Users Group Conference, IOUG Live! 2004, Offers First In-Depth Look at Oracle's 10g Products Since Their Release

IOUG Live! 2004
CHICAGO--()--Feb. 17, 2004--

  25 10g Technical Sessions, Ken Jacobs as Oracle Keynote, Migration Debate, and More  

The International Oracle Users Group (IOUG) is pleased to announce that its annual conference, IOUG Live!, will offer Oracle users the first in-depth look at Oracle's 10g products since their release. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with personnel from Oracle for the first time since the release of the 10g Database and assorted products. Among the 10g related sessions and events at IOUG Live! 2004, April 18 - 22 in Toronto, Canada, will be 25 10g technical sessions presented by users, Oracle keynote address from Oracle's own Dr. DBA (Ken Jacobs), and a closing session, "10g Upgrade Sooner or Later...That is the Question!"

"Oracle DBA's and developers attend IOUG Live! to gain tips, techniques, and insight from fellow users and industry gurus," said Michael S. Abbey, IOUG Director of Conferences. "We are especially pleased with the appearance of Ken Jacobs, a long time friend and advocate of the user group programs in general, and the IOUG in particular. Many of this year's attendees are coming to learn about the newly released 10g products so that they can make informed decisions about product features and benefits, migrations timetables, management and business issues."

IOUG Live! 2004 offers sessions in seven focus areas including Database Administration, Architecture and Infrastructure, Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence, Application Server and Web Services, eBusiness and Application Development, ERP, CRM, SFA, and SCM, and Career Development. Visit for complete information on all sessions available at the conference, online registration and the 10g technical sessions in particular, or call +1.312.245.1579.

The IOUG is committed to providing technical education on the whole suite of Oracle's current products and has dozens of sessions on the Oracle8i as well as Oracle9i product lines. Attendees will find many sessions apply to the three most popular recent releases--8i, 9i, and 10g.

On Monday, April 19 the Oracle keynote will be presented by Ken Jacobs, VP (Product Strategy) who is also known as "Dr. DBA." The closing general session on Wednesday, April 21, "10g Upgrade--Sooner or Later...that is the Question!" will be a debate between the "Sooner's" and the "Later's," each taking a side on when to upgrade to 10g. The session will be an interactive dialogue that will allow attendees to join in the debate, voice opinions and pose their own questions. This debate is designed to help attendees make an informed decision upon their return to work. At the end of the session, attendees will have an opportunity to mingle with the debate's participants in a casual setting.

In addition to the sessions and events mentioned above there will be numerous 10g technical session presented by Oracle employees, an exhibition where vendors will show their new 10g products, and lively 10g discussions at IOUG Live! networking events.

About the IOUG

The International Oracle Users Group is an organization of users of Oracle products and services and is independent of Oracle Corporation. As the premier user-driven source of Oracle education and peer networking, the IOUG is comprised of database administrators, applications developers and technical managers. For more information on IOUG membership, visit or call +1.312.245.1579. IOUG Live! being held April 18 - 22 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, ( offers more than 200 technical sessions presented in seven focus areas.

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Ann Reichert (MR), 858-581-3330


Ann Reichert (MR), 858-581-3330