April 19 - April 23, 2020

Las Vegas, NV
The COLLABORATE Quest Forum is the official Oracle user event for
Oracle PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, Cloud Applications and Database & Technology products

Workshops and Hands-on Labs at COLLABORATE 20

Quest-exclusive events!

Build familiarity with an Oracle product and get hands on practical experience and training with one of the Quest-exclusive Hands-on Labs and Workshops at COLLABORATE 20.


Workshops can be added during registration. Already registered? Visit the myConference tool to add a workshop to your registration.

Hands-on Labs

Hands-on Lab: Oracle Machine Learning

Try out the new Oracle Machine Learning Zeppelin-based notebooks that come with Oracle Autonomous Database. Oracle Machine Learning extends Oracle’s offerings in the cloud with its collaborative notebook environment that helps data scientist teams build, share, document, and automate data analysis methodologies that run 100% in Oracle Autonomous Database. Interactively work with your data, and build, evaluate, and apply machine learning models. Import, export, edit, run, and share Oracle Machine Learning notebooks with other data scientists and colleagues. Share and further explore your insights and predictions using the Oracle Analytics Cloud.

  • Learning Objective 1: Learn about Oracle Machine Learning
  • Learning Objective 2: Learn how to use ML with Autonomous Database
  • Learning Objective 3: Learn how to use Analytics Cloud with Autonomous Database

Hands-on Lab: Keeping your Data Safe – Security for Cloud Databases

While the cloud vendor secures the infrastructure, and keeps the platform patched, you are still responsible for enforcing checks and balances, and securing your users and your data. Oracle Data Safe is a new cloud service that helps secure your databases in the Oracle Cloud. In this lab, you’ll get hands-on experience using Data Safe to assess configuration and user risks, and monitor user activity, all with just a few clicks. You will also classify your sensitive data, and mask sensitive data for test and development, all without any special security training or expertise. If you have an Oracle Database in the cloud, this hands-on lab may be the most important session you attend at Collaborate!

  • Learning Objective 1: Learn how to use Oracle Data Safe
  • Learning Objective 2: Identify and minimize sensitive data in the Oracle Cloud
  • Learning Objective 3: Reduce risk and identify out-of-policy behavior

Hands-on Lab: Python and Oracle Database – Scripting for the Future

Get hands-on in this popular session and learn the features of the Python cx_Oracle interface for Oracle Database. Explore efficient techniques for connection management, statement handling, and working with data. If you want to use Python with Oracle Database, this session is for you. Basic programming skills in any language are required

  • Learning Objective 1: Learn about scripting with Python for Oracle Database
  • Learning Objective 2: Learn best practices for writing python code
  • Learning Objective 3: Ask questions from developer experts

Hands-on Lab: Upgrade to Oracle Database 19c using Auto Upgrade feature

In this hands-on lab learn about upgrading databases (release 11.2.0.4 and 12.1.0.2) to the latest Oracle Database 19c release, including use of the new AutoUpgrade feature. See how easy upgrade can be, use the job control interface, and look at the logs and reports that are available as you upgrade multiple databases with a single command

  • Learning Objective 1: Learn about upgrading to Oracle Database 19c
  • Learning Objective 2: Learn about new Auto Upgrade feature (for multiple database upgrades)
  • Learning Objective 3: Learn best practices from Oracle’s upgrade experts

Oracle University Zip Labs – Quest-Only Sessions
For Database and Technology users

Monday – Wednesday
Thanks for dropping in! The Zip Labs component of the Drop-In Labs focuses on the Oracle Cloud. Each lab is 10-20 minutes long, where a step-by-step instruction show you how to accomplish a specific task within the Oracle Cloud. Get your free Cloud trial and try any of these labs:

  • Autonomous Data Warehouse (ADW): Provisioning, Machine Learning, Loading Data
  • Autonomous Transaction Processing (ATP): Provisioning, Monitoring, Running APEX
  • Virtual Machines: Creating a VM in OCI

Workshop Schedule

Workshops can be added during registration or via the myConference tool for an additional fee. Space is limited!


