Oracle Open World 2015 – Must-See Sessions – Oracle Forms, Mobile, Cloud & ADF

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The weather is cooling down, it’s the season of pumpkins, football, and, most importantly, it’s time to get excited for Oracle Open World! There are so many amazing sessions and speakers this year. We wish we could see all of them. To help you narrow down the list of choices, Mia Urman, Oracle ACE Director and AuraPlayer CEO, complied a list her of Must-See Sessions.

Before I discuss Mia’s favorites, I will begin with ones I’m super eager to attend. I realize I’m a bit biased.

  •  What’s in a Word: Mobile/Cloud Terminology for Dummies

Sunday, Oct 25 | 2:30pm-3:15pm | Moscone South—274
Mia Urman, AuraPlayer

Am I the only one who is slightly overwhelmed and confused by the acronyms that have taken the technology world by storm? Paas, MAF, Alta UI, and more. Mia will define the terms and lingo needed to effectively converse in the mobile and cloud spheres. After this session, you will be prepared to talk to the pros and to attend other sessions at OOW. FYI, Mia won best speaker award for this session at Kscope 15!

  • General Session: Mobile—the Heart of Digital Transformation
    Monday, Oct 26| 11:00am-11:45am| Moscone South—102
    o RimiBewtra, Senior Director, Product Marketing – Fusion Middleware, Oracle
    o DyanGanepola, IT Director, NY MTA
    o SuhasUliyar, Vice President Mobile Strategy Product Management, Oracle
    o BalaVenkataraman, IT Director, Martin Marietta

Here at AuraPlayer, we are especially excited for this session. Suhas, the Vice President of Mobile Strategy, will be presenting our customer success story on our project with MTA (New York Bridges and Tunnels). He will be demoing MTA’s Oracle Forms Collision Reporting system running from Oracle Mobile Cloud and Oracle Mobile Framework. This is your chance to see AuraPlayer’s technology in action; Oracle Forms running from a Samsung tablet live on stage!

Now, here are Mia’s Must See Sessions in no particular order (they are all expected to be equally amazing):

1. Rapid Enterprise JavaScript Development with Oracle Application Builder Cloud Service
Wednesday, Oct 28 | 11:00am- 11:45am|Moscone South—304
Brian Fry, Oracle

Don’t miss the unveiling of Oracle’s newest development tool! HTML5 and JavaScript have become industry standards. We are excited to show how this  new development tool will allow you to quickly create these web applications without complex  Java development.

2. Meet the Experts: Oracle’s Development Tools and Frameworks
Tuesday, Oct 27 | 6:15pm-7:10pm |Moscone South—300
o Grant Ronald, Director of Product Management, Oracle
o Shay Shmeltzer, Director of Product Management, Oracle
o Denis Tyrell, Senior Director, Product Management, Oracle

Meet the Experts is always a great way to find out about new products in the works and visions for upcoming development tools. I’m especially excited to see they are planning on discussing Oracle Forms, meaning there will be two sessions on Forms this year at OOW!

3. Real-Life Oracle Mobile Application Framework: What’s Not in the Developer’s Guide
Monday, Oct 26 | 2:45pm – 3:30pm| Moscone South—304
Luc Bors, eProceed

Interested in learning about Oracle MAF? If yes, be sure not to miss this session with Oracle MAF guru, Luc Bors.  He is author of Oracle Mobile Application Framework Developer Guide. Luc will discuss everything you need to know about Oracle MAF that is not included in the Oracle’s Developer Guide.

4. Oracle Mobile Cloud Service: Mobile Interaction Platform for Digital Strategy
Monday, Oct 26| 1:30pm- 2:15pm| Moscone South—270
Deb Ayers&Kaj Van de loo, Oracle

Is your head in the clouds? If yes, this session is for you. If not, you must go to see what your missing! Kaj Van de loo is actually the Vice President of Oracle Mobile Cloud development so who better to hear about Oracle MCS from than the developers themselves?

5. An Introduction to Oracle Mobile Application Framework
Monday, Oct 26 | 12:15pm – 1:00pm|Moscone South—304
Grant Ronald, Oracle

This session is bound to be interesting for developers at the begining of their mobile journey. Attend to hear Grant, an Oracle Forms, ADF, and Mobile expert, go over the ins and outs of Oracle Mobile Application Framework. He used to be in charge of the oldest application framework, and now he will be explaining the newest one. A must for all newbies.

