By User9147039-Oracle on Aug 15, 2013
It's almost that time of year again - Oracle OpenWorld 2013 is just over a month away in San Francisco Sept. 22-27. OpenWorld has always seen relative solid attendance from Education & Research customers; usually between 1000-1500 individuals that attend OOW and JavaOne are from the education industry. But from an executive and leadership standpoint, the conference hasn't been a significant draw.
In 2013 we're hoping to change that. Not only do we have 5 general OpenWorld sessions planned (see below), but this year we're launching our first ever Education summit at Leader's Circle, an invitation-only event for customer and partner executives, showcasing Oracle's vision and strategy. During our 3.5 hour summit on Sept. 25, the main attraction will be a panel focusing on advanced analytics as a foundation for enterprise-wide student success initiatives. Joining me will be Mark Becker, President of Georgia State University, John Webster, CIO of Maricopa Community Colleges, Nicole Engelbert of OVUM, Abdullah Togay, from the National Ministry of Education, Turkey, Gordon Wishon, CIO, Arizona State University, and Steve Hahn, President of the Higher Education Users Group.
Advanced Analytics and Student Success have been described as the "killer app" in education today, and we hope through this session at OOW to share some experiences and best practices across a wide swath of the education landscape on how these applications are being implemented, what steps are being taken to enable them enterprise-wide, and how a cultural change in the institution is necessary in order to move these projects from departmental and siloed to enterprise and scale.
If you are an executive in any walk of life in the education arena and are interested in joining us for the session in September, please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And as mentioned, here's an overview of our 5 sessions at OpenWorld this year: