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Experience digital at scale with Cognizant and Oracle

Connect with us at Oracle OpenWorld
October 22-25, 2018 | San Francisco, CA



Today’s enterprises are seeking to modernize the customer experience and expand their product and service offerings by enabling new digital platforms, applications and delivery channels. 

Cognizant delivers value to its clients through continuous innovation, simplifying and modernizing business processes, driving down costs and improving decision-making capabilities so that clients can compete effectively in the newly defined marketplace. We call this “Digital@Scale”.

Our Oracle practice offers a wide range of services and solutions covering the entire breadth of Oracle's application and technology offerings, including:

Cognizant’s Oracle Digital Services helps enterprises implement digital transformation by unifying business and technology architectures to enable competitive advantage and top-line growth. We make your businesses more scalable, agile and future ready by streamlining existing processes, augmenting current operations, creating new capabilities and inspiring digital thinking at the deepest levels of business.

From analytics dashboards to chatbots to AI, Cognizant’s Oracle Solutions Practice has solutions to enable your digital transformation journey.

Oracle recognized Cognizant as a top cloud system integrator partner after we successfully collaborated in the HCM and ERP/EPM cloud applications space and completed more engagements than any other partner in the Oracle alliance ecosystem. Cognizant’s Cloud Shift transformation framework guides your enterprise in the shift from Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) applications (Finance, Supply Chain, HR and CRM) to Oracle Cloud ERP applications. Our end-to-end services include Global Consulting, Full-Service Cloud Implementation, Business Process Change Management, Post Production Support and Quality Assurance. 

Cognizant’s Cloud Lift offering is based on Oracle’s cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), which helps you move your existing applications to the cloud in their current state. Our verified solution covers application inventory, assessment, code analysis, migration planning and execution, and post migration support. We begin with an in-depth inventory of your current enterprise landscape, collecting pertinent data that's fed into our proprietary cloud assessment tools. Data is key for calculating the appropriate fit among public, hybrid and private clouds. This process also helps predict the most suitable model for migrating your environment to cloud—IaaS or Platform as a Service (PaaS).

Cognizant is an Oracle Cloud Managed Service Provider (MSP)

Cognizant’s offerings enable customers to modernize existing, restrictive legacy applications to newer, scalable technologies while retaining the value of the legacy investment. Our approach extends the life of existing applications, enhances user experience and reduces deployment time, run-time costs, and maintenance costs, while preserving business logic.

We enable your journey toward Modern Finance solutions around Taxation, and Billing & Compliance (Oracle CC&B, ORMB), in addition to industry specific solutions such as IFRS, CFO Analytics, Value Map, Taxonomy (GST in India, VAT in Middle East), Advanced Revenue Recognition, M&A, Financial Consolidation, and more. Our offerings span the following business processes: HCM Transformation, Financials Transformation, SCM Transformation, CX Transformation, and Organizational Change Management.

Meet Us Onsite


  • General Session - Financials [GEN6288]

    Monday, Oct 22

    9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. | Park Central Metropolitan III

    General Session - Financials [GEN6288]

    Speaker: Ralph Barone, AVP - Oracle Solutions Practice, Cognizant

     To be updated.

  • Conquer Challenges in Fleet Management with Oracle Internet of Things Cloud Service [BUS6659]

    Monday, Oct 22

    10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. | Moscone South - Room 105

    Conquer Challenges in Fleet Management with Oracle Internet of Things Cloud Service [BUS6659] 

    Speakers: Robert Howard, Associate Director, Cognizant
    Vinoth Balakrishnan, Associate Director, Cognizant

    Description: In this session learn how you can leverage Oracle Internet of Things Cloud Service in conjunction with Oracle Transportation Management Cloud Service to address common challenges faced when managing your fleet such as controlling fuel spend, efficient dispatch and routing, real-time vehicle location, accurate estimates for time of arrival, and monitoring driver behavior. The session also explores how to reduce costs and improve vehicle utilization through IoT-enabled fleet maintenance.

  • Boost the Finance Organization’s Capability and Maturity with Digital Tools [BUS6809]

    Monday, Oct 22

    10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. | Park Central (Floor 2) - Metropolitan III

    Boost the Finance Organization’s Capability and Maturity with Digital Tools [BUS6809]

    Speaker: Ralph Barone, AVP - Oracle Solutions Practice, Cognizant

    Description: In today’s ever-changing dynamic and complex business environment, transaction processing requirements, reconciliation, and reporting elements have increased significantly. These, coupled with a heterogeneous landscape either by choice or design, potentially increase the cost of processing and quality of data. In this session hear how Cognizant is leading customers toward a digitally driven, modern finance organization by leveraging Oracle ERP Cloud and Oracle EPM Cloud applications supported with bots and Blockchain. Learn from SMEs from Cognizant and Oracle on how Oracle Cloud applications have the capability to create the next-generation finance organization.

