By Gwen Surgeoner-Oracle on Feb 22, 2016
Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) hosted over 650+ global attendees representing 31 countries and 164 OPN partner companies during the Oracle JD Edwards Summit held in Broomfield, Colorado February 1-5, 2016 – all of which wouldn’t have been possible without the continued support of our record-breaking 44 sponsor organizations.
The conference kicked off on Monday evening with a Sponsor Showcase and Welcome Reception with a “Colorado Winter Wonderland” theme – which proved timely against the backdrop of a snowstorm coming down outside! But our attendees didn’t let a little snow dampen their spirits. They had a blast networking together, engaging with sponsors, painting a Colorado mountain scene, taking pictures with skiing props in the photo booth, and sipping our themed drink – chilled by an Oracle mountain ice luge.
Tuesday morning kicked off with keynotes and super sessions at the Omni Interlocken Hotel to the theme of “Thriving in the JD Edwards Economy” in the face of an ever-changing industry. After a brief appearance by Darth Vader to launch the content sessions, Oracle JD Edwards Senior Vice President Lyle Ekdahl encouraged attendees to not fear change or consider impediments a barrier to success. Instead, he suggested focusing on accelerants such as continuous upgrade, cloud, digitization (mobile, social and Internet of Things (IoT), and the JD Edwards Maker Economy (Citizen Developer).