Friday, October 9, 2009

Oracle Open World 2009

OpenWorld is right around the corner and I look forward to seeing several of my friends, who are regulars at this conference. I also look forward to learning more about Fusion Middleware 11g, especially the new features to be included in future releases. And, I am told that Larry Ellison's keynote is not to be missed (wink, wink)!

Innowave's Booth 2341 is in the Moscone Center's South Exhibit Hall - do stop by and meet our team. Learn about some exciting offerings that we are launching at OpenWorld this year.

Just wanted to share some of the sessions we plan to participate in:

Sunday, October 11

  • I plan to attend the OAUG Oracle Fusion Middleware Special Interest Group ( meeting that starts at noon in Moscone West, Room 3001. This is one of the SIGs that I helped launch and is now chaired by my good friend, Ron Batra. As part of the agenda, around 12:45 p.m., I will be discussing best practices and development concepts for SOA Suite 11g.
  • After the opening keynote, I look forward to the Oracle ACE Dinner hosted by OTN - will get to reconnect with fellow ACEs and ACE Directors from all over the world. A big thank you to the OTN team - Justin, Vikki & Lillian - they do an outstanding job of coordinating all our activities and supporting us all year round.

Monday, October 12

    • For the those of you interested in Fusion Middleware 11g, Oracle SOA Suite 11g Customer Panel starts at 10:15 a.m. at the Hilton Hotel, Yosemite A. I will be joining moderator, Melody Wood and fellow panelist, John Knoepfle for a discussion about the features of SOA Suite 11g, best practices as well as share some real-world case studies.
    • In the afternoon at 4:00 p.m., Juliana Button, Samuel Tong and I will be in the Moscone South, Room 304 talking about how to build a SOA Solution with Oracle Fusion Middleware for Oracle E-Business Suite. A must for those of you who want to know how to SOA-enable your E-Business Suite.
    • A "must attend" for all architects interested in SOA Governance, join Mike Knecht and other reputed panelists as they discuss Best Practices with Oracle Enterprise Repository at 4:00 p.m. at the Hilton Hotel, Golden Gate 3.

    Wednesday, October 14

      • First of my Unconference sessions, will be demonstrating a very cool Integration Dashboard that we built for one of our clients using ADF 11g. Join the ADF Enterprise Methodology Group, at 1:00 p.m. in Overlook I, Moscone West Level 3, to learn about best practices and development approaches for ADF 11g. The demos are scheduled to start at 2:00 p.m.

      Thursday, October 15

      • My second Unconference session, I will be with Floyd Teter and Debra Lilley to discuss "Why We Can't Wait for Fusion Applications". This again is a "must attend" session for those of you interested in learning about the next-generation Fusion Applications being developed by Oracle.

      Be sure to sign up to participate in some amazing Hands-on Labs - self-paced, practical sessions that help you learn a new concept or sharpen your skills. Also, do not miss the DEMOgrounds in the exhibit halls - you can get answers for almost any question you may have about Oracle products from experts who are at these pods. For more details, visit the Oracle OpenWorld 2009 website.

      Hope to see you at OpenWorld 2009!

      Saturday, February 21, 2009

      Oracle Partner Network

      Last month, Innowave became one of only 59 Certified Advantage Partners based in the United States.

      Innowave was elevated to the Oralce PartnerNetwork's highest membership level by fulfilling the criteria and addressing all the requirements which include enablement, business commitment and staff competency in multiple product focus areas.

      I have been involved with the Oracle PartnerNetwork since 1996, with different systems integrators, always starting at the basic partner level and quickly developing competency among team members to advance to the Certified Advantage Partner level. Innowave was no different - as soon the company was founded, it joined the Oracle PartnerNetwork, advancing to become a Certified Partner and elevated recently to the Certified Advantage Partner.

      The Oracle PartnerNetwork is a global business network of more than 20,000 companies worldwide that deliver enterprise software solutions based on Oracle software. So if your business deals with Oracle products, there is value in joining no matter what your business model is: Systems Integrator, Independent Software Vendor (ISV), Hosting Service Provider, or a Value-Added Reseller (VAR).

      Through access to Oracle's premier products, education, technical services, marketing and sales support, the Oracle PartnerNetwork program provides partners with the resources they need to be successful in today's global economy. Innowave has definitely benefited by leveraging these resources to deliver its award winning solutions. I will write more about these awards in a future blog post.

      Meanwhile, if you need more information about the Oracle PartnerNetwork, visit: