UK Oracle User Group


OUG Ireland 2014 - Celebrating our 10th year

17 March 2014

Last Tuesday our 10th annual OUG Ireland event took place.

Over 200 delegates joined us at The CCD in Dublin for a seven stream agenda packed full of content on Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle Technology, Business Intelligence and Applications Transformation.

ccd dublin

The day kicked off with a welcome and introduction from OUG Ireland chair, Debra Lilley followed by an opening keynote presentation from Jon Paul, Sales Director for Oracle Ireland who shared Oracle's latest offerings on Cloud, social and mobile.

"It's essential to attend these events to get a feel for and to see what your peers are doing in the Oracle Sphere. Any OUG event in Ireland that I have been to has been a worthwhile experience." Ciaran O Sullivan, Bord Gáis


Throughout the breaks, delegates had the chance to network and visit the lively exhibition which provided a hall full of Oracle suppliers who hosted prize draws, activities and the chance to compare products and services. Also joining us in the exhbition hall were the RAC Attack Ninjas who gave delegates a hands-on experience building an Oracle RAC database.


 rac attack ninjas

In the run up to the event and throughout the day there was much chatter on Twitter using the hastag '#oug_ire' here's a snippet of what went on:

  • Aidan Duffy ‏@AidanJDuffy
    Big data use case examples from WWII tanks to Silicon Valley self driving cars #oug_ire
  • Brendan Tierney ‏@brendantierney
    I just had a great plug for my book by @JonPaulDublin during his keynote at #oug_ire @OraclePress it is available to pre-order on Amazon
  • Pippa Grayshon ‏@PippaGrayshon
    Think I might (only just) be a 'Digital Native' - what a lovely description, thanks @Oracle 👍 #GenerationY #oug_ire
  • John O'Toole ‏@johnnyotoole
    Excellent day at OUG Ireland today. Great sessions from @oraclebase @oracleAskTom and loads others. #oug_ire

The day ended with two fantastic closing presentations from Nadia Bendjedou who presented '10 Things You Can Do Today to Prepare for Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2' and Tom Kyte gave his presentation on '5 Things You Want to Know about Performance'. 

A unique opportunity providing enough space to spend quality time with experts and partners. Babak Touran, Amdocs

UKOUG would like to thank the Ireland committee, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors and most importantly the delegates that attended for making it such a fantastic event.

There have been a few of great blog posts that really sum up the event:

Photos from the event can be found on our Facebook page.

All presentations are in the process of being uploaded on the OUG Ireland agenda page and will be available to download shortly.

We hope your experience at OUG Ireland has made you interested in taking part of other UKOUG activities. If you are keen to attend other events, the 2014 events calendar is available to view.

You may be particularly interested in our Ireland SIGs taking place on 24th September:

- OUG Ireland BI & EPM SIG Meeting
- OUG Ireland Technology SIG Meeting
- OUG Ireland HCM SIG Meeting

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