Oracle OpenWorld


Oracle OpenWorld 2018 | October 22-25, 2018

Move at the speed of innovation. Cloud is the catalyst. Digital is the mindset. Transformation is what’s next.

Join Deloitte for Oracle OpenWorld 2018 and learn how your organization can move at the speed of innovation. As the Global Sponsor of Oracle OpenWorld for the seventh consecutive year, Deloitte will once again shape the conference agenda. With Cloud-enabled business transformation on the forefront of our client's minds, our practitioners are ready to engage and showcase the power of Deloitte + Oracle Cloud.

Explore the interactive Deloitte Session Guide here.

Whether you're are looking to attend Imagine Now theatre presentations, interact with practitioners during live solution demos in our Experience Now learning center or simply drop by to learn more about Deloitte's Oracle capabilities and services, the Deloitte exhibit is a value-packed destination at Oracle OpenWorld.


Main Deloitte Booth | Moscone South | Booth #1303


Monday, October 22 | 9:45 am – 5:45 pm
Tuesday, October 23 | 10:30 am - 5:45 pm
Wednesday, October 24 | 10:30 am - 4:45 pm

Whether you ‘re are looking to attend Imagine Now theatre presentations, interact with practitioners during live solution demos in our Experience Now learning center or simply drop by to learn more about Deloitte's Oracle capabilities and services, the Deloitte exhibits are a value-packed destination at Oracle OpenWorld.

Equality and Inclusion Panel

Join Deloitte and The Female Quotient for daily panel discussions focused on Equality and Inclusion in the workplace. Topics and agenda below. All discussions will be held at Deloitte Booth #1303 in The Exchange.

Monday, October 22 | 3:00PM
Focus: Inclusivity and the Future of Work

Tuesday, October 23 | 3:00PM
Focus: Unspoken Conversations - The Truth About Diversity

Wednesday, October 24 | 3:00PM
Focus: Rewriting the Rules For Men and Women at Work

Learning Sessions

Deloitte will be delivering a diverse set of speaking sessions across audience groups throughout the conference. Our sessions are listed in the drop downs below and in the Deloitte OpenWorld 2018 Learning Guide, available for download.

For the complete OpenWorld agenda, and to create your personalized schedule, visit the Session Catalog.

Explore the interactive Deloitte Session Guide.

FedEx, Delivering Oracle Cloud Analytics At Scale [CAS2838]

Thursday, October 25 | 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. | Moscone West - Room 3007

Description: FedEx is transforming the back office with Oracle Cloud. In this session learn how Oracle Analytics Cloud and Oracle Exadata Cloud is transforming the speed and availability of analysis for global business users. Teaming with Deloitte Consulting, FedEx is reaping the rewards of a cloud-first approach to analytics powered by Oracle. FedEx and Deloitte use a specific hybrid source transition strategy to successfully bring the enterprise to the cloud in conjunction with other aspects of FedEx’s overall path to the cloud. Learn about the journey from many disparate on-premises systems all over the world to a global consolidated analytical solution.


  • Jason Davis, Manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Mike Mitchell, Manager FSAC, FedEx Express


From Spreadsheets to Real-Time Talent Insight: Driving Oracle HCM Cloud Analytics [CAS3758]

Monday, October 22 | 5:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. | Marriott Marquis (Golden Gate Level) - Golden Gate C3

Description: In a world where the only constant is change, access to actionable talent insight any time and anywhere has become critical to competing in the marketplace. In this session learn how Cummins Inc., in partnership with Deloitte Consulting, designed and deployed a fully integrated and modern analytics cloud solution leveraging talent data from disparate HR technology platforms using the full suite of Oracle Analytics in the cloud in just 16 weeks. Now, equipped with automated data management, comprehensive data visualization, historical trend analysis, and other critical and next-generation HR metrics, the Cummins HR organization is capitalizing on key talent insights and driving value to the business.


  • Richard Solari, Managing Director, Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Faye Garrett, Executive Director, Human Resources Information Systems, Cummins Inc.

