Second day at Oracle Open World - Exhibition floor and public sector

So today's my second day on the conference. So far, it's enlightening. 

The exhibition floor opened today. It's huge. It's in Moscone South AND Moscone West. Will the conference still fit in Moscone next year? :)

On the floor, I saw my friends from Cyber-Ark Software. Pity Udi Mokady, their CEO wasn't there. It's always a great opportunity for an interesting discussion when we meet. These guys have a great solution for sharing with extreme security information between people / entities.

I also attended a general session on Oracle in Public Sector. I and several other people left in the middle. Comments I heard (and share totally) included "this is useless, it's only focused on North America". Pity for a session that was not labled as being focused on only the North American market (1/3rd of the world market)... The speaker then details the multiple tracks focused on public sector... and they are all US centric. Oh well... I DO know Oracle has a global public sector team. They just don't give that idea here at Oracle Open World.

On a side note, I'm playing with a social networking tool called Aka-Aki... run it on your mobile. It tells you who's around... and you can chat, hook-up. You post your status there, it updates Twitter, which updates Facebook, which updates Plaxo... you get the picture. It's very popular in Europe... but for some reason, I seem to be the only user in San Francisco city most of the time. The only user the system has identified in the region is in Fremont... not really walking distance. Pity, as it would have been fun to meet other users. There has to be at least a few geeks at Oracle Open World. Come on, geeks of the bay... Try Aka-Aki! Find me there as "ggravier". :)



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