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MEOUG Majlis 2013 Annual Conference

Monday, March 25, 2013
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Event completed Registration Closed

Middle East Oracle User Group (MEOUG) - an Independent Oracle User group will hold its Annual Conference MEOUG MAJLIS. An exciting day of Oracle Roadmap, User Case Studies, SIG meetings and Round table.

MEOUG Majlis is an Oracle Technology Forum for the Middle East Oracle Users Community. As an educational Forum, MEOUG Majlis 2013 benefits users of the full stack of Oracle technology 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.

Why to Attend?

    Take advantage of in-depth technology offerings covering following:
        E-Business Suite (R12): Application roadmaps, upgrade tips, case studies and useful methodology; information to help with reimplementation vs. upgrade decisions; 11i to R12 decision-making
        EPM, OBIEE and Hyperion: Introduction to Oracle financials; how to use HCA; taking EPM to new levels with Oracle Hyperion Data Relationship
        The latest insights on the Oracle Sun and PeopleSoft/JDE product families
    Hear Oracle User success stories, get Oracle partner tips and tricks and hear first-hand from Oracle executives on timely issues and future roadmap
    Network with your peers from across the Middle East enabling you the strategic momentum you need to go further in your job and take your organization to greater heights
    It’s time to use your Organization training budgets wisely, take benefit of low-cost event fees and high-impact Oracle educational Series
    MEOUG Majlis is an immersive experience where Oracle Users Community will connect with 300+ Oracle technology users

MEOUG Majlis offers plenary sessions as well as specifically streamed sessions that will fall into the following categories:

    Case study or useful tips
    Educational sessions
    Real life experience and best practice
    Defining strategies and techniques
    The latest and best technologies

If you have any question?

    MEOUG MajlisGeneral Questions & Registration: info@meoug.com
The MEOUG is the shared “voice” for Oracle Users and provides an essential source of information for all Oracle professionals. MEOUG – Connecting the Oracle Users Community!

Join MEOUG and Majlis 2013 to Connect, Communicate & Collaborate how innovation can be achieved without complexity. Come learn from the experts how to simplify your IT investment by putting the latest technologies into practice to drive your business performance.

Full Conference Registration Rates per individuals:

Early Bird Registration till 01-March-2013 = 300AED (USD 80)
Registration after 1st March 2013 = 400AED (USD 110)


MEOUG Majlis Registration Process:

Step-1 Click on ‘Register NOW’ and Create online profile on MEOUG.com and login with your username/password

Step-2 Go to events and select MEOUG Majlis 2013 event.

Step-3 Click on ‘Register NOW’

Step-4 Make payment through PayPal

Step-5 You will receive receipt of your payment

Payment in full must be received at time of check-in for admittance into the Majlis event. Onsite payments of only cash, company checks will be accepted.

MEOUG Majlis Alumni

Individuals who have attended the last MEOUG Majlis are eligible for an Alumni Discount of AED 100 per person.

Coming to MEOUG Majlis 13, bring your team! Save Big Discount

MEOUG is offering a discount of AED 100 per person on groups of three (3) or more registrations from the same member company.
Government Employees
MEOUG is offering a discount of AED 100 per person for Middle East Government Institutions.
Student Registration:
MEOUG is offering a discount of 75% per person for students of Middle East Universities/Colleges. Students can register with only AED 100 per person. For verification purposes, valid student number and institution verification will be required.

For more information on all discount offers, or to take advantage of these offers, please contact the MEOUG Team via e-mail at registration@meoug.com prior to registering.


Community Service - Empowering People with Special Needs

"It is good to dream, but it is better to dream and work. Faith is mighty, but action with faith is mightier” - Thomas Robert Gaines

MEOUG Majlis 13 is an exceptionally unique event in Middle East Oracle user group conferences. One reason is our signature Community Service, where we as volunteers give back to the society.

MEOUG in partnership with ‘Manzil’ …a destination, a home, a hope, for a day of community service along with Majlis. Manzil cultivate a highly professional care giving and learning environment for individuals with special needs, enabling them to explore their potential to the fullest.

