Continuing Education/Training

Simplify Database, Big Data and Engineered Systems

A free educational session hosted by Accenture and Oracle as part of DIR's Technology Today Series.


Simplify Database, Big Data and Engineered Systems

Thursday, July 18, 2019 | 8:30 - Noon | Austin, Texas

Hosted by Accenture and Oracle for DIR's Technology Today Series (TTS)

Join us for a free half-day educational program featuring best practices and emerging technology. 


8:30 - 9:00Registration Check-In, Networking, Refreshments9:00 - NoonEducational Session

  • Introductions & Welcome
  • Getting Your Workloads Ready for the Cloud
  • Networking Break (15 minutes)
  • Data Warehouse Best Practices - Is the Future Autonomous?
  • Closing Remarks/Wrap Up

Introductions & Welcome

Martin Paynter, Global Managing Director, Accenture Enkitec GroupShan Gupta, Principal Cloud Architect, Oracle

Getting Your Workloads Ready for the Cloud 

Jorge Barba, Principal Infrastructure Engineer, Accenture. Dimas Chbane: IT Consultant, Accenture Enkitec Group, 

When moving to the cloud it is necessary to measure the amount of resources your databases are consuming to make sure you provision the right amount of capacity for your workloads. In this session, we will discuss how to identify behavior and propose tasks that can be achieved to optimize the work done and reduce the amount of resources utilized by the databases, therefore, optimizing the utilization when migrating to the cloud. 

Data Warehouse Best Practices - Is the Future Autonomous- 

Abdul Khan, Cloud Architect, Accenture Enkitec GroupShan Gupta, Principal Cloud Architect, Oracle

As technology evolves at a rapid pace, including the emergence of Enterprise database options, Engineered Systems, Cloud technology and now Autonomous capabilities, it can be difficult to understand what options are available to Government and Higher Ed Institutions when evaluating how to reduce costs or enable innovation. In this session, we will discuss best practices and emerging technology to consider when moving workloads to the cloud.



This free educational presentation is intended for staff involved with information technology issues. It is open to employees of Texas state agencies and universities. Other levels of government are also welcome. (Pre-registration is required.)


There is no fee to attend, but we do need a firm commitment from attendees for planning purposes.

Register via this online form (click here)

(Please return to the form to cancel, or to provide more information, such as a typo in original entry.

Location and Parking

Commons Learning Center, Stadium Classroomwithin J.J. Pickle Research Campus10100 Burnet Road, Austin, TX 78758

DIR will email confirmed registrants a parking pass before the event. If displayed on the dash when entering the complex, you do not need to stop at the guard gate. Commons parking is available in the lots on the north and west sides of the building. Overflow parking is in the two lots on the east side of the building. Vehicles not displaying permits may be ticketed

Additional Information


      Date & Location

      Date & Time

      Thursday Jul 18, 2019
      8:30am - 12:00pm CDT


      Commons Learning Center, Lil Tex Auditorium
      10100 Burnet Road, Austin, TX 78758

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