3. Award for the Most Innovative Presentation SAOUG 2010 Oracle User Conference. • Speakers’ papers and presentation will be published on the SAOUG website (with your written consent) whereby attendees may view or download them for future reference. 10. HOW TO ENSURE YOU ARE SELECTED 1. Submission Requirements must be adhered to as stipulated; 2. DO NOT BE LATE – Make sure your submission is ON-TIME! 3. Successful speakers are selected based on the following:- • The quality of your submission; • How exciting / valuable / sought after your topic is perceived to be; • How interesting, educational and/or informative your presentation will be; • How applicable your topic is and how well it relates to the theme of the conference. If you are keen on participating, but need some time for your topic or you are not sure what to do, please contact the SAOUG office and we will note your interest and lend assistance where we can to get your submission submitted in time for evaluation by the committee. 11. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS Should you wish to present a paper at the SAOUG 2010 Oracle User Conference, or recommend a potential speaker; the following must be submitted by NO LATER THAN 16 JULY 2010: The selection process is highly competitive and will be reviewed by an independent speaker selection committee. 10 | P a g e SAOUG 2010 Oracle User Conference: Speaker Guidelines and Call for Papers Document: 4 June 2010
  • 11. To ensure that your submission is considered, please make sure that it is complete, any applications that are not complete may be returned. • An abstract of 200 – 300 words to fit on one page (For use in the SPOT-ME device) • A précis of approximately 40 – 50 words. If selected, the information will be used in conference promotional literature and the conference brochure. • Speaker photo (High res Colour JPG) and biographical information 40 – 50 words (Not CV format). If selected, this information will be used in conference promotional literature, the SAOUG website and for introductory purposes at the conference. • Company logo (High res Colour JPG) and company information 40 – 50 words (description and services offered). If selected, this information will be used in conference promotional literature, the SAOUG website and for introductory purposes at the conference. • Concise details of previous speaking / presentation experience. • Signed and completed application form. • Per the terms and conditions in this document, it is important to remember, when compiling your submission, that your presentation must be of benefit to the Oracle, J D Edwards, PeopleSoft, Retek, Siebel or Hyperion users and not used for marketing purposes. • Presentations on-site should be in PowerPoint format (preference PowerPoint 2003 XP version) or similar. No presentations based on Overhead projector slides will be accepted. 12. TIMETABLE FOR SUBMISSION OF PAPERS • Friday, 16 JULY 2010 – Deadline date for express of interest and any queries pertaining to submission. - A précis of approximately 40 – 50 words. This must include your presentation heading. - Biographical information 40 – 50 words (Not CV format). - Concise details of previous speaking / presentation experience. - Signed and completed application form. • Friday, 20 AUGUST 2010 – This is the FINAL DATE for paper submissions – DO NOT MISS THIS DATE! - A précis of approximately 40 – 50 words. This must include your presentation heading. - Biographical information 40 – 50 words (Not CV format). - Concise details of previous speaking / presentation experience. - Signed and completed application form. • Friday, 3 SEPTEMBER 2010 – Notification of acceptance of papers by the Speaker Committee. - An abstract of 200 – 300 words to fit on one page. - Speaker colour photo (High res colour JPG. - Company logo (High res colour JPG). • Friday, 8 OCTOBER 2010 – Deadline date for submission of final white papers and for the submission of your PowerPoint • Monday, 25 OCTOBER 2010 – Deadline date for submission of your PowerPoint 11 | P a g e SAOUG 2010 Oracle User Conference: Speaker Guidelines and Call for Papers Document: 4 June 2010
  • 12. 13. CONTACT DETAILS Attention: South African Oracle User Group Speaker Selection Committee Michelle Joubert Address: PO Box 8970 CENTURION 0046 Email: gm@saoug.co.za Tel: 0861 0 SAOUG / (72684) Fax: +27 012 654 4407 Cell: 082 490 9943 Website: www.saoug.co.za 12 | P a g e SAOUG 2010 Oracle User Conference: Speaker Guidelines and Call for Papers Document: 4 June 2010

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