The COLLABORATE 2008 in Denver lived up to its expectation of being a great networking and educational event. The sessions ranging from "Using Rich components in ADF" to "From OCP to CIO" covered a wide array of topics. It was also interesting to listen to the speech by Eric Burton on "How to get Volunteers" during the OAUG SIG coordinator luncheon.
Charles Phillips keynote speech centered around the key points of Complete, Open and Integrated.
Complete in terms of breadth of technology ie: Database, Middleware and Application, as well as breadth of functionality offered by the Oracle ERP packages.
Open in terms of the standards used and the ability to extend the applications.
In the "Integrated" space Charles Phillips detailed the Application Integration Technology (AIA) offering and explained how it formed the foundation for Oracle's integration initiatives. This area will receive renewed attention as a result of the announcements made at COLLABORATE 2008