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Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
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MEOUG MAJLIS is the only platform in Middle East, for Oracle Users to Learn & Share. As an End User forum, MEOUG MAJLIS 2019 benefits users of entire stack of Oracle products to gain better value from their Oracle investments. Develop your network of contacts by interacting with Oracle customers, System Integrators, Consultants, developers and representatives from Oracle Corporation.


This event is co-hosted with Oracle.  Both Oracle and MEOUG will have access to your personal information, and either Oracle or MEOUG may provide you with sales or product promotion information. Each party will be responsible for managing their own use of your personal information. We recommend you review the privacy policies of these partner(s) to address any questions you have regarding their handling of your personal information.

Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai

Crescent Road
United Arab Emirates

Telephone: +971 4 426 2000 (24 hours)

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Did You Know:

  • Atlantis’ signature Royal Bridge Suite, the most luxurious in the resort, measures in at 924 square metres and boasts floor-to-ceiling views of all of Dubai.
  • 58,000km of steel bars were used in the construction of Atlantis, The Palm, which is approximately over 9 times the length of the Great Wall of China.
  • Atlantis, The Palm is home to over 65,000 marine animals.
  • The fish that call Atlantis, The Palm home, are fed 350 kilos of restaurant quality seafood including shrimp, krill, squid, jacks, sardines and other varieties of fish and romaine lettuce each day, meticulously prepared in the fish hospital.
  • The viewing pane into the Ambassador Lagoon which holds 11 million litres of seawater is 10m long and 70cm thick.
  • Aquaventure Waterpark can hold 5,000 people at one time in a single day.
  • Employees of Atlantis make up to 3,000 people. The team represents 79 nationalities and speaks 68 different languages!
  • The priceless Dale Chihuly sculpture in the Grand Lobby of Atlantis was created using 3,000 hand blown pieces individually placed to create a 10m high centrepiece.
  • Atlantis’ celebrity chefs (Giorgio Locatelli, Nobu Matsuhisa, and Michel Rostang) hold 6 Michelin stars all together.
  • The Atlantis team has more than 500 chefs serving over 15,000 meals per day.


End Users/Oracle Customers
End users are IT professionals, namely CIOs, IT directors, IT managers, Application Managers, Oracle Consultants, DBAs among others from organizations that are licensed users of Oracle Products. These people are responsible for their organizations' own internal systems and will not provide services, advice, or products to other organizations. Proof of employment may be required to complete the validation process, such as the presentation of a valid business card, company security entrance card, and/or stationery featuring the company letterhead.
Oracle Vendor (Partners, IT vendors, SI's, ISV's and Consultants)
If a person is employed by an IT Company, Oracle Partner, System Integrator, reseller, or consulting firm and does not operate as an internal systems specialist, this person will be viewed as a Vendor representative and must be a member of MEOUG to attend all our events. Examples include Marketing Managers, Sales and Business Development Personnel.

Vendors/Partners can become member of MEOUG and gain access to community of Middle East Oracle Users/Customers.
Vendors/Partners Non-Members to Join Annual Members and get access to entire community of Middle East Oracle Users/Customers
Annual Fee: $650 US Membership
Duration: Valid for 1 year from start date of the membership, to be renewed every year.
Events: Can attend all SIG Days and MEOUG MAJLIS Annual Conference. As attendance is limited for each event, all members must register for individual event & get confirmation to attend.
Payment Terms
Payment terms require that all delegate fees are due in full on registration.
How to Pay
By credit card via our secure online payment system through paypal
Oracle Workshop
Hands-on Cloud Test Drive: Microservices on Kubernetes and Autonomous Database
A hands-on event to explore Oracle’s new cloud services. No expertise required! Just bring your laptop.

April 24, 2019
11:30 - 13:30
Silk Ballroom B,
Atlantis, The Palm
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Setting up a Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) environment for developing Containerized Microservices on Kubernetes and Autonomous Database (ATP) using Developer Cloud.

This lab will walk you through the steps to set up a CI/CD environment for developing Microservices, based on the automation possible in Developer Cloud and deploying all components on Oracle's Managed Container platform and the Autonomous Transaction Processing (ATP) database.

This hands-on lab will allow you to get familiar with the various Cloud Services involved:
  • Provisioning an Autonomous Transaction Processing Database Instance via the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console, and connect with SQL Developer
  • Set up a Developer Cloud project, and automate the creation of Database objects in your ATP database
  • Spin up a Managed Kubernetes Environment with Terraform
  • Set up the CI/CD flow for a node.js microservice, deploying onto your Kubernetes cluster, and accessing the data in your ATP database
  • Run your application.
What to bring?
A laptop with a modern web browser.

Please note this event is for Oracle Customers only. 

For Oracle Partners/System Integrators – Fees are applicable. 

