October 1 - October 3, 2024

Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
Denver, CO

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Share your expertise
Join us in-person at INFOCUS, October 1-3, 2024 in Denver!


Speaking at INFOCUS is a great way to build your reputation, meet new people and give back to the JD Edwards community. All it takes is a short description of your presentation and it’s done! Primary speakers receive a complimentary registration.*

Please note: Speakers must log in to their Quest accounts before clicking the Call for Presentations link.

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*Applies to primary speakers for all session types except Ignite and SIG sessions. Speakers submitting for those session types will receive a 20% registration discount. Due to rising event costs beyond our control, a hospitality charge of $295 will apply to all complimentary registrations.

“We all have valuable knowledge and Quest events give us the chance to share with the very people who need it most!”

— Past Quest speaker

INFOCUS Session Types


 

Insights Talk (60 min): Looking to inspire or generate new ideas? This traditional lecture series introduces an innovative idea, creative solution to a technology challenge or a customer innovation or success story.

 

Panel Discussion (60 min): Perspective is everything! Be a part of a moderated lineup of 3-4 subject matter experts sharing different perspectives on a specific topic of interest for discussion and Q&A.

 

SIG Meeting (60 min): Quest host SIG meetups virtually all year round.  Hosting a meetup in person at the event gives everyone the opportunity to make more meaningful face-to-face-connections and share with new members what the group is all about.

 

Deep Dive Session (90 min): Dive deep into a topic of your choice in this extended session format.

Why present?


Earn a complimentary pass to INFOCUS

Speakers receive a complimentary individual registration* for INFOCUS. This full conference pass is your ticket to three jam-packed days of JD Edwards learning and networking, with access to all event programs, networking activities and more.

Build your reputation as a JD Edwards product expert

You know your stuff. You’ve got the knowledge and experience. Make connections and expand your network as you share your hard-earned insights to benefit others with similar business challenges.

Meet other customers and expand your network

Speaking at INFOCUS in person is a great way to connect with other JD Edwards customers. Whether it’s answering questions in the session Q&A, engaging in post-presentation discussions or meeting up for informal networking, presenting at conference creates new and unique ways to build your network.

Join us as a speaker at INFOCUS in Denver!


*Applies to primary speakers for all session types except Ignite and SIG sessions. Speakers submitting for those session types will receive a 20% registration discount. Due to rising event costs beyond our control, a hospitality charge of $295 will apply to all complimentary registrations.

Share your JD Edwards knowledge!


Presentation Thoughtstarters

  • How has Continuous Adoption helped your team to reduce cost, time or risk for your business?
  • Which Release 23 application enhancements have added cumulative value to your operations and why?
  • How is JD Edwards automation changing the way your company does business? Which features and functionality have you used for automation?
  • Share how your team has used Tools Release UX enhancements to align your Enterprise One user interface with your user and business process requirements
  • Share a case study about how your company has used Orchestrations to drive business value
  • How is your team leveraging Low-code/No-code tools to improve user experience without the complexities of traditional customizations?
  • What’s a recent JD Edwards success story for you and your team?
  • Share technical how-tos with attendees to provide expertise and lessons learned while running JD Edwards on OCI.

View Sample Abstracts

Speaker Ready Room Hours
Speakers should upload their finalized slide deck to the Speaker Portal by September 13, 2023. Then, they should bring this deck on their laptop or USB flash drive to the Speaker Ready Room onsite.

4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Tuesday, September 26, 2023 
7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday, September 27, 2023
7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday, September 28, 2023 

Sample Abstracts


Abstract 1

In this session, we’ll share real world examples of how Dutch Valley Foods used the new XYZ features to give us what we need. We’ll also demonstrate how to add new fields or show only the fields users need available.

Abstract 2

In this presentation, we will discuss the powerhouse behind the Certified Payroll function in JD Edwards. What is Certified Payroll? Why would our company need that? Most out-of-the-box payroll software doesn’t even know how to produce a certified payroll report, but JDE sure can. Learn how the complex cost coding and accounting in JDE payroll entry can save headaches and time spent when a local/state/federal contract requires certified payroll reporting.

Abstract 3

You set up JDE security during implementation. Maybe you even bought a 3rd party tool to help manage your JDE security. Now, years after implementation, you wonder how well your security is working. Did you get it all right? In this session, we will look at using the Object Tracking tool to help answer one nagging question. Can I lock things down even further?

