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Making the Mission Possible

Today’s businesses and governments are using technology to help achieve their missions in new ways, and improve the way we live, work and play. Digital is changing everything, and organizations that embrace digital disruption—including social, mobile, analytics and the Internet of Things--are reaping tremendous rewards.

The Accenture Oracle Leadership Council is an exclusive, invitation-only event designed for senior-level business and IT executives across all industries and geographies.

Today’s most prominent business and thought leaders will convene to share insights and their personal stories on how they are embracing digital and disrupting their industries to become a high velocity enterprise – agile, connected and optimized – to outperform the competition.

Our goal is that you leave the conference with new perspectives and innovative ideas to give your organization a competitive edge.

For more information, download the event overview or contact Jennifer Nguyen.



Industry Leaders

Thought Leaders



Plenary Sessions

Through extensive Accenture research and insights from luminaries, The Accenture Technology Vision identifies the top technology trends that will impact how large enterprises operate and compete in the next three to five years.

This year’s Vision focuses on People First: The Primacy of People in a Digital Age. As technology advancements accelerate at an unprecedented rate - dramatically disrupting the workforce - companies that equip employees, partners and consumers with new skills can fully capitalize on new innovations. Those that do will have unmatched capabilities to create fresh ideas, develop cutting-edge products and services, disrupt the status quo and generate bigger and better business results.

Accenture CTO Paul Daugherty will talk about the five technology trends shaping the “people first” landscape and share insights and examples of how companies that embrace digital can empower their workforce to do more with technology.

Paul Daugherty

To improve the quality of life and be recognized as the best, Arcadis has embarked on a global strategy aiming to drive sustainable growth, develop performance excellence, and leverage our capabilities through global collaboration.

Our desire to create exceptional outcomes for our clients underpins the creation and implementation of the Arcadis Way – our unique way of working through harmonized processes, supported by Oracle software solutions.

Arcadis global CIO Gerard Spans will explain the vision, key success factors and outcomes of this business transformation and the applied change approach based upon the Arcadis Way Experience.

Gerald Spans

Learn how Ascension, the nation’s largest non-profit health system and the world’s largest Catholic health system, revolutionized their Finance, Human Resources and Supply Chain operations in one of the most extensive business transformations in healthcare history. Ascension, with 160,000 associates in 24 states and the District of Columbia, over 1900 sites of care including 137 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities, deployed the Symphony solution one month early and under budget. The Symphony initiative standardized processes, replaced information systems, and created an efficient, cost-effective shared services environment that greatly exceeded initial ROI projections allowing Ascension to continue its 800-year legacy of caring and ministry.

Linda Werbylo Francis Smith

Exelon is the leading competitive energy provider in the United States, working in every stage of the energy business: power generation, competitive energy sales, transmission and delivery. In 2013, Exelon began its journey to move from on-premise PeopleSoft Human Resources applications to Oracle HCM Cloud, enabling them to lower their total cost of ownership and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of HR operations across their operating companies. Learn what motivated Exelon to migrate to the cloud, how they developed their business case, and how the program is being structured to deliver capabilities that will also meet emerging employee expectations around self-service and more frequent functionality enhancements.

Duane Akin Tim Hickey

GE set out on an ambitious initiative to simplify internal operations and enable greater agility by consolidating the complex ERP systems that supported its seven lines of business and streamline its application landscape. As part of a major initiative, the company developed a vision to use Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Oracle's Fusion Middleware product suite to significantly improve the cost, speed and standardization of it application integrations.

With the Accenture Foundation Platform for Oracle as the backbone of the new enterprise integration architecture, Accenture and GE launched an enterprise SOA Center of Excellence (COE). The COE has become an infrastructure for meeting GE’s goals for greater centralization and standardization — including infusing the company’s seven Enterprise Standards throughout its seven lines of business.

Learn more about the value SOA has brought to the company in terms of speed and simplification and what the future looks like in terms of cloud and other technologies.

Tom Grimes

Chris Inglis, former Deputy Director of the US National Security Agency, who has dealt with one of the biggest insider security threats in the history of the US, will discuss the critical capabilities required to deal with modern cyber threats and how organizations can evaluate their exposure and readiness to tackle a major breach. Chris will share from his experience during the Edward Snowden incident and share lessons learned on what organizations can do to ensure that they do not face a similar threat.

