Go to page content
OAUG Forum
April 7-11, 2014
The Venetian and Sands Expo Center
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
↓ ↓ Open Navigation Menu ↓ ↓


Adam Savage
Adam Savage
Host of “MythBusters” on the Discovery Channel
Tuesday, April 8
9 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Adam Savage is, in general, a maker of things. Adam may be best known as the co-host of “MythBusters” on the Discovery Channel, but he is also a longtime special-effects artist, fabricator, model maker and general dreamer-upper who has worked on films such as Galaxy Quest and The Matrix sequels as well as Episodes I and II of the Star Wars series. As a self-described “collector of skills,” Adam has spent his life gathering skills to allow him to take what is in his brain and make it real. He is quite possibly the ultimate combination of artist and scientist and brings that analytical and creative mindset with him wherever his often surprising pursuits take him. Join us Tuesday morning to enjoy what’s sure to be an extremely entertaining hour!

Women in Technology Lunch Keynote

Jhone M. Ebert
Chief Innovation and Productivity Officer, Clark County, Nevada School District
Tuesday, April 8 – Registration required
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

With the call to ensure every level of the organization nurtures a culture of innovation, Jhone Ebert oversees the Innovative Teaching and Learning Unit, which is responsible for supporting 357 schools with assessment and accountability, research and school improvement, curriculum and instruction, professional development, technology and innovative learning environments. As an award-winning mathematics teacher, the District’s first secondary technology coordinator, first virtual high school principal and current chair of the Nevada Commission on Educational Technology, Jhone’s vision continues to drive educational reform in the Clark County School District and the state of Nevada.

Oracle Keynote (ID: 15810)

Balaji Yelamanchili
Balaji Yelamanchili
Senior Vice President for Analytics and Performance Management Products, Oracle Corporation

Transforming Your Business with Analytics

Wednesday, April 9
9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Level 5, Palazzo Ballroom

Your world is changing like never before: your core enterprise systems are moving to the cloud; the data you have access to far exceeds your ability to use it; your business users want mobility and demand embedded analytics in every business process… Given this context, how do you re-gain control and deliver compelling business value through analytics and big data? In this session, Balaji Yelamanchili, Oracle SVP of product development in business analytics, will cover the top ten trends in big data and analytics, including the intersection of big data and analytics with cloud computing, mobile and social technologies. He will discuss the power of pre-built analytic applications to empower line of business users to get the insights they need, when they need it. And, he’ll talk about how Oracle helps customers with a holistic approach to analytics that simplifies operations, optimizes processes, and drives business innovation to create new value.

IBM Keynote (ID: 15811)

Big Data and Analytics in the Era of Cognitive Computing

Rick Clements
Rick Clements
Program Director, Worldwide Big Data, Product Marketing, IBM
Wednesday, April 9
3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Level 5, Palazzo Ballroom

Big Data is transforming the way organizations analyze more types of data from more places to create new insight, deepen interactions and act faster with confidence. Learn how clients are taking advantage of the breadth and depth of IBM Watson Foundations to solve their major business imperatives such as 360 degree of customer and explorer cognitive computing with IBM Watson. Join us to understand how you can start small and grow with Hadoop, in-memory computing, predictive analytics, data privacy and security solutions alongside your existing IT investments.

↑ back to top ↑