Oracle OpenWorld
Drivestream CEO Interviewed About Oracle HCM Cloud
Drivestream CEO Gopal Krishna and Mike Gagas from the Oracle Fusion HCM Customer Experience Group are interviewed by Rich Schwerin on Oracle OpenWorld 2013 Live about Oracle HCM Cloud. How can a fast growing company, with a globally dispersed workforce, align all of their people resources to support the strategic goals of the company? Watch how Oracle Fusion HCM helped Drivestream transform HR into a strategic advantage.
  • Oracle Platinum Partner Brings Thought Leadership and Live Customers to the Premier Oracle event!
  • 5 Educational Sessions on Oracle Fusion, PeopleSoft 9.2, Taleo Talent Management, and more!
  • Want to meet the Drivestream team at Oracle OpenWorld? Contact us to set a time and place, or come by to one of the following sessions.
5 Blockbuster Educational Sessions – all with live customers sharing their Oracle Fusion and PeopleSoft stories

Monday Sep 23 - 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

FINRA Integrates Oracle Taleo’s Talent Management Solution Seamlessly with PeopleSoft HCM [CON7088]
  • Jay Chatterjee, Senior Vice President & Partner, Drivestream, Inc.
  • Rob Renner, Vice President, FINRA
Palace Hotel - Presidio
FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) is the largest independent regulator for all securities firms doing business in the US. Its chief role is to protect investors by maintaining the fairness of the US capital markets. This case study session takes a detailed look at how FINRA integrated Oracle’s Taleo talent management solution with its PeopleSoft Human Capital Management system from Oracle. It covers
  • FINRA’s business case for integration
  • A detailed look at General, Projection, Filters, Sorting, and other tabs

FINRA’s successful implementation depended on working with an experienced vendor. Learn about best practices in project management and metrics. The session ends with an interactive quiz.


The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (FINRA) is the largest independent regulator of securities firms doing business with the public in the United States. Its core mission is to pursue investor protection and market integrity, and carry it out by overseeing virtually every aspect of the brokerage industry.


Tuesday Sep 24 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Strategic HCM in 16 Weeks: Oracle Fusion HCM Case Study [CON7416]
  • Gopal Krishna, Chief Executive Officer, Drivestream, Inc.
  • Special guests discussing Oracle Fusion HCM deployments!
Palace Hotel - Twin Peaks South

Everyone knows that Human Capital Management is a strategic imperative for every business. Managing your human resources efficiently and accurately is how HR helps the company’s bottom line (streamlining all HR transactions), and the top line (recruit, onboard, and retain the highest performers).

Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management Cloud Service is an enterprise class application that is perfectly sized for midsize and fast growing companies. Learn how to deploy Fusion HCM in 16 weeks using Drivestream’s innovative Rapid Start tools and methodologies. Live customer case studies will be discussed.

* Note: Session abstract and case study customers are different than the ones noted in the Oracle OpenWorld website catalog.


Cloud Peak Energy Inc. is one of the largest U.S. coal producers. As one of the safest coal producers in the nation, with approximately 1,700 employees, the company is widely recognized for its exemplary performance in its safety and environmental programs. OpenLink provides leading-edge technology solutions for cross-asset trading and risk management for energy, financial services companies, and commercial and industrial companies.

Tuesday Sep 24 - 3:45 PM to 4:45 PM

Big Bang Approach: Simultaneous PeopleSoft 9.1 Upgrade and New Rollouts [CON5777]
  • Jay Chatterjee, Senior Vice President & Partner, Drivestream, Inc.
Moscone West – 2009
In some instances, a big bang approach to a simultaneous upgrade and rollout makes more sense than a small bang or phased schedules. With time restrictions and limited resources and budgets, it may not be possible to plan for an upgrade of Oracle’s PeopleSoft Financials and supply chain management solutions first and then roll out a reconfigured model to new user divisions with new requirements. The rollout would require retrofits of the existing configurations and changes in the existing business processes. In the upgrade profiled in this session, a plan was developed to simultaneously complete an upgrade to PeopleSoft 9.1 and update the current business model to support current as well as future requirements. A singular cutover to the production date will be applied.

Hannover Life Reassurance Company of America (HLR America) is the North American life and health reinsurance subsidiary of Hannover Re Group. Hannover Re is one of the largest and most financially sound professional reinsurance groups in the world.


Wednesday Sep 25 - 1:15 PM to 2:15 PM

How to Upgrade PeopleSoft Financials on Budget, in Under Six Months, with a Smile [CON6360]
  • Jacob Thomas, Executive Vice President & Managing Partner, Drivestream, Inc.
  • Andrew Barth, Director of Finance, Empire City Casino
Moscone West – 2009
PeopleSoft 9.2 Upgrade:

The Finance team at Empire City Casino was finding it tough going. While the fastest horses were running on their tracks, their PeopleSoft FSCM applications were running on outdated PeopleSoft systems. Where do they start their upgrade?

How about if told you that we are upgrading Empire City Casino to PeopleSoft FSCM 9.2 by following a 100-day plan? That's right - UPGRADE and DONE in 100!

Come hear the Empire City Casino's Director of Finance talk about how extreme efficiency delivers fast and reliable PeopleSoft 9.2 upgrades!

* Note: The customer case study presented will be different than the customer listed in the Oracle OpenWorld program agenda.


Just minutes from New York City, Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway offers more than 5,300 of the hottest slot machines, Electronic Roulette and Craps, a variety of restaurants, live entertainment, plus year-round world-class live harness racing and simulcast from the nation's leading racetracks.


Wednesday Sep 25 - 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Oracle Fusion HCM Case Study: Benefits to Midsize Companies [CON4507]
  • Jason Lindenberg, Chief Information Officer, Drivestream, Inc.
Palace Hotel - Grand Ballroom
Drivestream’s rapid growth was quickly outpacing the ability of the US and India HR teams to keep using Excel, paper files, and multiple one-off systems. Time that could have been spent on strategic initiatives to improve the firm’s employee programs was spent manually maintaining files and gathering information for management and compliance. Also, Drivestream’s comprehensive career management process was cumbersome to complete and difficult to track. Having a series of Excel and Word documents that had to be manually filled out, reviewed, updated, and signed by each employee and two levels of management many times annually was no way to manage and grow the company’s most important assets. This session covers how Drivestream used Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management to tackle this issue..

Drivestream is a leading management and IT services consulting company. Located near Washington DC, this fast growing company has global operations in the USA and Chennai, India.


Drivestream Solutions & Services
  • PeopleSoft HCM, FSCM, and more!
  • Oracle Fusion Applications
  • Taleo Talent Management Cloud
  • Oracle Business Intelligence Applications


Planning to Upgrade?
Initial Upgrade Assessment But wondering where to start?
The Drivestream Initial Upgrade Assessment will help you

  • Learn new features
  • Learn methodology
  • Get control of customizations
  • Get full project plan in 2 days!

Download Drivestream IUA brochure or email


Confused by Customizations?
Customizations Analyzer
Lost track of your customizations? How many customizations do
you have? Which customizations are redundant in PeopleSoft 9.2, which do you want to keep?

Get a FREE Customizations Report with the Drivestream Customizations Analyzer Tool and get control of your customizations.

Download Drivestream IUA with CAT brochure.

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