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.
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:
Oracle JD Edwards's Lyle Ekdahl took the stage by storm for his annual COLLABORATE Keynote, where he entertained with a warrior theme.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
HCM (Human Capital Management)
EPM (Enterprise Performance Management)
Fearless Adventurer and Subject of the Film, 127 Hours
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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