May 8 - May 11, 2023

Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas
The global Oracle customer event

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Advanced technical learning & training for Oracle technology users


Learn from the experts. Connect with your peers and meet the Oracle Database & Technology experts for 4 in-depth days of training, workshops and education.

Tracks & hot topics for this year’s program include Availability in a Cloud World, Elastic Computing, Oracle Database Innovations, Security & Manageability and Data-driven Development. Learn about Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, Engineered Service, Security and Zero Trust, Enterprise Manager 13.5 and Machine Learning. Plus, get ready to dive deep with training on the latest Oracle Database features and functionality with Hands-on Labs.

Interested in learning even more about Cloud? Check out the Cloud Summit sessions, accessible with your BLUEPRINT 4D registration.

This event is a great chance to meet the Oracle product teams in person, make connections with innovative solutions providers and integrators and build your network with other Oracle technology users. The Oracle Database Forum agenda has plenty of informal networking activities built in for making fun and impactful community connections.

Register now  Who should attend?  Agenda at a Glance  Tracks & Hot Topics  Networking

“The conference was very well thought out and organized. There were a variety of topics that applied to many users and the Showcase was excellent!”

— 2022 Conference Attendee

Who should attend?
Advanced technical learning & hands-on training for Oracle technology users across all industries.


  • Analytics managers, data analysts and data engineers: get the insights and information you need to develop your data strategy, hear the latest on Oracle Database innovations, plan for coming upgrades, learn about data visualization and enhance your understanding of database/SQL performance optimization techniques.
  • Software architects, DBAs and Devs: stay in the loop on what’s coming for Oracle Database! Get the latest on hot topics like OCI, Engineered Service, security and zero trust, Enterprise Manager 13.5 and machine learning. Dig into data-driven development, go deep with Hands-on Labs and learn about availability in a Cloud world.
  • Oracle Apps solutions architects and developers: see how other companies are making the move to SaaS, learn more about 3rd party integrations and expand your knowledge about how to extend Oracle Apps using multiple technologies and cross-platform extensions. Build your agenda with sessions from both the Oracle Database Forum and the Oracle Cloud Summit programs.

What you’ll learn
Walk away with fresh insights and expanded knowledge


Hands-on Labs and learning sessions provided by global experts in the Oracle Database & Tech field will include:

  • Upgrading to Oracle Database 19c and new features of Database 23c
  • Protecting your data from ransomware and using zero trust frameworks
  • How to utilize cloud or cloud at customer for innovation and cost reduction
  • System management and on-premises OEM and cloud based solutions
  • Data driven development using APEX, low code, and machine learning

Meet the experts: connect with the Oracle Database product strategy team, stay abreast of the latest technologies, learn from the Oracle ACEs, get the latest training with Hands-on Labs and network with your peers from other companies facing similar challenges.

Agenda at-a-Glance

Monday, May 8, 2023

8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Registration Open
8:30 am – 9:00 am
Database & Tech Coffee & Connect 
9:00 am – 10:15 am
Speed Networking
9:15 am – 10:15 am
Database & Tech Special Interest Group Meet-ups 
10:30 am – 11:30 am
Oracle Database Keynote Address

Presented by Willie Hardie,

VP of Oracle Database Product Management at Oracle

11:30 am – 12:45 pm
Database & Technology Community Welcome Lunch
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Featured Oracle sessions
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Featured Oracle sessions 
3:30 pm – 4:15 pm
Education Breakouts
4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Education Breakouts
5:15 pm – 7:15 pm
BLUEPRINT 4D Welcome Reception 
5:45 pm – 6:15 pm
Happy Hour with the Oracle Database product team 

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Registration Open
8:30 am – 9:00 am
Database & Tech Coffee & Connect  
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Oracle Partner Keynote
10:15 am – 11:15 am
Education Breakouts
11:30 am – 12:15 pm
Education Breakouts
12:15 pm – 1:45 pm
Lunch
12:15 pm – 1:45 pm
Women in Technology Luncheon & Panel 
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Lunch & Learn Product Demonstrations (showfloor theatres)
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Education Breakouts
3:30 pm – 4:15 pm
Education Breakouts
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Education Breakouts
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Showfloor Reception

