If we had our druthers, Oracle partners from Redwood Shores to Rajasthan would all be able to join us for OPN Exchange at OpenWorld 2013.
If you aren’t able to make it, we’ll miss you. But don’t worry! You can still catch all the news and insights at #OPNX13 online.
#OPNX13 keynotes, general sessions and more will broadcast live on the Oracle PartnerNetwork site. Be sure to watch Safra Catz, Mark Hurd and John Fowler deliver the #OPNX13 Keynote today, Sunday, September 22 from 1–3pm PDT. You can also find #OPNX13 livestreams on the Oracle OpenWorld Live page, along with tons of other #OOW13 content.
Whether you’re on a train, in the office or meeting with customers here at OpenWorld, tune in to take part in the live experience. If you see something you like, tweet at us using #OPNX13.
For more information about the conference—including the keynote schedule—or to register and attend Oracle OpenWorld in person, please visit the Oracle OpenWorld Website.
After you hear Mark Hurd, John Fowler and Safra Catz give their play-by-play on Oracle’s strategy and direction for 2014 at the #OPNX13 Keynote, cruise on up to the Esplanade Level for the OPN Exchange General Sessions. Choose among four Oracle Executives to get their insights into some of today’s hottest IT issues.
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Date: Sunday, September 22
Time: 3:30–4:30pm PT
Location: Moscone South, Esplanade Level
Thomas Kurian, Executive Vice President, Product Development (Cloud and Applications for Partners, Room 301): Hear the latest strategies for going to market with Oracle Fusion Applications cloud solutions, from selling to implementation.
Chris Baker, Senior Vice President, Worldwide ISV, OEM and Java Sales (Internet of Things for Partners, Room 302): Discover how leading businesses have already begun using Oracle M2M technology—from Java on the device to world-class infrastructure—to make the Internet of Things a reality.
Andrew Mendelsohn, Senior Vice President, Database Server Technologies (Technology for Partners, Room 303): Learn to expand your offerings to customers by selling Oracle on Oracle.
John Fowler, Executive Vice President, Systems (Engineered Systems and Hardware for Partners, Room 304): Get all your need-to-know info on Oracle Engineered Systems.
Get ready. This year’s speakers are energized and looking downfield for receivers. Which route are you running?
In the piece, Mark discusses one viable way for leaders to face the demands of austerity and innovation. As legacy enterprise apps—“dinosaurs,” as he calls them—eat away at CEOs’ budgets,
“CEOs today need to turn to modern enterprise technology that liberates precious IT dollars from low-value or no-value infrastructure and integration and funds new approaches and innovation that customers are demanding. It’s a tough challenge—but in this new world where the customer is king, CEOs have no alternative.”
But why read it here? Let the man speak for himself.
Then, like the post on LinkedIn and share it with your LinkedIn network.
Give the post a thumbs-up on Facebook and tweet it to your followers. Here’s a sample you can copy+paste: Austerity + Innovation = Modern IT says @Oracle President Mark Hurd. Read his first @LinkedIn Influencer post: pub.vitrue.com/8se8.
With summer finally descending on San Francisco—only a couple months late this year—it’s conference season. By now, you’ve heard all about OPN Exchange @ OOW 13. But here’s something new: if you’re in town beforehand, consider checking out MySQL Connect, a conference that brings together the global MySQL community and Oracle’s MySQL experts for a massive knowledge-share about the world’s most popular open-source database. You can add the MySQL Connect event to your Oracle OpenWorld or JavaOne registration for only US$100. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity—register now!
MySQL joined the Oracle family in 2010. Since then, Oracle has been investing heavily in the product to integrate it across a range of Oracle ecosystems. It is the most popular open source database for rapidly building and deploying modern, cost-effective and secure web-based applications.
In addition to being the solution of choice for some of the world’s largest and fastest-growing organizations (Google, Yahoo!, Facebook, Twitter, among thousands of others), MySQL also offers a host of revenue opportunities for partners.
Here are just a few of the advantages MySQL brings:
With over 15 million active installations and a leadership position in the cloud, demand for MySQL is strong and growing.
Partners can benefit from MySQL’s sales opportunities, including MySQL Enterprise Edition subscriptions, value-add services, technology up-sell, and revenue annuity streams.
MySQL is certified with many Oracle products. The MySQL Enterprise Oracle Certifications make it easier, faster & safer for Oracle customers to deploy and manage MySQL within their existing environment.
There are clear complementary opportunities.
Spend a few minutes exploring the benefits MySQL can bring to your customers. For example, take a look at the MySQL TCO Calculator to discover how you can help your customers save up to 90% over Microsoft SQL.
The number of players on each side of a rugby match
The number of days left before OPN Exchange kicks off
The number of times you should watch the video below (love that beat)
All of the above.
Get in on all the action at OPN Exchange September 22–26, 2013. Time’s running out. Don’t miss this year’s 12,500+ registered partners, 80+ Test Fest specializations, 50+ partner sessions, and ONE hot partner appreciation event.
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