MEOUG Majlis 2013 Annual Conference

Event Date: 
Monday, March 25, 2013 - 9:00am to Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 2:00pm

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.

Event Details

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?

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:

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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 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 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


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

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


Sponsorship Opportunities Available:

This event provides you with a remarkable opportunity to reach several hundred "user" professionals who are highly invested in the Oracle Applications, Database and Technology & Hardware suite of products and services such as PeopleSoft/JD Edwards/E-Business/Hyperion and Primavera.

These professionals also play a significant role in their companies' purchasing decisions, creating the arena of a powerful marketing impact for you. The programme is being designed to provide superlative education and networking opportunities.

Would you like to exhibit at MEOUG Majlis Dubai? for information, please contact Haresh Ahuja at or send email to

Media Partner:

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

  Nadia Bendjedou
Senior Director, Product Strategy, Applications Development, Oracle Corporation

Nadia Bendjedou joined Oracle 18 years ago a sales consultant within the Oracle UK organization. Soon after, Nadia moved into the EMEA Product Management organization, with her main objective is to help customers understand the value that the technology brings to the Enterprise Applications such as Oracle E-Business Suite. In July 2001, Nadia moved to Applications Development team, reporting to Oracle Headquarter, but still with the above objective, i.e. within the product strategy and product management team. Given this role, Nadia spends lots of time covering events (i.e. OAUG, Oracle OpenWorld etc…) and any external communications on how Oracle Applications customers can prepare their enterprises for the next generation of applications, how can customers invest their effort and money in non-dead technologies to serve and bring business values today to the Oracle Applications such as Oracle E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft, Siebel and JD Edwards applications. Nadia is the holder of a Ph.D. 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.  




Paul D’Souza Project Manager – IT, Health Authority Abu Dhabi


Paul D’Souza Project Manager – IT, Health Authority Abu Dhabi
Paul has 28+ years of varied industry experience in Business Process Management, Applications Development & Implementation, IT Strategy Consulting & Project Management for Enterprise wide automation projects.
He has worked with KPMG and several Distribution, Manufacturing, Services & Government clients & IT Solutions organizations in the Middle East and India, served in key roles such as Project Management, Process Re-engineering, IT Strategy consulting, IT Solutions (BPM/ERP/SCM/BI) Sales & Implementation, Data Center, Communications & IT Operations Management
Session: Eco-innovation in the Enterprise
Health Authority Abu Dhabi’s journey to eco-innovation embracing Abu Dhabi government’s vision for citizen, business & employee-centric electronic business processes, through implementation of workflow driven business processes that have resulted in a faster, qualitatively better and customer friendly healthcare regulatory environment

Swami - Tawam Hospital, Al Ain

Swaminathan Subramaniam - Senior Application Analyst, Tawam Hospital, he is the key IT Coordinator for Oracle ERP and Kronos Time attendance Application of Tawam Hospital. He has around 20+ years of IT experience and around a decade in ERP. Started his career in L&T, India as a Programmer and worked in various positions from implementation to Project management. He is one of the key member of Oracle ERP Project Team from 2009 who works in tandem with other facilities IT Coordinators to bring in all services and functions with common process approach


Session: Self Services
Golive was an exciting moment for Tawam as was 1st batch to Golive under SEHA. With support from senior management, the team rolled out Self Services to 3500+ employees with ‘Payslip’ roll-out as 1st self service and till date 30+ self  services are rolled out.
Next is paperless HR documents & Minimize employees time visiting HR through OSS (Oracle Self Services) and make oracle as a feather in the cap of SEHA or like a diamond in crown of SEHA
Alok Srivastava, Acting Head of ICT & Senior Manager – Enterprise Applications, Masdar (Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company PJSC)
Alok has managed multiple complex projects revamping business processes on Oracle ERP, CRM, SCM, HCM, BI, EDMS and Intranet, incorporating worldwide best practices. Alok is responsible for the ICT restructuring activities that have resulted in AED 20+ Million cost savings in last couple of years, while streamlining and optimizing the ICT processes, Applications, Infrastructure, Telecommunications and Datacenter.  All of which has resulted in receiving numerous Industry recognitions with his team, including: ICT Achievement, Sustainable ICT, Green Enterprise, Future CIO, Rising Star, CIO 20 and CIO 50 Awards
Thameem Rizvon, IT Director, KOJ LLC (KOJ)
A pioneering Middle East based retailer with more than 650 stores, in 6 countries. As global head of IT, Thameem spearheads all Strategic IT investments and has been in the forefront of technology and business alignment. 
He has delivered projects which are global case studies in Oracle website & has been awarded almost every yeas as Top CIO's in Middle East
Thameem is Founder and board member of Middle East Oracle User Group. He is also the Founder and Secretary General of CIO Arabia – a forum for IT Executives in Middle East. He has spoken globally & regionally firmly believes that “Technology is an Enabler to business”
Session: Fusion HCM - How to achieve Go live in 5 Weeks
KOJ Group LLC - a pioneering retailer in Middle East took a strategic decision to implement Fusion HCM as part of its Cloud Strategy. This presentation revolves on background of decision and in just 5 weeks they went from contract signing to Go live - a lesson learned on how to achieve success in projects / On Time / On Budget

