Date: Tuesday 2nd April 2019
Location: International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney
Please note this is a draft agenda and is subject to change at short notice
8:00 - 8:40 AM
2019 DXC RED ROCK ORACLE LEADERSHIP FORUM
8:40 - 8:50 AM
Welcome: Mike Lawrie, Chairman, President & CEO, DXC Technology
8:50 - 9:30 AM
Future Crunch: The world is much better than you think
Presenter: Dr Angus Hervey & Tane Hunter Session time: 8:50 - 09:30 AM Stream: Darling Harbour Theatre
Abstract: Dr Angus Hervey and Tané Hunter are the dynamic duo better known as Future Crunch. They deliver mind-blowing presentations to generate optimism and shift perceptions to create new and better ways of doing things in the 21st of century.
Future Crunch are disruptive in their optimism. They cut through the dominant discourse of a planet destined to destruct and give us all the inspiration to activate purpose and be a part of a movement that stands for collective hope about the future. They invite audiences to become curious about the miraculous advancements occurring for humanity today.
9:30 - 10:00 AM
Panel Discussion: DXC Red Rock, DXC Technology and Oracle
Richard James, Practice Director, DXC Red Rock
Seelan Nayagam, Managing Director ANZ, DXC Technology
Troy Richardson, SVP & GM – Enterprise and Cloud Applications, DXC Technology
Valery Lanovenko, Vice President Technology Business ANZ, Oracle
10:00 - 10:10 AM
WALK TO SESSION
10:10 - 10:50 AM
THE CHANGING CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE IN OUR DIGITAL AGE A panel discussion with DXC Technology
- Nick Mescher, Senior Managing Partner - Digital Transformation
- Dana Gambrill, Digital Lead - Public Sector
- Tim Roberts, Managing Consultant - Industry Lead Travel & Transportation
- Dr John Lambert, Chief Medical Director - Healthcare and Life Sciences
Session time: 10:10 - 10:50 AM Stream: Cockle Bay 1
Abstract: With new technologies and applications being rapidly adopted by businesses and individuals - and seamless delivery expected by end users - the consumers of today with our products and services are increasingly in the driving seat.
In this panel discussion, our key Industry representatives from DXC Technology will be discussing the changing Customer Experience in our Digital Age – focussing and reviewing the changing requirements of the consumer and how they view their providers and their needs for compelling engagement.
Session time: 10:10 - 10:50 AM Stream: Cockle Bay 2
Abstract: As a current Oracle E-Business Suite customer, you want the confidence that your choice of integrated, global business applications will continue to enable your organisation to make better decisions, reduce costs, and increase performance. 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.
MOVING FROM REACTIVE TO PREDICTIVE DECISION MAKING
Stuart Long, Chief Technology Officer and Eneterprise Architect Manager - Enterprise and Public Sector, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Session time: 10:10 - 10:50 AM Stream: Room C3.2
Abstract: With decision making rapidly moving from a reactive to predictive process, change is required to how we delivery the information required to make these decisions. New architectures are required that capture, analyse and deliver data from disparate parts of the decision tree into actionable intelligence. Come to the session to discuss:
- Architectures that cover edge to core
- When and where to start analysing data streams
- New Persistent Memory Technologies
- Key components to a successful OT (Operational Technology) solution and strategy
- Road Maps on how integrate and augment current Oracle applications and technology solutions
UNDERSTANDING & CONTINUALLY IMPROVING ANZ'S CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE Matt Butler, Senior Channel Development Manager, ANZ Bank
Session time: 10:10 - 10:50 AM Stream: Room C3.3
Abstract: Everyone at ANZ plays a role in continually improving to deliver positive customer and banker experiences. Understanding our customer requirements to create experiences that reduce effort and deliver better outcomes is key. This session covers actionable insights, design thinking, enabling technologies, mind-set and outcomes you can achieve when putting customers at the heart of your thinking.
