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  • April 10, 2018

Celebrating New Beginnings and Recognizing Exceptional Contributions

Keith Rajecki
Vice President Public Sector, Education & Research

I recently spent a week in Salt Lake City with more than 3,500 customers and over 100 partners from around the world at the annual Higher Education User Group Alliance Conference. What a difference a year makes. This Alliance conference was a buzz with cloud this year, where last year customers were concerned with the long term viability of their on-premise technology investments.

With 3 times more cloud sessions and 5 times more cloud session attendees, cloud adoption is on the horizon for our customers. We continue to make it easier for education and research to innovate with the latest technologies such as chatbot, adaptive intelligence, and autonomous database.

The anxiety of change has subsided as our customers have embraced our modern best practices to map their journey to a modern campus ranging from cloud at customer to full SaaS and PaaS deployments. One of the greatest benefits of the Higher Education User Group is members sharing their successes with other members. Hear from and read about cloud customers like Konyang University and University of Western Australia about their path to the cloud and how it is helping to enhance learning and student experiences at their universities.  Also, watch this video to learn how Penn State University Researchers turn to Oracle's higher performance computing (HPC) on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

As more and more institutions are making their journey to the cloud, Oracle is here to help.  Join us on Wednesday April 11th to learn how to Transform Your Campus: Finance and HR Together in the Cloud. During this webinar, we will review specific case studies and how Oracle ERP and HCM Cloud customers are leveraging emerging technologies like adaptive intelligence (AI) and predictive analytics to achieve even greater results on campus.

The Higher Education User Group is a wonderful group that has helped us to get better connected with you and there is probably no one in the Higher Education User Group community that demonstrates that collaboration more than Lew Conner. Lew has been a staple of the Higher Education User Group for over 20 years. On behalf of Oracle, I would like to thank Lew Conner for his many years of service and outstanding contributions to the Higher Education community.


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