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  • General InformatIonSpecial Thanks to Our Affiliated User Group Leaders:

    Thanks to Our Oracle Points of Contact

    BadgesAll attendees and exhibitors must keep their conference badge visible at all times.

    Business CenterThe Hartford Marriott has a business center located on the lobby level. Public hours are 8 AM to 4 PM, 24 hours a day by room key for hotel guests. The center offers shipping and receiving, packaging, high-speed internet access, printing and copying services.

    ParkingMarriott guests: see hotel front desk for discounted parking. Others parking at the convention center receive a discounted rate of $13 a day. Stop by RECONNECT registration for discounted ticket.

    Conference EvaluationsAn online survey about RECONNECT will be sent immediately following the conference.

    Lost and FoundPlease give any lost items, other than conference badges, to the convention center staff. Badges can be turned in at the Quest registration desk.

    Photography and VideographyBy attending the Quest Midwest conference, all attendees hereby irrevocably consent to and authorize the use by Quest and its assignees and licensees of any and all photographs and video images taken. This includes any reproduction of the images in any form in any media whatsoever.

    Accessing Presentations A PDF copy of each presentation will be available in the Quest File Library within one week of the event. To access, visit and browse the File Library located under the Community Tab at the top of the website. If you experience issues, contact

    Map Your ShowUse the agenda builder at We will also send out schedule updates via email during the event.

    WirelessFree Wi-Fi is accessible on the Esplanade Level (Level 4) of the convention center, otherwise known as The Landing, located on the river side of the center.

    Byron Bailes- PSCARE Yvonne Balk PeopleSoft- HCM PUGNikki Barretto- PSCARESteven Canter- DMUGDavid Fewkes- PeopleSoft Financials PUGRich Harvey- PeopleSoft Financials PUG

    Mark Kirkland- Source to Settlement PUGRoger Leider- Financials Services Industry User Group Ed Matteo- Southern New England User Group Melanie Piscia- DMUGRoger Rudenstein- NY/NJ Regional User Group Scott Schiefer- PeopleSoft Financials PUG Josh Watczak- Benefits PUG

    John Webb, VP, Strategy-PeopleSoftLoida McDearis, Product Strategy ManagerJoanne Nolan, Customer Support ManagerJeff Robbins, Sr. Director-StrategyDavid Bain, Product Manager Stephen Wills, Principal Sales ConsultantRicha Dubey, Principal Product Manager

    Marc Weintraub, Director, PeopleSoft DevelopmentAmira Morcos, Sr. Director- Product Strategy, PeopleSoft FinancialsNancy Estell Zoder, PeopleSoft HCM Strategy Alexa Dhillon, PeopleSoft SRM Product Strategy Keith Olander, Oracle PeopleSoft Product StrategyFrederic Portal, Financial Sr. Product Strategy

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    10 AM - 7:30 PM Registration1 - 1:50 PM Oracle General Session*2 - 4:50 PM Education Sessions5 - 5:50 PM IBM Keynote*6 - 7:30 PM Welcome Networking Reception*

    7:30 AM - 7 PM Registration7:30 - 8:30 AM Continental Networking Breakfast*7:30 AM - 3:20 PM Exhibitor Showcase Open*8:30 - 10:20 AM Education Sessions10:20 - 11:20 AM Exhibitor Showcase*11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Education Sessions12:20 - 1:20 PM Networking Luncheon1:30 - 2:20 PM Education Sessions2:20 - 3:20 PM Afternoon Break*3:30 - 5:20 PM Education Sessions5:30 - 7 PM Luau Party*

    7:30 AM - 1 PM Registration7:30 - 8:30 AM Continental Networking Breakfast* 7:30 - 11:30 AM Exhibitor Showcase Open*8:30 - 9:20 AM Education Sessions9:30 - 10:20 AM Rapid Decision Super Session*10:30 AM - 12:20 PM Education Sessions12:30 - 1:30 PM Closing Networking Luncheon* * Located in Ballroom B

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    MONDAYAugust 27

    TUESDAYAugust 28

    WEDNESDAYAugust 29

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    1 - 1:50 PMOpening General Session

    App to All: PeopleSoft Update & Product RoadmapJohn Webb, Oracle Corporation Ballroom B, Lecture0245: In this session, Oracle provides an update on PeopleSoft and discusses the investment strategy for PeopleSoft. In this session you will hear about the next major PeopleSoft release PeopleSoft 9.2. You will see live demos of upcoming capabilities that deliver simplicity and drive higher productivity including new mobile PeopleSoft solutions. You will also learn about planned PeopleSoft investments that can lower your total cost of ownership, including Oracle's My Update Manager for PeopleSoft. Lastly, attendees will understand how PeopleSoft coupled with Oracle technology, hardware and application can deliver even greater value to PeopleSoft customers.

