Promoting Innovation at Oracle

Next week, we have not one but 2 events scheduled, so we've been pretty busy getting ready.  The first is through a program called Oracle College Hire Bootcamp and the second is a Sales Cloud Mobile Analytics design jam.  We'll post more on the second one next week.

We're really excited to run another design jam at the Oracle College Hire Bootcamp.  We did one last fall and it was great.  It was so much fun to introduce new college hires to innovation at Oracle!  We really like the opportunity to give back to different organizations in the company.  In addition to giving them a feel for how Oracle works innovation into it's culture, it's a great opportunity for people who are new to the company to do some networking.  As a really big company, it can seem overwhelming to someone fresh out of college.  This is a great opportunity to have a large group of new hires together for a fun event that actually may help them in their jobs.

We're also going to take this opportunity to show them our Cloud and Gadget Labs.  In Apps UX, we have built some great labs called the User Experience Cloud Labs to demo both new gadgets that we're developing enterprise use cases for and show off our latest Cloud applications.  

Anthony Lai demo'ing in the Gadget Lab 

The Gadget Lab is a great place to see some new and different devices.  You can read more about it at TheAppsLab.  In our Cloud Lab, we show off the latest and greatest in our Cloud Applications.  This picture of the lab is 2 years old now and our applications are even cooler to demo to customers.  Anyone visiting HQ can schedule a time to check out both of these labs--I highly recommend it!

 After the lab tours, we'll go back to the Oracle Conference Center to start our design jam.  This design jam is like the ones we have run at conferences a few times.  We don't have anyone using computers, they start from a Design Thinking Toolkit.  We give them a box of toys and work with them to have teams of the new hires tell us a story about how they would use bots in an enterprise scenario (see our previous blogs here and here).  These toolkits give them a chance to be really creative and have fun, while coming up with new and innovative ideas.

We are really looking forward to seeing what they come up with and helping them understand how Oracle innovates! 

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Apps UX Innovation Labs include design jams, developer challenges, ShipIt days and others open Oracle-wide to stimulate ideas and creative thinking. Views are our own, not necessarily Oracle's.

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