I wasn't sure what to write here so I looked back at what I have written in the past
2018 Oracle Chatbots, my first PoC getting the platform up
2017 VBCS PoC
2016 APEX community
They were all product related, with the 'human twist' Tim asked for, so I thought I would try that recipe again.
I am a great advocate for Oracle products (hence why I am an ACE Director) and I gain a lot through collaboration with product management, which last year's post was all about, but sometimes in my role the bigger challenge is to get two separate product management teams to work together.
In a post earlier this year I talked about how the Oracle Digital Assistant was going to transform how we use SaaS, starting with HCM, but to be able to write that I needed to prove it internally, my role of directing the marketing into the reality.
I was still using my ACE Director instance (thank you Oracle), and I needed the HCM team to help with their delivered skills and the ODA team to help with the platform. Internally within Accenture I needed two people who had not worked together before to manage the SaaS instance and the ODA instance.
Without this co-operation or virtual community we would not have the knowledge we have today and I would have had nothing to talk about at OOW.
Thankyou Oracle Community and thankyou Tim for nudging us all each year.