A JD Edwards EnterpriseOne UX One Case Study: The Perfect Partner to Classic Applications [CAS2139]

Wednesday, October 24 | 3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Park Central (Floor 2) - Olympic

Description: In this session hear how using classic Oracle’s JD Edwards applications built using traditional tool sets, when paired with JD Edwards EnterpriseOne UX One composite pages, created a simple yet cost-effective global data visualization solution for Chevron. The familiar and intuitive JD Edwards EnterpriseOne UX One applications with an alert, analyze, and act paradigm improved productivity in real-life situations for Chevron’s finance users. The session includes a case study of how data visualization along with application personalization was able to improve upward reporting of finance metric dashboards as well as assisting supervisors in their day-to-day troubleshooting of finance data, such as data integrity errors, out-of-compliance transactions, and misaligned balances.


  • Stephen Shim, Sr. Manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Bernie Mitchell, Specialist Leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP


Enterprise Financial Planning with Oracle Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service [CAS1122]

Wednesday, October 24 | 3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Moscone South - Room 154

Description: In this session see how Western Digital (WD) transformed its planning and reporting process with a multistage implementation of Oracle Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service. WD merged with Sandisk and HGST and as a result had three disparate planning processes managed by and consolidated within Excel. Oracle Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service’s prebuilt, uniform planning process and simple, intuitive planning forms, dashboards, and interface allowed WD to standardize its planning process, introduce driver-based forecasting, and offer a centralized, consolidated, trusted reporting environment.


  • Samrat Chakraborty, Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Sree Putreddi, Senior Manager, EPM Platform, Western Digital Corporation
  • Bill Roy, Senior Director Information Technology, Western Digital Corporation


Improved Business Outcomes: Moving from Oracle Hyperion to Oracle EPM Cloud [BUS3925]

Wednesday, October 24 | 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Moscone South - Room 157

Description: First introduced in February 2014, Oracle EPM Cloud has grown significantly in solution footprint as well as customer adoption, and now offers a complete set of proven EPM capabilities in the cloud, deployed by several thousand global customers. But moving to the cloud is not about simply lifting and shifting capabilities from on-premises to the cloud; it’s an opportunity to reinvent and transform your business processes and infuse them with best practices and emerging technologies. Attend this session to learn about companies that have successfully migrated from Oracle Hyperion to Oracle EPM Cloud to transform business processes within and beyond finance.


  • Srinivasa Chinnam, Specialist Leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Jennifer Toomey, Senior Director, EPM Cloud Product Marketing, Oracle
  • Nikhil Dokania, Director, Hertz.


Journey to the Cloud: Enabling Oracle EPM Cloud for Hilton Grand Vacations [CAS6333]

Tuesday, October 23 | 12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. | Moscone South - Room 152

Description: Hilton Grand Vacations recently went through a divestiture that resulted in the need for new and improved close and reporting processes. Working with Deloitte the company began its journey to Oracle EPM Cloud to help solve its complex business reporting needs. In this session hear about its experiences, lessons learned, and the benefits gained from the initiatives leveraging Oracle EPM Cloud for financial close.


  • Mark Plunkey, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Scott Martin, Specialist Leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Rich Wilkie, Senior Director, Product Mgmt EPM Apps Cloud, Oracle
  • Deo Balkaran, Senior Director Corporate Systems, Hilton Grand Vacations
  • Charles Maisch, Senior Director, Information Management and Analytics , Hilton Grand Vacations


Oracle Cloud Implementation Case Study for Oil and Gas Industry [CAS3749]

Thursday, October 25 | 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. | Moscone South - Room 155

Description: The oil and gas industry is facing a number of market shifts and disruptors, including digital innovation, M&A activities, and the changing workforce. In this session learn how Oracle ERP Cloud can be deployed in the oil and gas industry, and how cloud adoption can be the starting point for the future digital finance platform. The session also includes a case study of a company’s journey through solution selection, implementation, and the key lessons learned in achieving technology and process standardization. Explore unique industry processes driving project complexity, and get a comprehensive solution overview for accounting and integration.


  • Howard Glanville, Managing Director, Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Srinivas Venneti, Senior Leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP


Robotic Process Automation: Bots Have Arrived, Are They Helping You? [CAS2875]

Tuesday, Oct 23, 1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. | Park Central (Floor 2) – Concordia

Description: In your quest to lower costs, drive efficiency, improve quality, and gain competitive edge, have you tapped robotic technology yet? Robots or simply bots are increasingly a part of the virtual workforce, mimicking human actions to perform repetitive, high-volume tasks. Benefits of robotic process automation (RPA) include reduced labor cost, improved data quality, and better analytics. However, selecting a process for RPA can be tricky. This session explores the typical process selection criteria, highlights some use cases for RPA deployed at an integrated global energy company using Oracle’s JD Edwards, and provides a demo of a bot in action. See how bots can be used as an integrator between systems where integration adapters are not readily available.


