“Kickstart your Journey in IT with Cloud” webcast empowers educators and students in India and Sri Lanka

May 6, 2024 | 3 minute read
Damian Haas
Senior Regional Director, Oracle Academy, JAPAC
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In a digital era marked by rapid technological advancements, the role of cloud computing has become increasingly pivotal in reshaping industries and educational landscapes alike. Recognizing the importance of equipping students and educators with the latest cloud technologies, Oracle Academy recently hosted an engaging webinar focused on its cloud offerings tailored for the academic community.

The webinar served as a platform to showcase Oracle's commitment to empowering the next generation of IT professionals through its cloud solutions. With a comprehensive suite of cloud services, including Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) and Autonomous Database solutions, Oracle Academy is revolutionizing the way students learn and educators teach in the digital age. During the webinar, participants gained insights into the transformative capabilities of OCI, from faster transaction processing and analytics to effortless deployment of globally distributed databases.

Oracle Autonomous Database: Driving student success

The Oracle Academy Cloud Program provides access to Oracle Cloud Free Tier to Oracle Academy Institutional members and their anytime/anywhere students―with easy signup and all the benefits of Oracle Academy membership. Plus, teachers enjoy one-time classroom setup with no maintenance needed.

Educators can use the cloud for classroom teaching and learning to prepare students to become tomorrow’s technology innovators and leaders. Member educators and their students can access always-free Oracle Autonomous Database, Compute Virtual Machines (VM), object storage, data egress, and other essential building blocks needed to create applications on top of Oracle Autonomous Databases.

One of the key highlights of the webinar was Oracle's Autonomous Database solutions, which are revolutionizing data management for students and educators alike. With features such as faster transaction processing, analytics on JSON data, and easy deployment, Autonomous Database empowers students to unlock new insights and drive innovation in their academic pursuits.

Empowering learners, transforming education

The webinar garnered overwhelming engagement from students, educators, and academic institutions, with registration count exceeding 14,000 from over 100 prestigious institutions across South Asia. Impressively, 53% of the audience already possessed some level of proficiency in Oracle skills, indicating a burgeoning demand for OCI expertise. Those who registered but could not attend received on-demand access to the recorded webinar.

The success of the webinar serves as a testament to Oracle's unwavering commitment to empowering learners and educators alike. By providing free access to the latest cloud technologies, comprehensive curriculum, and hands-on learning opportunities, Oracle is preparing students for success in today's digital economy.

Looking ahead: A future powered by Oracle Cloud

As we look to the future, Oracle remains at the forefront of innovation, driving transformation in education and beyond. Through initiatives like the Oracle Academy Cloud Program, Oracle is shaping the next generation of IT professionals, empowering them to harness the power of cloud computing and drive positive change in the world.

In conclusion, the webinar showcased the transformative impact of cloud technology on education, empowering students and educators to unlock new possibilities and drive innovation. We are thankful to our speakers Murali Nagulakonda Venkata and Pavankumar Makamchenna for delivering this engaging session. 

Whether you're a student embarking on your academic journey or an educator shaping the minds of tomorrow, the Oracle Academy Cloud Program offers the tools and resources the educators and students need to succeed in their journey to build successful careers.

Damian Haas

Senior Regional Director, Oracle Academy, JAPAC

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