Learn: Must-Attend Sessions

COLLABORATE offers 1200+ educational sessions on product features and functionality, product roadmaps and strategic insight from Oracle, Oracle customers and solution providers. We've curated our top picks for JD Edwards, PeopleSoft, and E-Business Suite users below. Simply click on the navy tabs to see recommended sessions for each application.

  • Case Study: Interface Inc. Upgrade to E1 9.2 and Global Architecture Alignment Journey in the Cloud

    • Summary: Hear from business leaders at Interface as they discuss their decision-making process in harnessing the power of JD Edwards 9.2, its partnership with Velocity in deploying a global 9.2 upgrade, best practices for an upgrade in the cloud, lessons learned — and what’s ahead for Interface as it embraces the 9.2 JDE environment.
    • Date: Wednesday, April 25
    • Time: 1:15-2:15PM
    • Location: Reef A
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  • Keeping Up with JD Edwards - Announcements, Releases, Upgrade information and Cloud

    • Summary: Now you've been to Collaborate18 and you are caught up on all JD Edwards topics? If no, how do you easily and quickly get JD Edwards news for your organization. Join this session to Learn(JDE) where to find information that will help you in your job and for your company to realize benefits from JD Edwards all year long.
    • Date: Wednesday, April 25

    • Time: 2:30–3:30PM

    • Location: Mandalay Bay Ballroom L

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  • Why PeopleSoft 9.2 in the Cloud vs SaaS Cloud

    • Speaker: Derek Tomei

    • Summary: Join Velocity's Director of PeopleSoft Global Managed Services & Professional Services, Derek Tomei, covers the most important reasons and facts indicating why you should stay on PeopleSoft and upgrade to 9.2 vs. implement SaaS Cloud applications such as HCM Cloud, Workday, etc. If you're considering moving off of PeopleSoft and over to a SaaS cloud application, this presentation is a must.

    • Date: Monday, April 23

    • Time: 4:15-5:15PM

    • Location: Surf E

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  • PeopleSoft Product Line Update and Ongoing Investment Strategy

    • Summary: In this session hear from Paco Aubrejuan, Oracle Senior Vice President about the latest capabilities you can take advantage of in today's PeopleSoft. Discover how Oracle's continued investment in PeopleSoft can benefit your organization. Experience new features that enable PeopleSoft beyond the four walls of your enterprise - engaging applicants, suppliers, and customers. Learn more about PeopleSoft on Oracle Cloud (IaaS/PaaS) and the value it is bringing to customers. Understand what's driving the ongoing investment in PeopleSoft, the PeopleSoft roadmap, and the PeopleSoft UI strategy including Fluid UI and Classic Plus. Walk away from this session knowing that today's PeopleSoft continues to be intuitive, powerful, and on the cloud.

    • Date: Monday, April 23

    • Time: 9:45-10:45AM

    • Location: Mandalay Bay Ballroom J

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  • Oracle E-Business Suite: Update, Strategy, and Roadmap

    • Summary: 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. Cliff will also discuss the benefits you can expect to receive from both cloud and on-premises E-Business Suite investments. You will come away with an understanding of the value Oracle E-Business Suite applications deliver now and in the future.

    • Date: Monday, April 23

    • Time: 9:45-10:45AM

    • Location: Mandalay Bay Ballroom C

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  • Oracle Hands-On-Lab: Lift and Shift to Oracle Cloud for Oracle E-Business Suite

    • Summary: New at COLLABORATE 18, OAUG & Oracle is offering the Oracle Hands-On-Lab: Lift and Shift to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure for Oracle E-Business Suite. This lab will give On-Prem users a first-hand look at EBS on the Cloud. These sessions are 3 hours long. Being that space is extremely limited, attendees can only sign up via the COLLBORATE App and meet these requirements: Attendees to these sessions must be registered through OAUG. Like the airlines, we are overbooking these sessions. You must add the sessions to your schedule via the App & show up early to get space. Prerequisites: 1) Bring your own Laptop or Mac, 2) Modern browser (Firefox, Google, Chrome, etc.), 3) Knowledge of Putty, 4) Use of standard Unix commands, 5) Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.8.