  • Hrishikesh Valsangkar, Specialist Leader, Project Manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Enrique Barrantes, Business Analyst and RPA Lead, Chevron Corporation


Six digital disrupters finance teams can use to create enterprise value [BUS6473]

Monday, October 22 | 3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Moscone South - Room 207

Description: Financial systems are evolving rapidly and finance teams now have the opportunity to uncover insights and drive efficiencies that can move the enterprise forward. Join us and explore the six digital disrupters that leading organizations are using to create business value. Learn how Deloitte’s Finance in a Digital World offering combined with the power of Oracle Cloud Finance can help your organizations put these disrupters to work -- exploring massive amounts of information to drive insights, reducing costs, increasing efficiency and reducing risk all while enabling value creation across the entire enterprise.


  • Girija Krishnamurthy, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Shagun Goyal, Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • David Carney, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP


Thinking beyond the numbers: Finance as digital driver [BUS6474]

Wednesday, October 24 | 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Moscone South - Room 207

Description: We are living in the early days of the fourth industrial revolution with advances in exponential digital technologies such as RPA, cognitive computing, and blockchain, and this digital disruption is impacting every facet of an enterprise. CFOs and the finance organization can either help drive this “digital agenda” or be left behind. With Oracle Cloud, the agility of the finance functions can be increased by appropriately identifying and deploying digital enablers. Join us and learn how this new class of digital disruptors are transforming how the work of finance gets done.


  • Girija Krishnamurthy, Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Shagun Goyal, Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • David Carney, Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Sid Pinnamaneni, Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Fulfilling the Tall Order: Sustaining Branding Beyond Candidate Experience [PRO4159]

Monday, October 22 | 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. | Moscone South - Room 154

Description: Companies must demonstrate that they are dedicated to respectful and a forward-facing digital employee experience, but this can be a tall order. Employee and candidate experience goes beyond branding. Today’s workforce expect meaningful opportunities, information about career opportunities, and advancement early and often. The whole employee value proposition needs to be seamless. Pressure on companies and organizations has increased in recent years. In this session discover how Oracle HCM Cloud can help build a cohesive branding experience. See a user-friendly approach to communicating to all stakeholders that you value their contributions and expertise.


  • Laura Andrews, Specialist Master, Deloitte Consulting LLP


HCM General Session - Oracle HCM Cloud Product Innovations and Roadmap [PKN3850]

Monday, October 22 | 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. | Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) Theater

Description: In this session hear the latest exciting news about Oracle HCM Cloud. Learn how Oracle is incorporating decision science, machine learning, adaptive intelligence, and other innovations for everyday use, and see how the newsfeed user experience provides the same functionality on both mobile and desktop. Learn about all the exciting new release information and the near-term roadmap. Understand how Oracle HCM Cloud can transform how you do business.


  • Michael Stephan, US HR Transformation Offering Leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Christopher Leone, Senior Vice President, Applications Development, Oracle



NOV’s Approach to Cross-Pillar Implementation: An HCM Perspective (formatting) - Industry [CAS6557]

Tuesday, October 23 | 12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. | Moscone South - Room 208

Description: As National Oilwell Varco (NOV) prepared to move to the Cloud, one of its primary concerns focused on how their cross-pillar applications would integrate while delivering a consumer grade user experience to their workforce. In this session, learn how NOV teamed with Deloitte Consulting, to deliver a modern HCM solution that integrates with existing cloud applications.


  • Marc Levinson, Managing Director, HR Transformation, Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Marissa Draheim, HRIS Project Manager, National Oilwell Varco


Navigating the Future of Work [BUS6558]

Monday, October 22 | 12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. | Moscone South - Room 207

Description: The world is changing, and with that, the workforce of the future will be very different than it is today. Driven by accelerating connectivity, new talent models, and cognitive tools, even the work itself is changing. In this session, explore the latest Human Capital trends and their potential impact on the Future of Work.


  • Chetan Jain, Principal, HR Transformation, Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Keith Burr, Principal, HR Transformation, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Creating an Integrated Risk and Performance Measurement System [BUS6290]

Monday, October 22 | 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Park Central (Floor 2) - Metropolitan III

Description: In today's environment, financial institutions face the challenge of creating incremental growth in both the top-line revenue and in profitability. This is especially true within a low-growth environment where operating model changes are approached cautiously and disruptive technologies may be viewed as a threat. Traditional methods of performance measures alone will not provide insights for decision-making. In this session explore how data can be the unifying factor in joining both operational and performance measures to drive risk and financial outcomes and enable fact-based decision-making. Hear a banker's perspective on how to modernize a profitability framework and measurement platform.


