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Learn How Oracle Cloud Platform Can Help You in Your Cloud Journey

There’s a lot of buzz around digital transformation and the urgency to modernize for fear of being left behind competition.  A recent Gartner report projects that spending on cloud system infrastructure services will grow from $39.5 billion in 2019 to $63 billion through 2021. “Through 2022, growth in enterprise IT spending for cloud-based offerings will be faster than growth in traditional (non-cloud) IT offerings, making cloud computing one of the most disruptive forces in IT markets since the early days of the digital age.” Where are you in your cloud journey? No one cloud journey follows the same path. Both business and IT need to be aligned in understanding, prioritizing and executing on that journey. Oracle can make the journey easy for the entire enterprise supporting all-cloud, on-prem/cloud hybrid and mixed cloud environments. Moving application functionality to the cloud is an opportunity to re-invent and transform fundamental business processes. Once in the cloud, you can seamlessly continue to extend and innovate by taking advantage of advanced and emerging technologies natively embedded, ready-to-go in the Oracle applications and supplemented with the underlying Cloud Platform to tailor your applications with ready-to-use, ready-to-build tools. To learn how Oracle Cloud Platform and its technologies can help you in your cloud journey, please attend the Platform as a Service Cloud Day, a free virtual event hosted by the Quest Oracle Community. We’ll cover how the Oracle Cloud Platform provides value to applications and spotlight key technologies that you need to know for a successful digital transformation. Whether you represent the lines of business or IT, you’ll find topics of interest: What is the Oracle Cloud Platform and its role in delivering innovation? Why integration needs to be an integral part of any modernization strategy? How is it important to provide intelligent, engaging experiences to employees and customers who expect more in this digital age?  What to do when you have unique business requirements that can’t be immediately addressed by out-of-the-box application functionality? Four one-hour sessions: Digital Journey on Your Own Terms with Oracle Cloud Platform Integration – Why Modernizing Applications Demands a New Strategy Unlock Your Applications’ Potential – Customize and Extend with Oracle Visual Builder The Role of Emerging Tech in the Enterprise – What’s Next Register now for Platform as a Service Day on October 16, 2019!

There’s a lot of buzz around digital transformation and the urgency to modernize for fear of being left behind competition.  A recent Gartner reportprojects that spending on cloud system...

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Oracle OpenWorld 2019: Day 3 & 4 Recap

A picture is worth a thousand words, but a thousand words doesn’t always complete the entire picture. While there’s no way we can cover the entirety of the excitement of OpenWorld in one post, we’ll try our best here to capture some of the big Cloud Platform sights, sounds, announcements and learnings, as another year of Oracle OpenWorld is in the books! Let’s get to it!   Playing catchup on the week? Check out Monday and Tuesday’s recap to get you up to speed! Extend Oracle SaaS and Design New Experiences with Intelligent Automation Whether looking to add new capabilities to extend Oracle SaaS or create ways to support new business models, companies are under tremendous pressure to deliver innovation on top of modern ERP/SCM/HCM and CX systems. Suhas Uliyar, VP of Product Management was joined by Ferrari S.p.A’s Antonia Cassmassima and Salvatore Asceretti, and Oracle Content and Experience VP, Girish Bettadpur as they discussed ideas around how intelligent automation capabilities combine the AI/ML power of Oracle Digital Assistant, Oracle Integration, Oracle Visual Builder, and Oracle Content and Experience to automate and design new experiences across and beyond Oracle SaaS applications. They covered Ferrari’s use cases of Oracle’s AI-powered, developer-friendly Cloud Platform and how it enabled their Oracle SaaS extensibility while ensuring upgrades, and assimilating intelligent automation seamlessly.     Latest Innovation in Emerging Technologies This thought inspiring session featured Tanu Sood and Savita Raina of Oracle, joined by Cammila Yochabell, CEO of Jobecam, and Karyl Fowler, CEO of Transmute as they discussed the latest innovations in Oracle Cloud that are driving the current emerging technologies trends in the industry. This all-female panel of emerging tech thought leaders showcased demos for technologies in augmented reality, voice AI (artificial intelligence), IoT, blockchain, digital assistants, and demonstrated enterprise use cases leveraging these technologies. In using Oracle Cloud’s AI-powered application and platform, they were able to give their enterprise an edge today’s rapidly evolving digital age. Visitors to Customers with Hyper-personalized Content In the Experience Economy, the key to turn visitors into customers is creating engaging and relevant experiences. Kamal Kapur and Lee Ribeiro of Oracle, joined by Soy Joseph of Velocis Technologies, led this discussion to tackle the problem of creating cookie-cutter websites and exploring the possibilities of automated content matching in Oracle Content and Experience.  They demonstrated how by streamlining the tagging, organization, and management of your content, you can automate how marketing teams match their content to specific personas in order to create engaging and personalized experiences at scale, as well presented a use case on how Velocis is using personalization to help create a more engaging experience for their clients.     Oracle Customer & Partner Appreciation As much as it’s important for Oracle to continue to push the innovation of applications and products, it’s just as important to take a step back and make time to appreciate the customers and partners that helped get us to this spot. Oracle hosted it’s annual Innovations awards to pay tribute to customers who have shown great acumen and success utilizing Oracle systems to drive business growth! Oracle then packed the room with customers and partners on Thursday for an Oracle Integrations and Digital Assistant customer summit to further drive customer momentum and partnership as we continue to push the boundaries of innovative technology together!   OpenWorld 2019 showcased a lot of excitement around how Cloud Platform services have evolved to be sold with SaaS applications and into different SaaS configurations.  In prior years, these products were standalone platform services and, although they worked well with a lot of SaaS apps, the seamlessness has dramatically increased as we’ve seen throughout many of the sessions, highlights, and announcements. Today, the lines have been blurred as to where the SaaS product starts and ends when these technology services are added, and that is a very exciting thing for our customers as we look forward to the future! We’ll see you all next year!   The excitement doesn’t end with the wrapping of OpenWorld! Be sure to check out the all-new Oracle.com page and stay tuned to the blog to keep up with all the exciting Cloud Platform momentum!

A picture is worth a thousand words, but a thousand words doesn’t always complete the entire picture. While there’s no way we can cover the entirety of the excitement of OpenWorld in one post, we’ll...

Oracle Content and Experience: OOW19 Day 2 Recap

  If you thought Day 1 was an exciting kick off to Oracle OpenWorld, day 2 saw a plethora of exciting speakers, announcements and discussions surrounding Oracle Content and Experience. Missed any of it? Don’t worry we have you covered: Unleashing Content: Oracle Content and Experience Roadmap and Vision What better way to kick off the day than with SVP, Chris Stone and VP, Girish Bettadpur showcasing the roadmap and vision of Oracle Content and Experience. In this session, they laid out the journey of where content stands today in the industry, and how OCE is going beyond a traditional CMS or DAM to really become a universal asset hub to power experiences and content initiatives of all customers. The pinnacle? Showing off how all of this comes together to lay the foundation for our very own website redesign at oracle.com! Oracle Cloud: The Next Big Thing In this session, Product Strategist, Dave Ingram, joined the stage with Oracle Cloud VP, Ashish Mohindroo as they talked about some of the exciting ways Oracle Content and Experience is leveraging smart technology to really innovate the way marketing professionals think about, and utilize content. By tapping into AI/ML to auto tag content on both the photo and video asset level, it not only streamlines the way marketers can organize content, but also greatly enhances the way they can search for and author content with recommendations based on context and video smart searching! Going Headless: Adventures in Modern Web Development Dave Ingram hit the stage again in this session that highlighted Oracle Content and Experience’s API first capabilities. Joined by John Sim of Fishbowl Solutions, they demonstrated multiple use cases in which creating a single pane of content between desktop, mobile and various channels was possible, tackling both business and user problems dealing with headless content management strategies. Bring Order to Chaos: Enterprise Grade Experience Governance and Management Tejas Shah, VP of Software Development led this discussion with Sudhir Dureja, Senior Director of IT to ensure business and IT users both that governance and scale were nothing to fret about when it comes to implementing OCE. They showed how easy it is to create admin and user setups to enable site creation, yet still maintain the capabilities to simplify managing and governing these processes. Crowd Sourcing Content: Engage Customers to Create Content for Your Experiences Dave Ingram had a busy day, once again finding himself on stage, this time with Sauce Co-Founder Priya Shah to educate the audience on the art of crowd sourcing your video content! They demonstrated how Oracle Content and Experience can utilize crowd sourced video sharing to simplify a complex and expensive process, and at the same time create authentic and organic video content that customers can be truly involved in! Leveraging Content to be your Best Seller In this riveting session to wrap up the evening, Kamal Kapur, VP of Product Management was joined on stage by Kaushik Ray of PCB Apps and Zohar Babin of Kaltura showcase how machine learning can truly make your content smarter! They showcased several different use cases on how incorporating technologies like IOT, Digital Assistants, and automated processes with OCE helped streamline business practices and truly leveraged how they were organizing and utilizing their content in order to translate that seamlessly into engaging customer experiences.     At OpenWorld today? Make sure to stop by Oracle Content and Experience Demo Booth to learn more about the latest and greatest around OCE and its exciting new makeover. It is located in the Moscone South Building, Exhibition Level [Kiosk DEV-012]. And be sure to check out Kamal Kapur, Lee Ribeiro, and Soy Joseph on stage Thursday at 11:15AM – 12:00PM to talk about how to turn visitors into customers with hyper personalized content.

  If you thought Day 1 was an exciting kick off to Oracle OpenWorld, day 2 saw a plethora of exciting speakers, announcements and discussions surrounding Oracle Content and Experience. Missed any of...

Must Attend Sessions for Day 2 at #OOW19

The Oracle Open World festivities have started in San Francisco today, and the first day of the conference has already come to an end. We hope you are enjoying your time in the beautiful San Francisco. Here are the 3 key sessions for day 2 at the conference that you simply can’t miss.   Oracle Cloud: A Path and Platform [GEN3250] Cloud technologies are beginning to reshape how we think about and interact with the world around us. The opportunities that the cloud presents are real and present today, and they are providing the building blocks for companies to pioneer groundbreaking innovations and disrupt entire industries. Today, we’re seeing emerging technologies and automation permeate every aspect of work and life. The real opportunity of these technologies—which include AI, machine learning, IoT, blockchain, containers and serverless, and human interfaces—is to embrace these technologies on a scale we’ve never before. Join Steve Daheb, Senior Vice President, Oracle Cloud, to learn how Oracle Cloud drives new innovation and real change for customers. Tuesday, September 17, 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM | YBCA Theater Oracle Cloud: The Next Big Things [GEN3248] Interested in learning about what’s new in cutting-edge solutions to accelerate your business. Technologies explored include machine learning, blockchain, the Internet of Things, conversational AI (digital assistants), and automated application development. Join Oracle VP Ashish Mohindroo in this session for live demos of these technologies. Hear directly from customers including Douglas Johnson-Poensgen, CEO of Circulor and Diego Netto, Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer at Booster about how they are using these technologies to bring new innovations to market while lowering costs and increasing productivity using transformational cloud platforms and application solutions across their enterprise. Tuesday, September 17, 12:30 PM - 01:15 PM | Moscone South - Room 207/208   Oracle Speaks: Conversational AI for Enterprise Apps with a Chatbot Assistant [GEN5607] Conversation is the most natural form of communication for humans since the dawn of time. However, interacting with computer systems such as enterprise applications and data required special user interfaces that evolved from text to graphical UI to touch. While interactions have become progressively easier, none of these mechanisms matches the simplicity of a conversational user interface. In this session hear from Oracle VP, Suhas Uliyar and Honeywell Sr. Director, Mark Burgess on how conversational AI and speech recognition has finally matured to support effortless interaction with enterprise systems and data as it evolves to understand the context and complex speech patterns. Tuesday, September 17, 01:45 PM - 02:30 PM | Moscone South - Room 209 Explore 5 key sessions you can’t afford to miss and the complete set of the cloud platform for SaaS sessions at #OOW.

The Oracle Open World festivities have started in San Francisco today, and the first day of the conference has already come to an end. We hope you are enjoying your time in the beautiful San...

Oracle Content and Experience: OpenWorld Day 1 Recap

Over 60,000 customers and partners. Over 170 Countries represented, and 19 million + virtual attendees. Oracle OpenWorld is the world’s most innovative technology conference and it is officially underway! Oracle Content and Experience kicked off the week with some exciting sessions. We understand you can’t be everywhere at once so we’re here to break down some of the key events for you. Content Showcase: Art of the Possible Oracle Content and Experience VP of Product, Girish Bettadpur, shared the stage with Tim Gruidl of Fishbowl Solutions, Jason Stortz of Redstone Content Solutions, and Kaushik Ray of PCB Apps to discuss how Oracle Content and Experience has fused together the practice of art and science to solve some of their client’s toughest challenges. Whether this was creating a single pane of information for enterprises to share and utilize documents, or being able to rapidly deploy sites and experiences at scale, Oracle Content and Experience served as a platform to alleviate these problems. The Future of Personalized, Immersive Experiences Product Manager, Sree Kamireddy, showed off Oracle Content and Experience’s IQ in this session, showcasing how Smart Content in Oracle Content and Experience is rethinking the way that clients are able to store and organize content within a repository. This opens the door to enhanced personalization, increased efficiency and even makes shoppable content a possibility by enabling photos to be tagged and automatically linked to a catalog for commerce! Content Anywhere: Manage and Deliver Content from the Cloud or On Premises Igor Polyakov, Senior Principal Product Manager, took the audience to school in this hands-on lab, showing how enhancements in Oracle Content and Experience has made it effortless to move content between Oracle WebCenter and Oracle Content and Experience, making a hybrid approach not only feasible, but simple. This is just the beginning! If you are at Oracle OpenWorld, you don’t want to miss Chris Stone’s Roadmap and Vision presentation on Tuesday, September 17, at 11:15AM – 12:00PM as he covers what’s new and what’s to come in OCE and its path to rethinking content in the context of the consumer! Don’t miss a beat at #OOW19. Bookmark the OCE OOW19 site to stay up to date on everything OCE!

Over 60,000 customers and partners. Over 170 Countries represented, and 19 million + virtual attendees. Oracle OpenWorld is the world’s most innovative technology conference and it is...

Oracle Content & Experience Partners with Kaltura to Power Video Experiences and Workflows

Heading to Oracle Open World? Come see the new Kaltura and Oracle partnership offering Enterprise Video Experience PaaS in action! Oracle Content & Experience Product Leaders are excited to announce a new partnership with Kaltura Video Platform as a Service (VPaaS).  This partnership enables OCE to add rich media capabilities to its digital asset capabilities including interactive video creation and editing, management, search, cross-platform video playback and engagement and intelligent media analytics. “Video is a key element in almost any online experience today. It is an important data type that all companies need to ensure is incorporated into their existing workflows and experiences in a seamless and native way,” said Girish Bettadpur, Vice President for Oracle Content & Experience. “We are excited to partner with Kaltura, the proven market leader in both Video-Platform-as-a-Service and Enterprise Video Software. We look forward to working together to drive innovative and engaging experiences and workflows for our customers.” The strategy behind this partnership has Kaltura’s video APIs become available within OCE.  This gives OCE customers the ability to utilize: Kaltura’s cross platform video player and interactive video capabilities Native mobile SDK’s Kaltura’ s Experience APIs These rich video capabilities will enable Oracle customers to easily incorporate engaging video workflows for marketing, sales, service, commerce, and employee engagement. Oracle will be showcasing some of these planned features in their unveiling of their Intelligent Content Platform at Oracle OpenWorld! Dr. Michal Tsur, President and General Manager, Enterprise and Learning, at Kaltura added: “Today every company is a tech company, and video is a critical element of the tech stack in all industries. It is inspiring to see Oracle’s vision of video, data and cloud, and how they inherently go together to capture the most imminent future trends in technology. We are excited to collaborate with Oracle in making video a native component of its cloud offering across all use cases and industries.” Stay tuned as we continue to showcase the innovative steps Oracle Content & Experience has taken to create their Intelligent Content Platform. At Oracle Open World don’t miss a great session on Tuesday Sept. 17th @ 5:15pm in Moscone South – Room 155A where Kaltura and OCE teams discuss “Levering Content to be your Best Seller”. To see what we are up to at Oracle Open World this year visit us here. To Learn more about Oracle Content and Experience visit us here. More About Kaltura Kaltura’s mission is to power any video experience. A recognized leader in the Enterprise Video Platform, Education Video Platform, Cloud TV, and Online Video Platform markets, Kaltura has emerged as the fastest growing video platform with the broadest use cases and appeal. Kaltura is deployed globally in thousands of enterprises, educational institutions, media companies, and service providers and engages hundreds of millions of viewers at home, at work, and at school. You can learn more at corp.kaltura.com.