JD Edwards Workshops

Getting Hands On with Creating Your Own ChatBot and Digital Assistant

Sunday, April 19 | 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Cost: $25

As chatbots have evolved in enterprise use, so has the emergence of digital assistants that are multiskilled, proactive, AI-driven, and engaging. In this hands-on lab, you will get your hands dirty by creating skills and digital assistants rapidly and efficiently, with minimum coding. You will train your skills with user intents and entities and will design conversations, using the new conversation designer. You will then create your own digital assistant and add existing skills to enrich its functionality. Finally you will publish the digital assistant to a messaging application. All in under two hours!


Workshop: (Back by demand) Tutorial-based hands-on session with the latest Orchestrator

Sunday, April 19 | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cost: $25

Bring your own laptop and follow the detailed steps of the Tutorial to create citizen developer solutions using the completely renewed Orchestrator, under the guidance of experts. Next time you find yourself wanting to have a custom UBE or custom Program created by a Developer, you may be able to solve the issue yourself!
Attendee Requirements: The students are required to bring their own laptop. There is no software required.
All servers and systems required are made available by Steltix beforehand.


Working with User Defined Web Objects (UDOs) in EnterpriseOne

Sunday, April 19 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cost: $25

EnterpriseOne has never been easier for the end user due to the new tools available with User Defined Web Objects (UDOs) and even UX1. Before your users can take advantage of this new functionality, you will need to know how to administer it! UDOs are web objects that streamline your interface with E1 information and applications. We will cover what you need to know in working with them, how you go about creating and sharing them. Our deep-dive will include currently defined best practices and the permissions needed to put UDOs in the hands of the appropriate users. Join us to walk through the available options and the knowledge needed to implement them successfully. This interactive workshop targets beginner and intermediate levels of UDO experience and includes hands-on exercises.

Bring a laptop with connectivity to your JDE environment if you would like to follow along with our demonstrations within your environment.


Be a Change Control Freak

Sunday, April 19 | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cost: $25

Why change control is important, what to control and how to control it. Change is unavoidable and controlling it can cover a variety of topics; from development, to master data, to security and user changes. Each of these can introduce unique risks resulting in different administration, reporting and auditing requirements. There are various methods that can support your change management efforts. We will focus on planning, targeting your resources appropriately and defining steps to be successful in gaining control and visibility over any changes that may occur. Join us to explore how implementing internal controls in your business processes with effective workflow can help to simplify daily efforts, reduce risk and significantly eliminate extenuating problems. We will be interactively demonstrating how to achieve best practice and practical control processes. Walk away with hands-on experience and reference materials to support your implementation and ongoing control efforts.


Move From World to EnterpriseOne Like a Pro

Sunday, April 19 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cost: $25

This three-hour workshop will focus on why and how World users are moving to EnterpriseOne. Workshop attendees will hear live case studies from organizations who have migrated to E1, what the process entailed and how they were successful. The workshop will cover how World users can evaluate next steps, build the business case and gain internal support. We will also demo the latest tools that organizations are taking advantage of as they move to EnterpriseOne (UX One, Orchestrator). Finally, our team will walk workshop attendees through the world to EnterpriseOne migration process – what to expect as well as how to prepare.


Optimizing On-Premise JD Edwards

Sunday, April 19 | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cost: $25

Today, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne offers many new tools for process automation, internet of things, cloud integrations, and other emerging technologies. Designed with the best user experience in mind, organizations running JDE EnterpriseOne 9.2 are taking advantage of the latest and greatest. This three hour workshop focuses on practical ways to update and take on-premise JD Edwards to the next level.


Using Analytics to Drive Better Management Decisions

Sunday, April 19 | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cost: $25

There’s a goldmine of data inside your JD Edwards system. But data is just a series of ones and zeroes without the tools to turn it into information. How do you mine your data to obtain actionable insights in a timely manner? How do you make data available across your organization in a safe, governed way? And finally, how do you incorporate machine learning and predictive analytics to take your reporting and analysis to the next level? In this hands-on training workshop, participants will: – Use JD Edwards ERP data to create compelling, interactive reports and management dashboards. – Walk through how business users can access data that is maintained and governed by IT. – Learn best practices on how organizations can standardize and modernize existing enterprise reporting. – See how business users can leverage machine learning over JDE systems to get more insights from data and create an analytics experience that will change corporate cultures.


