Apress and IOUG help Oracle professionals transition to senior-level positions

Apress editorial staff chairs panel for IOUG Strategic Leadership Program at COLLABORATE 15 conference

New York | Chicago, 6 April 2015

Some of the latest and best professional books for Oracle practitioners are on display at COLLABORATE 15 – IOUG Forum, to be held in Las Vegas from April 12 to 16. Apress and the IOUG (Independent Oracle Users Group) continue their working relationship on the IOUG Press, a premier line of high-end books aimed at Oracle professionals wanting to grow their skills and expertise. Apress is part of Springer Science+Business Media.

Apress editors Jonathan Gennick and Susan McCormick will be on hand, along with Oracle RMAN Database Duplication author, Darl Kuhn, to discuss available books and publishing opportunities with interested attendees. Gennick will also chair a panel discussion on “Writing to Lead” as part of the IOUG Strategic Leadership Program at the event. The panel discussion begins a series of IOUG Forum presentations aimed at professionals ready to move into senior management and leadership roles.

“Leadership is an ability to communicate a vision, and to persuade others to join and work toward a common goal. The panel will focus specifically on writing, which is an essential form of communication, and an essential skill for any technologist looking to influence peers and subordinates,” said Gennick. “Last year we joined with IOUG to give Oracle users the best and latest in quality content, and our participation in the forum and the conference is an extension of that successful partnership. We are delighted to be a part of this year’s meeting.”

Joining Gennick on the panel are: Bobby Curtis, Infrastructure Principle, Accenture Enkitec Group; Guy Harrison, Executive Director R&D, Dell Software; Charles Kim, President, Viscosity North America; Darl Kuhn, Database Administrator, Oracle Corporation; and Michael Rosenblum, Software Architect, Dulcian, Inc. For more information, visit the COLLABORATE 15 – IOUG Forum website.

About Apress Media: With more than 1,500 books in print and e-formats, Apress is the authoritative source for IT professionals, software developers, and business leaders all over the world. Apress provides high-quality, no-fluff content that helps serious technology professionals build a comprehensive pathway to career success. Since 2007, Apress has been part of Springer Science+Business Media, one of the world's leading scientific, technical, and medical publishing houses, enabling global distribution of Apress publications. For more information, please visit www.apress.com.

About IOUG: Founded in 1993, the Independent Oracle User Group (IOUG) is a community of more than 20,000 Oracle technology and database professionals – from database administrators and developers to application and infrastructure architects, business intelligence specialists and IT managers. IOUG empowers Oracle technologists to be more productive while enhancing their career development by delivering continuing education, sharing best practices, offering leadership and networking opportunities, and providing context, not just content. For more information and to become a member of IOUG, please visit www.ioug.org.

Springer Science+Business Media (www.springer.com) is a leading global scientific, technical and medical publisher, providing researchers in academia, scientific institutions and corporate R&D departments with quality content via innovative information products and services. Springer is also a trusted local-language publisher in Europe – especially in Germany and the Netherlands – primarily for physicians and professionals working in healthcare and road safety education. Springer published roughly 2,200 English-language journals and more than 8,400 new books in 2013, and the group is home to the world’s largest STM eBook collection, as well as the most comprehensive portfolio of open access journals. In 2013, Springer Science+Business Media generated sales of approximately EUR 943 million. The group employs more than 8,000 individuals across the globe. 

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