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MEOUG MAJLIS 2017 ANNUAL USER CONFERENCE


Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Thursday, March 23, 2017
8:00 am - 6:00 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 2017 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.

Due to overwhelming response we are unable to accommodate more guests. Please note that due to the new rules non-registered attendees are requested not to visit venue since the rules insist that only registered participants with bar-code printed on the badges are allowed to be at the venue. No walk-in registration will be entertained at the venue.
MEOUG MAJLIS is the only platform in Middle East, for Oracle Users to Learn & Share. As an End User forum, MEOUG MAJLIS 2017 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.

Middle East Oracle User Group (MEOUG) an Independent User Group, will hold its Annual Conference - MAJLIS 2017 in Dubai. An exciting day of Oracle Roadmap, User Case Studies, SIG meetings and Round table. Attendees are expected from Middle East, Asia, US, UK & Europe. 

Here's why MAJLIS is widely regarded as a must-attend networking and learning forum 
  • Take advantage of the in-depth technology offerings covering Oracle Cloud Applicatons, Cloud Infrastructure, Cloud Platform Services, E-Business Suite and many more.
  • 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 region enabling you the strategic momentum you need to go further in your job and take your organization to greater heights
  • Connect with over 500+ Oracle technology users.



 
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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 2017 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.
 

Registration for MAJLIS 2017 Open...


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.
 

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Applaud Solution

Platinum Sponsor

Applaud are an Oracle Gold Partner who offer phone, tablet and desktop apps for Oracle E-Business Suite.

Built in the latest HTML5 technology, Applaud's solutions are validated by Oracle and offer enhanced usability and mobile access to common end user processes along with a comprehensive toolkit that allows technical teams to build their own apps.

Excel4apps

Platinum Sponsor

Excel4apps is the Gartner-featured provider of Excel-based real-time reporting, analytics and data-loading software for use with the Oracle E-Business Suite. Excel4apps’ solutions empower 1000s of business professionals globally, expediting accurate and timely business decisions.
 
Solutions include the award-winning GL Wand for financial reporting, Reports Wand for sub-ledger and operational reporting, Budget Wand for budget loading and Journal Wand for uploading actuals. 

OracleSkins

Platinum Sponsor

Oracle Skins is part of Appsynx - the only Oracle Partner dedicated to User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX) solutions.

We help to improve employee buy-in and user adoption by creating individually designed skins for E-Business Suite, Business Intelligence (OBIEE), and Fusion. Our latest "Touch" skins now bring all your EBS functionality to mobile devices without any additional technology.

Inspirage

Platinum Sponsor
 

Inspirage is an integrated supply chain specialist firm solving business critical challenges from design to delivery. The company delivers end-to-end consulting and implementation solutions that link Innovation Management, Supply Chain Management and Logistics Management.

Inspirage is a Oracle Cloud Premier Platinum level member and has been recognized by Oracle with numerous awards. Headquartered in Bellevue, Washington, the company has global presence with offices in North America, Europe, and Asia.


TransSys Solutions 

Platinum Sponsor

TransSys Solutions is a fast-growing Oracle Cloud Select Platinum Partner with primary operations in Middle East & Africa and Development Centers in India. The company is focused on delivering transformational value to its customers through effective delivery of enterprise solutions. TransSys designs future ready solutions aimed at empowering companies to achieve greater heights in today’s challenging business environment.

Over the past 7 years, TransSys has worked with 125+ customers in 30 countries and has in the process established a leadership position by delivering 140+ Oracle Cloud engagements in the ECEMEA region. Its proven experience and deep expertise in all areas of Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle Cloud Applications, and Fusion Middleware has helped established one of the largest client reference base for Oracle Applications. TransSys is known for its functional and technical expertise across industries and business functions viz. for Financials, Projects, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Human Capital Management, and Customer Relationship Management.

 

Polaris Associates

Gold Sponsor

Polaris Associates offers Self Service Reporting and BI Solutions to companies of all sizes. Reporting Workbench, is a self-service Operational Reporting Tool and Discoverer Replacement embedded in Oracle E-Business Suite.

ORBIT Analytics is an easy to use Operational Reporting and Business Intelligence solution that enables end users to develop their own analytics from multiple data sources.


 

ConfigSnapshot – Rookery Software

Gold Sponsor

Effective management of Oracle E-Business Suite setup and key master data is essential. The complexity of the Oracle E-Business Suite, from both functional and technical perspectives, makes this a time consuming and costly process – and one that is highly prone to human error.

ConfigSnapshot has been developed to address exactly these types of problems and is the most comprehensive and flexible configuration and lifecycle management software available for the Oracle E-Business Suite


Appsys Global

Gold Sponsor
 

  • Consulting Services
  1. Oracle Cloud Implementation
  2. Oracle Governance Risk and Compliances
  3. Implementation and upgrades (R12 & Cloud)
  • Advisory Services
  1. Oracle EBS pre-implementation and Post implementation audits
  2. Security audit and Best Practices
  3. GRC Scan and recommendations
     


ProAssert Consultancy Services

Gold Sponsor
 

ProAssert, with Head office in Dubai and multiple branches across India, is a fast growing HR services company helping clients achieve their business goals. Serving customers from StartUps to Fortune 500 across the globe, ProAssert’s team consists of some of the best HR consultants in the Industry, with strong domain knowledge. Our success is attributed to our search professionals, methodology, superior relationships, and an unrelenting focus towards quality and high end research, Shaping the world of work.




