Oracle ME user group opens 2013 meeting

Fifth annual conference of the MEOUG held in Dubai

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Oracle ME user group opens 2013 meeting The MEOUG brings together Oracle users from around the region.
By  Mark Sutton Published  March 25, 2013

The Middle East Oracle User Group (MEOUG) opened its fifth annual conference for the region today.

The MEOUG Majlis 2013 has attracted 400 registrations from Oracle user organizations around the Gulf region, including a number of government and public sector users.

The event is intended to provide an independent platform for Oracle users to share best practices and experiences, access training sessions, and give feedback to Oracle.

Haresh Ahuja, president of the MEOUG said that the event helps Oracle customers to learn, collaborate and have a better experience of usage of Oracle products.

The MEOUG is one of 900 Oracle user groups, representing half a million members worldwide. Formed in 2008, the Middle East organization includes several special interest groups (SIGs), that focus on particular vertical sectors or solutions, including retail, healthcare, business intelligence, JD Edwards, and Oracle Hardware. The group also plans to launch five more SIGs this year, to include Java, E-Business and Fusion.

Speaking during an opening address, Abdul Rahman Al Theheiban, vice president of Oracle Middle East & Africa said that the region has shifted from lagging behind in its adoption of new Oracle solutions, to being an early adopter of Oracle solutions. This meant that the user group's feedback to Oracle on products was having more influence, and contributing more to the development of products.

The opening sessions also include a presentation from Oracle senior vice president Cliff Godwin, on Oracle's applications roadmap, and a presentation from Dr Ayesha Saeed Hussaini, director of Manzil centre for people with special needs, which supported by MEOUG's CSR activities.

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