Connect 2018


The Connect 2018 Perth 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 Perth 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.


19th November, 2018


8:00am – 6:30pm


Mercure Hotel
10 Irwin Street
WA 6000

(08) 9326 7000

The Trade Exhibition will be held in the Caroline Room from 8.00am to 4.00pm 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 the Caroline Room.

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.



Orelia Room

Georgiana Room

Anglesea Room

Irwin Room

8:00 - 8:30


Caroline Room

8:30 - 8:45

Connect 2018 Conference Series Welcome

Caroline Room

8:45 - 9:30

Databases of the The Autonomous Database - what does it mean for DBA's and everyone else Future

Developer Advocate


Serverless Java

Principal Consultant

Cybercom Sweden

Oracle E-Business Suite Strategy and Roadmap

Vice President of Applications Development Oracle E-Business Oracle

9.45 - 10:30

Discover Machine Learning and ADWC - The Perfect Combination

Director of Innovation

Data Intensity

APEX 18 Interactive Grid: Editable Grid Essentials


TH Technology, USA

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


10:30 - 11:00

Morning Tea

Caroline Room

11:00 - 11:45

Turbocharge Analytical and OLTP workloads with Oracle Database In-Memory 18c

Oracle DBA

APEX 18 Interactive Grid: Beyond the Basics


TH Technology, USA

A best practice strategy for moving to the Cloud

Director, Cloud Applications

Certus APAC

12:00 - 12:45

Features to be aware of when upgrading to 12c Release 2/18c

Developer Advocate Oracle

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

APEX expert APEX R&D

The Business Case for Oracle Analytics Cloud

Pratice Manager


12:45 - 1:30


Caroline Room

1:30 - 2:15

Top Oracle features for AWS Cloud

Partner Solutions Architect Dell-EMC

Python, Oracle Cloud, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency – The Perfect Combination

Director of Innovation Data Intensity

New Frontiers - AI Powered Conversational Interfaces aka Chatbots

Principal Solution Engineer Oracle

What is Apache Kafka and Why is it Important to Oracle professionals?

Solution Architect & CTO

AMIS, Netherlands

2:30 - 3:15

Does de-duplicated backup simplify backup strategies and make it efficient?

Principal System Engineer


APEX Data Loading: Was it Supposed to be Easy?

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

Solution Director & Analytics Practice Manager DXC Red Rock

High Productivity Dev Platform for Web/Mobile

Principal Solution Engineer


3:15 - 3:45

Afternoon Tea

Caroline Room

3:45 - 4:30

Introducing new AIOps Innovations in Oracle 19c Autonomous Health Framework

VP – Oracle Autonomous Health and Machine Learning


A dozen things to do with APEX - using 3 of the best features

Sage Computing Services

The Art of Intelligence Introduction Machine Learning for Oracle Professionals

Solution Architect & CTO AMIS, Netherlands

1,2,3 and Done! 3 easy ways to migrate to the cloud!

Director of Innovation

Data Intensity

4:45 - 5:30

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

Head of Digital Technologies DXC Red Rock

SQL and PLSQL – The Fast Lane to Database Success

Developer Advocate Oracle

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

Solution Architect & CTO

AMIS, Netherlands

5:30 - 5:45

Connect 2018 Conference Series Wrap-Up

Caroline Room

5:45 - 6:30

Networking Drinks

Caroline Room


If you’d like to attend this year’s Perth 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.


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


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


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


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 Perth 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.

VP - Oracle Autonomous Health and Machine Learning

Oracle Corporation

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


We are proud to have the following sponsors for the Connect 2018 Perth 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.

Getting There


Perth Airport is approximately 20 minutes from the venue and can easily be accessed by car or taxi.

Train Station

Perth Underground Station is approximately 10 minutes walk away and connects to the free bus service operated in Perth CBD.

Bus Station

Perth operates and extensive buss network as well as a free CAT (Central Area Transport Service) bus services that travel a breeze. There are several bus stops on Georges Terrace that are approximately 2 minutes walk away.


Car parking at the venue is limited and is subject to availability. Parking is available to delegates associated with the event at a discounted valet service charge of $25.00 per car/day. A number of alternative public car parks are available close by to the venue.


Staying at the venue is a great way to get the most out of your conference and you will receive a generous 19% discount on flexible dynamic rates when you book with the hotel and quote the promotion code AUS181118 – please note, this discount does not apply to prepaid online rates. Please contact hotel reservations on 08 9326 7000 or email