Pretoria, South Africa
4-5 July 2017


A number of workshops will be offered on Wednesday, 3 July from 9:30 to 16:15 prior to the main conference. Registration is required if attending (1) or both. A light lunch will be included. Please see the list of the workshops being offered below, space is limited:


  • You can add this directly during your initial registration.

  • If you are already registered, go to your "My Registration" and login, click "My Workshop", and then click the "Add Workshop" button. Select the workshop you would like to attend and click "Add". Then hit "Finish".
The Beginning of the Conversational App Era (AM Workshop 9:30 - 12:30)
Track Oracle PeopleSoft Technical
Speaker Omkar Dhanilal, Oracle
Craig Nel, Oracle

In this lab, you will get your hands dirty with this new technology. You will develop, train and test a new skill (chatbot) defining intents, utterances, and entities. 

You will then design the conversation flow and connect the skill (chatbot) to a back-end API. Finally, you will publish the new skill (chatbot) to a chat client (web or Facebook).

Over 4.1 billion users around the world are on instant messaging and chat apps at any moment in time. People want and expect the instant engagement that only messaging apps can provide, and they’re rushing to these platforms in droves, at an adoption rate far greater than even social networks saw at their peak. Oracle Digital Assistant is a platform for developing apps for natural conversational interfaces such as Facebook Messenger and Amazon Alexa. A digital assistant uses artificial intelligence for natural language processing and understanding, to automate engagements with conversational interfaces that respond instantly, improve user satisfaction, and increase business efficiencies. 

The platform makes it easy to build sophisticated digital assistants or simple skills (chatbots) that can connect and extend multiple backend systems, like Oracle ERP, HCM and CX, or any third party apps - simultaneously, in a secure, scalable manner. 


Attendees are requested to bring along their notebooks

Maximum number of participants: 30


PeopleSoft Approval Workflow Engine (AWE) - Combined Fluid and Classic (PM Workshop 13:15 - 16:15)
Track Oracle PeopleSoft Technical
Speaker Jim M Marion, jsmpros

This tips and tricks session is intended to provide a hands-on opportunity for attendees to familiarise themselves with PeopleSoft Approval Workflow Engine (AWE) and the steps to be considered when designing and building a FLUID or Classic workflow


  • Attendees are requested to bring along their notebooks
  • Aimed at persons already familiar with development using PeopleTools

Maximum number of participants: 30

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