BLUEPRINT 4D: Top 10 Sessions to Navigate Your Future

Top 10 Must-See Sessions at BLUEPRINT 4D

The annual Quest Oracle Community’s BLUEPRINT 4D conference is a highly anticipated event that brings together some of the brightest minds in the Oracle user industry. This year’s conference is no exception, featuring a wide range of informative sessions that covers everything from emerging trends to practical solutions for everyday business challenges.

With so many sessions, deciding which ones to attend can be overwhelming. To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 sessions from the conference that you will want to see. Whether you are an IT professional or a business leader, these sessions will undoubtedly provide valuable insights and inspiration to navigate your organization’s future.

How to Add Sessions to Your BLUEPRINT 4D Agenda

To add sessions to your schedule, log in to the BLUEPRINT 4D Event App and search for your desired session, session ID, or company presenting in the Agenda tab. Tap on the presenter’s name and select the Related Session. Click on the star icon on the left side of the session to add it to your schedule and it’s added to your agenda. We can’t wait to see you there!

1. JD Edwards Keynote – Enabling Your Business Transformation Journey with JD Edwards

Gary Grieshaber, Group Vice President, Applications Development at Oracle America, Inc

Paul Houtkooper, Vice President Oracle EnterpriseOne Development at Oracle America, Inc

[Session ID: 108510] Monday, May 8 | 10:30AM - 11:30AM | Wedgewood Room

What role does JD Edwards play in your enterprise? What are the best products and services for the enterprise to achieve your Business Transformation goals?  The answers to these questions are different for every JD Edwards customer. We know the future of JD Edwards includes innovative solutions to optimize and automate your business processes, leverage available and emerging digital technologies, and support your journey to leverage cloud applications and technologies. You’re looking for ways to take advantage of the latest innovations in JD Edwards applications and technology that will keep your business innovating in order to improve business outcomes. Join Gary Grieshaber, Group Vice President, Product Strategy, and Paul Houtkooper, Vice President, Product Development, to hear how your organizations can unlock opportunities and change quickly no matter what the challenge.

2. Release 23 and Beyond: JD Edwards Product Update and Roadmap

Jeff Erickson, Oracle America, Inc

Paul Houtkooper, Oracle America, Inc

[Session ID: 108520] Monday, May 8 | 1:00PM - 2:00PM | Coronado A Room

Release 23 delivers on JD Edwards’ promise of digital ERP. Join Paul Houtkooper, Vice President, Product Development, and Jeff Erickson, Senior Director, Product Management, for a review of Release 23 and the innovative solutions that help you optimize your JD Edwards applications. Learn how you can enable those applications to be the core of your digital initiatives and simplify and automate managing your JD Edwards instances. We will also touch on some of the more interesting innovations we are currently working on as we move toward intelligent ERP.

3. The Cumulative Value of JD Edwards Enhancements: What You Can Do Now in Application that You Couldn't Do Before

Ervin Rhodes, Oracle America, Inc

Dave Greiner, Oracle America, Inc

A.J. Schifano, Oracle America, Inc

[Session ID: 108540] Monday, May 8 | 2:15PM - 3:15PM | Coronado A Room

Let’s be honest: change is hard to keep up with, especially when the JD Edwards development team keeps dropping enhancements quarter-by-quarter. Sometimes it’s hard to see through the flurry of new features. In this session, we’ll step back, look at a few of the most significant recent enhancements, and put them in the context of real business value. See what you can do now that you could never do before.

4. Outbound Inventory Management for Consignment and VMI

Bernadette Durham, Director / Solution Architect / SIG Lead at Terillium, Inc.

[Session ID: 101060] Monday, May 8 | 3:30pm – 4:15pm | Coronado D Room

One way that customers reduce inventory carrying costs and drive process efficiency is through the use of Consigned and Vendor Managed Inventory. We often end up with clunky and sub-optimal processes to manage this business in JDE. If your business is doing consignment or VMI with customers and you’re not aware of the Outbound Inventory module and what it does, then this session is for you. We’ll look at the basics of configuration and walk through a consignment example from start to finish. Ditch the Excel documents, the proliferation of Branch/Plants, and the angst of trying to reconcile off-site inventory and come see why this module ought to be considered as a solution for these business processes.

5. Best Conditions for a Successful Jump into the Cloud

Sherri Conrardy, Redfaire International

[Session ID: 109140] Monday, May 8 | 4:30PM - 5:15PM | De Soto B Room

Check the weather before you make the big jump! So, you’ve decided to take the plunge and jump into the cloud!  Congratulations, no need to worry, you’re on your way to a great adventure! Don’t forget to take the time to prepare yourself to have the maximum amount of agility, choice, and control. Join our session and walk away with a checklist, conditions to avoid, and a better understanding of what OCI has to offer. Let’s pull that ripcord and Jump JDE into the Cloud together!

