Converting Challenges into New Opportunities
By stephen.fox on Feb 11, 2009
Oracle President Charles Phillips Named to New Economic Recovery Advisory Board
Although this blog focuses on Oracle OpenWorld, we want to congratulate Oracle President Charles Phillips on being named to President Barack Obama’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board. The board—modeled after the Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board created by President Dwight D. Eisenhower—will provide independent, nonpartisan information, analysis, and advice through regular briefings to President Obama and Vice President Biden.
Phillips, and the other board members named last week, joins Paul Volcker, Chair of the President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board and Austan Goolsbee, Staff Director and Chief Economist of the President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board.
In his Inaugural Address, President Obama said,
The success of our economy has always depended not just on the size of our Gross Domestic Product, but on the reach of our prosperity; on our ability to extend opportunity to every willing heart — not out of charity, but because it is the surest route to our common good.
By forming this new board, the President is looking for advice on opportunities, such as protecting our resources while using them wisely, to chart a path to economic success by creating new growth and prosperity.
As you know, global gatherings like Oracle OpenWorld give you excellent opportunities to forge new partnerships, build common goals, and discover new products and innovative solutions. Our upcoming events in São Paulo, Tokyo, and San Francisco are excellent forums to find out about the latest and best ways to protect and extend the IT resources you already have in place. You can listen to and exchange ideas with Oracle experts and partners as well as industry luminaries and analysts, while strategizing with peers who are facing the same hurdles that you are.
President Obama said, “At this defining moment for our nation, the old ways of thinking and acting just won’t do. We are called to seek fresh thinking and bold new ideas from the leading minds across America.” Remember, it’s Your. Open. World. How can we help you change it for the better?