OTN Tour South America 2017: Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil

Time flies – and the OTN Tour South America 2017: Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil is over for me. I’m back home. OTN Tour South America 2017: Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil But Id like to thank many people. It was an awesome tour again. I participated for the forth time. And I learned a lot again. From customers who discussed their upgrades and migrations with me. From the other presenters who did a terrific job. A very big Thank You to all the people who organized the events. I liked it a lot. And you deserve a lot of credits for…

OTN Tour Latin America 2017 – See you soon (again)

Oracle OTN Tour Latin America 2017 – Database Upgrade Team will be there. I did not participate in last year’s LAD OTN Tour through Latin and South America. And to be honest: I really missed it. So this year is a new chance. I will head out in less than a week and start my journey in Uruguay, then Argentina and finally Brazil. Unfortunately there was no possibility to include more stops even though I would have loved to see other places and customers as well. The good news: Hector and Byron from the Upgrade Team will cover many of…

OTN Tour LAD – Panama, Costa Rica, Mexico, Guatemala

OTN Tour Latin America 2016 is ready to take off And for me it’s the first time in 4 years that I won’t be able to participate. Which is very sad as it is such a great thing to meet all these wonderful people, not only from the User Groups doing all the orga stuff but also discussing with customers, learning from skilled and knowledgeable co-presenters, the entire travel, the wonderful cities … I miss this already. Maybe next year … Nevertheless, the Database Upgrade team will present – and thanks to the tour organizers for accepting the talks of…

Recap – OTN Tour EMEA – Baku, Azerbaijan – 2016

Working on a Saturday is not common for me but happens from time to time mostly when I travel abroad or when a customer has a critical upgrade or migration on a weekend. Having 120 skilled and enthusiastic people in a conference day on a Saturday is VERY UNCOMMON. And having them stay from 9am to 6pm is a sign that the selection of topics fit the interest of the audience – and the presenters got their attention the entire day. Please find the slides and the Hands-On-Lab here: Ensure Performance Stability When Upgrading Oracle Databases Upgrade, Migrate, Consolidate to…

Recap – OTN Tour EMEA – Milano, Italy – 2016

Thanks for this excellent day yesterday in Milano for the OTN EMEA Tour 2016. What a great audience, excellent speakers covering a broad spectrum – and also a perfect organization. In case you need the slides please find them here (or many more including the Hands-On-Lab) in the Slides Download Center to your right (scroll down a bit): Ensure Performance Stability When Upgrading Oracle Databases How Oracle Single-Tenant will change a DBA’s life (currently minus the 12.2 slides) I’m looking forward to Baku, Azerbaijan now – but I hope as well that the Italian User Group will stay now more…

OTN Tour EMEA 2016 – Milan and Baku

Time to travel a bit. OTN Tour EMEA 2016 has started yesterday in Düsseldorf, and tomorrow, May 12, Milan will be on the route. Then on to Baku, Azerbaijan for the event on Saturday, May 14. First time for me. And I’m so looking forward to it. For Baku you will need to hurry as only 20 tickets are left. Thanks to all the people like Ludovico Caldara and Kamran Agayev and all the others for their hard work setting ip those events. And I look forward to see you and learn a lot from the Oracle ACE Directors presenting…

Beijing, Seoul – and OTN Tour Tokyo – just in one week

Uhhh … next week will be a tough traveling experience. 19870 km (12347 mi), all in cattle class on 4 different airlines. I tried to avoid Lufthansa as they canceled recently flights I heavily relied on – with no reason! And there’s still a huge risk of announcing just their 9th strike within a year and a bit. But I’m really looking forward to the workshops, to see all the colleagues, customers and of course some great friends. Roy and I will do two internal two-day workshops in Beijing and Seoul with each more than 50 participants – and we’ll…

Nordics OTN ACE Tour 2013 – Recap

The Nordics OTN ACE Tour 2013 with stops in Stockholm, Ballerup/Copenhagen and Oslo is over. A very intense week with plenty of excellent presentations from Lonneke Dikmans, Sten Vesterli, Tim Hall and others. I’m always impressed how much those people know and how good they present. It’s such a great learning experience. And there’s always some time to talk about weired things apart from the Oracle cosmos. So thanks a lot, folks – it was a pleasure to travel with you. And many many thanks also to the people from ORCAN, DOUG and OUGN. Everything worked out so well. And…

