Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Keynote 9:00 - 9:45 AM
Among today’s enterprises, 87% have a formal mobility strategy at the enterprise or unit level, yet 7 in 10 are struggling to keep pace with new mobile devices and systems. Every organization has some level of tactical mobile implementation, yet the cost associated with spending on mobile devices is expected to grow 54% over the next two years. So what's next? How should enterprises approach mobility? In this session, hear from Oracle Corporation’s vice president of mobile strategy about how enterprises are transforming their digital business with a mobile-first strategy: bringing together clients, context, content, and the cloud. You will also learn how the Oracle Mobile Platform can help you rethink mobility and define your enterprise mobile strategy.
Session 1 10:00 - 10:45 AM
Mia Urman, AuraPlayer
As mobile devices become the primary means for accessing information, enterprises must find a way to accelerate mobilization. This session will show you step-by-step how to begin your mobile journey if you are a Forms or EBS user, including what factors to consider when going mobile, how to overcome mobile challenges, and how to leverage existing investments in the mobile world. We will discuss the new Oracle toolset for mobile development, MAF, which includes all the bells and whistles of today's cutting-edge apps (including features such as gesture control, graphing, barcode capture, camera, notifications, etc.). This session will serve as a guide for you on how to begin your mobile journey and how you can utilize both existing applications and new Oracle development tools to get you there in record time!
Roel Hartman, APEX Consulting
With APEX, we can create web applications that run just fine on our mobile devices. With some more effort, we can create hybrid APEX applications that run close to native on our mobile devices - with integration with other apps on our devices such as Calendar, Contacts, Facebook, Mail, Twitter, etc. "If all you have is hammer, everything looks like a nail" ... and is APEX such a hammer? Maybe we should do things differently, and are other tools better equipped for the job? Or is APEX the overall winner? Maybe the truth lies in between? Oracle REST Data Services (ORDS) will play an important role in this discussion.
Session 2 11:00 - 11:45 AM
Oracle UX Design Patterns and Mobile Development: Creating Professional Business Applications
In this session, we will show you a use-case where we designed the user experience using UX methodologies such as personas, scenarios, and wireframes, and translated that to a working application using the Oracle Mobile Application Framework, responsive design patterns, and Oracle development tooling. We will describe the methodology used and show a demo of the resulting apps we built. It shows that from now on, you can create great user experience in a cost-effective way.
APEX Security 101
Internet security is a topical subject these days. It becomes more and more important to secure your applications against threats such as hackers because more and more important information becomes available for them. The biggest risk is that one could take over your identity. During this presentation, discover the best practices in securing mobile applications written in APEX to protect them against different threats.
Lunch 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Session 3 1:00 - 1:45 PM
Applying Security to Your Mobile App
With the proliferation of mobile devices and increased BYOD adoption, there is a strong need for enterprises to secure corporate resource access from these less secure consumer devices. Solutions such as Mobile Device Management (MDM) required consumer devices to be locked down using device-level PIN and VPN to gain control on these devices to provide security. This created privacy and usability issues as consumer devices were required to always adhere to corporate policies, even for personal use.
Entering the Wearables Revolution
Wearables are hot these days. One might say it is a true revolution. We at APEX R&D are entering that wearables revolution as well, through Oracle Application Express. During this presentation, learn about the APEX R&D project and features of the research, including the Apple Watch. Wouldn't it be great to facilitate the work that people do in such a manner that they could do more other important things?
Session 4 2:00 - 2:45 PM
A-Team Mobile Persistence Accelerator: Superior Productivity in Building Best-Practice MAF Applications
Come learn how the A-Team Mobile Persistence Accelerator (AMPA) can help you in building enterprise-class applications using Oracle's Mobile Application Framework (MAF). AMPA is a free open-source toolkit that dramatically improves developer productivity when building advanced MAF applications that support on-device data caching to create super-responsive applications. In addition, AMPA automates the consumption of RESTful services and provides a complete persistence layer that allows you to use the mobile application in offline mode. You can read and write data while not connected to the Internet and synchronize any pending data changes later when you are online again. In this session, learn about the use of AMPA by building a complete mobile application from scratch and hear valuable tips and guidelines for mobile development.
Mobile Analytics Using Oracle BI Mobile
Mobile is rapidly becoming the first interaction method to BI: A static PDF attached to an email isn’t enough anymore. Users need to connect to BI from their phones, iPads, etc. at any time and from any position by keeping all the functionalities available on desktop. This presentation will show Oracle’s OBIEE approach to mobile and the options available to users such as Oracle BI Mobile App and Mobile App Designer, the HTML5-only BI tool based on Oracle BI Publisher technology.
Session 5 3:00 - 3:45 PM
Real-Life Oracle MAF: Things You Don’t Learn from Oracle’s Developer’s Guide
Securing Oracle BI Mobile
Bringing It All Together: The Mobile Enterprise in Action