Top 10 Cloud Sessions To Attend at BLUEPRINT 4D

Top 10 Cloud Sessions at BP4D

cloud-based ERP solution could be the answer to your company’s need for a smart, scalable business tool. Perhaps you’re sold on the cloud due to its data security, constant delivery structure for platform updates and lower upfront costs. Maybe you’re looking ahead to what ERP can offer now and in the future, such as AI and machine learning. Oracle’s Cloud fulfill all these and more.

To help you navigate the full conference, we’ve put together a list of the top 10 Cloud sessions not to miss at the BLUEPRINT 4D conference.

How to Add Our Sessions to Your Agenda

In the attendee portal, use the search bar or filter drop down options for track, session format, date, or speaker. Speakers can be found by name when searching within the filter dropdown options. Once you find the correct session, click the plus sign icon to the right of the info and you’re all set. We appreciate your time and look forward to you joining us!

1. Keynote – The Future of ERP: Evolving from Digital to Intelligent

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

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

[In-Person – 107980] Monday, June 6 |12:30PM - 1:30PM |Room 111

Today, many companies enjoy a competitive advantage by leveraging JD Edwards Digital Platform to drive innovation that automates, optimizes and transforms business processes. The focus now shifts toward the future and the evolution of ERP. Gary Grieshaber and Paul Houtkooper will review how Digital ERP has help customers transform their business and will share their vision for the intelligent future of ERP.

2. Cloud Apps Coffee & Connect

Cloud Networking Lounge

[In-Person – 111020] Tuesday, June 7 | 8:30AM – 9:00AM

[In-Person – 111030] Tuesday, June 7 | 3:00PM – 3:45PM

[In-Person – 111040] Wednesday, June 8 | 8:30AM – 9:00AM

[In-Person – 111170] Wednesday, June 8 | 3:00PM – 3:45PM

[In-Person – 111180] Thursday, June 9 | 8:30AM – 9:00AM

Join the attendees in the Cloud networking lounge for coffee and a chance to network with your peers! These sessions will not be formally moderated but are a great way for you to connect with others and discuss what questions, solutions, etc. you may have!

3. Automating Data Management for All

Sean Stacey, Oracle Outbound Database Product Manager at Oracle America, Inc.

[In-Person – 100260] Tuesday, June 7 | 10:15AM – 11:15AM | Room 114

Oracle Autonomous Database has simplified the management of operational and analytical database workloads for a variety of different use cases. This presentation highlights some of the key innovations that continue to improve DBA, developer, analyst, and data scientist productivity.

  • Learning Objective 1: Learn the basics of Autonomous Database Services
  • Learning Objective 2: Learn about the latest productivity innovations for database administration, development and analysis in the cloud
  • Learning Objective 3: Learn how customers are making innovative use of enterprise data for both operational and analytical use cases

4. 4 Ways to Improve your Inventory Management Strategy Using Oracle Cloud Inventory Planning

David Moon, Principal Consultant – Oracle SCM Cloud

[In-Person -102450] Tuesday, June 7 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Room 105

[Virtual – 108770] Tuesday, June 7 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Oracle Cloud Inventory Management offers a complete materials management and costing solution that has several inventory planning methods to improve your inventory management processes. During this session, we’ll walk you through:

  • Learning Objective 1: Learn the different inventory planning methods available with Oracle Cloud Inventory Management.
  • Learning Objective 2: Learn how to automate inventory replenishments.
  • Learning Objective 3: Learn some of the configurations to support Inventory planning methods and what additional configurations users typically request.


Cloud Inventory Management offers multiple advantages:

  • Complete inventory visibility across multiple warehouses / locations
  • Intuitive dashboards to monitor inventory levels, replenishment tasks, and inbound receipts
  • Material movement that includes stock issues, receipts, counts and transfers of materials within and between facilities
  • Robust min-max planning capabilities that enable replenishment of stocks from both internal and external sources Cloud Inventory Management fully integrates with other Oracle Cloud applications
  • Use inventory management to automate the replenishment of your shop floor locations within Supply Chain Execution.
  • Inventory management integrates with Oracle Procurement to drive stock replenishments directly from suppliers

5. Digital Acceleration – Navigating the Future of ERP

Neil Pugh, Senior Director Prod Strategy at Oracle America, Inc

[In-Person - 108190] Wednesday, June 8 | 9:00AM – 10:00PM | Room 114

Have your plans to modernize been accelerated? JD Edwards customers should begin to understand and explore their cloud options.  Navigating the many Oracle Cloud solutions can be overwhelming at first.  With this session, learn more about the solutions offered, how they complement and extend your JD Edwards solution, and which solutions are best suited for your organization. This session will emphasize SaaS solutions and the solutions JD Edwards customers are frequently taking advantage of.