BLOCKCHAIN, IOT & AI: MAXIMISING VALUE THROUGH EMBEDDED BUSINESS APPLICATIONS Rajan Krishnan, Group Vice President - Product Development, Oracle
Session time: 10:10 - 10:50 AM Stream: Room C3.5
Abstract: You hear about blockchain, IoT, and artificial intelligence at every turn, but how much is hype and how much is real? These technologies offer the potential to fundamentally alter the arc of business, jobs, and society at large. Blockchain offers the promise of increased trust and accountability; IoT enables unprecedented connectivity between devices, machines, and people; and artificial intelligence delivers prediction with precision. In this session explore the impact of these exciting technologies for businesses and learn about their value to enterprise applications.
ORACLE JD EDWARDS: INTELLIGENT APPLICATIONS IN A TIME OF CHANGE Lyle Ekdahl, Senior Vice President & General Manager - Oracle JD Edwards, Oracle
Session time: 10:10 - 10:50 AM Stream: Room C3.6
Abstract: Digital technologies are driving transformational change. JD Edwards digital platform and continuous innovation maximises your go-to-market possibilities, creates opportunity for exceptional customer experiences, and can improve your operational efficiency. Join Lyle Ekdahl to explore how JD Edwards empowers your organizstion to thrive and change in the business reality of a digital economy.
10:50 - 11:20 AM
MORNING TEA: EXHIBITION HALL
11:20 - 12:00 PM
NAVIGATING THE CHALLENGES OF ORACLE'S LICENSING & CONTRACTS Alex Au, Head of Web & Application Services, University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Michael Koshy, Principal Consultant - ICT Database Service, NSW Fire & Rescue
Session time: 11:20 - 12:00 PM Stream: Cockle Bay 1
Abstract: Understanding your contractual rights and licensing complexities is the cornerstone to effective Software Asset Management. Participate in a customer led panel discussing experiences when it comes to licensing software. There are many ways to contract software, some favour the vendor and some favour the customer.
ORACLE PEOPLESOFT UPDATE: ONGOING SUPPORT & INVESTMENT
Srilakshmi Ramachandra, Senior Director, Product Management and Strategy, Oracle
Session time: 11:20 - 12:00 PM Stream: Cockle Bay 2
Abstract: Oracle has an ongoing commitment to support and invest in PeopleSoft. This session will show you how to simplify your interactions with PeopleSoft, including investment in capabilities that leverage the modern user experience and conversational interactions using chatbots. This will help you realise the tremendous amount of functional enhancements delivered and planned that enables PeopleSoft to effectively run your business.
THRIVING IN THE AGE OF BUSINESS DISRUPTION
Matthew Bradley, Senior Vice President - EPM Development, Oracle
Session time: 11:20 - 12:00 PM Stream: Room C3.2
Abstract: As technology-powered innovations including Cloud, AI, Machine Learning and IoT transform organisational processes and disrupt business models, leaders in every domain—finance, technology, and operations must grasp the implications of a data-driven future in an increasingly customer experience centric economy. This powerful session explores the change agent role that finance plays in enabling business model change and highlights customers blazing the trail toward the intelligent enterprise. The discussion covers all areas of EPM functionality including planning and budgeting, profitability and cost management, financial consolidation and close, external and internal reporting, and master data management in the cloud and on-premise.
DELIVERING A MOBILITY SOLUTION FOR ORACLE JD EDWARDS CAPITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT AT RAVENSDOWN Mahmood Nasir, National Asset Manager, Ravensdown
Session time: 11:20 - 12:00 PM Stream: Room C3.3
Abstract: For Ravensdown the uptime of critical manufacturing & distribution infrastructure is key to delivering quality products & customer service. They have improved asset management by migrating from multiple legacy maintenance systems into JD Edwards Capital Asset Management and enabling the end user functionality through an easy to use, robust mobility platform. The session will also showcase the broader mobility capabilities on offer across inventory, sales, procurement and financial modules to ensure all maintenance spend is robustly stored, tracked & auditable.
MANAGING LIFE IN THE CLOUD
Frank Meoli, Finance Systems Manager, JCDecaux David D'Silva, Business Systems Manager, Ventia Robert Kocsis, Senior Systems Manager, FlexiGroup
Session time: 11:20 - 12:00 PM Stream: Room C3.5
Abstract: Cloud adoption is real. Now that you are in the cloud, how do you manage it?
