Wednesday Jan 06, 2016

The 2016 Oracle JD Edwards Summit is less than a month away!

Happy 2016, partners! One of our favorite things about the New Year is switching into high gear for the annual Oracle JD Edwards Summit. Join us at the Omni Interlocken Resort in Broomfield, CO from February 1-5 at the 2016 Summit to discover how to thrive in the Oracle JD Edwards economy. Visit the Summit website to learn about our agenda, lodging options and – most importantly – to register by January 20. With less than a month to go, here’s an overview of some key highlights and offerings: 

  • Breakout Sessions: With more than 100 breakout session topics, there is something for everyone at the 2016 Oracle JD Edwards Summit. Our six tracks this year include Selling, Implementing, Technology, Citizen Developer, Pre-Sales and Sponsor sessions. 
  • Optional Workshops: We are excited to offer a variety of workshops on both Monday, February 1 and Friday, February 5 for you to take advantage of. Monday workshops will be focused on Selling, while Friday workshops will target Implementation. Review the full list of workshop topics, more details and to register. (Note: all but one of the workshops are free of charge to you!).
  • Welcome Party – Mon, Feb 1: NEWS FLASH - agenda change! We’re kicking off the Summit with our centerpiece reception on Monday evening from 5:00pm – 8:00pm (instead of Tuesday, as in the past). You won’t want to miss out on our Colorado Winter Wonderland theme. In addition to food, beverages and our first sponsor showcase, entertainment includes games for our competitors, a “wine and paint” activity for your artistic side, and a special “ice luge” for our partiers!
  • Sponsor Receptions – Tues, Feb 2: As another new aspect of the Summit, we are reserving the evening of Tuesday, February 2 exclusively for sponsor-hosted receptions. Enjoy valuable face-to-face time with some of our top sponsors at the multiple parties going on at the Omni that night.
  • Intro to JD Edwards Workshop and Meet & Greet – Mon, Feb 1: Are you new to the JD Edwards realm, or is this your first time attending the Summit? Let us welcome you with an introductory workshop and meet & greet reception reserved for our newest community members. Register now to join us on Monday, February 1 from 3:00 – 5:00pm.
  • Awards & Contests: Submit a nomination to be considered for one of our 12 awards or 2 contests at the Summit. Visit the “Awards & Contests” tab on our Summit website for instructions and details.
  • Social Media: Join the conversation now on our OPN Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn channels and keep it going through the Summit by using #JDESummit16 in your posts + tweets!
  • Hotel Lodging: Space is filling up quickly! Visit the “Hotel Lodging” tab on the Summit website to learn which area hotels we have negotiated group room rates with. Remember, your Summit registration does NOT automatically reserve you a hotel room.
The theme of this year’s Summit is “Thriving in the Oracle JD Edwards Economy.” Our lineup of keynotes, sessions, workshops and networking opportunities will help shape your strategy for positioning JD Edwards in a quickly evolving cloud landscape, and give you the skills to become more innovative, agile and successful in all aspects of your business.

Attendance is open to all global Oracle PartnerNetwork JD Edwards business partners, and to the Oracle JD Edwards sales and consulting community. No matter what your role or position in the JD Edwards ecosystem, the Summit is for you.

Registration fees increase after Wednesday, January 20, so make sure to reserve your seat today. Looking forward to seeing you this February in Colorado for another fantastic Oracle JD Edwards Summit.

Happy New Year!
The Oracle PartnerNetwork Team

Monday Sep 23, 2013

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.

Tuesday May 07, 2013

The North America Excellence Awards Want You

Calling all North America Oracle partners!!! You have an opportunity to submit an entry for the 2013 North America Oracle Excellence Awards Program, honoring outstanding partner innovation and business achievements during FY13. 

The North America Excellence Awards Program recognizes your innovation, expertise, and achievements. For those of you who are new to the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), these are prestigious awards among the North American partner community and the program continues to gain media interest every year. 

We are pleased to announce that the 2013 North America Excellence Awards Program is now open for nominations and is accepting submissions through July 8, 2013 at 11:59am PT.  Learn more about the award, and download the nomination form today or be sure to join the “Playing to Win, a 2013 Specialized Partner of the Year - North America Award” webcast taking place May 14th at 9 am PT.

If you have a question, please contact Lisa Chang at

Best of Luck,

The OPN Communications Team