Featured Speakers

Speakers were able sum up a key takeaway of their sessions. Below you can find the featured speakers of Apps14:


Debra Lilley, Certus Solutions

 How Are Fusion Apps Put together?

Understand the very simple principles behind Fusion applications and how that changes the way we will build and extend them – customisation is not a dirty word.


Nigel Youell, Oracle

Oracle Hyperion EPM Applications on Oracle Exalytics In-Memory

Nigel's key takeaway of his session:

"Get the very latest updates on both hardware and software for Oracle Exalytics plus details of some amazing Oracle Exalytics customer stories."


Atul Kumar
Director, K21 Technologies 

'Integrating Oracle E-Business Suite with Identity & Access Management: Lessons Learnt' 

Atul's key takeaway of his session:

“Learn end to end process of E-Business Suite integration with Identity management  products (OAM, OIM, GRC) for authentication, authorisation , provisioning, segregation of duties etc. . Best practices to follow when implementing a E-Business Suite integration with IDAM suite and much more."


David Hobson
Fusion Applications Leader UK, Oracle

'The Importance of a Common Data Model & Unified Platform for Your Cloud Applications'

David's key takeaway of his session:

“Learn how Oracle is delivering applications on a Modern Cloud Platform which is unified, personalised, connected and secure giving our customers maximum choice and flexibility.”


Andrew Bohnet
eBTax Director & e-Business Tax Specialist at e-BIZ Answers

'EBTax & Fusion Tax Ask the Experts'

Andrew's key takeaway of his session:

Andrew has a huge amount of eBTax experience having rolled out on every continent in 11i, R12 and now working on Fusion tax. He is also the chair of the Tax management SIG and hopes that users will be able to ask any question on eBTax, either based on existing issues they may be facing or on general set up/structure and to be given an answer. Absolutely anything you need to know about eBTax, come and Join Andrew at his session.


Tim Hughes
UK Commercial Industries Business Development Director at Oracle

Case Study – Social Selling “New Buzz Phase” or “Must Have” Skill

Tim's key takeaway of his session:

Case Study presentation on how to use Social Selling to generate leads and gain competitive intelligence.


Andrejs Karpovs
Lead Oracle Applications DBA at Tieto

During Apps14 Andrejs will present two sessions.

'What's New in Fusion Applications 11.1.7+ for DBAs & Architects?'

What are the new features DBAs and architects should be aware of in latest releases of Fusion Applications? How could these features ease the provisioning and administration tasks? The session answers to these questions and many more in a very detailed fashion.

'Optimizing Storage for E-Business Suite Using Oracle Advanced Compression'  


Iona Livesey
Technical Delivery Manager at Bupa

'Bupa Implements Mobile for FSCM and HCM'

Iona's key takeaway of her session is:

'Learn how Bupa ‘mobilised’ key on-the-go FSCM and HCM transactions using the GreyHeller PeopleMobile solution.'


Mark Thomas 
UK IT Director at Hays Recruitment Specialists

'Hays PeopleSoft 9.2 Upgrade – Goes Live 5th January 2015!'

Mark's key takeaway of his session is:

'Hays will have completed the design, build and all testing phases and will be in the process of running a full cutover rehearsal while I am on stage! So attending this session will demonstrate why I have such confidence in my team, the programme and relationship with our stakeholder community to deliver a successful upgrade programme. The Hays programme is being undertaken as a technical upgrade and has included a hardware, database, PeopleTools and PeopleSoft Application upgrade.

Key takeaways from the session will allow you to understand how we created the business case, the project and development methodologies we adopted to successfully complete the design, build and testing phases and how we engaged stakeholders and built business confidence during the programme.…….and as we approach our Go Live date, I will share how we have engaged stakeholders to focus on the future and identify how we can leverage PeopleSoft to deliver process and feature benefits that align to our business goals and objectives."

Ajith Narayanan 
Technical Leader - Oracle ERP Configuration Management & Platform Architecture at GE Healthcare

'Best Practices for Large Oracle Apps R12 Implementations'

Ajith's key takeaways of his sessions are:

"Oracle Apps Environments are normally huge with multi-tier architecture with a rich tech stack with multi layered components and a database. My session will be on the tips and tricks that can be useful for the audience in implementing the best practices on this multi-tier tech stack, So that the manageability of the environment would be made easier.

Major benefits of attending the session would be:
Enables us being proactive; Foresee any potential outage in future; Simple in terms of manageability; Helps in support cost reduction; Time & effort saving"

Gustavo Gonzalez
Chief Technology Officer at IT Convergence

'Everything is About User Experience. Learn the New Oracle E-Business Suite R12.2.3 Usability Enhancements'

'A Real-Life Example of Fusion HCM with Oracle E-Business Suite HRMS Co-Existence'

'How OBIEE 11g & Fusion Analytics Simplify Your E-Business Suite BI Strategy'

Gustavo's key takeaways of his sessions are:

"Learn from a first hand experience of a beta tester and early adopter, how an upgrade to Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 can dramatically improve the productivity at your organization"

"Understand how you could get ready now to Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 and considerations for your upgrade"

Graham Smith
PeopleSoft Technical Team Leader at Oxfam GB

'PeopleSoft Portal: Things You Can Do'

A whole pile of tips, ideas and code samples on what you can do with the PeopleSoft application portal.  


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