Oracle Cloud Test Drive

Sunday, April 19 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: $0

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is Oracle’s next generation enterprise-grade cloud infrastructure that delivers unique benefits including unprecedented performance, security and availability enabling organizations to innovate faster than ever. Join us to see for yourself what Oracle Cloud Infrastructure has to offer through our hands-on labs. During the labs, our cloud experts will take you through exercises that show how easy it is to migrate your Oracle enterprise applications to OCI—and why Oracle on Oracle is a smart move.


Digital Assistant Summit: All Things Chatbots, Conversational AI

Thursday, April 23 | 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Cost: $25

As one of the more disruptive emerging technologies, digital assistants have changed the chatbot paradigm for the enterprise. Oracle Digital Assistant’s advanced conversational AI and complex speech recognition enable enterprise application users to effortlessly access enterprise applications and data, and intelligently kick off business processes. Want to learn more about Oracle Digital Assistant for your enterprise applications and how to deliver more engagement and efficiency? Take advantage of this summit opened to the public. As COLLABORATE draws to a close, members of the Oracle Digital Assistant development team want to hear from you. During this interactive session, members of the Oracle Digital Assistant development team will solicit your input on current product strategy, roadmaps, industry trends, and best practices that will help you better leverage your investments in Oracle. This level of access — usually reserved for invitation-only Oracle Customer Advisory Boards (CABs) — should be a don’t miss session for all users of Oracle Digital Assistant, and partners and customers who are interested in investing in conversational AI technology.


Growing Stronger: Three Practices to Increase Project Success

Thursday, April 23 | 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Cost: $25

A necessary upgrade. A new integration. Saving time and money through implementing workflow. Whatever the project, it started with great intentions. Everyone was excited to get started. Then, things started to go off the rails. People started blaming the technology, the vendor, the environment, each other. You heard cries of, “When will this ever end?” and sighs of relief when it did, limping along with half the benefits originally promised.

This session provides a high-level understanding of what causes projects to fail, and three practices that help increase project success. Attendees will learn the actions necessary to lead initiatives and teams and leave with a basic understanding of what they need to do in order to avoid derailed projects and improve project success.


Utilizing Orchestrator in a Manufacturing Environment – Leverage The Power of JD Edwards Orchestrator

Thursday, April 23 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cost: $25

JD Edwards Manufacturing Deep Dive Workshop broken up into two 90 minute sessions focused on popular JD Edwards Orchestrator manufacturing topics: 1. Creating a Simple Shop Floor Interface for End Users Creating a simple & intuitive shop floor user interface is key to enable easy navigation inside of JD Edwards for shop floor users. In this session, you will learn to easily create a shop floor interface which includes function such as clock in/out, material issues, work order completions and more. All of these features are created leveraging the new UX One tools. 2. Enhancing Resource Scheduling with Orchestrator Are you having issues scheduling your facility due to capacity reasons? In this session you will learn how to enhance the JDE capacity planning module leverage the JD Edwards Orchestrator and how it can help get your production line within your specific capacity constraints.


PeopleSoft Workshops

Getting Hands On with Creating Your Own ChatBot and Digital Assistant

Sunday, April 19 | 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Cost: $25

As chatbots have evolved in enterprise use, so has the emergence of digital assistants that are multiskilled, proactive, AI-driven, and engaging. In this hands-on lab, you will get your hands dirty by creating skills and digital assistants rapidly and efficiently, with minimum coding. You will train your skills with user intents and entities and will design conversations, using the new conversation designer. You will then create your own digital assistant and add existing skills to enrich its functionality. Finally you will publish the digital assistant to a messaging application. All in under two hours!


Oracle Cloud Test Drive

Sunday, April 19 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: $0

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is Oracle’s next generation enterprise-grade cloud infrastructure that delivers unique benefits including unprecedented performance, security and availability enabling organizations to innovate faster than ever. Join us to see for yourself what Oracle Cloud Infrastructure has to offer through our hands-on labs. During the labs, our cloud experts will take you through exercises that show how easy it is to migrate your Oracle enterprise applications to OCI—and why Oracle on Oracle is a smart move.