  • Covanta Energy’s Successful Migration of PeopleSoft to Cloud Infrastructure [CAS6610]

    Monday, Oct 22

    11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. | Moscone South - Room 214

    Covanta Energy’s Successful Migration of PeopleSoft to Cloud Infrastructure [CAS6610]

    Speakers: Thomas Koehler, Director Enterprise Applications, Covanta Energy
    Karish Chowdhury, Manager Information Technology, Covanta Holding Corporation 
    Rajesh Patel, Director, Oracle Solutions Practice, Cognizant 

    Description: Are you worried about migrating your enterprise applications to the cloud? Join this session to learn how Covanta Energy and Cognizant Technologies migrated Covanta’s large Oracle’s PeopleSoft application suite to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. The target cloud deployment included compute, Oracle Database Cloud Service, storage, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure FastConnect Classic, multiple VCNs, and a disaster recovery site using Oracle Data Guard. Additionally, Oracle Dyn Web Application Firewall and Oracle Management Cloud’s log analytics were implemented to meet Covanta’s security and SOX compliance requirements. Learn how the migration was planned along with best practices and lessons learned from a planning, architecture, and execution standpoint.

  • Oracle B2B: API-Driven and Integrated with Blockchain [CAS4520]

    Monday, Oct 22

    3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Marriott Marquis (Golden Gate Level) - Golden Gate C1

    Oracle B2B: API-Driven and Integrated with Blockchain [CAS4520]

    Speakers: Sandeep Singh, GE Digital
    Scott Haaland, Senior Director, Oracle
    Suresh Sharma, Senior Director, IPM Technology Leader, Cognizant

    Description: In this session learn about Oracle B2B and its evolution into a next-generation API-driven B2B platform integrated with Blockchain. This session focuses on current product capabilities and the roadmap, and includes a panel of customers and partners discussing their current and future implementations. Learn about use cases, deployment patterns, and overall cost savings realized by Oracle B2B customers in different industries. Presenters also discuss use cases for Oracle B2B and Blockchain integration and current product capabilities for achieving that.

  • Cloud Lift Accelerator Suite [PRO3724]

    Monday, Oct 22

    5:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. | Moscone West - Room 3000

    Cloud Lift Accelerator Suite [PRO3724]

    Speakers: Ike Aniagoh, Senior Director, Cognizant
    Rajesh Patel, Director - Oracle Solutions Practice, Cognizant

    Description: Organizations are increasingly leveraging infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS) as part of their cloud journey. To help accelerate the cloud migration, Cognizant created a Cloud Lift Accelerator Suite comprised of CloudFit assessment, OneClickInfra, OneClickSOA, OneClickDB, and CloudLift ACE tools. The Cloud Lift Accelerator Suite is a Perl, Linux shell scripts, and Python–based toolset powered with Terraform and Oracle migration utilities. The toolset is configured to transform an output of CloudFit Assessment into Terraform and CLI programs and builds the code foundation to manage infrastructure as code. This session provides an overview of Cloud Lift Accelerator Suite, its benefits, and a demo of how the toolset works and helps accelerate cloud migration.

  • Driving Digital Transformation with Oracle HCM Cloud [GEN4616]

    Wednesday, Oct 24

    11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. | Moscone South - Room 153
    Driving Digital Transformation with Oracle HCM Cloud [GEN4616]

    Speakers: Gretchen Alarcon, Group Vice President - Human Capital Management Strategy, Oracle
    Amit Vyas, AVP - Oracle Solutions Practice, Cognizant

    Description: A highly motivated and productive workforce is essential for any agile and dynamic organization. Antiquated employee engagement processes are being replaced with modern HR systems to significantly enhance the workforce experience. Cognizant is helping customers transform to a Digital HR Enterprise leveraging HCM Cloud as the foundation. Building on this foundation, Cognizant further enhances the customer experience through intelligent bots, analytics and IoT. Hear from Cognizant and Oracle leadership about how Oracle HCM Cloud creates the foundation for driving digital transformations and the evolution path to a Digital HR enterprise.

  • Disruptive Technologies and ERP: A Foundation for the Future [BQS6667]

    Wednesday, Oct 24

    12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. | Moscone South - Room 207
    Disruptive Technologies and ERP: A Foundation for the Future [BQS6667]

    Speaker: Trevor Hammond, Senior Director - Head of ERP Cloud, Cognizant

    Description: AI, robotic process transformation, Blockchain, IoT: These disruptive technologies are no longer on the horizon, they are our reality. As organizations begin to execute their cloud transformation roadmaps, standardize processes, and adopt Oracle’s modern best practices, the question arises of how to account for and enable disruptive tech. Please join KBACE, a Cognizant Company, in this session to discuss the importance of defining a next-generation foundation in Oracle ERP Cloud that will drive your organization through the rapidly changing digital world.

