By Christian Finn (@cfinn)
A few months ago when I joined Oracle, I introduced myself as an evangelist for Oracle WebCenter and promised that you’d be hearing more from us in the future. I am pleased to announce today that the future has arrived with this week’s launch of the Oracle Social Business Thought Leaders Webcast Series. Featuring thought leaders and opinion shapers drawn from the social, web experience, portal, content management, collaboration, and mobile markets that WebCenter serves, this brand new webcast series is intended to bring the best thinking on the subject of social business to you, free of charge, on demand, and absent any sales pitch.
Sure, we hope that the series generates goodwill and
consideration of Oracle in your technology buying decisions. We are making major investments in product
development and by acquisition to offer WebCenter as the best-of-breed user engagement
platform for social business in a crowded marketplace. Yet we firmly believe that customers don’t
buy products as much as they buy a long term strategy with a trusted partner;
and fundamental to buying into a strategy is having a deep and current understanding
of the issues, challenges, and potential of a world rapidly being reinvented by
technology. So offering you the unbiased
thoughts and opinions of wise people who can help you, as an IT or business
leader, navigate the swift currents of change we all face today—seems to us
like a great place to start.
And so in that spirit, we are very pleased to kick off the
series this week with Andy Mulholland, the Global CTO of Capgemini. If you are not familiar with Andy, he was rated
one of the top 25 most influential CTOs in the world in 2009 by InfoWorld and
his Capgemini CTO Blog has been
voted as the best Blog for Business Managers and CIOs each year for the last
three years by the readers of Computing Weekly. Andy’s role at one of the
world’s largest global technology consultancies—Capgemini has over 115,000
employees doing technology projects in more than 50 countries around the world—gives
him a unique vantage point to see changes across many industries around world.
I hope you will join us for our inaugural webcast this Thursday, February 23 at 10:00am PT and keep coming back every month for a new speaker and
topic. And we’d especially love it if
you would use the comments here on the blog to suggest speakers and topics
you’d like to hear from. We’ll also take
questions in the webcasts and answer them here on the WebCenter blog, so please
join us in the conversation!
Join us for our Social Business Thought Leaders webcast series featuring industry experts with leading perspectives about how social tools, technology and the changing workplace are affecting businesses today.