Last week, San Diego hosted The Channel Company’s inaugural NexGen Cloud Conference & Expo on December 3-5. The theme, “All Roads Lead to the Cloud” – stemmed from industry experts’ predictions that all channel businesses must adapt to the cloud by 2017.
Oracle participated in
the event as a Platinum sponsor throughout the conference. Wednesday was
a “hosted” day with about 120 invite-only solution providers, providing
Oracle an opportunity to engage with partners through the following
- Oracle Cloud Opportunities keynote
– Oracle Director Jeff Porter’s keynote was very well received by
partners; we even heard feedback that it was the best Oracle keynote
attendees had listened to at an XChange event!
- Power Talk sessions
– Oracle hosted five roundtable meetings with solution providers on
dedicated topics that ranged from Virtualization to Private and Public
Clouds. The intimate setting led to lively discussions, and an
opportunity for partners to get their latest questions answered.
- NexGen Welcome Reception
– The official NexGen Conference kicked off Wednesday night and
afforded eager Solution Providers an opportunity to network and mingle with
Oracle executives, discussing Oracle’s planned cloud opportunities at
our table top display.
and Friday, Oracle hosted a booth in the Expo Hall and the highlight was
certainly the evening booth crawl where the Oracle team served up local
favorites - fish tacos and Corona!
All in all, the NexGen Cloud
Conference was a very worthwhile and well-organized event. From
receiving actionable advice in order to accelerate cloud businesses, to
uncovering new cloud solutions and revenue streams, we hope that our
partners found it as valuable as we did. Hope to see you back next year.
Thanks for joining us!
The Oracle PartnerNetwork events team