Heading to Oracle Open World? Come see the new Kaltura and Oracle partnership offering Enterprise Video Experience PaaS in action! Oracle Content & Experience Product Leaders are excited to announce a...

A Decade of Leadership: OCE maintains its position as a leader in Gartner’s 2019 WCM MQ

Oracle Content and Experience is excited and proud to announce another year, our 10th year as a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management.  This space has continually evolved to include a much broader reach for content including creation, site management features, complex API’s, personalization and digital asset management.  Throughout that evolution Oracle has remained committed to listening to our customers and the market to ensure OCE would stay ahead of the innovation curve, provide the best of breed platform to the market and ensure their leader position in the Magic Quadrant. ‘OCE represents architecturally powerful rethinking of WCM in the context of the customer experience.  Building on channel-agnostic content modeling and an API first foundation, Oracle continues to innovate with a move to a pageless, dynamic experience assembly paradigm and AI-assisted content authoring’, Gartner acclaimed. CMSCMedia recently interviewed OCE’s SVP of Product Development, Chris Stone in regards to the Gartner MQ.  A key point he made was in reference to the evolution of Oracle’s content offering including WebCenter and OCE.  “We are not ‘moving’ anyone. We have an extremely large and profitable install base. It is our intention to give our customers the option to stay where they are as well take advantage of OCE. We built the capability to store, manage, and distribute WebCenter products content/documents directly into OCE’s repository via our Connector framework. This allows our customer base to migrate as they fit.  Either one asset at a time with a new subscription model or bulk migrate whenever they want. This protects their investment, gives them a taste of using the Cloud service, and allows them to migrate as budgets allow. It’s working."  The rest of the article can be found here. To review the entire Gartner MQ report go here. Oracle Content and Experience is showcasing many of the new features of their Intelligent Content Platform at Oracle Open World next week – check out all the sessions and activities here. To learn more about Oracle Content and Experience, or to try us out visit us here.

Oracle Content and Experience is excited and proud to announce another year, our 10thyear as a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management.  This space has continually evolved to...

Oracle Launches Smart Content: A suite of AI tools to Improve Content Discoverability and Authoring in Oracle Content and Experience

Authored By: Sree Kamireddy With the introduction of the Intelligent Content Platform, today we are excited to launch Smart Content for Oracle Content and Experience [OCE]. Smart Content represents a powerful rethinking in content discoverability for Creators & Authors in OCE. Our customers have thousands of digital assets in OCE, however, these assets are valuable only when they can be discovered at the right time for both the content authors as well as content consumers. The foundation of content discovery surrounds tagging and classifying content: Tagging Content with Meaning: Decorate the content with metadata characterizing its make-up. Classify the content: Organize the tagged content so that it can be found and delivered in the right context to the users at the right time. Today, tagging and classification is a painstakingly manual process, which requires a lot of time for initial tagging, classification and for maintaining the accuracy as content evolves. Our modeling shows that a median enterprise needs to spend hundreds of hours monthly to properly maintain this content.  Because of this effort, enterprises are failing to properly tag and classify content, leading to content discovery problems. In order to alleviate this industry issue, we had to ask 2 questions: During a search, is it possible to find the right assets without the need for manual tagging and classification? During content authoring, can we take it a step further and recommend the right assets without even needing to search? Smart Content is our answer to the above questions. With Smart Content we apply Artificial Intelligence (AI) to analyze content to augment content discovery. In this release, we are launching 2 primary features, Smart Search and Smart Authoring: Smart Search analyzes and returns relevant images without the need for manual tagging. This improves the discoverability of image assets without having to manually tag images. Smart Authoring recommends the right images during the authoring process. Customers don't need to tag or search for images, they will be recommended images based on the intent expressed in the current article.  The backbone of Smart Content primarily consists of 2 types of AI models: Computer Vision models that are trained on millions of images to detect the right objects and parameters in new images. As new images are uploaded into repositories, these are Smart Content tagged for the purposes of improving discoverability upon a search. Step 1: Image is auto tagged describing the asset Step 2: Upon conducting a search, relevant results are returned based on the above Smart Content Tags Step 3:  Apart from relevant results, we also provide keyword recommendations in the form of “Smart Keywords” to further help you refine your search. See below picture. *Tip: In the event your Search is not efficient, you can always manually tag specific assets to improve results for this particular Search.   Natural Language processing [NLP] models that can derive main intent from an article. The derived intent is used to recommend the right images for the content during authoring process.     “Smart content facilitates more than simple productivity gains and time savings. The combination of intelligent tagging combined with contextual analysis empowers discovery of imagery and assets authors may not have even known about. Smart content generates better ROI for previously created assets and our content investments.” -Jason Stortz, Principal at Redstone Content Solutions, LLC   For additional details take a look at our short video on “How to use Smart Content” and see our Help Document around Smart Content. What’s Next? The launch of Smart Content vastly enhances content discoverability and authoring for all our customers. We understand that each of our customers have unique content discoverability needs and a general platform won’t be sufficient. We are working towards enabling customers to quickly train the above Computer Vision and NLP models to fit their own needs. For example, instead of just identifying a “tire” as a “tire”, custom models will enable customers to train the models with their own datasets allowing the models to identify the particular type of “tire”. The OCE team is also working on Visual Search features to help users to find the perfect image for authoring purposes that span beyond text. Finally, we are also developing “Smart classification” to help classify content into taxonomies. The classified content not only helps with organization for authors but also helps deliver relevant content to consumers through personalization. We are excited about the future of Smart Content as Oracle Content and Experience continues to rethink the way our customers can seamlessly manage content and experience channels. Lots more to come, Stay tuned!   Attending Oracle OpenWorld? Don’t miss Sree Kamireddy’s session: The Future of Personalized, Immersive Experiences on Monday, September 16 to learn more and get a live look at how this can change the way your team manages content. Don’t miss a minute of excitement around Oracle Content and Experience at OOW19 by bookmarking the OCE OpenWorld Site. Click here to learn more about Oracle Content and Experience!

Authored By: Sree Kamireddy With the introduction of the Intelligent Content Platform, today we are excited to launch Smart Content for Oracle Content and Experience [OCE]. Smart Content represents a...

#OOW19: Focus on Customer Sessions this Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld 2019 provides a unique opportunity for all of us to learn. Learn about Oracle Cloud services, strategic direction, key trends in the industry, product use cases, and such. But perhaps more than anything else, it provides us an opportunity to learn from our peers – learn from organizations who may be facing similar industry challenges or are guided by similar innovation goals or are looking to drive transformation or deliver/meet unique business needs. This Oracle OpenWorld plan to spend some time learning from your peers. We are very excited to have a slew of sessions featuring customer organizations including, Banco Daycoval, Exelon, FedEx, HSBC, Honeywell, Telefonica SA, Tokyo Gas, University of Adelaide, among others. For convenience, I have curated a list of sessions where you will hear first-hand from Oracle Digital Assistant customers and get to hear about their use cases, business goals, results achieved and best practices that may be of interest to you. Monday, September 16, 2019 PRO5704: Why Chatbots Fail: 10 Common Mistakes Developing a Digital Assistant (Chatbot) 1:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Moscone West - Room 2024B CON5620: Design Your Own Digital Assistant and Chatbot Conversations 1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. | Moscone South - Room 159A DEV5644: Oracle Digital Assistant Architecture Patterns and Design Practices 6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. | Moscone South - Room 303   Tuesday, September 17, 2019 GEN5607: Oracle Speaks: Conversational AI for Enterprise Apps with a Chatbot Assistant 1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. | Moscone South - Room 209 CON5609: Explore Oracle Digital Assistant Channels, Client SDKs, and Messaging Services 5:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. | Moscone South - Room 151B Wednesday, September 18, 2019 GEN6040: Extend Oracle SaaS and Design New Experiences with Intelligent Automation 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Moscone South - Room 207/208 CAS5610: Oracle Digital Assistant Customer Panel 3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Moscone South - Room 151B CON5616: Five Crucial Ways Oracle Digital Assistant Will Transform Your Enterprise Applications 4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. | Moscone South - Room 151B You may want to pre-register for some or all of these sessions by adding to your Schedule Builder today. And, do keep bit.ly/ODA_OOW19 handy on your devices so you can look at what’s ahead wherever, whenever. For a snapshot of what to expect, check out my previous blog post. The team is also planning to drive updates via social channels so be sure to join in on the conversation using #OOW19 #OracleAssistant. Oh, and one final tip – you may want to wear some comfortable shoes! See you soon at Oracle OpenWorld!

Oracle OpenWorld 2019 provides a unique opportunity for all of us to learn. Learn about Oracle Cloud services, strategic direction, key trends in the industry, product use cases, and such. But perhaps...

Powering Your Innovation Journey With Cloud Platform

  The wave of automation powered by AI and ML is reshaping the business landscape faster than ever. The migration to the cloud and new technologies such as VR, robotics, digital assistants, and blockchain have generated fundamental shifts in how customers, employees, and even partners engage with ERP/SCM/HCM/CX applications.  It is of great importance to connect all processes, extend out of the box functionality to address unique needs, and have personalized and meaningful insights into these process while ensuring the safety against unauthorized attacks. that all applications, data, and processes are able to connect and collaborate seamlessly to deliver a smooth experience to everyone who interacts with these systems and services.  Oracle Cloud Platform for SaaS offers a complete solution to that works to deliver innovation across your entire organization. You can leverage emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Digital Assistants (chatbots), Internet of Things, Blockchain, and more to better meet your business-specific demands. While you are at Oracle Open World next week, join Oracle Director, Tanu Sood for a session to see how companies can benefit from Oracle Cloud Platform services to connect data, extend experiences, provide advanced security, and deliver insight across applications with AI and ML powered intelligence. Oracle Cloud Platform for SaaS: Powering Your Innovation Journey [CON4644] Monday, September 16, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM Explore 5 Key sessions to attend at Oracle Open World here. 

  The wave of automation powered by AI and ML is reshaping the business landscape faster than ever. The migration to the cloud and new technologies such as VR, robotics, digital assistants,...

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Visitors to Customers: Personalizing Customer Experiences at Scale

Our last post on Oracle Content and Experience highlighted how easy it is to create websites from OCEs prebuilt templates. By now we understand the importance of having a website, but also know that in the experience economy, simply having a website is not enough. In this post we want to dive a little deeper into what truly makes a great customer experience when a visitor comes to your website, and that’s personalization. The future of modern personalized digital experiences relies on 3 things: Knowing Your Audience Understanding the Experience Economy Ability to provide those personalized experiences at scale Knowing Your Audience Content is still king when it comes to personalization. You need make sure you have pinpointed content that addresses your target persona needs. This doesn’t mean generic website messages that blanket your entire customer base. Understand your buyer personas, and make sure you have content that links your company narrative to their biggest issues. Even within the same company, a CMO and a line of business manager have very different agendas when it comes to day-to-day operations. Understanding the Experience Economy Currently, a lot of corporate websites that we see out there still rely on cookie cutter websites. What this means is that companies are using their websites more or less as a megaphone to advance their own agenda, rather than try to help advance their customers. This approach is not getting the job done. The experience economy relies on creating easy to use and personalized digital experiences, allowing customers or business users alike to interact with the brand and accomplish what they need at every step in their journey from being a prospect, to becoming a lifelong loyal customer of the brand. Why are companies consistently failing at this? Because most companies are ill equipped to deliver personalization at the content level to each individual that comes onto their site or interacts with them. Providing Personalized Experiences at Scale Even if we do have targeted content, and understand that our customers are the new innovators of the experience economy, making sure that we are able to utilize that content in the right manner is a key component of all of this. Knowing you have a bout 15 seconds to capture the attention of your visitors, it’s imperative that personalized content is curated for them at entry. If they have to dig around multiple pages to find what’s going to speak to them, you likely have already lost them. Imagine this: What if when a customer enters your site, the content on that site dynamically shifted to what their interests were? Anything from specific customer use cases, upcoming events, or promotional content tailored specifically to the customer’s wants and needs that narrate your true value to them as a business. The ability to do this shifts the landscape from cookie-cutter websites to a more dynamic and personal interaction that is truly unique to each user and leaves them with an experience they are sure to remember, engage with more effectively, and more likely do business with.     Don’t miss Kamal Kapur, VP of Product at Oracle Content and Experience, and Lee Ribeiro, Product Marketing Manager, as they present Visitors to Customers with Hyper personalized Content, and show how Oracle Content and Experience is on the path of truly making this headless, unique and dynamic approach to personalized experiences a reality at #OOW19.   As always, make sure you check out the Oracle Content and Experience catalog  to make sure you are catching all the latest and greatest around the future of content management and experience building!

Our last post on Oracle Content and Experience highlighted how easy it is to create websites from OCEs prebuilt templates. By now we understand the importance of having a website, but also know that...

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Oh, the Things You Will See for Oracle Digital Assistant at Oracle OpenWorld 2019

Oracle OpenWorld 2019 is just around the corner. We look forward to seeing you in San Francisco from September 16-19, 2019. Whether you are looking to learn about Oracle’s latest technologies, product roadmaps, customer implementations, get hands-on learning, dive into product demonstrations and/or networking with your peers, we are confident that this year’s conference will not disappoint!  For easier navigation, here we highlight key sessions and activities for all interested in Oracle Digital Assistant. A reminder that you can access the very latest information on upcoming sessions and events for Oracle Digital Assistant by simply going to bit.ly/ODA_OOW19 on your devices before or during Oracle OpenWorld. As always, for the latest information on Oracle Digital Assistant, visit Oracle.com/da Looking Beyond Keynotes GEN5607 Oracle Speaks: Conversational AI for Enterprise Apps with a Chatbot Assistant featuring customer Honeywell Tuesday, September 17, 01:45 PM - 02:30 PM | Moscone South - Room 209 Join Oracle executive, Suhas Uliyar, vice president, Digital Assistant, AI and Integration, live at Oracle OpenWorld  in a General Session like you haven’t seen before! Learn about areas of investments for Oracle Digital Assistant, latest product enhancements and see  chatbot technology live in action. Hear directly from our customer, Honeywell, on how they are seeing quantifiable benefits from use of Oracle Digital Assistant. GEN4060 Extend Oracle SaaS and Design New Experiences with Intelligent Automation featuring customer Ferrari Wednesday, September 18, 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM | Moscone South - Room 207/208 If you are looking to add new capabilities to extend Oracle SaaS applications, or trying to create ways to support new business models, then you would definitely want to make your way to this General Session. Oracle executive, Suhas Uliyar, vice president, Digital Assistant, AI and Integration, is joined on stage by lead executives for the different Oracle Cloud Platform services and our customer, Ferrari, to showcase the power of one Cloud platform. Hear Directly from Digital Assistant Customers One of the biggest benefits of attending Oracle OpenWorld is hearing directly from peers in other organizations about their use cases, how they are driving value with Oracle Cloud services and finding paths to success and innovation. We are very excited to have a slew of sessions featuring customer organizations including, Banco Daycoval, Exelon, FedEx, HSBC, Honeywell, IFFCO, Telefonica SA, Tokyo Gas, University of Adelaide, among others. Partners including AuraPlayer, Avanttic, eProseed, Fishbowl Solutions, Intrasee and Rubicon Red alongside Oracle’s technical experts, would also be at hand, and presenting sessions to support dialogues around best practices and implementations. Browse through our customer-centric sessions listing to add to your Schedule Builder Hands-On-Labs Take Oracle Digital Assistant for a test drive. Get hands-on experience working, building or delivering use cases for a Digital Assistant that fits your business model. See how you can create your own skills to easily converse with Cloud applications. Reserve your spot today for one or both of these hands-on-Labs (seating limited): HOL5639 Compose Digital Assistant for Oracle Applications with SaaS Skills HOL5640 Getting hands on with Oracle Digital Assistant Conversation Designer Demos and Product Showcases Seeing is believing. Experience it live to learn more about how Oracle Digital Assistant can create value for your organization. Don’t miss Oracle Digital Assistant demo stations in demo ground conveniently located on both the technology and applications showcase floors. Access complete list of Digital Assistant demos Blogs and Social Start a conversation or stay up to date with Oracle Digital Assistant happenings, the latest announcements, tracking key activities from Oracle OpenWorld in real time using social channels and hashtags #OOW19, #OracleAssistant. Follow us on: Blogs: Oracle Digital Assistant Twitter: @OracleMobile For more information, visit bit.ly/ODA_OOW19  

Oracle OpenWorld 2019 is just around the corner. We look forward to seeing you in San Francisco from September 16-19, 2019. Whether you are looking to learn about Oracle’s latest technologies,...

