Wednesday Nov 11, 2015

Continue Learning Post-Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld Attendees: 

Your time in San Francisco may have come to an end, but that doesn't mean your conference learning has to. Oracle OpenWorld presentations are now available to download from the Session Catalog site. Now's your chance to refresh your memory on all the great insights and best practices you heard during the event.  

How to Download:

From the Oracle OpenWorld homepage, navigate to the Session Catalog site.

 Filter or search to find your session of choice. Once your search result appears, click the plus sign to expand info about the session. If the speaker has uploaded the presentation, you will see a link to download a PDF or PowerPoint presentation. 

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Wednesday Oct 28, 2015

Tips for Treasure Island

Oracle OpenWorld attendees, you've made it through three days of conference sessions, keynotes, labs, lunches, demos, meetings, and networking receptions. Now it's time to have a bit of fun. 

The long-awaited Oracle Appreciation Event is TONIGHT. With superstar-status performers, complimentary food and beverages, arcade games, amusement park rides, and remarkable views of San Francisco, it's pretty impossible to go wrong. 

That said, here are a few tips to ensure you'll have the best experience at tonight's bash:

  1. Wear your wristband. If you are registered for a full conference pass, then you will receive a wristband to attend the Appreciation Event. You must bring this with you or you will not be allowed on a shuttle bus or into the venue. You don't need your conference badge, but you do need your wristband. Should I say it again? Wear your wristband.
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Tuesday Oct 27, 2015

Tuesday @ Oracle OpenWorld: Top 5 Happenings

1. Keynotes x Two: Tuesday offers keynotes both in the morning and in the afternoon. Trust us--you'll want to attend both.  

  • 8:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Moscone North, Hall D

Oracle Software Innovations | Thomas Kurian, President, Product Development, Oracle

The New Service Economy: Gaining Advantage in a Digital World | Abidali Z. Neemuchwala, Group President, Chief Operating Officer, Wipro

Building a Winning Culture—A Culture of Innovations | Thomas Kurian, President, Product Development, Oracle & Rick Welts, President and Chief Operating Officer, Golden State Warriors. Moderated by Tim Roye, Golden State Warriors and KNBR Radio Play-by-Play Announcer

  • 1:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Moscone North, Hall D
The Secure Cloud | Larry Ellison, Executive Chairman and Chief Technology Officer, Oracle

A Human Revolution: Services in the Time of AI | Dr. Vishal Sikka, Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director, Infosys

2.  Go to the Golden State Warriors' Opening Game
  • Be among the first 450 eligible Oracle OpenWorld conference registrants in line at the Yerba Buena Gardens at the Yerba Buena Lane entrance off Mission Street at 10:30 a.m., and get a ticket to the Golden State Warriors' opening game at Oracle Arena in Oakland. You must bring your official conference badge to be eligible.* Game starts at 7:30 p.m.
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Monday Oct 26, 2015

Monday @ Oracle OpenWorld: Top 5 Experiences

Make sure you have these Oracle OpenWorld experiences on your Day 2 schedule:

1. Start Your Day with a Keynote from Oracle President Mark Hurd

  • Vision 2025: Digital Transformation in the Cloud, Mark Hurd, Chief Executive Officer, Oracle
  • 9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Moscone North, Hall D

2. Discover Oracle's Product Roadmap

  • View all the General Sessions for the day:
    • Next-Generation Data Management Architecture | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. San Francisco Marriott Marquis, Salon 7/8/9 (Yerba Buena Ballroom)
    • Kicking Off the Week at CX Central—Exploring the Future of CX | 11:00 a.m. – 12.00 p.m. Moscone West, Room 2008
    • HCM and Digital Workforce | 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Palace Hotel, San Francisco; Grand Ballroom
    • Oracle SCM Cloud | 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Moscone West, Room 3002/3004
    • Oracle's Cloud Computing Strategy | 12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Moscone South, Room 103
    • Achieve Extraordinary Security and Efficiency on Premises and in the Cloud |1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Marriott Marquis, Salon 7/8/9 (Yerba Buena Ballroom)
    • Oracle Cloud Platform and Oracle Fusion Middleware: Accelerating Digital Transformation | 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Marriott Marquis, Salon 7/8/9 (Yerba Buena Ballroom)
3. Check Out the Exhibition Halls
  • Oracle OpenWorld Exhibition Halls | 10:15 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Moscone South and Moscone West 
  • Discover the latest Oracle technology and solution innovations while also networking with colleagues at the Oracle OpenWorld Exhibition Halls. And while you're there, stop in for liquid refreshments at Tap and Brew (sponsored by Lenovo), The Snap Shop (sponsored by Wipro), or practice your free throw and let your brain take a break at Nothin' but Net (sponsored by Tech Data). 
4. Meet the 34th America's Cup Champions: ORACLE TEAM USA
  • Hall of Champions, Moscone South, Booth 1520
    • 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. View the Trophy
    • 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Meet ORACLE TEAM USA Members and View the Trophy 

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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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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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