May 7 - May 10, 2024

Building the future-ready organization
Dallas, TX | Hilton Anatole

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Come together with the JD Edwards Community

Inform your strategies. Deepen your skills. Connect with your peers.


Join JD Edwards peers, Oracle product teams, Business Analysts, IT leaders, Tech power users and others for insights, innovation and community at the JD Edwards Forum at BLUEPRINT 4D May 7-10, 2024!

Featuring an expanded program, The JD Edwards Forum at BLUEPRINT 4D is designed to help JD Edwards customers prepare their organizations, their teams, their tools and technology, and their strategies – for the future. This year’s event is a great chance to meet the JD Edwards product teams in person, make connections with innovative solutions providers and build your network with other JD Edwards customers.

The JD Edwards Forum agenda will include 120+ sessions, a keynote address from Oracle, roadmap updates, learning labs, roundtable discussions, new feature demos, JD Edwards Executive Forum and Move to Cloud program. Hot topics include Enterprise Automation, Orchestrations, Mobile, Release 24, Low-code/No-code Tools, JD Edwards on OCI and more.

The rich networking program includes a JD Edwards community welcome lunch, happy hour with the JD Edwards product team, Coffee & Connect sessions, 1:1 customer meetings with the Oracle product leads, customer panels and roundtables, Special Interest Group meet-ups, Oracle Meet the Experts Q&A sessions and special industry networking hours.

Plus – you’ll have the opportunity to earn professional credits from our expanded network of partners in Finance, Business Analysts and Supply Chain Management.

Early Bird ends March 19th!

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The JD Edwards Forum agenda will include 120+ sessions, a keynote address from Oracle, roadmap updates, learning labs, roundtable discussions, new feature demos, JD Edwards Executive Forum and Move to Cloud program.

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Who should attend?
JD Edwards insights, education & connections for all levels of the organization.


  • Business Analysts:
    Connect and learn from other JD Edwards users to gain insights into implementation strategies and processes. Plus, earn certification credits from IIBA and NASBA.
  • IT and business leaders:
    Get the insights and information you need to plan ahead and inform your technology roadmaps. Take your pick of executive level insights sessions, learn about JDE in the Cloud, connect with other industry leaders, exchange ideas with your peers in the Executive Forum and develop relationships with current or future partners.
  • Technology managers and power users:
    Stay in the loop on what’s coming from JD Edwards! Get the latest on Release 23, dive into delivered features and gain insights from your peers as they share best practices, case studies and lessons learned from their own JDE journeys.
  • The entire team!
    Extend the knowledge and save big when you bring 4 or more.

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“BLUEPRINT 4D is unmatched in providing product updates, inspiring ideas and motivating people to use JD Edwards in new, creative ways.”

— 2023 BLUEPRINT 4D Attendee

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


We’ll cover:

  • Why Release 24 delivers innovation that automates, optimizes, and transforms business processes and represents Oracle’s continued investment that furthers customer’s digital transformation
  • How Orchestrator is the catalyst that leads customers automation, integration, and simplification goals
  • The latest cumulative value found in application enhancements that transform business processes
  • How JD Edwards is simplifying and automating tasks that continue to lower the Total Cost of Ownership
  • How your development experience will be transformed using a no code/low code approach to personalizing how your business operates
  • Real-world experiences from customers who are on their trajectory to digital transformation
  • How customers run JD Edwards in OCI and empower your organization to take advantage of Oracle Cloud applications
  • How EnterpriseOne 9.2 enables your journey of moving toward intelligence in ERP
  • How intelligence capabilities generate the foundation for enterprise automation
  • Understand how Oracle and JD Edwards facilitate the capture, computation, reporting and analysis of sustainability for ESG
  • Everything you wanted to know about JD Edwards in our Ask Me Anything session with JD Edwards leadership
  • Regional updates and information for the global JD Edwards community

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Program Highlights
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  • Move to Cloud – strategies for planning, prepping & making the move to Cloud
  • 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 JD Edwards features and enhancements up close
  • Customer Ignite sessions – stop by for fast, fun learning!
  • Informal Fireside Chats with Q&A – bring your questions and join fellow customers ahead of you on the technology journey
  • JD Edwards Community welcome lunch – kick off the conference with the Oracle teams, product experts and other Oracle technology users
  • Happy Hour with the Oracle JD Edwards product strategy teams

New for 2024!


  • Cross-Apps Technology program – Dig into three meaty tracks for AI (Is your organization ready?), Strategic Tech (with hot topics like Robotic Process Automation, Edge Computing, ESG and Business Process Mining), and the latest on Oracle Database!
  • People Development program – Develop your future-ready organizations with tracks for practical Change Management, Talent Management (Reskill & Deploy), the Expanding the Role of the Business Analyst and Conscious Inclusion.
  • Continuing Education – Finance professionals and business analysts can now earn recertification credits from SHRM, IIBA and NASBA for BLUEPRINT 4D session attendance!

