Featured Speakers

Check out some of the speakers from this years Apps15:


Andy Stevens, Boxfusion Consulting

  Embracing Oracle CX's Cloud to Deliver Real Business Results – The Panasonic Story

Andy is the co-founder and Delivery Director at Boxfusion Consulting, a leading technical solutions consultancy specialising in the implementation of Oracle's CX and BI applications. This session will focus on how their long-term client Panasonic Computer Products Europe have transitioned to a coexistence model maintaining their historical investment in Siebel and integrating it with the Oracle CX application suite, as well as looking at how this transformational programme is revolutionising their user and customer experience.

You will see a demonstration of Panasonic’s internal CX Cloud process in action, taking a lead through the Marketing Cloud and Sales Cloud process lifecycle, as well as exploring how Service Cloud fits into the architecture. You will hear key insights on the benefits of the programme as well as have an opportunity to ask the experts how you could reap similar benefits for your business.

Michael Skinner, PwC

 Attracting & Retaining the Best Talent in a Digital Age

Attracting and retaining the best talent in the Digital Age is a significant challenge for all organisations. Disruption and change is the new normal, competitive advantage is transitory and adaptation is the key to survival. Where can an organisation find the talent best placed to deal with constant change in the Digital economy? Is the answer solely with the "Generation Y" digital natives or is there still a place for experience? Do we really understand what motivates and drives the individuals at different stages of their careers? This presentation is designed to challenge preconceptions and provoke discussion.

Laxmi Sheth, Hitachi Consulting

 B2B Trading Partner Integration to Enable Lean Processes &
    Agile Supply Chain

Hitachi consulting developed a real-time business process integration in collaboration with its client, JDSU, to improve channel partner business process, visibility, and management across its supply chain. This session will be of interest to executives and IT managers of business organisations which are grappling with delays, errors and user training issues in their complex multiple partner supply chain. The automation of the customer and supplier touch points as demonstrated by this solution will deliver sustainable competitive advantage.

David Green, Atos

 Digital Transformation with Oracle Service Cloud at City of
    Edinburgh Council

Find out how City of Edinburgh has used Oracle Service Cloud as part of a larger transformative architecture to both improve Customer Experience, and dramatically lower operating costs. This was achieved using an Agile design and development methodology to deliver benefits in a far shorter timescale than has been the case with traditional CRM.

Dhanajay Papde, SITA


 Smarter Monitoring of Oracle E-Business Suite, BI
    Applications & Essbase Databases Using EM12c

A step-by-step process of how to integrate  Oracle Business Intelligence & Oracle Essbase environment using Oracle Enterprise Manager  Cloud Control 12c and efficiently manage & monitor them; in-effect look at the Oracle estate in your enterprise using a single pane of glass.

Graham Bowden, Spring Board Solutions


 Getting More Out of PeopleSoft Query

PeopleSoft Query has become a foundation of many PeopleSoft tools.Based on his experience at many sites, Graham will talk through several techniques for increasing and improving Query usage throughout an organisation.

Mike Haward, University College London

    Responsibilities Good, Roles & Devolved User
       Management Better! Oracle User Management (UMX)
      @ UCL

Mike will explain how UCL used Oracle’s User Management to safely and securely devolve administration of users and user roles & responsibilities to departmental administrators. If you have daily user responsibility related calls to your helpdesk or want to remove user responsibility approval paper trails - then make sure you attend this session.

Maria Gyurova, Peak Indicators

    Three Sides of the Coin with Oracle Data Integration

The session introduces how to set up and use Change Data Capture as well as Oracle Enterprise Data Quality jobs in Oracle Data Integrator. Attend the session to learn how easy and valuable it is to configure the three tools work together in the real world.

Paul Smit, Oracle

    PeopleSoft UK Payroll Update
    What’s New in PeopleSoft Workforce Management

Do you want to see what is new in PeopleSoft HCM, how the development team has leveraged new technologies to meet increasing demand for mobile capabilities and what investments have been done to improve the user experience for those users who work with PeopleSoft on a daily basis?
Or are you more interested in what specifics are upcoming for the UK payroll ?
Join Paul in one of his sessions to learn more about PeopleSoft HCM and how you could influence our roadmap.

Susan Gillis, University of Oxford

    Integrated Real-Time Oracle E-Business Suite Reporting at
       the University of Oxford – 2 Years Post Go-Live

This presentation will explore: how the end-user experience is enhanced by using the EiS Technology tools: eXpress reports, GL Connect and XL Connect; how the EiS eXpress Reporting solution helps the University control its financial information requests and how the EiS eXpress Reporting solution speeds up report development.

Graham Smith, Cedar Consulting

    PeopleSoft Fluid, Classic or Both: A decision for Every 

This presentation explains Fluid and Classic user interface choices and offers some real-world discussion on what decisions need to be made, including help in navigating the technology behind PeopleSoft Fluid User Interface, design patterns, and user experience issues.

Nabil Makhout, infoMENTUM

    Branding ADF Applications

Nabil is the go to ADF UI and UX person at infoMENTUM with two years of ADF skinning experience. Attendees will be able to see how to brand ADF applications, how to use SASS with skinning as well as creating first-rate interaction through CSS animations in ADF.

Patrick Haston, Scottish Natural Heritage

    Extending the Oracle E-Business Suite with Open
       Source Technologies

A step-by-step walk through of how Scottish Natural Heritage fully integrated a Java web application with the Oracle E-Business Suite by reading from the database tables and calling PL/SQL APIs.

Neil King, University of Cambridge

    Evolving User Experience by Embracing Mobile

Neil will take you through the journey of evolution his team have been on since first exploring mobile enablement of their student self service offering in 2012. Neil will talk about both the approach taken by Cambridge and how it has been embraced by their student community.

Kit Mundy, Differentia Consulting



    Qlik & Easy Self Service Discovery with Smarter Oracle
       E-Business Suite

Qlik is positioned as a leader in the Gartner magic quadrant for BI and Analytics Platforms. Attendees will see how Qlik’s unique capabilities help you evolve your BI platform to a Business Discovery platform, where end users explore governed data in the self-service manner required to truly optimise business performance.

Naill Mclean, Hubble by insightsoftware.com

    Roundtable: Reporting Strategy Roundtable

Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss reporting strategy requirements, does and don't on what to include and hear from their peers and industry experts about best practices on generating a reporting strategy.

    5 Ingredients of a Modern Planning System

The Hubble team will share the 5 key things that are needed in a modern planning system to allow your company to transform into a high performing organisation.

Richard Bingham, Oracle

    Let's Talk About Customising & Extending Oracle
       Cloud Applications
    Roundtable: Q&A with Oracle Fusion
       Applications Developer Relations
    How To Integrate Oracle Cloud Applications 
Richard is part of Oracle Product Development's Fusion Applications Developer Relations team, providing customers and partners advice on customisations, extensions and integrations. The team's blog (blogs.oracle.com/FADevRel) has new content every week including over 200 technical articles and their YouTube channel has over 70k views. Richard was awarded a UKOUG Speaker Award last year and is presenting three sessions at this year's Apps15.


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