Tuesday Oct 01, 2013

It's a Wrap! The #OPNX13 Menu in Review

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

Sunday Sep 22, 2013

Don't Forget: OPN Exchange Sunday Roundup

We’re just a few hours away from kicking off #OPNX13 at OOW. There’s a LOT happening for partners in the coming week. So here’s a quick roundup of Day One’s can’t-miss events!

Sunday, 9/22:

  • The OPN Exchange Keynote with Mark Hurd, John Fowler and Safra Catz @ 1:00pm (Moscone South, Gateway Ballroom)
  • #OPNX13 General Sessions covering each OPN Exchange track, including Cloud, Technology, Engineered Systems and the Internet of Things @ 3:30pm (Moscone South, Esplanade Level)
  • The exclusive #OPNX13 AfterDark Reception @ 7:00pm. Team Oracle aerobatics whizz Sean D. Tucker will be on hand from 7:30–8:30pm for an adrenaline-fueled meet-and-greet! (Metreon, 4th Floor)

Don’t worry—there’s plenty more after Sunday! Be sure to take part in all the exciting activity during the week, including:

  • 50+ OPN Exchange Sessions taking place at the Marriott Marquis through Thursday
  • Test Fest exams for OPN Specialist Certifications throughout the week
  • Social Media Rally Station in the OPN Lounge—join us Monday through Wednesday to go from Social Media glum to guru in just 25 minutes
  • Hands-on Labs at various venues across the OOW site
  • Endless networking opportunities at the OPN Lounge, Oracle Plaza @ Howard Street, the "It’s a Wrap" Reception, and much more

As you register and reconnect with your global Oracle family, don’t forget to attend these stellar events!

Can’t wait to see you here,

The OPN Communications Team

Tuesday Sep 25, 2012

OPN Exchange @ OpenWorld – Don’t Forget…


Mark your calendar because we’re less than a week away from kicking off our first ever Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange @ OpenWorld program, and do we have a lot in store for you!  So don’t forget to attend these great partner events!

Sunday, 9/30:

  • The Global Partner Keynote with Judson Althoff and other senior executives @ 1:00pm
  • OPN Exchange General Sessions  to discuss the overview of each OPN Exchange track including, Cloud, Engineered Systems, Industries, Technology and Applications @ 3:30pm
  • The exclusive OPN Exchange AfterDark Reception complete with the smooth sounds of Macy Gray @ 7:30pm.

Don’t worry, there is plenty to come after Sunday! Be sure to take part in all the exciting activity taking place during the week, including:

  • Over 40 + OPN Exchange Sessions taking place at the Marriott Marquis throughout the week
  • Test Fest exams for OPN Specialist Certifications,  taking place throughout the week
  • The 5k Partner Fun Run- Meet at the W Hotel lobby on Monday 10/1 at 6 a.m. PT – No registration necessary! Led by Judson Althoff, SVP of WWA&C.
  • Social Media Rally Station- Join us in the OPN Lounge on Monday to become social savvy and leverage social media tools for your business
  • Ice Cream Social- Monday October 1st, from 3-5:30 p.m. in the OPN Lounge. Hosted by Oracle Advanced Customer Support Services.
  • Endless Networking Opportunities at the OPN Lounge, the Howard Street Tent for lunch, the ‘It’s a Wrap Reception’, and much more!

We can’t wait to see you there!

The OPN Communications Team

Friday Sep 07, 2012

The “AfterDark” Reception Is Back!


This year, the OPN Exchange “AfterDark” Reception is moving to new heights! Join us on the 4th floor of the Metreon building in San Francisco for this exclusive ‘VIP’ event. The reception will be held from 7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. on Sunday, September 30th.

Enjoy the smooth sounds of Macy Gray over a cocktail, as you network the night away and watch the 2012 live Music Festival performances from above! Best of all, this event is exclusive and free to all Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange attendees!

So come mix and mingle with us as we kick-off Oracle OpenWorld 2012 with great conversation and music!

See You After Dark!

The OPN Communications Team