Sunday Oct 25, 2015

Sunday @ Oracle OpenWorld: 5 Must-Do's

Oracle OpenWorld officially begins today in San Francisco. With so many great sessions, labs, demos and networking experiences, it can be difficult to fine tune your daily schedule. We're here to help. Here are five activities on Sunday that you simply cannot miss. 

1. Attend the Opening Keynotes: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Moscone North, Hall D

  • Integrated Cloud Applications and Platform Services | Larry Ellison, Executive Chairman and Chief Technology Officer, Oracle 
  • Transformation and Innovation in the Data Center: Driving Competitive Advantage for the Enterprise | Brian Krzanich, Chief Executive Officer, Intel 

2. Download the Mobile App 

Download the Oracle OpenWorld mobile app by searching for "Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco" on the Apple iTunes App Storeor on Google Play for the latest news, updates, access to My Schedule, interactive maps, and more. Sponsored by Wipro.

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3. Join the Oracle Welcome Reception: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Oracle Cloud Plaza @ Howard Street

Kick off Oracle OpenWorld while you eat, drink, and network with your colleagues at Oracle Cloud Plaza.

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Saturday Oct 24, 2015

Oracle OpenWorld Sustainability By the Numbers

Oracle OpenWorld is proud to be one of the most sustainable events in the world, but there's still more work to be done. And we can't get there without our attendees' support. 

Take a look at our "by the numbers" progress in reaching our sustainability goals:

Waste Reduction:
  • 0.9 pounds of landfill per person per day, reduced 18% since 2009.
  • 2.56 pounds of waste per person per day, reduced 3% since 2009.
  • 233 hours of recycling education provided by 67 Green Angels to help event attendees properly sort waste.
  • 65% of waste diverted from landfill across all event venues in 2014.
  • 23 metric tons of landfill eliminated since 2012.
  • 126 metric tons of leftover event discards eliminated since 2012. That’s enough to fill 10 garbage trucks.
  • 86% of waste diverted from landfill at the Oracle Appreciation Event.
  • 10.9 metric tons of event waste eliminated at the Oracle Appreciation Event.
Carbon Offset
  • 5.24 pounds of carbon emissions per person per day, reduced 41% since 2011.
  • 100% of onsite event emissions are offset by Oracle.
  • 6,161 metric tons of air travel emissions are offset by event attendees.
  • 40,674 miles traveled by shuttles.
  • 5,234 gallon reduction in fuel use by shuttles since 2008.
  • 15% drop in generator fuel use since 2013.
  • 10 pounds of emissions eliminated every time an event attendee takes BART between the event and airport.
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Friday Oct 23, 2015

JavaOne4Kids: The Next Generation of Programmers

Twenty-four hours before business and technology professionals begin to swarm the Moscone Center, a different--and much younger--set of technologists will be filling the session room seats. JavaOne4Kids, which kicks off Saturday morning, October 24 at 9 a.m, is an all-day programming workshop targeted at children 10 to 18 years old. 

JavaOne4Kids is focused on promoting technology to kids who want to learn more about programming, robotics, and engineering. Sponsored by Target, Oracle Academy and Devoxx4Kid, the content catalog includes topics such as Greenfoot, Alice, Minecraft Modding, Python, Scratch, Raspberry Pi, Arduino, NAO Robot, Lego Mindstorms, and, of course, Java. 

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The My Oracle Support Monday Mix

Join us for a fun and relaxing happy hour at the annual My Oracle Support Monday Mix. This year’s gathering is Monday, October 26 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at a new location – Fang Restaurant - just half a block from Moscone Center on Howard Street. 

After a busy day at Oracle OpenWorld, take a break and unwind with your peers. Stop by and get to know the Oracle Support Engineers you depend on as well as key Oracle Support executives and developers over drinks and hors d’oeuvres at Fang - a family owned restaurant known for its exciting and seasonal fare.  Admission is free for Oracle Premier Support customers with your Oracle OpenWorld badge. Visit our website for more details. 

We’ll see you there Monday night—and you’ll feel re-energized for the next day of Oracle Support and Services sessions. Remember, We’ll save your seat when you register in My Schedule are ready to enter session 5 minutes before the start time.

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Thursday Oct 22, 2015

Why Advanced Customer Support for Your Oracle Solutions?

Oracle’s innovative software, systems and cloud services are revolutionizing the industry and no one offers more personalized and proactive mission-critical support for Oracle technology than Oracle Advanced Customer Support (ACS). Add ACS sessions to your Oracle OpenWorld schedule and learn how you can leverage advanced support to enable cloud deployment, optimize performance, achieve higher availability and reduce risk.

