40 St. George Street 40 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario

DATE: Monday May 28, 2007
TIME: Registration and networking starts at 6:45pm; Presentation starts at 7:10pm
LOCATION: Bahen Centre, 40 St. George St., Room 1230 (first floor)
MAP: www.osm.utoronto.ca/map/ (the building marked BA)
COST: Free for ToRCHI members* (General 1-year membership $20; Guests and students $10-; ACM members $15-)

The Frontier of Enterprise Innovation: Oracle's Next Generation User Experiences
Enterprise users want increased productivity - fewer keystrokes, intuitive interactions, and seamless integration across applications, platforms, and devices. Innovations in user experience technologies, design models, and overall best practices are at the forefront of Oracle's current and future application designs. In E-Business Suite R12 we introduced the revolutionary concept of enterprise design patterns. In Fusion, our next generation applications, we take design patterns to a new level altogether. In this presentation, you will learn about several of these and other user experience innovations, and how they are helping us to deliver the most compelling enterprise user experiences ever seen to date, and help our customers achieve much higher levels of productivity.

PataƱjali S. Venkatacharya has worked as a human interface designer, software engineer, consultant and developer, for nearly 20 years. At 17, he founded and ran a startup in Toronto, Canada called "The Computer Guru", where he implemented turn-key solutions for a number of Fortune 500 firms in the banking, insurance, and pharmaceutical industries.

In 1995, he relocated to Singapore to lead the design of a ground-breaking java-based online virtual community for kids on the internet in 3D, that focussed on teaching kids Singapore history through virtual reality. Following this, he served as the lead UI architect at Lernout & Hauspie Asia (formerly AsiaWorks) for the world's first PC-based, simultaneous, Chinese speech, handwriting, and keyboard recognition product.

Subsequently, he spent five years from 1998-2003 at Oracle Corporation, in Redwood Shores, CA, where he lead numerous user interface design efforts, including the UI Design of Oracle 10G Database and Application Servers.

He is a graduate of the Claude Watson School for the Performing Arts (Music), and holds a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence from the University of Toronto, Canada.

Most recently, he was a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft, leading out-of-the-box user experience efforts for Windows Vista.

He returned to Oracle in 2005 and now serves as an Architect in the Applications User Experience division driving some key efforts around Enterprise Applications (Fusion).

Official Website: http://www.torchi.org

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