Seven Days, Five Cities, Two Continents: OTN MENA Tour 2014

At last, it is official: It will be my great honor to participate in Oracle Technology Network’s first-ever tour of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) starting this coming Monday, May 25th in Bizerte, Tunisia.

I’ll be speaking on five topics related to Oracle 12c Database – a reprise of the four presentations I did at IOUG COLLABORATE14 #C14LV in Las Vegas this past April 2014, as well as a brand-new presentation on how to leverage Oracle 12c’s two new histograms for even more efficient query execution when there are dramatically skewed data sources to be tackled.

The OTN MENA Tour will cross two continents – Africa and Asia – as we traverse most of North Africa and the near Middle East:

  • May 25: Bizerte, Tunisia
  • May 26: Beha, Tunisia                        
  • May 29: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia        
  • May 31: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • June 1: Dubai, UAE

My travelling mates include several Oracle ACEs and ACE Directors from across the USA, South America, Asia, and of course MENA as well. To see full details of all the speakers and topics we’ll be covering, please be sure to peruse the Tour’s website.

If you have colleagues in the MENA area, be sure to let them know about the OTN Tour, as I’d love to make their personal acquaintance. I’ll report back as often as I can during the tour via Twitter (hashtag: ##OTNMENATOUR14) and LinkedIn.

And until I meet you all in person, my new MENA colleagues: As-salāmu `alaykum.


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