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Everyone on Team AST would like to extend a sincere ‘Thank You’ to those who made our experience at this year’s Oracle OpenWorld our best one yet! 

For the last three days, our team has met with thousands of people at our booth in The Exchange, hosted informative Tech Talks for a deeper dive into AST’s unique solutions, met one-on-one to help people find the right Oracle and AST solution to meet their business objectives, presented multiple education sessions on the latest in Oracle Cloud, given away numerous prizes, networked at events hosted by Oracle and by our team, and more.

Thank you for stopping by to discover the innovative solutions and technology that make us one of Oracle’s go-to Partners in the industry.  If you have further questions or would like more information about any of AST’s offerings, contact us today! 

Congratulations to our big winners throughout the week!  Enjoy your prizes, and thank you for your support.

Last, but certainly not least, thank you to our AST team for traveling from across North America to attend and share your expertise.  It is because of you that AST is a top organization for digital transformation and a go-to partner for Oracle.

Follow AST on LinkedIn and Twitter for continued updates on all things Oracle and the latest in digital transformation.

Until next year!  See you at Oracle OpenWorld 2020!

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We’re on day 3 of the Oracle event of the year, and there’s still a lot of OpenWorld left to experience!  Today’s agenda offers attendees solution keynotes on Oracle Analytics and Infrastructure, as well as the Wednesday Keynote by Oracle’s Executive Chairman of the Board and CTO, Larry Ellison, in addition to countless networking opportunities in The Exchange, at FitFest.19, and at Oracle CloudFest.19.  All of this is in addition to the groundbreaking educational sessions and hands-on labs offered by some of the industry’s brightest minds.

Be sure to add AST’s presentation to your schedule for the day – this is one you won’t want to miss!

[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

In this session, learn about the State of Maine’s continuing journey into data analytics with Oracle Cloud. In the last year, the State has rolled out a data model with Oracle Analytics Cloud to support the analysis and report on more than 3,000 general ledger accounting, human resources, and biennial budget data elements. Hear how the modern presentation and data exploration capabilities of the Oracle Analytics platform, combined with the ungoverned data mashup capability of Oracle Data Visualizer, has led to early success stories and user adoption.

Presented by:  Patrick Callahan, VP, Analytics and EPM, AST; Jeffrey Jordan, Director, Enterprise Data Services, State of Maine

Also, this is the last day to meet directly with our team of experts at booth 923 in The Exchange!  Take advantage of this opportunity to speak directly with our leadership at the booth, at our Tech Talks throughout the day, or even schedule a one-on-one meeting to discover the Oracle and AST solution that’s right for your business.  We’re also giving away more great prizes throughout the day – stop by for a quick chat to enter!

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The Exchange at Oracle OpenWorld is home to hundreds of partners and customers from around the world, giving you endless opportunities for networking, learning, and finding the right solutions for your most challenging business objectives.  Not to mention the many chances to walk away with some great giveaways and big prizes!

Booth 923 (right outside of the Oracle Partner Theatre) is where you’ll find AST’s team of experts and executives discussing the latest in Oracle Cloud and our own innovative solutions.  Stop by to listen to our in-depth Tech Talks about specific business challenges, solutions, and incredible customer stories!  While you’re there, schedule a one-on-one meeting with the right expert from our team to help you address your specific business challenges, and don’t forget to enter our drawing to win some of today’s top tech, including a pair of Apple AirPods each day of the conference!

The Exchange is abuzz at Oracle OpenWorld this week.  Don’t miss your chance to get in on the conversation and opportunity at booth 923 with Team AST!

Follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter for even more OpenWorld news and live updates from the Moscone Center in San Francisco!

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Day one of Oracle OpenWorld was full of some incredible events, announcements, and keynote speakers.  Our team at booth 923 has already had the opportunity to connect with so many of you through our AST Tech Talks and one-on-one meetings with our experts and executives!  We’re diving right into day two with many great things on the agenda, including our exclusive sessions – get these on your calendar now to get your seat 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

Public sector organizations are increasingly adopting “cloud-first” strategy to take advantage of greater flexibility, predictable cost, and retention of technical talent, among other benefits.  As IT executives start developing a business case for selecting and deploying a cloud solution, they find themselves grappling with many questions.  This session explores the process of developing approaches for selection, and practical steps for evaluating, describing, and quantifying benefits, cost saving, and risks associated with deploying solutions or migrating existing solutions to the cloud.

Presented by:  Praveen Kumar, Practice Director, AST LLC; Medik Ghazikhanian, Assistant IT Director, City of Burbank

[CAS3477] Powering Financial Reporting with Oracle Financial Consolidation & Close Cloud – Tuesday, 9/17 at 4:15 PM PT in Moscone West, Room 2024B

This case study is like many: a customer uses Excel as its primary tool for financial reporting and spends countless hours on monthly and quarterly close.  In this session, hear how Oracle Fusion and Oracle Financial Consolidation and Close Cloud provided the capability to standardize the hierarchies required for financial reports. Both Oracle General Ledger and Oracle Financial Consolidation and Close Cloud can easily integrate with Smart Views and utilize a financial reporting studio to create standardized reports. Topics covered include the metadata integration process between Oracle General Ledger and Oracle Financial Consolidation and Close Cloud, the minimal training requirements between the systems, the power of Smart View for analysis, lessons learned, and tips and tricks.

Presented by:  Harsh Dave, Principal Consultant, AST LLC

In the meantime, visit us at booth 923 in The Exchange for more AST Tech Talks and incredible giveaways!

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Applications Software Technology LLC (AST) has announced that AST CEO Justin Winter has appointed Stephen Engel as its Chief Revenue Officer. In this role, Mr. Engel will lead AST’s global go-to-market strategy, and guide worldwide sales and other go-to-market operations to meet and accelerate growth.

