Friday Oct 16, 2015

OPN Central @ OpenWorld: What’s in it for you?

This year, Oracle invites you to discover the innovation and learning we’ve packed into Oracle OpenWorld. From technology sessions & labs hosted by industry experts and Oracle executives, to partner & exhibitor sessions, we’ve broken down barriers to get you to the source of information, faster. 

With that, we bring you OPN Central @ OpenWorld.

Conference Week Activities

Oracle OpenWorld takes place in San Francisco October 25 – 29. To show our commitment to our partners, Oracle has dedicated Sunday, October 25 to the Oracle PartnerNetwork community. On Sunday afternoon, partners can attend OPN General Sessions that will consist of three separate sessions catering specifically to SI, ISV, and VAR audiences. On Sunday evening, the famed OPN AfterDark Reception is back and open to all partners with a conference badge; no separate registration necessary.

The OPN Lounge will be open during conference week and home to the majority of OPN Central activities. Activities include OPN In Focus sessions – where partners can uncover the tools and resources needed to run a successful business. In addition, partners have a chance to delve into social media consultations at our Social Media Rally Station. This is an opportunity to discover your company’s “social clout” and determine ways to build a stronger online presence. Between your sessions and the conference hustle and bustle, relax in the OPN Lounge and network with members of the OPN Enablement team as well as your peers. 

Also located in the OPN Lounge is the brand new ISV Cloud BarAsk the Experts! Have all of your technical questions answers & your cloud strategy evaluated by our panel of experts throughout the conference week. In addition to the OPN Lounge, Experts will be in Moscone West, the Marriott Marquis and the OPN AfterDark Reception.

Test Fest @ OPN Central is also back for the fifth year in a row and takes place at the Westin St. Francis Hotel. Partners are encouraged to register for an opportunity to earn their Certified Specialist accreditation through one of ten session exams!

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Tuesday Jun 30, 2015

Preview: OPN Central @ OpenWorld

We heart our Partners. So much so that we have a whole Oracle OpenWorld program dedicated to the Oracle PartnerNetwork. OPN Central @ OpenWorld is the spot for partners to gather insights to grow their business with Oracle. The program is built so partners can soak up knowledge from Oracle executives and other Oracle partners and to hear about Oracle's direction and strategy first-hand. 

Union Square

Let's back up--last week Oracle hosted its Partner Kickoff for FY16. The kickoff event outlined Oracle's major focus areas for the next year, and also teased some of the key trends and themes for Oracle OpenWorld 2015. We hope that helped build your excitement for the San Francisco event--it sure did for us! (PS: You can catch the video replay here.)

Many of those themes and trends will be covered at the OPN Central keynote on the first day of Oracle OpenWorld 2015. The OPN keynote will feature Oracle leaders and exciting announcements. (Catch the 2014 OPN Central keynote here.) In addition to the OPN-specific keynote, all partners attending the conference will be invited to attend the main Oracle OpenWorld keynotes (schedule to come soon!), which will feature Oracle executives, customers, and sponsors. 

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Tuesday Sep 13, 2011

Partners: All Together Now

By Claudia McDonald

Oracle Exastack. Oracle Fusion Applications. Java. Optimization.

Remember the start of elementary school? “It’s going to be such a big school year!”—with activities, lessons, and new “friends” like fractions, planets, and dinosaurs. More importantly, the required-materials list: markers, scissors, crayons, pencils, folders, glue sticks, tape, and lots of glitter.

Here’s something we want you to prepare for, partners: The Oracle PartnerNetwork Forum is going to be such a big event this year! You can pick and choose topics that best meet your needs and hear all about them in one place, in one day, at the Oracle PartnerNetwork Forum—partner-central (with plenty of glitter) at Oracle OpenWorld 2011.

The date? Sunday, October 2, 2011. The time? 9:00 a.m. The place? Moscone South. With agenda items such as Oracle’s Channel Business Value Proposition, Best Practices for a Successful Repeatable Solution Offering,and Maximizing Oracle VAR Profitability, we’ve got you covered whether you are an Oracle channel, ISV, OEM, SI, VAR, or VAD partner.

Download the full session agenda. If you are already registered for Oracle OpenWorld or JavaOne, log back in to register for the Oracle PartnerNetwork Forum, and then select your SIG sessions; get registration details here. Pick up your registration materials at Moscone South on Saturday, October 1, from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and on Sunday, October 2, from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Don’t miss the chance to get a head start on Oracle OpenWorld. See you at the Oracle PartnerNetwork Forum.

Thursday Aug 18, 2011

Center of the Partner Universe

Don't miss the Oracle PartnerNetwork Forum

By Claudia McDonald

Did you know the ancient Roman Forum was once considered to be the center of the universe? Well, we would like you to join us at the Oracle PartnerNetwork Forum, the center of the Oracle OpenWorld universe for Oracle partners. Mark your calendars and join us Sunday, October 2, 2011, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

During the Forum, you’ll learn about plans and strategies of attack directly from Oracle “senators,” network with other “gladiators” (or lions, depending on your preference), and gain valuable insight about survival in specialized breakout sessions geared to help you thrive inside and outside the Forum; no sparring nor bloodshed permitted. Check the schedule and agenda.

Best of all, the Oracle PartnerNetwork Forum is a free event open to all registeredpartners of Oracle OpenWorld. We will have special interest groups—Java, Fusion, and Exastack, to name just a few—followed by a partner bacchanal (actually, it’s just lunch).

The Oracle PartnerNetwork Forum Global General Session, hosted by Judson Althoff, senior vice president, Worldwide Alliances and Channels and Embedded Sales, Oracle, and other battle sessions are all listed on the agenda. See you Sunday at the Forum.

Tuesday Oct 05, 2010

Fujitsu Can't Get Enough of OpenWorld

Highlights from Our Marquee Sponsor


If you attended Oracle OpenWorld this year, it's almost certain that you crossed paths with our Marquee sponsor Fujitsu.

On opening night, Fujitsu was announced as the "Oracle Global Industry Partner of the Year" and celebrated the award later that evening as a sponsor of the Oktoberfest-themed Welcome Reception. Bright and early the next morning, Fujitsu's Corporate SVP Noriyuki Toyoki gave a keynote to an enthusiastic crowd. The rest of the week Fujitsu presented sessions on everything from Oracle Fusion Midddleware to SPARC Enterprise servers. And they wrapped things up as a sponsor of the Appreciation Night festivities.

The Fujitsu folks had such a successful conference that they're trying to keep the good times going. Check out Fujitsu-Oracle Central for their recap of the big event. Along with the Fujitsu keynote, they have video interviews from the show floor with Fujitsu customers, product experts, and session presenters. Find out what Mr. Toyoki thought of his first visit to Oracle OpenWorld, why Debra Lilley is honored to be an Oracle ACE, and why Andy Seferta thinks it was a great experience to be a Marquee sponsor.

Wednesday Sep 22, 2010

Partner Update

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