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  • February 25, 2020

Oracle Academy holds event with the Universidad del Valle de México featuring innovation and change

Richard Delgado Cascante
Regional Director - Latin America

At the most recent Oracle Academy Day, on February 11, 2020, Oracle Academy staff welcomed 20 students of systems engineering from the Universidad del Valle de México (UVM).
At this event, Oracle Academy staff and Oracle volunteers encouraged the students and inspired them to be disruptive, to innovate their thinking about the issues of everyday life, and to develop skills that will open doors for them in the labor market.

Carlos Aguilar, Oracle Solution Engineering Director, presented students with innovation topics, emphasizing the skills that have been required to make changes in history and the products that have revolutionized the current era. He said, “we have to be prepared for change; it's the only constant.”

Johan Franco, NetSuite Direct Sales Manager, explained to the UVM community the benefits of this solution, describing the large number of companies that have NetSuite. The students had the opportunity to gain a better understanding of the relevance and robustness of NetSuite, which is the world’s leading cloud-based business management software that connects business information systems, accounting and accounting information systems, sales and marketing, retail and eCommerce, and supply chain, warehouse management, and logistics.

Fernanda Pazarán, a student intern, talked about how technology also solves social problems. The students carried out an activity where the purpose was to generate a project where a technological tool is applied while at the same time meets a UN Sustainable Development Goal.

Subsequently, Carlos González, Associate Solution Engineer, and Alberto Álvarez, a student intern, spoke about emerging technologies: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Chatbots and Blockchain. The students learned about their applications in real and everyday cases.

The final talk was given by student internOsvaldo Barrientos, who spoke about the "economy of an enterprise," where he talked about issues of technological innovations and their economic implications.

The student interns are part of an exciting program, GenO, or Generation Oracle, an internship program for students interested in different careers and offering different visions. The project started in May 2019 and runs through November 2020. In Latin America, more than 70 students are participating, rotating through one career area per quarter. 

“I already knew Oracle, but I did not imagine that it was more. Today I take a positive image, I loved the event,” said one student attendee.

Thank you to our Oracle Academy volunteers for their participation in this event! To volunteer, send an email to: oracle-academy_mx@oracle.com.

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