General Speaker Information
As an accepted primary presenter at INFOCUS, you’ll earn these exciting benefits:


Registration:

Insights Talks, Customer Innovation Sessions, Learning Labs, Roundtables and Discussion Panels:

  • Primary customer speakers/facilitators will receive complimentary full-conference registration valid October 1-3, 2024, valid for all breakout sessions, keynotes and official networking events. Due to rising event costs beyond our control, a hospitality charge of $295 will be applied to all complimentary registrations. Formal registration will occur after speakers have accepted the session and submitted their session materials, including a pre-recorded session file.
  • Primary exhibitor or sponsoring vendor speakers will receive complimentary full-conference registration valid October 1-3, 2024, valid for all breakout sessions, keynotes and official networking events. Formal registration will occur after speakers have accepted the session and submitted their session materials, including a pre-recorded session file.
    • Vendor companies must have a signed contract submitted for October 1-3, 2024 in order to qualify as an Exhibiting/Sponsoring Vendor.
    • Vendors may only attend INFOCUS if they have an active 2024 Quest membership AND if they are sponsoring and/or exhibiting at INFOCUS.
    • Non-Exhibitor/Sponsor Vendors do not qualify to present/participate at INFOCUS. Interested in participating? Contact Michael Marks

SIG meetings:

  • Primary customer speakers/facilitators will receive a 20% registration registration discount.
  • Vendor participation requirements remain the same as above.

All speakers will receive:

  • A profile in the Speakers section of the agenda builder and networking platform, through which supplementary materials can be shared.

Speaker Designations

  • Customer Speakers – individuals who work for a company/organization that utilizes at least one (1) Oracle product or service in a business capacity, and does not re-sell services, support, Oracle products or complimentary products to its customers.
  • Vendor Speakers – individuals who work for a company that sells products, services, support or other complimentary offerings to Oracle products or services.
  • Primary speakers – the lead presenter listed in the session information. Please note, there can only be one primary speaker per presentation.

Speaker Timeline

  • April 9, 2024: Call for Presentations Opens
  • June 3, 2024: Call for Presentations Closes
  • July 15, 2024: Session Acceptance/Invitation to Presenter Notifications
  • July 19, 2024: Deadline to Accept Session in Speaker Portal; Speaker Registration Codes Sent
  • August 19, 2024: Session Schedule Published
  • September 6, 2024: Deadline to Register for the Event
  • September 9, 2024: Deadline to book your hotel room through the Quest block
  • September 18, 2024: Slide Decks Uploaded into Speaker Portal
  • October 1-3, 2024: INFOCUS 2024

New Speaker FAQ


Quest wants to hear from you! We welcome and encourage new speakers for our upcoming INFOCUS event. Help us shape the learning experience through your expertise and knowledge.

Q: Who can present at INFOCUS?
A: All customer users of JD Edwards are encouraged to consider speaking at INFOCUS. Solutions experts who work for Oracle partners or other system integrators are also welcome, but some rules apply. Questions? Email us at [email protected].

Q: Is prior speaker history required?
A: No! Prior speaking experience is not required. We encourage any active product user/customer to join us for this year’s event. You have the knowledge, you have the experience – you too are a product expert! Browse the hot topics, education tracks and presentation thought starters by product to start developing your presentation topic.

Q: Are speakers compensated for their participation?
A: Yes! Primary speakers receive a complimentary* conference pass to INFOCUS, providing unlimited access to three jam-packed days of Oracle education and networking activities, including all general education, keynote, break-out and networking sessions. Registration access is provided after speaker acceptance and submission of final presentation materials.

Q: What kind of presentations is the Conference Selection Committee looking for?
A: The Selection Committee encourages speakers to submit presentation proposals that tell a story (for example: how your company did X to get Y result), address a challenge (for example: your company was facing a particular issue, which it solved by doing this with its Oracle products), explain how to use a particular feature or functionality or share successful strategies for driving business value through the use of Oracle product features and functionality. Presentation focus should align to hot topics or education tracks for JD Edwards.

Q: Is it easy to apply?
A: Yes! All that’s required is a session title, a simple presentation abstract (1-2 paragraphs that describe your topic and what attendees will learn from your session) and completion of the online application form. Tell us what you’d like to present and why other attendees will find this information useful, and we’ll take it from there!

Q: What is an abstract?
A: An abstract is 1-2 paragraphs that simply and clearly describe the topic and focus of your presentation: What story will you tell? What insights will you share? What pain points will you address? What tips & tricks will attendees learn? Describe your session in a way that will generate attendee interest and excitement. Be sure to reference the product and any specific features or enhancements that will be addressed. You may also want to include your company name (for example: Learn how Company XYZ did this…).