 


Cloud Test Drive : PaaS and IaaS hands-on A hands-on event to explore Oracle’s new cloud services. No expertise required!

About Times are changing and things are getting simpler in the Cloud! At Oracle we have invested in delivering a plethora of new Cloud Services and we want to show you how simple – yet powerful they are. We want to showcase how simple they are for the IT and for the non-IT alike - and how powerful they are to be considered as serious tools that could help your organization take the right steps in transforming for the Digital era.

We believe the best way to do this is to let you explore our cloud services, hands-on! We have prepared an event were will give you access to a number of Oracle Cloud Services and have our experts guide you to “play around” with our tools and browse the screens, configure integrations, processes or develop applications.

No expertise or experience required This is not a training event and we will not make our audience go through complex scenarios. Instead, this will be simple, hands-on to help everyone understand what each service is and how it could fit in a modern, hybrid IT ecosystem.

We will have experienced instructors guide you through the tool’s online screens and explain how each service works. There is no expertise required from your side. What to bring A laptop with a web browser.
 
Sessions
  • 22nd March afternoon: o Session-1 (Integration Cloud Service) o Session-2 (Process Cloud Service)
  • 23rd March afternoon: o Session-3 (Java Cloud Service, Database CS and IaaS) o Session-4 (Application Container Cloud Service, Developer Cloud)

Services
Integration Cloud Service (Connect SaaS applications to on- premise):
• Enable faster delivery of integrations
• Zero Coding Point and Click browser based designer
• Pre-built Integrations for common scenarios
• Easier connectivity with Apps through Adapters
• Built with experience and expertise of Oracle-wide SaaS and Integration Product teams
• Works seamlessly with your SaaS Upgrades

Process Cloud Service (Drive business processes that span cloud and on-premise):
• Business Process Management in the Cloud
• Automate Human and Document Workflows
• Build No-Code applications
• Mobilize processes and engage the modern workforce

Infrastructure Services (Run your Java EE application, Database, loads in the cloud with ease on our Cloud instances):
• Java, Database, IaaS
• Offloading operations/IT
• Faster dev/test
• Access to PaaS services
• Pre-integration

Application Container CS and Developer Cloud (Develop Microservices-style applications in Java, Node or PHP and run them straight into the cloud):
• More capabilities, faster
• Speed to market
• Increased rate of innovation
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MEOUG MAJLIS 2017 ANNUAL USER CONFERENCE - Day 1 - Wednesday, March 22, 2017

08:00 AM - 06:00 PM Registration Open

Main Room

08:00 AM - 09:00 AM Atlantis Ballroom CDE
Networking and Collaboration

09:00 AM - 09:15 AM Atlantis Ballroom CDE
Welcome Address

Sebastian T Samuel, President, MEOUG & CIO - AW Rostamani

09:15 AM - 10:15 AM Atlantis Ballroom CDE
Key Note: Oracle E-Business Suite: Update, Strategy, and Roadmap

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

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM Atlantis Ballroom CDE
Customer Keynote - Dubai World Trade Centre

CIO Farid Farouq

Moderator: Sebastian T Samuel, CIO - AW Rostamani
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM Break / Sponsors Showcase

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM Atlantis Ballroom CDE
Extend Cloud HCM with PaaS (Platform as a Service)

Chandra Gour, Head of Manpower Planning & HRD Systems, Dubai Airport

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM Atlantis Ballroom CDE
Running Your E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (IaaS + PaaS) - Why, What and How? PART#1

Speaker: Nadia Bendjedou, Senior Director – Product Strategy, Applications Development, Oracle Corporation

12:45 PM - 01:45 PM Lunch / Sponsors Showcase

01:45 PM - 02:00 PM Atlantis Ballroom CDE
MEOUG Address

Thameem Rizvon, Founder & Chairman, MEOUG

02:00 PM - 02:15 PM Atlantis Ballroom CDE
Address by Arun Khehar - Senior Vice President - ORACLE ECEMEA - Oracle Corporation

02:15 PM - 02:45 PM
Atlantis Ballroom CDE
AWR Oracle IOT Pilot for Video Surveillance

Eswar Babu S, Operations Manager, AW Rostamani

Moderator: Sebastian T Samuel, CIO - AW Rostamani
Silk Ballroom A
Oracle E-Business Suite Information Discovery: V7 Update, Strategy, and Roadmap

Speaker: Muhannad Obeidat, Senior Director, EBS Development, Oracle Corporation

Moderator: Awad Ahmed Ali El Siddig,Senior Database Administrator, Oracle Technology Team Leader at ADNOC Distr
Silk Ballroom B
Oracle IaaS, the foundation for any application

Gerome De Gea, Director, Cloud Platform Business Development

Moderator: Dana Murugan, Senior Director Marketing, Oracle
02:45 PM - 03:15 PM
Atlantis Ballroom CDE
Enterprise Risk Management in Construction Industry

