Friday Apr 10, 2015

COLLABORATE 15: We look forward to seeing and supporting you!

Each year in between Oracle OpenWorlds, partners support our customers at events such as COLLABORATE 15. So we take the OPN Lounge on the road and support our partners supporting our customers.

Similar to prior years, we'll be dropping by your booth to recognize your company's latest OPN accomplishments. This year, in addition to displaying your OPN credentials, we also want to see how you have made the business transformation to the cloud. So get creative in your booths and drop us a line on Twitter using the hashtag #C15LV. We will be highlighting a few of the best displays!

See you Sunday,

The Oracle PartnerNetwork team

Thursday Mar 12, 2015

Why your customers should attend the Modern Sales Experience

Sales organizations are under continuous pressure to meet targets and deliver results, but the environment has changed – your customers are more informed, they have more choices, and their expectations are higher than ever. This is why Oracle has compiled the best and brightest for our Modern Sales Experience Conference taking place March 31 – April 2. The event brings together a prestigious group of thought leaders + innovative companies who are leading the industry and making impactful changes in the areas of Sales and Customer Experience.

Your customers won’t want to miss this event – but in case they're on the fence and need a few more reasons to attend, we’ve compiled our top 10:

  1. Hear from the Experts. This is an extraordinary opportunity to hear from a number of experts sharing their unique perspectives.
  2. Participate in Engaging Workshops. Choose from a number of workshop sessions and interact with others who are also exploring ways to meet the challenges of customer experience. Workshops include Next-Generation Analytics, Big Data to Inform Smarter Sales, User Adoption Tactics, and Leveraging Configure-Price-Quote (CPQ) to build better Customer Experiences.
  3. Rock out with OneRepublic. OneRepublic, the GRAMMY award winners you may know for their hit “Counting Stars,” will host a private concert for event attendees on Wednesday evening.  
  4. Listen to guest keynote, Daniel Pink. Daniel Pink, bestselling author and current host of National Geographic's "Crowd Control," will share insights on human behavior, what drives and motivates people, and how a deeper knowledge of the habits, motivations, and expectations of your customers can translate into outstanding business benefits. Daniel Pink is an entertaining speaker. Don’t believe us? Just check out his TED Talk.
  5. Learn About the Future of CX. Hosted by Rebecca Wettemann from Nucleus Research, a panel will be dedicated to the future with those who are already living it and helping to shape it. A panel of UNLV Lee Business School students will chat with us about their ideas, their opinions, and frank advice on how to accommodate the next generation.
  6. Discover Complete Solutions. Product experts will outline considerations, best practices, and real-world solutions for your customer experience business challenges. Topics include Adding Marketing to the Mix, Integrating Sales with Configure-Price-Quote, and How CPQ and Commerce can Lead to Optimal Results.
  7. Hear from leading CX Innovators. Customers should not miss the opportunity to hear from some of the world’s brightest and most innovative companies including LinkedIn and Visa. This select group will share what goes into a modern sales strategy, how they approach customer engagement, how they measure engagement and their sales teams, and what technologies and philosophies help to craft a modern CX strategy.
  8. Network with Fellow Sales Leaders. Networking opportunities abound at this event from meeting other attendees and industry influencers during receptions to the late-night Customer Appreciation Event.
  9. Mingle with Celebrities. Enjoy dinner and drinks while hanging out with celebrities at Madame Tussaud’s wax museum.
  10. Las Vegas. Need we say more?  The Modern Sales Experience conference will be held at the five-diamond Venetian Resort Hotel & Casino.  

Will we see your customers there? More information and a detailed agenda can be found on the Modern Customer Experience Conferences website. It's never too late to start promoting the event!

On behalf of your customers,
The OPN Communications team

Tuesday Apr 08, 2014


Good afternoon, partners! Day two of COLLABORATE 14 is a wrap and it seems like everyone’s having a blast and enjoying the heat in sunny Las Vegas.

Partners, don’t forget to show off those Specializations at your booth for a chance to win some pretty legit Oracle PartnerNetwork prizes – including certification exam vouchers and the spiffy shirts you see below! We’ll be walking around keeping an eye out for creative displays.

Today’s opening general session from Adam Savage on “Curiosity: Asking the Right Questions” was great, we hope you were able to attend it. Have any thoughts about other sessions you’ve seen so far? Tweet them at us (@oraclepartners & @lemmes).


