With Oracle OpenWorld just a week away, it’s time to start planning how you’ll maximize your time in San Francisco! 

What challenges are you facing in your business? What are you hoping to achieve? What are the roadblocks preventing you from reaching that future state? Breakthrough starts at Oracle OpenWorld. It’s where solutions and successes begin — where experts, customers, and peers from around the world come together in one place to discuss what works.

From educational sessions to hands-on labs, keynotes, and networking in The Exchange, where do you begin? 

Start with the Schedule Builder!  Browse thousands of available sessions by keyword, topic, job role, products and solutions, industry, customer stories, and more!  When you find one you’re interested in, just click the “+” next to the time and date to add it to your personal schedule for the week.  First thing’s first:  Add these AST exclusive sessions to your calendar before they fill up!

  • [CON2731] A Public Sector Special Interest Group Perspective of Migration to Oracle Cloud – Tuesday, 9/17 at 12:30 PM PT in Moscone West, Room 2009A
  • [CAS3477] Powering Financial Reporting with Oracle Financial Consolidation & Close Cloud – Tuesday, 9/17 at 4:15 PM PT in Moscone West, Room 2024B
  • [CON6403] Oracle Analytics and Artificial Intelligence at Scale with the State of Maine – Wednesday, 9/18 at 4:45 PM PT in Moscone South – Room 151C

Between sessions, visit AST (booth 923) and hundreds of other partners and vendors in The Exchange at Moscone South.  Outside of the myriad opportunities for learning and networking, OpenWorld offers exciting event highlights, such as a movie night at Oracle Park, FitFest.19, CloudFest.19, ballpark tours, a scavenger hunt, and more! 

There is no shortage of things to do, learn, see, and experience at OpenWorld – how will you spend your week?  We’re most excited about connecting with other experts and executives in our field and learning about breakthrough innovations that are changing the technology around us every day.

What are you looking forward to the most?

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Join AST at MidWest TechRecruit 2019 in Chicago on Wednesday, September 18 – we’re presenting! 

MidWest TechRecruit is a one-day conference to educate Talent Acquisition and HR professionals on innovations to attract talent across all industries.  It’s about the technologies used to make Talent Acquisition more efficient, taught by 30+ internal Talent Acquisition Leaders sharing their playbooks on hiring. 

AST’s Director of Global Talent Acquisition, Hilary Wagner, will be presenting a workshop on the topic, “College Recruitment & Grad Programs:  AST’s Long View Approach to Hiring”. 

Tech companies today need to be forward-thinking to win the war on talent.  How do we get there?  Create our own pool of talent!  Learn how AST transforms new grads from the worlds of accounting, supply chain, data analytics, HR, and more into full-fledged consultants, working on challenging projects with big name clients in the technology field.  Find out how we do it and how you can start an academy of your own to win the war on talent – in less time than you think. 

Click here to see a detailed agenda for MidWest TechRecruit 2019 and register.  We’d love to see you there!

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Oracle’s biggest conference of the year, Oracle OpenWorld, kicks off in less than two weeks – are you in?!  AST’s team of executives and technical experts will be present all week to answer all of your pressing questions and elevate your cloud experience with our unique solutions. 

Haven’t registered yet?  There’s a pass for every interest – starting at $0.  Seriously – zero dollars gets you into OpenWorld’s Keynotes, The Exchange, Oracle Showcases, Executive Solutions Sessions, and more, including networking opportunities!  Gain full conference access to more than 2,200 sessions, hands-on labs, tutorials, and demos, as well as Keynotes, The Exchange, conference meals, CloudFest.19, and more with the Full Conference Pass.  You can save $200 on your Pass now through September 14!  What are you waiting for?

During the week, you’ll hear from experts in Cloud, from Security to Analytics, Financials to Blockchain, as well as thousands of customers and partners sharing their first-hand experiences with Oracle solutions and technology.  You won’t want to miss AST’s exclusive sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday of the conference, so add these to your schedule now!

  • [CON2731] A Public Sector Special Interest Group Perspective of Migration to Oracle Cloud – Tuesday, 9/17 at 12:30 PM PT in Moscone West, Room 2009A
  • [CAS3477] Powering Financial Reporting with Oracle Financial Consolidation & Close Cloud – Tuesday, 9/17 at 4:15 PM PT in Moscone West, Room 2024B
  • [CON6403] Oracle Analytics and Artificial Intelligence at Scale with the State of Maine – Wednesday, 9/18 at 4:45 PM PT in Moscone South – Room 151C

Also, visit our team all week in The Exchange (Moscone Center – South Exhibition Hall) at booth 923, where we’ll be discussing our innovative solutions to help your cloud transformation go as smoothly as possible.  We’ll be hosting Tech Talks, giving away great prizes, and giving you an opportunity to get your questions answered by our executives and solutions experts. 

Connect, learn, explore, and be inspired at this year’s Oracle OpenWorld with over 2,000 sessions, 250 exhibitors, and speakers from more than 90 countries.  

Meet us in San Francisco – Register today

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Join AST at MuleSoft CONNECT 2019 in Chicago, IL on Wednesday, September 11 and Thursday, September 12!

Whether you are evaluating MuleSoft or are a longtime customer, join us to learn how leading brands are accelerating innovation using the Anypoint Platform™.  Learn to design, build, and manage integrations and APIs like an expert, get answers that solve real-world problems, and strategize on how to achieve your IT and business goals.