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Registration Open
8:30 am – 9:00 am
Database & Tech Coffee & Connect 
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Education Breakouts & Hands-on Labs
10:15 am – 11:00 am
Education Breakouts & Hands-on Labs
11:15 am – 12:00 pm
Education Breakouts
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Lunch
12:15 pm – 1:15pm
Lunch & Learn Product Demonstrations (showfloor theatres)
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Education Breakouts & Hands-on Labs
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm
Super Sessions
4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Education Breakouts & Hands-on Labs
5:00 pm – 5:45 pm
Education Breakouts & Hands-on Labs
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
BLUEPRINT 4D Attendee Appreciation Party 

Thursday, May 11, 2023

8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Registration Open
8:30 am – 9:00 am
Database & Tech Coffee & Connect
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Workshops, Education Breakouts & Hands-on Labs
10:15 am – 11:00 am
Workshops, Education Breakouts & Hands-on Labs
11:15 am – 12:00 pm
Workshops, Education Breakouts & Hands-on Labs

NEW! for 2023
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  • Three new Special Interest Groups for the Oracle technology user community – Maximum Availability Architecture (MAA), Oracle Database 19c, and Cloud Computing
  • 1:1 customer meetings with Oracle product strategy leads – be sure to make your appointment in advance!
  • Lunch & learn product demonstrations – grab a bite and see the latest Oracle Database features and enhancements up close
  • Oracle ACE networking session – find old friends and make new connections at the Oracle ACE community meet-up!
  • Customer Ignite sessions – stop by for fast, fun learning!
  • Fail Fest – check out lessons learned from other customers facing similar challenges!
  • Meet the Experts – join Oracle Database product teams and other specialists for informal Q&A
  • Database & Tech Community welcome lunch – kick off the conference with the Oracle teams, product experts and other Oracle technology users
  • Happy Hour with the Oracle Database product strategy teams

Meet the Database & Tech community
Connect with other DBAs, developers, technologists, the Oracle product strategy teams and expert Oracle partners


Database & Tech Community Welcome Lunch

Sit down for casual conversation with Q&A as customers share their insights & experience on hot topics like Oracle Database 23c, Engineered Service, Enterprise Manager 13.5, and Machine Learning

Happy Hour with the Oracle Database product teams and Oracle ACEs

Join the Oracle technology crew for happy hour during the BLUEPRINT 4D welcome reception.

Informal Coffee & Connect sessions

Grab your morning joe and start your day off with your fellow technologists.

Database & Tech Speed Networking

Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a 90 minute Speed Networking session which enhances the traditional value of face-to-face networking by utilizing an advanced matching software. Participants will complete a 2-3-minute survey a few weeks before conference and then will receive a customized schedule of meetings with their highest compatible matches.

1:1 customer meetings with Oracle

Bring your agenda and request a private meeting with Willie Hardie or other Oracle Database product leaders.

Appointment book will open in March

Oracle ACE networking session

Find old friends and make new connections at the Oracle ACE community meet-up!

Meet the Experts sessions

Bring your questions and join the Oracle product teams, ACEs and other DBT technology leaders for Q&A and informal conversation.

Women in Technology luncheon & panel

Join an exciting panel of women in the technology field at a luncheon providing a forum to discuss personal experiences and strategies for success.

Special Interest Group meetings

Discuss, network and share best practices with other users in the Database community who share your interests and challenges by joining SIG meet-up sessions on Maximum Availability, Oracle Database 19c and Cloud Computing.

Executive Forum

Exclusively designed for business & IT leaders, the Executive Forum connects industry leaders for two days of insights, discussion and benchmarking, including an Oracle Database executive update with Willie Hardie and a full agenda of executive level sessions.

Lunch & Learn product demonstrations

See live product demonstrations of recently delivered features and meet the Oracle technology experts on the BLUEPRINT 4D showfloor.

