Call for Speakers

The Apps17 call for speakers is now open and this is the opportunity to submit your ideas and showcase your industry expertise to feature on this year’s agenda. So, no matter where you are in your career you can still take part as we’re looking for new and experienced presenters to take to the stage to educate users in the Oracle applications space.

Our agenda will feature sessions in a variety of styles so whether you’ve a roundtable discussion topic to propose, a demo to show, or subject that would suit a more deep-dive session, do still submit your expertise. Presentation length can be either: 25mins, 45mins or 1hr 30mins.

Not sure how the submission process works? It’s simple! Click on any of the Submit an Abstract buttons found in each section and register yourself as speaker. You’ll then be redirected to the Speaker Lounge where you can submit your presentation(s). All you need to provide is a 200 word abstract outlining what you would like to present and you can submit as many proposals as you would like; you even have the chance to go back and edit your abstracts until the 26th June deadline.

Click the areas below to find out a little more about our Apps17 streams:

Applications Technology

Cutting across the major Oracle functional areas like E-Business Suite and Fusion Apps, we are looking for content around the technologies required to build, operate and maintain them, whilst also recognising the products with a Cloud delivery model - like Fusion Apps, and the more traditional apps, where there are several integration technologies available ( e.g PaaS ). Additionally, we know many of our members remain on a traditional on-premise delivery model, so we welcome submissions covering products and technologies that matter to them as well. Why not submit a paper about:

Traditional Apps DBA & DBAAS

Traditional Apps Middleware ( Forms, Reports, Discoverer, OBIEE, ODI, SOA) +  Matching Cloud services (JCS, BICS, DVCS, PCS, ICS)
Advanced Middleware (On-premise, MCS, BOT Agents
Infrastructure Options ( On-Premise, Hybrid, IAAS,  and secure deployment options technology available - AWS, Azure, OraCloud, private clouds to be covered)
Platform service/PaaS   Fusion Deployment Models
Fusion SaaS Integration (Traditional and PaaS/SaaS) Realistic SaaS customisation technologies and options

New ways of Apps & Fusion development Oracle Apps Tech Roadmap/Fusion Roadmap/Apps Unlimited

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Business Analytics

Our Business Analytics stream will sit across both the Applications and Technology conferences, and will look to cover some of the industry's most cutting-edge and  hot topics. So, whether you're experienced with Oracle BI Applications (OBIA) - in Oracle Cloud and/or on-premise, or have experience with BICS/DVCS for Oracle Applications, this is the place for you to speak in front of the community and share your knowledge.

We are looking for content in the following areas, but are open to receiving content on other relevant topics:

  Big Data & Data Warehousing   Data & Integration & Provisioning 
Data Visualisation & Presentation Predictive Analytics & Machine Learning
Enterprise Performance Management (EPM)                Business Intelligence Applications

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Business & Strategy

This year our Business & Strategy stream will be split into a number of key areas and whilst no one can predict the future, we can plan and strategise for it. So, with that in mind, we are welcoming submissions across the following areas:

  Business Process Management (BPM)             Implementation and Upgrade Project
Business Support and Growth General
Change Management Change Management & Transformation
Enterprise Information Strategy Oracle Partner Solutions & 3rd Parties
Platform Evolution  IT Strategy, Planning, Management and Governance
Supplier Management

Whether you are a first time speaker with expert insights or a regular to the UKOUG circuit, we would love to hear your session ideas for this stream.

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Cloud Financials

With Cloud becoming an increasingly important part of an organisation's IT and business strategy, our Cloud Financials stream is the perfect place for you to lead a session on your Cloud success or insight which could benefit the user community.

We are looking for both customer success stories and expert user knowledge and if you have any experience on the following, we want to hear from you.

 Managing Integrations between Cloud Financials and legacy systems     Data Migrations best practices when moving to Cloud
 PaaS Solutions   Specialist Cloud modules - PBCS, TRCS etc.
 Customer Success Stories Maximising Mobile Apps
 Co-Existence of Oracle on-premise and Cloud modules Management of Cloud release upgrades & Support
 Reporting from Oracle Cloud for on-premise data

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Cloud HCM

Whether you have experience and expertise in using products to help better retain or attract new talent, or you’ve improved your HR BAU processes with some innovative thinking, this is the stream for you to submit your sessions to.