  • Customers Using Analytics and Insight in PeopleSoft [CAS4435]

    Wednesday, Oct 24

    3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Moscone West - Room 3011
    Customers Using Analytics and Insight in PeopleSoft [CAS4435]

    Speakers: Matthew Haavisto, PeopleSoft Product Strategy, Oracle
    Daniel Kanner, Director, Newbury Consulting Group, Inc.
    Garland Gaskins, Lead Business Analyst, Interpublic Group
    Anup Deshmukh, Director - IT, Cognizant

    PeopleSoft's simplified analytics empower end users to easily create their own analytics in the context of transactions. Simplified analytics are secure, provide fresh data, offer rich visualizations, and can be used from desktop to phone. In this session learn from a customer that has embraced simplified analytics and discover how your users can make better, more-informed decisions.

  • Attract and Retain Top Talent with a Fully Integrated HCM Solution [MYC6648]

    Wednesday, Oct 24

    3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Moscone South - Room 207
    Attract and Retain Top Talent with a Fully Integrated HCM Solution [MYC6648]

    Speakers: Chris Maurio, Senior Manager, Cognizant
    Catherine Murray, Sr. Solution Architect, Cognizant

    Description: Thanks to Oracle Learning and Oracle Recruiting Cloud Service, whether you are an HR professional or an employee, it’s an exciting time in the world of HR technology. Oracle has revolutionized the way organizations are operating with a fully integrated talent management solution. Prospective candidates are attracted to companies that have made the shift to digital, offer a common user experience, and provide the tools to “own their career.” In this session hear how Cognizant’s clients are using a unified Oracle HCM Cloud solution to gain new insight and operate more efficiently, and utilize intelligent ways to hire, develop, and retain their most valuable assets: their people.

  • Successful Cloud Payroll Administration – Dos and Don’ts [CAS1645]

    Thursday, Oct 25

    10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. | Moscone South - Room 158
    Successful Cloud Payroll Administration -  Dos and Don’ts [CAS1645]

    Speakers: Charlotte Bell, Sr. Programs & Benefits Analyst, Cetera Financial Group
    Rhonda Dixon, Payroll Manager, Cetera Financial Group, Inc.
    Babul Challa, Principal Consultant, KBACE, A Cognizant Company

     In this session Cetera Financial Group is joined by KBACE, A Cognizant Company to detail the best practices of payroll processing, auditing and reconciliation, and statutory reporting. When performed smartly, processing Oracle Payroll Cloud for thousands of employees takes hours, not days. Any enterprise struggling with using Oracle Payroll Cloud will benefit from this session.

  • Multilevel Material Traceability Reporting Solution and Its Feature [BUS1895]

    Thursday, Oct 25

    12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. | Park Central (Floor 3) - Stanford
    Multilevel Material Traceability Reporting Solution and Its Feature [BUS1895]

    Speaker: Sudhir Behera, Sr. Consultant, Cognizant

    Description: Biopharma firms are driven by high standards of quality compliance and governance such as FDA regulations. The potential for recalling products that contain contaminated, noncompliant, or improperly labeled ingredients has risen as the complexity of drug manufacturing has increased. When manufacturers sell products to customers or vendors, the ability to track the raw material and product and shipment information is important. In this session learn about a track and trace solution that provides improved cGMP regulatory compliance, material tracking and recall, recall responsiveness cost, FDA good practice safety regulation compliance, enterprise wide traceability for quality analysis, and risk reduction on public health and brand image.

  • Upgrade and Platform Change: CBRE’s Journey from JD Edwards Release 8.11 to 9.2 [CAS1661]

    Thursday, Oct 25

    1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. | Park Central (Floor 2) - Olympic
    Upgrade and Platform Change: CBRE’s Journey from JD Edwards Release 8.11 to 9.2 [CAS1661]

    Speakers: Gabe Duran, Senior IT Manager, CBRE
    Sunil Deshmukh, Senior Manager, Cognizant

    Description: Upgrades can create challenges. Add a platform change in addition to upgrading Oracle’s JD Edwards from 8.11 to 9.2 and the project could be insurmountable. In this session learn how CBRE migrated its DB2 database to Oracle along with platform change to Linux. The upgrade ran against the standup database without any applications. A total of 19 production environments were upgraded in three phases including security and master data sync. Code was common across all environments, so a base environment was upgraded and used to standup subsequent environments. Custom scripts were developed to sync data. Migration was performed using Oracle Export/Import tool.