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  • October 9, 2017

#OOW17 the #bestoneyet!

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Author: Rimi S. Bewtra, Sr. Director, Oracle Cloud Business Group

… here are just a few of my highlights!

WOW … I am not even sure where to begin … this Oracle Open World was AWESOME!!!!! And if by chance you missed it then catch one or more of the replays: (Larry Ellison, Mark Hurd, Thomas Kurian, Dave Donatelli) This year was all about Innovation – across areas like AI, Chatbots, App and Data Integration, APIs, Robotic Process Automation, IoT and Content and Experience Management … and few other things like Blockchain, Autonomous Database and Security and Management in the Cloud also got some attention J but I will keep my focus and highlights on the areas I manage and am most familiar with and let my colleagues share their own highlights.

So much going on this year, here are just a few of my highlights!

No matter where you went, you probablhy heard the buzz and hopefully caught one or more of our sessions on:  #AI, #APIs, #BigData #Chatbots, Content & #ExperienceMgmt Integration (App and Data), #IoT, and #RoboticProcessAutomation

Leaping off of our global Chatbots launch, our Intelligent Bots were everywhere! Across all major keynotes the attention was on AI powered Chatbots as the new engagement channel to enhance customer and employee experiences. There were press releases on Oracle’s AI –powered Intelligent Bots and strategic partnerships with both Chatbox and Slack. 


Oracle Introduces AI-Powered Intelligent Bots to Help Enterprises Engage Customers and Employees

Oracle and Chatbox Collaborate to Bring Instant Apps to AI-powered Oracle Intelligent Chatbots

Reuters: Slack locks down Oracle partnership targeting enterprises

CNBC: Slack is partnering with Oracle to offer new in-app business bots

ComputerWorld: Slack and Oracle move to collaborate on business app chatbots 

You are going to continue to hear a lot more so if you have taken 30 minutes to watch our Launch Webcast and visit www.oracle.com/bots - it is well worth the time.

More than anything #OOW17 was about innovation, sharing our customer successes and Oracle’s strategy and vision! I was inspired by the kids from Design Tech High School – these students are teaching Silicon Valley a few things. Clearly there is a lot to look forward to and this next generation of entrepreneurs have already started to lead the way. 

The pace of innovation is not slowing down. But one thing is certain, with Oracle Cloud, we are committed to supporting our customers throughout their Cloud journey, no matter where they are. Our Cloud Platform innovations:  

Oracle Expands Open and Integrated Cloud Platform with Innovative Technologies

Oracle Cloud Platform Innovates to Power Big Data at Scale

More than anything across all areas it was our customers and partners that showcased the power of the Oracle Cloud Platform.

Organizations, our customers, big and small and across industries, like Australia eBay, Exelon, Financial Group, CoreLogic, National Pharmacies, Orb Financial, Paysafe, Sinclair, Subaru of America, The Factory, Trek Bicycles, Trunk Club, Turning Point and so many others, shared their stories about how they have embraced their Oracle Cloud to lead their industry, and embark on their own digital transformation journeys.

Customers shared how they are leveraging Oracle Integration Cloud to connect their SaaS and on-premises applications and orchestrate end to end process automation and leveraging 100+ out-of-the-box cloud adapters, and tooling for visual application development. With Oracle Data Integration Platform Cloud organizations are able to easily integrate new sources of data in any format to help eliminate costly downtime, accelerate data integration for analytics or big data, and improve data governance.

And whether you were at one of our largest Developer focused Oracle Code events which drew over 1500+ attendees or one of our standing room only general and conference sessions, you probably got a glimpse of our most complete API management cloud solution to design, govern, manage, analyze, monetize, and secure APIs in a true hybrid deployment. Oracle’s API Platform Cloud now includes Apiary and provides developers the ability to prototype, test, document and manage their APIs with industry standards such as OpenAPI and API Blueprint.

Now I could go on and on, but let’s save something for future blogs -- before I end I must call out our partners. They drove the customer successes by helping our customers embark on their journeys – here are just a few of the ones that I had the pleasure of working with -- Auraplayer, Avio,  Cognizant, Fishbowl, Rubicon Red, SunetraTech, Sofbang, TetraTech along with of course Deloitte, Intel, PWC, Tata Consultancy Services, Accenture, Fujitsu, Infosys, and Wipro.

Hopefully all of you had a chance to experience #OOW17 the #bestoneyet! Check out the Keynote replays (Larry Ellison, Mark Hurd, Thomas Kurian, Dave Donatelli) and get ready to hear much more from Oracle – this year’s #OOW17 #notwahatyouexpected from Oracle.

With the help from our customers, partners we are able to showcase how technology in transforming companies and industries – we were able to  

Explore Tomorrow, Today!

P.S. Mark your calendars, #OOW18 promises to be #evenbetter!

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