Session Highlights


JD Edwards Keynote:

JD Edwards: A Platform for Automation and Innovation


Presented by:
Gary Grieshaber & Paul Houtkooper, Oracle

Join the JD Edwards development organization to learn about strategic investments made in EnterpriseOne 9.2 and hear what customers are doing today to automate and transform their businesses. Gary Grieshaber and Paul Houtkooper will share their points of view on industry trends and showcase how customers are leveraging investments from JD Edwards and Oracle Cloud to adopt new innovation and accelerate their IT modernization.

Artificial Intelligence | Session ID: P-048998

Getting More from Your JD Edwards with AI and Machine Learning

Presented by:
Prashanth Thimmavajjala, Dave Geoffrion & Doni Ninan, Oracle

Abstract:

We know that JD Edwards customers have unique requirements for their workloads, and are exploring how transformative technologies like Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning can help them optimize business operations. Join this session to learn how various AI services can be used with JD Edwards for improving operational efficiency, decision-making, and customer experience.

Enterprise Automation | Session ID: P-048991

Enterprise Automation: Innovation to Unlock the Gold in Your JD Edwards Data

Presented by:
AJ Schifano, Oracle

Abstract:

Congratulations. We’ve made great strides in the area of process automation. Now it’s time to up the game with its natural evolution, Enterprise Automation. The JD Edwards product team introduced the concept a while ago, and we are marching to fulfill the roadmap. It’s getting real. Attend this session to discuss the key principles of Enterprise Automation, concepts, terminology, and most importantly, the value it can bring by revealing the data-driven truth about your operations.

Low-code/No-code | Session ID: P-026380

Shrink Your Customization Footprint Using Low-Code / No-Code Solutions

Presented by:
Pete Cotton, Irex Corporation

Abstract:

One of the biggest challenges to continuous adoption of JD Edwards updates is dealing with existing customizations. While the ability to modify standard objects has been a powerful feature that allowed many organizations to tailor the software to their specific needs, these modifications also present a major time sink for analysis and retrofitting whenever we apply ESUs or Application Updates. Meanwhile, Oracle has given us numerous tools that allow for solutions to be created on the glass, which bypass the need to merge our changes with an official release. This session will cover how Irex Corporation implemented an internal customization review process and provide the tools, techniques, and lessons that you can use to begin shrinking your own customization footprint.

Orchestration | Session ID: P-027126

Using Form Extension and Orchestrator to remove custom code in JDE app case study

Presented by:
Peter Shu, Cardinal Glass Industries

Abstract:

Multiple case study to show how can we remove custom code to JDE applications so next upgrade has no need for retrofitting..

Orchestration | Session ID: P-032675

Reinventing Quality Management using JD Edwards UDOS and Orchestration

Presented by:
Rajesh Ranabhor, JD Edwards Life Sciences

Abstract:

We are a Global Medical device company with 7 manufacturing locations worldwide. We have a sizeable JD Edwards user base of 7000 plus users using all suits Finance, Distribution manufacturing in addition to supplier portal and customer portal application. The JD Edwards instance involves customizations, Localization, Multiple Languages Bolt-ons and countries with multiple currencies.

All quality tests for Purchased items were done manually on paper and very low to no use of Quality Module in JD Edwards. With the growing company needs its was realized that this is not scalable and compliant with the quality and regulatory needs.

Our company decided to reimplement and take a relook at the Quality Management Module. There was a new set of requirements which included sampling plan, (AQL/LTPD, Reliability etc.) and Switching Rules for products received from suppliers with ability to handle multiple tests on a single item received from supplier on multiple Purchase orders. This was accomplished by using the new JDE Tools, Orchestrations and UDOS To begin with we can name a few here like 1> Enabling navigation simplicity through E1 Page 2> Leveraging Orchestration for Test Definition set up there by increasing user efficiency. 3> Utilizing Form personalization and Form extension developed a user-friendly UI. This was appealing to the user community and JD Edwards gained popularity as no longer being a rigid solution. During the project the team explored various ideas which may come in handy in different areas of business and can be utilized effectively for automation or integration with other systems.

Release 24 | Session ID: P-049001

Release 24 and Beyond: JD Edwards Product Update and Roadmap

Presented by:
Paul Houtkooper & Jon Green, Oracle

Abstract:

Release 24 delivers on JD Edwards’ promise of digital ERP. Join Paul Houtkooper, Vice President, Product Development, and Jeff Erickson, Senior Director, Product Management, for a review of Release 24 and the innovative solutions that help you optimize your JD Edwards applications. Learn how you can enable those applications to be the core of your digital initiatives, and simplify and automate managing your JD Edwards instances. We will also touch on some of the more interesting innovations we are currently working on as we move toward intelligent ERP.

