Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Sydney Technology Summit

Well it isn't a conference, but Sydney does rate a Technology Summit at the end of this month.

There's an RSS feed here that will keep you updated of "in person" events in Australia or here for Sydney. You can pick up events in Melbourne and Perth too. But Perth doesn't rate a "Technology Summit" so they'll just have to live with Chris Muir's grandma.

I'm not quite clear what the summit involves. It says :

Leverage on Oracle’s next generation of innovation - Oracle Database 11g:

  • Performance and Scalability
  • High availability and disaster recovery
  • Self-management and automation
  • Security and compliance
  • Business Intelligence and data warehousing
  • Database application development

A bit vague as to whether it is pitched at the CIO, DBA or someone in between. Anyone have the answers ?


Chris Muir said...

Shame Grandma has been dead for over 15 years. I'm thinking her presentation will be a little dry.

Anybody would think that Oracle Australia has their market mixed up. Perth isn't a huge Apps market, but it is a large db market.


SydOracle said...

It may be, as your article referred to, a simple matter of geography. If the presenter was coming from and returning to the US, you'd basically be talking two days travel to add a single city to the itinery.
Or, if they are Australian presenters, they may just forget those other states. Look at the NRL - no teams from SA, NT or WA, but they've got room for NZ.
Or their numbers are just wrong.

Chris Muir said...

Well, if I'm going to have to be truthful about it.

It's an issue of geography, cost, the fact that most Oracle reps are based in Sydney & Melbourne and have East Coast blinkers on, and that Perth is not a large market (though apparently bigger than Adelaide and Brisbane because they don't rate an Apps event).

I'd also make a judgement that the Oracle high powered sales guys live in a high powered world of "Americanized" corporate affairs, which in WA encompasses just mining and state government. Ignorning state govt where they have made as good in roads as other vendors (ie. MS$), as far as I know, Oracle has very little in the way of "mining" software, so effectively they don't walk in the same circles as the WA mining execs.

Phew, that's too much text for a Saturday morning.