Speaker: Ali Katkhada, Group CIO, Depa Group

Moderator: Alok Srivastava, Vice President, MEOUG, UAE
Silk Ballroom A
Fusion Talent in an Academic Environment

Speaker: Omer Salam, ERP HCM, Aldar Properties

Moderator: Awad Ahmed Ali El Siddig,Senior Database Administrator, Oracle Technology Team Leader at ADNOC Distr
Silk Ballroom B
Oracle IaaS Uses Case:

VMware, Oracle & Non Oracle Workloads, Gerome De Gea, Director, Cloud Platform Business Development

Moderator: Dana Murugan, Senior Director Marketing, Oracle
03:15 PM - 03:45 PM
Atlantis Ballroom CDE
Oracle Internet of Things Applications and the age of Machine Learning

Speaker: Steve Tonas, Vice President, EBS Development, Oracle Corporation

Simon Nicholson, Senior Director, Product Management

Moderator: Alok Srivastava, Vice President, MEOUG, UAE
Silk Ballroom A
Desktop to Mobile in 60 days - Driving People Performance with Self-Service HRMS

Careen Linda Dsouza, Manager - Application Development & Support, Meraas

Moderator: Kashif Manzoor, Applications Technology Architect, Oracle
Silk Ballroom B
Nakheel’s journey to transitioning Oracle platform

Speaker: Safdar Zaman, HEAD OF IT STRATEGY & GOVERNANCE, NAKHEEL

Moderator: Jawed Akhtar, Chief Information Officer, Ebrahim K Kanoo B.S.C. (EKK), Bahrain
03:45 PM - 04:00 PM Break / Sponsors Showcase

04:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Atlantis Ballroom CDE
Implementing VAT in Oracle EBS

Speaker: Jawed Akhtar, Chief Information Officer (CIO), Ebrahim K Kanoo B.S.C. (EKK)

Bahrain and Bassam Dahman, Regional Director, RSM MENA

Moderator: Dana Murugan, Senior Director Marketing, Oracle
Silk Ballroom A
Very Large Database - Challenges & Opportunities

Speaker: Asif Momen, Principal Technology Consultant, Oracle Corporation

Moderator: Awad Ahmed Ali El Siddig,Senior Database Administrator, Oracle Technology Team Leader at ADNOC Distr
Silk Ballroom B
Cloud Test Drive

Integration Cloud Service

Moderator: Joy John, ECEMEA Cloud Platform Leader, WebCenter/BPM, Oracle
04:30 PM - 05:00 PM
Atlantis Ballroom CDE
Getting Ready for VAT in GCC

Aarthi Mohan, ERP,EPM Applications Business Strategy Leader, Andrew Bohnet - Chair - Oracle Tax SIG

Silk Ballroom A
Enhancing Oracle E-Business Suite User Experience

Speaker: Ivan Harding, Co-founder, Applaud Solutions

Moderator: Haresh Ahuja, General Manager, ACCEL Frontline, UAE
Silk Ballroom B
Cloud Test Drive

Process Cloud Service

Moderator: Joy John, ECEMEA Cloud Platform Leader, WebCenter/BPM, Oracle
05:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Atlantis Ballroom CDE
EPM in the Cloud - Time to Ditch Your Hyperion Servers

Peter Mahon, Group IT Manager, MAZRUI

Moderator: Gagan Goel, IT Director, National Reference Laboratory, Abu Dhabi
Silk Ballroom A
PaaS for SaaS: 9 Steps to Build & Deploy Extentions for ERP & HCM Cloud

Kashif Manzoor, Applications Technology Architect, Oracle

Silk Ballroom B
Cloud Test Drive

Process Cloud Service

Moderator: Joy John, ECEMEA Cloud Platform Leader, WebCenter/BPM, Oracle
05:30 PM - 06:00 PM Sponsors Showcase

05:30 PM - 05:30 PM End of day 1 - MEOUG MAJLIS 2017

   
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MEOUG MAJLIS 2017 ANNUAL USER CONFERENCE - Day 2 - Thursday, March 23, 2017

08:00 AM - 04:00 PM Atlantis Ballroom CDE
Registration Open

08:00 AM - 09:00 AM Sponsors Showcase / Registration Area

09:00 AM - 09:15 AM Atlantis Ballroom CDE
MAJLIS Day 2 Opening - Hussein Hamza, Vice President, Oracle

09:15 AM - 10:00 AM Atlantis Ballroom CDE
KEYNOTE - Oracle Cloud Platform (PaaS & IaaS) Strategy

Speaker: Lionel Dubreuill, Director, Oracle Cloud Platform BDM for EMEA, Oracle Corporation

Moderator: Sebastian T Samuel, CIO, AW Rostamani, UAE
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM Atlantis Ballroom CDE
CIO Panel on Digital and Innovation

Sebastian T Samuel, Chief Information Officer, AW Rostamani, UAE - Sreedhar Reddy, IT Director, ALDAR - Ajay Rathi, IT Director, MERAAS Holding - Ali Katkhada, Group CIO, Depa Group, Dubai, UAE

Moderator: Rajesh Krishnaswamy, CX Business Dev & Strategy Leader, Oracle
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM Break / Sponsors Showcase

