COLLABORATE 13 – IOUG Forum - February 6, 2013 Information Update


Take control of your career and elevate your Oracle knowledge and expertise with ONE conference: COLLABORATE 13-IOUG Forum. This front-line Oracle technology user’s conference features over 5,500 Oracle customers and users, as well as hundreds of technical sessions on your program of choice: from big data to business intelligence to engineered systems. IOUG is also introducing a new, exclusive program for budding IT leaders - but you’ll have to act fast. Register (for as low as $1295), for COLLABORATE 13 and express interest in the IOUG IT Strategic Leadership Program today before seats fill up in this exciting program!

New in 2013! IT Strategic Leadership Program

The strategic leadership program is a complimentary, invite-only program for IOUG attendees. If selected, you’ll have the opportunity to engage and learn with and from some of the most talented senior IT management professionals in the industry. You’ll elevate your own career and learn how to:

  • Influence without authority
  • Present business cases
  • Develop business cases for your company

Program content Includes:

  • The Essence of Great Leadership
    Panel discussion on topics centered around building leadership skills in a technological world.
  • Building on Your Success - From Techie to Strategist
    Speaker: Carolyn Dolezal, EVP and Chief Executive Technology Industry Practice, SmithBucklin Corporation
  • Sessions focused on advancing your IT career!

All Senior DBA's, IT Managers and seasoned professionals are encouraged to express interest in this valuable opportunity. Register today or you might miss out on your chance to be included in this elite program.

The Session Scheduler is LIVE for COLLABORATE 13! 

The COLLABORATE 13 Session Scheduler is live! Start planning your COLLABORATE 13 trip today. Search by track, date, room, time, speaker or keyword to create a schedule that meets your educational needs. The Session Scheduler allows you to find sessions and networking opportunities that will best make use of your time in Denver. Start planning today!

COLLABORATE 13 - IOUG Forum Closing Keynote 
Thursday, April 11, 12:15pm-1:15pm

Ari Kaplan

Speaker: Ari Kaplan

Ari Kaplan is a leading figure in sports analytics. Known throughout the Major Leagues for revolutionizing and modernizing player assessment, Ari's use of analytics and technology helps coaches prepare for games, players understand their strengths and weaknesses, General Managers forecast future performance and risk of player contracts and draft picks, and more.

In this presentation, Kaplan will discuss how professional sports teams and players use analytics, big data, and visualization in the Major Leagues. There are many parallels to the business world on approaching and solving challenges and finding meaning in seemingly endless amounts of information. Through his 23 years of experience in over half of all MLB organizations and major media outlets, he will discuss the changes that took place and where analytics will continue to innovate in the future.