RPA, Mobility, and More – Your Playbook for Ascend 2022

Ascend 2022 is right around the corner and will be bringing together the global Oracle community for an incredible few days in Vegas! 


From June 12-15,  business users, CEOs, IT professionals, and industry experts will meet in person– many for the first time in over 2 years– to learn about Oracle’s next generation strategy for EBS, and for Oracle tech in general. So many of us look forward to Ascend all year, for that awesome annual opportunity to network with fellow Oracle users, deepen our practical knowledge, and gain insight into trends, strategies, and best practices. 

We honestly can’t wait to get there and feel that amazing energy on the exhibit floor as Oracle community members mingle and network. Be sure to come visit us  on the showroom floor at booth #100 for some great swag, details about our on-site events, and of course some exciting conversation about Oracle automation and modernization strategies. We can’t wait to see you!

With hundreds of different sessions to choose from, deciding what to attend is no easy task! We really wanted to help you maximize your Ascend experience and get the most knowledge and opportunites while on-site, so we complied this Top 10 Sessions Guide


It’s definitely no secret that Robotic Process Automation, Mobility, and Digital Assistants are helping revolutionalize Oracle-based organizations worldwide – so make sure not to miss these top Ascend sessions from industry experts!

June 12

Configuring and Extending Oracle SaaS – The Visual Way with Oracle’s Shay Shmeltzer – Shay Shmeltzer – 3:45PM

This session is for citizen developers looking to learn how to create customized views and webpages on top of existing SaaS applications.


June 13

Oracle E-Business Suite: Strategy and Updates – Cliff Godwin – 10:00AM

If you are using Oracle EBS, this is something you won’t want to miss! It’s not everyday you get the chance to hear from someone so prominent and influential behind the scenes of EBS. This session will teach you all about the newest updates in the EBS product line and what benefits you can expect now and in the future.


Regression Test Automation For Quarterly Updates Using No-Code RPA Tools– Gaurav Kumar – 10:00AM

Everyone wants to save time, right? This session is key if you’re looking to automate quarterly updates using RPA and machine learning. In this session, Gaurav will provide you with practical examples and offer tips and tricks to maintain automated tests. 


From Cloud to Conversational: The Future of Oracle Forms– Mia Urman -11:15AM

Despite popular opinion, Oracle Forms are not dead – and AuraPlayer’s very own CEO and Oracle ACE Directror, Mia Urman, is here to prove it! Join this session to learn 4 ways to extend your existing Oracle Forms investments to the cloud. You’ll never think of Oracle Forms the same way again!


Best Practices in Deploying and Customizing Your Digital Assistant (ChatBot) for Oracle HCM Cloud – Joe Huang -4:00PM

Join this exciting session with Joe Huang to hear about the advancements in Digital Assistants (chatbots) for Oracle and best practices for successful deployment. Joe is the Oracle chatbot expert, so don’t miss this opportunity!


June 14

Mobile Apps for Enterprises SIG Meetup – Manjula Ganapathi and Gustavo Gonzalez – 8:30AM

Join this exciting meetup for a panel discussion and presentation on modernization strategies for Oracle Enterprises. Hear developments about mobility, chatbots and RPA for Oracle.


Expand, Innovate and Automate New Oracle-based Business Processes– Silvana Schmitt -4:00PM

The whole point of automation is to help businesses achieve efficiency – but how? Silvana will explain how UiPath Integration Service is critical in helping businesses streamline their automation design by combining UI and API automation capabilities and integrating with cloud and on-premises products. 


June 15

Robotic Process Automation: The Reality Behind the Hype – Mia Urman – 9:00AM

Are you thinking about RPA but dont know when, what, or how? Don’t miss this session if you want to learn about specialized RPA for Oracle EBS and Forms, and how it can take your organization to the next level. This is your chance to have all your Oracle RPA questions answered, and special bonus: this session also features a customer sharing about his company’s decision to implement RPA.


We are so excited for Ascend 2022 and looking forward to this amazing lineup of speakers. Don’t miss these top sessions to stay up-to-date on Oracle updates and strategies and to learn the latest about how RPA automation continues to revolutionize the business world. 


We can’t wait to see you there!


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David Buch
Senior Products Manager

David, our Senior Products Manager, is a highly experienced professional specializing in product definition, innovations, and development, with broad customer understanding, and skillful people management. He has over 20 years of R&D work experience, and continues to excel in his expertise. When he is not working, David enjoys spending his time as a professional tuba player joining symphony orchestras and chamber ensembles.

Elizabeth Pearl
Relationship Manager

Before joining AuraPlayer, Elizabeth completed a Masters degree in Education and worked as a teacher. Elizabeth’s role as Customer Relationship Manager combines both her passion for technology and her deep desire to educate  others. On a daily basis, Elizabeth takes the valuable insights she gained as a teacher and uses them to rise within the world of tech. She uses her skills of active listening, organization, preparation, and clear communication to enhance the wonderful relationships she has with both coworkers and customers.


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.

Nathalie Wasserman
CFO & Operations Manager

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. 

Gwen Edwards
VP Business Development

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.