Digital Assistant Summit: All Things Chatbots, Conversational AI

Thursday, April 23 | 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Cost: $25

As one of the more disruptive emerging technologies, digital assistants have changed the chatbot paradigm for the enterprise. Oracle Digital Assistant’s advanced conversational AI and complex speech recognition enable enterprise application users to effortlessly access enterprise applications and data, and intelligently kick off business processes. Want to learn more about Oracle Digital Assistant for your enterprise applications and how to deliver more engagement and efficiency? Take advantage of this summit opened to the public. As COLLABORATE draws to a close, members of the Oracle Digital Assistant development team want to hear from you. During this interactive session, members of the Oracle Digital Assistant development team will solicit your input on current product strategy, roadmaps, industry trends, and best practices that will help you better leverage your investments in Oracle. This level of access — usually reserved for invitation-only Oracle Customer Advisory Boards (CABs) — should be a don’t miss session for all users of Oracle Digital Assistant, and partners and customers who are interested in investing in conversational AI technology.


Growing Stronger: Three Practices to Increase Project Success

Thursday, April 23 | 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Cost: $25

A necessary upgrade. A new integration. Saving time and money through implementing workflow. Whatever the project, it started with great intentions. Everyone was excited to get started. Then, things started to go off the rails. People started blaming the technology, the vendor, the environment, each other. You heard cries of, “When will this ever end?” and sighs of relief when it did, limping along with half the benefits originally promised.

This session provides a high-level understanding of what causes projects to fail, and three practices that help increase project success. Attendees will learn the actions necessary to lead initiatives and teams and leave with a basic understanding of what they need to do in order to avoid derailed projects and improve project success.


Oracle Cloud Workshops

Getting Hands On with Creating Your Own ChatBot and Digital Assistant

Sunday, April 19 | 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Cost: $25

As chatbots have evolved in enterprise use, so has the emergence of digital assistants that are multiskilled, proactive, AI-driven, and engaging. In this hands-on lab, you will get your hands dirty by creating skills and digital assistants rapidly and efficiently, with minimum coding. You will train your skills with user intents and entities and will design conversations, using the new conversation designer. You will then create your own digital assistant and add existing skills to enrich its functionality. Finally you will publish the digital assistant to a messaging application. All in under two hours!


Digital Assistant Summit: All Things Chatbots, Conversational AI

Thursday, April 23 | 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Cost: $25

As one of the more disruptive emerging technologies, digital assistants have changed the chatbot paradigm for the enterprise. Oracle Digital Assistant’s advanced conversational AI and complex speech recognition enable enterprise application users to effortlessly access enterprise applications and data, and intelligently kick off business processes. Want to learn more about Oracle Digital Assistant for your enterprise applications and how to deliver more engagement and efficiency? Take advantage of this summit opened to the public. As COLLABORATE draws to a close, members of the Oracle Digital Assistant development team want to hear from you. During this interactive session, members of the Oracle Digital Assistant development team will solicit your input on current product strategy, roadmaps, industry trends, and best practices that will help you better leverage your investments in Oracle. This level of access — usually reserved for invitation-only Oracle Customer Advisory Boards (CABs) — should be a don’t miss session for all users of Oracle Digital Assistant, and partners and customers who are interested in investing in conversational AI technology.


Growing Stronger: Three Practices to Increase Project Success

Thursday, April 23 | 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Cost: $25

A necessary upgrade. A new integration. Saving time and money through implementing workflow. Whatever the project, it started with great intentions. Everyone was excited to get started. Then, things started to go off the rails. People started blaming the technology, the vendor, the environment, each other. You heard cries of, “When will this ever end?” and sighs of relief when it did, limping along with half the benefits originally promised.

This session provides a high-level understanding of what causes projects to fail, and three practices that help increase project success. Attendees will learn the actions necessary to lead initiatives and teams and leave with a basic understanding of what they need to do in order to avoid derailed projects and improve project success.


