Thursday Oct 04, 2012

Social Media Connections at Oracle OpenWorld

Social media enables people throughout the world to participate in Oracle OpenWorld, extending the reach of this huge annual technology conference far beyond the 50,000 people who attend in person. From tweets to facebook followers to video views, the numbers are impressive—and continuing to grow. Take a look at the numbers so far.[Read More]

The Power of Data: Author Michael Lewis Tells the Story Behind MoneyBall

Michael Lewis, author of Moneyball, Liar's Poker, and The Blind Side, took the stage at the Oracle OpenWorld final keynote on Thursday morning to discuss the stories behind his books—with a focus on how data analytics proved invaluable for the Oakland A's.

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Unlock the Value of Your Data with Analytics

With more than 9 billion devices now connected to the internet and 90 percent of the world's data created in just the last two years, Oracle President Mark Hurd explained in his Thursday morning Oracle OpenWorld keynote how the explosion in structured and unstructured data is overwhelming the industry's capacity to deal with it, and how analytics can unlock the value of that data.[Read More]

Mad Men Beware. Seth Godin Is Here.

Seth Godin's "Leading the Experience Revolution" Customer Experience Summit @ OpenWorld general session Wednesday was about saying good-bye to the old style of mass marketing and hello to embracing humanity, making connections, and leading tribes.
Godin is a best-selling author and founder of Squidoo.com and an evangelist for what he calls "permission" marketing.[Read More]

The Experience Imperative: Your Customer Is Now in Charge

"Who of you haven’t heard about Dave Carroll and the airline that broke his $3,500 guitar?" asked Oracle President Mark Hurd as he opened the Oracle Customer Experience Summit @ OpenWorld Wednesday. Practically the entire audience had.  [Read More]

Rocking at the Oracle Appreciation Event

Even a sharp drop in temperature didn't stop tens of thousands of Oracle OpenWorld attendees from venturing out to Treasure Island Wednesday night for the Oracle Appreciation Event, which featured unlimited refreshments, plenty of fun and games, and some of the best views of San Francisco imaginable—capped by back-to-back concerts with the Kings of Leon and Pearl Jam.[Read More]

US Women's Gold Medal Soccer Players Draw a Crowd

Abby Wambach and Kelley O'Hara of the US Women's Gold Medal Soccer were on hand at Oracle OpenWorld on Wednesday afternoon to sign mini soccer balls and meet fans. And where there are celebrities, there's sure to be a line.[Read More]
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