Cloud has become an enabler of vast opportunities, modernisation and growth for many organisations. The journey to Cloud is exciting and challenging, however what happens once you are in the Cloud and are using latest SaaS, IaaS or PaaS offerings or in a hybrid environment?
In this session the DXC Red Rock Managed Services team will discuss with Frank, David and Robert their perspective of ‘Life in the Cloud’. The opportunities and challenges presented and the changing role of partners to help their business thrive and manage in the Cloud.
NATIONAL PHARMACIES NEARLY TWO YEARS ON: EXTENDING CLOUD & INNOVATION TO MODERNISE A JD EDWARDS EXPERIENCE Ryan Klose, General Manager - Corporate, National Pharmacies
Session time: 11:20 - 12:00 PM Stream: Room C3.6
Abstract: National Pharmacies have enjoyed a series of innovation and excellence awards in SOA, Mobile, ERP and Bot technologies. Technology has been the catalyst for enabling new ways to connect with customers as the lines of online and physical become blurred into a modern National Pharmacies experience.
The sequel to 'National Pharmacies Driving Innovation' presentation from the previous Leadership Forum event, this session will take a look back over the last 18+ months and share how Oracle JD Edwards can deliver a modern employee experience when leveraging existing innovations in Mobile, Bots and APIs.
12:00 - 12:10 PM
WALK TO SESSION
12:10 - 12:50 PM
BLACKMORES' JOURNEY TO CLOUD Brett Winn, Chief Information Officer, Blackmores
Session time: 12:10 - 12.50 PM Stream: Cockle Bay 1
Abstract: During this session Brett will walk you through Blackmores' Cloud application landscape journey, including recent deployments of Oracle Cloud applications into Asia to underpin the continued growth of the business within that key region.
He will outline key business drivers and overview of the Blackmores Hybrid Cloud environment, lessons learnt and how Blackmores is leveraging DXC Red Rock’s continuous delivery across its application stack to capitalise on the benefits that Cloud applications have to offer.
FUSION CLOUD CONFIGURATION, AUTOMATION & CONTROL Gordon Halley, ConfigSnapshot
Session time: 12:10 - 12.50 PM Stream: Cockle Bay 2
Abstract: Documenting, comparing, migrating, tracking and identifying patch impact on Cloud configuration settings can be a significant challenge. Fortunately, ConfigSnapshot can automate these processes saving time, cost and risk at all stages of the Cloud application lifecycle. Used globally, installed in minutes and very cost effective, ConfigSnapshot is the ‘must have tool’ for Cloud.
HYPERION PLANNING TO PBCS: REBUILDING IN THE CLOUD
Lee Albert, IT Project Manager, Tronox
Session time: 12:10 - 12.50 PM Stream: Room C3.2
Abstract: This presentation will describe the journey taken by Tronox to rebuild their ageing Hyperion Planning model in Oracle’s Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS). The benefits of moving to the Cloud over an on-premise implementation are discussed along with lessons learned for Finance teams considering a similar move.
Abstract: As more customers are opting out of the data-centre business, the choice for enterprise workloads is becoming more apparent. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) is transforming the application and technology landscape by delivering extremely performant, highly secure and highly redundant infrastructure. In this session Scott and Mark will explore how OCI enables your organisation to embrace and realise digital transformation in this digital economy.
MACHINE LEARNING & AI CLOUD APPLICATIONS FOR THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY
Ramchand Raman, Vice President - Product Development, Oracle
Session time: 12:10 - 12.50 PM Stream: Room C3.5
Abstract: This session will guide you through recently announced Oracle Adaptive Intelligent (AI) Applications for Manufacturing. This Cloud offering provides comprehensive capabilities for backward and forward tracing of products and processes within manufacturing and supply chain spanning manpower, machine, material, method and management related information to facilitate rapid root cause, impact and containment analysis.
