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…