Tuesday Oct 20, 2015

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. 

Stay Engaged #oow

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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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Wednesday Oct 14, 2015

Enabling the Modern Supply Chain—Oracle SCM at Oracle OpenWorld 2015

We are in the midst of a massive change in the way all software, including supply chain software, is conceived, built, delivered and supported. While I am talking about the cloud, I’m also talking about what defines the supply chain applications of the future. What makes them broader, better and faster? What makes them modern?

To address these challenges, Oracle is delivering the largest set of new supply chain applications in our history--modern applications for the modern supply chain. And this OpenWorld, beginning on October 25 in San Francisco, is your chance to learn all about it.

Conference Sessions

There will be over 70 sessions covering both Oracle Cloud and on-premises SCM solutions. Make sure to attend these sessions that address all levels, from an overall Oracle SCM strategy and roadmap general session to detailed sessions on implementation and tuning. As always, we will showcase the real-world experiences and best practices of our customers and partners. Here are just a few highlights:

  • “General Session: Oracle SCM Cloud” - October 26, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Moscone West—3002/3004 [GEN6837]
  • “Order to Cash with Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud” October 26, 4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. | Moscone West—3010 [CON9582]
  • “Plan to Produce in the Cloud: Overview and Roadmap for Manufacturers” October 26, 2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. | Moscone West—3008 [CON9578]
  • “PLM and Product MDM Cloud: Strategy Overview and Roadmap October 26, 2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. | Moscone West—3011 [CON9588]

SCM On-Premises Applications

While we will be talking about the new SCM Cloud, this will be additional to the usual comprehensive set of strategy and roadmap sessions and detailed sessions on all our existing best-in-class supply chain applications, covering value chain planning, value chain execution, and the product value chain.

Meet the Experts

Do not miss the opportunity to meet with Oracle Supply Chain Management experts as we will be hosting two sessions, one for Oracle Cloud and one for on-premises SCM applications.

  • Meet the Experts: Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud - October 26, 1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. | Moscone West—3001A
  • Meet the Experts: Oracle Supply Chain Management - October 28, 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. | Moscone West—3001A
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Tuesday Oct 13, 2015

5 Reasons to Attend HCM Central at Oracle OpenWorld

San Francisco is a one-of-kind city notorious for the finest living in the U.S all year-long but one of highlights of visiting this eccentric city is experiencing the fun-filled month of October – sunshine, Fleet Week, and of course Oracle OpenWorld. If this isn’t enough of a reason for folks in HR to attend HCM Central during Oracle OpenWorld then we’ve got five more for you.

1. Get Informed with the Latest from Exhibitors and Showcases  

Hundreds of exhibitors are getting ready to strut their stuff at the upcoming OpenWorld exhibit and showcase floors. Brands from Accenture, to Baker Tilly, CSC, Deloitte and more will be gathering together to show you the latest technology, solutions and trends which impact your day-to-day business needs. General exhibits for OpenWorld will take place at the Moscone Center; HCM Central  specific Exhibit Hall will be located at The Palace Hotel; doors will open at 4:15pm on Sun Oct 26thand will be open daily through Wed Oct 28th for you to come and go.See who’s exhibiting.

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Monday Oct 12, 2015

Customers Speak for Oracle CPQ Cloud at Oracle OpenWorld 2015

Seeking tangible results from front-office transformation? This year, we let the customers do the talking. Oracle OpenWorld 2015 is the place to hear how companies from all industries leverage Oracle CPQ Cloud to drive real outcomes. Visit Oracle OpenWorld 2015 for full details, and to register.

Learn from the Best

CPQ Cloud customers, both old and new, will discuss the topics you want to hear about most.

Schneider Electric, MTS, Flowserve, Fike, National Oilwell Varco, and CareFusion will cover a range of subjects from prioritizing their first sales process optimization project to delivering incremental improvements year over year.

Seasoned architects and implementation partners will share their tips for integrating the sales tools with the back office for ultimate efficiency, customer-responsiveness, and cost reduction.

And, Oracle product managers will describe their latest thinking about how CPQ Cloud is evolving to meet your needs.

Kick-Off with the Sales General Session

  • Deloitte Digital's Director / National Creative Director and Design Practice Lead Nelson Kunkel teams up with Bill Hunt, GVP Oracle Sales Cloud Development, to kick off the CX-Sales track (GEN4525); 1:00-2:15 p.m., Room 2003. Hear about Oracle’s product strategy and what Deloitte Digital is doing to meet today’s customer experience challenges.