OPN Comms

Wednesday Mar 26, 2014

Attending COLLABORATE ’14? Learn what the Oracle PartnerNetwork has planned for you!

COLLABORATE 2014 is just a few weeks away partners, and a great place to showcase your specializations! This year’s event will be taking place from April 7-11 at The Venetian and Sands Expo Center in sunny Las Vegas. Before you pack your bag, below are some things to take advantage of onsite.

OPN representatives will be onsite visiting partners at their booths and recognizing latest OPN Specialization accomplishments – including Oracle Validated Integration.

OPN reps will be looking for creative conference participation such as:
  • OPN Specialized representation
  • Customer success stories
  • Your social media interactions during the event

Have your OPN credentials and social media accounts on display! Why? See #2 below.

Why risk it in a casino, when instead promoting your OPN specializations may have better odds. Spoiler Alert: OPN reps onsite will have a limited number of certification exam vouchers ($250 value/ea) and some OPN schwag to award. 1st place gets three vouchers, 2nd place gets two vouchers and 3rd place gets one.

Oracle is sponsoring the Cloud Odyssey Workshop on Monday (4/7); an innovative activity where customers and partners learn more about private cloud building. Partners further interested in OPN Cloud programs and specializations are invited to schedule onsite meetings with OPN representative Steve Lemme by emailing: Partners may also check out related user community Special Interest Groups (SIG): Cloud, Enterprise Manager, and Storage SIG meetings and related sessions.

Join OPN on the afternoon of Tuesday, April 8 for two important sessions: Oracle Fusion Financials Cloud (1:45pm – Level 3, Murano 3203) and Partner Enablement & OPN (5:30pm – Level 4, Marcello 4502). Both sessions will provide partners valuable tips and product information, as well as how to better take advantage of the OPN Specialized Program. For more information or to schedule a meeting during COLLABORATE 14, please contact

Partners who develop solutions that extend and enhance Oracle Applications – including Oracle Applications Cloud – can accelerate sales opportunities and attract new customers by participating in Oracle Validated Integration. Contact us to schedule time to meet or stop by the Oracle Validated Integration Exhibitor Lounge (booth #761) to learn more. The lounge is available to OPN partners during exhibitor hours to meet, relax, and refresh!

Don’t wait till Oracle OpenWorld! Use COLLABORATE as a half-way point to engage OPN to get the latest OPN news first hand, ask questions about specific OPN Specializations, plan your future Specialization strategy or share your Oracle OpenWorld submission ideas.

Check out branded merchandise now available to partners and OPN Certified Specialists! Choose from polos, t-shirts, notepads & more and show off your status.

Yes, conferences can be tiring, but don’t forget to take advantage of the 1:1 networking opportunities that surround you. Instead of catching up on emails, engage customers and OPN at each opportunity, especially dinner time! So get out of your room for dinner and get to know one of your customers better.

We look forward to meeting you in Las Vegas!

Steve Lemme (@lemmes) and the Oracle PartnerNetwork (@oraclepartners)

Tuesday Dec 03, 2013

Meet the World's HR Leaders—All in One Place

Oracle HCM World is an industry conference designed as a forum for thought leadership, networking, and enhanced understanding of the changing role of human resources in today’s business world. Leaders of the HR community will be there to discuss the latest happenings in our space.

Come learn from business leaders who will talk about how they are solving current business problems.

You will hear from analysts who spend their time thinking about the future of HR and how to get there. You’ll learn what is cutting edge, and what organizations need to succeed. Attendees will hear from HR leaders who have implemented projects that transformed their business.

The executive speaker track alone makes Oracle HCM World a can’t-miss event. You’ll hear keynotes by Oracle President Mark Hurd, as well as NeuroLeadership Institute Director, author, and leadership expert David Rock.

You’ll also enjoy countless opportunities to:

  • Find out how to increase employee productivity and engagement.
  • Learn new strategies to attract, develop and retain talent.
  • Network with peers to build your professional community.
  • Choose from over 100 sessions across nine tracks, with hands-on demos of next-generation technologies.

Here’s the scoop:

  • February 4–6, 2014
  • The Venetian Las Vegas
  • View an agenda full of best practices and use cases that you can take back with you to be more successful in your role.
  • Click here to register now.

Hope to see you there!

The OPN Communications Team