Q: How should I title my session?
A: Your session title is the first thing attendees see about your presentation. A well written or catchy title can generate attendee interest and excitement leading to high session registration, while a less well-developed title may draw less attention or escape notice altogether. Consider these tips for a title that will engage attendee attention:

  1. Promise a benefit: “Learn how to X, Y, Z”
  2. Promise a story: “How Company A did Topic B”
  3. Use a number: “Three critical steps for successful XYZ”
  4. Provoke curiosity: The #1 strategy for solving ABC”
  5. Set up a problem/solution: “Common mistakes companies make when doing XYZ and how to avoid them”

*Applies to primary speakers for all session types except Ignite and SIG sessions. Speakers submitting for those session types will receive a 20% registration discount. Due to rising event costs beyond our control, a hospitality charge of $295 will apply to all complimentary registrations.

Q: Do I have to submit a slide deck to submit to present?
A: No, you only need to submit a title, abstract, and brief bio to submit to present. Presenters who are selected to participate in the event will be asked to upload a finalized slide deck closer to the date of the event.


Other questions? Reach out to the Quest Customer Learning Team at [email protected]. We’re here to help! (And we hope you’ll consider speaking at INFOCUS!)

INFOCUS Hot Topics


Release 24

Release 24 is your Digital ERP release, delivering innovation that automates, optimizes, and transforms business processes and represents Oracle’s continued investment that furthers customer’s digital transformation.

Orchestrator

EnterpriseOne Orchestrator is becoming the communications backbone for your connected systems. It can help you rethink your entire JD Edwards integration strategy. The Orchestrator uses the same technology that drives JD Edwards Mobile Applications and UX One – the AIS Server – to expose the functionality built into JD Edwards applications. Learn how you can create orchestrations to help your organization eliminate time consuming and error prone manual processes as well as learn how Orchestrator Studio enables business analysts to create, test, and deploy orchestrations without having to understand the complexity of the underlying code required for processing orchestrations.

Personalizations / Extensibility

EnterpriseOne personalization options, you can create your own experience to meet the user interface business requirements, without any customizations. Extensibility provides your with more capabilities so that you can optimize your JD Edwards features without adding heavy customizations.

UX One

A powerful tool, UX One is the latest advancement to provide an innovative user experience that enables users to perform their job more efficiently. With role-based solutions and personalization options, UX One can help transform the user experiences. Join us to learn about creating re-usable templates to support “Alert, Analyze, Act” paradigm, how this tool will provide a visual representations of business process, how to implement the capabilities and provide a customizable user experience so users can work the way they want.

Continuous Adoption

Frequent enhancements, adoptions and more to get the most out of your JD Edwards without having the costly major upgrades. These changes come in a shorter time frame and easier to implement.

Automation

Eliminate manual processes and human error by taking advantage of process automation with JD Edwards EnterpriseOne.

Security

Learn the latest in data protection, access control, secure configuration, and monitoring, blocking and auditing.

Managing JDE on OCI

Maintain choice and control with your own unique configuration of JD Edwards applications, customizations, and data. Let Oracle handle the hardware and storage. Enjoy the benefits of an agile, automated cloud deployment while keeping control of your deployment options to meet unique business needs.

Low-code/no-code tools

Learn how low-code/no-code platforms and tools empower developers and business analysts to build line of business and departmental apps.

Mobile

Learn how to build better mobile apps faster! Leverage Orchestrator Studio, develop and publish mobile apps via your browser, and harness visual design builders.


INFOCUS Education Tracks

Capital Asset Management (EAM)

Acquire knowledge to maximize profitability and get the best out of your investments. Learn how to manage equipment maintenance applications and discover new ways to make work easier.

Financial Management

Presenters will dive into accounts payable, accounts receivable, advanced cost accounting, expense management, fixed asset accounting, general ledgers, OneView Reporting and more to help extend companies’ return on investment.

Human Capital Management

Presentations explore how the products of human resource management, payroll, self-services and time and labor can streamline users’ HCM strategy.

Tools & Technology

Attendees will learn how infrastructure tools help easily install, update, manage and get the most from JD Edwards applications.

Digital Platform

Utilizing JD Edwards delivered products such as Orchestrator, Workflow Studios, Notification & Extensibility Frameworks, and JDE Update Manager allows customers to automate daily task, eliminate customizations, adopt and integrate with Cloud applications, and lower total cost of ownership.

System Administration

Explore solutions that allow customers to simplify and automate system administration and security, improve package build and deploy, improve system health checks, provision and deploy hardware, use server manager to monitor and automate system tasks, and adopt Autonomous Database.

Manufacturing & Distribution

Attendees will learn about synchronizing end-to-end processes including demand and supply chain management, shop floor and inventory operations, and quality, logistics and customer service.

Other

Sometimes it’s hard to put a topic in a box. Explore this track with topics that don’t fit into one specific JD Edwards pillar. Topics range from project management, real estate, agribusiness, security to Oracle Guided Learning. The possibilities are endless!

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