Monday Sep 23, 2013

#OPNX13: Terrific Tuesday Roundup

What’s up, partners?

You’re not exhausted yet, are you? No way. There’s still half a conference’s worth of content for you to take advantage of. Here’s what’s tickling our fancy for Tuesday...

Partner sessions. There are some money content sessions happening @ Marriott Marquis, including Database 12C, Engineered Systems and Applications User Experience in the Cloud.

Test Fest. Exams for OPN Specialist Certifications are available throughout the week - also @ Marriot Marquis. We’ll be there tomorrow. Come by, say hello, and we’ll see what you’re really made of.

Social Media Rally Station. Can you use a hashtag? Know how to endorse a colleague on LinkedIn? Have any idea what a Pinboard is? If you answer “No,” to any of those, head over to the OPN Lounge tomorrow. The Rally Station pit crew will set you up with everything you need—including a pro headshot for all of your profiles.

Stay strong!

OPN “With-you-all-the-way” Communications

Monday Roundup: #OPNX13 Sessions, Test Fest and the Rest

Whew—what an afternoon! We’re live at the OPN Lounge in Moscone South, and it’s busy down here. Looks like partners are off to a bright start following last night’s AfterDark reception.

On that, another big congratulations and thanks to our partner award winners from North America, EMEA, Latin America, and APAC and Japan.

What did you all think of the party? Did you have any outstanding conversations with partners? Get a photo with the great Sean D. Tucker? Tweet about it: @oraclepartners, #opnx13.

The schedule is packed again today. So while you’re navigating between meetings and swag-collecting, be sure to catch some of Monday’s highlights:

  • Check in on Oracle and the industry @ OPNX Sessions. Marriott Marquis
  • Up your game with Test Fest exams for OPN Specialist Certifications. Marriott Marquis
  • Rest your legs @ the OPN Lounge. While you’re here, get your social engines checked at the Social Media Rally Station. Moscone South Exhibition Hall, Room 100
  • See you around!

    Your OPN Lounge Lizards

Announcement of the 2013 Partner Specialization of the Year awards:

David Callaghan had the great honor to announce the 6 EMEA Partner Excellence Award winners during Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange @ OpenWorld 2013 on Sunday.

“With over half of the overall OPN partner community and Specialized Partner ecosystem based in EMEA, growing their Oracle specialized resources at greater than 40% per annum and contributing to over 80% of our transactions, it was a real challenge to short list and select the 6 EMEA award winners in 2013. So many of our partners have the breadth of experience and depth of skills that are exemplary – combined with a real passion for excellence in execution, which has led to many significant customer engagements and great Oracle on Oracle deals over the last year.” said David Callaghan, Senior Vice President, EMEA Alliances and Channels.

2013 Oracle Excellence Awards – Specialized Partners of the Year – EMEA winners:

  • Engineered Systems award - TAS SpA from Italy
  • Servers & Storage award – SCC from UK
  • Applications award – Capgemini from UK
  • Database & Middleware award – Everis from Spain
  • Industry award – Soft Alliance and Resources from Nigeria
  • Oracle Cloud award – Accenture from Switzerland

Many congratulations to the worthy winners, and also thank you to all of our EMEA partners for your commitment to Oracle, the business you do for Oracle and the success of the customers you serve with Oracle.

Big Day! #OPNX13 Sunday Recap

Good morning, folks. Day One of OPN Exchange at Oracle OpenWorld 2013 is over, and we're already on to number two. It's been a blast here in San Francisco.

Yesterday we heard from executives and global partners about Oracle’s strategic vision for partners in the year ahead. We applauded 40+ Partner Award winners this year. And four Oracle leaders shared their insights on everything from hardware to the Internet of Things during the first round of #OPNX13 general sessions.

Have any thoughts about what you’ve seen so far? Tweet them at us (#OPNX13).

Onward!

OPN Comms