The Connect 2018 Melbourne Conference is packed with amazing domestic and international speakers delivering papers on a wide range of topics to ensure there’s something for almost every Oracle profession – the Melbourne conference schedule and speaker list are given below.  We also have a great mix of businesses coming along to show case their products and services and to talk to you about the challenges and opportunities you’re facing as an IT professional in the Oracle arena.  Tickets to the event are now available to buy on-line using the links further down this page.

  • Date

    21st November, 2018

  • Time

    8:00am – 6:30pm

  • Venue

    Sheraton Hotel
    27 Little Collins Street
    Melbourne
    VIC 3000

    www.marriott.com

    (03) 9290 1000

Melbourne Floor Plan

The Trade Exhibition will be held in Ballroom 2 from 8.00am to 6.30pm and all catering will take place in this area.  The Networking Drinks will be held at the end of the day from 5.30pm to 6.30pm, again, in Ballroom 2.

Conference App

You can use our custom mobile app to record the your scores of this year’s presentations.  Simply click on the orange icon above.

Schedule

The following graphic shows the current schedule for Connect 2018 in Melbourne.  As you can see, the day will be split into four streams; with each stream focusing on a different technology area.  To finish the day, a networking event will give you the opportunity to connect with peers, speakers and vendors.

Time Ballroom 2 Monash Room 1 Monash Room 2 Parliament Boardroom
8:00 - 8:30 Registration

Pre-Function Area

8:30 - 8:45 Connect 2018 Conference Series Welcome

Ballroom 2

8.45 - 9:30 Databases of the Future
Guy Harrison

CTO

dbKoda.com

New Frontiers - AI Powered Conversational Interfaces aka Chatbots
Vijay Kumar Yenne

Principal Solution Engineer

Oracle

Oracle E-Business Suite Strategy and Roadmap
Nadia Bendjedou & Muhannad Obeidat

Vice President - Product Strategy Oracle E-Business Suite

Oracle

Q & A Session
Sandesh Rao, Troy Anthony & Richard Foote

Oracle Autonomous Health and Machine Learning

9.45 - 10:30 Introducing new AIOps Innovations in Oracle 19c Autonomous Health Framework
Sandesh Rao & Troy Anthony

VP - Oracle Autonomous Health and Machine Learning

Oracle

APEX 18 Interactive Grid: Editable Grid Essentials
Karen Cannell

Director

TH Technology, USA

Running Your E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Why, What & How?
Nadia Bendjedou

Vice President - Product Strategy Oracle E-Business Suite

Oracle

Q & A Session
Michael Huettermann

CEO

huettermann.net, Germany

10:30 - 11:00 Morning Tea

Ballroom 1

11:00 - 11:45 Discover Machine Learning and ADWC - The Perfect Combination
Francisco Munoz Alvarez

Director of Innovation

Data Intensity

The Fast Lane to Database Success
Connor McDonald

Developer Advocate

Oracle

The Business Case for Oracle Analytics Cloud
Paul Vella

Pratice Manager

PrimeQ

Q & A Session
Karen Cannell

Director

TH Technology, USA

12:00 - 12:45 Simplifying Oracle on Pure Storage
Daniel Higgins

Head of Solutions Architecture, Databases APJ

Pure Storage

Analytic Views: Worth IT When and Where
Karen Cannell

Director

TH Technology, USA

Find out how to bring your own OBIEE licenses and uncover a Better world of Big Data, Machine Learning in the Oracle Analytics Cloud
Luke McDermott

Solution Director

DXC Red Rock

Q & A Session
Ivar Grimstad

Principal Consultant

Cybercom Sweden

12:45 - 1:30 Lunch

Ballroom 1

1:30 - 2:15 Turbocharge Analytical and OLTP workloads with Oracle Database In-Memory 18c
Gavin Soorma

Head of Solutions Architecture, Databases APJ

Pure Storage

Modern app with Universal Theme and APEX 18.1 - mobile and desktop
Lino Schildenfeld

APEX expert

APEX R&D

Learn how James Avery saved nearly a Million Dollars with simple process changes
David Wright

more4Apps

50 Shades of Data - how, when and why Big, Relational, NoSQL, Elastic, Graph, Event
Lucas Jellema

Solution Architect & CTO

AMIS, Netherlands

2:30 - 3:15 Does de-duplicated backup simplify backup strategies and make it efficient?
Trichy (Prem) Premkumar

Principal System Engineer

Dell-EMC

The Art of Intelligence Introduction Machine Learning for Oracle Professionals
Lucas Jellema

Solution Architect & CTO

AMIS, Netherlands

A best practice strategy for moving to the Cloud
Richard Atkins

Director, Cloud Applications

Certus APAC

Building a Datalake
Suresh Gandhi

Oracle Consultant & Blogger

3:15 - 3:45 Afternoon Tea

Ballroom 1

3:45 - 4:30 Top Oracle features for AWS Cloud
Denys Dobrelya

Partner Solutions Architect

AWS

12c Release 2 and 18c - New Indexing Related Features
Richard Foote

Director & Principal Consultant

Smart businesses are choosing Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) to run their enterprise workloads
Mark Elley