AED 10 will go to Manzil donation from each MEOUG Majlis attendee’s conference fee.

Can't Participate, but Still Want to Give Back?—Donate

Another way to give back is to make a donation to Manzil.

No donation is too small! Companies or individuals donating more than AED500 will have their names or logo placed on MEOUG Portal.

To become an MEOUG Majlis Community Service Sponsor, please send email to registration@meoug.com to donate today. Add this social service onto your action-packed 2 days of Oracle technology sessions. You won't regret it!

Cancellations and Refunds

Cancellations of registration must be received in writing no later than 20March 2013 and are eligible for a full refund less a AED 100 processing fee. At all times, however, substitute delegates are welcome upon written advice to the MEOUG Conference Committee.Please send your notice to registration@meoug.com.


All information is correct at time of publishing. The MEOUG Majlis conference organisers reserve the right to change speakers, events and/or session times, dates, prices and other details as necessary. At all times, delegates and their guests are responsible for their own conduct, actions and consequences.
MEOUG MAJLIS Conference - Day 1 - Monday, March 25, 2013
Period Main Hall - Serdaal 2 Breakout Room 1 - Abu Dhabi room Breakout Room 2 - Dubai room
8:00-17:00 Registration Open - Main Room
8:00-9:00 Exhibitor Showcase/Registration Area
9:00-9:15 MEOUG Welcome Address -
Haresh Ahuja, President - MEOUG
9:15-9:30 Conference Opening by Arun Khehar - Vice President - Oracle, Middle East
9:30-10:30 Keynote - Oracle E-Business Suite - Strategy, Update and Roadmap
Cliff Godwin - Oracle SVP Oracle Applications
10:30-11:00 Empowering People with Special Needs - Dr. Ayesha Saeed Husaini - Manzil
11:00-11:15 Break / Sponsors Showcase
E business Session
Dubai eGovernment E Business R12 Upgrade -  A Success Story - Wesam Lootah
Moderator - Alok Srivastava, Masdar, Abu Dhabi
Healthcare Session
Self Services - Swami, Tawam Hospital, Al Ain
Eco-innovation in Enterprise - Paul D’Souza, Health Authority Abu Dhabi
Moderator - Gagan Goel, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City
Java Session
JAVA in banking - Mohammad Ibrahim Parham Al Awadhi - EmiratesNBD
Why choose JAVA for your business - Umesh Sharma, Med FX
E Business Session
Upgrading Oracle E-Business Suite11i to R12 - Rami Abudayyeh, CSEPF, Oman
EBS upgrade from 12.0.4 to 12.1.3 - Manesh Sugathan, Fujairah port
Moderator - Tahir Razak – Gulf Cryo
Engineered Systems Session
IImplementation of Oracle ExaData and OFM 11g - Manoj Sam - Higher Colleges of Technology
ADNOC Distribution improved Business Productivity-Performance 20X Using Exadata- Awad Ahmed Ali El Siddig 
Moderator - Hadi Zakhem - Oracle
Retail Session
Evolution of Retail Loyalty Ecosystem - Rajesh Rishi - Landmark
Transformation Journey towards Integrated operations & analytics - Olivier Leblan - Chalhoub Group
Moderator - Jamie Hack, Oracle
13:15-14:15 Lunch - Blue Orange Restaurant / Sponsors Showcase 
E Business Session
Challenges of eBS implementation in Contracting industry - Mohammed Khaiata, DEPA
Oracle ERP in Glass Manufacturing - Malik Asif Joyia, Emirates Float Glass LLC, UAE
Moderator - Rajeev Lalwani, KPMG
Oracle Session
“EBS Extensions for Endeca” - Muhannad Obeidat, Oracle
Moderator - Baljeet Nagi, Oracle
Fusion Session
Propel Your Organization's Success with Talent Management in Cloud – Sebastian T Samuel - AW Rostamani Group
Fusion - How to Go live successfully in 46 days - Thameem Rizvon, KOJ Group
Moderator - Sandy Boyd, Oracle
E Business Session
AJIL's Journey with Oracle -  AJIL Finance Services, KSA
Capitalizing on HRMS in Change Management - Eng. Bahaa J. Abboud - Tamer Group, Saudi Arabia
Moderator - Samina Rizwan, Oracle
BI Session
Empower your Organization with BI - Dr.Latha Suresh - TI Films
UDC's BI Journey - Jean Claude Ghazi & Hady Soliman, UDC, Qatar
Moderator - Neeraj Varma, DUBAL
Training Session
How to adapt Fusion in your Organization - Swaminathan Natarajan, Oracle
Moderator - Sebastian T Samuel - AW Rostamani Group
16:15-16:30 Break / Sponsors Showcase
16:30-17:30 Voice of Oracle User - Session for Users
17:30-17:45 Close of Day 1 by Abdul Rahman Al Thehaiban - Vice President - Oracle, Middle East
17:30-18:00 Sponsors Showcase
MEOUG MAJLIS Conference - Day 2 - Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Period Main Hall - Serdaal 1
8:30-14:00 Registration Open
8:00-9:00 Sponsors Showcase / Registration Area
9:00-9:15 MAJLIS Day 2 Opening by Fadi Abdulkhalek - Vice President - Oracle, Middle East
Oracle Workshop - "The New Reality of Oracle Service and Support". How to get value from Oracle Support
Kristophe Hermans - Senior Proactive Support Manager, Oracle Corporation
10:00-10:45 Oracle Workshop - Oracle’s Roadmap to Simple, Modern User Experience (UX) In Fusion Apps - Pranavdatta Natekar, Raju Ganapathi, Oracle
10:45-11:00 Break / Sponsors Showcase
Training - Successfully Upgrade to Oracle Release E-Business 12.1.3 - Kashif Manzoor - Raqmiyat
Moderator : Bishnu Kumar Ippili, TDIC
Oracle E-Business Suite Release - Technology Highlights, Strategy and Roadmap
Nadia Bendjedou - Senior Director - Product Strategy at Oracle Corporation
12:45-13:15 Closing Remarks - MEOUG
13:15-13:30 Close of MEOUG MAJLIS 2013 - Tom Pegrume - Vice President - Oracle Systems
13:30-14:30 Lunch - Blue Orange Restaurant / Sponsors Showcase

