Tuesday, 24 September 2013

OOW 2013 Monday

I can't believe it's a year since I was last here in San Francisco for Oracle OpenWorld conference.  Great to be here with other Oracle technologists, PeopleSoft users and the staff from the PeopleSoft Division of Oracle.

Not all work at OpenWorld
This annual event run by Oracle attracts over 50,000 customers, partners and Oracle staff and it's organisation is breathtaking.  It's a great place to network, to learn about existing and new technology and applications.  I always leave inspired with new ideas, solutions and encouraged by the strong community of people that are always so willing to share their knowledge.  I heard today that of all the thousands of sessions being run this week at OpenWorld that the PeopleSoft ones always feature prominently in the Top 10 best attended.  Shows how strong the product and it's associated community is.

Paco Aubrejuan, (Senior VP PeopleSoft Enterprise Development) gave a great roadmap session covering high level overview of what's coming in future releases.  He was even brave enough to throw in a few live demos and just enough information on MAPS (Mobile Applications for PeopleSoft) and the Next Generation User Interface (NUI) to leave me intrigued enough to head straight  for the demo grounds to find out more.  

My favourite quote of the day was from Paco in his PeopleSoft Roadmap session "The pressure [on companies] to do things cheaper is hockey sticking".

Oracle has a proven track record for year on year investment in developing PeopleSoft software and I left the Roadmap session with the strong impression that this was going to continue ( "...at least until 2027" quotes Paco) .  Whatever the amount Oracle is investing in the PeopleSoft Apps and Tools the developers are continuing to pack in more and more awesome new and innovative features.  More details to follow soon.
Paco Aubrejuan, SVP PeopleSoft Enterprise Develoipment

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