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OAUG Connection Point® Seminars
OAUG Connection Point® — AppsTech
July 30-31, 2013
Pittsburgh Marriott City Center
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
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Steven Chan

Steven Chan
Senior Director, Oracle Applications Technology Group
Oracle Corporation

In his current role as senior director of the Oracle Applications Technology Group, which is responsible for the Oracle E-Business Suite technology stack, Steven manages EBS technology stack certifications, ATG product management, ATG documentation and curriculum, and ATG Quality Assurance in the E-Business Suite Development division. He is also responsible for running technology adoption programs with selected E-Business Suite customers for new technology in advance of their general availability to the broader public.

Steven has been with Oracle since 1998. Prior to joining Oracle, he held positions with IBM, Deloitte & Touche Consulting, and other software companies. Steven has over two decades of IT industry experience and holds an MBA and a B.Sc. He also holds an Oracle ACE designation, is a three-time recipient of the Oracle Applications Users Group “Ambassador of the Year” Award (2007, 2009, 2010), and received the Oracle Applications Users Group Lifetime Service Award in 2011.

As an expatriate Canadian working in Silicon Valley, living in Central Oregon, and managing teams on four continents, Steven is wondering where all of his free time went.

Presentation: Oracle E-Business Suite Technology: Latest Features and Roadmap

Presentation: Oracle E-Business Suite Technology Certification Primer and Roadmap

Mike Swing

Mike Swing

Mike Swing is a Certified Professional DBA and Oracle ACE with 20+ years of experience in administration design and development of Oracle 7 to Oracle 11gR2. He has authored eight books, including the OAUG-sponsored book, the little r12.1.3 upgrade guide. He has 17+ years of experience implementing, administering and upgrading Oracle Applications E-business suite. He is also an instructor for EBS training classes: R12 DBA Concepts and Administration and the R12.1.3 Technical Upgrade. He has several degrees, including an MS in Physics with a thesis in digital signal processing.

Presentation: 10 Ways to Speed Up Your R1213 Upgrade

Presentation: The Big Picture of the R1213 Upgrade

Michael Messina

Michael Messina
Senior Managing Consultant
ROLTA (Gold Sponsor)

Michael is an Oracle ACE, Oracle Certified Professional, Oracle RAC Administrator Certified Expert and Exadata Implementation Specialist with 20 years of experience with the Oracle Databases. He contributed to several chapters in the newest version of Oracle Database 11g Release 2 Performance and Tuning Tips & Techniques from Rich Niemiec, and is a past presenter at Oracle OpenWorld, RMOUG Training Days, COLLABORATE, and many local and regional users groups throughout the U.S.

Michael’s experience includes Oracle and MySQL database administration and implementation, system and infrastructure implementation, systems design and development. He has led several performance improvement, maintenance, and implementation projects on large, highly available systems.

Presentation: Oracle Database Latest New Features

Samantha German

Samantha German
Senior Solutions Architect
CSS International, Inc. (Gold Sponsor)

Samantha has 14 years of experience with Oracle EBS. She is a business techno-functional consultant, solutions architect and project management professional with experience developing and implementing Oracle Applications R12 and 11i.

Samantha has comprehensive experience in complete project management, including the setup and streamlining of ERP and Oracle applications for highly profitable businesses. She is skilled in the detailed analysis of legacy systems, has performed cross functional IT and logistics management and possesses in-depth knowledge of ISO 9001, FERC accounts and Sarbanes-Oxley.

Presentation: Demystifying Sub-Ledger Accounting (SLA) in the Oracle R12 Financials Solution

Elke Phelps

Elke Phelps
Senior Principal Product Manager, Oracle E-Business Suite Applications Technology
Oracle Corporation

Elke Phelps joined Oracle in 2011 after having been an Oracle customer and Oracle Technologist (Oracle Database Administrator, Oracle Applications DBA, Technical Architect and Technical Manager of an Oracle Applications DBA Team) since 1993. Her primary areas of expertise include Oracle Database and E-Business Suite deployments and upgrades, platform migrations and infrastructure design.

Phelps is the lead author of the Oracle Applications DBA Field Guide (Apress 2006) and Oracle R12 Applications DBA Field Guide (Coqui Tech and Press 2010). She is also the founder of the Oracle Applications User Group (OAUG) E-Business Suite Applications Technology Special Interest Group (SIG) and served as President of the SIG from February 2005 to August 2011. Phelps has been a speaker at Oracle OpenWorld and COLLABORATE since 2004. Prior to joining Oracle, she was designated an Oracle ACE (2007) and Oracle ACE Director (2009). She is a contributor to the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology blog.

Presentation: Minimizing Oracle E-Business Suite Maintenance Downtimes

Presentation: Deployment and System Administration of Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2

Presentation: Oracle E-Business Suite Upgrade Best Practices: Technical Insight

Vasu Rao

Vasu Rao
Senior Principal, Product Strategy
Oracle Corporation

Vasu is an information systems professional with extensive experience in software product strategy. His expertise is in managing new software product development, product management, outbound marketing, business planning and analysis, strategic consulting, IT management, program management and strategic customer services management.

Presentation: Advanced Management of Oracle E-Business Suite with Oracle Enterprise Manager

BJ Lee

BJ Lee
Solutions Specialist
Excel4Apps (Gold Sponsor)

BJ Lee is a Solutions Specialist with Excel4apps, a provider of best-in-class Excel-based financial reporting for Oracle and SAP users worldwide.

With a passion for finance and accounting, BJ has worked with global retail and consumer goods companies streamlining their financial systems and processes. At Excel4apps, BJ provides support and training for finance users of Oracle EBS.

BJ is a Certified Public Account and earned a Master’s degree in Accountancy from San Diego State University. Contact BJ at bj.lee@excel4apps.com.

Presentation: Oracle Reporting with the Ease of Excel

James Spivey

James Spivey
Director, Global Support Center
Data Systems International, Inc. (Gold Sponsor)

James is a 25-year IT professional with more than 15 years of experience in manufacturing, distribution, enterprise software, and mobile applications — both inside and outside the four walls. He works with global organizations to identify process improvements and develop mobile solutions in connected and disconnected environments. James’ expertise also includes project management, strategic planning, business process planning, and improvement.

Presentation: Control Your Mobile App Development Destiny