The Connect 2019 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

    14th October, 2019

  • Time

    8:00am – 6:30pm

  • Venue

    Rendezvous Hotel
    328 Flinders Street
    Melbourne
    VIC 3000

    (03) 9250 1888

    www.rendezvous Hotel, Melbourne

The Trade Exhibition will be held in The Atrium 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.

Schedule

The following shows the current schedule for Connect 2019 in Melbourne.

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 King Edward Ballroom Tompkins Room Davis Room TBC
8:00 - 8:30 Registration

Pre-Function Area

8:30 - 8:45 Connect 2019 Conference Series Welcome

King Edward Ballroom

8.45 - 9:30 How To Analyse SQL Run Times By Plan Using ASH Data
Craig Shallahamer

President & Founder, Oracle Ace Director

OraPub, Inc.

USA

Low Code AppDev with Oracle Autonomous Database
David Peake

Oracle Application Express (APEX) Product Manager

Oracle

USA

Oracle’s announcement of “Continuous Innovation Release on 12.2” of EBS
Dr. Nadia Bendjedou

Vice President - Product Strategy Oracle E-Business Suite

Oracle

France

Meet & Greet (Q & A) in Person
Patrick Barel

Sr. Oracle Developer

Qualogy

Netherlands

9.45 - 10:30 Get Ready For Brain OverLoad with Oracle Database 12.2/18c/19c Features
Charles Kim

CEO at Viscosity North America

Viscosity North America

USA

Oracle Low Code Lowdown: APEX vs. Visual Builder, Which is Best For You?
Karen Cannell

Director

TH Technology, USA

USA

A best practice strategy for moving to the Cloud
Richard Atkins

Director, Cloud Applications

Certus APAC

Australia

Meet & Greet (Q & A) in Person
Dr. Nadia Bendjedou

Vice President - Product Strategy Oracle E-Business Suite

Oracle

France

10:30 - 11:00 Morning Tea / Coffee - Trade Exhibition Area

Atrium

11:00 - 11:45 Journey to the future – Discovering Oracle Developer Cloud Services and more
Francisco Munoz Alvarez

CEO CloudDB

Data Intensity

Australia

Replacing NoSQL Caches with SQL for better performance
Douglas Hood

Consulting Member of Technical Staff & Product Manager

Oracle

USA

Learn how to unlock your EBS data for free running in days!
Gustavo Gonzalez

Chief Technology Officer

IT Convergence

Argentina

Powerful: Practical Machine Learning In The Hands Of The Oracle Cloud DBA/Developer

 Craig Shallahamer

President & Founder, Oracle Ace Director

OraPub Inc.

USA

12:00 - 12:45 Making Sense of Today's Database Technologies
Guy Harrison

Chief Technology Officer

dbKoda.com

Australia

APEX for Forms Developers
Scott Wesley

Systems Consultant

Sage Computing Services

Australia

From Bits of Paper to an Optimized Hospital Theater Supply Chain
Angela Morley

Programme Director

Waikato District Health Board, New Zealand

More4Apps

Meet & Greet (Q & A) in Person
Craig Shallahamer / Richard Foote

Oracle Performance Tuning Expert

 

 

12:45 - 1:30 PrimeQ Lunch - Trade Exhibition Area

Atrium

1:30 - 2:15 The latest and greatest features
Connor McDonald

Developer Advocate

Oracle

Australia

A Gentle Introduction to Polymorphic Table Functions
Patrick Barel

Sr. Oracle Developer

Qualogy

Netherlands

Don’t throw away your Discoverer investment. Revitalize your visualizations with Oracle Analytics Cloud
Gustavo Gonzalez

Chief Technology Officer

IT Convergence

Agentina

Lessons Learned and Battle Wounds on Migrating Mission Critical Databases to Oracle Cloud Meet & Greet (Q & A)
Charles Kim / Francisco Alvarez

 

 

2:30 - 3:15 Can you really run an Oracle Database on Object Storage?
Anthony Vandewerdt

Actifio

Australia

Transparent Data Encryption for Oracle Database - Key Points to Know in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
Malay Kumar Khawas

Oracle Enterprise Architect | Oracle Cloud Migration Specialist | Performance Tuning Expert | Speaker | AppsDBA

