Believe it or not, Collaborate 2013 is here. It marks the 20th anniversary of the IOUG. We talk a talk about information lifecycle managrment (ILM) or full lifecycle of the project. Likewise, user groups such as IOUg have it's lifecycle of infancy, growth, diversification as so on. Oracle with its spree of acquisition and diversification of product portfolio, keeps the users groups on its feet as well. Groups like IOUG arrange Board meetings, typically at Collaborate, even before the main vent starts, to allow brainstorming and stay current with all the developments in the industry and the Oracle user landscape.
While Collaborate is great place to listen to the experiences from the fellow users, make best use of the other opportunities such as networking, providing feedback to the User groups, SIG's so that they can improve and meet the user expectations. You will find the IOUG Board of Directors and the SIG leaders in many of the IOUG events.. Feel free to provide your inputs and specially if you would like to volunteer. These are volunteer driven organizations.
IOUG has organized the below event, to provide additional value to its members:
IOUG’s 20th Anniversary Strategic Leadership Program at COLLABORATE 13
I look forward to the busiest week for me every year and connect with friends, industry peers while I speak on topics like OBIEE, Engineered Systems, Big Data Analytics and Weblogic.