11:00 AM - 11:40 AM
Atlantis Ballroom CDE
Running Your E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (IaaS + PaaS) - Why, What and How? PART#2

Speaker: Nadia Bendjedou, Senior Director – Product Strategy, Applications Development, Oracle Corporation

Silk Ballroom A
Business Applications Coexistence

Speaker: Parvez Achhwa, Head of Application, Meraas

Moderator: Alok Srivastava, Vice President, MEOUG, UAE
Silk Ballroom B
Cloud Test Drive

Creating a Tomcat, WebLogic and Database instance

Moderator: Joy John, ECEMEA Cloud Platform Leader, WebCenter/BPM, Oracle
11:40 AM - 12:20 PM
Atlantis Ballroom CDE
Oracle Cloud @ Customer

Speaker: Lionel Dubreuill, Director, Oracle Cloud Platform BDM for EMEA, Oracle Corporation

Moderator: Dana Murugan, Senior Director Marketing, Oracle
Silk Ballroom A
Disruptions in Supply Chain and how technology can mitigate the risks

Graham Burne. General Manager Supply Chain, Anwar M. Hussain, GM IT, NADEC, KSA

Moderator: Thameem Rizvon, Chairman, MEOUG
Silk Ballroom B
Cloud Test Drive

Setting up a project in Developer Cloud

Moderator: Joy John, ECEMEA Cloud Platform Leader, WebCenter/BPM, Oracle
12:20 PM - 01:00 PM
Atlantis Ballroom CDE
Oracle Service Cloud Implementation - A case study on ALDAR Malls

Speaker: Dayan De Alwis, ERP Sales, Leasing and CRM, Aldar Properties

Moderator: Alok Srivastava, Vice President, MEOUG, UAE
Silk Ballroom A
Developing Customer Centric Digital Eco System with Oracle Retail

Speaker: Kumar Prasoon, Chief Information Officer (CIO), Safeer Group

Moderator: Awad Ahmed Ali El Siddig,Senior Database Administrator, Oracle Technology Team Leader at ADNOC Distr
Silk Ballroom B
Cloud Test Drive

Setting up a project in Developer Cloud

Moderator: Joy John, ECEMEA Cloud Platform Leader, WebCenter/BPM, Oracle
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM Lunch / Sponsors Showcase

02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Atlantis Ballroom CDE
Continuous Accounting with Real-Time, Accurate & Secure Oracle EBS Reporting & Uploading directly in Microsoft Excel

Speaker: Michael Bonito, Territory Sales Manager, Excel4apps

Moderator: Jawed Akhtar, Chief Information Officer, Ebrahim K Kanoo B.S.C. (EKK), Bahrain
Silk Ballroom A
Planning Digital Transformations on Cloud - An Inspirage Point of View

Sunder RG, Sr. Director Logistics, PLM & IM Practices

Moderator: Haresh Ahuja, General Manager, ACCEL Frontline, UAE
Silk Ballroom B
Innovation Session from Partners

Moderator: Dana Murugan, Senior Director Marketing, Oracle
02:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Atlantis Ballroom CDE
Leveraging Oracle Cloud Solutions in delivering enterprise transformation

Moderator: Alok Srivastava, Vice President, MEOUG, UAE
Silk Ballroom A
User Experience in Oracle Applications

Michael West, Oracle Skins

Moderator: Haresh Ahuja, General Manager, ACCEL Frontline, UAE
Silk Ballroom B
Oracle ERP Implementation Challenges

Fayaz Ahamed Badubhai Group GM – IT, Al Yousuf Group

Moderator: Venkatesh Logasundaram, CEO, Final Quotient, UAE
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Atlantis Ballroom CDE
Transformation in Retail

Manoj Nakra, Director Strategy, Apparel Group

Moderator: Thameem Rizvon, Chairman, MEOUG
Silk Ballroom A
Digital Field service transformation

Izzat Bibi VP Home Services & Supply Chain, OSN

Moderator: Kashif Manzoor, Applications Technology Architect, Oracle
Silk Ballroom B
Learning from GRC implementation - Case Study

Speaker: Naveen Sharma, Internal Audit Director, Al Shirawi Group of Companies

Moderator: Venkatesh Logasundaram, CEO, Final Quotient, UAE
03:30 PM - 04:00 PM Atlantis Ballroom CDE
Close of MEOUG MAJLIS 2017

Rahul Misra - Vice President, Oracle & President MEOUG

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 business. Mr. Godwin has been a member of the senior management team of Oracle's Applications business for most of his 24 years at Oracle. Prior to his current role, Mr. Godwin led the Applications Technology Group which is responsible for ensuring that the Oracle E-Business Suite effectively leverages Oracle’s systems technologies, and for building the common objects and services used throughout the Oracle E-Business Suite. Mr. Godwin holds M.S. degrees in Mathematics and Operations Research from Stanford University, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Presentation Title
Oracle E-Business Suite: Update, Strategy, and Roadmap

Abstract
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. Cliff will also discuss how many of the industry trends such as Subscription Economy, Industry 4.0, Big Data, IoT, Mobile and the Oracle Cloud are being adopted by E-Business Suite today and the future. You will come away with an understanding of the value Oracle E-Business Suite applications deliver now and in the future.