Mohammed Khaiata - ERP Manager, DEPA

Mr. Khaiata is the ERP Manager and prior to that he was heading the IT strategy of Depa where he managed several development and implementation projects. Mr. Khaiata holds Master Degree in IT Management from the AUS and he is certified Oracle Professional OCP and Project Management Professional PMP

Session: Challenges of eBS implementation in Contracting industry

Although every implementation has its own stories; implementing Oracle eBS in contracting industry has entirely different taste. It comes with its own challenges from solution fitment to change management and process reengineering. Mr. Khaiata will highlight some of the key challenges faced and the applied techniques to overcome them


Malik Asif Joyia - Emirates Float Glass LLC

Malik Asif Joyia is having 10 years experience in IT Industry, Currently Working as IT Manager at Emirates Float Glass LLC, UAE. Started Career as Software Engineer with well known US Based company Hardware & Software Design Company “Palmchip”. Core expertise includes Software Development, Communications, VoIP, Linux, Web Applications, Datacenter Management, Oracle ERP & Database

Malik Asif is having a BS Degree in Computer Science from Institute of Management Sciences Lahore, Pakistan & Master in Business Administration Finance from Punjab University Lahore, Pakistan
Session: Oracle ERP in Glass Manufacturing
Emirates Float Glass LLC is a Float Glass Manufacturing Unit having production capacity of 600 Ton/Day, Located in ICAD-2 Abu Dhabi, It is 2nd of its kind of Manufacturing Unit in UAE. The Company started its operations in April-2009 covering both Local & Export Market. 
Oracle EBS R12 was implemented in 2 Phases with the Help of Leading Consultancy Service Providers, Mahindra Satyam & Fujitsu Consulting. We are using Oracle Core HRMS, SSHR, Payroll, Financials, Order Management, Procurement, ASCP, OPM, EAM, DBI, Inventory, Warehousing, Shipping
ERP System is fully integrated with Production Line, Raw material Consumption Systems, Quality Control Systems, Time & Attendance. Oracle EBS made it easy to achieve the highest level of Integration and automation in Glass Manufacturing

Manoj Sam - Senior Database Administrator, Higher Colleges of Technology

Manoj Sam is Senior Database Administrator of Databases, OFM/OAS and Banner ERP. Involved in all phases of s/w developments and implementations. Involved in all phases of ExaData implementation project as project manager. Prior to joining HCT in 2000, handled similar responsibilities in Bahrain, Kuwait and India. Has Guru level in Oracle support communities and is an OCP

Session: Implementation of Oracle ExaData and OFM 11g

Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) is a system of 17 colleges across United Arab Emirates. HCT is the biggest higher education institution in UAE with enrollment above 18,000 students. In the past HCT faced problems for completing End of Semester processes and for serving all the users in different campuses spread across in all the emirates, especially during busy periods. Once after moving to ExaData with Oracle 11.2 and OFM 11g, HCT has achieved drastic improvements in the processing time. In this presentation we will introduce ExaData as well as discuss the implementation challenges we faced and share our feedback after the implementation


Rajesh Rishi - Currently heading Shukran, the loyalty programme of Landmark Group;

Rajesh brings with him more than fourteen years of experience designing, launching and managing various aspects of loyalty programmes across industries. Prior to joining Landmark, Rajesh was with Emirates Airline for seventeen years in various roles (Planning, Commercial, Network Sales etc.) before joining the team that designed and launched Skywards, the highly successful frequent flyer programme of Emirates Airline. He also headed Emirates Loyalty Consultancy, a division of Skywards set-up to design, launch and manage More; the rewards programme of Etisalat amongst others


Session: Evolution of Retail Loyalty Ecosystem

Launched in 1999, Landmark Privilege Club (LPC) was one of the first loyalty programme in the region let alone in the retail industry.

In line with evolution of the group to become the largest retailer in the region by far, the loyalty programme was re-launched as Shukran in October
2010 covering 20+ concepts representing 50+ brands across seven territories. This presentation charts the course of this evolution outlining the key challenges and learnings along the way



Olivier Leblan - Program Manager, Chalhoub Group

Olivier Leblan joined Chalhoub in September 2010 as Program Manager, after a 10-year consulting experience in large scale complex international ERP implementation in Europe and in the US – He took over the direction of the Chalhoub Program in May 2012

Session: Transformation Journey towards Integrated operations & analytics

in 2009, Chalhoub Group, one of the leading forces in the luxury business in the Middle East, initiated a strategic transformation program, Business led and Oracle ERP enabled – As the pilot implementation has been finalized in December 2012, the Program Director will share his perspective on the key challenges faced & lesson learned for future implementations



Awad Ahmed Ali El-Sidiq, Senior Database Administrator Oracle Technology Lead, ADNOC Distribution, UAE

Mr. Awad Ahmed Ali El-Sidiq is a Senior Database Administrator and Oracle Technology Lead at Adnoc Distribution – U.A.E. He has more than 10 years of IT Industry experience in managing large enterprise Database Applications for delivering services to more than 8000 Users across all Adnoc Distribution braches and Business lines.

