Sunday, 14 October 2018

My Top 5 Things at OpenWorld 2018

In the last 12 months since OpenWorld 2017, the PeopleSoft team have released over a dozen new images across HCM, FSCM, Campus, CRM, ELM and Interaction Hub. 12 patches for PeopleTools 8.56 and released the all-new, cloud-first PeopleTools 8.57. Top that all off with PeopleSoft Cloud Manager releases 06 and 07 and you have something of a busy year!

The innovative and dedicated PeopleSoft product development teams at Oracle have continued to deliver on Paco Aubrejuan's promise to innovate and deliver.  Watch here ... "look at what we've done...." he says when highlighting the past investment and then goes on to say it's as strong as ever.  "The current state of PeopleSoft is the best it's ever been".  This video was recorded nearly a year ago and it has to be said again ... look at what Oracle have done!

The future looks very bright indeed for customers running PeopleSoft applications.

So OpenWorld 2018 is around the corner and here are my top 5 things to look out for if you're attending (if you're not attending then I hope my daily update while at the event will help a little).

(1) The people.  It really is about the people... the customers, the developers, the strategy teams, product development, the partners... they are all real people with real experiences (thankfully, none of them are machines yet and there's no sign of any Artificial Intelligence amongst any of them either).  Any event where people get together with a common interest always makes for terrific value.  Look out for UK Oracle User Group Apps18  conference coming up on 3 - 5 Dec in Liverpool, UK (home of the Beatles) followed closely by the All India Oracle Users Group Conference - Sangam18 in Benguluru, India at which I'll be presenting.  More ton these 2 events later.

(2) Paco Aubrejuan's keynote is on Monday @ 16.45 in Moscone South 153/155.  PeopleSoft Update & Vision [GEN4141].  The big PeopleSoft picture. Don't miss it.

(3) Customer stories.  This is like item #1 but just a bit more formal.  I love hearing about real stories of what customers and partners are doing with PeopleSoft.  Come and hear these 2 session that I have the privilege to be involved in.

Customers Using Oracle Cloud for PeopleSoft [CAS4438] on Tuesday @ 12.30 in Moscone West 3011 
Customers Using Personalization, Configuration & Customization in PeopleSoft [CAS4322] on Wednesday @ 16.45 in Moscone West 3012

(4) Something for the Techies. After all there'd be no application without PeopleTools... and OpenWorld wouldn't be quite the same without the legendary Jim Marion and the super-admins Dan & Kyle.

* Advanced PeopleSoft Administration Using PeopleSoft Cloud Architecture [TIP2994] - Dan Iverson & Kyle Benson ( on Monday @ 11.30 in Moscone West 3011
Getting the Most Out of PeopleTools: Tips & Techniques [TIP4444- Jim Marion ( on Monday @ 3.45 in Moscone West 3016

(5) Finally something slightly off-piste for us PeopleSoft aficionados.  A session from Oracle DevOps specialists -   Using Ansible, Terraform, and Jenkins on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure [DEV5582on Thursday, Oct 25, 9:00 a.m. | Moscone West - Room 2001

Really looking forward to meeting everyone again, to learning new things and to hear about Oracle's vision of the future. See you soon.

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