Fusion Applications Coexistence
Learn how the Oracle Fusion Applications can fit into your company’s strategy. Hear from Middle East customer early adopters, Oracle technology experts, and consultants who are actively involved in Oracle Fusion Applications implementations. Oracle’s Fusion Applications experts will describe the Fusion Applications coexistence strategy and how to move forward with your own company’s investment.
Oracle eBusiness R12.2 (Future)
Oracle Development team will explore this release, covering the new skills your technical staff will need to learn, how the new WebLogic Server is different from the current 10.1.3 Oracle home in Oracle R12.1.3. Get answers to your questions about how and when to fit Release 12.2 into your company’s E-Business Suite roadmap.
Oracle eBusiness R11i/R12+
Oracle E-Business Suite R11i/12.1 upgrade topics will include, how to find and deal with customizations, functional and technical testing, and new features
Enterprise Performance Management / Business Intelligence
EPM/BI will focus on the accounting, finance and internal audit teams at your company to provide up-to-date information, an understanding of application roadmaps and practical solutions to better leverage your current and prospective investments across all of the Oracle BI applications and tools.
Oracle Database
Daily challenges of maintaining a high performance database and you have to be sure the data is available 24×7 and compatible with other systems. MEOUG Majlis provides DBAs of every experience level and industry with the tools to productively and creatively administer data.
Engineered Systems
High performance is key, but software and hardware conflicts can sap your speed. It’s time to consider Engineered Systems and take advantage of a pre-integrated solution with power. Learn how to optimize your database performance, decrease your time to production and reduce your overall costs with the family of Oracle products.