Head of Digital Technologies

DXC Red Rock

Serverless Java
Ivar Grimstad

Principal Consultant

Cybercom Sweden

4:45 - 5:30 Database Upgrades and What to Expect of the Optimiser
Connor McDonald

Developer Advocate

Oracle

Interactive Grid: Beyond the Basics
Karen Cannell

Director

TH Technology, USA

Bringing Real World Data into Healthcare Practice
Michael Czapski

Principal Healthcare Solutions Consutant

Oracle

SQLdb360: The NextGen of Performance Diagnostics replacing SQLHC and SQLTXPLAIN?
Tony Jambu

Data Analytics Manager

NAB

5:30 - 5:45 Connect 2018 Conference Series Wrap-Up

Ballroom 2

5:45 - 6:30 Prescience Technology Networking Hour

Ballroom 1

Database / Technology Development / FMW Cloud Applications & BI Emerging Technologies
Oracle Ace Oracle Ace Director Oracle Ace Alumni Oracle Ace Oracle Groundbreaker Java Champion

Schedule last updated 14 Nov 2018

Tickets

If you’d like to attend this year’s Melbourne conference, you can purchase tickets online by selecting one of the following options – unfortunately, early bird discounts are no longer available.  Please note, that when purchasing tickets, you must be logged in to your AUSOUG account to receive member pricing.

Student

$79
  • 32 Speakers
  • 4 Streams Database / Technology Development / FMW Cloud Applications & BI Emerging Technologies
  • Industry Exhibitors
  • Lunch & Refreshments

Member

$229
  • 32 Speakers
  • 4 Streams Database / Technology Development / FMW Cloud Applications & BI Emerging Technologies
  • Industry Exhibitors
  • Lunch & Refreshments

Non-Member

$349
  • 32 Speakers
  • 4 Streams Database / Technology Development / FMW Cloud Applications & BI Emerging Technologies
  • Industry Exhibitors
  • Lunch & Refreshments

Speakers

This year we’ve been able to secure some of the worlds best speakers to deliver a conference like no other.  The confirmed speakers for the Melbourne conference are listed below.  To find out more about each speaker, read the their bio and see what papers they will be presenting, simply click on the desired speaker.

Conner McDonald

Connor McDonald

Guy Harrison

Guy Harrison

Karen Cannell

Karen Cannell

Michael Huettermann

Michael Huettermann

Lucas Jellema

Lucas Jellema

Ivar Grimstad

Ivar Grimstad

Daniel Higgins

Daniel Higgins

Vijay Kumar Yenne

Vijay Kumar Yenne

Richard Atkins

Richard Atkins

Sandesh Rao

Sandesh Rao

Francisco Munoz Alvarez

Francisco Munoz Alvarez

Paul Vella

Paul Vella

Luke McDermott

Luke McDermott

Gavin Soorma

Gavin Soorma

Lino Schildenfeld

Lino Schildenfeld

David Wright

David Wright

Trichy (Prem) Premkumar

Trichy (Prem) Premkumar

Suresh Gandhi

Suresh Gandhi

Denys Dobrelya

Denys Dobrelya

Sripathy Rao

Sripathy Rao

Mark Elley

Mark Elley

Michael Czapski

Michael Czapski

Tony Jambu

Tony Jambu

troy-anthony

Troy Anthony

Nadia Bendjedou

Nadia Bendjedou

Muhannad Obeidat

Muhannad Obeidat

Richard Foote

Richard Foote

AUSOUG reserves the right to change speakers, events and/or session times, dates, prices and other details as deemed necessary.

Sponsors

We are proud to have the following sponsors for the Connect 2018 Melbourne Conference.  We encourage you to engage with our sponsors at the event itself and to visit their websites to find out more about their products and services.  Are you interested in becoming a sponsor for this event?  If so, a limited number of event sponsorships are available to purchase online here.

Dell EMC Intel
Oracle
More4Apps
DXC Technology
Pure Storage
Prescience Technology

Getting There

  • Airport

    Melbourne Tullamarine Airport is approximately 35 minutes northwest of the city and can be easily accessed by car, taxi or bus.

  • Train Station

    Parliament Railway Station is approximately 4 minutes walk away and Southern Cross Railway Station is approximately 20 minutes walk away.

  • Bus Station

    Running between the airport and Southern Cross Station, Skybus departs daily every 10-15 minutes between the hours of 0600 – 0030 and every 30 minutes outside of this time, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

  • Parking

    Unfortunately, parking is not available at the venue itself, but several parking options are available within a few minutes walk.

  • Accommodation

    Staying at the venue is a great way to get the most out of your conference and you will receive a competitive room rate by booking directly.  Please contact hotel reservations on 03 9290 1000.