Meeting 06/18/2014

June 18 2014 6:00PM - 8:30PM
Location: Room A, 2nd floor, 20 Toronto Street, Toronto, ON

Spend an evening with us and network with fellow Oracle professionals in Greater Toronto Area. Snacks and refreshments provided. Join us!

*** Limited seating! ***
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Please note that your contact information is required to attend the June meetup and will be shared with Oracle, our sponsor for the meetup.

6:00PM - 6:30PM Networking
6:30PM - 7:30PM Oracle's Cloud Computing Strategy: Your Strategy, Your Cloud, Your Choice
By Gord McCart, Principal Sales Consultant, Oracle Cloud Pursuit Team
As enterprise adoption of cloud computing accelerates, organizations must have a strategy and plan for moving to the cloud. What should you put into public clouds? Should you create a private cloud? Should you use cloud applications, platform or infrastructure? What impact can the size of your company or industry have on your decision? How should organizations get started on the road to cloud computing? This session explores best practices for how organizations can move to cloud computing. See how to define your roadmap to a cloud environment, whether in a private, public or hybrid cloud. Examine the trade-offs of the different cloud models. See how Oracle's complete offering gives you the choice of the best implementation for your organization.

Bio: Gord McCart is a member of the Cloud Pursuit Team within Oracle’s Customer Strategy and Business Development organization. The Cloud Pursuit Team works with customers and internal Oracle organizations at multiple levels providing hands-on assistance, workshops and training related to public, private and hybrid cloud architecture. Gord has been part of the Oracle Enterprise Solutions Group (ESG is now a part of Customer Strategy and Business Development) since joining Oracle as part of the Sun acquisition where he was a member of the National Support group. Gord joined Sun as part of the StorageTek acquisition where he was also a member of the National Support group. Prior to joining StorageTe, Gord held a number of senior technical roles at several companies with responsibilities covering all aspects of IT.

7:30PM - 8:30PM Delivering Platform as a Service
By Marco Castillo, Principal Cloud Specialist, Oracle
IT leaders are turning to the cloud to increase agility and reduce costs. Learn how Oracle offers a complete Platform as a Service (PaaS) solution that provides significant standardization along with component re-use and sharing capabilities, all while decreasing levels of heterogeneity, complexity and cost. We’ll discuss how with PaaS, developers can leverage the platform instead of re-inventing the wheel to enable rapid development. This session will include live demonstrations that will show how organizations can get on the path to PaaS.

Bio: Marco is a seasoned IT Professional with over 16 years of enterprise-wide expertise and leadership. His most relevant specialties include Enterprise and Software Architecture, End to End Systems Management, Software Implementation and Consulting, Project Management, Retail Industry, Cloud Computing, Business Analytics, Omni-channel Commerce, ITIL Consulting, IT Service Management, and Presales Consulting.


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