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

Wednesday Sep 25, 2013

Mark Hurd Builds a Following as a LinkedIn Influencer: Read His Latest Blog

Oracle President Mark Hurd published his latest blog, "Why CEOs Must Become Customer-Experience Evangelists."

As partners are well aware, creating a consistently solid customer experience is a critical component for success.

In his new article, Mark writes, “CEOs have to make it their mission to completely re-architect how they think about the core applications that run their core business processes, from purchasing all the way out to CX. Because the demographics of business have been turned upside down: instead of business technology defining the rules of engagement, today’s marketplace is dictated by consumers wielding powerful new technologies and wildly new buying habits that are being absorbed by all age groups.

“It’s the consumers who control the leverage, not the sellers.” And this isn’t happening only in the U.S. As we’ve heard repeatedly at Oracle OpenWorld and Oracle Partner Network Exchange 2013, it’s happening around the world.

So, how do you create an unbeatable customer experience? Well, Mark encourages CEOs to “begin by focusing on the customer and what they want and how they buy, and how those are likely to evolve in the coming few years.”

Read the rest of "Why CEOs Must Become Customer-Experience Evangelists" here.

We encourage you to log into your LinkedIn account and “Follow” Mark to receive future posts. Share the link to his blog with your networks via Twitter, Facebook and other social media accounts. You can also “like” the post on LinkedIn and Oracle’s Facebook page, and/or retweet via @Oracle.