MuleSoft CONNECT is a global integration conference where attendees learn from inspiring keynote speakers, technical product demos, and breakout sessions featuring regional customer speakers.

Visit AST’s booth on the expo floor to learn about our award-winning integration practice, from our security expertise and 24×7 Managed Services to our MuleSoft Accelerator tools that allow real-time integration between JDE and Salesforce, and integration between Oracle Cloud ERP and nearly anything.

Click here for a full overview of the conference and to register.

Contact us today to discuss how our experts can help you on your integration journey!

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On Friday, August 16, AST celebrated the graduation of our 2019 AST Academy Aspen Class! Congratulations to Joe, TJ, Humberto, Sarah, Mohita, and Sridhar for completing the program.

The class has spent the last several weeks learning practice and technical skills, and working closely with seasoned mentors in their specific areas of focus. They will now join our teams on active client projects in order to demonstrate the knowledge gained during AST Academy!

If you are interested in participating in future AST Academy classes, please contact us at hrinfo@astcorporation.com.

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On Sunday, August 11, AST participated in the 5th annual India Day Parade and Celebration at Knoch Park in Naperville, IL.  Hosted by the Indian Community Outreach, the all-day event attracted thousands who gathered to celebrate 72 years of India’s independence. 

Since its inception in 2015, Naperville’s India Day celebration has quickly grown into one of the largest Indian American festivals in the United States.  It is instrumental in bringing the Chicagoland and Midwest community together to experience Indian culture and heritage through a colorful parade, education, food, and entertainment. 

Team AST gathered to represent our organization on the technology and innovation float in the parade.  Our team handed out AST gear, information on our growth and open career opportunities, and helped attendees beat the heat with popsicles. 

In addition to the energetic parade, the festival included a free concert by Bollywood rock start Sunidhi Chauhan, Indian Folk, Classical, and Modern dances, food and drink, entertainment for families and children, a fashion show, and plenty of shops offering Indian dress and jewelry. 

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On Friday, August 9, 2019, AST was a hole sponsor and participant at the annual Pittsburgh OAUG Golf Outing at the Madison Club in Madison, PA. 

The annual golf outing is an opportunity for Oracle users and experts to come together for a day of golf, networking, food, and prizes.

Pictured below are representatives from AST and two of our respected customers local to the PA area.  Many thanks to those who joined us!

The Pittsburgh OAUG has been serving the local Oracle Apps community since 2001, focusing on the Western PA, OH, and WV regions.

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Is your organization enduring high costs of ownership for Oracle E-Business Suite? Do you want to move to the cloud, but worry about significant business disruption or re-implementation of your applications?

Attend our webinar on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 1 PM CDT (2 PM EDT) to learn how a lift and shift of your EBS environment to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) with AST will give you improved system reliability, a scalable global platform, and significant cost savings. Discover why OCI is the best platform on which to run your Oracle Applications and how this Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) will improve and extend your application performance and functionality, while ensuring security in the cloud.

During this webinar, our cloud migration experts will discuss how the AST Lift & Shift (a.k.a. Move & Improve) Cloud migration model moves existing applications to run on virtual servers in the cloud, using public or private Cloud platforms, without redesigning or re-implementing your applications. Also learn about our proven, structured, and clear methodology to help you realize significant TCO reduction and maximum ROI with minimal disruption to business operations.

Attendees will hear customer success stories, including a global Aerospace and Defense firm that successfully migrated its EBS environment to OCI with AST’s specialized tools and processes, Cloud Testing Center of Excellence, and Cloud PaaS and DevOps management.

Agility is critical for business survival today. See Oracle Cloud in action, and learn how to provision, lift, shift, and perform lifecycle management tasks for Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Join us for this live, interactive webinar on Wednesday, August 21 at 1 PM CDT (2 PM EDT) to learn more about how you can realize a modernized solution on Oracle Cloud with AST.

Register today!

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AST’s team local to the Lisle, IL headquarters joined together on Wednesday, July 17 to give back to our local community by volunteering as a group at the Northern Illinois Food Bank, a member of Feeding America.  Our team and their families repackaged bulk items for use in local food pantries. 

During our team’s morning of service, we were able to pack 5,246 pounds of food and provide 4,372 meals to those in need across Northern Illinois. 

The Northern Illinois Food Bank serves more than 71,500 hungry individuals in Northern Illinois each week, and Team AST is happy to play a role in helping as many of our neighbors as possible.

If you’d like to join us in helping the Northern Illinois Food Bank with its mission, please click here to donate directly to the NIFB.

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On Friday, July 19, AST’s team in Pune welcomed Mr. Arul Daniel, Vice President of IT at Realtor.com.  Realtor.com (formerly Move.com) has been a respected client of AST for more than 6 years, and our two teams have worked as one to successfully deliver numerous challenging projects across multiple pillars. 

During his visit, Mr. Daniel spent time understanding some of the ground-breaking technological concepts developed by AST in recent months, as well as AST’s growing areas of expertise. 

Many thanks to Mr. Daniel for taking time from his busy schedule to visit our office in Pune and spend time with our team.  AST looks forward to many more years as a trusted advisor and technology partner to Realtor.com. 

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