6. Systems on the Edge—Your Stepping Stones into Oracle Public Cloud and the PaaS Platform
Tuesday, Oct 27 | 11:00am – 11:45am |Moscone West—2022
Lucas Jellema, AMIS Holding B.V.

Lucas Jellema is literally the top guru in Middleware, so do not attend unless you are ready to learn tons. Lucas will go from top to bottom through the whole cloud PAAS stack with one massive demo. Not to be missed.

7. Oracle Forms 12c: The Beginning of a New Day
Monday, Oct 26 | 11:00am – 11:45am | Moscone South—306
Michael Ferrante, Oracle

The much-anticipated release of Oracle Forms 12c (12.2.1) is on its way! Michael Ferrante, Principal Product Manager will demo new features and discuss how these features can be used to make your legacy applications fresh again.
Here at AuraPlayer, we are excited to see the beta of Forms 12c as we specialize in Oracle Forms/EBS modernization and mobilization. Contact us to learn more!

8. Enterprise Mobile Persistence and Security Using Oracle Mobile Application Framework
Thursday, Oct 29| 10:45am – 11:30am| Moscone South—270
SriniIndla&Denis Tyrell, Oracle

Although it’s fun to see the development stages, it’s even more critical to know what to do once the app is created. How do we need to secure the app? Attend this session to get your  questions answered and more. This is a great chance for experts to really drill down into the  world or mobile security.

9. Oracle Mobile Cloud Service: The One Thing Apple iOS and Android Developers Agree On
Thursday, Oct 29| 9:30 am- 10:15am| Moscone South—270
Frederic Desbiens, Oracle

This session is perfect for Oracle Mobile Cloud Service beginners (similar to Grant’s session for MAF beginners, which we discussed above).  Even if you’re not interested in the Cloud, it is really important to get an end-to-end view of what’s going on. This is Oracle vision for the future, so be sure to attend!

10. General Session: Revolutionizing Application Development with Oracle Cloud
Tuesday, Oct 27 | 11:00am – 11:45am| Moscone South—103
Chris Tonas, Oracle

Chris Tonas is the Vice President of Development  at Oracle. Yes, this session is high level, but we assure you it should be enlightening for everyone! It’s interesting to see a high level overview of Oracle’s vision and where they are planning to go next from a business prospective as oppose to a technical/tool prospective. Attend to get a global vision of what’s going on at Oracle.

We are excited to be attending OOW this year with a big team. You can find us at our kiosk in the mobile pavilion #009, and in our Premier partners, Samsung booth where we will be demoing 4 solutions on very cool Samsung devices. Request a meeting here.

As usual Mia will be a whirlwind, presenting and preforming her Oracle ACE director duties, and  as always, representing the ODTUG board. It’s safe to say we’ll have little down time, but we are very excited to represent these various groups!
Our Vice President of R&D will also be flying in from Tel Aviv, so be sure to schedule a technical demo with him here. Or if you’re interested in partnering, make sure to make an appointment with our VP of Business Development – Gwen Edwards.
And if you want to meet little old me to learn more about our full suite of Oracle Forms modernization, mobile, testing and monitoring solutions, request a meeting here.
Can’t wait to meet everyone in the golden state!
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Elizabeth is originally from the United States but currently resides in England. In her spare time, she loves exercising, spending time with her family and friends, and playing volleyball.

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Natalie is proud to be AuraPlayer’s Operations and Chief Financial Officer. She takes pride in her work, and loves being a part of the AuraPlayer family. Prior to working at AuraPlayer, Nathalie worked at various companies as an accountant. She attended the University College London (UCL), where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in economics and business. She then went on to pursue a Master’s degree in Political Economies in Eastern Europe. 

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An expert in helping businesses seize their potential and grow, Gwen is committed to take AuraPlayer to the next level. With over 30 years of experience in the high technology sector and working with Fortune 500 companies, she works as an advisor for growing businesses to help enhance their value and reach their business objectives. She’s a dynamic member of our team, leveraging her sales and marketing, and P&L experience to our current and future product suite.

Gwen also serves on a several private company boards in Silicon Valley, and is an active member of the angel investment network, Golden Seeds.

Yossi Nakash
CTO & Co-Founder

A true developer, Yossi has been developing and coding in Java / J2EE, C++, .Net, and C# for over 20 years, focusing mainly on the RD side of things. Entering the Oracle World about 10 years ago, Yossi immersed himself in the world of Oracle SOA, Weblogic, EBS and EBS Mobile, as well as the Java side of things.

Prior to joining Mia to found AuraPlayer, Yossi held the role of RD team leader at RadView and was a Java developer at Motorola.