COLLABORATE 18 Preview – Part 1

by Christina Yue, Customer Learning Manager |

Calling all Oracle Cloud customers! COLLABORATE 2018 is just around the corner at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. We invite you to join us and your peers for the largest user-led conference featuring Oracle Cloud content. Whether you’re evaluating, implementing, expanding, or adopting Oracle Cloud, we have something for you.

COLLABORATE (April 22-26) is the largest user-led Oracle conference in North America, bringing together customers and partners that are using Oracle software, as well as key Oracle representatives. Featuring more than  1,200 educational sessions during the week, COLLABORATE is a place where your entire team can come together and learn about ways to get the most out of your Oracle product, as well as the development plans Oracle has in store.

This is my sixth COLLABORATE and I am most excited about this one. Quest specifically focuses on Oracle Cloud, JD Edwards and PeopleSoft content and will host over 450 sessions during the week at COLLABORATE. We have spent a lot of time listening to customer feedback and have worked hard to develop what we believe will be an amazing experience for anyone who attends. For this reason, I’d like to provide a preview of what you can expect.

Expansion of Cloud Content
One of the top draws for people to attend COLLABORATE is the education. This year, COLLABORATE will feature more than 500 Oracle Cloud educational sessions, including content that covers Customer Experience (CX) Cloud, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Cloud, Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud, Supply Chain Management (SCM) Cloud, Infrastructure as a Service, and Platform as a Service, as well as content to help you in one of the four phases of the cloud journey.

Cloud Customer Experience (CX)
Today’s customers have high expectations. The need to deliver a seamless, personalized and immediate customer experience has never been more important. Creating profitable, loyal customers is the goal of Cloud Customer Experience applications — customers who will continue to buy from you when a competitive alternative exists. Gain insight and guidance from your peers who are setting the standard for customer-centric business transformations.

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Cloud
You've made the decision to modernize your financial and operational processes in the cloud. Streamline your enterprise business processes with ERP Cloud. With ERP Cloud, you can increase productivity, lower costs, and improve controls. ERP is a very broad area, covering many back-office processes that are critical to the success of your business. That’s why COLLABORATE has education around improving capabilities and streamlining process to get the most from your ERP.

Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud
As HCM technology evolves faster than ever, HR leaders increasingly seek solutions to try to figure out ways to align more strategically with the latest technologies. One recent trend is to migrate systems to a single, global HR solution to help better manage a wide-ranging workforce. Learn how your solution could be Oracle HCM Cloud which will enable innovation and growth while keeping employees engaged and informed to adapt quickly to an agile business environment. 

Supply Chain Management (SCM) Cloud
Discover how Oracle’s Supply Chain Management Cloud delivers the visibility, insights, and capabilities you need to create your own intelligent supply chain, including product innovation, strategic material sourcing, outsourced manufacturing, integrated logistics, omni-channel fulfillment, and integrated demand and supply planning.

Strategy & Evaluation
Get best practices and lessons learned from our community-sourced content and networking. • Implement o Hear from customers about their victories and pain points throughout their Cloud journey.

Adopt & Optimize
Get strategic guidance and ongoing support from a community of users like you.

Explore untapped business opportunities and other areas of your business that might work better in the Oracle Cloud.

Stay tuned. Next week, I’ll share with you more about what you can expect at COLLABORATE 18, April 22 – 26. Register before March 8 to save up to 40 percent. Stay up to date with the latest conference news by following @QuestUserGroup on Twitter and look for the official COLLABORATE 18 hashtag, #C18LV.

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Posted by Quest Editor on Feb 21, 2018 9:00 AM EST