THE POWER OF BUSINESS PAYMENTS Marcus Hughes, Bottomline Technologies
Session time: 12:10 - 12:50 PM Stream: Room C3.6
Abstract: The payments industry is going through a period of unprecedented change, driven by regulations, innovation and new market entrants. This global phenomenon is enabling banks and fintechs to offer new services which make it easier for businesses to pay and get paid in a secure and efficient manner. With Open Banking and real time payments, new payment instruments are emerging which integrate payments with related data and financial documents. With cyber-crime a constant threat, we will explore ways to monitor transactions and employee behaviour for suspicious activity to identify and prevent fraudulent payments.
12:50 - 1:50 PM
LUNCH: EXHIBITION HALL
1:50 - 2:30 PM
AUSTRALIAN CLOUD MARKET STUDY DEEP DIVE Foad Fadaghi, Managing Director, Telsyte
Session time: 1:50 - 2:30 PM Stream: Cockle Bay 1
Abstract: Telsyte Principal Analyst Foad Fadaghi will be presenting the latest research conducted with Australian organisations on their approach to Cloud.
IPROCUREMENT ADAPTIVE INTELLIGENCE (idd) IMPLEMENTATION & THE USE OF BI APPLICATIONS Applications Manager & Supply Chain Solutions Lead, Government Entity
Session time: 1:50 - 2:30 PM Stream: Cockle Bay 2
Abstract: In this session our presenteres will take you along their recent journey through upgrading and enhancing Oracle iProcurement with Information Data Discovery (IDD).
You will hear about:
- The business drivers that kick-started the process
- How they were able to leverage new functionality in iProcurement, Information Delivery Plus and Business Intelligence, to create a unified solution that provides meaningful information to to front end users as well as Procurement and Finance professionals
The presentation is packed with useful take away tips, and before and after screen shots to show you how they improved the iProcurement and Intelligence Reporting experience for their 22000-user base
LANDCOM'S JOURNEY TO THE CLOUD FOR ORACLE ERP & EPM Genevieve Hutcheson, Finance Transformation - Project Lead, Landcom
Session time: 1:50 - 2:30 PM Stream: Room C3.2
Abstract: Genevieve is an expert on all things finance, property and systems at Landcom. As the finance transformation project lead she has redesigned end of life financial and operational process and reporting structure to fit into a new Oracle SaaS ERP and EPBCS solution. This provides project financial management, procurement, corporate and operational forecasting and reporting to the business.
During this session Genevieve will provide us with an insight into Landcom’s project to move to Oracle ERP and EPM Cloud – what they have achieved and the challenges they faced attempting both projects at the same time.
BEYOND THE SCREEN: FROM CHATBOTS TO DIGITAL ASSISTANTS Suhas Uliyar, Vice President Digital Assistant / AI, Oracle
Session time: 1:50 - 2:30 PM Stream: Room C3.3
Abstract: The best interface is no interface. In fact interfaces get in the way. 96M smart speakers will be sold by 2022 and 50% of all searches will be voice searched by 2020. Gartner predicts Conversational AI will supersede 'cloud-first, mobile-first' as the most important, high level imperative for the next 10 years. Since 2016, we have seen a meteoritic rise in the development and deployment of Chatbots. While many of these chatbots are powered by AI they are not really providing the level of intelligence that adds true value. In this session learn how Digital Assistants can take full advantage of the innovations in AI through semantic parsing and graphs to create your own Personal Digital Assistant.
APRA TAKES HR TO THE CLOUD USING ORACLE HCM, TALENT & COMPENSATION MANAGEMENT Doug Jenkins, Chief Information Officer, APRA
Session time: 1:50 - 2:30 PM Stream: Room C3.5
Abstract: The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority is implementing the Oracle HCM and Taleo solutions to replace their current 'best of breed HR systems ecosystem. Nearing completion of the project now, expected benefits include an improved and more consistent user experience, employee data analytics capabilities, a rationalised systems environment (including reduced support and maintenance, vendor management and interfaces), and improved manager and employee experiences.
