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OUG Ireland Conference - Knowledge sharing at its best

OUG Ireland Conference - Knowledge sharing at its best

29 March 2012

OUG Ireland Conference took place on 21st March in the newly opened Dublin Convention Centre. Over 200 Oracle end users attended this beneficial event.

OUG Ireland Conference is back – bigger and better than ever. Held at the brand new Dublin Convention Centre with views over the Liffey – the venue was a fitting tribute to the re-enlivened event.

We were pleased to welcome for the first time, Jon Paul, Sales Manager for Technology who kicked off the day with the Oracle Keynote in front of an audience of over 200 Oracle end users.

With 6 streams of content, presentation topics were wide ranging. Delegates walked away with confirmation that: R12 Upgrades do have a lot of patches, which was raised in the excellent NI Water Service presentation and confirmed by Nadia Bendjedou, Oracle. The Cloud presentation showed that people are still worried to put sensitive data into cloud and those interested in Oracle Fusion CRM were able to see it on show.

In the run up to the event and throughout the day there was much chatter on Twitter and even a live commentary on the EPM presentation from Oracle, Snippets of info provided:

  • Orgs that have implemented EPM approach are more likely to be successful
  • There are more Hyperion customers than SAP ERP customers
  • Healthcare starter kit announced for Hyperion planning
  • EXALYTICS will take planning to the next level in term of performance. Great for predictive planning
  • Sustainability reporting starter kit for Free for all HFM customers
  • New fusion interface in next release... Easy to configure, easy to use

First time presenter Allan Stewart from Northern Ireland Water, summed up his experience on the day for us.

“ The Oracle User Group provided a unique opportunity to network with other Oracle system users and have access to directly to talk to key individuals in Oracle involved in product development. A thoroughly enjoyable day”


During the breaks delegates networked with exhibitors: Fujitsu, Percipient Consulting, Oracle On Demand Cloud Solutions, Oracle CRM On Demand, Oracle and and were able to hear more from conference sponsor IBM.

The last session of the day… shall we say was a “revealing” presentation from Mogens Norgaard who presented “Things I have learnt about Oracle” in his dressing gown. See photo in Oracle Scene Issue 46.

OUG Ireland events are now firmly back on the UKOUG calendar with SIGs taking place in June , September and November. To find out more about OUG Ireland membership and how to participate in future events visit the OUG Ireland community page

Visit the OUG Ireland Conference website to view the photo's of the day and view the presentations.

New Tech Committee member Simon Holt shared his thoughts on the day:

"A good long day that went past quickly with the concentration required for the technical presentations; many useful new things to consider and research, especially the explanation of how multiblock read work in 11G from Frits Hoogland. And of course an unforgettable keynote from Mogens with humour wrapping some very serious points to think about. All wrapped-up with a great opportunity to meet friends and colleagues from around the Oracle community."