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Collaborate 2018
April 22-26, 2018 | Las Vegas


Welcome to Collaborate 2018!
We have an exciting line-up of thought leadership sessions tailor made for you. Click on the links below to learn more and register your interest.

When in Vegas, prepare to go all-in with the cloud!

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Session 108320 @ Surf D
Sunday, April 22
12:30 p.m. - 01:30 p.m.

Rishi Mathur
Senior Director, Drivestream

Session 108090 @ Surf C
Sunday, April 22
03:00 p.m. - 04:00 p.m.

Rishi Mathur
Senior Director, Drivestream

Session 108870 @ Reef D
Monday, April 23
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Judy Huang
Vice President, Drivestream

Session 109130 @ South Seas D
Wednesday, April 25
08:30 a.m. - 09:30 a.m.

Waseem Ahmed
Vice President, Drivestream

Session 108940 @ South Seas D
Wednesday, April 25
09:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Waseem Ahmed
Vice President, Drivestream

Session 109170 @ Reef E
Wednesday, April 25
02:30 p.m. - 03:30 p.m.

Waseem Ahmed
Vice President, Drivestream

Session 109010 @ South Seas D
Wednesday, April 25
02:30 p.m. - 03:30 p.m.

Rishi Mathur
Senior Director, Drivestream

Session 109070 @ Surf B
Thursday, April 26
08:30 a.m. - 09:30 a.m.

Judy Huang
Vice President, Drivestream

Session 108250 @ Surf D
Thursday, April 26
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Judy Huang
Vice President, Drivestream

Day 1

5 Paradigms of Cloud Journey! - Insights and Perspectives

Session 108320 @ Surf D
Sunday, April 22
12:30 p.m. - 01:30 p.m.

The Customer and the Oracle Partner are excited to present their journey across some of the rigid challenges they had to surmount through the course of their Cloud implementation. This highly intuitive session details precisely crafted in-house conversion strategies, global implementation across 26 countries and 7 languages, and proven methodologies undertaken to roll out unique security features. Join us for a session of experiential learning as we share Cloud Journey insights from the Customer and the Implementation Partner.

Rishi Mathur

Rishi Mathur
Senior Director
Drivestream

 

 

Are You Cloud Ready? Best Cloud Migration Tools and Methods to Scope and Plan Cloud Projects

Session 108090 @ Surf C
Sunday, April 22
03:00 p.m. - 04:00 p.m.

As leading institutions turn to Cloud applications, migrating HCM, Financial, and Planning applications from traditional, on-premise applications like PeopleSoft, EBS, or JD Edwards, they seek to bring down Total Cost of Ownership. But migrating complex business applications to the Cloud is not straightforward. There are risks and uncertainties. To mitigate these risks, people are using Cloud Migration Assessment tools to scope and plan migration projects. Project leaders need tools and partners with experienced practitioners to reduce risk and get Cloud ready. Should you go full Cloud or Hybrid? How do you map processes to the Cloud? What about customizations? Change Management, user training and adoption and strategic planning are also critical. Hear from our experts on this and more..

Rishi Mathur

Rishi Mathur
Senior Director
Drivestream

 

Day 2

Pioneers of Cloud Payroll: Continued Improvement

Session 108870 @ Reef D
Monday, April 23
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The path of the cloud pioneer is exciting and uncertain. After achieving success in implementation, there is still work to be done. In this session, hear from early adopters of Oracle Payroll Cloud across diverse industries as they discuss their journey of stabilization, enhancement, and optimization. Case studies from leading companies will presented with their reasons for choosing Oracle Payroll Cloud, discussing the challenges and best practices for a successful go-live.

Judy Huang

Judy Huang
Vice President
Drivestream

 

Day 4

Gilt Groupe Retailer Successfully Migrates to ERP Cloud

Session 109130 @ South Seas D
Wednesday, April 25
08:30 a.m. - 09:30 a.m.