BLUEPRINT 4D Attendee Appreciation Party

Wrap up a great week of learning and networking in style at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, TX. Join Quest and other attendees for a night of fun, drinks, music and more great conversation.

Key Speakers include:

Sean Stacey
Director of Product Development
Oracle
Willie Hardie
VP of Oracle Database Product Management
Oracle
Ludovico Caldara
Senior Principal Product Manager
Oracle
Anil Nair
Senior Principal Product Manager
Oracle
Bettina Scheumer
Senior Principal Product Manager
Oracle
Glen Hawkins
Senior Director of Product Management, High Tech
Oracle
Mughees Minhas
Oracle Vice President – Enterprise and Cloud Manageability
Oracle
Harish Niddagatta
Product Manager
Oracle

Working on your Cloud strategy? 


Check out the Cloud Summit at BLUEPRINT 4D to learn more about running SaaS on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, planning for a move to the Cloud or the latest features and enhancements for Oracle Cloud HCM and Cloud ERP/SCM apps. Your BLUEPRINT 4D registration provides access to the full Cloud Summit program.

Learn more

Meet the Database & Tech community
Connect with other DBAs, developers, technologists, the Oracle product strategy teams and expert Oracle partners


Database & Tech Community Welcome Lunch

Sit down for casual conversation with Q&A as customers share their insights & experience on hot topics like upgrading to PeopleTools 8.60, deploying recently delivered features, moving to the Cloud or running PeopleSoft on OCI.

Happy Hour with the Oracle Database product teams and Oracle ACEs

Join the Oracle technology crew for happy hour during the BLUEPRINT 4D welcome reception.

Hot topic Coffee & Connect sessions

Grab your morning joe and start your day off with your fellow technologists.

Database & Tech Speed Networking

Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a 90 minute Speed Networking session which enhances the traditional value of face-to-face networking by utilizing an advanced matching software. Participants will complete a 2-3-minute survey a few weeks before conference and then will receive a customized schedule of meetings with their highest compatible matches.

1:1 customer meetings with Oracle

Bring your agenda and request a private meeting with Willie Hardie or other Oracle Database product leaders. Make your reservation now [link to smartsheet]

Meet the Experts sessions

Bring your questions and join the Oracle product teams, ACEs and other DBT technology leaders for Q&A and informal conversation.

Birds of a Feather meet-ups

Connect with other like-minded PeopleSoft attendees to talk shop on a variety of topics. There’s no agenda, just let the conversation flow!

Women in Technology luncheon & panel

Join an exciting panel of women in the technology field at a luncheon providing a forum to discuss personal experiences and strategies for success. Hear about the perspective and experience of women working in the technology industry. Fellow women will share their backgrounds, career paths, successes, lessons learned, break down myths about the industry, and share advice.

Informal Fireside Chats with Q&A

Sit down for casual conversation with Q&A as customers share their insights & experience on hot topics like OCI, Cloud at Customer, Security and Zero Trust, Enterprise Manager 13.5 and Machine Learning.

Special Interest Group meetings

Discuss, network and share best practices with other users in the Database community who share your interests and challenges by participating in a Special Interest Group.

Lunch & Learn product demonstrations

See live product demonstrations of recently delivered features and meet the Oracle technology experts on the BLUEPRINT 4D showfloor.

Executive Forum

Exclusively designed for business & IT leaders, the Executive Forum connects industry leaders for two days of insights, discussion and benchmarking, including an Oracle Database executive update with Willie Hardie and a full agenda of executive level sessions.

BLUEPRINT 4D Attendee Appreciation Party

Wrap up a great week of learning and networking in style at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, TX. Join Quest and other attendees for a night of fun, drinks, music and more great conversation.


