Conference 2017, November, Pravets / 2017-11-17


The BGOUG Autumn Conference took place from November 17 to November 19 2017 in hotel RIU Pravets Resort.



The event is organized with kind support of our partners:



Main Partners







Abstracts of the sessions - agenda order


Abstracts of the sessions - alphabetical order


Conference Welcome Presentation


Go to BGOUG Conference Application



TestFest Event

For the second time BGOUG will run TestFest event in partnership with Oracle University. During the conference days all registered participants can do a certification exam and take advantage of 50% discount of the Oracle University exam prices. 

  • How to register
    • Choose a certification exam: Oracle Certification Exams List
    • Start to prepare :)
    • Register for the conference : BGOUG Profile Registration Form  
    • Book a time slot when to take the exam and explicitly add exam code and name: from the conference registration form, button „Register for TestFest. 
    • You can check (edit or delete) the list with the exams you have enrolled for from HERE column Presence .
    • Pay to BGOUG the exam fee (50% from the standard price ) before November 3, 2017. (we will issue a proform invoice for the payment )
    • Create a profile on Pearson Vue site:  (button Create Account)
    • On the exam day, please be 10 minutes before the booked time slot in Hall Е in hotel RIU Pravets Resort .




With the partnership of the Bulgarian Electric Vehicles Association every participant in the conference will be able to test drive the follwoing electric vehicles: Kia Soul EV, Renault Zoe, Hyundai Ionic Electric


Sessions and Speakers 


Key Notes

  • George Alexandrov, Country Managing Director, ORACLE, How to stay relevant in the coming changes in the Information technology world
  • Julian Dontcheff , Managing Director, Accenture Global Database Lead, Accenture Enkitec Group, DBAs versus Autonomous Databases


Database and Server Technology 

  • Craig Shallahamer ,  President & DBA, OraPub, Laugh Your Way To Understanding Oracle, Queuing Theory & Performance
  • Craig Shallahamer ,  President & DBA, OraPub, Maximizing Oracle Buffer Cache Throughput
  • Joze Senegacnik , Owner, DBProf, Statistics gathering in Oracle 12.2
  • Joze Senegacnik , Owner, DBProf, Discussion „Patching and upgrading“
  • Kamil Stawiarski , founder, ORA-600, So what actually ROLLBACK is?
  • Kamil Stawiarski , founder, ORA-600, VOODOO - the black magic of cheep cross-database replication
  • Georgi Kodinov, Senior Software Development Manager, ORACLE, MySQL in docker containers
  • Dmitry Remizov, Database community local lead, Deutsche Bank, Dances with cursors
  • Radu Parvu, Infrastructure Senior Principal, Accenture Enkitec Group, Times Ten Velocity Scale: Next Gen IMDB
  • Ivica Arsov , Senior Database Consultant, Pythian, Automate DBA Tasks With Ansible
  • Cristian Termure, Georgi Terziyski, Hardware Sales Consultant, ORACLE, Oracle Maximum Availability Architecture and Best Practices for Database Backup
  • Nigel Bayliss, Optimizer Product Manager, ORACLE, Optimizer Adaption from Oracle Database 11g to Oracle Database 12c Release 2
  • Martin Toshev, IT Consultant, BG Java User Group, Semantic Technology in Oracle Database 12c


Design and Development 

  • Bryn Llewellyn, ORACLE, Ten Rules for Doing a PL/SQL Performance Experiment
  • Bryn Llewellyn, ORACLE, Guarding your data behind a hard shell PL/SQL API—the detail
  • Robert Lockard , President, Oraclewizard, Oracle Database Security Evaluation
  • Robert Lockard , President, Oraclewizard, Database and Application Server Security
  • Greg Stachnick, Senior Principal Product Manager, Oracle Development Tools and Frameworks, ORACLE, DevOps and Agile Methodology for Oracle Databases Projects
  • Greg Stachnick, Senior Principal Product Manager, Oracle Development Tools and Frameworks, ORACLE, Visual HTML5/JavaScript/REST Development with Oracle ABCS
  • Kuassi Mensah, Director, Product Management, Java Best Practices for Developing and Deploying against Oracle Database Cloud services
  • Martin Toshev, IT Consultant, BG Java User Group, Java 9 security enhancements in practice
  • Trayan Iliev, CEO, IPT - Intellectual Products & Technologies, What’s New in Java 9?
  • Erik Van Roon, Oracle Database Developer/Consultant, EvROCS, Calling userdefined functions from SQL queries got faster in Oracle 12c
  • Erik Van Roon, Oracle Database Developer/Consultant, EvROCS, Handling errors during bulk DML operations


Middleware (Data Integration, Business Intelligence, Content Management )

  • Tanya Stoyanova, Technical Team Leader, TechnoLogica, Oracle Enterprise Metadata Management
  • Osama Mustafa , Principle Oracle Consultant, Gurus Solutions, Playing with Oracle on Docker containers
  • Hristo Panteleev, Senior Administrator, VIVACOM, How to make OBIEE mass data extraction tool ?!


Cross Stream (Cloud Computing, Big Data, Engineered Systems )

  • Kuassi Mensah, Director, Product Management, Turning Oracle Tables into Hadoop, Spark, Flink and Beam Datasources
  • Georgi Moykin, Cloud Domain Consultant, ORACLE, API Platform – use cases for financial institutions
  • Georgi Moykin, Cloud Domain Consultant, ORACLE, Cloud Native Microservices and DevOps
  • Daniela Milanova, Cloud Technology Customer Advisor, ORACLE, Rapid Troubleshooting with APM Cloud Service and Deep Dive Diagnostics with Log Analytics Cloud Service
  • Marcin Rydz, co-founder, ORA-600, ORDS for beginners - build WebServices in APEX and use them in Python


Business and Strategy

  • Joel Goodman, Global Technical Lead, Database Certifications, ORACLE, Understanding and Preparing for Oracle DBA Certification Exams 
  • Osama Mustafa , Principle Oracle Consultant, Gurus Solutions, Oracle Cloud for Dummies
  • Javier Huerta, Manager, KPMG Spain, Supply Chain Management with Oracle Cloud R13
  • Yavor Ivanov, DBA Manager, Paysafe Bulgaria EOOD, How to "sell" the Oracle Engineered Systems idea to your managers
  • Ina Naydenova, Senior Consultant Software Development, TechnoLogica, GDPR: What your IT team needs to know?
  • Owen Hughes, Freelancer, A Practical Introduction to Blockchain
  • Owen Hughes, Freelancer, The Impact of the Electric Car on Society
  • Georgi Nalbantov, Distributed Data Mining for e-Health, Case Study
  • Daniela Milanova, Cloud Technology Customer Advisor, ORACLE, Discussion "Local companies IT readiness for support business in addressing EU GDPR requirements that will be effective from May, 2018"


 - Oracle ACE Director,  - Oracle ACE,  - Oracle ACE Associate




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