Speaker Program

The Speaker Program of the AUSOUG INSYNC13 Conference in Sydney will be held over two days commencing on 15 August and concluding on 16 August 2013.  This year's program is a response to member's feedback. Following is the list of speakers and papers confirmed as at 29 July 2013. Click onto the speaker's name to open the details of that talk.  

Please note: The session times following are subject to change. The Conference Organisers reserve the right to change speakers, events and/or session times, dates, prices and other details as deemed necessary.

9.00-9.15 AUSOUG Official Welcome  - Martin Power -AUSOUG, John Bushell - OAUG
9.15-10.00 Martin Power - LogicalTech
12c Keynote - details following soon
Ronen Baram - Oracle Corporation
Down the rabbit hole: MySQL 5.6 deep analysis with Performance Schema
EBS Keynote - Cliff Godwin - Oracle Corporation (USA)
Strategy, Update and Roadmap
10.30-11.15 Yury Velikanov - Pythian
Building your Oracle 12c sandbox environment
Anton Els - Dbvisit Software Limited
Using Disaster Recovery to Achieve Higher Availability
Connor McDonald - Independent
Optimizer Statistics: A fresh approach
Jeannie Dobney - JD Consulting Services
Oracle Business Analytics for eBS users: Migration Options for Discoverer Users
Paulo Back - Oracle Corporation (USA)
Oracle Projects Supply Chain
11.30-12.15 James Anthony Red Stack Technology (UK)
Database 12c New Features

Rajesh Bhogadi - University of Sydney
Migrate your Single Instance DB to RAC with minimal downtime

Francisco Munoz Alvarez - Revera
Logging or Nologging: That is the question?
EBS Keynote Dr Nadia Bendjedou - Oracle Corporation (France)
Technology Highlights and Upgrade Best Practices
1.00-1.45 Stuart Zorbas - HP
Solutions for a new style of IT
Gavin Sooma - Oncall DBA
GoldenGate Active-Active Replication and Conflict Detection and Resolution
Chris Downie; Andrew Pollock; Malcolm Duff - Oracle Corporation

Are you getting the most from your Oracle Applications?

Half day EBS workshop.

John O'Keefe - More4Apps
Organization saves 70% Work Effort Fixing Unit of Measure Problems with More4Apps on Oracle EBS
2.00-245 Connor McDonald - Independent
SQL tuning 101
Nuno Pinto Do Souto - Westfield
Leverage database partitioning for data archival
Matthew Wright, Craig Barr - Rubicon Red
Best Practices for accelerating the roll out of Oracle Fusion infrastructure
Half day workshop
Jim Pang - Westpac
Accounting Primer and R12 Subledger Accounting for IT Professionals
3.15-4.00 Francisco Munoz Alvarez - Revera
12c Backup & Recovery – What is new? 
Eve Kleiman - Oracle Corporation
Big Data and Advanced Spatial Analytics
Muhannad Obeidat - Oracle Corporation
E-Business Suite Extensions for Oracle Endeca - Under TheHood
4.15-5.00 Guy Harrison - Dell Software
Avoiding death by Big Data
5.00-6.00 Networking Drinks    


8.45-9.30 Jeannie Dobney - JD Consulting Services
An Introduction to Project Management
Half day workshop
Chris Chand;Robin Renfrey - Dataweave
Best Practice with R12  -  Putting the business into E-Business Suite
Half day workshop

Martin Power - Logicaltech
Database 12c Training

half day workshop

Chris Muir - Oracle Corporation
The Future of Oracle Forms: Upgrade, Modernize, or Migrate?
9.45-10.30 Tim Middleton - Oracle Corporation
Next Generation Coherence Deployment on WebLogic with Managed Coherence Servers

To be confirmed



12.00-12.45 Debra Lilley- Fujitsu UK
Extending Fusion Applications : What, Who, When and HOW
Simon Kofkin-Hansen - IBM
Automation - The Key To Exploiting Cloud for Flexibility, Speed and Economy
Chris Muir - Oracle Corporation
Speed dating - Oracle JDeveloper 12c and Oracle ADF New Features
1.45-2.30 Wilhelm  Hamman - Excel4apps and Frank Ung - Country Road
Oracle EBS Financials - R12 Finance Reporting - Stories/Approaches and Case studies from Australia
To be confirmed Paul Kangro -Oracle
Linux  1/2 day workshop / lab
Separate registration applies. Click on speaker name for details

Scott Wesley - SAGE Computing Services
Spice up your APEX application with third party  plug-ins
Half Day Workshop

2.45-3.30 To be confirmed Ritesh Varma - Cochlear Limited
Bill Presentment Architecture replaces Invoice Print customization at Cochlear
3.45-4.30 EBS Keynote - Doug Hughes - Oracle Corporation
Oracle’s Applications Strategy – Cloud and On Premise Directions
4.30-5.00 Closing Presentation and Prizes awarded


The trade exhibition will be held from 8.00am to 5.00pm on both days in the 1st Floor Pre-Function Room. All catering will take place in the exhibition area.  Details of all Conference partners and those exhibiting will be provided once confirmed.

Meet the Experts

An opportunity to meet with profile speakers on a one-to-one basis may be offered to all delegates of the INSYNC13 Sydney Conference on15-16 August 2013.

Appointments will be for a period of 20 minutes each and will be held in specific areas at the conference. This opportunity will be strictly on a one-on-one basis and will available only to registered delegates of the conference.

Registrations for the Meet the Experts program will close on 14 August for 15 August meetings; and 15 August for 16 August meetings.

As many of the speakers will only be available for certain periods, sign up early as spots will be limited.

All people registering for the Meet the Experts program will be asked to provide details of what they propose to ask and what outcome they expect, of the Expert they have chosen to meet with.  Should the nominated Expert not be the best option, an alternative Expert will be suggested for you.

All the details to assist you to book a meeting and a list of available profile speakers will be provided prior to the conference.

Networking Function

Relax, network and catch up with friends and your peers. The Networking Function will be held in the exhibition area at the end of the first day.

Guests will receive canapés and drinks, including wine, beer and softdrinks.

Thursday 15 August 2013
Novotel Sydney Central
1st Floor Pre-Function room (with Trade Exhibition)
5.00pm – 6.00pm
Hosted by AUSOUG and OAUG

The Networking Function is an entitlement for those who are registered conference attendees. Additional guests are required to pay $55.00 if they wish to attend.


The Conference Organisers reserve the right to change speakers, events and/or session times, dates, prices and other details as deemed necessary.