Mixed Messages

 The open social network Oracle Mix was launched at Oracle Open World and I’ll be watching closely to see what level of uptake it has from within and without Oracle. It could change the way we interact with our user community and how we both get input for product direction and disseminate product features, best practice etc.

I enjoy events like Open World, even if there are many tough questions, it’s a way to understand more about the user community and how they use (or why they can’t use) our products.  I always give out my business card to people I talk to and people tend to be surprised as they think developers ‘don’t want to be pestered by customers’.  The number of people from product development registered on Oracle Mix demonstrates we do want to mix it up in the user community.  I set up an Intercompany Group on Oracle Mix so please feel free to join and toss your ideas and thoughts into the mix.

Enough mix puns?

Author: David Haimes

I'm Senior Director in the Oracle Research and Development Organization, with close to 20 years working in various roles on the development of the Financial Management product suite.  Since the summer of 2016 my focus is exclusively on working with customers and longer-term design work, particularly around next-generation functional and technical architecture. My task is to figure out NOW what the financial management system of the next 3, 5 or more years should look like and start working toward it.  At the moment the majority of my time is spent working on Blockchain or Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT), leading the effort for all of SaaS applications.  I'm also interested in AI, Machine Learning and new UX and interaction paradigms such as chat bots. I started out in Oracle UK and found my way out to Oracle's Redwood Shores, California HQ in May 2000.  My previous role was product owner for Fusion Accounting Hub, General Ledger, Intercompany and Legal Entity products in Oracle Fusion Financials and eBusiness Suite General Ledger. I have also worked on EMEA Globalizations, Federal and Public Sector Financials, XML Payments and a variety of projects on other products down the years.

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