Oracle, Bengaluru, Karnataka

India

What is SLA and how can it work for you? Knowledge is everything when it comes to this topic
Gregg van der Westhuizen

Solution Engineer Manager

insightsoftware Excel4apps

Australia

Meet & Greet (Q & A) in Person
Gustavo Gonzalez

Chief Technology Officer

IT Convergence

Argentina

3:15 - 3:45 Afternoon Tea - Trade Exhibition Area

Atrium

3:45 - 4:30 Accelerate migration to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure with minimal downtime
Gavin Soorma

Oracle DBA

Australia

What & Why of Database In-Memory - Promises an incredible performance boost for analytic workloads
Raj Rathee

Product Management & Business Development

USA

Analytics on Financials doesn’t need to be so hard
Paul Vella
Accenture PrimeQ

Australia

Low Code AppDev(Hands on Lab) in Person
David Peake

Oracle Application Express (APEX) Product Manager

Oracle

USA

4:45 - 5:30 10 Things You Might Not Know But Really Should About Oracle Indexes
Richards Foote

Director & Principal Consultant

Australia

Effective and Efficient Python with Oracle Database
Christopher Jones

Senior Principal Product Manager

Oracle

Australia

Speed up Your EBS: Simple and Effective Performance Tuning using Excel
Andy Haack

Managing Director

Enginatics

Switzerland

Low Code AppDev (Hands on Lab) in Person
David Peake

Oracle Application Express (APEX) Product Manager

Oracle

USA

5:30 - 6:30 Accenture Enkitec Group Networking Hour

King Edward Ballroom

Database / Technology Development / FMW Cloud Applications & BI Emerging technologies & Meet & Greet with Experts
Oracle Ace Oracle Ace Director Oracle Ace Alumni Oracle Ace Oracle Groundbreaker Java Champion

Tickets

To attend this year’s Melbourne conference, you can purchase tickets online by selecting one of the following options

Please note, that when purchasing tickets, you must be logged in to your AUSOUG account to receive member pricing.

Early Bird has been extended to 15/9/2019.

Need a helping hand to register? Please contact conferencemanager@ausoug.org.au for all issues / enquiries.

Early Bird Member

$149
  • 32 Speakers
  • 4 Streams Database / Technology Development / FMW Cloud Applications & BI Emerging Technologies
  • Industry Exhibitors
  • Lunch & Refreshments

Early Bird Non-Member

$199
  • 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.

Andy Haack

Andy Haack

Gustavo Gonzalez

Gustavo Gonzalez

David Peake

David Peake

Craig-Shallahamer

Craig Shallahamer

Patrick Barel

Patrick Barel

Malay Kumar Khawas

Malay Kumar Khawas

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Douglas Hood

Raj Rathee

Raj Rathee

Charles Kim

Charles Kim

Connor Mcdonals

Connor McDonald

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Christopher Jones

Richard Foote

Richard Foote

Nadia Bendjedou

Nadia Bendjedou

Scott Wesley

Scott Wesley

Gavin Soorma

Gavin Soorma

Paul Vella

Paul Vella

Karen Cannell

Karen Cannell

Guy Harrison

Guy Harrison

Gregg van der Westhuizen

Gregg van der Westhuizen

Trent-Schafer

Trent Schafer

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Angela Morley

Richard Atkins

Richard Atkins

                                  

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

Partners

We are proud to have the following sponsors for the Connect 2019 Melbourne Conference.

We encourage you to engage with our sponsors at the event and to visit their websites to find out more about their products and services.

Are you interested in becoming a sponsor for this event? Download the Partner Brochure here.

Event partnerships are available to purchase online here.

Exhibitors

Lunch

Networking Drinks

Lanyards

Speakers

Education

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

    From Flinders Street Railway Station exit via the Elizabeth Street Exit.

    Rendezvouse is on the left and is approximately 2 minutes walk opposite the station.

  • 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.

    Board any tram on Collins Street / Spencer Street and alight at Elizabeth Street Tram Stop.

    Walk toward Flinders Street alone Elizabeth Street and Rendezvous Hotel is on the right on Flinders Street.

    It is approximately 5 minutes from the Tram Stop.

  • Parking

    Unfortunately, parking is not available at the venue itself, but several parking options are available near the Hotel.

  • 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 Conference Manager on 0411 231 198 or  hotel reservations on 03 9290 1000.