Chris Inglis

Nordea Bank has initiated a major program called “Group Simplification” to simplify its banking product and IT landscape. One important part of this journey is a renewal of the core banking platform, which will not only improve their agility and ability to meet the future needs of their customers in the long term, but support their efficiency and IT resilience. Learn about the first steps of a journey that will enable their leadership in digital banking.

Tapio Kirjonen

One part of Nordea Bank’s “Group Simplification” program is to establish a common information platform for common regulatory and business performance reporting. Nordea Bank will examine the thinking behind the current model for providing group common information services, the journey to get there and the key issues driving their plans for the future.

Mikael Englund

Cloud, on its own, has little value. It’s how organizations embrace transformation and what they do with cloud that makes it valuable. Shawn Price will engage attendees in a conversation about how Oracle is helping customers shape their industries, lead their markets and change the world.

Shawn Price

Thomas Kurian, President, describes how Oracle technology aligns to the 5 technology trends outlined in Accenture's Technology Vision 2016, with use cases to illustrate how organizations worldwide are experiencing the advantages of these trends today.

Thomas Kurian

Technology has accelerated the pace of change in society: The Day After Tomorrow comes faster than ever before in history. If you don’t embed the Day After Tomorrow in the DNA of your organization, you run a serious risk of being bypassed or disrupted.

This session is on how to organize for the 'Day After Tomorrow’. How do you manage the split between Today-Tomorrow and the Day After Tomorrow ? What is the role of technology, and technology departments, and how can we maximize the potential of technology-driven innovation?

Peter Hinssen

Qualcomm, a global semiconductor manufacturer, had decided to embrace cloud in light of market trends and cost pressures. However the move to cloud has to be balanced with considerations for process risk, product maturity, ROI and organizational readiness. Qualcomm had analyzed several alternatives to answer the question: “Where do we start our cloud journey?”

Qualcomm has decided to embark on their journey to cloud by implementing low volume international entities on Oracle Cloud-based ERP with a Business Platform as a Service approach. Learn what options are being considered and how Qualcomm will use this journey, that spans 14 countries from APAC to Americas, to help them not only serve their business need but also help with their roadmap of moving the entire corporate applications from on-premise to cloud by proving product maturity, process re-alignment by eliminating complex customizations and reduction of total cost of ownership.

Skanska is one of the world's leading project development and construction groups with 55,000 team members around the world working to fulfill the Skanska purpose: To build for a better society. Digital is changing what we build and how we build it. They have evolved from the days when IT existed for office workers, to today’s ability to create automated construction sites and build IT into their product.

With ERP as the core of its business, Skanska worked with Accenture to re-engineer and streamline its processes. With stronger analytics and mobility capabilities—and preparing to head for the cloud—Skanska is poised to be exceptionally agile, efficient and customer-focused in the construction market of the future and to compete successfully with increasingly powerful emerging-market players.

Eva Harstrom

Business and IT executives from Stanley Black & Decker will describe the finance transformation journey they are undertaking to improve the quality and efficiency of their Finance organization’s business analysis and management reporting. We will hear how they partnered with Accenture and Oracle to define global standards in reporting metrics, processes for planning, budgeting and forecasting and the governance required to not only maintain but continuously improve the capability over time. They will also discuss the key change management efforts and challenges they faced and how they approached building consensus in a diverse organization to continue to fuel its growth.

Craig Baldino Ric Cabrera Brian Smith
Jennifer Snyder Jessica Amsler

As part of its evolving business strategy, Uponor -- a leading provider of residential and commercial plumbing and indoor climate solutions -- is consolidating Oracle’s E-Business Suite, Hyperion and Demantra databases to Oracle Exadata to improve business efficiency. Uponor’s CIO will describe their business challenges, technology options and the benefits of their solution on their path to digital transformation.

Karen Waineo

VINCI Construction teamed with Accenture to deploy Oracle Sales Cloud to provide a comprehensive opportunity management tool for sales personnel and engineers at one of its affiliated companies – a world leader in soil, structural and nuclear engineering. Deployed at more than 100 business units worldwide, the solution provides real-time integration with their on-premises finance ERP (PeopleSoft). VINCI Construction will share how they are able to deploy this solution quickly, obtain optimum buy-in and enable their users to better capture, share and report on opportunities and follow projects that are won.