Database & Technology Topic & Track Descriptions

Education Tracks

Analytics and Business Intelligence:

  • Analytics: Expand the value of your data with pre-built and customizable analytics to quickly monitor, align, and act on critical workforce insights.
  • Analytics Cloud: Gain insight into your data with Oracle Analytics Cloud. Explore data through interactive visualizations, load and model data, and analyze data by creating reports and dashboards.
  • Data Science: Data scientists need to access data in different formats from different data sources, whether on-premises or in the cloud. Learn how to build and evaluate higher-quality machine learning (ML) models with Oracle’s data science platform. Increase business flexibility by putting enterprise-trusted data to work quickly and support data-driven business objectives with easier deployment of ML models.
  • Data Warehouse: Oracle’s enterprise-class data warehouse solution integrates, transforms, and connects all data across the organization. Business users get real-time data access and machine learning generated insights to make better decisions that drive innovation. Hear more about benefits like auto-scalability, high performance, security, and autonomous management on-premises or in cloud—eliminating complexity and lowering operational costs.

Database:

  • Autonomous Database: Oracle Autonomous Database is an all-in-one cloud database solution for data marts, data lakes, operational reporting, and batch data processing. Oracle uses machine learning to completely automate all routine database tasks—ensuring higher performance, reliability, security, and operational efficiency. Oracle Autonomous Database runs natively on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure while providing workload-optimized cloud services for transaction processing and data warehousing.
  • Database: Oracle Database offers market-leading performance, scalability, reliability, and security, both on-premises and in the cloud. Oracle Database 19c is the current long-term release, and it provides the highest level of release stability and longest time-frame for support and bug fixes. Oracle Database 21c, also available for production use today as an innovation release, provides an early insight into the many enhancements and new capabilities.
  • Database Cloud: Oracle Cloud Infrastructure’s suite of optimized database capabilities enable customers to operate efficiently and at low cost, by closely aligning resources to their specific needs. Companies implement digital transformation with a combination of fully-managed Autonomous Database capabilities, the performance and control of Exadata Cloud services, and the low cost of Oracle Database, MySQL database, and NoSQL database cloud services.
  • Database Recovery: Learn more about Oracle’s variety of approaches to database recovery, including Recovery Manager (RMAN), Active Data Guard, and GoldenGate, all of which provide the highest level of data protection and availability.
  • Database Performance: Meet stringent performance requirements in real-time environments and data center deployments, with a range of capabilities designed for optimized low-latency and high-throughput.
  • Database Security: Oracle’s database security solutions reduce the risk of data breaches and make it easier for customers to meet compliance requirements. Encryption, data masking, privileged user access controls, activity monitoring, and auditing enable IT teams to strongly secure Oracle Database environments and understand potential vulnerabilities.
  • Database Upgrades and New Features: Looking to upgrade to the latest long-term release? Eyeballing new features in an innovation release? Learn about upgrade best practices and all of the new features in Oracle Database 19c and 21c.
  • NoSQL Database: Oracle NoSQL Database is designed for today’s most demanding applications that require low latency responses, flexible data models, and elastic scaling for dynamic workloads. It supports JSON, Table and Key-Value datatypes running on-premise, or as a cloud service with on-demand throughput and storage-based provisioning.
  • Database as a Service: Database as a Service allows organizations to create and manage full-featured Oracle Database instances in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). IT teams provision databases on virtual machines with block storage volumes or bare metal servers with local NVMe flash storage, providing cost-efficient cloud database services with a choice of Oracle Database editions.

DevOps, Development and Deploy

  • Design Fundamentals: Learn about what relational data and unstructured data are, when to use each one, and what the right tools are to design your data.
  • Development Fundamentals: Dive into what fundamental tools you need to know in today’s world. Maybe Oracle technology is your primary (PL/SQL or APEX) or possibly lightweight coding with Python, Rest API, or the flavor of the week.
  • Cloud Infrastructure and Engineered Systems: Modern development requires infrastructure that is agile and dynamic. How does the infrastructure support CI/CD and the latest cloud features while providing the highest possible performance with the most options?