Intelligent Content Platform: Built to Innovate

In our last blog post, we talked briefly about the intelligent Content Platform and introduced some of the exciting sessions surrounding Oracle Content and Experience at #OOW19. Let’s take a little bit deeper of a dive around what an Intelligent Content Platform really solves. We all know the pain - digging through massive, unorganized folders trying to find the perfect asset for the blog post you’re working on, the banner for your website update, or the imagery for your next social post. In a perfect world, piecemealing together a dream solution when it comes to effectively managing and utilizing content for user experiences likely consists of multiple products.    With the rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) capabilities, product leaders at Oracle were able to map out a better way to create experiences and manage content. By putting together a functionality that can help users create content that can respond to all combinations of audience profiles and intent, a system that can support all types of content, and features intuitive enough to know what users are trying to create and even recommend the best assets to utilize, Oracle has created a truly Intelligent Content Platform: Universal Asset Hub – A centralized platform for all of your marketing assets: content, images, video and documents. Collaboration & Workflow – A collaborative platform that connects best of breed asset creation platforms to world class content creation. Teams can work in tandem to deliver exceptional experiences. Omni-Channel Delivery – An API first platform that separates delivery from content management. Pick your favorite front end tech while preserving your content back end. Smart Content & Personalization – A market first ‘smart authoring’ platform that utilizes machine driven tagging and augments content through AI to reduce content assembly time and deliver personalized experiences. Enterprise Integrations & Scalability – A seamlessly integrated content repository across all of CX – Marketing, Commerce, Sales and Service. Augment CX content features with state of the art AI/ML based Smart Authoring and DAM. Stay tuned to the Oracle blog over the next couple weeks leading up to #OOW19 as we continue this blog series on introducing the ways the Intelligent Content Platform can enhance your digital experience strategy. Planning on heading to Open World? Don’t miss Chris Stone, SVP of Content and Experience, and Girish Bettadpur, VP of Content and Experience, give an exclusive look at this exciting vision in their session around Unleashing Content! This along with many other exciting Oracle Content and Experience panels can be found in our Open World 19 Catalog!  

In our last blog post, we talked briefly about the intelligent Content Platform and introduced some of the exciting sessions surrounding Oracle Content and Experience at #OOW19. Let’s take a little...

Oracle Content and Experience Empowers Simplified Site Creation with Templates

Websites are the cornerstone of every customer experience.  No longer are they perceived as a nice to have, they are a must.  Organizations are constantly challenged to build digital experiences which will engage customers seamlessly. For the marketer, managing the ever-changing customer needs in the face of a site are a constant struggle. The marketer needs a solution which can be updated dynamically with less effort and increase speed to market.      How can Oracle Content and Experience (OCE) help in creating a marketing website? OCE empowers marketers to start building engaging experiences with our Café Supremo reference site template.  For the template, OCE utilizes a fictional company called Café Supremo that has global chains of coffee houses. In this sample site users can see how Café Supremo is creating great digital experiences through their site by providing relevant business information, promotions, blogs and other advertisements. This then allows the OCE user to use the Café Supremo template as the backbone for creating their own site with their content and information. The beauty of this OCE offering is the parameters that are set as guidelines for a site including content types, channels, localization and the repository.  The repository is your centralized content hub that stores all of your assets and documents for use in curating your digital experiences.   Localization policy — A localization policy helps determine the languages a website can support. The localization policy in Café Supremo marketing website uses English (United States) (en-US) as the required language. Publishing channels — Publishing channel determines site access and content approval levels. Site access has been set to public and content items which are to be published to this channel must follow the approval workflow. Repository —A repository is a storage location to manage all your digital assets that you use in your website. You have to create a repository for Café Supremo marketing website in order to get started. See Review the Template Package to learn more about editing content types, localization policy, publishing channel and repository for Café Supremo Marketing website. Café Supremo Marketing Website: Outline Café Supremo marketing site contains four main webpages: Home, Menu, Blog and Shop. See Café Supremo Website Map.  These are really the core pages needed for a successful site. To learn more about creating Café Supremo Marketing Website Pages. Each page has a brand logo, which is a quick link to home page, and a social share bar that lets you share Café Supremo on different social media outlets. Each page also contains a search bar which enables a user to search through blogs. OCE lets a user search for blogs through the blog asset collection. See Search Tool Bar. Similarly, a navigation menu has been placed on all the pages. This is a custom component which has been configured to reflect a page title and its link after a new page is added to the site. It also accommodates a sub menu for blog links mentioned under different categories and a preview card of latest blog as a quick link. See Navigation in Café Supremo Marketing Website. Using OCE site builder, a privacy policy can be set for a site. For Café Supremo marketing site, the privacy policy has been set for the use of cookies for identifying unique user visits on site. Explore Café Supremo Marketing Site The zip file containing the template and sample code of Café Supremo marketing website is available here. You can download a copy of the template and upload it to OCE, where you can use it to create and modify the marketing website. See Set Up the Café Supremo Marketing Website and See Customization Examples.   Coming to Oracle OpenWorld 2019? See live demonstrations, listen to Oracle Content and Experience customer success panels, and watch keynote speakers unveil the exciting roadmap and vision for the Intelligent Content Platform!

Websites are the cornerstone of every customer experience.  No longer are they perceived as a nice to have, they are a must.  Organizations are constantly challenged to build digital experiences which...

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#OOW19 Can’t Miss Oracle Content and Experience Sessions

Oracle OpenWorld 2019 is right around the corner! With the Intelligent Content Platform on the horizon, it’s a very exciting time for teams looking to maximize the potential of their content. Learn about the next generation of agile content management systems to unlock the power of AI and machine learning. Create personalized user experiences, manage content with more efficiency, and publish omni-channel content from a single source of truth. Whether you are a content marketing manager for a small company, or an enterprise IT developer looking for better ways to manage content across your organization, you are going to want to stop by these sessions!   Unleashing Content: Oracle Content and Experience Roadmap and Vision-[PRO5432]      Date: Tuesday September 17, 11:15AM – 12:00PM      Speakers: Girish Bettadpur, Christopher Stone If there’s one session that you should deem mandatory, this one’s it. Join Christopher Stone, SVP, and Girish Bettadpur, VP of Oracle Content and Experience, as they share how you can unleash the power of your content and deliver exceptional experiences. From content collaboration to consistent omnichannel experiences, your teams can manage content from one centralized hub. Explore this and so much more through this session detailing Oracle Content and Experience’s roadmap and vision.   Content Showcase: The Art of the Possible [PAN5433]      Date: Monday, September 16, 11:15AM – 12:00PM      Speakers: Girish Bettadpur In this panel discussion, hear from some of Oracle Content and Experience's customers and partners on the unique use cases they've developed to solve their organizations issues. See how the React Site Generator has helped businesses transform their workflows and gain insight knowledge to these extended Oracle Content and Experience use cases.   Going Headless: Adventures in Modern Web Development [CON5434]      Date: Tuesday September 17, 1:45PM – 2:30PM      Speakers: Dave Ingram In this engaging session, hear all about the headless development from the Oracle Content and Experience Product Development team. See how companies are using headless experiences to increase employee engagement as well as personalize experiences. The extensibility offered by headless has empowered customers to create truly personalized experiences while efficiently managing all their assets.   Leveraging Content to Be Your Best Seller [CON5439]      Date: Tuesday September 17, 5:15PM – 6:00PM      Speakers: Kamal Kapur Machine learning is not a product; it actually makes your content smarter! In this session, see how you can use a digital assistant to personalize the selling process. Learn to leverage your content to be your best seller.   Bears, Beets, and Battlestar Gallactica: How to personalize your experiences to your unique audiences [PRO5436]      Date: Thursday September 19, 11:00AM - 12:15PM      Speakers: Lee Ribeiro, Kamal Kapur In the Experience Economy, the key to turn Visitors to Customers is creating engaging and relevant experiences. Come find out how Oracle Content and Experience can help by delivering omnichannel content recommendations.   Eager for more? Explore the complete program guide for Oracle Content and Experience here!   We are looking forward to seeing you at #OOW19 Sept. 16-19, at Moscone Center, San Francisco!

Oracle OpenWorld 2019 is right around the corner! With the Intelligent Content Platform on the horizon, it’s a very exciting time for teams looking to maximize the potential of their content. Learn...

5 Key Sessions to Attend at Oracle Open World 2019

  As summer is coming to an end, it’s time for Oracle Open World again!   Emerging technologies have opened up new pathways to innovate and make companies more efficient and productive. The wave of automation has taken over the world of business. Utilizing artificial intelligence, machine learning, internet of things, and other technologies is no longer just an option. These have become a necessity to stay in the competition. Whether you are a line of the business expert or and IT professional looking to learn how to connect, extend, secure, and enhance your applications, we are here to help! To make sure you can make the most of your time at #OOW19, we’ve put together a list of key sessions that could be of interest to you:   Oracle Cloud: The Next Big Things [GEN32480] Tuesday, September 17, 12:30 PM - 01:15 PM Curious about what’s new in Machine Learning, Blockchain, Internet of Things, and conversational AI? Don’t miss out on this session to watch live demos of new and exciting technologies with Oracle Cloud VP, Ashish Mohindroo. You will also have the opportunity to hear from customers who are leveraging them to bring new innovations to the market.             Oracle Cloud Platform for SaaS: Powering Your Innovation Journey [CON4644] Monday, September 16, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM Join this session with Oracle Director, Tanu Sood to see how companies can benefit from Oracle Cloud Platform services to connect data, extend experiences, provide advanced security, and deliver insight across applications with AI and ML powered intelligence.   Latest Innovation in Emerging Technologies [PRO5701] Wednesday, September 18, 09:00 AM - 09:45 AM  Interested in enterprise use cases leveraging AI, IoT, blockchain, and other exciting technologies? Attend this session with Tanu Sood and Savita Raina to find out how Oracle Cloud’s AI-powered application and platform services can give your enterprise an edge in today’s rapidly evolving digital age.   The Rise of the Enterprise Chatbot: One Voice for All Your Applications [PRO5703] Monday, September 16, 12:15 PM - 01:00 PM In this session learn how Oracle Digital Assistant brings together multiple enterprise chatbot “skills” into one digital assistant on a platform of your choice. Whether it is Oracle ERP Cloud, Oracle SCM Cloud, Oracle HCM Cloud, and Oracle CX Cloud; one bot is all you need!   Customers Share Their Journey to the Cloud [CAS5700] Tuesday, September 17, 05:15 PM - 06:00 PM Don’t just take our word for it, come and hear from or customers about their journey to the cloud. Hear about their goals, challenges, and how Oracle applications and cloud platform has assisted helped them innovate with emerging technologies.   Explore the complete program guide for Cloud Platform for SaaS session here.   We are looking forward to seeing you at #OOW19 Sept. 16-19, at Moscone Center, San Francisco!  

  As summer is coming to an end, it’s time for Oracle Open World again!   Emerging technologies have opened up new pathways to innovate and make companies more efficient and productive. The wave...

The Next Generation of AI Powered Digital Assistants

How many time have you felt flustered and overwhelmed navigating different tasks at work? How many times have you wished “if only there was a little helping hand” so you can move on to the next important thing? Now, imagine typing a text, or better yet, just saying your question out loud and a digital assistant is ready to help you ace your to-do list. In the age of instant gratification, the experience economy has taken the front seat. It has become crucial for companies to offer a seamless experience to not only their customers but their employees as well. Oracle Digital Assistant offers an effortless experience that helps employees work smarter and be more productive. It is more advanced and intelligent than any other chatbot available in the industry. It understands the context, derives intent, and learns from user behavior to improve performance in the future. To top off the already impressive functionality, Oracle has now added voice support to their Digital Assistant as well. Just like you would ask Alexa “what’s the weather like today”, you can now ask your Oracle Digital Assistant for what’s on your plate for the day? And it will even help you complete some of those tasks, so you can head home a little earlier and catch that ballet recital your 3-year-old has been so excited to perform. Watch Suhas Uliyar, VP Digital Assistant, AI, and Integration, Oracle, in an interview at Deep Dive with Kevin Benedict, Senior VP Solutions Strategy, Regalix, to hear what’s new with Oracle Digital Assistant and what to expect at Oracle Open World (Sept. 16-19).

How many time have you felt flustered and overwhelmed navigating different tasks at work? How many times have you wished “if only there was a little helping hand” so you can move on to the...

Solairus Aviation Improves Productivity by 12%

As a full-service corporate aircraft management and charter business, Solairus Aviation is setting a high standard of excellence in the aviation industry. From finding a hangar space to hiring and training pilots, Solairus Aviation takes care of everything so their clients can enjoy hassle-free travel. In addition to providing remarkable customer experiences and ensuring the safety of their clients, one of the most important things they provide is exceptional stewardship of their client’s money. It is extremely important that the tools they use to manage these sensitive assets are up to par with these high standards. As Solairus Aviation was growing their business they needed a partner to help them scale without compromising the security, safety, and comfort of their clients. So, when the time came to choose a partner to develop a customer portal, it was an easy decision to build on their existing relationship with Oracle ERP Cloud. In addition to Oracle Identity Management Cloud and Oracle Database Cloud Service, Solairus Aviation chose Oracle Content and Experience as their customer portal’s primary repository of assets in order to offer a smooth and transparent customer experience. It is the one-stop-shop for their clients that offers visibility into their finances, trip details, bills, invoices and even what they ordered for catering. With Oracle Cloud Platform and Oracle SaaS working together, Solairus Aviation was able to improve productivity by 12%. Hear from the CIO, Mark Dennen, and the Technology Advisor, Mandar Pendse, about their journey as they grew from a 70 aircraft company to a 160+ aircrafts company.

As a full-service corporate aircraft management and charter business, Solairus Aviation is setting a high standard of excellence in the aviation industry. From finding a hangar space to hiring and...

