What to Expect at COLLABORATE 17: Five Themes to Keep in Mind

Written by Samantha Hoppe | Mar 31, 2017

Every April, thousands of Oracle users and community members gather in Las Vegas for COLLABORATE. For one exciting week, the Oracle user community comes together face to face to share and learn from actual experiences through sessions, panels, and networking eventsThis annual conference empowers users of Oracle business applications and database software to gain greater value from their Oracle investments through real-world education and hands on learning.

TriCore Solutions is beyond proud to attend, sponsor, and present at the conference for the 9th year in a row this year!

COLLABORATE 17: Technology and Applications Forum for the Oracle Community, is where Oracle power users and IT decision makers find practical solutions for today and strategies for tomorrow. Here are the top 5 themes that we are expecting to see at the conference this year.

1. Digital transformation. 

Still a topic on everyone’s minds, the show should continue to dive deeper into how IT leaders can make this possible, rather than why it matters. Digital transformation can no longer be ignored as the benefits are endless - accurate insights, higher productivity, better resource allocation and can lead to better businesses decisions being made that will advance your company in the digital age. Learn more about Looking Beyong the CMO for Digital Transformation.

2. Hybrid cloud.

Expect to see this theme recurring throughout the show. From procurement to implementation, Oracle experts will get granular to share best practices. This TechTarget SearchOracle article has more detail on which tracks to attend to get the most out of your time at the show. How is Oracle advancing its own business to reflect this market trend? The conference should shed light on expected innovation and its investment in the cloud. This Forbes article gives a preview to brush up on Oracle business performance before heading off Las Vegas next week. Need some in-flight reading? Here are some additional resources to consider:

3. Business analytics.

In this Forbes OracleVoice article, Rob Preston of Oracle outlines the top 10 strategic CIO priorities for 2017. #3 on the list? “Put software and data analytics at the center of your company: the IoT challenge.”

Last year, Vikram Kosanam, Director BI Managed Services, presented his session about Oracle Business Intelligence 12C. His presentation provided an overview of the latest analytics suite release of Oracle BI System. He discussed the major changes to architecture and new updated feature sets such as visual analyzer, better life cycle management, BI Ask and Data Mashups. If you did not get to attend, you can view his whitepaper on the topic: BI 12C - The Next Generation of Business Intelligence Technology.

4. The underlying importance of applications. 

Oracle’s Balaji Thiagarajan stresses the importance of applications in tandem with analytics to “propel big data adoption” into the future. More on his industry observations here.

5. Professional development. 

As always, this show provides ample opportunities to develop skills and train IT teams to handle the rapidly changing landscape. From license requirements to EBS in the cloud, take the time to get up to speed on what you and your MSPs will need to master to be successful. More session suggestions here. The conference also offers great oppertunities for networking!


TriCore Solutions is honored to be a part of COLLABORATE & OAUG. It is exciting to see so many Oracle users in one place getting the latest information on Oracle EBS, Cloud Applications, Hyperion, Business Intelligence, Application Strategy, and SO much more. We are also proud to have our very own Vikram Kosanam present at the conference again this year for the 9th time in a row. View the details fot his session here.

Attending COLLABORATE 17? Come say hello to TriCore!