GILT is an online shopping retailer with operations in the U.S. and business users in Ireland and Japan. The company decided either to upgrade Oracle E-Business Suite financial system or migrate to a full-fledged ERP Cloud. Working with implementation partner Drivestream, the company overcame significant business and technical challenges, including major design changes, timeline and scope changes and project re-work. Additionally, GILT absolutely required implementation to be completed ahead of their peak shopping season. Data extraction and transformation proved to be a significant challenge in such a short time. This session will share the lessons learned by a retailer requiring fast implementation within a complex business environment.

Waseem Ahmed

Waseem Ahmed
Vice President
Drivestream

 

 

Customer Success Stories : Steps for a Successful ERP Cloud Implementation

Session 108940 @ South Seas D
Wednesday, April 25
09:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

An unprecedented number of businesses is moving their financial management and accounting functions from traditional on-premise applications to the Cloud. While doing so, they quickly learn that while the journey to the Cloud does not follow a fixed path for everyone, there are some best practices that can make for a successful ERP Cloud implementation. This session brings together success stories from diverse industry leaders, including the path they followed to successfully migrate from on-premise applications to the Oracle ERP Cloud.

Waseem Ahmed

Waseem Ahmed
Vice President
Drivestream

 

 

SRI International Moves to Oracle HCM Cloud

Session 109170 @ Reef E
Wednesday, April 25
02:30 p.m. - 03:30 p.m.

SRI International is a premier R&S institution responsible for many innovations (such as iPhone Siri, computer mouse, robotic surgery, satellite technology, and more). SRI wanted an industry standard Cloud solution without heavy re-engineering. They migrated PeopleSoft HCM to the Oracle HCM Cloud to provide a one-stop, self service solution for their highly talented workforce of PhD researchers. They also streamlined US payroll. The company initially faced organizational and product fit challenges which threatened to derail the project. Under new leadership, and working closely with their partner, SRI was able to regroup for success, and launch a successful Cloud solution. This session shares their journey to the Cloud, and lessons learned.

Waseem Ahmed

Waseem Ahmed
Vice President
Drivestream

 

 

Shawnee State Moves to the Head of the Class

Session 109010 @ South Seas D
Wednesday, April 25
02:30 p.m. - 03:30 p.m.

Shawnee State's mission is to prepare students today to succeed in tomorrow's world via accessible education, using emerging technologies and ideas. The university has to bring down the cost of education and increase student enrollment while managing costs in a reduced budget environment.This session will present a case study of how a Single Unified Cloud Platform can modernize HR with HCM Cloud: make operations more efficient through cost controls and accounts management with ERP Cloud; have better planning, budgeting and forecasting using EPM Cloud with the goal of meeting the university's core objective - attracting and retaining students, staff and faculty, and ensuring life success for graduates.

Rishi Mathur

Rishi Mathur
Senior Director
Drivestream

 

Day 5

Eastern Bank Transforms the Way it Manages People, Payroll and Processes

Session 109070 @ Surf B
Thursday, April 26
08:30 a.m. - 09:30 a.m.

With a history going back 200 years, Eastern Bank with its 1,900 employees is the largest mutual bank in the US. Eastern needed to improve access to HR data to better understand its talent and improve business decisions. The first phase was to implement a robust enterprise solution and focus on improving all people-related processes and the user experience. Oracle HCM Cloud was selected due to its breadth of solutions for talent acquisition, onboarding, self-service workflow, benefits, compensation, performance, learning, talent, and payroll. Come listen to the Eastern team share their implementation story and ongoing challenges and successes for each of the listed products in their HR transformation journey

Judy Huang

Judy Huang
Vice President
Drivestream

 

 

All-In with Cloud HCM, ERP and Planning Budgeting on a Single Unified Platform

Session 108250 @ Surf D
Thursday, April 26
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Learn how a Single Unified Cloud Platform can increase efficiencies and lower the cost of operations by modernizing your back office HR, Finance, and Planning & Budgeting, and help increase revenues by improving Relationship Management and Student Services.

Judy Huang

Judy Huang
Vice President
Drivestream

 

Drivestream is a leading provider of Management and IT Consulting services with a focus on strategic advice and tactical support for implementation, upgradation, maintenance and support of Oracle Cloud Applications.

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