#OOW19 Oracle Content and Experience Launches an Intelligent Content Platform

Your guide to the future of digital experiences at #OOW19 Are you creating digital experiences that engage your customers? Are you modernizing the way you manage and utilize content assets across your organization? Are siloed and vertically integrated content systems making experience continuity across all enterprise channels hard or impossible? Make the #OOW Content and Experience program guide your single source of truth when it comes to learning about the evolution of modern digital experiences and connecting with industry leaders this year at Open World!   Don't miss Chris Stone’s presentation on unleashing the true power of content as we explore the future of Oracle Content and Experience, learn how current customers are transforming their own digital experiences with Girsh Bettadpur, and dive into live demonstrations with Dave Ingram on how to create unified, and consistent multi-interaction experiences using Oracle Content and Experience as an intelligent content platform. Keep your #OOW19 agenda fresh & in sync Itching to learn more about what’s going on in the Oracle Content and Experience world? Keep up to date on all the exciting announcements surrounding Oracle Content and Experience at Open World by bookmarking #OOW19 Content and Experience Site! Here you will find highlighted daily presentations, session summaries, take-aways, and additional resources to ensure you and your teams are taking full advantage of everything #OOW19 has to offer around Oracle Content and Experience.

Your guide to the future of digital experiences at #OOW19 Are you creating digital experiences that engage your customers? Are you modernizing the way you manage and utilize content assets across your...

Oracle Finds Its AI-Powered Voice

By Suhas Uliyar, Oracle VP Product Management These are exciting times for those of us who are working in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) space.  Take Voice Assistants as an example. In the consumer world, voice assistants have gone from “the next best thing” to ubiquitous household items. We turn to these voice devices at our homes to get the weather forecast, listen to our favorite tunes, find out the latest in news, play trivia, or simply to entertain ourselves. All this while we are acutely aware that at the end of the day, it is simply a machine. It is nowhere near the capacity of a human mind to be able to process complex statements let alone switch gears from one topic to the other and making sense of it all. Plus, there’s the fact that it is recording our private conversations! But convenience outweighs even our hesitation due to privacy concerns. In the enterprise world, however, such security breaches are a non-starter! So, how do we drive an intelligent Voice Assistant for an enterprise - enabling it to analyze enterprise specific and domain specific vocabulary that the open domain models are not trained with? Make voice, user interactions become more expressive that requires the voice assistant to process even the more complex queries, deriving intelligence from all available enterprise resources and respond in context to the request made? And more importantly, how do we avoid the security and privacy issues that we are seeing with most of the current consumer-grade voice assistants today? Join me on a live webcast as we unveil Oracle’s new AI-Voice for the enterprise this Wednesday, July 17that 10 am PT. I will be going through the details on how we are doing things different at Oracle and the possibilities with an enterprise-grade, secure AI-voice enabled Digital Assistant. I will also be going through a demo that you wouldn’t want to miss. To register, simply sign up here: http://bit.ly/OracleNewAIVoice Happy to discuss more during or after the webcast!

By Suhas Uliyar, Oracle VP Product Management These are exciting times for those of us who are working in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) space.  Take Voice Assistants as an...

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Your Way to a Connected, Engaging, and Intelligent HR

Did you know? 93% of the employees are ready to take orders from bots, but only 6% of the HR professionals have any known plans to deploy AI in the workplace1. Instant gratification is the new norm. In a normal day, you could be ordering food, booking a summer vacation, handling your finances, or just shopping online for the newest fashions from your mobile device. There is no room for downtime, yet so many enterprises struggle to offer a simple, intuitive, and powerful experience to their employees. Employee engagement is at the core of HR. Highly engaged businesses see a 10% increase in customer rating2, 20% increase in sales2 and 26% higher annual revenue growth3; yet, the US economy suffers a loss of more than $500 billion per year because of employee disengagement 4. Imagine an employee who just found a great deal for a family vacation. However, they have to run a query through HR to check vacation balance before they can book the trip. By the time they’ve received a confirmation, the deal has expired, and you end with a frustrated and distracted employee. Now imagine the same employee merely sending a text message to a digital assistant that instantly confirms their vacation status, and you’ve got yourself a very different situation! HR is a business enabler. Although HR has been traditionally known to process HR transactions, many are now thinking out-of-the-box to deliver solutions that are personal, adaptable, and provide intelligence to employees in new ways. HR has evolved into a powerful business enabler rather than a simple administrative helpdesk. Take a look at this infographic to learn about technologies that can help you attain a more connected engaged and intelligent enterprise.                                                       

Did you know? 93% of the employees are ready to take orders from bots, but only 6% of the HR professionals have any known plans to deploy AI in the workplace1. Instant gratification is the new norm. In a...

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Heading to Modern Business Experience?

  Organizations are stepping away from siloed solutions, towards comprehensive cloud solutions that offer a powerful platform to deliver innovation with emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain and internet of things (IoT). As emerging technologies are taking center stage, delivering a single unified cloud platform has become more critical than ever. HCM, ERP, SCM, and CX solutions need to work together to provide a seamless customer and employee experience. Oracle is combining the power of 3 individual conferences, Modern Supply Chain Experience, Modern Finance Experience, and Oracle HCM World, into a single event Modern Business Experience to connect, learn and define the future of business. Explore how emerging technologies can accelerate new levels of productivity and enable competitive advantages for a connected enterprise. Sample sessions: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 Crossing the Digital Chasm: Chart Your Path with a Modern Cloud Platform [GEN2438] [01:00 PM - 02:30 PM] Five Crucial Ways Digital Assistants Will Transform Enterprise Applications [CON2409] [03:00 PM - 03:50 PM] Wednesday, March 20, 2019 Blockchain, IoT, and AI: Driving Business Value Across the Enterprise [CON1681] [10:30 AM - 12:00 PM] Digitizing Employee Listening at Anthem: Talent Analytics Innovation [CON1192] [10:30 AM - 11:20 AM] Mitsubishi Electric Puts Innovation in Hyper Drive with Oracle Cloud [CON1579] [11:40 AM - 12:30 PM] Journey to a Digital City: The City of Fredericton and Oracle Cloud Platform [CON1496] [04:15 PM - 05:05 PM] Modern Cloud Technology Showcase [THT2564] [04:40 PM - 05:00 PM] Conversational User Experience with Supply Chain Digital Assistants [CON2246] [05:20 PM - 06:10 PM] Thursday, March 21, 2019 How to Integrate Oracle SCM Cloud with Other Applications and Trading Partners[CON2496] [09:00 AM - 09:50 AM] Modern Cloud Technology Showcase [THT2564] [12:50 PM - 01:10 PM] Connect and Extend Oracle Supply Chain and ERP Cloud with Oracle Integration [CON1134] [01:45 PM - 02:35 PM] Browse the complete MBX content catalog here! Join us for these sessions on March 19-21, 2019 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas and experience innovating cloud solutions in action at the Innovation Showcase lounge. See you in Las Vegas!

  Organizations are stepping away from siloed solutions, towards comprehensive cloud solutions that offer a powerful platform to deliver innovation with emerging technologies such as...

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Preparing for Modern Customer Experience?

  Making plans to join your CX tribe in Las Vegas March 19–21 at Modern Customer Experience 2019 to explore the newest innovations and advancements in CX? Surround yourself with experts and aspiring heroes from marketing, service, sales, and commerce who help you push the boundaries of innovation. You’ll learn about the latest innovations and technical advancements, how to master the experience economy, and new ways to differentiate your company with consistent, connected customer experiences by leveraging emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), IoT, and Blockchain. After three days you'll leave equipped and inspired to differentiate your company with consistent, connected customer experiences. Sample sessions: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 Unleash the Power of Your Content with Oracle Content and Experience: Roadmap [SPT2399] [06:15 PM - 07:00 PM] Wednesday, March 20, 2019 Optimize Your Customer Engagement with Oracle Commerce/Oracle Digital Assistant [CLP1815] [03:15 PM - 04:00 PM] The World Is the Web: Keep Sales Teams Connected with Voice, Mobile, and Bots [SPT2232] [02:00 PM - 02:45 PM] Best Practices for Rapidly Connecting Oracle CX into Your Business [BRK1822] [01:00 PM - 01:45 PM] Thursday, March 21, 2019 Bring Intelligent Chatbots and Digital Assistants to Your Business [SPT1812] [02:45 PM - 03:30 PM] Transform Complexity with a Modern Approach to Integration [BST2277] [09:30 AM - 10:15 AM] Deliver Personalized Experiences with Oracle Content and Experience [SPT1895] [01:45 PM - 02:30 PM] Browse the complete MCX content catalog here! Join us for these sessions on March 19-21, 2019 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas and experience innovating cloud solutions in action at the Innovation Showcase lounge. See you in Las Vegas!

  Making plans to join your CX tribe in Las Vegas March 19–21 at Modern Customer Experience 2019 to explore the newest innovations and advancements in CX? Surround yourself with experts and...

What Everybody Ought to Know About Today's Oracle Blockchain Platform Release

Oracle Blockchain Platform announced the availability of its latest release today, the 19.1.3. It is an incredibly proud moment for the entire team. A key piece of today's announcement is the evidence that Oracle's enterprise-grade blockchain platform is already winning the hearts and minds of our enterprise customers in a short time since the launch back in July 2018. This speaks to the value the platform has created for our valued customers.  Here is what everyone ought to know about the latest release and the benefits:   Customers Go Live: Production Use of Oracle Blockchain Platform The announcement showcases several of our enterprise customers that are now deployed in production on the Oracle blockchain platform - Circulor, SERES, and CDEL. Additionally, Arab Jordan Investment Bank, CargoSmart, Certified Origins, HealthSync, ICS Financial Systems, NeuroSoft, Nigeria Customs, OriginTrail, and TradeFin have built or integrated their production-ready blockchain applications on Oracle Blockchain Platform. "Oracle's blockchain solution delivers enterprise performance, security and scalability right out-of-the-box," said Doug Johnson-Poensgen, CEO and founder of Circulor. "We started with the Oracle Blockchain Platform four months ago and were able to go from zero to a production system spanning multiple organizations in a matter of months. Another key advantage is that we were able to integrate Oracle's blockchain platform into a hybrid blockchain network spanning multiple clouds and easily integrate with our existing systems and applications."    New Features in Oracle Blockchain Platform 19.1.3 Key themes for this release are productivity and privacy enhancements for IT/DevOps and smart contract application developers. Oracle has added developer-oriented productivity enhancements, enhanced privacy, confidentiality, and identity management features that are critical to diverse organizations conducting business transactions. New DevOps capabilities make the platform easier to integrate with existing business and IT systems. Additionally, as blockchain becomes an important data store in the enterprise, the platform enables Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse customers to transparently capture blockchain transaction history and current state data for analytics and to integrate it with other data sources. New features include: Enhanced world state database to support standard SQL-based ledger queries reducing the complexity of developing chaincode using readily available programming skills, ensure smart contracts can safely rely on the query results, which are verified at transaction commit, and significantly boost the performance of rich data queries. Rich history database shadows transaction history into a relational database schema in the Autonomous Data Warehouse or other Oracle databases, which transparently enables analytics integration for interactive dashboards and reports. Here is an example of the use of rich history stored on Oracle's Autonomous Datawarehouse and visualized using Oracle Analytics Cloud.   Enhanced REST APIs for event subscription, blockchain administration/configuration, and monitoring of network health, transaction rates, and other statistics, which simplify integration with existing enterprise IT tools. Identity federation further extends authentication capabilities to work with external identity providers to facilitate consortium blockchains with many diverse participants using their existing identity management systems. Third-party certificate support for registering client organizations on the blockchain network to enable them to use existing certificates issued by trusted third parties. Hyperledger Fabric 1.3 support, which adds many new features based on the evolving open source version, including chaincode development in Java, further leveraging existing enterprise skills, and support for private transactions among a subset of members, preserving privacy and business confidentiality. This demonstrates Oracle’s commitment to stay current with the Hyperledger community by leveraging new releases and contributing to the open source community.    Summary: Oracle Expands Its Enterprise Blockchain Platform This new 19.1.3 release of the Oracle Blockchain Platform highlights Oracle's continued strength and customer momentum in enterprise blockchain space. Enterprises around the world have come to trust Oracle Blockchain platform for their demanding production deployments. Oracle continues to invest and develop its Blockchain Platform to provide fully-managed and production-ready enterprise blockchain cloud platform that is based on open source Hyperledger Fabric project. To learn more about Oracle blockchain technology, please visit the Oracle Blockchain website, or if you have any questions drop us a note here. To sign-up for the service visit here and search for Blockchain and add to cart. Key contributions to this blog post from Todd Little, Deepak Goel, Mark Rakhmilevich, Mary Hall, Carlo Innocenti, and the PR team           p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Menlo; color: #000000; background-color: #ffffff} span.s1 {font-variant-ligatures: no-common-ligatures}

Oracle Blockchain Platform announced the availability of its latest release today, the 19.1.3. It is an incredibly proud moment for the entire team. A key piece of today's announcement is the evidence...

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Oracle Cloud on a Roll: From One ‘Next Big Things’ Session to Another.

The Oracle Open World Showcase in London this January We wrapped up an exciting Open World in London last month with a spotlight on all things Oracle Cloud. Hands-on Labs and demos took center stage to showcase the hottest use cases in apps and converged infrastructure (IaaS + PaaS).  From autonomous databases and analytics, platform solutions for SaaS -  like a digital assistant (Chatbot), app and data integration, and API gateways for any SaaS play across verticals, and cloud-native application development on OCI, we ran a series of use cases. Several customers joined us on stage for various keynote streams to share their experience and to demonstrate the richness of Oracle’s offering. Macty’s (an Oracle Global Startup Ecosystem Partner) Move from AWS to the Oracle Cloud Macty is one such customer who transitioned out of AWS to Oracle Cloud to build their fashion e-commerce platform with a focus on AI/ML to power visual search. Navigating AWS was hard for Macty. Expensive support, complex pricing choices, lack of automated backups for select devices, and delays in getting to the support workforce were some of the reasons why Macty embarked on to Oracle’s Cloud Infrastructure. Macty used Oracle’s bare metal GPU to train deep learning models. They used the compartments to isolate and use the correct billing for customers and the DevCS platform (Terraform and Ansible) to update and check the environment from a deployment and configuration perspective. Macty’s CEO @Susana Zoghbi presented the Macty success story with the VP of Oracle Cloud, Ashish Mohindroo. She demonstrated the power of the Macty chatbot (through Facebook Messenger) that was built on Oracle’s platform to enable e-commerce vendors to engage with their customers better.  The other solutions that Macty brings with their AI/API powered platform are: a recommendation engine to complete the look in real time, find similar items, customize the fashion look, and get customer analytics to connect e-commerce with the in-store experience. Any of these features can be used by e-commerce stores to delight their customers and up their game against big retailers.  And now, Oracle Open World is Going to Dubai! Ashish Mohindroo, VP of Oracle Cloud will be keynoting the Next Big Things session again and this time at the Oracle Open World in Dubai next week. He will be accompanied by Asser Smidt, Founder of BotSupply (an Oracle Global Startup Ecosystem Partner). BotSupply assists companies with conversational bots, have an award-winning multi-lingual NLP and are also a leader in conversational design. While Ashish and Asser are going to explore conversational AI and design via bots powered by Oracle cloud, Ashish is also going to elaborate on how Oracle Blockchain and Oracle IoT are becoming building blocks for extending modern applications in his ‘Bringing Enterprises to Blockchain’ session. He will be accompanied by Ghassan Sarsak from ICS Financial Services, and Thrasos Thrasyvoulu from the Oracle Cloud Platform App Dev team. Last, but never the least, Ashish will explain how companies can build compelling user interfaces with augmented reality (AR/VR) and show how content is at the core of this capability. Oracle content cloud makes it easy for customers to build these compelling experiences on any channel: mobile, web, and any other device. So if you're in Dubai next week, swing by the OOW floor.  

The Oracle Open World Showcase in London this January We wrapped up an exciting Open World in London last month with a spotlight on all things Oracle Cloud. Hands-on Labs and demos took center stage to...

Events

Dubai Poised For Accelerated Transformation:Join us for Oracle Cloud Platform Strategy & Building Next Gen Apps Sessions at OOW Dubai

Dubai is in news again for plans to add another supertall building Burj Jumeria to its skyline. Like Burj Khalifa, Burj Jumeria will also be covered in a digital display capable of lighting up the tower. As Dubai is working on its vision to transform itself into world’s largest hub for innovation, R&D and even to conceive and execute on these megalithic projects Dubai has been placing its bets on technology. To be competitive and innovative it is relying on digital transformation and emerging technologies such as Blockchain, AI, IoT to boost its economy sustainably and help it become the city of the future. There is no doubt that such mega transformations need partners who not only offer solutions to help drive intended transformation journey but also continuously invest in new thinking,  new technologies, ecosystems, and communities around to bring the vision of future to fruition. Cities of Future Need Digitally Savvy Businesses and Talent Digital Transformation continues to be the theme that preoccupies the minds of C-suite executives irrespective of the industry, size or geographical location even for that matter city, state and federal governments. As per recent Gartner survey “67% of business leaders say their company will no longer be competitive if it can’t be significantly more digital by 2020.”   To brace the change that digital disruption brings to organizations they should be investing not only in new technologies, and infrastructure but also strive for organizations that can embrace change with the focus of its leaders to make continual investments in the talent pool and their skill set. Oracle Cloud – Your Journey to Enterprise Transformation Simplified Oracle with more than 40 years of history as technology innovator offers a wide range of technology solutions. Oracle Cloud Platform offers an extensive end to end portfolio of services and tools that businesses need to drive enterprise-wide transformation. We have a portfolio of products & services that are intended for developers, data scientists, business users, and IT Management with the end goal to help bring efficiency, ease of use and cost savings to the organizations. With Oracle Cloud, you can •    Develop and deploy applications in the cloud •    Integrate and extend your applications •    Leverage multi-channel to publish to better engage your stakeholders •    Drive insights and predictions •    Efficiently secure and manage your IT Mark your calendar: Dubai Oracle OpenWorld is coming to your shores. Hey Dubai!! Oracle OpenWorld is coming to your shores on Feb 11-12th. We have esteemed list of speakers, industry and business thought leaders and your peers coming to the event. So don’t forget to register. Also, mark your calendar to attend following two sessions by Amit Zavery, EVP Oracle Cloud Development. •    Oracle Cloud Platform: Strategy and Roadmap for a Modern and Intelligent Enterprise on Monday, February 11, 12:40 PM - 02:00 PM | Arena 2 (Level 1) - Dubai World Trade Centre to learn how Oracle Cloud Platform can help you transform your business into an intelligent and modern enterprise. •    Building Next-Gen Cloud Apps with Chatbots, Embedded Intelligence, and Blockchain on Monday, February 11, 09:30 AM - 10:45 AM | Arena 2 (Level 1)  Dubai World Trade Centre.  You will learn how you can leverage Oracle Cloud Platform to build next gen of cloud-native apps leveraging technologies such as digital assistants, AI and ML, and blockchain.   Follow us on Twitter @OraclePaaS Follow me @sraina03, Linkedin          

Dubai is in news again for plans to add another supertall building Burj Jumeria to its skyline. Like Burj Khalifa, Burj Jumeria will also be covered in a digital display capable of lighting up the...

Meet us at OracleOpen World London for Oracle Cloud Platform: Strategy and Roadmap Session

The New Year is here if you’re like me, you may have made a few resolutions of your own to transform yourself into a better you. From my experience, it is hard to keep up with new year resolutions as one get inundated by old habits, misplaced priorities, constant new & unexpected challenges that life throws at you. Like most of us, businesses are no exception. They too are marred by similar types of challenges such as old business models, difficulty to change organizational culture, conflicting business priorities, and rapidly evolving technology changes while trying to figure out ways to balance innovation while optimizing profits. Businesses Need Robust Platform, Strategy & Roadmap Digital Transformation continues to be the theme that preoccupies the minds of C-suite executives irrespective of the industry, size or geographical location of their company. As per a recent Gartner survey “67% of business leaders say their company will no longer be competitive if it can’t be significantly more digital by 2020.”   To transform, and to keep up, with this continuous change businesses need a robust cloud strategy and a roadmap to help them drive the transformation they need to survive & thrive in this digital age. In addition to a robust strategy and roadmap, they also need a partner who has deep expertise and can help make their transformation journey seamless without disruption. Oracle Cloud Platform – The Gateway to Enterprise Transformation Oracle Cloud Platform offers an extensive end to end portfolio of services and tools that you need to drive your enterprise wide transformation. With Oracle you can Develop and deploy applications in the cloud Integrate and extend your applications Leverage multi-channel to publish to better engage your stakeholders Drive insights and predictions Efficiently secure and manage your IT Meet us at OracleOpen World London Is learning about Cloud technology on your list of new year’s resolutions? If yes, we have something for you. If you are in London this week, mark your calendar to meet us at OracleOpen World Jan 16th -17th. You will have an opportunity to learn from the very best in the industry and hundreds of sessions to choose from. We have an extensive line of speakers lined up just for you. The best part? Registration is complimentary. To take a deep dive into Oracle Cloud Platform offerings, I highly recommend attending Oracle Cloud Platform: Strategy and Roadmap for a Modern and Intelligent Enterprise session. Join Amit Zavery, EVP Oracle Cloud Development  and Oracle customer Conny Björling, Head of Enterprise Architecture at Skanska Group on at 1:30 PM GMT Wednesday Jan 16th, Arena 2 (Level 3) ExCeL London to learn how Oracle Cloud Platform can help you transform your business into an intelligent and modern enterprise. In this session learn about the strategy and vision for Oracle’s comprehensive platform solutions. See demonstrations of some of the new capabilities built into Oracle Cloud Platform that includes Digital Assistant and Data Science Cloud Service. You will also get to hear about latest advancements made in Oracle’s application development, integration, systems management, and security solutions that leverage artificial intelligence (AI) to drive cost savings and operational efficiency. Truly helping you to transform your business into a modern and intelligent enterprise. Follow us on Twitter @OraclePaaS Follow me Twitter @sraina03, Linkedin

The New Year is here if you’re like me, you may have made a few resolutions of your own to transform yourself into a better you. From my experience, it is hard to keep up with new year resolutions as...

Integration

How to set up SSO Integration with ServiceNow using Oracle Identity Cloud

Integrating identity-based authorization and authentication with third-party applications can often turn out to be a mammoth task for organizations. In order to make such integration easy, Oracle has a four-part series to help you integrate popular applications such as ServiceNow, Slack, Confluence and JIRA using Oracle Identity Cloud. Modern cloud applications require modern identity and access management (IAM) architectures. Oracle Identity Cloud is built on an API-first architecture that leverages the power of open standards such as SCIM, OAuth 2.0, SAML 2.0 and OpenID Connect to deliver highly flexible and portable integrations.  The below tutorial walks you through the detailed end-to-end process starting with obtaining the Signing Certificate from Identity Provider Metadata. Learn to configure SSO for ServiceNow by adding and activating plug-ins, configuring App Catalog and validating the SSO to finalize the identity integration. Watch this video from the Oracle Learning Library YouTube channel for a detailed walk-through of creating SSO identity integration on ServiceNow with Oracle Identity Cloud. To learn more about our comprehensive security and identity platform, visit cloud.oracle.com/identity. For a free trial, visit cloud.oracle.com/tryit.

Integrating identity-based authorization and authentication with third-party applications can often turn out to be a mammoth task for organizations. In order to make such integration easy, Oracle has...

Big Data

Data Warehousing Tutorial: A Hands-On Workshop

Do you want to learn more about data warehousing in the cloud? The Oracle Developers team has created a Cloud Data Warehousing workshop to help you get a hands-on experience with Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud (ADWC). This workshop consists of various labs to get you started with building applications on vast data sets, without the need to design and tune data structures. Once your free Oracle Cloud Trial Account is setup, you can start with the first lab to create a new Oracle ADWC instance and connect into the database image using SQL Developer. This workshop will allow you to learn key concepts and functionalities at your own pace. You will be able to execute queries on ADWC to process billions of rows of data in seconds, without the need to tune data structures. You will also learn to create and run machine learning models to discover patterns and identify crucial data points to create interesting data visualizations. Watch these hands-on lab videos created by the Oracle Developers (YouTube channel) and visit the workshop page to get started with Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud and begin your data warehousing journey. To learn more about Oracle's comprehensive cloud platform, visit cloud.oracle.com/paas. To get a free trial of Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud, visit go.oracle.com/Autonomous-DW.

Do you want to learn more about data warehousing in the cloud? The Oracle Developers team has created a Cloud Data Warehousing workshop to help you get a hands-on experience with Oracle Autonomous...

What CEOs Really Want from Blockchain

A popular technology and business publication, eWeek, ran an article recently. The article talked about what CEOs and enterprise leaders really want from emerging technologies such as Blockchain and AI. I was naturally curious as these are areas my team is deeply involved in. It has a fitting quote from our CEO, Mark Hurd, who recently gave a keynote address at BlockLand (Blockchain) event in Cleveland. “This nonsense about: ‘These are separate solutions, and you’re going to extract data from an application, send it to some other solution that’s called blockchain or some other solution that’s called AI’—that’s not how the market’s going to end,”  - Mark Hurd, CEO, Oracle.                   The article and Mark's quote summarized well what we are seeing in the field among our Cloud customers for these emerging technologies. The enterprise CEOs want to "invest" in technology that not only allows them to reduce cost but also to drive newer revenue streams and profitability. And a key to driving new revenue streams and profitability with Blockchain and AI is to make these technologies transparently available through new and existing enterprise applications. Enterprises want to focus on their business, and less on managing and maintaining the ever changing technology stack.   Oracle's strategy is aligned with this approach. We enable enterprises to easily consume and manage Blockchain through a fully-managed Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service that offers complete flexibility to develop Blockchain networks and solutions. The blockchain platform comes pre-integrated with Identity management, other Oracle PaaS tooling, and provides plug-and-play integrations with backend ERP, Supply Chain, Human Capital applications.  To learn more about Oracle's Blockchain Products and Strategy, please visit here.  To read the eWeek article, please visit here.                    

A popular technology and business publication, eWeek, ran an article recently. The article talked about what CEOs and enterprise leaders really want from emerging technologies such as Blockchain and...

Customer Stories

Fatima Group transforms Sales Operations with Oracle Integration Cloud

Fatima Group is one of the most progressive business conglomerates in Pakistan. They  have been a significant player in the growth of their country's crucial sectors such as fertilizer, textile, sugar, trading, mining and energy. Fatima Group operates through a vast network of over 3,000 dealers as well as a huge base of farmers as their end customers. Fatima needed to transform their operations in order to improve their sales processes and handle the growing demands of their network. Fatima Group choose Oracle Integration Cloud to create a seamless integration connecting their 3rd-party GIS application, Oracle Sales Cloud, Oracle Service Cloud and various other systems spread across multiple remote locations. With Oracle Integration Cloud, Fatima Group has been able to reduce their lengthy 4- to 5-day sales cycle through tighter integration of their cloud and on-premises applications. Watch this video to hear Naufil Mahmud, CIO at Fatima Group, talk about their journey towards achieving operational excellence with a goal to double their dealer network. To learn how Oracle Cloud Platform can help your organization streamline application and data integration, visit oracle.com/paas.

Fatima Group is one of the most progressive business conglomerates in Pakistan. They  have been a significant player in the growth of their country's crucial sectors such as fertilizer, textile,...

Events

New Podcast Series Covering Technology Innovation in the Cloud

Authored by: Kellsey Ruppel, Principal Product Marketing Director, Oracle Throughout the world and across every industry, cutting-edge technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning are disrupting the business landscape. Organizations are gearing up to prepare for the future today. But how do you continuously innovate, continuously adapt, continuously secure and continuously stay ahead of the curve? Tune in to our Tomorrow’s Enterprise, Today podcast series, where we’ll dig deeper into how some organizations are taking this challenge head-on to drive rapid and continuous innovation to better serve their customers, employees and partners and the different strategies and paths of technology adoption experts are seeing today. Interested in learning more? You can see our upcoming schedule on our podcast page or below: Podcast Title Speakers Availability Creating Tomorrow’s Enterprise, Today Juergen Lindner, SVP, Oracle Cloud Applications Product Marketing, Oracle Ashish Mohindroo, VP Oracle Cloud Platform, Cloud Business Unit Listen Now Three Advances in Finance That You Can’t Ignore Anymore Siddhartha Agarwal, Group Vice President, Product Management and Strategy, Oracle Cloud Platform Steve Cox, Group Vice President, Oracle ERP EPM Product Marketing Listen Now Let Employee Engagement be Your Digital Innovation Lab Emily He, SVP Product Marketing HCM, Oracle Jon Huang, Senior Director, Oracle Cloud Platform Product Management, Oracle Listen Now Internet, Smartphones and Now Chatbots – The Changing F(P)ace of Digital Evolution   Coming Soon When AI Disrupted Customer Experience, Where Were You?   Coming Soon                                           We hope you’ll follow along as we help you with your journey on the path to digital transformation! Oracle Cloud Café Podcast Channel Be sure to tune in to the Oracle Cloud Café, where you can listen to conversations with Oracle Cloud customers, partners, thought leaders and experts to get the latest information about cloud transformation and what the cloud means for your business. New podcasts will be added soon!

Authored by: Kellsey Ruppel, Principal Product Marketing Director, Oracle Throughout the world and across every industry, cutting-edge technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning are...

Integration

Opportunity to Order Workflow: Integrating Salesforce with NetSuite - Part 2

In our previous post, we demonstrated how Oracle Integration Cloud can automate your 'Opportunity to Order' workflow to help you achieve synchronization between your Salesforce and NetSuite applications. In this post, I will show you how easy it is to set up this integration flow between Salesforce and NetSuite. The setup begins with the creation of individual connections for Salesforce and NetSuite using Oracle Integration Cloud's designer console. First add the authentication credentials to access your application environments. Once the connections are saved and tested, we proceed to the next steps of creating an integration process flow through drag and drop, configuring the adapters, and defining the mapping. Finally a single click activates your integration to achieve bi-directional synchronization between Salesforce and NetSuite. Watch this video created by the Oracle Learning Library Team (YouTube channel) for a complete demo of the steps involved in using Integration Cloud Service to setup and configure your 'Opportunity to Order' workflow between Salesforce and NetSuite. To learn more about Oracle Integration Cloud, check out this enterprise integration success story and visit cloud.oracle.com/OIC. For a free trial of Oracle Integration Cloud, visit cloud.oracle.com/tryit.

In our previous post, we demonstrated how Oracle Integration Cloud can automate your 'Opportunity to Order' workflow to help you achieve synchronization between your Salesforce and NetSuite...

Integration

Opportunity to Order Workflow: Integrating Salesforce with NetSuite

Integrating your front-end CRM with your back-end ERP application can often be a time-consuming and tedious task. Today, I will demonstrate how your 'Opportunity to Order' workflow can be easily automated with bi-directional integration. Let's begin with an opportunity created by your sales rep in Salesforce. Once the opportunity has progressed to a closed and won stage, Oracle Integration Cloud automatically invokes an integration request along with the opportunity metadata to trigger a new order fulfillment request in NetSuite. The new Sales Order ID created in NetSuite is automatically synced back to the original Salesforce opportunity along with the order fulfillment details, thereby completing the 'Opportunity to Order' workflow. Watch this video created by the Oracle Learning Library Team (YouTube channel) to learn how Oracle Integration Cloud can help you automate your sales processes to achieve bi-directional synchronization in record time. And stay tuned for my next post for a detailed step-by-step walk through of the whole integration process. To learn more about Oracle Integration Cloud, check out this application integration success story and visit cloud.oracle.com/OIC. For a free trial of Oracle Integration Cloud, visit cloud.oracle.com/tryit.

Integrating your front-end CRM with your back-end ERP application can often be a time-consuming and tedious task. Today, I will demonstrate how your 'Opportunity to Order' workflow can be easily...

AppDev

Virtual Artifacts leverages Blockchain and Chatbot for launching an AI-Powered Social Hub

Virtual Artifacts creates technologies that transform how individuals, brands and organizations interact online. They recently launched Hibe, their AI-powered hub for social networks, leveraging Oracle Cloud. Hibe helps different mobile applications to seamlessly communicate with each other without fear of data or privacy spillage. In building out Hibe, Virtual Artifacts identified Oracle to be the only cloud vendor that could satisfy all of their requirements spanning security, agility and scalability. They chose Oracle Autonomous Database, the industry’s first self-driving, self-securing, and self-repairing database, to eliminate the complexities of database configuration, tuning, and administration and instead focus their time and effort on innovation. They also chose Oracle Mobile Cloud’s AI-driven intelligent chatbot for Hibe to better support their audiences and enhance the mobile experience. Additionally, they are using Oracle’s Blockchain Platform to easily track and moderate usage, distribution, and copyright attribution. Read this Oracle Press Release to learn more about their success story. To learn how Oracle Cloud Platform can help your organization, visit oracle.com/paas.

Virtual Artifacts creates technologies that transform how individuals, brands and organizations interact online. They recently launched Hibe, their AI-powered hub for social networks, leveraging...

Big Data

Turn Big Data into Stunning Data Visualizations

In our previous data analysis post, we demonstrated how Oracle Analytics Cloud makes it easy for you to leverage machine learning for rapid data analysis. In this post, we will help you get started with data visualization to create projects and analyze data visually to gain rapid insights into your business data. For our data visualization tutorial, we will be using Oracle Data Visualization Cloud which is now offered as a part of the Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC). To begin you need to create a new project and load data for your analysis. OAC provides you with a rich set of functionalities to sort your data, create marquee selection, swap data elements and add new elements for analysis. Next, you can choose from a range of visualization styles and change your visualization type based on your preference to bring out data insights clearly. Watch this video created by the Oracle Learning Library Team (YouTube channel) which walks you through the entire step-by-step process of loading, analyzing and creating intuitive visualizations in no time. To learn more about Oracle Analytics Cloud, check out this enterprise analytics success story and visit cloud.oracle.com/oac. For a free trial of Oracle Analytics Cloud, visit cloud.oracle.com/tryit.

In our previous data analysis post, we demonstrated how Oracle Analytics Cloud makes it easy for you to leverage machine learning for rapid data analysis. In this post, we will help you get started...

Customer Stories

Mitsubishi Electric Improves Industrial Automation with a 55% Reduction in Manual Processes

Mitsubishi Electric is one of the world's leading manufacturer of electrical and electronic products. Their solutions are used globally by organizations in a broad range of fields and applications. Mitsubishi Electric undertakes sophisticated industrial automation processes through a just-in-time manufacturing approach. They were looking for a robust cloud platform to reduce their downtime, eliminate manual processes and save on expensive floor space. Mitsubishi Electric chose to innovate with Oracle Cloud Platform by leveraging Artificial Intelligence, IoT and Process Automation to revamp their manufacturing processes. They are now able to predict production turnaround time with confidence while improving their customer engagement along the way. Watch this video to hear Timothy Lomax, Strategic Alliance Manager at Mitsubishi Electric Automation, speak about his experience with Oracle Cloud resulting in a 60% boost to their up-time and a 55% reduction in manual processes. To learn how Oracle Cloud Platform can help your organization with Artificial Intelligence, IoT, Process Automation and other needs, visit oracle.com/paas.

Mitsubishi Electric is one of the world's leading manufacturer of electrical and electronic products. Their solutions are used globally by organizations in a broad range of fields and applications. Mits...

Events

Key Announcements at OpenWorld 2018 include Blockchain, Digital Assistants and more

Oracle continues to make significant advancements across it's cloud, embedding innovative technologies into Oracle Cloud Platform and other solutions. At Oracle OpenWorld this week, announcements and sessions covered many innovative technologies that are becoming pervasive throughout Oracle's Cloud offerings include Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Blockchain, IoT, and Human Interfaces. Some of the key announcements at OpenWorld this week included: Digital Assistant for Personalized Interactions: The next evolution of Oracle’s chatbot functionality, Oracle Digital Assistant enables companies to build personalized digital assistants to help employees work smarter and more productively. Leveraging AI, Oracle Digital Assistant understands context, derives intent, and identifies and learns user behaviors and patterns to automate routine tasks proactively. Learn more here. Blockchain for Supply Chain Applications: Recently launched, Oracle Blockchain has already seen global adoption spanning multiple industries. Now, Oracle is expanding its blockchain service offering to include new business applications built on its own blockchain development platform to support specific use cases, such as track and trace for supply chain and logistics. Learn more here. Enhanced End-to-End Security: Oracle is providing new enhanced security that uses machine learning and intelligent automation to better secure customer data in the Oracle Cloud. The new security services include a Web Application Firewall (WAF), Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS), an integrated Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB), and a Key Management Service (KMS). Learn more here. Intelligent Apps with Built-in AI: To help enable faster and easier adoption, Oracle cloud applications weave AI features seamlessly into the existing tasks and processes to reduce the learning curve for end users. New interaction models, such as voice recognition and chatbots, are built into applications to create a more intuitive and personalized user experience. Learn more here. If you didn't make it to Oracle OpenWorld this week, be sure to watch the Featured OpenWorld 2018 Videos On Demand to see OpenWorld Keynotes and General Sessions.  

Oracle continues to make significant advancements across it's cloud, embedding innovative technologies into Oracle Cloud Platform and other solutions. At Oracle OpenWorld this week, announcements and...

Events

Five Must-Attend Sessions on Identity & Security at Oracle OpenWorld 2018

This year Oracle OpenWorld 2018 kicks off on Monday, October 22, bringing you sessions on the latest innovations, business strategies, architecture, technical directions, and success stories from the makers, entrepreneurs, innovators, and shapers of the future. To help you get the most out of your time at OOW 2018, here is my personal guide to the top five sessions that you should plan to attend while exploring Identity & Security on Oracle Cloud. For a look at the full agenda for Identity & Security sessions, demos, events, and exhibits at OOW 2018, check out this session catalog. 1. A CISO's Path to Success in the Age of Cybersecurity [CAS4831] Many organizations struggle to mature their security and risk management capabilities as they leverage more and more cloud services. This session addresses real-world customer use cases, best practices, and technology usage for how CISOs are building and maturing their information security programs to address the proliferation of sensitive data in hybrid environments, regulatory compliance mandates, and the ever-changing threat landscape. Learn what technologies are a must in the minds of the security executive, the challenges and pitfalls encountered, and the incremental successes achieved. Speakers: Fabio Gianotti, Chief Security Officer, UBI BANCA, Paulo Moniz, EDP, Alice Wang, Senior Director - Customer Adoption and Enablement, Oracle Cloud Security and Identity, Oracle, James Edgar, Fleetcor, Chet Sharrar, Chief Information Security Officer, Marlette Funding, LLC Tuesday, Oct 23, 3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Moscone South - Room 206 2. Architecting Decentralized Identity Networks Using Blockchain on Oracle Cloud [CAS4562] In this session learn how organizations worldwide are building decentralized identity networks to enable secure identity and attribute sharing using Blockchain technology. Such decentralized networks help strengthen user privacy and reduce the risks of identity fraud by placing controls in the hands of the user. For application providers, they provide a way to accelerate user adoption by integrating with identities validated by trusted identity providers. This session explores an architectural foundation of such decentralized networks using Oracle Cloud and Blockchain technology. Speakers: Prateek Mishra, Architect, Oracle, Subbu Iyer, Sr Director, Product Management Identity Cloud Services, Oracle Wednesday, Oct 24, 4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. | Moscone West - Room 3024 3. Oracle's Trust Fabric: The Foundation for Identity-Centric Cybersecurity [PRO4547] Today's enterprise has to deal with modern threats and new attack vectors while driving IT modernization, cloud adoption, and digital transformation. Built on the industry's first trust fabric for identity and security, Oracle introduces the principles of machine learning, artificial intelligence, and autonomous cyber resilience to help enterprises adapt and rapidly respond to the emerging threat landscape. This session provides an executive overview of Oracle's vision and capabilities for modern identity-centric cybersecurity. Speakers: Rohit Gupta, Oracle, Eric Olden, Oracle Monday, Oct 22, 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. | Marriott Marquis (Golden Gate Level) - Golden Gate C3 4. Securing Cloud-Native Applications [DEV6271] Securing applications in the cloud poses a new set of security challenges. Using traditional on-premises application security and depending on IT to secure applications do not work, given the dynamic and continuously evolving security threats. This session presents an overview of a new feature that is a part of Oracle CASB (cloud access security broker) Cloud Service, which provides granular application-level security for Java applications. Without any code or application changes, Java applications running in Oracle Java Cloud (or any Java container) are monitored for several common attack scenarios, including SQL injection, malicious website/database access, anomalous patterns, and alerting the developer and DevOps teams. Speaker: Gaurav Bhatia, Senior Director of Development, Oracle Thursday, Oct 25, 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. | Moscone West - Room 2006 5. Two-Day Challenge: Achieve Full Enterprise Cloud Security with Oracle CASB Cloud Service [PRO4637] In this session learn how you can achieve full cloud security in just two days. Discover how Oracle CASB Cloud Service provides all the framework and the tools required. Speakers: Karl Miller, Senior Principal Product Manager, Oracle, Pedro Rodrigues, SOC Manager, EDP - Energias de Portugal SA Wednesday, Oct 24, 3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Moscone West - Room 3024 If you haven't yet registered for Oracle OpenWorld 2018, now is the time to do so. Sign up today!

This year Oracle OpenWorld 2018 kicks off on Monday, October 22, bringing you sessions on the latest innovations, business strategies, architecture, technical directions, and success stories from the...

Blockchain

Blockchain Attendee Contest at OOW18

Oracle and our SI partners: Infosys, TCS, KPMG, PWC, and Cognizant are sponsoring an event during #OOW18 to promote attendance at blockchain-themed sessions and demos.  Using dApp built on Oracle Blockchain PaaS (an enterprise-grade implementation of Hyperledger Fabric open source), we will allow participants to track their attendance at blockchain-themed events and earn points simply by scanning QR codes. Monday through Wednesday during the last hour of the Moscone Exhibit Hall, Oracle and each of the listed partners at their booths will select 5 top points earners from the leader board and award prizes. In keeping with the decentralized nature of the blockchain, each sponsor has a peer node to track and register the attendees, and each sponsor will access the shared leaderboard at their booth to award prizes. To register and earn points, you can scan QR codes presented during the session presentations or during demos at the events listed in Focus on Blockchain Cloud Service or additional partner events listed in the contest rules under Appendix B.  First time registrants will be sent verification email and need to click on the verification link provided before points can be awarded. For leader board checks and prize drawings for top points earners visit any of the booth listed at 4:30pm on Monday and Tuesday and 3pm on Wednesday: Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service at Booth 133/demopod APD-A09 Infosys booth #2701 & #2601 TCS booth #1605 PWC booth  #2500 Cognizant Tap House @ Moscone West

Oracle and our SI partners: Infosys, TCS, KPMG, PWC, and Cognizant are sponsoring an event during #OOW18 to promote attendance at blockchain-themed sessions and demos.  Using dApp built on Oracle...

Big Data

Top Picks for Analytics and Big Data Sessions at Oracle OpenWorld 2018

Oracle OpenWorld is one of the biggest business technology conferences in the industry and this includes lots of coverage of Enterprise Analytics and Big Data. Immerse yourself in a wide variety of sessions ranging from Product Roadmaps and Tips and Tricks to Product Training and Customer Case Studies. For a look at the full agenda for Big Data Analytics sessions, demos, labs and exhibits at OOW 2018, check out the Big Data Session Catalog. Here is my personal guide to the top five sessions that you should plan to attend for exploring Analytics and Big Data on Oracle Cloud. 1. How Oracle Analytics Is Improving Your World [GEN4581] Consumers of analytics are in for big changes because Oracle is at the early stages of the next big wave of innovation: automated analytics. What once required hand-crafted efforts and specialized skills (limiting who used the information) is now significantly augmented with recommendations, predictions, natural language, and new insights—all to leapfrog the status quo. The result: greater productivity, smarter decisions, and faster time to action for business, as well as lower cost, nimbler innovation, and reduced support from IT. In this session learn about innovations brought about by Oracle Analytics, what customers are doing now, and what changes you should expect in the future. Speakers: Rich Clayton, Vice President, Business Analytics Product Strategy, Oracle Monday, Oct 22, 03:45 PM - 04:30 PM | Moscone West - Room 2002   2. How to Become a Big Data Hero: Success Stories [CAS4287] Integrating, managing, and analyzing your big data is essential for everything from gathering impactful insights to deploying machine learning models. In this session hear from some of Oracle’s most successful big data customers. Learn their tips for gaining the results you want and the pitfalls you should avoid, and get key takeaways to bring back to your organization. Speakers: Ongun Demirler, Yapi Kredi Bank, Aali Masood, Senior Director, Big Data Go-To-Market, Oracle, Giulio Borsari, Dept of Justice (Italy), Uygar ER, Big Data Engineer, Yapı Kredi Teknoloji, Maria Lima, UHG Monday, Oct 22, 4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. | Moscone West - Room 3010   3. Deep Dive: Oracle Big Data/Oracle Big Data Cloud: Run Your Big Data from Anywhere [TRN6460] In this four-hour training session learn about Oracle Big Data and Oracle Big Data Cloud. See how with Oracle SQL Developer/Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler you can connect to Hive; use the SQL Worksheet feature to query, create, and alter Hive tables; and automatically generate Oracle Big Data SQL–enabled external tables to access data sources. Learn how Oracle Big Data Cloud used with Apache Spark/Apache Hadoop utilizes Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to deliver a secure, elastic, and integrated platform with Oracle Event Hub Cloud Service (streaming data), Oracle Database (relational data), Oracle Storage Cloud Service (unstructured data), and Oracle NoSQL Database (semistructured) to run a diverse set of big data workloads. See also how to migrate big data workloads into Oracle Big Data Cloud. Speaker: Susan Jang, Senior Technical Team Lead, Oracle Tuesday, Oct 23, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Marriott Marquis (Atrium Level) - Foothill G   4. Streaming Data and Big Data Together to Discover, Predict, and Prescribe [BUS4259] As many as 50 billion devices will be connected by 2020, and businesses are looking to gain value out of better predictive models. In this session learn how data science helps you take action on these devices supported by IoT, big data, and analytics platforms. Speakers: Peter Jeffcock, Big Data and Data Science, Cloud Business Group, Oracle, Sanjay Goil, Vice President, Product Management, Oracle Tuesday, Oct 23, 12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. | Moscone West - Room 2012   5. Blazing Fast Interactive Analytics on Cloud Data Lakes [HOL6317] Enterprises are moving various types of data into data lakes, increasing data complexity exponentially. In this session learn how to enable users to experience instant query response across the vast and varied data in their data lake. Applications such as Oracle Analytics Cloud; Oracle Business Intelligence Suite, Enterprise Edition; Tableau; and custom executive dashboards all connect to Sparkline and consume data in seconds. See how to leverage Spark and create Sparkline and in-memory modern OLAP cubes/indexes for data analytics at scale. Speakers: Praveen Deshpande, Director, Product Management, Oracle, Srikanth Desikan, Senior Director Big Data Products, Oracle, Sridhara Sabbella, Oracle Wednesday, Oct 24, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. | Marriott Marquis (Yerba Buena Level) - Salon 5/6   If you haven't yet registered for Oracle OpenWorld 2018, now is the time to do so. Sign up today!

Oracle OpenWorld is one of the biggest business technology conferences in the industry and this includes lots of coverage of Enterprise Analytics and Big Data. Immerse yourself in a wide variety of...