  • Anil Tondavadi, Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Indy Weerasinghe, Head of Profitability, M&T Bank


Industry Session: FedEx Hybrid Cloud Integration Strategy [CAS3614]

Tuesday, Oct 23, 12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. | Moscone West - Room 3012

Description: FedEx’s Corporate Transformation team is responsible for the design and implementation of world-class enterprise solutions. The group is in year three of its five-year journey to modernize and transform its finance, accounting, and supply chain functions. In this session learn why it adopted a hybrid cloud model to enable this transformation and get an update on this journey. Hear about the team's groundbreaking work as the group discusses its vision, roadmap, experience, and lessons learned


  • Michael Bunney, Global Client Advisor, Oracle
  • Michael Dearen, Director, FedEx Corporation
  • Monis Muzaffar, Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP


Demystifying Life Sciences and Healthcare Revenue Management in the Cloud Marketplace [BUS1467]

Thursday, October 25 | 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. | Park Central (Floor 3) - Stanford

Description: The highly regulated life sciences and healthcare industry sectors pose unique and complex requirements for contacts, billing, pricing, claims, chargebacks, and rebates, but the profitability of the business is tightly knit with these processes. With the migration to SaaS at the forefront of CIO objectives, the demand for a streamlined revenue management and billing solution has grown exponentially. This session demystifies complex, sector-based requirements and provides an overview of both cloud and hybrid solutions based on market analysis, and also includes specifics on the Oracle Cloud solution. The analysis includes market trends for outsourcing versus in-house business processes and impacts to the bottom line.


  • Muhammad Ali Arshad, Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Srikanth Shamarao, Manager, Deloitte Consulting US LLP


Drive Benefits of Oracle E-Business Suite R12.2.6: Federal Health and Defense Sectors [CAS2839]

Tuesday, October 23 | 5:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. | Moscone South - Room 104

Description: Upgrading to Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.6 provides features that help federal agencies achieve mission-critical business needs for increased security and reduced maintenance cost. In this session learn about two large federal clients in the defense and health sectors that enabled these key features and had the highest return on investment. Some improvements include the ability to leverage new customer-driven enhancements such as the user interface in Oracle Application Framework with more developer controls that help streamline business processes, and optimized patching cycles with online patching capabilities.


  • Colin Hartnett, DC Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Amandeep Bhatia, Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP


Strategic Procurement Case Study [CAS6199]

Thursday, Oct 25, 1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. | Moscone South - Room 154

Description: Using cloud solutions for procurement activities is nothing new, but strategic procurement solutions have evolved into collaborative platforms that deliver benefits beyond simple cost reduction. This session explores approaches that should be considered and provides a customer case study covering an approach, lessons learned, and achieved benefits.


  • Sharon Krumm, EVP, Strategic Sourcing, Strategic Sourcing, TCF Bank
  • Ekam Ramesh, Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Carolyn Chao, Senior Consultant, Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Mike O'Connor, Director, Procurement Product Strategy, Oracle


Transforming Government Finance with Oracle ERP Cloud: A City of Atlanta Case Study [CAS6249]

Tuesday, October 23 | 4:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. | Park Central (Floor 2) - Metropolitan

Description: Just over a year ago, the City of Atlanta made the decision to move from Oracle E-Business Suite to SaaS for ERP, EPM, SCM, and HCM. The transformation of the back-office systems in Atlanta also included significant organizational, policy, and procedural changes. The City is going live in October and continues to focus on improving operations. In this session hear about the experience, lessons learned, best practices, and continuous improvement when implementing SaaS in government.


  • Swathi Potla, Operations/Project Manager, City of Atlanta
  • Aman Kapoor, Manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Alfonso Pinan, Director of Financial Systems, City of Atlanta
  • Nick Campisi, Senior Director, SaaS Cloud Specialists, Public Sector, Oracle


Healthcare Provider Full Suite Transformation to the Cloud [CAS6430]

Monday, October 22 | 5:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. | Park Central (Floor 3) - City

Description: In this session join Cottage Health’s senior leadership team to hear about its business transformation and journey to Oracle Cloud for its finance, supply chain, human resources, and payroll applications, and hear how it enables continuous improvement, cost-effectiveness, and digital transformation.