Fabrice Del Aguila

Breakout Sessions

Join us to discuss Accenture’s point of view on hybrid analytics architectures and understand how organizations are making a major shift to the cloud for their analytics platforms. We will examine how Oracle products, including BI Cloud Service, can accelerate and expand the analytics footprint by using traditional, on-premise as well as cloud-sourced data.

Zac Perry

Tradition application support is undergoing a rapid transformation, evolving from simply delivering outcomes with IT and operational excellence to models that optimize your business processes, IT processes, and application. Simultaneously, the sudden and rapid expansion of solutions that encompass cloud, mobility, middleware and engineered systems require support functions to be more agile and flexible than ever.

Join us to discuss how Accenture’s value-based Application Outsourcing can bring your organization new, expanded services centered across accelerated movement to cloud; robotic automation with DevOps, rapid upgrades, cognitive diagnostics, and rapid impact based testing; and intelligent maintenance, with performance analytics, process automation and productivity tools.

Sudipto Ray Steve Reid

Does your organization need to build a business case to move to the Oracle Cloud? Accenture will discuss how its Digital Tool Kit can help you align your business needs to strategic programs and the Oracle Cloud platforms that will enable you to create value based on business growth.

Trevor Higgs Brandon Johnson

Many companies today want to simplify their CRM landscape, while simultaneously improving capabilities for customers and employees. They face many decisions, such as cloud vs. on-premise, consolidation vs. customization and enhancing legacy applications vs. greenfield, to name a few. Join us for a thoughtful discussion on Dell’s CRM strategy over its history, and how it is balancing cost, capability and complexity tradeoffs as it moves into the future.

Kyle Poole

Join us for a unique Q&A opportunity to learn more about cloud and mobility. Four groups will rotate meeting with an Accenture expert for 15 minutes to talk about Cloud IaaS, Cloud PaaS, Infrastructure and Mobility. For each topic we’ll cover how to get started, challenges to prepare for and potential business benefits. Plus, we’ll also cover:

  • Mobility: the advantages of Oracle Digital Mobility; the benefits of a cloud-based approach; integrating mobility and digital services into an enterprise architecture
  • Cloud/SaaS: what approaches have other companies taken; what makes SaaS attractive
  • Cloud/PaaS: what is Oracle’s PaaS strategy; when to use PaaS vs. on-premise middleware; how to use PaaS to extend your applications and build new applications
  • Infrastructure: are all public clouds the same—what’s the big deal; how are migrations simplified; how can IaaS address regulatory requirements; how can a public cloud be an option for securing sensitive data

Learn something new, get some answers on four hot topics and make connections with peers on the same journey.

Stephanie Arnette Jason Brown Chris Pasternak
Brandon Johnson Ian Staff Pat Sullivan

The digital era offers an unprecedented opportunity for operators and wireless carriers to re-imagine their core businesses, become Integrated Digital Service Providers (IDSPs) and enable the digital economy by providing other companies the network to deliver digital services and customer experiences.

To begin, telecommunications operators should evaluate their assets and strengthen internal capabilities to become as digital on the inside as the disruptors. The expansion continues when operators become IDSPs that compete as disruptors in their own right—by moving into digitally contestable markets, monetizing assets and capitalizing on Internet of Things integration. During this session, Accenture will discuss how telecommunications operators and wireless carriers can thrive by becoming enablers at the middle of the digital economy.

Ragnar-Miguel Myhrer

Two Finnish companies share how the Accenture Enkitec Group helped them achieve greater performance using Oracle Exadata. Fennia, an insurance company, succeeded in running their 120 Exadata databases on the same version after their 12c upgrade and the whole environment is being administered by Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control.

Uponor, creator of plumbing and indoor climate systems for the residential and commercial building markets, worked on a Proof of Concept at the Accenture Innovation Center for Oracle Engineered Systems in Dallas where they ran an average 67 times faster on top of Oracle Exadata before migrating their Oracle E-Business System database to Exadata and a Hyperion database to the Oracle Public Cloud. Both companies will discuss their process and lessons learned.

Elisa Valin-Raki Karen Waineo

Digital is killing your finance organization as you know it, but there is no reason to mourn the loss. Accenture analysis shows that by 2020, cross-functional integrated teams will deliver 80 percent of traditional finance services. Staff productivity will increase by two to three times. As a bonus, costs will decline by 40 percent. David Axson will give you a glimpse of Finance in 2020: your finance organization is exploding (in a good way), your legacy systems are gone and your next hires will shock you.

