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OAUG Forum
April 10-14, 2016
Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
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Trends & Technologies Facing Your Future

Database Trends & ApplicationsDatabase Trends & Applications
Monday, April 11
8 a.m.-9 a.m.
Mandalay Bay Ballroom H

Experience a thought-provoking keynote presentation on how Cloud, Mobility, Security and Big Data/Internet of Things are shaping decisions for today’s on-premises environments. We will share the impact these topics are having on organizations all over the user group community, and how you can best prepare yourselves and your organization to address these topics today and in the future. As part of this presentation, Database Trends and Applications, a Division of Information Today, Inc. will be reaching out to our community for customer/member research. This presentation is sure to spark many conversations over the course of the conference, as well as offer research to take back to your organization.

IBM Keynote

From Science Fiction to Science Fact: How Cognitive Computing and Cloud Transform Your Business

Tim VanderhamTim Vanderham, Vice President — IBM Cloud Platform Development and Delivery
Tuesday, April 12
8 a.m.-9 a.m.
Mandalay Bay Ballroom H

We have entered a new period of computing history — the cognitive computing era. For decades, science fiction visionaries have shared their renditions of intelligent machines and computers that could learn and function as humans. Intelligent machines have moved beyond the lore of science fiction; today, they are a reality thanks to breakthroughs in cognitive computing. This innovative capability is becoming ubiquitous in our everyday lives and fundamentally changing how we perform our jobs, engage with others, learn, and make decisions. You might be tempted to think that harnessing the power of cognitive computing requires advanced degrees and deep knowledge of complex algorithms. But, you’ll be surprised to see the many different ways that organizations of all shapes and sizes can use cognitive computing as a key driver of transformation.

In this interactive session, we will:

  • Discuss what cognitive computing is, where it is going and how, along with the power of cloud, you can use to rapidly build a “smarter” business
  • Show how pioneering organizations across industries and around the world leverage cognitive computing
  • Describe and demonstrate how a hybrid cloud approach to integrate existing systems, new applications, and cognitive capabilities can empower and transform your business.
  • Explore the role of developers in building and evolving smarter web, mobile, IoT and analytics applications, leveraging the power of cognitive computing
  • Provide access to sample code and applications which you and your teams can use to understand and explore cognitive computing for yourself

COLLABORATE 16 Re-energize Session

Boris BrottBoris Brott, Opera and Symphony Conductor
Wednesday, April 13
10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Mandalay Bay Ballroom H

Internationally renowned symphony conductor Boris Brott draws analogies between performances in an orchestra and performance in business: creativity, process, communication and achievement.

Oracle Keynote

Shawn PriceShawn Price, Senior Vice President, Oracle
Wednesday, April 13
1 p.m.-2 p.m.
Mandalay Bay Ballroom H

Shawn Price is senior vice president of cloud for Oracle. Reporting directly to Oracle CEO Mark Hurd, Price has global responsibility for Oracle’s data as a service (DaaS), software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) businesses. Prior to joining Oracle, Price was president of global cloud at SAP, where he reported to the board of directors and was responsible for global P&L across on-premises and cloud applications. During his tenure at SAP, Business Insider named Price one of the 39 most influential people in cloud computing.

As a 25-year veteran of Silicon Valley, Price led three companies to successful IPOs; the largest of these had a market capitalization of $10B. During this time he relied on his experience as an entrepreneur to become a successful venture capitalist and investor. Price is a charter member of the C100, a Silicon Valley nonprofit organization for Canadian entrepreneurs. He speaks at various industry events on monetization and growth strategies, end-to-end cloud transformation, mergers and acquisition strategies, and venture capital. Price holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Western Ontario.

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