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Monday Oct 03, 2011
By Oracle OpenWorld Blog Staff on Oct 03, 2011
Now that’s something one doesn’t see every day! A full-size, 45-foot, 2,910-pound catamaran in the lobby of a convention center. But the boat is there, in Moscone West at Oracle OpenWorld, as part of the ORACLE Racing and America’s Cup Extreme Experience.
Thursday Sep 22, 2011
By Oracle OpenWorld Blog Staff on Sep 22, 2011
By The Applications User Experience Team
Sign Up to Tour Oracle’s User Experience Research Labs
Get a first-hand look at where Oracle’s Applications User Experience team uses the latest technologies to design and test the next generation of user experiences in your software.
Tours of Oracle’s User Experience research labs will be offered at Oracle headquarters in Redwood Shores, California, on Thursday, October 6, and Friday, October 7.
Limited transportation from Oracle OpenWorld to Oracle headquarters will be provided on these days. See where Oracle brings together best practices and next-generation features to create innovative, next-generation user experiences.
To join a tour, RSVP now to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you wish to tour our labs at a different time, please contact us to schedule a tour. Visit the Usability Lab Tours page for more information.
Thursday Sep 15, 2011
By Oracle OpenWorld Blog Staff on Sep 15, 2011
Come to the My Oracle Support Community Meet Up
Have you ever wanted to meet some of your fellow My Oracle Support Community members in person? Has someone ever helped you out when you were in a pinch? Have you ever thought, I owe that guy a beer? Well, you’re in luck.
Take a break from Oracle OpenWorld at the second-annual My Oracle Support Community Meet Up. This community-members-only event will be held on Monday, October 3, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Join us for complimentary drinks and appetizers, brewery tours, beer tastings, and Vegas-style game tables. But most importantly, join us for the opportunity to meet other online community members and Oracle moderators face to face.
This event is free, but you must first visit the Oracle Support Stars Bar (Moscone West, Lobby Level 2) and pick up your entry pass. The Oracle Support Stars Bar is open on Sunday, October 2, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and on Monday, October 3, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Stop by, have fun, and establish some lifelong friendships. We’ll provide everything else. In the meantime, learn more about the My Oracle Support Community Meet Up and about Oracle Customer Services at Oracle OpenWorld.
Wednesday Aug 31, 2011
By Oracle OpenWorld Blog Staff on Aug 31, 2011
Three must-see Oracle Identity Management sessions
Got your identities mixed between social, mobile, cloud, and enterprise worlds? Sort it out with this trio of must-see Oracle Identity Management sessions, covering solutions, implementation best practices, and customer lessons:
- Trends in Identity Management (Session 14920)
Monday, Oct. 3, 2 p.m.—Moscone West 3022
Identity management continues to be a dynamic market. In this session, Amit Jasuja, Vice President, Oracle Identity Management, will discuss the trends in identity management and how each relates to advances in Oracle Identity Management solutions.
- BYODW (Bring Your Own Device to Work): Securing the Mobile Enterprise (Session 14908)
Tuesday, Oct. 4, 10:15 a.m.—Moscone West 3020
As employees use personal devices for mission-critical business activities, IT departments are faced with the challenge of securing multiple types of devices and applications on the corporate intranet and beyond. This session discusses common mobile security problems and how Oracle can help.
- Achieving Context-Aware Security with Integrated Identity Management (Session 14903)
Wednesday, Oct. 5, 4:45 p.m.—Moscone West 3022
Growing security threats—both internal and external—require effective policy controls across enterprise, cloud, and mobile ecosystems. This session introduces identity context and describes a security architecture for delivering context-aware security as a preintegrated feature of the Oracle Identity Management platform.
For a complete listing of all identity management sessions, hands-on labs, and more, download the Focus On Identity Management (.pdf), plus learn more about the Oracle Chief Security Officer Summit during Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco on Oct 4. And in the meantime, join the Oracle Identity Management discussion on the blog, Twitter, and Facebook, or visit oracle.com/identity.
Tuesday Aug 02, 2011
By Oracle OpenWorld Blog Staff on Aug 02, 2011
Get a Head Start on What’s New
By Tom Caldecott
This October, you’ll be at Oracle OpenWorld 2011 for the networking. For the fun. For the tchotchkes. But most of all, you’ll be attending for the knowledge, right? For the opportunity to learn about new technologies and products as well as best practices for company and career.
So why not make the most of the opportunity? Add one more day of discovery by attending the Oracle University preconference training event. It will be held on Sunday, October 2, 2011, at Hotel Nikko San Francisco, where you can choose from eight sessions:
- Oracle and Exadata. The Perfect Fit!