Mr. Engel is a seasoned leader, with more than 25 years of sales and delivery experience regionally and globally. Before joining AST, Stephen spent 18 years at Hitachi Consulting where he held multiple leadership positions, including SVP of Strategic Accounts, Strategic Solutions, and Managed Services Sales. Mr. Engel brings a rather unique perspective to sales, with experience as a supply chain practitioner, delivery leader, and keynote speaker. Prior to Hitachi, Stephen worked for Arthur Andersen, a boutique supply chain consulting firm, and in the aerospace industry for Boeing and Bombardier.

“We are very pleased to welcome Stephen to our executive team. With his impressive track record in sales and customer success in the cloud, I am confident that he is the right person to lead our go-to-market organization and continue building on our foundation to drive growth,” said Justin Winter, Chief Executive Officer, AST. “Stephen has a wealth of experience in creating customer success and maintaining lasting customer relationships. We look forward to his contributions.”

Read the full press release here.

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It’s official – AST’s booth (#923) is now open at Oracle OpenWorld 2019!  Stop by to chat with our team about all things Cloud and how we can help your organization realize a true digital transformation with our certified team and innovative solutions. 

You can catch us in The Exchange throughout the week, during these times:

  • Today, 10 AM – 5 PM PT
  • Tomorrow, 10:30 AM – 5:30 PM PT
  • Wednesday, 10 AM – 4:30 PM PT

Stop by to chat directly with the experts behind the solutions that are helping organizations around the globe modernize business operations.  …And don’t forget to enter our giveaways for some of today’s top tech, including a pair of Apple AirPods each day of the conference!

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AST is giving you even more ways to learn, explore, and network at Oracle OpenWorld this week with our Tech Talks, happening all week in The Exchange!

Our solution experts across Security, Analytics, Testing, ERP, CPQ, Integration, and more will be offering short (5-10 minute), informal presentations right at our booth at the top and bottom of every hour about the hottest topics and solutions in their areas.  This gives attendees an opportunity to deep-dive into these solutions and ask questions directly to the experts behind them.  Beginning at 10 AM PT today, hear AST Tech Talks on the following topics throughout the week:

  • Reducing Implementation Time with ACT!
  • Oracle CPQ Cloud – a Client Win Story
  • Oracle EPM Cloud – Explained
  • Latest Oracle Analytics Cloud & New Server Offerings
  • Simplifying Your Cloud Integration
  • Rentals Out-of-the-Box with CPQ
  • CPQ Credit Card Acceptance & PCI
  • Cloud Security:  3 Simple Patterns
  • Enterprise Data Management – Oracle EPM’s Hidden Gem
  • …and more!

Stay tuned to our LinkedIn and Twitter pages throughout the week for live updates and a detailed schedule of when our Tech Talks are happening at booth 923.  This is your opportunity to connect with our technical teams on specific business challenges and solutions, outside of our formal OpenWorld sessions.  We’ll also be raffling off a prize to one attendee of each Tech Talk – that’s another chance to win at booth 923, twice per hour! 

Don’t miss out – follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter now!

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We’re days (less than 2!) away from the kick-off of the Oracle event of the year!  Our experts from across North America are meeting in San Francisco this weekend for Oracle OpenWorld 2019.  Are you on your way?  There’s still time to register to take advantage of the countless keynotes, exhibitors, Oracle Showcases, Executive Solutions Sessions, networking opportunities, educational sessions, hands-on labs, tutorials, demos, and more! 

At Oracle OpenWorld, you’ll meet the minds behind the breakthrough ideas that are changing the world. Get inspiration from the thought leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators, and shapers of the future who are changing the face of business as we know it. They’ll give you insights that can revolutionize your organization, markets, customers—and perhaps even society itself.  Keynotes and featured speakers include:

  • Larry Ellison, Executive Chairman of the Board and Chief Technology Officer, Oracle
  • Mark Hurd, Chief Executive Officer, Oracle
  • Safra A. Catz, Chief Executive Officer, Oracle
  • Mark Jeffries, Former Stockbroker, Economist, TV Host
  • Jerry Rice, Pro Football Hall-of-Famer
  • Mick Ebeling, CEO & Founder, Not Impossible Labs
  • Dr. Kate Darling, Leading Expert in Social Robotics and MIT Media Lab Research Specialist
  • Tracy Edwards, MBE, Round the World Sailor and Social Activist
  • …and so many more!

Also, visit AST’s 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.

Have you added our exclusive sessions to your calendar yet? 

  • [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

We’re looking forward to connecting with you next week and discussing how AST can help you achieve purposeful digital transformation.

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On Wednesday, September 18, AST and BigCompass will host the September MuleSoft Meetup in Chicago – “Connect the Dots: Logging with Redwood Logistics”.  Register now to reserve your spot!

MuleSoft Meetups are community-led events meant to bring users together to explore, teach, and learn about API-led connectivity by sharing use cases and hands-on exercises.

Organizations like Redwood Logistics are implementing smart ways to gain visibility into their systems through logging all application components – and they’re realizing immense value in doing so.  This Meetup will cover a case study of how Redwood has used the MuleSoft Anypoint Platform to create a scalable platform that processes a high volume of transportation and logistics-related transactions in one centralized solution, and can communicate with external systems, such as ELK, Splunk, or database.

This event will be held at Redwood Logistics’ HQ in Chicago, IL on September 18 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CDT, and will include a presentation by Eric Rempel, CIO at Redwood Logistics; Aaron Lieberman, MuleSoft Practice Manager at BigCompass; and Vikas Tarade, Chief Solution Architect at AST.  An open discussion on MuleSoft solutions and experiences will follow.

Attendees will also be provided dinner and refreshments.

Click here for more information and to secure your spot today!

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