Emerging Technologies

  • Artificial Intelligence: Make AI work for your business and IT operations. Accelerate automation, eliminate human errors, automate routine tasks, and get better business insights for better decision-making. Use Oracle AI Apps to optimize working with your partners, suppliers, customers, and employees.
  • Automation: Learn how to streamline processes, eliminate human error, and improve effectiveness and efficiency through the tools that Oracle provides for automation.
  • Blockchain: When the pace of business requires secure collaboration with multiple parties, you need a solution to bring everyone together—in real time—to share data. Blockchain provides a collaborative framework for sharing reliable data. Oracle offers easy ways to adopt blockchain technology including a cloud service, an on-premises edition, and a SaaS application for supply chain.
  • Internet of Things: With the Internet of Things (IoT), you gain more visibility, insights, and efficiencies by capturing sensor data from connected devices using smart manufacturing, connected assets, connected logistics, workplace safety, and connected customer experience.
  • Chatbots: Provide seamless communication and guidance to all employee questions with conversational AI support through chatbots. Ensure employees complete transactions, receive answers, and execute processes in new, productive ways. Help your employees to reach their full potential.
  • Machine Learning: Machine learning (ML) is the subset of artificial intelligence (AI) that focuses on building systems that learn—or improve performance—based on the data they consume. Learn how to create and train algorithms, derive business value from the wealth of data available to you, simplify operations, and work collaboratively with ML.

Infrastructure as a Service

Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is a cloud computing service model in which computing resources are hosted in a public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud. Learn how you can reduce expenses, accelerate innovation, leverage emerging technologies, and more with IaaS.

Platform as a Service

Platform as a Service (PaaS) is a set of services used to build and manage modern applications in the digital era—on-premises or in the cloud. PaaS delivers the infrastructure and middleware components that enable developers, IT administrators, and end users to build, integrate, migrate, deploy, secure, and manage mobile and web applications. Learn how to standardize and simplify IT operations, increase innovation, and reduce operational, security, and governance risks with PaaS.

Professional Development

  • Grow Your Role: People are always looking to expand their skillset to help them grow in their role and advance their career. COVID-19 seems to make this statement truer than ever as we all navigate unknows and new opportunities. Hear from others about what they’ve learned and how to grow your role!
  • Project Management: Learn how to plan and track projects, bring in the right people, balance capacity against demand, and scale your resources up or down quickly as change happens. Dive into best practices around time and resource management, planning, and execution of projects.
  • New to IT: Learn about what it means to work in the IT industry. Hear about career paths, successes, lessons learned, and advice from others in your field of work!
  • Networking for Success: One half of a job is the skillset you develop and work that you do from day to day. The other half is all about the people you know who help you along the way! Meet others who are interested in networking and hone your people skills.
  • Women in Technology: Hear about the perspective and experience of women working in the technology industry. Fellow women will share their backgrounds, career paths, successes, lessons learned, break down myths about the industry, and share advice.
  • Young Professionals: Many young professionals are learning how to navigate the workforce, map out a path for their careers, and learn the skillset require for their role. Hear from other young professionals in the same boat and others in the industry who can share advice and lessons learned along the path of their careers.

Hot Topics

  • Database Performance: Meet stringent performance requirements in real-time environments and data center deployments, with a range of capabilities designed for optimized low-latency and high-throughput.
  • Security: Oracle’s database security solutions reduce the risk of data breaches and make it easier for customers to meet compliance requirements. Encryption, data masking, privileged user access controls, activity monitoring, and auditing enable IT teams to strongly secure Oracle Database environments and understand potential vulnerabilities.
  • Upgrades and New Features: Looking to upgrade to the latest long-term release? Eyeballing new features in an innovation release? Learn about upgrade best practices and all of the new features in Oracle Database 19c and 21c.
  • Digital Assistants: Provide employees with an improved user experience, better insights, and easy access to information with the help of digital assistants.
  • Journey to the Cloud: Learn how the cloud can benefit your business and explore the various paths to getting there.
  • Analytics: Expand the value of your data with pre-built and customizable analytics to quickly monitor, align, and act on critical workforce insights.
  • Professional Growth: People are always looking to expand their skillset to help them grow in their role and advance their career. COVID-19 seems to make this statement truer than ever as we all navigate unknows and new opportunities. Hear from others about what they’ve learned and how to grow your role!

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