publicspeaking.jpgWould you like to get a free ticket to this November’s Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco? You can if you don’t mind doing what many people rank as the thing they fear the most next to dying…speaking in public.

If you laugh in the face of such fears, then submit a proposal to Oracle for a presentation about EnterpriseOne or World that you are willing to make at OpenWorld. The following announcement comes from the OpenWorld organizers and tells you exactly how to submit your proposal. If you are not the public speaking type, you can register for OpenWorld starting on June 26 and pay your entry fee. The choice is yours. That said, here is the announcement.

JD Edwards customers are invited to submit presentation abstracts for the JD Edwards program at Oracle OpenWorld 2007. This year, OOW will again include a two-day JD Edwards “conference within a conference” at the San Francisco Hilton on Wednesday, November 14 and Thursday, November 15.

In most cases, proposed presentations should specifically focus on either JD Edwards EnterpriseOne or JD Edwards World. A very limited number of papers will address both product lines. We will also feature various customer panel sessions on product upgrades as well as Strategic IT Trends, so please advise if you are interested in being on a panel. As a speaker, you will be provided a complimentary full-conference pass.

For JD Edwards EnterpriseOne customers, please submit innovative and interesting abstracts that cover one of the following topics:

  • Using JD Edwards to lower business operating costs and improve soft or hard ROI
  • How has JD Edwards EnterpriseOne changed your business?
  • Upgrade and migration successes from JD Edwards World or older JD Edwards EnterpriseOne releases to 8.11 SP1 or 8.12
  • Supply Chain Management, including logistics, procurement and planning
  • Human Capital Management
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Engineering and Construction, and Government Contracting
  • Homebuilding
  • Capital Asset Management best practices
  • Manufacturing, especially lean (demand-driven) manufacturing
  • Using dashboards, analytics, BI, data warehousing and reporting native with JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, especially Plant Manager’s Dashboard
  • Financial and compliance management, including SOX, public, private and non-profit/government perspectives
  • CxO (CIO, CFO, CMO etc) perspectives
  • Integration success between JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and other Oracle products (G-Log/Oracle Transportation Management, Demantra, etc)
  • Tools and technology perspectives, including use of Red Stack, Blue Stack, performance tuning, moving from Blue to Red stacks, hardware changes, hosting services
  • Fusion Middleware and JD Edwards EnterpriseOne
  • Pervasive computing and JD Edwards EnterpriseOne
  • Less-known JD Edwards EnterpriseOne functionality in 8.10, 8.11 or 8.12 that is a “pleasant surprise” – (“Wow! I didn’t know I could do that!”)
  • Support success – real business value from Oracle support maintenance for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne
  • Other topics may also be proposed

Submit abstracts to rudy.lukez@oracle.com per the rules listed below.

For JD Edwards World customers, please submit innovative and interesting abstracts that cover one of the following topics:

  • Upgrade successes to JD Edwards World A9.1 release
  • Integration success between JD Edwards World and other Oracle products (G-Log/Oracle Transportation Management, Demantra, Agile, Siebel etc)
  • Using JD Edwards to lower business operating costs and improve soft or hard ROI
  • How has JD Edwards World changed your business?
  • Financial and compliance management, including SOX, public, private and non-profit/government perspectives
  • Manufacturing, especially lean manufacturing
  • Fusion Middleware and JD Edwards World
  • Oracle Business Intelligence and JD Edwards World
  • Supplying the retail market using JD Edwards World
  • Instance consolidation success stories
  • Value of using World tools (report manager etc.) for your upgrade or system management
  • E-commerce solutions with World Software
  • Integration success between JD Edwards World and other Oracle products (G-Log, Demantra, etc)
  • Less-known JD Edwards World functionality that is a “pleasant surprise” – (“Wow! I didn’t know I could do that!”)
  • Support success – real business value from Oracle support maintenance for JD Edwards World
  • Other topics may also be proposed

Submit abstracts to sheila.ebbitt@oracle.com per the rules listed below.

Guidelines:

(1) The selection committee is looking for fresh, hard-hitting stories that demonstrate the business value JD Edwards delivers to our customers every day. The team is especially interested in learning how specific functionality in newer releases that is not well-known (“hidden gems”) is used. Stories about the broad use of the JD Edwards’ footprint and integration to other Oracle products are also strongly encouraged.

(2) Presentations that have evolved beyond “standard PowerPoints” are strongly encouraged. If you can do a presentation on JD Edwards that uses other media, including video, please include that information in your submittal.

(3) JD Edwards’ sessions will be organized into tracks and each track will be assigned an Oracle product strategy manager. They will reach out to each selected speaker prior to Oracle OpenWorld to gather biographical and presentation information and help coordinate the flow of each track.

Abstract submittal rules:

(1) Deadline is Wednesday, July 11, 2007. Notification of accepted presentations will be August 1, 2007

(2) Abstracts must be submitted by an Oracle customer who is current with Oracle support. Partners and vendors may not submit a paper on behalf of a customer under any circumstance

(3) Proposed presentations must be new. Recycled material from previous COLLABORATE, Oracle OpenWorld, and regional conferences will not be accepted.

(4) Submit abstracts via email only using the subject header “OOW 2007 CFP JD Edwards Abstract – title of presentation”. Failure to follow this protocol may result in lost submittals.

(5) Abstracts are limited to 150 words.

(6) Customers are limited to two submittals each. In most cased only one presentation will be accepted.

(7) Include your name, company name, company email address, primary daytime telephone contact number, company address.

(8) Partners or vendors may be listed as secondary speakers but the primary speaker and contact for the abstract and final presentation must be a JD Edwards customer. For customer presentations, partner or vendor PowerPoint formats will not be allowed.

(9) There is a planned limit of two speakers per presentation (this rule is subject to change and is not final), with the exception of customer panels.

(10) Oracle is not responsible for lost or mishandled submittals.

(11) Written papers will not be required. Only the final PowerPoint presentation will need to be submitted.