  • William Kin, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Brett Tande, SVP & CFO, Cottage Health
  • Cara Williams, Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, Cottage Health


JD Edwards Platform Adoption Success Story for Growth and Unlocking Business Value [CAS2155]

Monday, October 22 | 5:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. | Park Central (Floor 2) - Olympic

Description: In this session hear a success story of a consumer products company growing via acquisitions and how it adopted Oracle’s JD Edwards platform for future growth while integrating newly acquired businesses. This integration consists of a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant, an automated warehouse, complex EDI transactions, and data conversions from SAP to a JD Edwards preconfigured solution. The success of this M&A integration provided a technology platform for a legacy business of 50 brands, 9 manufacturing plants, 50 warehouses, and 70 contract manufacturers. The migration project will also add Oracle EPM Cloud to move the business to a cost-to-serve model.


  • Nitin Narkhede, Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Chris Colla, VP Information Technology, CIO, B&G Foods, Inc.

FedEx Delivers on Cloud Integration Plan with Oracle [CAS4079]

Thursday, October 25 | 1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. | Moscone West - Room 3016

Description: In this session learn how FedEx standardized business processes and controls by re-engineering its back-office with Oracle Cloud. Hear from two FedEx business leaders how the company is leveraging Oracle Cloud services to standardize and expand this model to other FedEx business entities across the globe. Get details about how the FedEx supply chain division used Oracle’s iPaaS, PaaS, and IaaS solutions to integrate external and on-premises business systems, which led to reduced costs and an increased ability to manage the business and support scalability.


  • Monis Muzaffar, Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Michael Milligan, Managing Director, FedEx
  • Basu Bangalore, Manager, FedEx

Factory of the Future: A Digital Manufacturing Transformation with Oracle Cloud [CAS6555]

Tuesday, October 23 | 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Moscone South - Room 207

Description: Are you curious about what the factory of the future will look like for an industrial manufacturing company? Well wonder no more - join us and explore how Oracle’s ERP and SCM Cloud solutions can provide a foundation for digital manufacturing transformation across the entire supply chain. In this session, you will learn how a global industrial products manufacturer, Titan International, is making this leap with a full Oracle Cloud deployment across their supply chain. We'll also focus on how this core solution in the cloud is helping manufacturers to take advantage of digital disruptors like RPA, IoT, and Blockchain.


  • Jeff Croxen, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Mark Pinnow, Director Financial Systems and Analysis, Titan Internationl Inc.
  • Steve Hathaway, General Manager, Titan International


SCM General Session – Tomorrow’s Supply Chain, Today [PKN4772]

Monday, October 22 | 4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. | Moscone South - Room 154

Description: Oracle has expanded Oracle SCM Cloud capabilities so that they are now the premier, enterprise-class cloud SCM solution on the market, built from the ground-up for the end-to-end digital supply chain. But the journey to supply chain excellence will never be over. If the last fork in the road was on-premises to the cloud, the new forks are about big data, IOT, Blockchain, and machine learning, In this session explore all these capabilities and hear real-world examples of customers on their cloud journey. See demonstrations of upcoming disruptive innovations that are all part of Oracle’s vision for the adaptive, intelligent supply chain enabled by Oracle SCM Cloud.


  • Pete Cannistraci, Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Richard Jewell, Senior Vice President, Applications Development, Oracle
  • Joe Hale, Global Lead - ERP Programme, Cardtronics
  • Richard Scheitler, CIO, The Wonderful Company


SCM General Session - Digital Supply Network of the Future powered by Oracle SCM Cloud [CAS6556]

Monday, October 22 | 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. | Moscone South - Room 105

Description: Are you interested in learning how SCM Cloud can transform your traditional supply chain into a Digital Supply Network? The relationship between supply chain, manufacturing innovation and technology continues at an accelerating pace. Oracle’s SCM Cloud provides a full suite of end to end supply chain capabilities which when combined with Digital creates the “catalyst” for a more compelling Value Proposition. Learn how to use Oracle SCM Cloud to enable a digital core as a platform for enhanced capabilities via solutions such as DesignSource to support common product definition, Control Towers for end to end supply chain visibility, digital disruptors such as RPA, IoT, and Blockchain, and RFSmart for mobile inventory management.


  • David St. Germain, Specialist Leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Tom Walsh, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP