Geared Up for Oracle Sales Cloud Customers at Oracle OpenWorld 2014

A Guest Post by Michael Richter, Director, Product Management, Oracle Sales Cloud
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Oracle OpenWorld 2014 is the place to be for sales professionals to stay informed, learn, and network. This year promises to be the best ever!

What’s New and Different?
We are centralizing all Oracle Sales Cloud conference sessions and the Oracle Sales Cloud demonstration zone on the second floor of Moscone West. It is called Sales @ CX Central and will be the headquarters for all things CX Sales. Registered participants can attend sessions and immediately experience live demonstrations on the same topic conveniently located on the same floor. This will help participants easily connect with Oracle product experts, implementation partners, and customers with similar interests and challenges.

Kick-Off General Session in Moscone West
On Tuesday, Scott Creighton, VP of Oracle Sales Cloud Product Management, will announce the latest innovations for Release 9 at 10:15 a.m. PT, Room 2001. Aubrey Chambers, Director, Global Oracle Alliance, Hitachi Consulting, sponsoring partner, will join Scott on stage.

Conference Sessions
Oracle Sales Cloud will host more than 50 conference sessions this year. A series of Release 9 Essentials sessions, led by the Oracle Sales Cloud product management team, will include overviews of the latest product enhancements and roadmap, case studies, demonstrations, and shared insights by customers and partners on these topics:

  • Core Sales Force Automation
  • Sales Analytics
  • Sales Performance Management
  • Mobile
  • Financial Services B2B Customers
  • How to Customize, Extend and Integrate with Oracle Sales Cloud

Of Special Interest
We will have conference sessions, panels and demonstrations on these topics:

  • Integrating Sales Cloud with On-Premises Solutions or Other CX Pillars by Multi-Color Corporation, Hitachi Consulting and Altec, who have all extended their capabilities through integrations or by using Oracle’s platform with a featured presentation by John Vakoc, Senior Director, Oracle Sales Cloud and Jeremy Bradford, Application Development Manager at Altec, at 5:30 p.m. PT, Room 2001A
  • Enabling Modern Selling with Jeffrey Bailey, Senior Director, Oracle and Allison Kutz, Customer Experience Sales Consultant, Oracle, Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. PT, Room 2003
  • Partner Relationship Management by Vikram Yellampalli and Prity Tewarty of Infosys, 10:15 a.m. PT, Room 2001
  • Smartphones and Tablets is a session for customers looking to equip their sales force for increased productivity with smartphones or to run their business using tablets
  • Extending Siebel CRM with Oracle Sales Cloud, by Leslie Buhrer, Senior Director, Oracle product management and Sonia Wadhwa, Director, Oracle Applications Development, Wednesday, 12:45 p.m. PT, Room 2007

Meet the Experts
Conference goers can meet informally with Oracle experts in Room 2001A at Moscone West on these topics:

  • Core SFA―Wednesday at 12:45 p.m. PT
  • PaaS and Configuration―Wednesday at 3:15 p.m. PT
  • Smartphones―Thursday at 10:15 a.m. PT

Customer Panels
We have scheduled two popular customer panels in Moscone West:

  • Wednesday at 10:15 a.m. PT, Room 2003―Evaluating a CRM System with Tuff Shed Follett School Solutions and Polycab Wires Pvt. Ltd., moderated by Rebecca Wettemann of Nucleus Research
  • Wednesday at 3:15 p.m. PT, Room 2003―Sales Productivity by Batesville, Acorn Paper Products, Banner Engineering and moderated by Muhammad Rehman, Oracle Product Management

Partner Panels
Tell your customers about the following three panels of implementation experts, including Capgemini, Config Consultants, WhiteLight Product Group, Hitachi, BizTech, Accenture, Steria Mummert Consulting, Apex IT, Conemis AG, ec4u, and Boxfusion:

  • Thursday, 10:15 a.m. PT, Room 2003―Extending Siebel and other on-premises systems, moderated by Ray Wang, Constellation Research
  • Thursday 11:30 a.m. PT, Room 2003―Mobile and Analytics, moderated by Amit Manghani, Oracle Product Management
  • Thursday 12:45 p.m. PT, Room 2003―Migration from other SFA Applications, moderated by Sarah Farrer, Oracle Product Management

Customer Events
Finally, an Oracle OpenWorld preview for Oracle Sales Cloud would not be complete without mention of customer events:

  • Sunday―the annual Oracle Sales Cloud Customer Advisory Board meeting
  • Monday―a Customer Connect member reception
  • Tuesday―the CX Central Fest @ OpenWorld, featuring the electronic pop group--Capital Cities

A Different Theme Every Day
Each day the CX Central zone will have a different theme:

  • MondayIndustry solutions by customers
  • Tuesday―Roles, thought leadership, and innovation, which includes the six Release 9 Essentials sessions and a presentation by industry analyst Rebecca Wettemann of Nucleus Research
  • Wednesday and Thursday―A multitude of different CX and on-premises integration scenarios, with kiosks staffed by product managers and sales consulting experts

At a Glance

Oracle OpenWorld is always over the top. This year will be no different, especially for our Oracle Sales Cloud customers. And remember, it’s all happening on the second floor of Moscone West, September 28 - October 2, 2014.

Michael Richter
Director, Product Management
Oracle Sales Cloud

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