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