Database & Technology Workshops

Getting Hands On with Creating Your Own ChatBot and Digital Assistant

Sunday, April 19 | 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Cost: $25

As chatbots have evolved in enterprise use, so has the emergence of digital assistants that are multiskilled, proactive, AI-driven, and engaging. In this hands-on lab, you will get your hands dirty by creating skills and digital assistants rapidly and efficiently, with minimum coding. You will train your skills with user intents and entities and will design conversations, using the new conversation designer. You will then create your own digital assistant and add existing skills to enrich its functionality. Finally you will publish the digital assistant to a messaging application. All in under two hours!


Hands-on-Lab: Oracle Machine Learning

Sunday, April 19 | 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cost: $0

Try out the new Oracle Machine Learning Zeppelin-based notebooks that come with Oracle Autonomous Database. Oracle Machine Learning extends Oracle’s offerings in the cloud with its collaborative notebook environment that helps data scientist teams build, share, document, and automate data analysis methodologies that run 100% in Oracle Autonomous Database. Interactively work with your data, and build, evaluate, and apply machine learning models. Import, export, edit, run, and share Oracle Machine Learning notebooks with other data scientists and colleagues. Share and further explore your insights and predictions using the Oracle Analytics Cloud.


Hands-on-Lab: Python and Oracle Database – Scripting for the Future

Sunday, April 19 | 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Cost: $0

Get hands-on in this popular session and learn the features of the Python cx_Oracle interface for Oracle Database. Explore efficient techniques for connection management, statement handling, and working with data. If you want to use Python with Oracle Database, this session is for you. Basic programming skills in any language are required


Hands-on-Lab: Upgrade to Oracle Database 19c using Auto Upgrade feature

Sunday, April 19 | 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Cost: $0

In this hands-on lab learn about upgrading databases (release 11.2.0.4 and 12.1.0.2) to the latest Oracle Database 19c release, including use of the new AutoUpgrade feature. See how easy upgrade can be, use the job control interface, and look at the logs and reports that are available as you upgrade multiple databases with a single command


Hands-on-Lab: Keeping your Data Safe – Security for Cloud Databases

Sunday, April 19 | 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Cost: $0

While the cloud vendor secures the infrastructure, and keeps the platform patched, you are still responsible for enforcing checks and balances, and securing your users and your data. Oracle Data Safe is a new cloud service that helps secure your databases in the Oracle Cloud. In this lab, you’ll get hands-on experience using Data Safe to assess configuration and user risks, and monitor user activity, all with just a few clicks. You will also classify your sensitive data, and mask sensitive data for test and development, all without any special security training or expertise. If you have an Oracle Database in the cloud, this hands-on lab may be the most important session you attend at Collaborate!


Digital Assistant Summit: All Things Chatbots, Conversational AI

Thursday, April 23 | 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Cost: $25

As one of the more disruptive emerging technologies, digital assistants have changed the chatbot paradigm for the enterprise. Oracle Digital Assistant’s advanced conversational AI and complex speech recognition enable enterprise application users to effortlessly access enterprise applications and data, and intelligently kick off business processes. Want to learn more about Oracle Digital Assistant for your enterprise applications and how to deliver more engagement and efficiency? Take advantage of this summit opened to the public. As COLLABORATE draws to a close, members of the Oracle Digital Assistant development team want to hear from you. During this interactive session, members of the Oracle Digital Assistant development team will solicit your input on current product strategy, roadmaps, industry trends, and best practices that will help you better leverage your investments in Oracle. This level of access — usually reserved for invitation-only Oracle Customer Advisory Boards (CABs) — should be a don’t miss session for all users of Oracle Digital Assistant, and partners and customers who are interested in investing in conversational AI technology.


Growing Stronger: Three Practices to Increase Project Success

Thursday, April 23 | 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Cost: $25

A necessary upgrade. A new integration. Saving time and money through implementing workflow. Whatever the project, it started with great intentions. Everyone was excited to get started. Then, things started to go off the rails. People started blaming the technology, the vendor, the environment, each other. You heard cries of, “When will this ever end?” and sighs of relief when it did, limping along with half the benefits originally promised.

This session provides a high-level understanding of what causes projects to fail, and three practices that help increase project success. Attendees will learn the actions necessary to lead initiatives and teams and leave with a basic understanding of what they need to do in order to avoid derailed projects and improve project success.

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