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Immerse yourself at OOW18: Get ready for AI-powered economy

  Fraud detection, personalized customer experience, intelligent payments, and supplier recommendations are few of the use cases that Artificial Intelligence (AI) has to offer. Today, AI is no longer a buzzword but a reality. This technology is viewed as a transformational technology that is going to have wide implications on the multitude of industries while changing the dynamics between man and the machine.   AI truly is augmenting human intelligence and opening new avenues for human exploration. As per Gartner by 2020, 85% of CIOs will be piloting AI programs through a combination of buy, build and outsource efforts while 20% of citizens in developed nations will use AI assistants to help them with everyday operational tasks. Oracle AI – Ready to Build, Ready to Use At Oracle, we have long been investing in transformative technologies to help fuel new growth, productivity, and efficiency for our customers. With our continued investments in transformative technologies such as AI, our customers are able to explore new revenue opportunities, innovations while lowering their cost of operations. We offer a comprehensive set of AI based, enterprise-ready solutions that are enterprise-grade, open and integrated, with broad and rich data management platforms. The goal of Oracle AI strategy is to serve the needs of wide range of audiences from developer to data scientist, from IT management to lines of business. Oracle offers Oracle AI Cloud, Adaptive Intelligent Apps (CX, HCM, MFG, and ERP) and ecosystem of value-added and trained partners and educational resources to help you get started with your organization’s AI journey. With pride, we can say we have you all covered. Come and Join us at Oracle OpenWorld 2018 Oracle OpenWorld is around the corner and we are preparing to welcome over 50,000 customers, employees and Oracle partners in San Francisco, CA the week of Oct. 22-25 at Moscone Center.  It is a perfect opportunity to learn about the latest technologies especially transformational technology like AI. This conference offers the host of opportunities for attendees not only to attend technology-related sessions but it also is a perfect opportunity to get first-hand experience with hands-on labs, demos and perhaps most importantly the opportunity for you to have interesting and engaging conversations with your peers, industry experts,  and thought leaders. With +55 AI sessions on the schedule don’t forget to sign up. Click here, to browse through the entire list of all AI-related sessions at OOW18. To name a few here are few interesting AI sessions to watch out for: Beyond the screen: from ChatBots to Your Own Digital Assistant [PRM4587] - In this session see how Oracle Digital Assistant Cloud can transform enterprises with next-generation conversational AI technologies. Moscone West, Room 3020 at 3:45pm on Monday, October 22nd. A Deep Dive into Oracle's Artificial Intelligence Platform [TRN4631] - This session takes a deep dive into how the Oracle’s data science platform helps enterprise data scientists collaborate on building, training, and deploying models on Oracle Cloud. See the platform's ease of use, project-based workflows, and other features that help data scientists be more productive in helping application developers and business analysts consume more artificial intelligence and machine learning. Tuesday, Oct 23, 3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Moscone West - Room 3024 Startups Using AI to Disrupt Every Industry [THT6727] - In this session hear how startups from the Oracle Global Startup ecosystem are leveraging AI to drive new and innovative ways to solve problems in some of the biggest, most impactful industries across the globe. Tuesday, Oct 23, 11:15 a.m. - 11:35 a.m. | The Exchange @ Moscone South - Theater 3 Enterprise AI 101: A Practical Introduction [CAS2955] - In this session get introduced to artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), and see how you can adopt them. This session will provide a practical introduction to these transformational technologies for a business audience. See the challenges and requirements of an AI platform, real-world adoption patterns among enterprise customers, and how you can easily adopt these technologies. Tuesday, Oct 23, 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Moscone West - Room 3000 The Next Big Things for Oracle's Autonomous Cloud Platform [PKN5770] - Attend this session to learn about cutting-edge solutions that Oracle is developing such as speech-based analytics, trust fabric, automated application development (leveraging AR and VR), and digital assistants. These transformational solutions will enhance productivity, lower costs, and accelerate innovation across the entire enterprise. Wednesday, Oct 24, 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. |The Exchange @ Moscone South – The Arena To learn more about Oracle AI strategy, click here. To register for OOW18, click here    

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Oracle Cloud Platform Strategy and Roadmap - A Must Attend Keynote @ Oracle OpenWorld 2018

Excitement is in the air as Oracle OpenWorld 2018 dawns on us next week. As we gear for this giant tech fiesta, the city of San Francisco will be buzzing with thousands of Oracle customers, employees, and partners. With hundreds of technical sessions to choose from, this conference offers a host of opportunities for attendees not only to attend latest technology-related sessions but also get the first-hand experience with hands-on labs, demos and most importantly the opportunity to engage and learn from our peers, industry experts, and thought leaders. As you are preparing for your attendance at the conference, I would strongly recommend attending Oracle Cloud Platform Strategy and Roadmap [PKN5769] keynote. In this session, you will get to hear from Amit Zavery EVP Oracle Cloud Platform & Middleware about the strategy and vision for Oracle’s comprehensive and intelligent platform solutions. You will get to see demonstrations of some of the new capabilities built into Oracle Cloud Platform that includes Digital Assistant and Data Science Platform. You will also get to hear about latest advancements made in Oracle’s application development, integration, systems management, and security solutions that leverage artificial intelligence (AI) to drive cost savings and operational efficiency for hybrid and multi-cloud ecosystems. Get registered and mark your calendar for Monday, Oct 22, between 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) Theater to attend this important keynote to learn how these innovative cloud technologies are going to transform your business and help you achieve AI driven digital transformation goals. Hope to see you there.

Excitement is in the air as Oracle OpenWorld 2018 dawns on us next week. As we gear for this giant tech fiesta, the city of San Francisco will be buzzing with thousands of Oracle customers, employees,...

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Top 5 Artificial Intelligence Sessions at Oracle OpenWorld 2018

Oracle OpenWorld 2018 is just around the corner. Kicking off on Monday, October 22, we will be having a host of sessions ranging from Product Updates and Roadmaps to to Customer Case Studies and Business Use Cases. To help you get the most out of your time at OpenWorld 2018, here is my personal guide to the top five sessions that you should plan to attend for Artificial Intelligence. For a look at the full agenda for AI sessions, demos, events, and exhibits, check out the Artificial Intelligence session catalog. 1. Oracle Cloud Platform Strategy and Roadmap [PKN5769] In this session learn about the strategy and vision for Oracle’s comprehensive and autonomous PaaS solutions. See demonstrations of some of the new and autonomous capabilities built into Oracle Cloud Platform including a trust fabric and data science platform. Hear how Oracle’s application development, integration, systems management, and security solutions leverage artificial intelligence to drive cost savings and operational efficiency for hybrid and multicloud ecosystems. Speaker: Amit Zavery, Executive Vice President, Fusion Middleware and PaaS Development, Oracle Monday, Oct 22, 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. | Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) Theater   2. AI-Powered Oracle Integration Cloud and Oracle API Platform Cloud Service [PRO6176] Join this session to learn how to best leverage Oracle’s recent innovations within Oracle Integration Cloud, Oracle API Platform Cloud Service, process automation, and robotic process automation. Accelerate the pace of your transition from an on-premises-only solution to a hybrid cloud/on-premises solution to keep up with the increased requirements of mobile, cloud, B2B, Blockchain, and Internet of Things integration. Learn about the most exciting artificial intelligence and machine learning integration innovations today and how you can leverage them to jumpstart tomorrow’s digital transformation. Speaker: Vikas Anand, VP, Product Management, Oracle Monday, Oct 22, 12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. | Moscone West - Room 2002   3. Enterprise IT Strategies: Supporting and Scaling AI Development [BUS4633] This session is directed at the CIO and the IT professional who is being asked to architect a machine learning platform. As demands for machine learning use cases have grown across nearly every organization, it has become increasingly challenging for IT leaders to support these use cases in an efficient and scalable manner. Tasks such as provisioning resources, building environments, and managing deployments are taking up too much support hours and preventing organizations from developing scalable workflows for building and deploying AI solutions. In this session learn how the Oracle’s data science platform can make data science workflows more self-service, and help IT teams better support growing data science teams and use cases. Speaker: Colin Schmidt, Sr. Director Software Engineering, AL & ML Platform, Oracle Monday, Oct 22, 3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Moscone West - Room 3022   4. Beyond the screen: from ChatBots to Your Own Digital Assistant [PRM4587] In the past two years, AI technologies have transformed the way we interact with systems and devices across channels. Chatbots have become widely adopted, and Oracle has started to evolve them into digital assistants that can complete user tasks. A digital assistant is able to leverage AI to make recommendations, possess many skills, initiate conversations, and use cognitive services to provide an ambient human experience. In this session see how Oracle Autonomous Digital Assistant Cloud can transform enterprises with next-generation conversational AI technologies. Speakers: Suhas Uliyar, Vice President, Product Management, Oracle AI Bots and Mobile, Oracle, Sanga Viswanathan, VP Engineering, AI Bots & Mobile, Oracle Monday, Oct 22, 3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Moscone West - Room 3020   5. Develop and Deploy Your First AI-Powered Chatbot as Digital Assistant [HOL6300] Chatbots are one of the first widespread uses of artificial intelligence and natural language processing. They enable end users to interact with data or a service in the most natural way possible: through natural languages and a conversational UI. In this hands-on lab explore this new technology that is set to transform the way we interact with enterprise services. Develop and train a chatbot by defining intents, utterances, and entities, and then design the conversation flow, connect the chatbot to a back-end APIs, and expose the chatbot in Facebook Messenger. Attendees must have a Facebook account to participate. Speakers: Bruno Henriques, Product Management, Oracle AI Bots and Mobile Platform, Oracle, Stephen Mcritchie, Consulting Member of Technical Staff, Bots AI and Mobile, Oracle, Sweta Patel, Oracle America, Inc. Tuesday, Oct 23, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. | Marriott Marquis (Yerba Buena Level) - Salon 10/11   If you haven't yet registered for Oracle OpenWorld 2018, now is the time to do so. Sign up today!

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Top 5 Must-See Analytics Sessions at Oracle OpenWorld 2018

Oracle OpenWorld 2018 kicks off on Monday, October 22, with a host of sessions designed to help you get the most out of your investments in Oracle. For a look at the full agenda for Analytics sessions, demos, events, and exhibits, check out the Analytics session catalog. Here is a personal guide to the top five sessions that you should plan to attend for Analytics on Oracle Cloud. 1. Oracle Analytics Roadmap: What's New and What's Coming [PRM4582] With data and analytics driving virtually everything you do, you need to know where Oracle Analytics Cloud can take you next. In this session join the Oracle Analytics team to see the latest innovation in Oracle Analytics Cloud’s service capabilities including data preparation and visualization, machine learning, natural language, big data, Oracle Essbase, and more. This information will assist you to plan your next steps and take full advantage of analytics in the cloud as a catalyst for innovation and transformation. Speaker: Gabby Rubin, Sr. Director, Product Management, Oracle Monday, Oct 22, 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. | Marriott Marquis (Golden Gate Level) - Golden Gate C1 Tuesday, Oct 23, 12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. | Marriott Marquis (Golden Gate Level) - Golden Gate C1 2. Dropbox Gets Started with Oracle Analytics Cloud [CAS4917] In this session learn how net-native company Dropbox used Oracle Analytics Cloud to increase visibility into detailed expense information to improve decision-making. Dropbox used Oracle Analytics Cloud to gain additional reporting capabilities for its Oracle ERP Cloud, Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service, and various expense reporting systems. Dropbox partnered with Oracle Consulting to rapidly enable its use case through flexible services for initial configuration and connectivity to source systems, along with dashboard and report configuration. With more than 500 million registered users across 180 countries, Dropbox’s mission is to unleash the world’s creative energy by designing a more enlightened way of working. Speakers: Jae Lee, Analytics Cloud Solution Director, Oracle, Annie Ogata, Corporate FP&A Lead Dropbox, Dropbox, Lisa Arteca, Project Manager, Dropbox Wednesday, Oct 24, 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Marriott Marquis (Yerba Buena Level) - Nob Hill A/B 3. FedEx, Delivering Oracle Analytics Cloud At Scale [CAS2838] FedEx is transforming the back office with Oracle Cloud. In this session learn how Oracle Analytics Cloud and Oracle Exadata Cloud is transforming the speed and availability of analysis for global business users. Teaming with Deloitte consulting, FedEx is reaping the rewards of a cloud-first approach to analytics powered by Oracle. FedEx and Deloitte use a specific hybrid source transition strategy to successfully bring the enterprise to the cloud in conjunction with other aspects of FedEx’s overall path to the cloud. Learn about the journey from many disparate on-premises systems all over the world to a global consolidated analytical solution. Speakers: Jason Davis, Manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Mike Mitchell, Mgr. CAST ACoE, FedEx Services Thursday, Oct 25, 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. | Moscone West - Room 3007 4. Oracle Data Visualization: Fast, Fluid Insights with Any Data [HOL6370] More and more organizations recognize the need to empower business consumers to access data, enrich it, and ask any questions of any data in a truly agile, self-service manner—without involving an expert in the process. In this hands-on lab learn how to use Oracle Data Visualization to quickly uncover key insights through blending, augmenting, and visualizing a variety of data sources. See how easy it is to compose visual stories to better communicate your findings—all without the help of IT. Speaker: Mike Durran, Senior Principal Product Manager, Oracle Monday, Oct 22, 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. | Marriott Marquis (Yerba Buena Level) - Salon 14/15 Wednesday, Oct 24, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. | Marriott Marquis (Yerba Buena Level) - Salon 14/15 Wednesday, Oct 24, 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. | Marriott Marquis (Yerba Buena Level) - Salon 14/15 5. Ask the Oracle Analytics Product Management and Development Team [TRN6168] In this session join development and product management leaders from Oracle Analytics and get answers to the questions you've always wanted to ask. Hear the plans and understand the current product portfolio. Discuss the capabilities and architecture of Oracle Analytics Cloud. Get ready to drill down in the areas that are important to you and your organization. Speakers: Samar Lotia, Vice President, Analytics Product Development, Oracle, Gabby Rubin, Sr. Director, Product Management, Oracle, Matt Milella, Vice President, Analytics UI Development, Oracle Thursday, Oct 25, 12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. | Marriott Marquis (Golden Gate Level) - Golden Gate C1 If you haven't yet registered for Oracle OpenWorld 2018, now is the time to do so. Sign up today!

Oracle OpenWorld 2018 kicks off on Monday, October 22, with a host of sessions designed to help you get the most out of your investments in Oracle. For a look at the full agenda for Analytics...

