Melbourne, Victoria - Wednesday, 15th November 2023

328 Flinders Street, Melbourne VIC 3000


Connect 2023 Program​

TimeCloudApps - Tompkins RoomDevelopment - Davies RoomDatabase / Emerging Technologies - King Edward Ballroom
8.00am - 8.30amRegistration - Vestibule Trade Exhibition Open - Atrium
8.30am- 8.45amAUSOUG Connect 2023 Welcome - King Edward Ballroom
8.45am - 9.30am Everyday is Earth Day – leveraging Oracle ERP and EPM to accelerate your readiness for mandatory reporting and decarbonisation strategies

Lawrance Koo
From Data to Insights: Exploring OCI AI Services in Oracle APEX

Toufiq Mohammed
Prepare for Oracle Database 23c

Charles Kim
(Viscosity USA)
9.30am - 10.30am
Executive Roundtable Session 1 (By Invitation Only) - Bresnan Room

Next-generation Security and Strategies for New Age Security Decision Makers
Brandon Horn and Simon Keys
9.35am - 10.20am Achieve enterprise grade, self-service reporting from EBS, Fusion and other data sources

Rupesh Sharma
(Orbit Analytics)
Extending Oracle Fusion Apps with Visual Builder - An Introduction

Shay Shmeltzer
A Holistic Approach to Migrating Oracle Workloads to the Cloud

Thomas Camarro
10.20am - 10.40amMorning Tea/ Coffee - Atrium
10.40am - 11.25am Unleashing Financial Transformation: Harnessing the Power of the Right Reporting Software for EBS and Financials Cloud

Stephen Pryde
MLE In Action – Microservice ‘power tools’ for APEX

Mark Griffiths
(Solution 250)
Elevate your Cloud Apps and Database Operational Experience with Observability & Management (O&M;)

Tam Nguyen (in-person) & Steven Lemme
11:15am- 12:15pm
Executive Roundtable Session 2 (By Invitation Only) - Bresnan Room

Embedded Generative AI in SaaS Applications
Liam Murray

11.30am - 12:15pm Oracle eBusiness Suite & OCI - Why, How and Lessons Learnt

Mark Burgess
(Burgess Consulting)
Managing state in Microservices using Oracle Coherence on Kubernetes

Tim Middleton
Taking your Oracle data protection to AI-powered resilience built for a Zero Trust world

Trichy (Prem) Premkumar
12.15pm - 12.45pm Keynote Address - King Edward Ballroom

Stephen Bovis
MD Oracle Australia
12.45pm - 1.45pm Lunch - Vestibule

Stephen Bovis available for chats
1:45pm - 2.30pm "Oracle Panel Discussion"
Managing the Modern Workforce

Liam Murray & Ailin Bonilla
APEX 23.x features

Toufiq Mohammed
Oracle 21c and 23c New Features Hands-on-Lab

Gavin Soorma
1:45pm - 2.45pm
Executive Roundtable Session 3 (By Invitation Only) - Bresnan Room

AI: Oracle – Business adoption of AI
Jason Reinhardt and William Edmond
2.35pm - 3.20pm Two birds with one stone: the world's fastest EBS reporting and data upload

Andy Haack
MyRISK: Using the ADB Data Centric Architecture for modern SaaS development

David Vohradsky
Oracle on Azure

Chris Olsen
3:20pm - 3.40pmAfternoon Tea - Atrium
3:40pm - 4.25pmOracle Cloud ERP Implementation Critical Success Factors

Jade Dellios
APEX security scanning - what can we learn from it?

Lino Schildenfeld

The Data Lakehouse for the Oracle Data Engineer

Charles Kim
(Viscosity USA)
4.30pm - 5.15pm Managing Oracle Cloud ERP Subscriptions

Mark Griffiths
(Solution 250)
Oracle Customer Success Services (CSS) helps accelerate your success with Oracle

Gavin Simmonds
Modernise your data security, stay compliant and get ahead of what’s next

Simon Keys

5.15pm - 6.15pmNetworking Hour (Drinks & Nibbles)
This program is subject to change at the discretion of AUSOUG

For all further information or questions please reach out to

We are working towards finalising the Connect 2023 program and will update the below speaker and program list accordingly


Senior Cloud Solution Architect Data & AI

Microsoft Australia

CSS’s Security Executive Director for ANZ and Japan


Vice President - Oracle Customer Success Services Australia and New Zealand


Director in Consulting’s Enterprise Technology Oracle Practice