Do you have the expertise and knowledge to share:      

Implemented or upgraded TO THE LATEST VERSION OF Oracle eBusiness Suite, Fusion Applications, PeopleSoft, J D Edwards, Siebel, or Hyperion software;
Implemented or upgraded TO THE LATEST VERSION of hardware products, JAVA, MySQL;
Have had some experience with components of the Fusion Middleware;
Used Oracle applications and/or technology in a unique way to enhance Processes, create value or reduce cost;
Had a particular unique implementation;
An implementation, upgrade or specific application that other Oracle customers could learn from;
Extensive knowledge of your company’s services of which you are proud;
Relevant experiences from which others can learn from;
Are an expert on a particular topic and want to share your expertise;
An Oracle topic or area of concern that you want to debate in an open forum.

You do NOT have to be an excellent speaker, your passion, knowledge and desire to share that knowledge is what we are looking for

Presentation outlines must meet the following criteria guidelines:
  •     Educational
  •     Informative
  •     Riveting
  •     Independent

The following fields of presentation style:
  •     Implementation Case Studies
  •     Real Life Examples
  •     Theoretical Presentations
  •     Independent review sessions
  •     Educational / Technical training sessions
  •     Panel discussion sessions
  •     One-on-One solutions interviews
  •     Demos
  •     Debates

  •     CIO’s / CFO’s / CEO’s
  •     Your user community
  •     Potential customers (Oracle eBusiness suite, Fusion Applications, J D Edwards, PeopleSoft, Retek, Siebel, Hyperion)
  •     Implementers / Consultants
  •     Support Teams
  •     Engineers
  •     Architects
  •     DBA’s & Developers
  •     Business Analysts
  •     Systems Analysts

Westin Hotels & Resorts,Mina Seyahi,

Al Sufouh Road, Jumeirah Beach,
PO Box 213084, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone: +971 (4) 399 4141
Fax: +971 (4) 399 9144

Cliff Godwin, Senior Vice President, Applications Development, Oracle Corporation

Cliff Godwin is the Senior Vice President of Applications Development at Oracle Corporation. Mr. Godwin is responsible for the Oracle E-Business Suite and Higher Education businesses. Mr. Godwin has been a member of the senior management team of Oracle’s Applications business for most of his 19 years at Oracle.

Mr. Godwin holds M.S. degrees in Mathematics and Operations Research from Stanford University, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Keynote - Oracle E-Business Suite - Strategy, Update and Roadmap

In this session, hear from Oracle E-Business Suite General Manager Cliff Godwin as he delivers an update on the Oracle E-Business Suite product line. The session covers the value delivered by the current release of Oracle E-Business Suite applications, the momentum, and how Oracle E-Business Suite applications integrate into Oracle’s overall applications strategy. You will come away with an understanding of the value Oracle E-Business Suite applications deliver now and in the future


Dr. Nadia Bendjedou, Senior Director – Product Strategy, Applications Development, Oracle Corporation

Nadia is a Senior Director of Applications Development at Oracle Corporation, with cross suite responsibility; go to market initiatives, and customer success activities. Nadia joined Oracle 23 years ago and her main objective is to help customers understand the value that each release of the Oracle E-Business Suite brings to them, to help customers understand the value that the technology brings to the Enterprise Applications in general and to the Oracle E-Business Suite in particular. In this role, Nadia spends lots of time working with the Oracle User Groups such as OAUG and covering events (i.e. Oracle OpenWorld, Collaborate, OAUG Connection Points worldwide etc…). Nadia also gives lots of advice on how Oracle E-Business Suite customers can prepare their upgrade to the next releases with some best practices learnt internally as well as externally from our Applications ecosystem. Nadia is a three-time recipient of the Oracle Applications User Group 'Ambassador of the Year' Award (2007, 2009, 2010), and received the Oracle Applications User Group Lifetime Service Award in 2011. Nadia has also received the UK Oracle User Group (UKOUG) Inspiring Speaker Award (for UKOUG 2011 Conference). Nadia is the holder of a PhD in Computer Science from England.
Keynote - Oracle E-Business Suite Release - Technology Highlights, Strategy and Roadmap

