• Danilo Schmiedel

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    Danilo follows his passion to deliver SOA and BPM solutions based on new technologies & trends. He is one of the leading BPM and SOA Architects at OPITZ CONSULTING Deutschland GmbH – a German Oracle Platinum Partner. He is involved in large integrations, business process automations and BPM / SOA development projects where he implemented well accepted solutions for various customers. Danilo is an Oracle ACE Director (ACE=Acknowledged Community Expert), a frequent speaker at IT conferences and he has written numerous articles in various technical journals. Before joining OPITZ CONSULTING he worked as Software Engineer in several international projects. The Leipzig University of Applied Science has awarded his outstanding reputation in 2009.

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  • Debra Lilley


    Debra Lilley,Fusion Champion, UKOUG Board Member, Fusion User Experience Advocate and ACE Director.  Lilley has 18 years experience with Oracle Applications, with E Business Suite since 9.4.1, moving to Business Intelligence Team Lead and Oracle Alliance Director. She has spoken at over 100 conferences worldwide and posts at debrasoraclethoughts.



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  • Diogo Henriques



    Diogo Henriques is the BPM Technical Leader at Link Consulting, a Portuguese Oracle Platinum Partner. He has worked with Oracle BPM for almost 5 years, since Beta, including a few large scale projects. Before, he worked with Oracle Workflow for 3 years.



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    ADF Runtime Interface Generator for BPM Human Tasks

  • Eder Costa Albano

    Eder Costa AlbanoPesquisador Estagiário SOA lotado no IBTI - Instituto Brasília de Tecnologia e Inovação, Graduando em Análise e Desenvolvimento de Sistemas - ADS pela Universidade Católica de Brasília UCB-DF e Estagiário em desenvolvimento C# na Compline Informática.


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  • Fusion Middleware Partner Community Awards 2014

    by Jürgen Kress published inSOA Magazine 2


    Thanks for all the partners for the excellent contribution and on-going business! You are the key for the joint Fusion Middleware success. It becomes every year harder to choose the winners, due to all the excellent work and contributions.

    The awarded partners have proven cutting edge projects with the latest Oracle technology and most important their contribution to the community like blogs, newsletters, conferences, papers, twitter, Linkedin and their participation in the partner advisory councils.

    THANKS to the whole community and congratulation to the winners:

  • In-depth look into Oracle API Catalog (OAC) 12c

    APICoverby Robert van Mölken published inSOA Magazine IV

    With the release of Oracle Enterprise Repository 12c another product was released. Oracle API Catalog 12c (OAC) allows you to build a catalog of your organization APIs. OAC provides a layer of visibility to those APIs so application development knows what and which one to use.  OAC includes a simple metamodel for an API asset, automation to populate OAC, and the ability for users to search OAC for APIs and understand the details of the APIs to assess their fit in the user’s application.


    I’m not going to bore you with the details about the installation by giving a installation guide. It took me about 40 minutes from scratch (excluding downlOERoad time). The steps are describes in the installation guide Oracle provides. OAC is part of the OER 12c installation jar, but can be licensed and installed, as an own managed domain, without licensing and installing OER.

  • Internet of Things - The Oracle platform

    by Torsten Winterberg published inSOA Magazine 2

    IoT will be the next game changer. We’re entering a world, where Billions of devices will be able to play in role in higher level processes. There will be many more machines using our todays internet than humans will do. This is a summary of an Openworld session on Oracle IoT strategy.

    IoT Definition from Wikipedia:

    Equipping all objects in the world with minuscule identifying devices could be transformative of daily life. For instance, business may no longer run out of stock or generate waste products, as involved parties would know which products are required and consumed.One's ability to interact with objects could be altered remotely based on immediate or present needs, in accordance with existing  end-user agreements.

    Some major challenges have to be addressed:

    • Complex value chain
    • Lack of standardization to build, deploy & manage IoT applications
    • No consistency in managing security of data and identity of devices
    • Need to analyze Fast data in real time
    • No integration platform to convert data into business automation
  • Introducing the Integration Cloud Service

    ics18by Robert van Mölken published inSOA Magazine V

    Oracle released some more Cloud offerings and in this article we introduce the Integration Cloud Service. This cloud service lets your organization create integrations between cloud applications, but also between cloud and on premise applications. Create connections to well-known and less known SaaS applications using a bunch of cloud adapters, publish or subscribe to the Messaging Cloud Service, or use industry standards like SOAP & REST. The available set of cloud adapters will certainly grow in the future when the marketplace is fully up-and-running.