Customer Stories

  • Schneider Electric, a recent adopter of CPQ Cloud, describes the goals and priorities that drove its initial roll-out, and the results it has achieved with the product early on. (CON8187)
  • Flowserve took a pragmatic approach. It uses the best of front- and back-office, integrating CPQ Cloud with Oracle E-Business Suite. (CON8188)
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Sunday Oct 11, 2015

The Oracle EPM Cloud Forecast for Oracle OpenWorld 2015 is Clear and Bright

Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco (October 25–29, 2015) offers more Oracle EPM content and expert experience than any other conference in the world. It offers nearly 50 EPM conference sessions, seven demo stations, and two hands-on labs, plus 35 customers, 15 partners, and 26 Oracle staff speaking. Whether you already have, or are considering, an Oracle EPM solution, Oracle OpenWorld is the place to be.

Cloud: EPM Cloud is in the spotlight this year with sessions featuring existing Oracle EPM Cloud customers, products, and strategy, as well as roadmap sessions that reveal plans for new offerings coming in the next 12–18 months. Attendees will get the opportunity for a first look at some of these new cloud solutions. In addition, a number of customers will share their experiences and results from using Oracle EPM Cloud solutions.

On Premises: There will be sessions covering on premises Oracle EPM products, with more than 10 sessions dedicated to customer case studies.

Meet the Experts: We will have experts ready to demonstrate the complete range of both cloud and on premises products. Be sure to book yourself for a test drive so you can try out Oracle EPM Cloud solutions first hand.

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Thursday Oct 01, 2015

Oracle Social Cloud -- What's Happening at Oracle OpenWorld 2015

Did you know that by 2016, 89 percent of companies will be competing almost entirely on customer experience, according to Gartner? Not price. Not product. Basically, your customer’s experience will be driving your business success … or not.

So… how’s your customer experience?

If you got a little pit of anxiety in your belly after reading that last sentence, don’t worry―we’re here to help. We understand that an integrated social strategy is key to delivering an excellent customer experience.Read more...From October 25th-29th, Oracle Social Cloud will be at Oracle Open World in San Francisco. Our lineup is chock full of sessions that will help you improve your social presence, and therefore, your customer experience.

Monday Session

A Sky High Overview of the Oracle Social Cloud, 4:00 p.m. PT, Room 2000-180p: Join Oracle’s Faz Assadi and Mike Strutton to learn how Oracle is continuing to innovate within the Oracle SRM platform and across our CX portfolio and ecosystem of partners. [CON9142]

Tuesday Sessions

Twitter to the Rescue: Social Service Emergencies, 12:15 p.m. PT, Room 2000-180p: Customer service emergencies can happen at the blink of an eye. Hear from Whitney Drake of General Motors on how they triage social media needs using Oracle Social’s new customer service capabilities to amplify real-time data and response rates. Twitter executives will also be there. [CON9144]

Customer Experience Excellence: You Better Sweat the Small Stuff, 12:15 p.m. PT, Room 2016: Customers might have an infinite amount of access and information at their fingertips, but they expect a more finite and personally rewarding experience. Hear General Motor’s Rebecca Harris and Neil McFarlane of TH March discuss the strategy behind operating a customer-centric organization. [CON9730]

Wednesday Sessions

Advocates and Agitators: The Art of Social Influence, 12:15 p.m. PT, Room 2000-180p: Every business has fans and haters who influence brand perception in the marketplace. Hear how Chevrolet’s Jamie Barbour utilizes Oracle Social’s new customer service capabilities to manage their social influence. [CON9143]

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Tuesday Sep 29, 2015

Learn from Oracle ERP Cloud Customers at Oracle OpenWorld 2015

The excitement is rising around OpenWorld 2015. CFO’s, project leaders, procurement officers, along with finance and operations leaders, will gather in San Francisco October 25 - 29 to learn more about how to shift their businesses to the cloud. The 40+ conference sessions, conveniently located in Moscone West, are designed for ERP Cloud customers and prospects to hear from their peers, learn from Oracle’s experts, and maximize their time at OpenWorld.

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Why Attend?

The ERP Cloud team has a plethora of customers, each willing to share their journey to the cloud. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet, network, and have one-on-one discussions with senior executives from companies including Solairus Aviation, Total Terminals International, MyEyeDr., Transit Wireless, Macy’s, Irving Materials, Alex Lee, Pandora, and GE. These speakers bring a treasure trove of vital information and proven success recipes that will guide any customer considering an ERP Cloud journey of their own.

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