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.
Presentation Title
Running Your E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (IaaS + PaaS) - Why, What and How?

Abstract
Oracle E-Business Suite is a powerful, complete suite of applications that can deliver tremendous value to organizations around the world. That value can be greatly extended when coupling it with Oracle Cloud offerings delivered by Oracle Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). The purpose of this session is to understand the value proposition, the solutions offered and the use cases for Oracle E-Business Suite customers to deploy their environments on Oracle Cloud (IaaS and PaaS).


Ali Katkhada
Group CIO
Depa Group

Mr. Katkada has more than fifteen years of experience in IT strategy, IT governance & compliance, IT security, business transformation & process automation, IT infrastructure & operations along with a multitude of successful ERP implementations under his belt.
Presentation Title
Enterprise Risk Management in Construction Industry

Abstract
A lot of uniqueness, huge flexibility, and many interfaces are some of many characteristics of Contracting international Business. Being among the very few companies in our industry which successfully moved to Oracle ERP and faced a lot of challenges to fulfill the endless business requirements while maintaining fit for a purpose solution. Sharing our experience in adding value to the business bottom line by putting the treasures of information in practice to generate trends of success or faultier patrons that used on selecting any future leads. After of implementations and roll out of EBS OBIEE and decade of stabilization. A big question Pop-up: How we can make our organization learn from its own legacy and historical mistakes? How we can put the data from the ERP and BI in use to know which leads are going to be converted into profitable projects, which client, supplier, subcontractor, region or contract type, are going to be favorable based on our trends from our data? We would like to share with you how we answered this question


Omer Salam
ERP HCM
Aldar Properties

Omer Salam Has worked for Aldar Properties for the last 11 years. He is a Techno- Functional Expert in the Oracle HCM domain. Implemented and managed modules like Core HR, Payroll, I recruitment, Self Service, Talent Management, Learning/ Management, Succession Planning, Compensation Workbench. On the cloud platform he has successfully implemented Taleo Recruitment/ On-boarding, Taleo Learn and Fusion HCM. Oracle Certified Fusion Talent Management Specialist. Oracle Certified Fusion Global Human Resources Specialist
Presentation Title
Fusion Talent in an Academic Environment

Abstract
Aldar Academies is Abu Dhabi’s largest education provider delivering the highest standards of education. From one 247-student facility in 2007, they have grown into a highly sought after institution supporting over 5,000 pupils across six academies in Abu Dhabi and one in Al Ain. It recently acquired Fusion Talent management as part of an effort to streamline its Performance Management Process


Jawed Akhtar
Chief Information Officer (CIO)
Ebrahim K Kanoo B.S.C. (EKK)

Jawed has over 28+ years of IT industry experience in IT Management, ERP Project Management, IT Consulting, ERP implementations, and application design. He has sphere headed the entire ERP project since its inception till completion. He has successfully conceptualized the custom BI and Employee portal projects and executed with internal consultants.
Presentation Title
Implementing VAT in Oracle EBS

Abstract
Ebrahim K Kanoo B.S.C. (EKK), a sole automotive distributor of Toyota and Lexus has implemented Oracle e-Business Suite across all its business units. EKK also initiated a Business Intelligence project and went live with its first phase. With GCC decision to implement VAT across all the countries effective Jan 1, 2018, it is absolutely necessary to configure and tune your system to VAT before the due date, so that system calculates input and out taxes, keeps the record of tax paid and due with all allowed exceptions. In this session we will touch briefly about tax feature and its implementation.


Haseeb Qazi
ERP Program Manager
Al Qahtani Pipe Coating Industries

A highly motivated ERP Program Manager, with over 16 years’ experience in BPR and automation of integrated business processes. Currently leading turn key program for digital transformation of multiple Oracle EBS instances to Oracle Fusion CLOUD inclusive of verticals for Manufacturing & Maintenance.
Presentation Title
Digital Transformation & Challenges

Abstract
Key Strokes: > Revisiting & Refining Business Processes > Setting Right Expectations > Clarity in Scope for SaaS, PaaS & Integrations > Early Identification of Challenges, Risks & Mitigations > Sustainable Engagement of Key Stakeholders > Executive Sponsorship for Change Management


Steve Tonas
Vice President, EBS Development
Oracle Corporation

Steve Tonas has been working on E-Business Suite the past 15 years and is currently responsible for the Strategy and Development of Supply Chain and CRM products. He also manages the E-Business Suite Information Discovery product set. Steve started his career working in Oracle’s Database Development organization and has also worked at early stage startups. Steve has a BS degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of California.
Presentation Title
Oracle Internet of Things Applications and the age of Machine Learning

Abstract
Come and learn about the tremendous business value that the Internet of Things, big data, and machine learning can add to your Oracle E-Business Suite implementation. Asset monitoring, predictions and insights will enhance the user experience and further automate and digitize business processes.


