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Chicago Oracle Users Group & the Midwest Oracle Users Group Conference

Two User Groups. One Unforgettable Conference.

COUG and MOUG invite you to spend the day with Oracle pilot,

Sean Tucker, and the best in business Oracle speakers.

Oracle Chicago  |  August 14, 2018  |  8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

MOUG and COUG will combine forces on Tuesday, August 14th (just before the Chicago Air and Water Show that weekend) to bring you aerobatic pilot Sean Tucker (Oracle’s incredible pilot that flies the Oracle plane).  This will be a special meeting that includes Oracle ACES, ACE Directors, Authors, Oracle Product Managers & other leading edge experts presenting on the Oracle Database, Chatbots, Robots with Oracle, In-depth Oracle Optimizer, SQL, PL/SQL, APEX, and more.

Venue will be at the Oracle offices in the Willis Tower (Sears Tower).

Register now to:

1. Reserve your spot. (Space is limited)
2. Enter for a chance to win Executive tickets to the Chicago Air and Water
3. Enter for a chance to win an Executive ride with Sean Tucker

Attendees will get a meet and greet + an autographed hat by Sean Tucker.  Breakfast and lunch are included.

Registration is Closed.

Venue: Oracle Chicago

Willis Tower
233 S Wacker Dr
(312) 651-8000

Parking is available both on Wacker and Franklin Streets. Prices vary from $15 to $35 dollars per day.

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8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Registration and Breakfast
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Keynote: Chatbots & Robots Interfacing with Oracle
Rich Niemiec, Viscosity North America
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Keynote: Sean Tucker, Oracle Plane Aerobatic Pilot + Meet and Greet
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM Keynote: 12c/18c Latest & Greatest PL/SQL Features
Steven Feuerstein, Oracle Corporation Architect/Author
11:45 AM – 12:30 PM Keynote: Backing up to the Cloud – The Oracle Autonomous Database
Maria Colgan, Oracle Master Product Manager
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch Break, Tony Jedlinski, Konoso, leads our expert panel Q&A during lunch.
Track 1: Database Track 2: Development
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Exadata Cloud Tips;
Move to the Cloud (How to prepare!)
Nitin Vengurlekar, Viscosity
Oracle APEX
I’ll make YOU the Expert!
Jerry Ward, Viscosity
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM 12.2+ Optimizer (i.e. The Brain)
Optimizer Statistics & the New Advisor
Janis Griffin, Solarwinds
Oracle APEX 18.1 New Features
The Best New Features of 18.1
Scott Spendolini, Viscosity
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM MySQL 8
Mike Messina, AdvizeX
Promote Your Knowledge with Your Community and Oracle APEX
Sandro Ferreira, Sotful
4:30 PM – 5:00 PM Closing Statements and Raffle


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Keynote Speakers

Sean Tucker

Sean Tucker

Pilot Extraordinaire for Team Oracle

Sean has been flying airshows worldwide since the mid-70’s and has won numerous aerobatic competitions. In that time, he has flown more than 1,275 performances at more than 525 airshows, in front of more than 135 million fans.

The level of professionalism and discipline in Sean’s airshows is no coincidence. He practices his airshow routine three times every day. To endure the extreme physical demands of each routine, Sean maintains a rigorous physical training schedule, working out more than 340 days per year.

Named as one of the Living Legends of Flight, Sean is a member of an elite group of aviators and astronauts that includes General Jimmy Doolittle, General “Chuck” Yeager, and John Glenn.

When asked about flying airshows, Sean responds, “I like to think that I bring the fans’ dreams of flying into the plane with me and there’s nowhere I’d rather be than in the cockpit. That’s why I train so hard to keep a finely tuned edge.”

In addition to being a phenomenal aviator, Sean is also a larger than life character who inspires millions of Americans. And he is passionate about the Team Oracle program. His goal is to “share the magic of flight with Team Oracle’s guests by inspiring and thrilling them. “I want them to go away saying that the airshow was one of the most engaging days of their lives.”

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Maria Colgan

Maria Colgan

Master Product Manager at Oracle Corporation

Maria Colgan is a master product manager at Oracle Corporation and has been with the company since version 7.3 was released in 1996. Maria is responsible for evangelizing new database functionality and getting feedback from customers and partners incorporated into future releases of the product. Prior to this role, she was the product manager for Oracle Database In-Memory and the query optimizer. Based on Maria’s extensive experience in Oracle’s Server Technology Performance Group – where she conducted competitive customer benchmarks and tuning sessions – she develops and delivers material on the Oracle Database and the best practices for incorporating it into your environments. She is also the author of the SQLMaria blog

Steven Feuerstein

Steven Feuerstein

Oracle Architect & Author Oracle Corporation

Steven Feuerstein is Oracle Corporation’s Developer Advocate for PL/SQL, and an expert on the Oracle PL/SQL language, having written ten books on PL/SQL, including Oracle PL/SQL Programming and Oracle PL/SQL Best Practices (all published by O’Reilly Media). Steven has been developing software since 1980, spent five years with Oracle back in the “old days” (1987-1992), and was PL/SQL Evangelist for Quest Software (and then Dell) from January 2001 to February 2014 – at which point he returned joyfully to Oracle Corporation. He was one of the original Oracle ACE Directors and writes regularly for Oracle Magazine, which named him the PL/SQL Developer of the Year in both 2002 and 2006. He is also the first recipient of ODTUG’s Lifetime Achievement Award (2009).

Rich Niemiec

Rich Niemiec

Chief Innovation Officer, Viscosity North America

Rich Niemiec is the current Chief Innovation Officer of Viscosity North America. Rich is an Oracle Ace Director, a world renowned IT Expert, and was a co-founder and the CEO of TUSC, a Chicago-based systems integrator of Oracle-based business solutions started in 1988. Rich has served as President of Rolta TUSC and Rolta EICT.

Rich is the past President of the International Oracle Users Group (IOUG) and the current President of the Midwest Oracle Users Group (MOUG). Rich has architected and tuned many Fortune 500 systems over the past 25 years.

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Oracle Corporation


This event is co-hosted with Oracle Corporation.  Both Oracle and Viscosity North America will have access to your personal information, and either Oracle or Viscosity North America may provide you with sales or product promotion information. Each party will be responsible for managing their own use of your personal information. We recommend you review the privacy policies of these partners (Oracle privacy policy) to address any questions you have regarding their handling of your personal information.

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