Technology is fueling a new set of business imperatives that are redefining the CFO agenda and requiring a new business model. Axson will address the full spectrum of CFO issues from strategy through to technology enablement, and explain five actions to take to guide the Finance 2020 organization into becoming the value creation center of tomorrow's digital business. Join David Axson and get insights from the report that has been reviewed by the Wall Street Journal, CIO Magazine and other media.

David Axson

Technologies that enable Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) have advanced significantly in recent years, and are now turbo-charging their value through added dynamic performance management and faster decision-making capabilities. At the same time, decision makers are expressing a growing demand for cross-functional business insight and more flexible information access as their organizations progress along the digital journey.

But is your organization ready to take on this next phase of performance management? How mature is the decision-making capability in your organization? Will your team cope with the additional volume and complexity? And do you have access to the right talent? Join us for a discussion on the opportunities that organizations can harvest through adopting digital performance management technologies, and potential risks associated with embarking on the next EPM investment unprepared.

Daniele Gatti

“Data” is a hidden gem when financial services organizations treat it as a firm-wide asset. An organization focused on analytics can combine data with agile architecture to navigate their business for the future. Leading organizations combine regulatory requirements with business needs to create a value added data- and analytics-focused organization. Data and analytics from customer, product and transaction events impact customer experience, marketing, product development, and finance in addition to being required by ever expanding regulations. So, working together can enhance the bottom line and drive competitive advantage.

Creating an organization that addresses all your analytics needs, from standard or ad-hoc reporting to business intelligence, predictive or event-based advanced analytics requires three key building blocks--people, process and technology-- that leverage a common data framework, an information-driven operating model, and global data governance best practices. Join us to learn how building an analytics-focused organization can impact today’s financial services to drive competitive advantage while supporting the bottom line.

Today’s Financial Services institutions have embraced the move to digital as a “must” to help them modernize their infrastructure for profitability, cost reduction and the agility to react quickly to regulatory and organizational changes or to reconnect with customers.

Cloud-based Software as a Service offerings, agile infrastructure through engineered systems, trends such as mobile or social, and flexibility in capacity pricing models to address ever-changing business demands are all part of the move to digital. The first phase is to acknowledge and plan the initial focus areas, such as Finance, Human Capital Management, Procurement, Database, Middleware or Infrastructure as a Service and execute a roadmap for adoption.

Join us in a lively roundtable discussion on executing a plan to move to digital. Attendees can share their own experiences as we examine the key challenges to moving today's business to digital.

Todd Rebella

New Accenture research titled Getting to equal: How digital is helping close the gender gap at work is proving that digital fluency—the extent to which both men and women have embraced digital technologies to become more knowledgeable, connected and effective—is helping to close this gender gap and level the playing field for women in the workplace. Join Corinne Koppel, Accenture Oracle lead for Europe, Africa and Latin America, and Samia Tarraf, strategy lead for the Accenture Oracle Business Group, at a breakfast roundtable to discuss the impact of digital technologies across women’s entire career lifecycle. This breakfast session is open to all AOLC attendees. Contact Sarah Ferguson to RSVP.

While the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to blur the boundaries between the physical and digital worlds, leading enterprises are uncovering opportunities to use highly-connected devices to give customers what they want: not just more products or services, but more meaningful outcomes. Join a roundtable discussion to learn what Accenture sees trending in the market, what other clients are doing with IoT and a preview of what Accenture is doing with Oracle's IoT Cloud Service and our use cases to jumpstart the journey.

John Elliott Pat Sullivan

As more businesses successfully leverage cloud, mobility and the Internet of Things, industries such as chemicals, oil and gas and utilities are starting to add disruptive technologies to their business agendas to help speed up operational efficiencies and lower the total cost of ownership. Join us for an engaging discussion on how resource-focused companies can use digital technologies to help drive competitive advantage, and what risks to identify and address.

Challenging economic times due to changing energy costs and shifting regulatory environments are leading resource-focused industries to turn their attention to mergers and divestitures. Join NiSource for a lively discussion on how Oracle technologies and applications can help these businesses consolidate services and functions as they seek to focus on core competencies, streamline operations and maximize their return on investment.

Rick Fontaine

In the next five years, security professionals will employ technologies to predict, detect, respond to and remediate digital attacks. At the same time, enterprises will also rely on new, more flexible staffing models to make sure they have the security expertise they need, when they need it. Your mission: Take a more proactive stance and establish a security program that empowers your security team to support your business’ efforts to attain digital trust as new technologies, workforce models and other digital disruptions raise potent new risks.

