UKOUG Inspiring Presentation Awards – The Winners

>This is the Conference Review Part 2, but I wanted to do a separate post for the IPA’s.

On Tuesday night at the conference, we had the first ever UKOUG Inspiring Presentation Awards.
The awards and the evening’s social event were very kindly sponsored by OTN, so a big thank you to Vikki Lira from the Oracle ACE Program for helping out and making it all happen.

The first four categories are for presentations given at the Conference in 2009, with winners decided by the feedback scores provided by delegates in the sessions. The Best Abstract awards were determined by the highest scores given to abstracts submitted for the 2010 event.

We had a great deal of fun with the awards ceremony with a large crowd there to cheer for the winners.

So without further ado, here are the winners of the first ever UKOUG Inspiring Presentation Awards!

Oracle Speaker:
Technology – Grant Ronald Modernizing Your Oracle Forms Investment: Google Maps, Carousels, Web 2.0 and Web Services
Apps – Clive Swan Keynote: Fusion Applications demonstrations

UK Speaker:
Technology – John Scott Building Scalable Applications with Oracle Application Express
Apps – Simon Tomey BI and the Reporting Road Map

Overseas Speaker:
Technology – Connor McDonald 11g features for Developers
Apps – Michael Rulf Using Oracle Application Integration Architecture Foundation pack to build a best-of-breed landscape

First Time Speaker:
Technology – Jan Navratil Building large scale mission critical systems with Oracle Application Express
Apps – Marcus Rogers Oracle E-Business Suite: Why do users hate Oracle?

Best Abstract:
UK Technology – James Morle Sane SAN 2010
UK Apps – Margaret Greenwood Advanced Collections – helping the council’s budget in these difficult times
Overseas – Christian Antognini Transaction Management Internals

Congratulations to all the winners!

We did have a photographer in attendance, I’ll get a link to the pictures as soon as I have them.
Thank you to everyone involved that helped make this happen and I hope it encourages more of you out there to get up and give presenting a go.

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