Thursday Oct 02, 2014

And The Winners Are....

On Tuesday we announced the winners of 2014 Oracle Excellence Awards for Fusion Middleware Innovation in a special, Oscars-like Awards Ceremony at the beautiful Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Siddhartha Agarwal, VP of Product Management and Strategy at Oracle, hosted this special event and really entertained the large crowd with jokes after jokes, and interesting stories from several winners.

After a brief description of Oracle Fusion Middleware product family, its focus on excelling as "The Cloud Platform for Digital Business", and the history of the awards, he started announcing the winners of the 9 product categories.

And the winners for product categories are:

  • Oracle Development Tools and Framework: Dallas Airmotive, and Echo Entertainment Group
  • Business Process Management: State Revenue Office of Victoria, and Vertafore
  • Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud: Grupo Fármacos Especializados and 7-Eleven, Inc.
  • Oracle Service-Oriented Architecture: Benesse Corporation, Inc., and Securitas Direct
  • Oracle Cloud Application Foundation: Verizon Communications, and TUI Travel PLC
  • Oracle Identity Management: Safeway Inc., and Cisco Systems Inc.
  • Oracle Data Integration: NET Serviços de Comunicação S.A. and Griffith University
  • Big Data and Business Analytics: B/E Aerospace, Inc. and Xtime Inc.
  • Oracle WebCenter: McAfee, Inc., and Banque du Liban

After we learned about each of these winner's impressive projects, Siddhartha talked about the key trends in the enterprise computing world and how it affects the key solutions we see our middleware customers implement. He discussed the big trends including cloud adoption, increased mobility and the need to modernize/extend legacy application. With that background info Siddhartha shared the surprise of the night: Starting this year, Oracle Excellence Awards for Fusion Middleware Innovation added 3 new solution categories: Enterprise Mobility, Cloud, and Oracle AppAdvantage

And the winners of this year's 3 solution categories are:

  • Enterprise Mobility: National Pharmacies
  • Oracle AppAdvantage: Ricoh Americas Corp
  • Cloud: Eaton Corporation, and Bundesagentur für Arbeit

 Before closing the Awards Ceremony, Siddhartha thanked everyone, who contributed to the 2014 FMW Innovation Awards. A special thank you went to the partners that submitted more than 50% of ALL nominations this year.

Of course, this Fusion Middleware Innovation Awards program would not reach this success without the customers that implement cutting-edge technologies,  ground breaking solutions, and take the time to submit their nominations for this award...

Congratulations to all winners and their partners for achieving great results with Oracle Fusion Middleware, and thank you for your commitment to innovation! 

Friday Sep 05, 2014

You are invited! See the Power of Innovation with Oracle Fusion Middleware

The Oracle Fusion Middleware team is very excited to recognize the 2014 Oracle Excellence Awards for Fusion Middleware Innovation winners with a special Awards Ceremony on Tuesday September 30th during Oracle OpenWorld.

Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation Awards honor customers with cutting-edge use of Oracle Fusion Middleware technologies to solve unique business challenges or create business value. Winners are selected based on the uniqueness of their business case, business benefits, level of impact relative to the size of the organization, complexity and magnitude of implementation, and the originality of architecture.

If you are planning to attend Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco or plan to be in the area during Oracle OpenWorld, we hope you can join us, and bring back to your organization real-life examples of Fusion Middleware in action.

   Oracle Excellence Awards Ceremony: Oracle Fusion Middleware: Meet This Year’s Most Impressive Innovators (Session ID: CON7029)

   When: Tuesday September 30, 2014

   Time: Champagne Reception 4:30 pm, Ceremony 5-5:45 pm PT

   Where: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, YBCA Theater (next to Moscone North) 700 Howard St., San Francisco, CA, 94103

To learn more about last year’s award winners please read our blog post: Innovation Award Winners Celebrated at A Grand Ceremony at OOW: Event Highlights

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Thursday Jun 26, 2014

Disruptive Innovation: Using Oracle Technology

Written By: Debra Lilley - ACE Director, Fusion Applications 

I love the term ‘disruptive technology’ – disruptive appeals to the rebel within me, but it actually refers to technology that changes what we do

Mobile and social are two examples of disruptive technology, you may not think it but remember my first blog posting 6 years ago we didn’t even have these in the mainstream, and they have so changed the way we live and do business.

If you are looking to bring these new technologies to your enterprise, they have to be disruptive, don’t simply use Fusion Middleware to do what you have always been doing, there will be little or no business benefit.

