By Jim Lein, Senior Principal Product Marketing
Francisco is my favorite city in the world... And, as a musician and music lover, I get goose bumps every time I play
this song on YouTube. Scott McKenzie recorded and released it
in 1967 to promote the legendary Monterey Pop Festival.
His soulful performance spurred a mass migration to The Bay Area of Hippies seeking enlightenment.
at Oracle OpenWorld, all
those Hippies will have to scoot over and make room for thousands of inquisitive
professionals descending upon The City by the Bay. They seek not musical or
spiritual enlightenment but, rather, more knowledge about Oracle’s solutions. About two thirds of those seekers will be part
of Oracle’s Midsize community.
We’ve dialed in the agenda for Oracle’s Midsize
customers, prospects, and partners…
years we’ve learned what Oracle’s Midsize community wants to see and hear at
Oracle OpenWorld. Here are our three top recommendations:
#1Best Session For EVERYONE: “Grow
With Oracle: Strategies From Oracle Customers Using IT To Support Growth”
Steve Cox, Vice President, Oracle Midsize Programs, this session features
executives from three midsize companies who each share their experiences in
rapidly deploying Oracle enterprise applications and complementary solutions.
- Session ID: CON8066
- Date/Time: Monday,
September 23, 10:45 am - 11:45 am
- Location: Moscone
West, Room 3022
#2 Best Session for Learning About RAPID TIME TO VALUE: “Oracle Business Accelerators: Changing the Game—Rapid
Implementations Since 1997”
This session is a deep dive and
demonstration of Oracle Business Accelerators— powerful, cloud-based rapid
implementation tools developed and maintained by Oracle to get you up and
running on a wide range of Oracle Applications, both quickly and reliably.
- Session ID: CON8067
- Speaker: Steve Cox,
VP, Oracle Midsize Programs
- Date/Time: Wednesday,
September 25, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
- Location: Moscone
West, Room 3003
#3 Best session for PARTNERS: “The Oracle Accelerate Partner CEO Panel: Winning New
Customers & Generating Better Margins In A Challenging Implementation
This partner-only panel discussion will feature the insight, advice, and
perspective from executives of three of Oracle’s top partners delivering Oracle
solutions to midsize companies today.
- Panel Host: Steve Cox, VP, Oracle Midsize Programs
- Date/Time: Tuesday, September 24, 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
- Location: Marriott Marquis - Foothill G
- Partner Panelists
As always... you can see an
interactive demonstration of Oracle Business Accelerators in the Oracle
DemoGrounds, Moscone West (Station ID:
W-127). And, visit our Oracle
OpenWorld 2013 - Oracle Midsize Programs website for more details on
sessions and events of interest to everyone in the Oracle Midsize community.
Don’t forget about... the Customer
Appreciation Night on Wednesday. Don’t expect to hear much Hippie music but
this year’s headliners—Maroon 5
and The Black Keys—have won a
combined nine Grammy awards.
And if you’re feeling nostalgic, be
sure to wear some flowers in your hair.