Muchas gracias, Buenos Aires :-)

Again, thanks a lot to everybody who did attend to our Lab at the OTN Tour 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and/or to Roy’s talk about Data Pump in Oracle Database 12c and my presentation about News in Database Upgrades to Oracle Database 12c on August 7. It was our pleasure to meet and work together with you. And thanks to the local folks of ArOUG organizing such a great event and taking care on us. And – on another note – the person who did accidentally take one of our 64GB thumb drives at the Hands-On-Lab may please send it…

Muchas gracias, Montevideo :-)

Muchas gracias to everybody who did attend our Hands-On-Lab on Monday and Roy’s presentation yesterday at the OTN Tour 2013 in Montevideo. And thanks a lot to our hosts, Edelweiss, Nelson, Paolo and Daniel from the UYOUG. You were so nice, so helpful, so hospitable – it made this event and our stay a very special thing! As usual you can download the slides from the Slides Download Center to the right (scroll down a bit, please). And as I enjoyed Montevideo a lot here are a few impressions: -Mike

OTN Tour South America: Uruguay, Argentina & Brazil

I really don’t look forward to a 20 hour trip in coach from Munich to Montevideo, Uruguay. But I’m looking forward to meet and see many tech folks in Montevideo, Buenos Aires and Sao Paolo during the next week. Roy and I will deliver a Hands-On-Lab in Montevideo on Monday and in Buenos Aires on Wednesday. Plus presentations on Tuesday, Thursday and finally Saturday in Sao Paolo. Well, and our colleagues in Brazil have taken the chance to schedule 3 customer visits in Rio and Sao Paolo on Friday in between 🙂 After this week I will need a few…

Thanks to our User Groups in Panama, Costa Rica, and Mexico!

I just have a few moments in the airport to say “Thanks!” to the Oracle User Groups in Panama, Costa Rica, and Mexico for a great series of events last week. Your hospitality was wonderful, and I appreciate the work that goes into organizing and running events like these. And thanks especially to everybody who  came to learn about the variety of topics: Database Upgrades, Oracle Database 12c, Hadoop, EBS, Enterprise Manager, and more. Mike and I are looking forward to the OTN Tour events next week in Montevideo, Buenos Aires, and São Paulo!

OTN Tour Latin America 2013

While Mike is in Shanghai for OOW, I’ll be participating in the 2013 OTN Tour in Latin America. This week includes events in Panama, Costa Rica, and Mexico where I will have two sessions at each: Migrate and Consolidate your Databases using Data Pump What ́s New in Database Upgrade Both Mike and I will be participating in the August events in Uruguay, Argentina, and Brazil as well. But if you can’t make it to these or other upcoming events, the slides are ready for download!

OTN APAC Tour 2012: Bangkok, Thailand – RECAP

Thanks to everybody who did attend at the OTN APAC Tour in Bangkok on Monday, Oct 21. It was a pleasure for me to be back in Bangkok again even though I didn’t have much time again due to my overnight flight to Seoul after the workshop. But thanks for your questions – I will follow up as soon as I’m getting back home. And thanks to Francisco Alvarez, Oracle ACE Director from New Zealand, for inviting me. It was a pleasure presenting together with Francisco, Kamran Nagayev, Oracle ACE Director from Azerbaidjan and Tanakorn Tavornsasnavong from Bangkok. I have…

OTN APAC Tour 2012: Bangkok, Thailand – Oct 22, 2012

Roy had done some of the South America OTN Tour 2012 dates earlier this year in Peru and Chile. And I’m looking forward to present next Monday, October 22nd, 2012, on the OTN Tour 2012 in Bangkok, Thailand. The event will be held at the Eastin Grand Hotel in Bangkok. Register today for the OTN APAC Tour 2012 in Bangkok, Thailand! Presentations will include: 9:30am – 10:15am: Best Practices for Upgrading to Oracle Database 11.2 1:00pm – 1:45pm: How to improve Upgrade Performance – Real Speed, Real Customers, Real Secrets 2:45pm – 3:30pm: Oracle Data Pump: Overview and Best Practices…