    2 - 2:50 PM

    Human Capital Management: PeopleSoft Human Capital Management 9.2: Overview & RoadmapNancy Estell Zoder, Oracle CorporationMeeting Room 17, Lecture0255: This session will focus on Oracle's PeopleSoft Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions. In this session Oracle will provide an overview of the solution's current capabilities including off-cycle enhancements delivered in PeopleSoft HCM 9.1 Feature Packs and the roadmap for PeopleSoft HCM 9.2. You will understand how PeopleSoft HCM 9.2 can deliver value to your organization through streamlined self service, deep core HR capabilities and robust talent management solutions.

    Supply Chain Management: PeopleSoft Supply Chain Management 9.2: Overview & RoadmapKeith Olander, Oracle CorporationMeeting Room 27, Lecture0264: This session will focus on Oracle's PeopleSoft Supply Chain Management (SCM) solutions. In this session Oracle will provide an overview of the solution's current capabilities including off-cycle enhancements delivered in PeopleSoft SCM 9.1 Feature Packs and the roadmap for PeopleSoft SCM 9.2 including: Supply and Demand Workcenter, Production Variance Drilldown, International Financials Standards Board support and configurable Item Templates. You will see how PeopleSoft SCM 9.2 can deliver value to your organization through reduced training costs, increased requesters productivity and lowered total cost of ownership.

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    Supplier Relationship Management: PeopleSoft Supplier Relationship Management 9.2: Overview & RoadmapAlexa Dhillon, Oracle CorporationMeeting Room 25, Lecture0260: This session will focus on Oracle's PeopleSoft Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) solutions. Oracle will provide an overview of the solution's current capabilities, including off-cycle enhancements delivered in PeopleSoft SRM 9.1 Feature Packs and the roadmap for PeopleSoft SRM 9.2 including: a new intuitive eProcurement requisitioning interface, Transparent Punchout to view internal and external supplier catalogs within eProcurement, automated supplier creation through new Supplier Onboarding functionality, configurable Workcenters, embedded analytics, mobile applications, ensuring government compliance by segregating Strategic Sourcing bid analysis, reducing the overhead of managing sourcing activities with RFX doc authoring and improving services procurement updates through change management and tracking.

    Tools & Technology: PeopleSoft Technology RoadmapJeff Robbins, Oracle Corporation Meeting Room 22, Lecture0238: Oracle continues to invest in the PeopleTools product suite as one of the most effective ways to deliver enhanced value to PeopleSoft customers. Come to this session to see what's new and what's planned for the future of PeopleTools. See some of the new features in action, hear about future plans and discuss how other customers are taking advantage of the latest enhancements.

    Financials: PeopleSoft Financials 9.2: Overview & RoadmapAmira Morcos, Oracle CorporationMeeting Room 15, Lecture0246: This session will focus on Oracle's PeopleSoft Financials (FMS) solutions. Oracle will provide an overview of the solution's current capabilities, including off-cycle enhancements delivered in PeopleSoft FMS 9.1 Feature Packs and the roadmap for PeopleSoft FMS 9.2. You will hear how PeopleSoft FMS 9.2 enables reductions in costs while supporting business growth and increasing regulations and oversight. See how PeopleSoft FMS 9.2 boosts user productivity, extends financial visibility for liability and receivable exposure, streamlines business process operations and provides for efficient compliance and controls.

    3 - 3:50 PM

    Financials: PeopleSoft Financials Deep Dive: ExpensesFrederic Portal, Oracle Corporation Meeting Room 11, Lecture0252: In this session, you'll learn the latest and greatest about Oracle's PeopleSoft Expenses application. Oracle will discuss the latest capabilities delivered off-cycle and included in Feature Packs for PeopleSoft Expenses 9.1. These include improvements in user productivity, application configurability, and new functionality.

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    Financials: Confiquaring PeopleSoft Treasury for BAI and CPWRich Harvey, Boise Inc. Meeting Room 12, Lecture0306: This session will provide a deep dive into the configuration required to implement the PeopleSoft Treasury BAI/BSP process and the CPW. The presentation will show how Boise Inc is using these tools to drive productivity and drive out manual tasks.

    Financials: Creating Low Cost KPI Dashboards Using PeopleSoft Portal Delivered FunctionalityTina Thames, MIPRO Consulting Meeting Room 13, Lecture0231: In this session learn how to use delivered Oracle PeopleTools 8.5 functionality to easily create low cost and high impact KPI dashboards. Functionality includes query techniques to create Portal Pagelets that offer a variety of interactive KPI charts, graphs and tables. The session will include demonstrations of KPI metrics for Asset Lifecycle Management, Purchasing, and Accounts Payable. Learn how a non-technical, super user can deliver the business int