COLLABORATE 13 - The Quest Forum



COLLABORATE numbers COLLABORATE 13 - the Quest Forum hosted ALL PeopleSoft and JD Edwards education, including eight PeopleSoft, JD Edwards and Fusion roadmaps and all PeopleSoft and JD Edwards Special Interest Group Meetings. There were a total of 2204 attendees through Quest with a breakdown of 481 customer companies and 507 first time attendees.

Quest hosted 465 sessions (50 more than 2012) from 23 education tracks

View an overview of COLLABORATE 13 by the numbers in the 2012-2013 Quest Annual Report (left). 

View the COLLABORATE 13 Onsite Guide to see what education and special events were available.


Oracle at COLLABORATE 13


COLLABORATE is fully supported by Oracle and its employees. Through COLLABORATE participation, attendees are able to influence the future of their Oracle product as well as learn how to make the most of existing capabiliites. At COLLABORATE 13:


  • More than 40 Oracle experts met one on one with the Quest Board of Directors, Quest staff and Quest JD Edwards and PeopleSoft Advisory Boards to discuss strategy around PeopleSoft, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, JD Edwards World, Primavera and Fusion.
  • Oracle executives presented 8 product strategy roadmap sessions and participated in the 37 Special Interest Group meetings held onsite with more than 1300 attendees.
  • Oracle presented 112 sessions in the Quest forum. Speakers included Lyle Ekdahl, John Webb, Gary Grieshaber, Denise Grills, Barb Canham, Tracy Martin, Jeff Robbins, Amira Marcos, Carolyn Cozart and many more.
  • Oracle President and CEO Mark Hurd presented a keynote at COLLABORATE 13. Hurd engaged in a question and answer session with Ray Wang of Constellation Research, addressing questions about Oracle strategies, acquisitions and support.
  • Oracle’s DEMOgrounds in the Exhibitor Showcase featured Oracle Applications, Database, Fusion Middleware, Server and Storage Systems, Support Services Solutions and much more.
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Oracle JD Edwards's Lyle Ekdahl took the stage by storm for his annual COLLABORATE Keynote, where he entertained with a warrior theme.

See what he discussed > 

"The big issue we have at Oracle is the fact that we're doing a lot of stuff," Oracle President and CEO Mark Hurd said, calling that the good news and the bad news.

Oracle's John Webb gave an overview of PeopleSoft 9.2 that had just released.

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Networking at COLLABORATE 13


Networking is consistently rated a top reason to attend COLLABORATE. At COLLABORATE 13, customers had ample opportunity to connect with new and old contacts during roundtable discussions, SIG meetings, receptions and dedicated networking time. Networking buttons helped guide attendees to find others with similar interests. 

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  • HCM User Networking
  • Homebuilders SIG
  • JDE E1 HCM SIG Meeting
  • IBM Consortium for PeopleSoft SIG
  • IBM Consortium for PeopleSoft SIG
  • JD Edwards Engineering and Construction SIG
  • JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Upgrade Consortium
  • JD Edwards Financials SIG
  • JD Edwards World HCM SIG
  • JD Edwards World Upgrade Consortium
  • JD Edwards EnterpriseOne HCM SIG
  • JD Edwards Public Sector SIG
  • Life Science User Group
  • Oracle Real Estate SIG
  • Paper & Packaging IUG
  • PeopleSoft Distributors’ and Manufacturers’ SIG
  • PeopleSoft Financials PUG
  • PeopleSoft Technology SIG
  • Quest Technology SIG (JD Edwards)
  • Quest UPK SIG
  • Source to Settle User Group
  • World User Group



Sunday Night

Quest Attendee Welcome Party

Quest attendees and Oracle welcome


Quest’s user group welcome party makes it so much easier to find friends from the same industry and product line at the start of the week so you won’t want to miss this fun night of food, fun, live music and prizes. The night featured The Six Million Dollar Band.


Monday Night

Welcome Reception in the Exhibitor Showcase


Attendees get a preview of the participating companies and enjoy hors d’oeuvres and drinks while you begin playing the ever-popular Quest-opoly game. Enter to win tons of prizes while you stroll the floor looking for the right solutions for your company and meeting up with old friends.


Tuesday Night

Exhibitor Showcase Happy Hour


This cocktail reception is hosted by our exhibitors in your honor. Join us for refreshments and fun as you learn about the products and services available to optimize the return on your Oracle investment.


Wednesday Night

Urban Revival Party


COLLABORATE stepped into the street-smart, food-worshipping, adventure-seeking city that is Denver today at the mile-high street festival with tons of things to do, including games, several Colorado craft brews, local art, street vendors, killer local food and a booming concert experience featuring Under a Blood Red Sky: U2 Tribute Band.




Networking at COLLABORATE and with over 5,000 of your closest friends can always be a challenge. As a COLLABORATE attendee we make it easier for you. Pick networking buttons that coordinate with your interests, hit the parties and mingle at the various COLLABORATE events. 

CRM (Customer Relationship Management)

CRM (Customer Relationship Management)

HCM (Human Capital Management)

HCM (Human Capital Management)

Project Management

Project Management



EPM (Enterprise Performance Management)

EPM (Enterprise Performance Management)



Supply Chain

Supply Chain

Fusion Apps







Aron Ralston

Fearless Adventurer and Subject of the Film, 127 Hours

Aron Ralston

Seven miles into a canyon tin April of 2003, Aron accidentally dislodged a boulder that crushed and pinned his right hand. After six days of entrapment alone, he freed himself with a cheap multi-tool knife and hiked to a miraculous rescue.


Since his amputation, Aron has written an internationally bestselling book, Between a Rock and a Hard Place, spoken to hundreds of audiences around the world, and interviewed with Tom Brokaw, David Letterman, and Jay Leno.


Speaking to audiences, one of his key messages hones in on overcoming extreme adversity, personally or professionally: “May your boulders be your blessings. May you be able to embrace them. And may you find what’s extraordinary in yourself.


127 Hours, the major-motion-picture adaptation of his book, directed by Danny Boyle and starring James Franco, was nominated for six Oscars.




For Quest attendees only!


Quest is all about taking our community to the next level in their career. Our programs are there to help members become the best. That’s why we invite all Quest attendees to attend our annual Meeting of the Members, because it’s so much more than just a meeting! Learn real strategies for elevating your personal and business relationships and see how Quest plans to help you reach your career goals for 2013 and beyond, straight from Quest Board of Directors President Jeff West!



Tommy Spaulding
Entrepreneur, Speaker, and Best-Selling Author


Spaulding provides real examples and strategies for elevating your current personal and business relationships and how to launch new ones in the spirit of giving rather than taking. In this keynote, Spaulding explores the nine essential traits that empower audiences to reach their full potential through a bold approach called “netgiving.” Netgiving is about intentionally making business personal and as a result, facilitating personal performance and realization of goals. 


Spaulding rose to become the youngest president and CEO of the world-renowned leadership organization, Up with People (2005-2008). Previously, Spaulding was the Business Partner Sales Manager at IBM/Lotus Development and a member of the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) program.




Quest and Hexaware gave away a two year lease to winner's choice of 2013 Toyota Camry, Toyota Highlander or Toyota Avalon. 

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