For more details, please visit http://www.meoug.com
Lab Participant Requirements:
  • Have your laptop with you
  • Have access to Internet over Wi-Fi (Provided at location)
  • A modern browser with a recent version(Firefox, Chrome, Safari, IE)
  • Be able to install some components on your machine: Terraform, Kubectl and SQL Developer
Attendees to get Oracle Cloud Trials!
Hands-on Cloud Test Drive: Microservices on Kubernetes and Autonomous Database
Dubai, UAE
April 24, 2019
11:30 - 13:30

Silk Ballroom B
Atlantis, The Palm
Crescent Road
Dubai, UAE.

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Cliff Godwin
Senior Vice President, Applications Development
Oracle Corporation

Cliff Godwin is the senior vice president of applications development at Oracle, responsible for Oracle E-Business Suite. He joined Oracle in 1990 and has been a member of the Oracle Applications business senior management team for most of his time at the company. Prior to his current role, Godwin led the applications technology group responsible for ensuring that Oracle E-Business Suite effectively leverages Oracle's systems technologies, and for building the common objects and services used throughout Oracle E-Business Suite. Godwin holds MS degrees in mathematics and operations research from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Francois-Xavier Leclercq
Senior Vice President Business Development EMEA / JAPAC Applications
Oracle Corporation

Francois-Xavier Leclercq
As SVP for EMEA / APAC Applications Business Development, Francois-Xavier Leclercq is part of the EMEA & APAC Management Committee and leads the Go to Market strategy and Demand Generation for all Oracle Applications portfolio in these geographies.

He manages a team of solution experts, Business Consulting, Business developers and demand generation managers who work closely with Applications Sales teams in Applications, as well as Product Development, Marketing, and Industry business units, in order to support the continued success of Oracle’s Applications Cloud solutions across EMEA & APAC.

Prior to leading his current role, Francois-Xavier had leadership roles in Sales Consulting, Presales and Top Talent program within Oracle. Francois-Xavier joined Oracle via the Hyperion acquisition, where he had spent a decade in a range of roles, including leadership of EMEA Client Services. Senior Vice President Business Development EMEA / JAPAC Applications

Thrasos Thrasyvoulou
Business Development Director EMEA Platform Lead Application Development & Blockchain
Oracle Corporation

Thrasos Thrasyvoulou is the Business Development Director responsible for Oracle’s Application Development and Blockchain Cloud Services in Europe, Middle East and Africa. He is in charge of Oracle’s growth strategy in the region as well as for driving a team of professional experts who work closely with enterprises on their digital transformation. Thrasos has been engaged in the ICT industry for more than 14 years and he is all about a pragmatic and business-minded adoption of technology.

Arun Tewary
Emirates Flight Catering Co. (EKFC)

Arun Tewary is the VP-IT & CIO of Emirates Flight Catering Co. (EKFC), Dubai (UAE). He has earned the reputation & title of “ERP Guru” in the region. Arun is responsible for all aspects of Information Technology and Business Process Improvements within the organization. EKFC is the largest single unit aviation catering unit in the world.

Arun has over 30 years of experience in IT domain. During his career he has been involved and has lead number of complex ERP implementations both in India and Middle East. Arun has transformed many companies and IT landscapes from desperate standalone systems into an integrated enterprise wide system which has brought in process improvements and efficiency to the organization thereby improving the bottom line of the organization as well as enhancing their corporate images.

Arun is an active participant in various professional forums and is recognized in the industry because of his “reality based” practical and rational viewpoints. Arun has won many awards and has been consistently enlightening the industry by delivering interesting and relevant talks. He is a regular contributor to regional magazines and all major technology events in the region and Oracle Open World.
Arun’s current professional passion and focus is Robotics, AI and Machine Learning.
As he quite often states, he wanted to be a Professor in Hindi, when he was growing up, but social compulsions (he hates using the term “destiny”) moved him towards Engineering and corporate sector. He loves poetry, he loves expressing. Arun has written a book (Title Undated) which never got published. He started a blog (http://aruntewary.mozello.com) to express himself. But, the blog is now waiting for quite some time for Arun to visit. Arun believes that his blog is only visited by one person and that is Arun himself.
More about Arun is available on internet.
Presentation Title
How CIO's can prepare themselves for positive Digital Disruption

Mazen Khalil
Group CIO
Arabian Oud

A senior manager with extensive expertise in domains of IT management added competencies in project management and Supply Chain management, possessing 19+ years of impressive track record in driving businesses as well as delivering projects, oriented to contribute proactively in achievement of tangible organizational benefits.

Mazen has successfully delivered sophisticated technology solutions across diverse industries. Played a vital role in establishing the IT department and spearheading all start up activities to develop it into a profit-making venture. He demonstrated expertise in project management, coupled with cutting edge knowledge of IT solutions are skills that he can immediately apply towards the progress of any organization.

