Wednesday Oct 14, 2015

Stay Green at Oracle OpenWorld

Bustling tech conferences like Oracle OpenWorld can make you forget to be “green”. As you dart from Larry Ellison’s keynote to OPN General Sessions to the Exhibition Hall, do you always remember to compost that coffee cup?

Oracle is working hard to host the most sustainable conference in the world. Progress is definitely being made, but we could improve with your help.  Below are (lucky #) seven sustainability facts that should excite you and serve as a reminder to keep the environment in mind as often as you can.

Did you know...

  1. 10 lbs of emissions are eliminated every time an attendee takes @SFBARTable btwn #oow15 & the airport?
  2. Oracle OpenWorld has reduced the pounds of CO2 emissions per person by 41% since 2011?
  3. The waste footprint of each #oow15 attendee is equal to the weight of 8 baseballs? That's 3 fewer than in 2012!
  4. Eight percent of #oow15 food is prepared within 100 miles of the Bay Area, benefiting local businesses?
  5. Since ending bottled water usage in 2007, we've eliminated the waste of 1,287,628 individual water bottles?
  6. Nine Olympic pools of water were conserved last year by attendees choosing more “water wise” ingredients for lunch.
  7. 9,390 meals were recovered from #oow14, and were then re-distributed to groups like @sfcityimpact & @FoodRunnersSF?

We can’t wait to see our partners next weekend! Until then, be sure to follow the OPN Central @ OpenWorld official website for the latest conference happenings.

Stay green,
The OPN Communications team

Wednesday Oct 07, 2015

OPN Central @ OpenWorld: What’s in it for you?

This year, Oracle invites you to discover the innovation and learning we’ve packed into Oracle OpenWorld. From technology sessions & labs hosted by industry experts and Oracle executives, to partner & exhibitor sessions, we’ve broken down barriers to get you to the source of information, faster.

With that, we bring you OPN Central @ OpenWorld.

Conference Week Activities

Oracle OpenWorld takes place in San Francisco October 25 – 29. To show our commitment to our partners, Oracle has dedicated Sunday, October 25 to the Oracle PartnerNetwork community. On Sunday afternoon, partners can attend OPN General Sessions that will consist of three separate sessions catering specifically to SI, ISV, and VAR audiences. On Sunday evening, the famed OPN AfterDark Reception is back and open to all partners with a conference badge; no separate registration necessary.

The OPN Lounge will be open during conference week and home to the majority of OPN Central activities. Activities include OPN In Focus sessions – where partners can uncover the tools and resources needed to run a successful business. In addition, partners have a chance to delve into social media consultations at our Social Media Rally Station. This is an opportunity to discover your company’s “social clout” and determine ways to build a stronger online presence. Between your sessions and the conference hustle and bustle, relax in the OPN Lounge and network with members of the OPN Enablement team as well as your peers.

Also located in the OPN Lounge is the brand new ISV Cloud Bar – Ask the Experts! Have all of your technical questions answers & your cloud strategy evaluated by our panel of experts throughout the conference week. In addition to the OPN Lounge, Experts will be in Moscone West, the Marriott Marquis and the OPN AfterDark Reception.

Test Fest @ OPN Central is also back for the fifth year in a row and takes place at the Westin St. Francis Hotel. Partners are encouraged to register for an opportunity to earn their Certified Specialist accreditation through one of ten session exams!

See you in San Francisco

Oracle OpenWorld brings together innovators, subject matter experts and IT professionals, loads of program tracks that can give you unparalleled insight into today’s most relevant topics, impressive entertainment and new relationships that will last a lifetime.  

To stay connected with everything taking place at Oracle OpenWorld, follow and interact with us on our official OPN social media channels using the hashtags: #opncentral and #oow15:

We look forward to seeing you soon!

The OPN Communications team

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

Thursday Sep 19, 2013

OPN Exchange General Sessions Announced – Fowler, Baker & more

Ladies and Gentlemen,

The moment you’ve all been waiting for...

After you hear Mark Hurd, John Fowler and Safra Catz give their play-by-play on Oracle’s strategy and direction for 2014 at the #OPNX13 Keynote, cruise on up to the Esplanade Level for the OPN Exchange General Sessions. Choose among four Oracle Executives to get their insights into some of today’s hottest IT issues.

Here are the numbers...

Date: Sunday, September 22

Time: 3:30–4:30pm PT

Location: Moscone South, Esplanade Level

  • Thomas Kurian, Executive Vice President, Product Development (Cloud and Applications for Partners, Room 301): Hear the latest strategies for going to market with Oracle Fusion Applications cloud solutions, from selling to implementation.
  • Chris Baker, Senior Vice President, Worldwide ISV, OEM and Java Sales (Internet of Things for Partners, Room 302): Discover how leading businesses have already begun using Oracle M2M technology—from Java on the device to world-class infrastructure—to make the Internet of Things a reality.
  • Andrew Mendelsohn, Senior Vice President, Database Server Technologies (Technology for Partners, Room 303): Learn to expand your offerings to customers by selling Oracle on Oracle.
  • John Fowler, Executive Vice President, Systems (Engineered Systems and Hardware for Partners, Room 304): Get all your need-to-know info on Oracle Engineered Systems.

Get ready. This year’s speakers are energized and looking downfield for receivers. Which route are you running?

Go Team!

OPN Comms out