February 5, 2019
9:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
2121 South Prairie Avenue
Oracle Cloud Day
Oracle Cloud Day is a curated series of talks, hands-on experiences, and networking opportunities that will help you explore new cloud technologies, best practices, and successful use cases.
Why Oracle Cloud Day?
Whether your race to the cloud is a marathon or a sprint, Oracle Cloud Day can help.
We’ve built Oracle Cloud Day around new technologies, best practices, and successful customer use cases. The result is a highly informative event where you’ll take away actionable insights that you can apply to your own journey right now.
- Keynotes featuring Oracle cloud visionaries, partners, customers, and other thought leaders
- A Developer Playground hosted by developers, packed with dev-inspired technical talks, hands-on experiences, cloud consultants, and fun challenges
- Three customized tracks designed for IT experts, architects and integrators, and data professionals
- Customer success stories
- Integrated partner experiences and networking with the peers you want to talk to in the Oracle Innovation Lounge
New this year, our Developer Playground is an entirely different experience tailor-made for developers. Functioning as its own event, the playground gets you learning right away with hands-on labs. Later in the day, you’ll have the opportunity to listen to Solution Engineers talk about Cloud Native, see demos, compete in challenges, get expert advice, and more. This fast-paced environment will keep you learning—and most importantly doing—all day long.
Open throughout the day, the Innovation Lounge is the very heart of Oracle Cloud Day, designed to give you an opportunity to connect with your peers, see expert demonstrations, visit with our partners, and recharge your energy with terrific food and drink. With plenty of space to gather and share ideas, the Innovation Lounge is the perfect place to expand your cloud horizons in a freeform, self-driven environment.
Register now or by calling 1.800.820.5592 ext. 4924.
For information about Cloud Day events in other North American cities, visit our main page.
If you are having difficulty reading the agenda, it can be downloaded here. Agenda is subject to change.
10:00am – 10:10am: Mark Sunday, CIO, Open
10:10am – 11:00am: Thought Leadership Keynote – “Oracle Cloud: The Future is Autonomous” – Dain Hansen, Vice President, Product Marketing Cloud Platform– PaaS/IaaS, Oracle
11:00am – 11:20am: Robert Blackburn, Global Managing Director, Oracle Strategic Alliance, Equinix "Global enterprise journey: scaling big data and disaster recovery infrastructure with Equinix and Oracle" with Arti Deshpande, Director, Global Data Services, HAVI
11:20am – 11:35am: Mark Sunday, CIO, Close
If you are having difficulty reading the abstracts, they can be downloaded here. Abstracts are subject to change.
Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President, Oracle
Mark Sunday is chief information officer and senior vice president at Oracle. He is responsible for providing the global communications, computing, and security infrastructure that enables Oracle’s internal business operations as well as a variety of hosting and education services for Oracle customers. Additionally, Sunday and his team strive to be the first adopter, biggest influencer, and best promoter of relevant Oracle technologies. He routinely shares his insights in optimizing business results through the use of technology, pivoting to the cloud, developing world-class global teams, fueling innovation, and enabling IT operational excellence. With more than 30 years in the high tech industry, he has also served in various IT leadership positions at Motorola, ST Microelectronics, and Texas Instruments. Sunday holds a BSE from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Southern Methodist University. Sunday supports the innovation, technology, and science community by serving as a trustee of the Utah Technology Council and a board member of The Leonardo—a museum dedicated to the intersection of art, science, and technology.
VP of Product Marketing for Cloud Platform
Dain is the VP of Product Marketing for Cloud Platform (PaaS/IaaS) under Oracle's Cloud Business Group. Dain is responsible for driving marketing vision and strategy across Oracle's key public PaaS and IaaS offerings. Including Autonomous Database, Integration, AppDev, Mobile, Security, Management, Analytics and emerging tech: AI, Machine Learning, IoT, Blockchain. He has over 20 years industry experience in marketing, product management and development of enterprise software technologies including: Digital Business, SaaS Integration, Big Data, Data Integration technologies and Master Data Management.
Timothy J. Miller
VP, Technology, Drop Tank
Tim is CTO and co-founder of Drop Tank LLC. Over the past 30 years, Tim has held numerous technical roles within the retail petroleum industry and worked for Sun Microsystems Educational Services developing and delivering Unix, Java Development and Architecture courses. Tim holds a B.S. in Information Systems from DePaul University.
Sr. Director, IT Services Corporate Technology Services, Alliance Data Systems
As Senior Director of IT for Alliance Data, Darren oversees the company’s corporate IT landscape, infrastructure and operations, enterprise applications, security operations, and end user experience.
Prior to joining Alliance Data in 2016, Darren held several technology senior leader positions at Flowserve Corporation.
Darren received a B.A. degree in M.I.S. from Northeastern State University of Oklahoma and an M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Dallas.
In his spare time, Darren enjoys spending time with his family and traveling the world.
Higinio (“H.O.”) Maycotte
As the great-grandson of the Mexican General who shot off Pancho Villa’s leg, H.O. embodies the spirit of a true revolutionary. Despite this ancestor’s sharpshooting tendencies, HO is one of the friendliest guys you’ll ever meet. His background is in starting innovative companies from scratch, such as RateGenius, Flightlock, Finetooth (now Mumboe), the Texas Tribune, and most recently, Umbel, a data management platform that helps Sports & Entertainment companies turn fans into customers.
HO is currently the CEO of Pilosa. Over 18,000 hours of engineering time has been spent developing and refining Pilosa, which creates knowledge representations of the underlying database. HO now is spending his time riding the razor’s edge between offering Pilosa as the core technology to the wider developer community, while simultaneously building an offering for it in a fully managed service to enterprise customers. This new service, Molecula, is focused on enabling Computational Analysis on massive amounts of Streaming Data, which he is building on OCI.
Global Managing Director, Oracle Strategic Alliance
Robert Blackburn is the Global Managing Director responsible for Equinix’s overall relationship with Oracle. His responsibilities include the program for partner-selling to our joint customers, as well as supporting the data center operations of Oracle Cloud and other business units around the world. Robert is a 17-year veteran of Equinix, serving in several sales and marketing roles and most recently as Vice President for Western Region sales.
Director, Global Data Services, HAVI
Arti is responsible for leading and managing data architecture, Data integration, Data administration and BI teams globally. She provides leadership for the data management framework, governance, vision and strategy within the global HAVI organization. Arti’s focus is to get the right data at the right time to the right people in an integrated manner to deliver successful supply chain planning, analytical and logistics solutions. Arti has 20 years of technology experience specializing in data domain in retail, media, insurance and e-commerce business. She has been with HAVI since 2010.
2121 South Prairie Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60616
Tel: +1 312-824-0500
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