When you implemented your existing applications you probably did a lot of process mapping and gap analysis with your processes against the application. When implementing Fusion Applications best practice is not to do that initially, look at what Oracle offers as a process and then see if it works for you. Unless it is a mission critical or so unique it is your business differentiator there is probably not much to change, and you will be amazed at how the technology allows you to work. A great example is reporting in Financials, today we typically have many reports and yet in Fusion there are very few ‘printed’ reports because you don’t need them, the specialized analytics gives you all the information you need at your fingertips.

And my favourite but very simple disruptive technology in Fusion Apps (which uses webcentre) is the simple way to interact with a person or customer every time you come across them in a transaction. A simple over the field exposes their name, a direct link to email, the ability to phone if you have VOIP, etc etc. Simple, yet changes the way we do business, disruptive technology.

Debra Lilley, Fusion Champion, UKOUG Board Member, Fusion User Experience Advocate and ACE Director.  Lilley has 18 years experience with Oracle Applications, with E Business Suite since 9.4.1, moving to Business Intelligence Team Lead and Oracle Alliance Director. She has spoken at over 100 conferences worldwide and posts at debrasoraclethoughts 

Thursday Jun 19, 2014

ONLY 24 Hours Left: Win a Free Pass to OpenWorld 2014 !!

Win a FREE Pass to Oracle Open World 2014 in San Francisco!

Are you using Oracle Fusion Middleware to deliver unique business value? If so, submit your nomination in the next 24 hours for the 2014 Innovation Awards for Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation for your chance to win a FREE pass to Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco, California on September 28 - October 2nd, 2014.

The Oracle Innovation Awards honor organizations using Oracle Fusion Middleware to deliver unique business value. Top customers will be hosted at OpenWorld 2014 , where you can mingle with Oracle executives, network with your peers and be featured in Oracle publications.  Oracle will honor winners at an Oscars-style awards ceremony that you won't want to miss.  The first step -- turn in your nominations -- only 24 hours left! 

Go to here for more details.

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Thursday May 01, 2014

It's Nominations Time: 2014 Fusion Middleware Innovation Awards

In an economy increasingly marked by the need for speed, companies know they cannot afford to wait on innovative ideas. “These days, time-to-market is critical for innovation projects,” says Amit Zavery, Group Vice-President, Product Management, Oracle Fusion Middleware and Java. “You want to be able to add new features and functionality very quickly and go live.”

Oracle Excellence Awards 2014 banner

Forward-looking companies are doing just that with innovative use of Oracle Fusion Middleware technologies to boost business value. “We see customers apply Oracle Fusion Middleware to reduce costs, create competitive advantages, move quickly to address market opportunities, and improve financial and operational decision-making. We’re particularly proud to be able to honor some of those customers with the Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation awards that are part of the Oracle Excellence Awards program,” says Amit.

Nominations for the 2014 Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation awards are now open. Customers, employees, and partners may submit separate nomination forms for multiple categories. The 2014 Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation awards categories are (subject to change)

Winners receive a free pass to Oracle OpenWorld 2014 in San Francisco, California, from September 28 to October 2, 2014. The deadline to submit all nominations is 5 p.m. PT on June 20, 2014.  So get those nominations in fast!

Tuesday May 08, 2012

It's Nomination Time: Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation Awards 2012

It's Nominations Time for the 2012 Fusion Middleware Awards

Are you doing something unique and innovative with Oracle Fusion Middleware?  Submit a nomination today for the Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation Awards.  Don't miss out on this chance to win a free pass to Oracle OpenWorld 2012 in San Francisco (Sept 30-Oct 4) and be honored at a very special event just for our winners at OpenWorld.   

Categories include:

  • Oracle Exalogic
  • Cloud Application Foundation
  • SOA and BPM
  • WebCenter
  • Identity Management
  • Data Integration
  • Application Development Framework and Fusion Development
  • Business Analytics (BI, EPM, Exalytics)  

Here's how you submit your nomination:  

CLICK HERE, to submit your nomination today. The deadline to submit a nomination is 5 PM PST on July 17, 2012.

Wednesday Oct 12, 2011

Fusion Middleware Innovation Awards at Oracle OpenWorld 2011

By Juliana Button

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

The Winners of the 2011 Innovation Awards were announced today at Oracle OpenWorld.

The Award recognizes customers for achieving significant business value through innovative uses of Oracle Fusion Middleware.  The program has grown over the past 5 years, and this year we are excited to have received over 230 submissions from customers around the globe, making it very difficult for the panel of internal and external judges to select this year’s most compelling projects.

