sunnuntai 23. lokakuuta 2011

Busy November

November will be really busy. It's not just OUGF Autumn conference but also Nordic user group presidents' meeting in Copenhagen (Denmark), DOAG in Nuremberg (Germany) and BGOUG in Hissarya (Bulgaria). Not to mention that I must finish the strategy planning for Miracle Finland in November...
So if I am still ok after November I can do anything:)

Hope to see many of you this November in Finland, Denmark, Germany or Bulgaria!

OUGF Autumn conference is very close now....

The OUGF Autumn conference will take place in Helsinki on November the 3rd. I am sure it will be a great event: excellent speakers, delicious food and great company! Can not wait!
I am just a bit sad and worried that there will not be enough audience:(
Life is hard nowadays, people are not allowed to attend any conferences because there's too much work to do in their offices. Come on, bosses! You much educate your people otherwice they will be no use for you in couple of years. This business is fast and one must learn new things everyday!!!

torstai 6. lokakuuta 2011

On my way home from the OOW11

I am at the airport waiting for my plane. What a busy week it was!
I arrived on Saturday around noon. GCP reception and then to Graham's house for a lovely party. Thank you Graham!

Sunday was great. The EOUC booth was busy and the EOUC track well-taken. I think next year we should have two EOUC tracks! I was so busy on Sunday with all the EOUC work and meetings that I even missed Larry's keynote. ACE dinner on Sunday and then to the Finnish dinner for a drink ( I am still not able to eat two dinners which was a shame).

Monday early up and a breakfast session on engineered systems for SAP at 7. Some sessions, meetings and finally the launch of OEM 12c. I think I will like this product!

Tuesday early up again and a breakfast session on exadata. Very good session! I think I finally understand this now! Chief Security Officer Summit. A lot of new to learn and a great session about managing crises. Loved that presentation! Dinner at the academy of science. What a place for a dinner! Then a glas of wine with some friends and up to bed.

Wednesday like all other mornings 7 am the first session, this time on exalogic. Meetings and sessions. Had to skip the executive roundtable but had a great meeting with Mark Hurd. Looks like he understands the value of having active and strong user groups!
Larry's keynote (welldone Larry!) and during the keynote the sad news about Steve Jobs. Great man, big loss. Bloggers meetup and Paul's great speech for the memory of Steve Jobs.
Finally to Treasure island for the party. Sting was great but I was too tired to stay any longer after he stopped playing. Sorry I didn't hear the rest but can not do everything.

Thursday, already too tired and speaking Finnish to all my closest friends (who do not understand much Finnish;)). Meetings on WebLogic and Hyperion but no energy to go to any sessions.

Great event! I am glad I made the effort to come here! But can not wait to be home again!

maanantai 3. lokakuuta 2011

At the OOW

Second day at the OOW. Really enjoying. Started this morning at 7 with Exadata and SAP. And now Mark Hurd's keynote about to start.
Great event!