6. Building the Future of Business with Oracle Cloud ERP

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

[In-Person – 110960] Wednesday, June 8 | 9:00AM – 10:00AM | Room 103

Join Gary Grieshaber, Vice President of Oracle Application Product Strategy and Development, to learn how Oracle Cloud Applications are delivering finance and operations transformation in companies in across the globe. Hear about the value that Oracle Cloud ERP can deliver to your organization, along with highlights of important new product features and future. Imagine your business using modern, innovative cloud applications that deliver low TCO, high ROI, deep enterprise insight through data analytics, and process automation using next-generation technologies like AI and machine learning. Join us to understand why nearly ten thousand companies run their businesses with Oracle Cloud ERP and how Oracle is supporting your business transformation and the evolution from on-premises to Cloud applications.

7. 3 Steps to Modernize AP Invoice Processing with Oracle Cloud Intelligent Document Recognition

Matt Sullender, Oracle Cloud Consultant

[In-Person -102900] Wednesday, June 8 |10:15 AM - 11:15 AM | Room 104

More Suppliers are choosing to send invoices to Accounts Payable electronically via email. Cloud ERP offers Intelligent Document Recognition (IDR) that combines optical character recognition (OCR) with machine learning to extract information from the emailed documents and create invoice records directly into Accounts Payable. IDR offers adaptive intelligence to learn a more invoices come through the system from suppliers. IDR leverages the Document Viewer to highlight a selected field from the invoice and extract the information into the system. The next time an invoice of that supplier comes in, the system will recognize that the field had been identified from the Adaptive learning feature previously.

  • Learning Objective 1: IDR Configuration – how to train your dragon.
  • Learning Objective 2: Workflow routing setup considerations
  • Learning Objective 3: Processing AP invoices designated as incomplete from IDR.

8. Stop Training, Start Onboarding – Moving to Sustainability in The Cloud or On-Prem.

Thomas Colbert, Dir Organizational Change Management

[In-Person -101720] Wednesday, June 8 | 1:30 AM - 2:30 AM | Room 107

Couple remote workforces, with systems, business, and markets changing faster than ever, training needs to move from the keyboard to the organization. Deploying an Active Trainer model is more than a one-time training event. It’s a learning and documentation program that will support the needs of the users. Producing an onboarding approach to end-user training resulting in long-term sustainability and repeatability. Based upon many years of implementation experience and a proven methodology, this session will present a comprehensive, systematic, and straightforward model for Cloud and On-Prem system implementations. Using both sequential and iterative processes, participants will receive a blueprint to effectively onboard users to acceptance and proficiency – before making the actual change, and long after go-live.

  • Learning Objective 1: Outline of a practical training model that starts at the inception of a project, accounts for each stakeholder, and results in proficiency at go-live.
  • Learning Objective 2: Review and integration of proven tools and techniques, social media, tactical communication, knowledge management and documentation, and impact management will be outlined as part of the model.
  • Learning Objective 3: Enterprise/local go-live/post go-live support and continuous onboarding solutions will be presented as part of the overall training model.

9. Plan your move to Oracle Cloud ERP: Migration project steps that deliver success

Rudy Lukez, Senior Director Product Marketing at Oracle America, Inc.

[In-Person – 110930] Wednesday, June 8 | 4:00PM – 5:00PM | Room 103

A successful on-time and on-budget on-premises software to cloud applications enterprise project is not impossible. In this session explore in-detail five key steps every JD Edwards and PeopleSoft customer can follow to deliver a successful migration project. Based on many interviews with on-premises and cloud customers throughout the past decade, this session is focused on practical ideas and resource information applicable to small and large on-premises to cloud projects.

10. How to Streamline Your Fixed Asset Leases Within Oracle Cloud

Matt Sullender, Oracle Cloud Consultant

[In-Person -102510] Thursday, June 9 | 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Room 105

Companies frequently struggle to keep track of asset leases and their associated amortization schedules in a clear concise way. Often these lease details are tracked outside financial systems, in spreadsheets, and require a lot of manual time and analysis to accurately account for costs associated to such assets, and to report on such costs as the end of month. This session will review standard out-of-the-box functionality for managing leased assets within the fixed assets module.

  • Learning Objective 1: Review Oracle Cloud Application setup (Fixed Assets) used to capture asset lease information
  • Learning Objective 2: Demonstrate creation of lease asset, produce associated schedules – Report and Inquire on leased asset


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