This year we recognize 30 customers, across 7 product categories representing 11 countries and a diversity of industries around the world, for their innovative use of Oracle Fusion Middleware and their significant results.

This year’s winners are using Oracle Fusion Middleware to drive critical business transformation and IT modernization across their enterprises. Customers have adopted loosely-coupled, service-based architectures to deliver modern, enterprise-class global applications and portals, streamlined business processes and high performance integration platforms.   They are finding new ways to leverage social media and telecommunications to enhance interaction with their customers and are transforming business and financial analysis to deliver faster visibility into performance. Through cloud-based deployments customers are increasing their time to market, and have the infrastructure to support growth of their businesses, as needed.

The impact of these projects has been tremendous - improving performance by up to 15%, reducing budget cycle times by 50% and, increasing time to market by up to 60%. Our winners have seen savings in operational costs by as much as 25% and reduced their total cost of ownership by up to 50%.

 Winners were announced today by Hasan Rizvi, to an audience that included press and analysts, keen to learn about this year’s most impressive Middleware projects.  Congratulations to all our winners!

Application Development Framework

Herbalife International

Etiya Bilgi Teknolojileri

Callista Software Services Pty Ltd

Honorable Mention: KCI


Choice Hotels International

Siram S.p.A

Turk Telecom

Electronic Arts

Honorable Mention: Premium Wine Brands




Dutch Prosecutors Office (Openbaar_Ministerie)

Honorable Mention: Schneider National Inc

Application Grid and Exalogic

Banco de Chile


Telecom Italia


Honorable Mention: Haier



State of Maryland – Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention

Telenor ASA

The Clorox Company

Honorable Mention: Dunkin Brands

Data Integration

Sabre Holdings



Identity Management

ING North America Insurance

College Board


Honorable Mention: Manpower

Visit this website to view the winners of the Fusion Middleware Awards for 2011:

Wednesday Sep 21, 2011

Where to Find this Year's Middleware Innovators at OpenWorld

Every year at OpenWorld, Oracle announces the winners to its most prestigious awards in Middleware, the Fusion Middleware Innovation Awards. This year, we’ll be announcing the winners and highlighting a few of their original implementations during this key session in the Middleware stream:

October 4th, 11:45 AM, Oracle Fusion Middleware: Meet This Year's Most Impressive Customer Projects, Moscone West - 3007

In addition, we’ll give a sneak peak of a few winners during the Fusion Middleware General Session with Hasan Rizvi at 11AM, Monday October 3rd, Moscone West, 3014. Checkout the Fusion Middleware Focus On document for more details on both of these activities and more in the Middleware stream.

What kinds of customers win the Fusion Middleware Innovation Awards? Winners are selected based on the uniqueness of their business case, business benefits, level of impact relative to the size of the organization, complexity and magnitude of implementation, and the originality of architecture. The winners are selected by a panel of judges that score each entry across multiple different scoring categories. This year, the following categories included:

  • Application Grid, Oracle Exalogic
  • BI and EPM
  • Data Integration
  • Fusion Development and Application Development Framework
  • Identity Management
  • WebCenter

Last year at OpenWorld 2010 we announced over 33 innovative customers that won the award, including companies like Verizon, Avea, Herbalife, OnStar, ING, Credit Suisse, State of NY, SunGard, Northern Trust, Telenor, Crocs, Amgen, and many others.

Did you miss your chance this year to nominate your company? Come join with us in the awards session to get an edge in your next year’s submission and watch for the next opportunity for 2012 on this blog. There’s other awards as part of Oracle’s Excellence awards program or subscribe to our regular Fusion Middleware newsletter to get the latest reminders.

Wednesday May 11, 2011

Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation Awards 2011 - And the Nominations Are....

Oracle announces the call for nominations for 2011's Fusion Middleware Innovation Awards. What does it take to get nominated?  These awards are for honoring customers who have seen tremendous business value from any of Fusion Middlware's product offerings.  These awards honor customers for their cutting-edge solutions and discovering best practices to help drive their business to new heights using Oracle Fusion Middleware. Winners are selected based on the uniqueness of their business case, business benefits, level of impact relative to the size of the organization, complexity and magnitude of implementation, and the originality of architecture. The awards will be presented during Oracle OpenWorld 2011 (October 2-6) in San Francisco.

The awards are for the following areas of Oracle Fusion Middlware:

  • Application Grid and Oracle Exalogic
  • BI and EPM
  • Data Integration
  • Enterprise 2.0
  • Fusion Development and Application Development Framework
  • Identity Management

The call for nominations is on right now.  Who will you nominate?


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