This Oracle development session provides a comprehensive overview of the product strategy for Oracle E-Business Suite technology, capabilities and associated business benefits of recent releases and a review of capabilities on the product roadmap. Come learn how the Oracle E-Business Suite is adopting the most advanced features of Oracle's development tools and server products. In this session we will see how the Oracle E-Business Suite is already leveraging the Oracle Fusion Middleware as well as the latest and greatest of the Oracle Database



Kristophe Hermans, Senior Proactive Support Manager, Oracle

Kristophe Hermans is a Senior Proactive Support Manager and brings 20 years + experience in the service industries build up at Oracle and IBM.

He worked as a support engineer and delivery manager before joining the Oracle Proactive Support Movement.
He’s a sports-fan and father of 4 children which gives him a full time job in facilitating them

Session: "The New Reality of Service and Support". What is Oracle Support Services' answer to this Challenge?

Customers want and expect more from their support providers.  Customers are asking themselves; what's the value for my support contract. A lot of investment has been done by Oracle Support services to make the My Oracle support Portal richer, more useful, customer friendly, intuitive. Including how can customers really embrace 'proactive elements' using the Get Proactive Portfolio. 

We'll share with you what we in Oracle Support have developed, with the help of our Customers, to give you the 'Best Service Experience' in the Industry.

Dr. Ayesha Saeed Husaini - Manzil

Dr Ayesha Saeed Husaini’s work experience has primarily been in the arena of social work, counseling, education and working with individuals having cognitive difficulties since 1992.  Her PhD in Special Education from the University of Sheffield, UK took 9 years to complete and is probably the most in-depth work on Inclusion in the UAE

Session: Empowering People with Special Needs

Manzil is a nonprofit organization that provides a highly professional care-giving and learning environment for individuals with special needs to nurture their potential and develop the requisite self-help, social, educational and vocational skills that are required to function in society.  Manzil educates children and young adults with special needs including those with autism, down syndrome and cerebral palsy in the United Arab Emirates.  Our mission is ‘Inclusion’; integrating children and young adults with special needs back into society by providing them with high quality education and vocational training


Wesam Lootah, Assistant Director–General, Dubai eGovernment Department

Wesam Lootah currently holds the position of Assistant Director–General at the Dubai eGovernment Department.

A committed and talented Emirati, Wesam has more than 14 years of experience in strategic leadership positions where he has leveraged Information Technology to create innovative channels and eGovernment infrastructure to better the quality of public services for citizens, residents, visitors and businesses in Dubai.

Wesam has worked in both government and the private sector in high profile organizations. From 2009 to 2012, Wesam was Vice President, Information Technology at World Trade Centre where he led the transformation of IT through a number of initiatives including the implementation of sales force automation, CRM, and ERP implementation.

Prior to that, he was Director, Information Technology at Emaar Properties. During his time at Emaar, Wesam led the global rollout of sales automation and ERP across Emaar subsidiaries. This included countries such as Pakistan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Canada.

Wesam is not new to Dubai eGovernment as he was previously Head of Application Services from 2002 to 2007. During that time Wesam led the implementation of unified business process and ERP across Dubai Government entities.

Wesam holds a Master’s degree in Computer science and engineering from Pennsylvania State University and a Bachelor’s degree from Ohio State University. Wesam is also an author with published research in Computer Security.

Session: DeG R12 Upgrade -  A Success Story

Dubai eGovernment has successfully upgraded the GRP (Government Resource Planning) to the R12 version of the Oracle E-Business Suite on 29th October, 2012 with a 2 and half day of downtime, and after 5 full test       upgrade cycles. Strong project sponsorship, fully knowledgeable IT team, and high level of communication with all stakeholders, during all project phases resulted in the project success.  





























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