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What’s Important Now to Understand the Path Ahead Executive Breakfast

Be our guest October 25th, 2017 

Learn how other businesses are taking advantage of Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT), and the Oracle Cloud with either an on-premise or hybrid cloud architecture.

Join Oracle and Platinum Partner Viscosity as they talk with other executives about Innovation and the Path Ahead.

Allium Restaurant & Bar, led by Executive Chef Sean Murray, is frequently named one of the top dining destinations in the Gold Coast. Located inside the Four Seasons Hotel, this upscale breakfast experience is one that you won’t soon forget.

At this exclusive, executive breakfast, learn how others are taking advantage of Big Data, Internet of Things (IOT), and the Oracle Cloud with either an on-premise or a hybrid cloud architecture.

Willie Hardie and Rich Niemiec will discuss:

  • Innovation and the Path Ahead
  • Leveraging Big Data and IOT
  • Where Oracle is going
  • What’s Next!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 8:30AM-10:00AM CST








Four Seasons Hotel

120 East Delaware Place

Chicago, IL. 60611

Bellevue Room


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Willie Hardie

Willie Hardie

Oracle Database Product Manager, Oracle

William Hardie is responsible for Oracle Database product management, focusing on growing Oracle’s business in the global database, data warehousing, and embedded database markets. His area of expertise includes Oracle Database, Oracle Exadata, Oracle Real Application Clusters, Oracle In-Memory Database Cache, Oracle Advanced Compression, and other key Oracle Database options. Hardie has been in IT for more than 25 years and has specialized in relational database technologies for more than 20 years. Originally from Edinburgh, Scotland, he has worked with Oracle Database since Release 5.

Rich Niemiec

Rich Niemiec

CIO, Viscosity

Rich Niemiec is the current Chief Innovation Officer of Viscosity North America. As an Oracle Ace Director and world-renowned IT Expert, Rich was a co-founder and 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). His accolades include being one of six originally honored worldwide Oracle Certified Masters. His 34 years of experience includes database administration, performance tuning, project management, and technical education. In 2017, he authored “Oracle12c Performance Tuning Tips & Techniques”, an update of his previous four best sellers; Oracle8i, 9i, 10g, and 11i Performance Tuning.  

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