He is the first and the pioneer in Implementing Oracle Exadata Private Database Cloud Solution in the Oil and Gas industry in Middle East & Africa region (MEA). His dedication and initiative has resulted in Achieving “Oracle Downstream Excellent Award in Open World 2012”  & “Oracle Excellent Award for Exadata Implementation”. Awad has proven records of successful Systems Implementations and Enterprise Database Applications migration in the entire industry. He significantly played a major role on changing the way IT is delivering services to Business Units through a selection and implementation of the latest and best of breed Technologies as part of IT Strategic Roadmap for the organization.

Awad holds Master Degree in Computer Systems Management from Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh and Bachelor (Hons) Degree in Computer Science from Sunderland University in U.K. He is also an Oracle Database Certified and a key selected speaker in Oracle Open World 2012 in San Francisco – USA.

Session: ADNOC Distribution improved Business Productivity-Performance 20X Using Exadata

ADNOC Distribution is the pioneer in Oil & Gas Industry in Middle East & Africa to select and Implement Oracle Exadata Engineered System. The Organization has accelerated Key Business Applications Performance 20 times faster resulting in Huge Return on Investment (ROI) Saving and significant reduction in IT administration and tuning efforts.

ADNOC Distribution will present how it achieved the following key organization objectives:
  • Database Consolidation in private Cloud.
  • Storage Reduction & Space Saving
  • Dramatic Application Performance in the company Sales, Smart Card, portal, inventory and Retail Systems
  • Dramatic Application Performance and Scalability on Oracle E-Business Suite Modules.
  • Fast access and timely information on Business Intelligent "OBIEE".

Rami ALI Abudayyeh, Senior Applications and Database Administrator, Civil Services Employees Pension Fund – Muscat - Oman

Rami is holding a M.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering, certified as Oracle e-Business Suite DBA (OCP) . Currently, He is working for Civil Services Employees Pension Fund – Muscat - Oman as an Senior Applications and Database Administrator at information Technology Department since 2006, Support and upgrade Oracle e-Business Suite. Designed and implemented high available and DR solutions for Oracle Databases. Before, He worked for ECO Consult as  Oracle Technology Consultant /APPS DBA, engaged with several Oracle e-Business Suite implementation and upgrade projects.


Session: Upgrading Oracle E-Business Suite11i to R12 in CSEPF

Civil Services Employees Pension Fund (CSEPF) is running Oracle E-Business Suite – Financial modules (AP,GL, FA and CE) since 2003. We considered the upgrade project mainly to remain eligible for the highest levels of product support and to get access to new functionality and software applications. We targeted end of 2012 as our go-live date and the whole project was accomplished by internal resources. We will discuss main tasks in our project plan. Challenges and issues that have been encountered as well as how they were addressed will be shared. Things we have learned when during the project will also be discussed.



Roger Issid, Consultant, AJIL Financial Services Company, Jeddah, K.S.A

Mr. Roger Issid holds an MBA from Brunel University, UK. Prior to joining Zahid Tractors, he worked as an auditor with international auditing and consulting firms. He joined Zahid Tractor in 1982 and progressed first to the position of Regional Accounting and Finance Manager and then to Corporate Credit Controller. His last position was General Manager of AJIL. 

Session: AJIL's Journey with Oracle

Introduction about AJIL, AJIL's journey to select Oracle, Advantages of Oracle over competitors, AJIL's fit analysis, 6 Sigma Process Mapping, Implementation Vendor Selection


Sebastian T Samuel, Group Head of IT, AW Rostamani Group

Sebastian T Samuel is the Group Head of IT at AW Rostamani Group, Dubai. He has more than 20 years of experience in Information Technology across industries including Automotive, Property Management, Manufacturing, Logistics, IT Consulting, Trading, Retail, Transportation etc.

He is also an Enterprise Architecture (EA) practitioner who has actively participated in many EA implementations in the region. Sebastian has also expertise in implementing ERP, Corporate Strategy & Performance Management (Balanced Scorecard), GRC and Disaster Recovery Implementations.”

Achievements: Under the leadership of Mr. Sebastian, The Company has been awarded with ‘CIO 50 Award’, ‘Network World Award 2012’, ‘ORACLE Fusion Saas Implementation of the year 2012’. In the course of his career, Mr. Sebastian has been a speaker at many IT Conferences and has led many initiatives in receiving these awards.

Session: Performance Management Implementation –Fusion Talent Management Case study

The Performance Management Solution Footprint

Fusion Co-Existence with EBS

Goal Setting and Alignment

Performance Management and Monitoring

Fusion Talent review

The Benefits of Fusion Talent Management