- OpenWorld Certification Exam Cram: Oracle Database 11g: New Features for Administrators
- Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud Overview
- Making the Most of Oracle User Productivity Kit (UPK)
- Oracle WebLogic Server 11g: Administration Essentials
- Oracle Business Intelligence 11g: Overview to Analyses and Dashboards
- Oracle SOA Suite 11g: Administration
- What's New in Oracle Solaris 11
Each session will be taught by our expert Oracle University instructors. Learn more about the sessions. And see you on Sunday, October 2.
Wednesday Jun 08, 2011
By Oracle OpenWorld Blog Staff on Jun 08, 2011
Tell Us What You Want. You Deserve It.
You always think of other people. “What would my fellow cube- dwellers want for an Oracle OpenWorld 2011 session?” you ask. How nice. How noble. OK, it’s time to get selfish. What do you want in a session? What topic will help you do your job better? What excites you in the way of technology and solutions?
Don't feel guilty about being selfish. Chances are, other people will share your wants, and will vote for your ideas. So send us your suggestions for Oracle OpenWorld sessions or presentations. And while you're at it, vote for all your favorites.
Submission/Voting Deadline: June 19
Act now, time is running out—Oracle OpenWorld Suggest-a-Session on Oracle Mix ends Sunday, June 19th.
Wednesday May 18, 2011
By Oracle OpenWorld Blog Staff on May 18, 2011
Grammy-winning musician appearing live at Appreciation Event
Oracle is excited to announce that world-renowned musician Sting will perform live during Oracle OpenWorld 2011. Sting took a few minutes from his busy schedule to answer our five questions:
Q: When were you last in San Francisco and what do you love about the city and California?
Sting: I was last in San Francisco a couple of years ago (May 18, 2009) to perform at a benefit concert for the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. It’s a great city and one I truly enjoy visiting. Like so many who grew up in England under the rain clouds, coming to California is always a breath of fresh air for me.
Q: What excites you the most about playing live and what kind of experience do you want your audience to have?
Sting: All I ever wanted to be in life is a musician. I love being on stage and seeing the audience enjoy themselves and most importantly, be surprised. The element of surprise is really the one essential in music. I think every time you perform a song you have to breathe new life into it, especially with a song like “Roxanne” that I’ve performed thousands of times. It’s my job to discover something new or some alternate meaning and to present even the smallest variation each time I sing it.
Q: Why are you passionate about protecting the rainforest—what's the one thing that everyone could do to help?
Sting: I see what’s happening in the rainforest as a universal problem that affects us all. I was fortunate enough to travel to the Amazon and meet with indigenous peoples, and that really gave rise to a passion in me to help protect these natural resources for present and future generations. Trudie and I are very proud of the work we’ve done in the Amazon and with The Rainforest Foundation. I think the most important thing to do is raise awareness and try to stir a desire in people to do whatever they can to help out.
Q: You've got a busy summer planned, capped off with your performance at Oracle OpenWorld 2011. What do you like most about touring?
Sting: There’s no way to describe the feeling of going on stage in front of thousands of people who are pleased to see you. That’s something you can’t be blasé about. I also feel as though I’m probably at my most free when I am singing, and touring gives me the opportunity to experience that honesty and candidness almost every night.
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Tuesday Oct 05, 2010
By Oracle Staff on Oct 05, 2010
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.
Friday Sep 24, 2010
By Richard Levitt on Sep 24, 2010
Attendees Enjoy Live Music, Sunshine, and Piles of Good Eats
The attendees may have been tired from a week of seeing, learning, and meeting. They may have been over saturated with technical info. Loaded down with swag. Ready to get on home. But they still showed up to close out Oracle OpenWorld 2010 at the "It's a Wrap" event on Thursday in Yerba Buena Gardens.
There was plenty of good ol' Rock 'n' Roll, with Oracle's own Tom Geck fronting the band.
"We're going to try and play one song from each of the (Appreciation Event) bands," said Tom.
And while the crowd called out for "Fergalicious," he offered up "The Joker" by Steve Miller.
That was close enough. Some people danced while others helped themselves to piles of hot dogs, tacos, salads and wraps, candy and cookies, and lots of cold beer courtesy event sponsor Tsing Tao.
The crowd grew. The food diminished. Then slowly, the crowd diminished until only the waiters and caterers were left to clean up.
And so, on the kind of warm, lovely day that has eluded San Francisco all summer, Oracle OpenWorld 2010 came to a close.
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