By Meghan Fritz-Oracle on Mar 26, 2014
COLLABORATE 2014 is just a few weeks away partners, and a great place to showcase your specializations! This year’s event will be taking place from April 7-11 at The Venetian and Sands Expo Center in sunny Las Vegas. Before you pack your bag, below are some things to take advantage of onsite.
OPN representatives will be onsite visiting partners at their booths and recognizing latest OPN Specialization accomplishments – including Oracle Validated Integration.
OPN reps will be looking for creative conference participation such as:
- OPN Specialized representation
- Customer success stories
- Your company’s Solutions Catalog page
- Your social media interactions during the event
Have your OPN credentials and social media accounts on display! Why? See #2 below.
2. ENTER A CONTEST
Why risk it in a casino, when instead promoting your OPN specializations may have better odds. Spoiler Alert: OPN reps onsite will have a limited number of certification exam vouchers ($250 value/ea) and some OPN schwag to award. 1st place gets three vouchers, 2nd place gets two vouchers and 3rd place gets one.
3. CHECKOUT THE CLOUD SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP MEETINGS
Oracle is sponsoring the Cloud Odyssey Workshop on Monday (4/7); an innovative activity where customers and partners learn more about private cloud building. Partners further interested in OPN Cloud programs and specializations are invited to schedule onsite meetings with OPN representative Steve Lemme by emailing: email@example.com. Partners may also check out related user community Special Interest Groups (SIG): Cloud, Enterprise Manager, and Storage SIG meetings and related sessions.
4. JOIN VALUABLE OPN PRESENTATIONS
Join OPN on the afternoon of Tuesday, April 8 for two important sessions: Oracle Fusion Financials Cloud (1:45pm – Level 3, Murano 3203) and Partner Enablement & OPN (5:30pm – Level 4, Marcello 4502). Both sessions will provide partners valuable tips and product information, as well as how to better take advantage of the OPN Specialized Program. For more information or to schedule a meeting during COLLABORATE 14, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
5. LEARN ABOUT THE BENEFITS OF ACHIEVING ORACLE VALIDATED INTEGRATION
Partners who develop solutions that extend and enhance Oracle Applications – including Oracle Applications Cloud – can accelerate sales opportunities and attract new customers by participating in Oracle Validated Integration. Contact us to schedule time to meet or stop by the Oracle Validated Integration Exhibitor Lounge (booth #761) to learn more. The lounge is available to OPN partners during exhibitor hours to meet, relax, and refresh!
6. PRACTICE FOR ORACLE OPENWORLD
Don’t wait till Oracle OpenWorld! Use COLLABORATE as a half-way point to engage OPN to get the latest OPN news first hand, ask questions about specific OPN Specializations, plan your future Specialization strategy or share your Oracle OpenWorld submission ideas.
7. SEE NEW OPN BRANDED SCHWAG
Check out branded merchandise now available to partners and OPN Certified Specialists! Choose from polos, t-shirts, notepads & more and show off your status.
8. NETWORK + ENJOY
Yes, conferences can be tiring, but don’t forget to take advantage of the 1:1 networking opportunities that surround you. Instead of catching up on emails, engage customers and OPN at each opportunity, especially dinner time! So get out of your room for dinner and get to know one of your customers better.
We look forward to meeting you in Las Vegas!
Steve Lemme (@lemmes) and the Oracle PartnerNetwork (@oraclepartners)