ACS Conference Sessions

  • Deploying Database as a Service in Private and Hybrid Cloud Models—Best Practices [CON9496]
  • Hybrid Cloud Best Practices: Migrating to Public Cloud Platform as a Service [CON9495]
  • Consolidating Workloads in a Private Cloud on Oracle SuperCluster: Case Study [CON9709]
  • Power Up to Oracle Database 12c: Upgrade Paths for Maximum Value [CON9497]
  • Deploying a Private Cloud with the Oracle Cloud Platform: Customer Case Study [CON1980]
  • SaaS How-Tos: Minimize Implementation Risk and Improve the User Experience [CON9498]
  • Rapid Oracle E-Business Suite Implementation to Healthbis Private Cloud [CON4562]
  • Türk Telekom: Performance and Availability Improvements with Oracle Exadata and Oracle Exalogic [CON4662]
  • Deploying a Private Cloud with Oracle Engineered Systems: Lessons from the Trenches [CON2656]
  • Protect Your Most Valuable Assets: Up-Level Your Database Security Practices [CON9499]
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Wednesday Oct 21, 2015

Business Transformation: Charting a Course to Success

If your organization is embarking on major transformation initiatives, Oracle OpenWorld offers eight new conference sessions specifically designed to help you succeed.

Thought leaders from Customer Success, Oracle Consulting, and Oracle Support will share insights, best-in-class methodologies, and critical lessons learned from helping customers transform their business with new solutions built on Oracle technology. Learn more.


Let Support and Services experts be your guide as you look to the future. 

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Tuesday Oct 20, 2015

See Your Oracle Products in Action!

Demos by Oracle Support and Services let you see your Oracle products working and ask questions in real time! Find out how that new feature works or talk about proactive tools. Support product demos pair perfectly with Support and Services sessions—register in My Schedule to reserve your seat in conference sessions and be ready to enter session 5 minutes before the start time.


Have Questions About Your ERP Applications Strategy? Ask Oracle Consulting

Learn how to take full advantage of your Oracle on-premises and cloud ERP solutions by engaging Oracle Consulting experts. Oracle Consulting provides proven best practices, tips, and strategies to help you realize more value faster from your Oracle application solutions. It offers a unique focus on Oracle-based application and technology initiatives by combining leading expertise, broad coverage, global scale, and flexible delivery.

Innovations in My Oracle Support and Oracle Proactive Support Tools

Learn how My Oracle Support and Oracle’s proactive support tools can help you get more from your Oracle Support Investment. Talk to the Oracle Support engineers and get practical answers and best practices.

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Get More from Your Oracle Premier Support Investment

Oracle OpenWorld provides an exclusive, once-a-year opportunity to interact with Oracle Support. We look forward to answering your questions and sharing our knowledge—you’ll find relevant, practical, and useful information based on years of customer success. 

Focus on Oracle Premier Support shows you the sessions, demos, and activities available at Oracle OpenWorld. Register for our Oracle Support conference sessions in My Schedule—we’ll make sure to save you a seat! Plan to arrive 5 minutes before the session. 

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Monday Oct 19, 2015

The Value of Quality Networking at Oracle OpenWorld

Networking is a core element of belonging to a professional user group, which is why user groups flock to Oracle OpenWorld, one of the greatest venues for Oracle customers to make valuable connections, obtain information and share information with peers who have similar challenges and interests.

There are innumerable ways to connect with new people at the conference, including the many Special Interest Group (SIG) meetings, the Geographic (Geo) meetings, targeted educational sessions, social events and casual gatherings, the exhibit hall, etc. While there are many networking opportunities available at your fingertips at OpenWorld, some people are better at networking than others. For those who do not have the natural gift of gab, here are some conversation starters to encourage dialogue. Remember, open-ended questions usually work the best. Try these:

  • What Oracle products are you using?
  • How did you get involved in working with Oracle Apps?
  • What are you looking to gain / accomplish from OpenWorld this year?
  • Are there any sessions you're particularly looking forward to?
  • What are you hoping to learn from that particular session?
  • How would that help you in your job?
  • When could I follow up with you by phone or email after the conference to find out how your project turned out?

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Saturday Oct 17, 2015

Talk to an Expert at Oracle OpenWorld

Hear directly from Oracle experts joined by customers who are leveraging Oracle Consulting for faster adoption and ROI to help them succeed using the Oracle stack—from applications and middleware through database and systems. With architecture, upgrade, and migration services, Oracle Consulting helps you achieve your goals quickly and effectively.

Conference session topics include:

Whether you’re moving to an Oracle Cloud application or platform, managing existing Oracle applications and technologies, or tying them all together, Oracle Consulting experts have years of experience to help you reduce risk, save time, and lower costs. Stop by the Oracle Services Center (Moscone Center West on Level 3) during Oracle OpenWorld to meet with an expert, network with peers, discuss best practices, and learn more

See the complete list of Oracle Consulting sessions—with session descriptions, dates, times and locations—as well as details on the Oracle Services Center in the Focus on Oracle Consulting document.

Register for the Oracle OpenWorld conference sessions you plan to attend in My Schedule and we will save you a seat—be ready to enter 5 minutes before the session. 

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