Mazen holds an MBA from UK, having B.Sc in Computer Engineering with a good technical background and high managerial skills, he is also certified as ISO 9001:2008 & ACE Internal Auditor.
Presentation Title
Oracle Implementation in Arabian Oud

Michael Bonito
Sales Manager
Insights Software

Sales Manager based in the United Arab Emirates managing Insightsoftware’s enterprise client base. Helping organizations adopt IT solutions that address their business drivers & challenges for 9 years, with the last 4 years been focused on financial reporting solutions. In a time where we are accustomed to accessing information in real-time when, where & how we want, has developed a passion for eradicating time-destructive, error-prone & resource hungry financial reporting processes
Presentation Title
Empowering the CFO office with automated digital reporting and Financial business intelligence

Fayaz Ahamed Badubhai
Group IT Director
Al Yousuf Group

A strong deep dive tech savvy IT Management expert with a rich 22+ years of Oracle Consulting & End User Industries experience in implementing, supporting, enhancing and modernizing ERP & Legacy Applications utilizing latest correct technology stacks of the market. A trusted partner for business users and management.
Presentation Title
Digital Transformation using Oracle ERP

Want to know how to leverage your on premise Oracle E Business suite to enhance the experience of your end users and customers. Come and join my session to have a view on how at Al Yousuf, we achieved it using Oracle Technologies and Mobility solutions.

Ali Katkhada

A Digital leader with more than eighteen years of international experience, in driving business Digital transformation by leveraging Technology and Innovation. Main responsibility is defining and executing the Group’s Innovation strategy and coherent Digital vision, with a focus on Business processes Simplification, Harmonization and then Automation. Managed cross functional teams to deliver the promise of technology into diverse businesses. Highly experienced in IT Strategy, IT Governance, Systems Integration, ERP, BI, DMS, CRM Implementations, IT Compliance, Infrastructure, IT Security, Service Desk, Budgeting, IT Operations and Incident Management. Passionate about leveraging technology to advance business activities and processes. An Oracle Certified Professional, ITIL Certified as well as PMP certified, EU GDPR practitioner with Strong Interpersonal, presentation and leadership skills, Result Driven, self-motivated, and Team Player. Advisor to several corporates and multiple Start-ups. Public Speaker in many IT Conferences, universities and regional events related to IT Strategy and innovation, IOT in constructions, BlcokChain, Artificial Intelligence, Cyber security, Oracle, SAP and Infrastructure. And was ranked among Top Global CIOs in the region
Presentation Title
Transparency in Construction’s Supply Chain

We will start with our latest initiative in Augmented Reality project that we are working on "Depa City" then We would like to share our latest update in our success story of bringing transparency and visibility into Oracle supply Chain. starting from Requisition, RFQ, Bed comparison, LPO, GRN, and payment and will touch based on the Mobile alerts as well

Jayakumar Mohanachandran
Head of IT
Precision Group

Results driven technology leader, with 18+ years of experience in IT Operations, ERP Implementations, Project Management and hands-on experience in managing major transformation programs. Business Savvy Management Professional with expertise in driving the transformation of IT as a Business Enabler. Competent to bring in the benefits of IT to solve the business issues while managing costs and risks.

A business technology executive with sizeable global corporate experience and a track record of driving business results through organizational, process and technology innovation. Adept at developing and motivating large, diverse business technology organizations with experience in major transformation initiatives and Governance. Demonstrates a deep understanding of Manufacturing, FMCG & Retail business acumen across the value chain.

Currently instrumental in leading a major Digital Transformation initiative for Precision Group, a reputed manufacturing house based in UAE which is jointly owned by Al Tayer, ARMS and Dulsco.
Presentation Title
Bringing on the Cloud

Joy John
Oracle Cloud Platform Leader - Blockchain, MEA
Oracle Corporation

Joy John works for Oracle and is Cloud Platform Leader for Blockchain technology in MEA region. He is based in Dubai and currently focuses in helping customers build strategic solutions using Innovational Technologies such as Blockchain, IoT, Intelligent Chatbots, Content Experience and Modern DevOps.

He has over 18 years of experience in the field of Omni-channel Digital Experience, Integration and Application Development in addition to the emerging innovational technologies, working with customers in Public Sector, Telco, Financial, Media, Manufacturing and Retail industries.

Dayan De Alwis
Vice President CRM and Data Solutions

Dayan De Alwis is an experienced IT Professional, having over 17 years of rich and insightful experience, rolling out CX solutions for the real estate and airline industry in UAE. Dayan has excelled in delivering solutions on AI/ML bots, Data Management Platforms, Service, Marketing, and Sales automation, Mobile Apps, E-Commerce and ERP implementations. Currently Dayan leads a team in setting up an advanced AI data analytics platform at Aldar. Notable achievements include Markie Finalist, guest speaker at “Middle East Oracle User Group”, Multiple awards for best real estate IT solution in MENA, and Mabruk Award (Najim) by Emirates Airlines for technical excellence.

Behramshah Zack
Vice President Operational Excellence, Process Improvement and Risk
First Abu Dhabi Bank

Zack has been instrumental in the HR Transformation Journey for First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB), which was formed as a merger of First Gulf Bank and National Bank of Abu Dhabi. This merger provided the opportunity to streamline the HR processes and focus on a common employee engagement framework to better integrate workforce in to a single organization with common shared values. FAB implemented the HCM cloud in 19 countries across the APAC, MENA, EUR and Americas.
Zack is pragmatic in his approach to drive organisation and transformation change.


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