The Cloud HCM & Taleo community is very engaged and we look to receive submissions across the following areas:

Administration (Global HR, Payroll; Workforce Compensation; Benefits; Time & Labour)   
Service Delivery (Self Service, helpdesk)

Talent Management (Performance Management, Talent Acquisition, Learning)

Mobile ( Self Service, Reporting Analytics, Mobile Apps)

Business Strategy (Business, Case Studies)                                                                

Integration (Middleware, PAAS, IAAS, SAAS)

Co-Existence (Middleware, Integrators)

Project Management (Methodology)

Analytics and Reporting (HR Analytics)

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Customer Experience

As businesses seek to invest heavily in the overall customer experience to improve Customer Lifetime Value (CLV) and reduce churn, we understand that there have been some big changes and evolutions within the CX space, so this stream will be varied and look to deliver best practice and key current and future trends. We are looking for session ideas across the following areas:

  Marketing    Configure Price Quote (CPQ) 
Data Cloud  Sales Performance Management (SPM) 
Customer Experiences                         

This is a stream that works well with customer stories and some creative flair when delivering the sessions, so whether you’ve implemented these solutions for a client or you are an end user that has done something noteworthy or different within the CX space, we are ready for your presentation proposal.

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Oracle E-Business Suite Financials

This year we will be splitting out E-Business Financials track into four main areas and these are; EBS Financials & Reporting, EBS Invoice to Cash, EBS Procure to Pay , EBS Projects & Expenses. Our delegates will be looking to grow their understanding in topics such as: Asset Lifecycle Management, Credit-to-Cash, Analytics & Reporting, Risk & Compliance, Finance Management and Procure-to-Pay to name just a few. So, with that in mind, we are seeking sessions which will cover the following:

 GL & Reporting (General Ledger, Financials Accounting Hub, Hyperion Financial Management, (GRC) Governance, Risk, 
 and Compliance Management, and Financial Analytics)

 Invoice to Cash (Receivables, iReceivables, Advanced Collections, Treasury & Cash Management Plus Supply Chain

 Procure to Pay (Purchasing, Sourcing, iProcurement, iSupplier Portal, & Payables including Invoice Automation Plus
 Procurement & Spend Analysis)

 Projects & Expenses (Project Costing, Billing, Contracts, Planning & Control, Resource Management, Collaboration &
 iExpenses Plus Project Portfolio Analysis)

If you have another area that you think would make a great session, then please don't hesitate to submit and give a detail explanation of what your session will cover and what the attendees will take from it.

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Oracle E-Business Suite HCM

Covering the full HR spectrum we are seeking speakers to tackle a number of critical business topics, which will enable delegates to enhance and perhaps rethink their current offering. Split across a number of areas, we are looking for expert advice or implementation stories, which range from core HR functions (Payroll, time management, record keeping etc.), talent acquisition and retention, through to embracing social technology and mobile.

Administration (HR, Payroll; Compensation Modelling; Advanced Benefits; Time & Labour)
Service Delivery (Self Service)


Talent Management (Performance Management, Taleo, iRecruitment, HR, iLearning)        

Mobile ( SSHR, OBIEE, Reporting Analytics, Mobile Apps)
Analytics and Reporting (OBIEE, Reporting, HR analytics) Business Strategy (Business, Case Studies)
Project Management (Methodology) Co-Existence (Middleware, Integrators)

Please also see our Cloud HCM stream for any cross-over.

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Our PeopleSoft community is highly engaged and will still have the words of Marc Weintraub ringing in their ears from April's Roadshow. Apps17 is a great opportunity to further their knowledge and enable our speakers to really stand out as an industry leader. We are looking to attract submissions around the following areas:

  Technical   Functional -  HCM/Global Payroll
Strategy Functional - Finance

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