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OOW17 - Focus on Blockchain

Eric Jacobsen
Product Marketing Director

OpenWorld 2017 is just around the corner. The hardest part is choosing which sessions to attend.  From product releases to industry updates and hands-on labs, the session list is never ending it seems.

If you are focused on Blockchain, here is a complete list of blockchain sessions offered at OpenWorld 2017.

To help you narrow down the list even further, here are 5 key sessions that you might want to catch at the conference:


General Session: Manufacturing, High Tech, Automotive General Session [GEN7408]

Monday, Oct 02, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Park Central (Floor 3) - Franciscan II
Stacy Lopane, VP Technical Product Mgmt ERP , GE Aviation
John Barcus , Oracle
Bill Lo , Oracle
Michelle Fleury, Senior Director Supply Chain , Cisco Systems Inc.

The digital age is transforming the way companies conduct business. New technologies and an increasing focus on services are resulting in changing industry dynamics with previously unforeseen competitors. Come to this session to learn how industrial manufacturing, high technology, and automotive leaders today are adapting to the digital age to differentiate, increase revenue, and streamline their businesses. Hear how companies are leveraging technologies and concepts such as IoT, cloud, big data, and Industry 4.0 to keep up with rapidly increasing competition, customer expectations, and technology changes to better compete. This is a critical time for companies today and moving rapidly will be the key to success.

The Next Big Things: AI, Machine Learning, Chatbots, IoT and Blockchain [GEN7916]

Wednesday, Oct 04, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Moscone South - The Arena @ The Exchange
Amit Zavery, Senior Vice President, Fusion Middleware and PaaS Development , Oracle
Rajesh Thakur, Principal Architect , Exelon Corporation
Scott Rogers, Technical Director , Noble Plastics
James McHugh, VP GM , Nvidia Corporation

Adopting the latest business technologies—adaptive intelligence, machine learning, chatbots, internet of things, and Blockchain—is essential for your next generation of business innovation. But adopting early stage technologies can be daunting, with the risk of limited support, reliability, and performance. Oracle’s strategy for emerging business technology delivers prebuilt ready-to-use solutions along with integrated development platforms operating on top of a best-in-class infrastructure. In this session learn about Oracle’s strategy, latest announcements, and what you can do to be the IT hero your business needs.

Understanding Blockchain and How to Start Building Blockchain Applicatios [CON7589]

Tuesday, Oct 03, 9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. | Moscone West - Room 2020
Deepak Goel, Senior Director, Software Development , Oracle
Sriram Natarajan , Oracle
Emmanuel Abiodun , Oracle

Just as TCP/IP is the backbone for any internet traffic today, blockchain is poised to become the backbone for digital transactions. Come to this session to learn the fundamentals of blockchain technology, its various use cases, and how to get started with building a blockchain application to solve common business problems for your organization. You will also learn how to use a blockchain cloud service to expedite development of your application.

Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service: Strategy and Roadmap [CON6847]

Tuesday, Oct 03, 3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Moscone West - Room 3003
Deepak Goel, Senior Director, Software Development , Oracle
Frank Xiong , Oracle
Srikanth Sripathi, Senior Industry Principal , Infosys Limited

Blockchain is one of the hottest technologies in the market. It is expected to disrupt multiple industries, fundamentally transform how business is done, and make business interactions more secure, transparent, and efficient. But in order for Blockchain to be widely adopted it must address enterprise app requirements. In this session learn how the enterprise-grade Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service enables businesses and other organizations to quickly get started with Blockchain and create new or extend existing apps. The session also looks at some of the differentiating Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service features that allow you to focus on business process innovation rather than the technology platform.

Beyond Bitcoin: Blockchain and Its Implications for Enterprise Applications [CON7709]

Wednesday, Oct 04, 12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. | Moscone South - Room 314
David Haimes , Oracle

In this session learn to look beyond the hype and understand the unique properties of Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies that can bring disruptive capabilities to the enterprise SaaS applications market. Hear where Oracle is investing and how you can start to exploit this technology in the short and long term. This session includes deep-dive discussions on specific use cases and provides guidance on where they can be applied best to benefit enterprise customers.

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