    Why should organizations consider the Cloud?
    Let's get started with the key benefits and features before diving into them more detailed. Why should organizations consider the Cloud?

  • Java Cloud Service - initial impressions for WebLogic architects and administrators

    jcs3by Simon Haslampublished inSOA Magazine V

    There's no doubt that "the cloud" is coming, even in the relatively conservative world of mission-critical Oracle platforms.

    At the end of 2012 I took a trial of what was then "Java (or WebLogic) as a Service" (now known as "SaaS Extension"). Back then I wasn't hugely impressed - yes, I could deploy a simple web app, but the WebLogic environment was very heavily constrained and almost entirely hidden from the administrator - no WebLogic console, no WLST, minimal logs. As a result as soon as I tried to deploy something non-trivial, in this case Apache Roller (the software running this blog), I ran into all sorts of class white-list issues and with little debug information so I quickly gave up in despair!

  • Jeroen van Essen




    As an Oracle Fusion Middleware expert I provide clients strategic advantage by improving processes andinnovation. My key interest areas include Business Process Management, Cloud, Business Intelligence and agile development.  I have experience in the utilities, rail, banking and public market.



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  • Jessica Ray

    Jessica Ray

    Business Process Management Consultant at AVIO Consulting.


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  • Jon Petter Hjulstad

    Jon Petter is Department Manager for Middleware at SYSCO where focus is on Fusion Middleware - development, administration, advising and building competence on the red stack. The goal is to help customers be successful with their Oracle products. The products Sysco cover are Oracle SOA Suite, Weblogic, Oracle Service Bus, BPM Suite, BAM, Oracle Event Processing, and Oracle Enterprise Manager. The Sysco blog is a source for relevant tips on using these products. Jon Petter is a member of the OUGN Board, and is an active SOA Community participant.

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  • Jürgen Kress

    Kress 2015 business120As a middleware expert Jürgen works at Oracle EMEA Alliances and Channels, responsible for Oracle's EMEA fusion middleware partner business. He is the founder of the Oracle SOA & BPM and the WebLogic Partner Communities and the global Oracle Partner Advisory Councils. With more than 5000 members from all over the world the Middleware Partner Community is the most successful and active community at Oracle. Jürgen manages the community with monthly newsletters, webcasts and conferences. He hosts his annual Fusion Middleware Partner Community Forums and the Fusion Middleware Summer Camps, where more than 200 partners get product updates, roadmap insights and hands-on trainings. Supplemented by many web 2.0 tools like twitter, discussion forums, online communities, blogs and wikis. For the SOA & Cloud Symposium by Thomas Erl, Jürgen is a member of the steering board. He is also a frequent speaker at conferences like the SOA & BPM Integration Days, JAX, UKOUG, OUGN, or OOP

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  • Léon Smiers

    Léon Smiers


    Léon Smiers works as a Solution Architect for Capgemini The Netherlands in the area of Oracle Technology and Architecture, where he is one of the leading Oracle specialists. He has done a lot of work and research in the field of Integration and new technologies, like RFID, SOA, EDA and BPM, on which he wrote articles and presented on international conferences. Currently Léon is setting up Solution Architectures for large Oracle based projects and is Oracle BPM Thought leader for Capgemini. Based upon his close cooperation with Oracle development and product management Léon was awarded with the Oracle ACE title in 2010.

    Léon is co-inventor of the Common Reference Architecture mode or CORA model, which helps in getting control over the IT landscape in a Hybrid environment and delivers a predictable, repeatable and risk-awaresolution design (


    Prior to Capgemini Léon worked for Ernst & Young Consulting, USoft, the City of Rotterdam and has over 20 years of experience in IT. Léon obtained his Master of Science in Astronomy at the Leiden University.