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4 Must See Sessions on Integration at Oracle OpenWorld 2018

The countdown has finally begun, Oracle OpenWorld 2018 is kicking off on Monday, October 22! Our Application and Data Integration teams will be bringing together Oracle customers, industry leaders, and domain experts to help you transform tomorrow's business, today. For a look at the full agenda for Integration Sessions at OpenWorld 2018 covering Case Studies, Product Overviews, Roadmaps, Training, Hands-on Labs, and Business Use Cases, check out this session catalog. Here is my personal guide to the top four Integration sessions and labs that you should plan to attend. 1. Oracle B2B: API-Driven and Integrated with Blockchain [CAS4520] In this session learn about Oracle B2B and its evolution into a next-generation API-driven B2B platform integrated with Blockchain. This session focuses on current product capabilities and the roadmap, and includes a panel of customers and partners discussing their current and future implementations. Learn about use cases, deployment patterns, and overall cost savings realized by Oracle B2B customers in different industries. Presenters also discuss use cases for Oracle B2B and Blockchain integration and current product capabilities for achieving that. Speakers: Suresh Sharma, Senior Director, IPM Technology Leader, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation, Scott Haaland, Senior Director, Oracle, Sandeep Singh, Lead Platform Integration Architect, GE Monday, Oct 22, 3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Marriott Marquis (Golden Gate Level) - Golden Gate C1 2. Citizen Developer Self-Service Integration [HOL6331] In this hands-on lab learn the basics of Oracle Self-Service Integration Cloud Service including how to browse public recipes, cloud applications, and recipe job activity. See firsthand the simplicity of an integration solution addressing application user needs without the complexities of traditional integration middleware solutions. Walk through consuming public recipes, creating your own connecting productivity tools, using Oracle SaaS Applications, and creating your own simple custom cloud apps. Speakers: Tuck Chang, Engineering Sr. Director, Oracle, Srikant Tirumalai, Engineering Sr. Director, Oracle, Eduardo Chiocconi, Director Product Strategy and Product Management, Oracle Monday, Oct 22, 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. | Marriott Marquis (Yerba Buena Level) - Salon 5/6 3. How IKEA Is Using Oracle API Platform Cloud Service to Achieve API success [CAS4502] In this session hear how IKEA, a global retailer, is leveraging Oracle API Platform Cloud Service as a key part of its strategic platform for its product and home safety APIs. Hear from the customer about its experience, what worked, and what it would do differently going forward. Speaker: Robert Wunderlich, Product Strategy Director, Oracle Thursday, Oct 25, 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. | Moscone West - Room 2002 4. Operational Data Stores, Enterprise Data Warehouses, and Data Marts in the Cloud [HOL6278] The rapid adoption of enterprise cloud-based solutions brings with it a new set of challenges. However, the age-old goal of maximizing value from data does not change. Join this hands-on lab to learn how Oracle Data Integration Platform Cloud powered by Oracle Data Integrator, Oracle Enterprise Data Quality solutions, and Oracle GoldenGate ensures your data solution is built from the ground up on a foundation of best-of-breed data integration, big data integration, data governance, data management, and data automation technologies. Explore the opportunities of developing next-generation operational data stores, enterprise data warehouses, and data marts in cloud using Oracle Data Integration Platform Cloud. Speakers: Mack Bell, Senior Product Manager - Oracle GoldenGate, Oracle, Julien Testut, Senior Principal Product Manager, Oracle, Sourav Bhattacharya, Consulting Solution Architect A-Team - Cloud Solution Architects, Oracle Tuesday, Oct 23, 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. | Marriott Marquis (Yerba Buena Level) - Salon 5/6   If you haven't yet registered for Oracle OpenWorld 2018, now is the time to do so. Sign up today!

The countdown has finally begun, Oracle OpenWorld 2018 is kicking off on Monday, October 22! Our Application and Data Integration teams will be bringing together Oracle customers, industry leaders,...

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The Must-Attend Sessions at Oracle OpenWorld 2018

Heading to Oracle OpenWorld 2018? With sessions ranging from keynotes, general sessions, customer use cases, business studies, product roadmaps, hands-on workshops and of course, the demo exhibits, the conference would serve as an immersive experience for the over 50,000 people that are planning to attend this year in San Francisco’s Moscone Center from Oct 22nd to Oct 25th. The focus of this year’s conference is on peer-to-peer learning, where we can hear first-hand of the latest innovations not just in Oracle services but also the ones being driven by Oracle’s customers on their own. From chatbots to IOT, blockchain, AR and VR technologies to artificial intelligence and machine learning, the pace of technology innovation is picking up - offering limitless opportunities for organizations to design their own innovation journeys. For organizations using Oracle Cloud Applications like Oracle ERP Cloud, Oracle SCM Cloud, Oracle HCM Cloud and/or Oracle CX Cloud, their innovation journeys have already started. Leveraging Oracle Cloud Platform alongside Oracle Cloud Applications further enable these organizations to connect their data and intelligence and deliver differentiated experiences using cutting—edge technologies. If you and your organization are embarking on or in the midst of your innovation journey, we have curated a list of sessions that should be of interest to you. Do keep this Focus On Cloud Platform for Cloud Applications guide handy. We recommend you add these sessions to your Schedule Builder today as some of these sessions will likely be standing-room only. In this post, I would highlight some of the key customer sessions you wouldn’t want to miss. Over this week, I will continue to highlight some of the other business studies, product roadmap and hands-on workshop sessions and services demos that you may find useful. Customer Use Cases: Modernize Grow to Harvest with Oracle ERP Cloud and Oracle Cloud Platform [CAS5910] Monday, Oct 22, 4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. | Moscone West - Room 3022 Each industry has unique requirements for standard ERP processes. For the Wonderful Company it means incorporating its grow-to-harvest business into back-office ERP processes. Come to this session to learn how the Wonderful Company leveraged Oracle Cloud Platform to manage grow to harvest with a modern mobile application integrated with Google maps, to connect planning to production scheduling with its Oracle Warehouse Management Cloud Service, and to help manage the company's grower equity. Jon Huang, Senior Director of Product Management, Oracle Ravi Balakrishnan, Associate Director - Oracle ERP, The Wonderful Company Mani Shankar Choudhary, Associate Director, DAZ Systems, Inc. Healthcare HCM Transformation: Led and Enabled by Disruptive Cloud Technology [CAS2125] Wednesday, Oct 24, 4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. | Park Central (Floor 3) - City In this session get a perspective on the postmodern ERP/HCM era and the various business drivers and cloud capabilities that are revolutionizing today’s healthcare industry and driving progressive healthcare organizations to become leaders vs. laggards from a true business transformation standpoint. Hear about lessons learned, and discover how to modernize, digitize, enable self-service, and enhance worker productivity. Also, gain insights into the business benefits as outlined in the business case. Rattan Singh, Director, PwC Scott Floyd, Exec Dir, HR Integration HCM, Kaiser Permanente Christopher Parkinson, Executive Director, Kaiser Permanente Oracle Digital Assistant/Oracle Intelligent Bots Customer Panel [CAS4590] Tuesday, Oct 23, 4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. | Moscone West - Room 3020 Chatbots and digital assistants have become a hot topic as the latest way to engage your customers through a conversational user interface. Come to this session and listen to customers about how they are transforming customer and employee engagement through Oracle Digital Assistant and the conversational AI behind the platform. Carlos Chang, Oracle Ronald Prasad, Chief Operating Officer, Vodafone Fiji Limited Western Digital Drives Its Digital Future with Oracle Analytics Cloud [CAS6178] Thursday, Oct 25, 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. | Marriott Marquis (Golden Gate Level) - Golden Gate C2 From its early days as a storage leader, Western Digital has matured its capabilities and helped fuel tremendous growth in data centers and data storage for cloud providers. Its “cloud first” strategy, combined with a passion for analytics, keeps the company ahead of the game. In this session learn about the company's use of analytics in its operations, how it translates those efficiencies to serve its customers, and how it is using analytics in the cloud. Mauricio Alvarado, Product Strategy Manager, Oracle Bill Roy, Sr. Director Information Technology, Western Digital Corporation Bharat Shiramshetty, WDC Using Oracle Identity Cloud Service and Oracle API Platform Cloud Service at Co-op [CAS1385] Thursday, Oct 25, 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. | Moscone South - Room 152 The Co-op is one of the world's largest consumer co-operatives, owned by millions of UK consumers. It operates 3,750 outlets with more than 70,000 employees and an annual turnover of more than £9 billion. Like many large organizations, Co-op has a number of identity stores, including AD, Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management, and others. Co-op adopted SailPoint as a single SAML identity provider, but its limited support for OAuth 2.0 meant that a solution was needed in support of user authorization using Oracle JavaScript Extension Toolkit. In this session learn how Oracle Identity Cloud Service was adopted as OAuth server, acting as bridge to SailPoint SAML IdP in an implicit grant flow, and how Oracle API Platform Cloud Service was implemented to secure APIs using OAuth 2.0 tokens. Luis Weir, CTO - Oracle Practice, Capgemini UK Plc Wes Davies, Senior Domain Architect, The Cooperative Group Connect and Extend ERP and Supply Chain with Oracle Cloud Platform Services [CAS4276] Tuesday, Oct 23, 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Moscone West - Room 3022 On your ERP and supply chain transformation journey, how do you apply unique business practices to standard cloud applications and improve end user engagement? In this session learn how Oracle Cloud Platform provides a choice of intelligent tools to deliver company-specific extensions to your ERP and supply chain cloud solutions. Discover powerful extensions on cutting-edge technologies such as mobile, chatbots, and Blockchain. See how other companies and your peers have leveraged Oracle Cloud Platform Services to bring ERP and supply chain transformation to the next level. Jon Huang, Senior Director of Product Management, Oracle Mohit Narula, Director and Global Product Head, CitiConnect, Citibank As popular sessions tend to fill up quickly, we strongly recommend you add these to your schedule builder today to reserve your spot. And, for a complete listing of all things Cloud Platform for Cloud Applications (SaaS) and other relevant customer case studies, please visit  https://bit.ly/OOW18cp4s .

Heading to Oracle OpenWorld 2018? With sessions ranging from keynotes, general sessions, customer use cases, business studies, product roadmaps, hands-on workshops and of course, the demo exhibits,...

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Oracle OpenWorld Choice Award - Your Chance to attend Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco

Here’s your chance to attend Oracle OpenWorld October 22-25 in San Francisco this year!   The Oracle Cloud Platform Viewer's Choice Award will run from Oct. 2nd through Oct. 15th, 2018. To participate Oracle customers need to:   Create a video (formal or informal) about how an Oracle Cloud solution is transforming your life - both personal and at work. Talk about the business challenges and quantifiable benefits you are seeing using the Oracle Cloud solution. Feel free to make it both funny and interesting. Post the video on LinkedIn or Twitter using hashtags:  #OOWChoiceAwards, #OOW18, #<YourCompanyHashTag> Winners will be selected for: Highest Engaged Piece of Video Shared Most Creative Video Shared Total Number of Likes/Shares Winners will be announced on Oct. 17th, 2018. The winners selected will be:    Invited to the Oracle Cloud Platform Innovation Awards reception on Oct. 22nd in San Francisco Considered for speaking opportunities at OOW18 (with an accompanied free pass to OpenWorld SF) Given an opportunity to be featured on Oracle social media channels Please email Moazzam.chaudry@oracle.com if you or your nominee would be interested in the above opportunity. Good luck!   Note: Official Rules Join the Cloud Platform Hub (to promote your video further)

Here’s your chance to attend Oracle OpenWorld October 22-25 in San Francisco this year!   The Oracle Cloud Platform Viewer's Choice Award will run from Oct. 2nd through Oct. 15th, 2018. To participate...

Blockchain

LIVE Q&A Webcast: Blockchain in Accounting

  LIVE Q&A Webcast - "Blockchain in Accounting" with Oracle, Wall Street Blockchain Alliance, and TrueUp Oracle, TrueUp, & the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance are launching a blockchain challenge that is open to U.S. college students studying accounting, finance or data science. While the competition is for students, accounting firms are encouraged to sign up to provide mentors to student teams.  To learn more about the competition, register for a webcast on Sept. 17th to get all the details.     Blockchain has potential to rapidly change the accounting profession. The webcast features three speaker who will share their insights and experience by addressing topics such as enterprise use cases and applications for blockchain technology, global market adoption, common misconceptions, and skills necessary for future financial leaders in a blockchain-based world.   Speakers include: Jay Chugh Senior Director, Products - PaaS for Blockchain, AI, and IoT @Oracle Vince LoRusso, CPA CEO & Cofounder @TrueUp Co. Ron Quaranta Founder, Chairman @Wall Street Blockchain Alliance   You have an opportunity to submit your questions and have one of our panelists respond with their deep experience in blockchain technology. You can submit questions in the registration form below or during the webinar. Firms and organizations, faculty, and students are each encouraged to join in. Register now to listen to this webcast on Sept. 17, 2018 at 11:00AM PST / 2:00PM EST.        

  LIVE Q&A Webcast - "Blockchain in Accounting" with Oracle, Wall Street Blockchain Alliance, and TrueUp Oracle, TrueUp, & the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance are launching a blockchain challenge that...

AppDev

Robust Cloud and Emerging Tech Strategy: Imperative to Business Success

By: Savita Raina   A few years ago, IT organizations were in a dilemma about whether or not to leverage cloud as part of their IT strategy; however, that is not the case today. Cloud is required and critical for a robust enterprise technology & business strategy and organizations are looking into how to leverage cloud to meet their specific business need. Future is - more applications in cloud Today, cloud is leveraged to bring agility and innovation to enterprises challenged by digitalization, cultural shifts in the workforce, and demanding customers who expect services to be delivered in real time. With cloud, businesses increase efficiency, productivity and collaboration among their customers, partners and employees. Cloud technology helps organizations reach new geographies, reducing time to market and opening up new revenue generation opportunities. Now more than ever, with cloud technologies in place, organizations can better analyze their data in real-time, helping organizations make data driven business decisions to maneuver the fast paced evolving markets. According to IDC, by 2020 67% of IT infrastructure and software will be based in the cloud. This highlights the need for a cloud platform that can offer capabilities to developers to build, deploy and run new applications in cloud.  For IT management and line of business (LoB) leaders there is a clear need for platform services that can connect and extend their on-premises and cloud applications to maximize investments already made yet focus on innovation, scale and enterprise agility. Don’t forget to check out our newest podcast on iTunes (or access via alternate channels) to further explore the impact cloud and emerging tech has on your business. Cloud democratizes emerging tech We are seeing emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), Blockchain, IoT permeate every aspect of work and life. As per some recent Gartner surveys: ‘By 2020 - 20% of citizens in developed nations will use AI assistants to help them with everyday operational tasks. [source] 85% of CIOs will be piloting AI programs through a combination of buy, build and outsource efforts [source] By 2030, Blockchain-focused initiatives will generate some $3 trillion in business value annually with blockchain use cases continuously expanding as the market matures.’ [source] These technologies are augmenting human intelligence, building trust & transparency while opening up new avenues for business exploration.  Utilization of emerging tech in enterprise eco-systems seems to be a strategic imperative for line of business and IT management. At the same time, emerging tech equally offers new venues to drive creativity and build new innovation among the developers and data scientists. The story of emerging tech that is fueling this new growth for businesses will be incomplete if we don’t talk about cloud. It is right to say that cloud is the precursor and enabler to help bring these technologies to the forefront of enterprises and end customers who are going to benefit from these technologies tremendously. Cloud truly is democratizing emerging tech to help it become mainstream. Cloud-based, Artificial Intelligence (AI) Solution Transforms Student Experience Based on my own experience I can say that university or college admission process can be daunting task for both the parent as well as a student. What if the stress could be taken out from the entire student application process? This is exactly what University of Adelaide, Australia did. They transformed their student application experience from stress to awesomeness by leveraging Oracle Intelligent bot. Students now could chat with a self-learning bot to access their ATAR score – the number that is used to gain access to the university in Australia. Having access to this technology made it very easy for students to gather the information they need, when they need it without having to wait for hours for university representative to get back to them. A record of 2100 unique conversations were conducted on the very first day of launch of service, leading to 40 % reduction in  call volume to the university’s enquiry service. This reduction of call volume not only helped enhance overall student experience but also increased university staff call center productivity allowing them to focus on more critical student queries. Watch this video to hear Catherine Cherry, the Associate Director Student Recruitment at University of Adelaide, Australia speak about how Oracle Intelligent bot helped University transform student experience and overall university call center  productivity. Learn how the AI/ML based Oracle Autonomous Cloud could transform your business to drive innovation. Two sides of the same coin Just like a coin has two sides, new opportunities come with a new set of challenges. Lack of skillset, adoption of new cultural norms, and the quick arrival of new technologies are making it harder for organizations to prioritize.  So, in these fast-paced, changing business environments it becomes critical that businesses invest time to understand how cloud computing along with new emerging technologies can impact your business. Get started No matter where you are in your cloud journey, explore the possibilities to learn more about the cloud, and how it can help accelerate your business transformation journey. Download the Longitude Research study sponsored by Oracle and Intel to gather detailed insights into the experiences of 730 C-suite and senior IT executives to learn about their cloud adoption journey and key strategic priorities. Learn more about Oracle Cloud Platform.   Savita Raina, Director Product Marketing, Oracle | @sraina03 | LinkedIn

By: Savita Raina   A few years ago, IT organizations were in a dilemma about whether or not to leverage cloud as part of their IT strategy; however, that is not the case today. Cloud is required and...