6. Extending your JD Edwards applications using Oracle Cloud Services

Pradip Pandey, Oracle America, Inc

Dave Geoffrion, Oracle America, Inc

[Session ID: 108320] Tuesday, May 9 | 2:15PM - 3:15PM | Coronado D Room

In this session, you will learn about native Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) services that support your organization’s modernization and digital transformation initiatives. Oracle product experts will also share an overview of the latest capabilities introduced with JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Release 23 that leverage native OCI services and support for Autonomous Database.

  • Extending JD Edwards in OCI with Mobile Apps
  • Oracle Analytics
  • Oracle Integration Cloud
  • Oracle Digital Assistant
  • Observability & Management (Application Performance Monitoring)

7. Watch It, Learn It, Do It - Everything You Need to Know About UDOs in Release 23

Nathan Ley, Manager – JD Edwards Practice at Terillium, Inc.

Ryan Beebe, Senior JD Edwards Consultant at Terillium, Inc.

[Session ID: 109880] Tuesday, May 9 | 2:15pm – 5:30pm | Senators Lecture Hall

Attendees should pre-register for workshops. Walk-ups are possible and will be permitted, at the discretion of the workshop instructor. Join us during this workshop to experience firsthand the exciting User Defined Object (UDO) features published in Oracle’s latest Release 23! Prerequisites: Minimum of entry-level experience or knowledge of Orchestrator Studio and UDO Workbench concepts. Equipment: Laptop & Charger Access to Web Browser (Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge preferred).

8. We're Rejoicing Over E-Invoicing!

Alex Baulf, Avalara

[Session ID: 100410] Tuesday, May 9 | 3:30PM - 4:15PM | Continental Room

When it comes to implementing e-invoicing, businesses have no time to waste! Manual billing and invoice processing are outdated, error-prone and ineffective, costing companies significant resources every day. Additionally, there’s another threat on the horizon – the mandating of e-invoicing by tax authorities. E-invoicing will soon become a tax compliance requirement if it isn’t already. Usage of e-invoicing processes and platforms is mandated by law in an increasing number of countries. As it stands, businesses have a choice – adopt e-invoicing or risk non-compliance and the inability to send invoices to customers. This seems daunting and leaves us feeling as if we have no reason to rejoice. In this session, we will dive into how the increased digitalization of tax compliance and administration connects to e-invoicing and contributes to creating a more sustainable, efficient, and compliant business world. We will also delve into the future of e-invoicing, how the upcoming trend to e-compliance is expected to transform the financial landscape as we know it, and what your business can do to keep up with the changes. By the end of this session, we will be rejoicing over e-invoicing!

9. No ERP is an Island: Orchestrator as an Integration Framework

A.J. Schifano, Oracle America, Inc

[Session ID: 108500] Tuesday, May 9 | 4:30PM - 5:30PM | Coronado B Room

Integration. Does that word make your palms sweaty? Do you have battle scars from prior integration projects from years–perhaps decades–ago? The need to integrate our ERP data and processes into external systems and devices is nothing new. What is new are the tools, techniques, standards, and protocols with which to do it. The good news: it’s getting easier. In this session, we will explore some capabilities of the JD Edwards Digital Platform, and specifically Orchestrator, to help integrate your EnterpriseOne system into the growing ecosystem of systems, APIs, and cloud services in the digital economy.

10. Enhancing Your Supply Chain Capability with Oracle SCM Cloud: A Proactive Approach

Bryan Rose, Vice President of Digital Transformation at Terillium, Inc.

[Session ID: 109180] Wednesday, May 10 | 10:15am – 11:00am | Cortez B Room

This presentation will focus on how Oracle SCM Cloud can help organizations improve their supply chain capability and move from a reactive to a proactive approach. With Oracle SCM Cloud, businesses can gain visibility and control over their supply chain operations, enabling them to make better-informed decisions that enhance their overall performance.

This presentation will explore the key features and benefits of Oracle SCM Cloud, including its advanced analytics capabilities, real-time monitoring, and collaboration tools. Attendees will learn how to leverage these tools to optimize their supply chain operations, improve customer satisfaction, and increase profitability. By adopting Oracle SCM Cloud, businesses can take a proactive approach to their supply chain and gain a competitive advantage in today’s fast-paced business environment.

Goals of the Session:

  • Introduce attendees to the capabilities of Oracle SCM Cloud and how it can benefit their organization’s supply chain operations
  • Highlight the importance of moving from a reactive to a proactive approach in supply chain management
  • Showcase the advanced analytics, real-time monitoring, and collaboration tools available in Oracle SCM Cloud that enable businesses to make data-driven decisions and improve their overall performance
  • Demonstrate how Oracle SCM Cloud can help businesses enhance their customer satisfaction, reduce costs, and increase profitability by improving supply chain visibility, efficiency, and agility
  • Discuss how the functionality compares to what is included in most ERPs


May 8 – 11, 2023 | Hilton Anatole Dallas, Texas