Tuesday Oct 04, 2011

Oracle OpenWorld 2011 OPN Lounge – Monday Recap for Partners

Maybe you missed dropping in because of other meetings or you did not have enough clones of yourself to be everywhere at once? Or possibly you were not one of those able to physically attend the event? No problem, here is a report to keep you up to date.

Logistics - First, if your onsite and have not heard or seen this flyer yet, there is still time for yourself or team members to get Specialized at “No Charge”


And if you did not make it by the OPN Lounge, there is still time, here are the hours


When you finally make it over the OPN Lounge, you will see and be greeted by Oracle team members such as these.


And as the lounge has been busy, as you can see here you may not initial see some of the great resources onsite for you.


Stop over the right side of the lounge for questions and help on the OPN Program, membership and tools


As you shift over the left side there are some great folks that can show you the very latest on the Solutions Catalog


And feel free to “Push our Button” for your own interactive automated 3D demo


And then make your way to the back so you can setup/attend a meeting or provide additional feedback.



We look forward to your visit!

Monday Oct 03, 2011

Monday Look Forward to Your Visit - Oracle PartnerNetwork Lounge

I remember when I was a Partner, Sunday at Oracle OpenWorld was primarily a time to finish off your booth and start-I mean polish your session and booth presentations. Those days are certainly gone after what so I saw so many Partners experiencing first hand on OpenWorld Sunday.


With a record signup, the OPN PartnerNetwork Forum filled the entire day with content, breakouts, technology overviews, Partners and opportunity.

Thank you again to the Partners I had the opportunity to meet throughout Sunday and especially for you that wanted to keep sharing late into the evening after the Sunday opening keynote.

It hours away to when the OPN Lounge will officially open and I will report there where I will have the opportunity to meet with even more of you. As I mentioned in my earlier blog, with the OPN Lounge such a great resource for Partners, try and make it a top priority in your schedule to get by and check it out Monday so you can leverage it the rest of the week.

I’ve heard that towards the end of the day Monday, you may wish to additionally drop by for a sponsored happy hour mixer in the OPN Partner Lounge. The benefits just keep getting better each year...

Sunday Oct 02, 2011

Getting to Know You - OPN Lounge at Oracle OpenWorld 2011

Well its early Sunday and soon the Partner Forum will be underway. Another team member and myself had the opportunity to see the OPN Lounge build out first hand and thank you Kelly for the tour. When you in the exhibition hall, just look up and you will see this large banner identifying the entrance in Moscone South room 100.

Here you can see one of the reception desks to check in


Here is my coworker Liviu pointing out one of the private meeting rooms I mentioned in my early blog posting

And last but certainly not least is one of the places I will be meeting a number of Partners this week and learning more about your successes. I plan to blog more on those Partner interactions and experiences throughout the week.


Saturday Oct 01, 2011

#3 Tip for Oracle Partners - OPN Lounge at Oracle OpenWorld

If you’re a Partner and attending Oracle OpenWorld 2011, after attending the Oracle PartnerNetwork Forum on Sunday, then Monday the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Lounge is your next stop, hub, and connection point for the rest of the week. It’s more than a place to visit with someone from Oracle, so be sure and take full advantage of it while you’re at OpenWorld. Also a thank you to our lounge sponsor Tech Data Corporation.

Open Monday through Wednesday in the Moscone South hall room 100,

the OPN Lounge is an oasis from exhibition hall activity and offers a number of resources just for partners. During regular business come to the OPN Lounge:

  • To take advantage of semiprivate meeting rooms for the exclusive use of OPN partners. Hold meetings, meet with peers, and engage in relevant conversations with the Oracle Alliances & Channels team, other partners, customers and other industry professionals.

  • To get questions answered at the information stations, staffed by Partner Business Center consultants

  • Report for your prearranged appointment or sign up for the OPN Video Blogging room to share some of your Specialization accomplishments or ideas.

Wednesday Sep 28, 2011

#1 Tip for Oracle Partners – Subscribe To OPN Knowledge Zones

If you're an Oracle Partner and you yourself are not already subscribed to an OPN Knowledge Zone, take an opportunity to do that for yourself today. Additionally encourage other Oracle Partner resources within your company to subscribe to Knowledge Zones as they can now be selected by an individual’s interests.

If you are just joining as an Oracle Partner, Welcome! - be sure and take advantage of the opportunity to review the ones available and subscribe to those of most interest and applicable to your business. 

To help jump start your path towards Specialization, OPN Subject Matter Experts have reviewed, included, and maintain specific Knowledge Zone content for your role; whether you develop, sell, or implement Oracle solutions. It’s almost like having an Oracle Partner content Concierge.

And while your objective may have been to initially achieve a specific Specialization, take a few extra minutes to review the complimentary Knowledge Zones and Specializations on the lower right of the page. They have been identified to aid you on your Specialization journey, increase your skills, and further enhance your business opportunities.

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