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  • Lucas Jellema

    Lucas Jellema, active in IT (and with Oracle) since 1994. Oracle ACE Director for Fusion Middleware. Consultant, trainer and instructor on diverse areas including Oracle Database (SQL & PLSQL), Service Oriented Architecture, BPM, ADF, Java in various shapes and forms and many other things. Author of the Oracle Press book: Oracle SOA Suite 11g Handbook. Frequent presenter on conferences such as JavaOne, Oracle OpenWorld, ODTUG Kaleidoscope, Devoxx and OBUG. Presenter for Oracle University Celebrity specials.

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  • Luis Weir

    WeirAuthor, Blogger, Speaker, Oracle SOA Black Belt and Oracle ACE, Luis Weir is a HCL’s Principal Architect for Oracle Fusion Middleware. With more than 11 years of experience implementing IT solutions across the globe, Luis has successfully delivered several large and complex Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) solutions for Fortune 500 companies. Luis has also led SOA and middleware capabilities for different renowned SIs such as CSC, Cognizant and Capgemini.Luis is an expert in SOA and also is a thought leader in this field and in an effort to share his real-life experiences when implementing complex SOA solutions, Luis has written his first book, “Oracle SOA Governance 11g Implementation”, published by PACKTPUB.

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  • Manuel Rosa

    Manuel Rosa began his career participating in Enterprise Architecture projects in Portugal, Brazil and Luxembourg, mainly focusing on Application and Business Architectures. Over the past few years, he coordinated the development of the SOA Governance Programs and has also been responsible for various SOA Governance projects, namely in Portuguese enterprises in the Telecom and Utilities' industries. He is currently SOA and SOA Governance practice leader at Link Consulting. He is also currently a teaching assistant on the subjects of Enterprise Architecture I and II, for the POSI postgraduate degree provided by Intituto Superior Técnico, INESC and INOV in a one year program. He has been publishing articles on OTN and vendor-independent Service Technology Magazines on the subjects of SOA Governance and Enterprise Architectures, and has been very active on promoting SOA development and Governance practices, in major international events like Oracle Open World or SOA Symposium.

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  • Mark Foster


    Mark Foster is a Consulting Solution Architect in the FMW Architects Team. He is focused on BPM & ACM and is widely acknowledged as one of the go-to experts in these products having helped customers worldwide, from architecture reviews to escalations. He has over 25 years experience in the IT industry and over 10 years as an Integration & Solutions Architect. Prior to Oracle, Mark worked for Sun Microsystems & SeeBeyond in very similar roles, and before this Mark worked as an Integration Architect at Royal Bank of Scotland / NatWest Bank. Outside of work Mark is a keen runner & triathlete having competed at distances up to IronMan. Mark lives in France, just south of Strasbourg at the foot of the Vosges mountains.

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    Top 10 Things You Should Know About BPM 11g/12c

  • Martin Günther

    guentherMartin Günther is a BPM and SOA consultant at OPITZ CONSULTING in Germany. He has participated in several integration and process automation projects from small to large scale as developer and SOA/BPM coach at various customers. Martin focusses on sustainable and scalable architectures providing the most valuable solution. He strongly believes in the advantages of agile development methodology and likes to apply it whenever possible and reasonable

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  • Mobile Hacking with an OFM 12c red stack

    mobilehacking26by Lucas Jellemapublished inSOA Magazine V

    Preparation for Live Mobile Hacking with an OFM 12c red stack

    On March 4th, I am to present – together with ADF and Mobile Application Framework expert Luc Bors – a live development demo session at the EMEA Oracle Fusion Middleware Partner Forum in Budapest, Hungary. Luc and I are in the middle of our preparations for this event. And I thought perhaps it would be nice to share some of the background for this session.

    It all started in the Fall as Jürgen Kress, responsible at Oracle for Fusion Middleware Partner Adoption EMEA, sent out a call for papers for the Forum, looking for proposals for presentations and other types of sessions. Luc and I prepared a proposal for a session where we would do live development (always appealing for the audience and somewhat nerve racking for the presenters) and show the development of a mobile app (using Oracle MAF) on top of a mobile back end (created using SOA Suite 12c and its REST capabilities). Luc and I have done similar sessions in the past. They can be a lot of fun – and be quite stressful because of all the things that can and typically will go wrong.

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