Muhannad Obeidat
Senior Director, EBS Development
Oracle Corporation

Muhannad Obeidat, Senior Director, Oracle Applications Development, Oracle Corporation Muhannad is a Senior Director of Applications Development at Oracle. Muhannad has been with Oracle E-Business Suite for the past 16 years, playing different roles in various product families and technology groups. Muhannad received internal and external awards for different accomplishments and outstanding customer support. Muhannad has a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Jordan.
Presentation Title
Oracle E-Business Suite Information Discovery: V7 Update, Strategy, and Roadmap

Abstract
Oracle E-Business Suite Information Discovery brings creative features to EBS by adding advanced search capabilities, showing data in modern visualizations and exposing business insights. Productivity increases by enabling users to take advantage of the accumulated wisdom in the system to make better decisions. This session covers innovations and new features of the latest release. It also covers feedback from customers, a simplified licensing update and Cloud support.


Dayan De Alwis
ERP Sales, Leasing and CRM
Aldar Properties

An experienced professional with over 16 years of rich and insightful experience, including over 14 years of experience in the UAE; Expertise include Oracle ERP, Mobility, Cloud Implementations, Business applications, Business Intelligence, Consulting, IT integrations and software engineering; Strong leadership with Team management, Interpersonal Communication, analytical and project management skills. Dayan has worked across a wide spectrum of IT landscapes for property development, real estate, retail, and hospitality and aviation sectors. Major Implementations include Cloud Implementation for Oracle Service Cloud, Fusion Sales and Marketing (Eloqua) Cloud, Social, Oracle ERP (R11, R12), Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence, Sales & Leasing Portals, numerous in-house Business Process Automations and Cost Savings, Crew Applications, Catering, Duty Free, Departure control and Airport Services Applications, Mobility Solutions, Retail and GSM Solutions. During the career span, he has Led/Managed multiple Projects, involving development, integration and support of solutions for many clients, with strong experience in Project Life Cycle, Software Development Life Cycle, Business/System Analysis, Pre-sales Support as well as Team Management. Dayan is PMP, CSM (Agile Project Management) qualified and a MBA (IT management) graduate from University of Leicester – UK and also holds a Bsc(Hons) in Information Systems from Manchester Metropolitan UK
Presentation Title
Oracle Service Cloud Implementation – A case study on ALDAR Malls

Abstract
Aldar embarked on a journey to increase customer engagement and streamline customer related services. This would result in setting up service level agreements and key performance indicators that would raise the bar at Aldar and provide a unique offering to the customer. It would also increase service levels share and revenues across a portfolio of assets ranging from Property, Asset Management and Malls. In order to achieve this, it identified a need to extend and better exploit its customer facing channels and operational procedures by utilizing its diverse range of – previously unintegrated channels. There were several core considerations to factor into the project, so flexibility in the integration process was essential. First, a newly developed customer service strategy and recently mapped customer journeys placed specific demands on the way that this integration needed to happen. Second, unique challenges were presented by the breadth of channelsto be integrated;Integration with the ERP system was critical. Third the AS-IS and TO-BE business process engineering and automation. The case study evaluates the journey undertaken in implementing of Aldar’s Tenant Portal and Customer portal


Lionel Dubreuill
Director, Oracle Cloud Platform BDM for EMEA
Oracle Corporation

Mr Lionel Dubreuil is Business Development Director of Oracle Cloud Platform (Infrastructure as a Service - IaaS & Platform as a Service - PaaS) for Oracle Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). In this role he supports business development activities and drives many initiatives to promote Oracle Cloud Platform across the region. He is also in direct interaction with Oracle's Product Development and Product Management teams. He's in the cloud platform business since the beginning, first in Product Management and now in Business Development. He has over 25 years of experience in consulting, software development, sales consulting, marketing and business development with 8 years in Product Management (Application Integration Architecture, SOA, BPM and PaaS & IaaS). Before joining product management, he was director in the Insight IT Strategy team, where his role was to work with prospects/customers in justifying the use of Oracle products (both Applications and Technology) to solve business problems. He started his Oracle career in 1991 where he occupied successively the functions of Consultant and Sales Consultant working on big projects for key customers on both Oracle Applications (such as E-Business Suite, Master Data Management) or Oracle Fusion Middleware.
Presentation Title
Oracle Cloud Platform (PaaS & IaaS) Strategy

Abstract
As the pace of cloud adoption accelerates, enterprises must leverage current IT investments and simultaneously innovate for the future. Join this session to see new capabilities of Oracle Cloud Platform: PaaS & IaaS. • Oracle Platform as a Service (PaaS) helps enterprise IT and independent software vendor (ISV) developers rapidly build and deploy rich applications - or extend Oracle Cloud SaaS apps - using an enterprise-grade cloud platform based on the industry's #1 database and application server. • Oracle Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offers a comprehensive set of integrated, subscription-based infrastructure services that enable businesses to run any workload in an enterprise-grade cloud managed, hosted, and supported by Oracle.


