By kristin.jellison on Oct 01, 2013
Well, it was a big few days at OPN Exchange @ Oracle OpenWorld 2013. A smorgasbord of keynotes, events, cocktail parties, speaker sessions, tests and demos spread out across San Francisco’s Moscone Center last week. With so much offered, we want to give you a quick review of the menu, in case you couldn’t make it to every event.
The courses began with Sunday’s OPNX13 Keynote. We heard from Mark Hurd, Safra Catz, John Fowler, and more. Partners in the packed Keynote Hall sampled strategic plans with strong, full-bodied character and overtones of gratitude. After all, as Andy Bailey reported, 40 percent of Oracle’s revenue and 80 percent of interactions come from the partner community. So a hearty applause for all of our #oraclepartners.
Up next was a round of OPN Exchange General Sessions with infusions of Technology, Applications, Hardware and the Internet of Things – the results were devoured by partners and customers alike!
Sunday’s menu concluded with an AfterDark Reception, shaken on the rocks. Partners and customers mixed it up at the top of the Metreon, while Team Oracle aerobatics pilot Sean D. Tucker held court, shaking hands and signing autographs.
Ah, but those were only the appetizers! The rest of the week showcased world-class fare for small and big appetites alike...
- Partners sampled the Oracle kitchen’s most exclusive preparations at 50+ Partner Sessions
- Over 100 partners took their partnership-cooking skills to the next level, earning new Specialized certifications at OPN Test Fest
- Two lucky co-pilots carved the San Francisco skies with Sean D. Tucker and Team Oracle
- The Social Media Rally Station served up rare tips for making your personal social media brand sizzle
- Joel Borellis’ chatted with Oracle Partner Award winners KPI Partners, Enkitec and Helix Business Solutions in OPN Live interviews
- Partners from around the globe planted, tended and watered new networks and connections at the OPN Lounge. We’re looking forward to seeing the fruits they bear over the next year
Are you full yet? We sure hope not. The desserts are yet to come.
Until next year,
A (stuffed) OPNX13 Communications Team