T'was the week before OpenWorld and all through the house, not an Oracle employee was sleeping, not even. . . Well, you get the idea. . .
It's going to be quite a week! Over 40,000 Customers. Over 8,000 Partners. More than 1,700 sessions. 450+ exhibitors in over 300,000 square feet of conference space. PLUS, an appearance by Michael Phelps! Check the weather report, print this Focus On Partners guide to activities, pack your bag. . . and we'll see you at Oracle OpenWorld!
Also, hot off the press. . . three industry leaders have just confirmed that they will join me and over 1500 registered partners at the Oracle PartnerNetwork Forum on Sunday, Sep 21. Make sure you're at the Hilton for our 11:30 a.m. welcome by Charles Phillips, Oracle President.
· Robert C Demarzo will share his unique views on technologies and the channel. As Editor-in-Chief of VARBusiness, he transformed it into a leading-edge magazine and the fifth-largest computer industry publication in the marketplace. For the past 11 years, he has written a column on industry trends affecting his readers and the opportunities that await them.
· Charles Phillips, Oracle President will kick us off with views about the Oracle ecosystem and partnering together. Charles is my direct manager and is intimately involved in our partnering strategy. I am delighted you’ll have a chance to hear from him directly about the importance of partners to Oracle’s strategy.
· Safra Catz, Oracle President and CFO, will join me for a Q&A. Did you know that more than 40% of Oracle’s revenue goes through partners, and over 80% of sales transactions are done by Oracle’s partners?
If you haven’t registered yet for Oracle PartnerNetwork Forum, just click" here.
Here is the complete agenda with location, details, and a full view into the Oracle leadership participating from around the world.
And by the way, I know that getting in front of people to talk about your business is key. Have you heard about the Oracle OpenWorld Unconference? Bring an approach, technique, or opinion -- and your laptop -- and present a one-hour session at Unconference in laid-back, interactive setting. Sign up now or at the show (first come, first served - look for the whiteboard in the OTN Lounge).
Thanks, we’ll be seeing you.