WINE & REPORTING: ONLY ONE SHOULD TAKE TIME Neale Clarke, Manager Forecasting & Inventory Costing, Australian Vintage Limited
Session time: 1:50 - 2:30 PM Stream: Room C3.6
Abstract: For Australian Vintage Limited, a long wait time is only good for wine, not for reporting. To get a fresh look at their JD Edwards data, they needed a solution that offered rapid deployment, prebuilt content, and end-user capabilities. Hubble allows Australian Vintage to easily connect both ERP and non-ERP datasources to form a data lake that supports reporting for the entire organisation. Find out how Hubble met Australian Vintage Limited’s accelerated reporting needs and see a live demonstration of Hubble’s complete capabilities to learn how you too can leverage Hubble’s live data connections for your reporting needs.
2:30 - 2:40 PM
WALK TO SESSION
2:40 - 3:20 PM
DATA MANAGEMENT IN A MULTI-CLOUD REALITY
Chris Chelliah, Group Vice President & Chief Architect - Technology & Cloud Platform APAC, Oracle
Session time: 2:40 - 3:20 PM Stream: Cockle Bay 1
Abstract: Ten years into the journey, yet less than 10% of customer workloads are on the Cloud and benefiting from Cloud economics and agility. Early wins focused on outsourcing compute and storage from Capex to Opex, but it’s been a slow journey to capture, secure, manage and use the growing mountains of digital data that underpins all of today's innovation.
Oracle has taken a different approach to the problem with the Autonomous database (ADB). In this session Chris will explore how using Machine Learning and AI natively in the cloud to manage customer data eliminates the need for menial (yet extremely important) tasks such as patching, performance tuning, backup; hence freeing time for business innovation.
ORIGIN ENERGY IMPROVES REPORTING EFFICIENCY WITH EXCEL4APPS Jenny Renna, Business Analyst Financial Services, Origin Energy
Session time: 2:40 - 3:20 PM Stream: Cockle Bay 2
Abstract: With Oracle Discoverer being discontinued, Origin Energy was looking for a new solution for their varied Oracle reporting requirements. In this session you will hear how Excel4Apps Reports Wand by insightsoftware empowered Origin Energy’s reporting across multiple operating units, followed by a live demonstration of how this works securely across Oracle E-Business Suite from Ugensan.
A MASTERCALSS IN INTERGRATION: SUPERCHARGING BUDGETING, FORECASTING & DETAILED ANALYTICS
Ahmed Hafez, National Practice Manager – Analytics, DXC Red Rock
Session time: 2:40 - 3:20 PM Stream: Room C3.2
In this session Ahmed will show you how the WA Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) supercharged their budgeting, forecasting and detailed analytics by integrating Oracle Analytics Cloud and PBCS to deliver fantastic results.
Ahmed has been recognised for his technical expertise by Oracle as part of the Oracle Ace Program. He successfully takes complex technical problems and elegantly breaks them down into easy to understand concepts – helping to bridge the gap between the business and technical solutions required.
SECURING YOUR CLOUD? WHAT ARE THE RISKS & PITFALLS? Brendan Kelly, Lead - Cloud Security Practice, DXC Technology
Session time: 2:40 - 3:20 PM Stream: Room C3.3
Abstract: The journey into the Cloud is littered with potholes, wrong turns and dead ends. There are endless blog posts and whitepapers discussing the common drawbacks, and few that talk about the ideas on how to solve or mitigate these risks.
In this session Brendon will explore a few of the pitfalls and examine alternative Cloud-centric approaches, arming you with ideas on how to approach cyber security in this digital age.
THE JOURNEY THROUGH CLOUD & ONTO CONTINUOUS DELIVERY - A MILLENNIAL'S PERSPECTIVE
Dylan Han, Head of Business Planning and Analysis, ClearView
Session time: 2:40 - 3:20 PM Stream: Room C3.5
Abstract: Dylan was brought on by ClearView four years ago to transform the finance function, which encompassed Business Intelligence, strategy and data. This panel discussion will question why the move to Cloud is important for the new generation of the workforce, the challenges faced and the overall user experience. Dylan and Pieter will also discuss the changes in the Cloud Support Model and how the new generation of workers are leading the forefront in the adoption of quarterly releases and new functionality through Cloud updates.
HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHTS: THE BENEFITS OF TRANSFORMING THE WAY WE DO BUSINESS
Tim Roulston, National Services Manager, Ravensdown
Session time: 2:40 - 3:20 PM Stream: Room C3.6
Abstract: In 2016 Ravensdown, assisted by DXC Red Rock, embarked on a two-year transformation of how its supply chain is planned. The transformation included improvements to technology, processes and how we work together. Now, over two years later, the transformation is complete.
Throughout the change, some benefits were obvious, while other unexpected benefits were hidden in plain sight.
Even when things in your core business are going well, the benefits of coming together and taking the next step in transformation may surprise you.
3:20 - 3:30 PM
WALK TO SESSION
3:30 - 4:00 PM
MAKE SAAS YOUR OWN: EXTENDING APPS WITH VISUAL BUILDER Franco Ucci, Senior Director - Cloud Platform, Oracle
Session time: 3:30 - 4:00 PM Stream: Cockle Bay 1
Abstract:Organisations and Enterprises share common functional challenges like customer relationship management and human capital management, alongside industry specific challenges like enterprise resource planning or digital customer service.
SaaS apps deliver focused solutions in these areas but cannot solve 100% of an organisation’s need because they are each unique. Therefore, organizations must extend or customize a SaaS app to fully realise its potential.
Oracle delivers Visual Builder to provide organizations a flexible, high productivity development environment for this purpose. In this session Franco will show you how Visual Builder makes extending SaaS easy to deliver engaging web, mobile and Progressive Web Apps quickly.
MOVE AND IMPROVE YOUR ORACLE E-BUSINESS SUITE ON ORACLE CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE: WHY, WHAT & HOW? Nadia Bendjedou, Vice President Product Strategy - E-Business Suite, Oracle
Session time: 3:30 - 4:00 PM Stream: Cockle Bay 2
Abstract: Oracle E-Business Suite is a powerful, complete suite of applications that can deliver tremendous value to organiSations around the world. That value can be greatly extended when coupling it with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). The purpose of this session is to understand the value proposition, the solutions offered and the use cases for Oracle E-Business Suite customers to deploy their environments on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.
INTEGRATED STUDENT LOAD MODELLING IN THE CLOUD Kubra Chambers, Director - Institutional Analytics and Planning (IAP), University of Sydney
Session time: 3:30 - 4:00 PM Stream: Room C3.2
Abstract: The University of Sydney is using Oracle PBCS in an ingenious way to model and report on their student number predictions. In this session Kubra will explain how this has transformed the way they use this data across the university, highlighting a great example of the flexibility and power of the PBCS application.
SECURELY BUILD, MANAGE & OPERATE YOUR ORACLE APPLICATOINS TO DRIVE BUSINESS OPTIMISATION & SUCCESS
Matthew Bertram, Micro Focus
Session time: 3:30 - 4:00 PM Stream: Room C3.3
Abstract: Bridge existing and emerging IT to protect and optimise your business applications. Micro Focus can accelerate your success by helping you get there faster, cheaper and more securely. In this session, we will cover four use cases that show how Micro Focus helps customers secure and automate the testing, deployment and management of their critical business applications.
Abstract: Come and see a live demonstration of Oracle Adaptive Intelligent (AI) Applications for Manufacturing. Learn how it can help you achieve operational excellence via machine learning and artificial Intelligence by using your existing enterprise applications data lake. Discover actionable insights from combination of factors that contributed to operational inefficiencies, predict potential problems and take proactive actions to address them, trace all aspect of the manufacturing genealogy and perform rapid root cause analysis to enable you to assess and mitigate business impact.
Abstract: Change is the new normal, and Oracle continues to deliver transformational capabilities with each JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools release. Are you not sure what is new with Orchestrator Studio, Extensibility Framework, 64-bit computing, Automation for Cloud, and Platform certifications? Would you like more insight into future releases? Come to this session to learn how JD Edwards continuous innovation can accelerate your transformation to a digital business.
4:00 - 4:10 PM
WALK TO SESSION
4:10 - 4:40PM
JUSTIN JONES - A JOURNEY OF SELF DISCOVERY - DARLING HARBOUR THEATRE