JD Edwards Hot Topics at BLUEPRINT 4D


Education Tracks

  • Financials
  • Human Capital Management
  • Tools & Technology
  • Manufacturing & Distribution
  • Capital Asset Management (EAM)
  • JD Edwards Other

Hot Topics

  • Automation
  • Digital Platform
  • System Administration
  • Extending JDE with Cloud Apps (Hybrid Cloud)
  • Orchestrations
  • Mobile
  • UX One
  • Personalization/Extensibility
  • Low-code/No-code Tools
  • Continuous Adoption
  • Release 24
  • Security
  • JD Edwards on OCI

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Key speakers at BLUEPRINT 4D include:


Gary Grieshaber
Group Vice President, Applications Development
Oracle
Paul Houtkooper
Vice President, Product Development
Oracle
David Greiner
Principal Product Manager
Oracle
Ervin Rhodes
Principal Product Manager
Oracle
AJ Schifano
Product Manager
Oracle
 

“Great conference to network and learn about the future of JD Edwards.”

— 2023 BLUEPRINT 4D Attendee

Meet the JD Edwards community
Connect with other JD Edwards customers, the Oracle product strategy teams and expert JD Edwards partners


JD Edwards Community Welcome Lunch

Grab a plate and join your peers for a JDE welcome & kick off! Hosted by the Quest Board of Directors, Conference Committee and Oracle product leaders, you’ll hear what’s planned for the week while you reconnect with old friends, make new connections and socialize before starting the afternoon program

Happy Hour with the JD Edwards product teams

Enjoy a drink and conversation with the JD Edwards crew during the BLUEPRINT 4D welcome reception

Informal Coffee & Connect sessions

Grab your morning joe and start your day off with informal JD Edwards community networking.

Conscious Inclusion Luncheon & Panel

Hear from top people leaders about how their organizations are creating environments that reflect and reinforce a practice of conscious inclusion.

1:1 customer meetings with Oracle

Bring your agenda and request a private meeting with Gary Grieshaber, Paul Houtkooper or other JD Edwards product leaders.

Special Interest Group meetings

Discuss, network and share best practices with other users in the JD Edwards community who share your interests and challenges by joining SIG meet-up sessions.

Lunch & Learn product demonstrations

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

Geek Meet

Get your geek on by networking with others from the Quest Technology audience.

Meet the Experts sessions

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

Executive Forum

Exclusively designed for business & IT leaders, the Executive Forum connects industry leaders for two days of insights, discussion and benchmarking, including JD Edwards executive updates and a full agenda of executive level sessions.

BLUEPRINT 4D Attendee Appreciation Party

Wrap up a great week of learning Thursday evening with a cold drink, food and plenty of fun at the Community Beer Co right down the road. A beautiful indoor/outdoor facility where attendees can enjoy the Biergarten, outdoor games, brewery tours and great food with a fun, wide variety of drinks. There’s plenty of space to mingle and share insights from the week and we’ll also host space to enjoy music with DJ Joel and even learn a little Texas line dancing!

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

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Agenda at-a-Glance

Monday, May 8, 2023

7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Registration Open

*Join us for early registration happy hour, 3:00 pm - 7 pm on Sunday, May 7 for attendees arriving early

8:30 am - 9:00 am
AM Coffee & Connect OnSite Orientation  
8:30 am – 9:00 am
AM JD Edwards Coffee & Connect
9:00 am – 10:15 am
Speed Networking
9:15 am – 10:15 am
JD Edwards Special Interest Group Meet-ups 
10:30 am – 11:30 am
Oracle JD Edwards Keynote Address
11:30 am – 12:45 pm
Oracle JD Edwards Community Welcome Lunch
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Featured Oracle sessions 
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Featured Oracle sessions 
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm
PM Coffee
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 
6:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Happy Hour with the Oracle JD Edwards product team

All times listed in Central Time

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Registration Open
8:30 am – 9:00 am
AM JD Edwards Coffee & Connect
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Oracle Partner Keynote
10:15 am – 11:15 am
Education Breakouts
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Exhibitor Showcase Open
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
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm
PM Coffee
3:30 pm – 4:15 pm
Education Breakouts
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Education Breakouts
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Showfloor Reception

All times listed in Central Time

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Registration Open
8:30 am – 9:00 am
AM JD Edwards Coffee & Connect
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Education Breakouts
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Exhibitor Showcase Open
10:15 am – 11:00 am
Education Breakouts
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
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm
PM Coffee
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm
Education Breakouts
4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Education Breakouts
5:00 pm – 5:45 pm
Education Breakouts
6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Attendee Appreciation Party Transportation - Pick Up
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
BLUEPRINT 4D Attendee Appreciation Party 
9:45 pm - 10:30 pm
Attendee Appreciation Party Transportation Drop-off

All times listed in Central Time

Thursday, May 11, 2023

8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Registration Open
8:30 am – 9:00 am
JD Edwards Coffee & Connect
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Workshops & Education Breakouts
10:15 am – 11:00 am
Workshops & Education Breakouts
11:15 am – 12:00 pm
Workshops & Education Breakouts

All times listed in Central Time