Saturday, June 27, 2015

EMEA Oracle User Group Leader Summit 2015

I was participated in EMEA oracle user group leader summit in Lisbon.

June 1-3, Lisbon, Portugal.

Demographics : 40 user groups represented by 47 leaders and board members taking care of 75,000 members in EMEA. Overal EMEA have usergroups 65 countries and 170 usergroup
Membership represents today 75000 members

I was participated in Panel discussion, which was in top 5 sessions. The panel was comprised of 3 Oracle User Group leaders representing Denmark (Sten Vesterli), Latvia (Andrejs Vorobjovs) and Armenia (Richard Bezjian) plus the Digital Champion for Portugal at the European Commission (and VC Angel) António Murta.

Here is more information about my participation


I have got a lot of new information and I will share it with the user group members by email
and during user group members meetup.

Some closing comments from the user group leaders:

•I believe this summit had the perfect balance between Oracle messages and user group content.Good to measure our UG against methods used by other UG's to see if we are aligned or working in a total different way.

•We should improve the user group community platform and make it work. I think it is the need of the hour. User groups should not be fragmented by using multiple systems. Cloud is our present

•Sharing between Java and Oracle User Groups should be increased again. 

After day 1 we had networking diner with Sten Vesterly, Ami Aharonovich, Heli Heleskyaho, Milena Gerova, Ralf Koelling, Christian Trieb, Andrii Radionov, Bert Breeman and many others leaders from 40 user groups from 27 countries. #eouc2015

On a second day we discussed that we need  "shared calendar for user group events"
Calendars for today:

to share speakers with: ?


Some interesting notes and open questions:

Bitcoins was hacked?
Security can make revenue to a business, example apple store
Sony had bridge with employees , and they got security bridge.

Avoid security integration trap by using a cloud?

Do you user UBER example
Business sees the only opportunities in Cloud, IT sees only the problems 
Cloud solutions are purchased by business, not IT.
@EOUC #EOUC15 what role does a user group have in motivating users to develop new skills relevant to Cloud?Professional development...
Sam Hall -> speaking about self education , people more and more search in web and in social networsk, blogs, videos, events, they dont want to go out. It is a research. 

Also about EOUC Ambassador Election 2015:
During the EOUC Summit 2015 in Lisbon the Oracle user group presidents decided that the EOUC ambassador program will be continued. In the future there should be two ambassadors with a two year term each; they have to be elected in alternating years. The detailed process breakdown and a description of the ambassador role can be found at the EOUC Community site. Once the nominee accepts his nomination he can upload a manifesto and a photo which can be viewed via the following public link

As a president of LVOUG I will continue to support EOUC Ambassador with funding. 

And at the end we received 4 sketch notes from Linda Van Der Pal from the JDuchess. This is a very interesting summary for this event! Check it out