Parvez Achhwa
Head of Application
Meraas

I am Parvez Achhwa working as a Head of Application in Meraas. I entered into IT way long back around 1989 out of which 15 years of strong experience in Oracle. Worked for a different industry viz. Healthcare, Hospitality, Government sectors, Finance, Consultancy etc.
Presentation Title
Application coexistence

Abstract
The presentation is to show case a use case to integrated PAAS, SAAS and On-Premise application


Michael Bonito
Territory Sales Manager
Excel4apps

Michael Bonito is the Territory Sales Manager for Middle East at Excel4apps, with extensive experience in managing sales cycles for IT software with 7 years’ experience in European and Middle Eastern markets. Motivated and pro-active Michael has detailed understanding of organisational reporting solutions and challenges that Oracle EBS users experience. Michael recently challenged the ‘status quo’ delivering an insightful presentation at MEOUG 2016 where he demonstrated a Real-time Excel-based reporting solution as an alternative to a complex, time-consuming and expensive BI implementation. Excel4apps is the Gartner-featured provider of Excel-based real-time reporting, analytics and data-loading software for use with the Oracle E-Business Suite. Excel4apps’ solutions empower 1000s of business professionals globally, expediting accurate and timely business decisions. Solutions include the award-winning GL Wand for financial reporting, Reports Wand for sub-ledger and operational reporting, Budget Wand for budget loading and Journal Wand for uploading actuals. For more information, visit www.excel4apps.com.”
Presentation Title
Continuous Accounting with Real-Time, Accurate & Secure Oracle EBS Reporting & Uploading directly in Microsoft Excel

Abstract
As the information age has progressed, individuals and organisations have become accustomed to having everything at their fingertips, easily and instantly. Financial and operational information from Oracle EBS currently lacks this immediacy, significantly hampered by legacy systems, processes and complex BI solutions with an inability to easily access vital information in the desired format and in a timely manner. The benefit of implementing solutions that provide this instant access are significant, with efficient and effective reporting, rapid decision making, and the establishment of an agile accounting function and broader organisational capability. Hear Michael Bonito from Excel4apps as he shares his thoughts and experiences from dealing with organisations who have successfully incorporated Continuous Accounting solutions and processes.


Asif Momen
Principal Technology Consultant
Oracle Corporation

Asif Momen has been working with Oracle technologies for over 14 years and has expertise in Database Architecture, Performance Tuning, and High Availability. He has Master's degree in Software Systems from Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Pilani. Asif is honored by the prestigious Oracle ACE award from Oracle Technology Network. He has the following certifications: OCP 11g DBA, OCP 9i Forms Developer and is an Oracle Certified Expert in RAC 10g. Asif is a presenter for conferences like Oracle OpenWorld-2010-2012, All India Oracle User Group (AIOUG), MEOUG-2016, and Brain Surface. In addition, he is the Editor of "Oracle Connect"—the quarterly publication of AIOUG. His articles have also appeared in Oracle Support - Customer Knowledge Exchange . His particular interests are Database & SQL tuning, Oracle RAC and Backup & Recovery. He posts his ideas and opinions on “The Momen Blog” (http://momendba.blogspot.com). Asif can be reached at asif.momen@gmail.com.
Presentation Title
RMAN: Recovery Scenarios

Abstract
Session Abstract: A solid understanding of Backup and Recovery procedures is essential to every DBA but unfortunately these basics are often ignored. This presentation provides a comprehensive coverage of RMAN’s advanced recovery capabilities. This presentation walks through various advanced topics like: • From basic to advanced database recovery scenarios • Automatic Block Repair • Data Recovery Advisor For a novice and intermediate DBA this presentation will be a wealth of information and for an Advanced DBA it will be a walkthrough RMAN advanced features. Objective 1: Discuss RMAN advanced database recovery scenarios with the help of screenshots. Objective 2: Share RMAN advanced features with examples Objective 3: Make RMAN advanced recovery scenarios and advanced topics very simple subject to the attendees


Prem Arumugam
Senior Director, EBS HCM Development
Oracle Corporation

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Presentation Title
Oracle E-Business Suite Human Capital Management: Update, Strategy and Roadmap

Abstract
In this session, representatives from Oracle E-Business Suite HCM Development Executive management will share their vision, key focus areas and roadmap for the product line. They will also highlight key new features and capabilities added to Release 12.2.6.


Ivan Harding
Co-founder
Applaud Solutions

Ivan is co-founder of Applaud Solutions and has over 15 year's experience working with Oracle HCM. Ivan joined the Oracle HR development team in 1997 as a software engineer. By 2005, he had reached the position of Development Director responsible for the Oracle Core HR product with teams reporting to him in the UK, US and India. After leaving Oracle in 2006, Ivan worked on a variety of client projects before co-founding Applaud Solutions in 2009. Ivan is a regular presenter at many Oracle HR events across the world including UK OUG, MEOUG and the global Oracle HR User Group conference in the US.
Presentation Title
Enhancing Oracle E-Business Suite User Experience

Abstract
Have user adoption challenges thwarted your efforts to realise your original business case for Oracle E-Business Suite? You're not alone. The #1 driver of change in HR systems comes from the need for a more compelling, consumer-like, experience for managers and employees. In this short presentation, Applaud will introduce you to their solutions that improve the usability of Oracle and are complimented by mobile apps which extend the reach of your system to outside the office. We will show you why implementing Applaud can be a quick win that can turn around your users' perception of Oracle within weeks.