    • Date: Sunday, April 22

    • Time: 12:30–4:00PM

    • Location: Islander D

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Connect: Collaborate With Attendees

Don't miss out on numerous opportunities to network and make lasting connections at COLLABORATE! Below you'll find some popular networking opportunities to take advantage of during the event.

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  • Exhibitor Showcase Welcome Reception: Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, drinks and a chance to connect with world-class solution providers on Monday evening with a reception for all attendees. 
    • When: 5:15-8PM 
    • Where: Bayside B
  • Women in Technology Networking Luncheon: Make new connections and hear an inspirational speaker at the annual Women in Technology luncheon on Monday. Space for the luncheon is limited, so be sure to add it during the registration process for the conference or add it through the myConference portal if you’ve already registered. No additional fees apply.
    • When: 12-1:15PM
    • Where: Mandalay Bay Ballroom B
  • Exhibitor ShowcaseWith more than 250 exhibiting companies, the Exhibitor Showcase offers you the opportunity to discover cutting-edge solutions, ideas and products. Learn, analyze, and compare the products and services that can help you and your organization solve business challenges.
    • When: 9:30AM-4:15PM
    • Where: Bayside CD (Come see us at Booth #617!)
  • Happy Hour: Happy Hour is on the exhibitors! Enjoy refreshments and fun as you meet partners who can help optimize your Oracle environment.
    • When: 5:15-7PM 
    • Where: Bayside B
  • Exhibitor Showcase: With more than 250 exhibiting companies, the Exhibitor Showcase offers you the opportunity to discover cutting-edge solutions, ideas and products. Learn, analyze, and compare the products and services that can help you and your organization solve business challenges.
    • When: 10:45AM-4:15PM
    • Where: Bayside CD (Come see us at Booth #617!)
  • Meet at the Beach Party: We'll party poolside in the aquatic paradise known as Mandalay Bay Beach. Ride the wave of community spirit and celebrate a successful week!
    • When: 7-9PM
    • Where: Mandalay Bay Beach

Explore: Grab a Bite, Sip a Cocktail, See a Show

We asked our team for can't-miss restaurants, bars and entertainment near Mandalay Bay to explore while you're in Vegas. Here's what they had to say:

"Best drinks/brunch place? Border Grill. Don’t miss the bottomless mimosa brunch, served on Saturday and Sunday! Each mimosa is a unique flavor and blend of seasonal flavors, the perfect pairing ahead of the show. Going for a business meeting? You won’t be sorry with the kale Caesar and cheese croutons."
Romy Ribitzky
Marketing Director
"If you have a free night during Collaborate, you must check out Rivea, a beautiful French restaurant located on the 64th floor of the Delano. The food is amazing and the view of the Las Vegas Strip is spectacular."
Meredith Haley
Marketing & Events Manager
"Two recommendations for great cocktails and live entertainment: 1) Check out the Dueling Piano show at The Piano Bar at Harrah's, and 2) Enjoy great live music & custom cocktails at Lift Bar in the Aria."
Robert Orshaw
Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
"Rose Rabbit Lie at the Cosmopolitan has amazing cocktails, food and the best live entertainment in town. If you're set on Japanese, you can't go wrong with dinner at Nobu."
Christopher Gartner
Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing
"Man, there's an infinite amount of delicious restaurants. Foundation Room at Mandalay is awesome for those looking for great views of the strip and a swanky bar atmosphere."
David Coleman
Sales Executive
"The Cosmopolitan Hotel- Chandelier Bar is the BEST place to grab a cocktail. They have signature drinks that you won't get anywhere- Great atmosphere too. If you go, I highly recommend the flower drink!"
Lindsay Weaver
Manager, Alliance Programs
"Highly recommend checking out the Cirque du Soleil Beatles show at the Mirage."
Derek Tomei
Director, PeopleSoft Line of Business
"The Michael Jackson ONE show at Mandalay Bay is amazing! Definitely recommend working this one into your schedule while you're in Vegas."
Phyllis Waud
Director, Business Development
"With a show every 30 minutes, sitting around the Lake of Dreams at The Wynn is amazing! There are two restaurants to choose from that have a view of the lake — Lakeside and SW Steakhouse. Both are great!"
Ariel Dorn
Marketing Specialist

Let's Find Time to Collaborate

We'd love to discuss options for maximizing your applications at COLLABORATE18. Start the conversation by reaching out to schedule time to meet during the event here.