Rex Thexton Chris Inglis Alex Bolante

Solution Showcase

See demonstrations of our latest Oracle solutions in action.

How do companies use analytics to create more visibility and value in an increasingly connected world? Whether it's sensors in the field or our own wearables, the ability to gain insights from this data requires a new approach. See an “art of the possible” demonstration on expanding Oracle’s traditional BI capability with new visualizations and advanced analysis on top of traditional and Big Data sources.

Application support is undergoing a rapid transformation, evolving from simply delivering “outcomes with IT and operational excellence” to models that optimize your business processes, IT processes, and application. Simultaneously, the sudden and rapid expansion of solutions that encompass cloud, mobility, middleware and engineered systems require support functions to be more agile and flexible than ever.

Accenture’s value-based Application Outsourcing brings new, expanded services centered across accelerated movement to cloud; robotic automation with DevOps, rapid upgrades, cognitive diagnostics, and rapid impact based testing; and intelligent maintenance, with performance analytics, process automation and productivity tools.

Join us to experience the “New AO” in action and see how we unlock the business value of your application with our value-based AO approach.

For more information, contact Marla Arbiv.

Discover how to break into new markets by using Oracle Cloud ERP, Cloud HCM, and Cloud CX applications, combined with functional Platform-as-a-Service extensions, and the Accenture Foundation Platform for Oracle. Watch a true-to-life demonstration of how a company can identify the right talent, target the best customers, power their operations, analyze and move market differentiating capabilities to the cloud, and connect it all to their enterprise—all at speed.

You’ll also learn how the Accenture Oracle Business Group can help your organization take advantage of the cloud and accelerate the next wave of digital transformation. Our suite of pre-integrated industry-based cloud solutions, accelerators, assets and tools are built on Oracle’s software-as-a-service and platform-as-a-service offerings, designed to help enterprises deploy digital solutions quickly and predictably.

For more information, contact Jason Brown or Steve Foster.

With so many options in the market for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), organizations are starting to ask how to leverage the public cloud for their enterprise grade applications. Oracle’s Compute Cloud offers organizations an IaaS solution that is built by Oracle, on Oracle hardware, for Oracle software. Spend some time with our Oracle Compute Cloud experts exploring the features and benefits of Oracle’s IaaS offering, see it in action, and explore how your organization could take advantage of this exciting option.

For more information, contact Chris Pasternak or Robby Robertson.

Do you find that the majority of cloud identity and access management (IAM) providers are failing to meet your needs for enterprise level scalability, can’t adequately integrate with all applications, or provide only limited functionality? Discover how to reduce complexity and cost and increase speed to market and efficiency for all your customer and enterprise IAM needs. You’ll see Accenture’s robust solution which provides IAM-as-a-Service using Oracle’s IAM solution via a cloud-based, pay-as-you-go model. Learn how you can leverage it for your enterprise, customer-facing, and even IoT needs.

For more information, contact Nish Patel.

Today’s security environment is complex and ever changing. All security solutions have one objective: keeping the data secure. Is your organization adequately securing data at the lowest level, where it resides in the database? Learn how Accenture has combined Oracle’s various database security products (Advanced Security, Database Firewall, and Audit Vault) into an efficient appliance solution to address a threat vector that’s often ignored.

For more information, contact Nish Patel.

Is your Engineered Systems solution the right size? Need a systematic approach to attain the best value for your budget? Want a solution based on facts instead of rules of thumb or generic heuristics? The Accenture Enkitec Group will show you how to size your Oracle Engineered Systems solution based on “Resources Metadata” and their Enkitec Sizing and Provisioning (eSP) tool.

For more information, contact Mauro Pagano.

Companies face increasing pressures to find ways to encourage employees to participate in wellness programs. Accenture has made managing your wellness easiery and a lot more fun. Your organization can harness the power of Oracle IoT and connected fitness wearables to drive an engaging wellness program. Regardless of your company’s size or culture, Accenture will demonstrate how incorporating wearables into your program can help provide a flexible, exciting way to promote healthy behaviors that can lead to higher employee productivity, improved employee health, higher employee retention, and potentially reduced healthcare spend. Learn how companies can use Fitbit and Apple Watches to leverages Oracle’s complete solution of SaaS and PaaS offerings to join the future of wellness.

For more information, contact Chau Truong.




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