Kumar Prasoon
Chief Information Officer (CIO)
Safeer Group

Kumar Prasoon is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Safeer Group and honored as one of the Topmost CIOs in the Middle East and Africa (MEA). In this prominent role, he makes technology recommendations for the group's executive management on the aspects of Fuzzy Analytics, Business Intelligence; cloud computing, enterprise 2.0, integrated systems architecture and virtualization. Kumar Prasoon is an ICT Industry Process Centric seasoned Enterprise Architect and Business Process Management Expert. Kumar Prasoon excels at leading cross-functional teams across Americas , Europe and Asia ; coordinating multiple projects with exceptionally strong understanding of the business issues driving software development based on experience both as a seasoned Enterprise Architect as well as Interface Manager with solid approaches towards Integration Technologies / Service Oriented Architecture using external interfaces concerning Systems Integration / Systems Architecture / System Infrastructure support for Mission Critical Applications and a prominent International Speaker on many conferences like Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) , Computer News Middle East , Innovation Enterprise (USA) , International Retail Summits , Forrester Research , Nielsen , International Data Corp (IDC), Arabian Computer News (ITP Publishing), CAXTON GROUP(USA) , SmartData , Expo Trade and Real Time Communications (RT-COM) by Fleming Gulf to name a few. He was also honored with CIO 100 Awards for outstanding Enterprise-wide Innovations by Computer News Middle East (CNME) in January 2015 , 2016 and 2017 consecutively for three years in a row , "The Most Innovative Application of BigData : 2015" Customer Festival Awards Middle East Chapter hosted by Terrapinn UK and presented by Infinia , "Enterprise Mobility Project of the Year -2016" by Computer News Middle East ; "Retail Deployment of the Year-2016" by Computer News Middle East ;and "Catalyst CIO of the Year : Retail 2016" by Enterprise MEA
Presentation Title
Developing Customer Centric Digital Eco System with Oracle Retail

Abstract
The Enterprise Mobility driven Oracle Retail Enterprise Digital Transformation is possible by harmonic integration of retail business infrastructure, retail stakeholders and administration of the overall retail environment with Big Data Modeling, IoT, Heuristics, Quantum Mechanics, Predictive Modeling with Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Analytics which are cornerstones of the Smart Digital – Smart Business Transformation Project to "Enhance Customer Value", "Optimize TCO" and "Accelerate Operations Efficiency". The Oracle Retail Enterprise Digital Transformation Framework includes major focus on Scalable Smart Enterprise Mobility Framework Enterprise Architecture Smart Supply Chain Modeling, Smart Vendor Management Index, Smart Space Dynamics, Smart Modernization Process, Smart Warehouse Optimization Matrix Vector Calculus, and Smart Product Data Quality Management with Smart Mobility Apps to have a pure "Customer Centricity" and Customer Relationship Management with focus on Statistical Oracle Retail Analytics.


Naveen Sharma
Internal Audit Director
Al Shirawi Group of Companies

CA Naveen Sharma is working with Al Shirawi Group of Companies as Director - Internal Audit since the last 16 years. Presently he is Vice Chairman of ICAI UAE Dubai Chapter. He is not only a Chartered Accountant but a Company Secretary from ICSI, CPA and CIA from USA.
Presentation Title
Learning from GRC implementation - Our Case Study

Abstract
RC can be referred to the critical capabilities that must work together to achieve Principled Performance. GRC integrate the governance, management and assurance of performance, risk, and compliance activities. It covers the following departments - internal audit, compliance, risk, legal, finance, IT, HR as well as the lines of business, executive suite and the board itself.


Safdar Zaman
HEAD OF IT STRATEGY & GOVERNANCE
NAKHEEL

Safdar Zaman, a recognized ICT leader with more than 15 years’ experience in IT Processes, IT Security, Project Management, Big Data and IT Governance. Safdar Zaman is currently the Head of IT Strategy and Governance in Nakheel PJSC, a leader in developing iconic innovative landmark projects in Dubai where he successfully drafted and executed a turnaround strategy to transform IT from predominantly service delivery to a strategic business enabler. Safdar started his career in Banking Software Company and has served different technical and managerial positions and advanced to the position of IT Strategy and Governance Head. During his 17 years career he participated in numerous challenging initiatives across cloud computing, Big Data, Virtualizations, Security, ERP, Business Processes Enhancements (Lean Six Sigma) and business transformations. He has successfully managed several innovative and challenging projects across Oil and Gas, Real Estate, Hospitality and services sectors. Safdar holds in addition to PGMP, PMP, ITIL, COBIT, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CISSP, ISO27001, ISO2000, CISSP, CEH certificates and a bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering. Key Achievements & Awards Achieved and recognized as the leader, enabler and achiever by numerous organizations during his career not limited to below • Speaker in several seminars and panel discussions round table conferences and events. • Strong strategic relationships with major vendors that acknowledged Nakheel’s technical innovation and promoted Nakheel’s image. • Business transformation programs executions through technology innovations • IT strategies executions with exceeding the business case and ROI scores • IT Governance, PMO, Service Deliveries frameworks rollout and implementations
Presentation Title
Nakheel's journey to transitioning Oracle platform

Abstract
Abstract : The below is the theme (slides) I am planning to speak on 1) Nakheel journey to Oracle Separation and hosting of the instance in – house 2) Key Metric's and Decision Factors for business case 3) Legacy and Engineered Systems architecture overall Cost of Ownership 4) Nakheel Team Enablement to ensure business continuity 5) Lessons Learned and Challenges




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