Tuesday Feb 03, 2015

JD Edwards Summit - Day Two

What a day so far! Some of us were up early enough to catch the sunrise over Denver. Others were busy getting ready for an action-packed morning. Between John Schiff's Welcome Address to the State of the Union keynote with Lyle Ekdahl and the "If Monet Could Paint JD Edwards" keynote, we've learned a lot (65% revenue growth since FY10!) and had a few laughs (Katy Perry, anyone?).

And the excitement only continues! After our Chinese takeaway-themed lunch, this afternoon's Super Sessions will leave you with knowledge of JD Edward's competitive landscape, where JDE is in the Cloud and some of Oracle's Reporting and Analytics Solutions for JDE.

Enjoy the rest of the day, partners, and we'll see you at the 5:30pm Sponsor Showcase reception. Oh, and don't forget your yellow raffle tickets for a chance at the spin wheel!

Have fun!
Your OPN-JDE events team

Friday Oct 25, 2013

OPN Exchange Keynote On-Demand

We hope everyone has had a chance to refresh and recharge after Oracle OpenWorld 2013. In case you didn’t have the opportunity to catch the full OPN Exchange keynote, we have it on demand for your viewing pleasure.

A highlight reel is up on the OPN YouTube channel and on Oracle.com.

You can also watch individual keynote segments, from Oracle Executives like Mark Hurd, John Fowler and Andy Bailey, highlighted below. So please, sit back, relax and enjoy the show! You know, in case your football team is on a bye this week.

Mark Hurd, President, Oracle
Executive Address

John Fowler, Executive Vice President, Systems
Hardware and Software Engineered to Work Together

Joel Borellis, Group Vice President, Partner Enablement
Technology, Middleware and Business Intelligence

Chris Baker, Senior Vice President, Worldwide ISV,OEM and Java Sales
Engineered Systems and Hardware

Andy Bailey, Senior Vice President, Strategic Alliances
Cloud, Fusion Applications and Customer Experience

Thomas LaRocca, Senior Vice President, North America Sales Alliances and Channels
Terri Hall, Group Vice President, North America Sales Alliances and Channels
Oracle Partner Excellence Awards: North America

Hugo Freytes, Senior Vice President, Latin America Alliances and Channels
Oracle Partner Excellence Awards: Latin America

Mark Lewis, Senior Vice President, APAC Alliances and Channels
Hiroshi Watanabe, Senior Vice President, Japan Alliances and Channels
Oracle Partner Excellence Awards: APAC and Japan

David Callaghan, Senior Vice President, EMEA Alliances and Channels
Oracle Partner Excellence Awards: EMEA


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

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