Tuesday May 21, 2013

A Walk Down OPN Exchange Memory Lane

We are another month closer to OPN Exchange at Oracle OpenWorld 2013, and in case you forgot how awesome last year’s event was, here are some quick reminders:

  • 6,000 OPN Keynote attendees
  • 50 + partner sessions
  • 5,000 + OPN lounge visitors
  • The legendary  customer appreciation event

Remember all the excitement that takes place the first couple of days? From networking and getting your OPNX badge, to checking in on Facebook or maybe tweeting that you’re at one of the largest tech events in the world? Well here is last year’s “And We’re Off” blog to jog your OpenWorld memory.

If you want more than just a couple days worth of flash backs, here is a full summary of all the fun filled OPN Exchange action! Check out the OPNX Scoreboard to see how many partner events you attended.

Finally, if you would like to see what’s in store for this year, check out the video below… But hold on to your hats, because Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange @ OpenWorld 2013 is sure to blow you away!

Don’t forget to register now for Early Bird pricing, and take advantage of the FREE Oracle Appreciation event pass that is included when you register early!

Poof,

The OPN Communications Team

#OPNX13

Tuesday May 07, 2013

The North America Excellence Awards Want You

Calling all North America Oracle partners!!! You have an opportunity to submit an entry for the 2013 North America Oracle Excellence Awards Program, honoring outstanding partner innovation and business achievements during FY13. 

The North America Excellence Awards Program recognizes your innovation, expertise, and achievements. For those of you who are new to the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), these are prestigious awards among the North American partner community and the program continues to gain media interest every year. 

We are pleased to announce that the 2013 North America Excellence Awards Program is now open for nominations and is accepting submissions through July 8, 2013 at 11:59am PT.  Learn more about the award, and download the nomination form today or be sure to join the “Playing to Win, a 2013 Specialized Partner of the Year - North America Award” webcast taking place May 14th at 9 am PT.

If you have a question, please contact Lisa Chang at lisa.chang@oracle.com.

Best of Luck,

The OPN Communications Team

Wednesday Oct 17, 2012

Deal Registration is moving to OPS– Guest Post

 

We have listened to, contemplated around, and agreed with your feedback when it comes to our current deal registration system, and now we are proud to announce that deal registration is moving to the Oracle Partner Store! If you missed the live announcement at Oracle OpenWorld, watch below as Titina Ott, VP of  Worldwide Alliances & Channels, presents on this upcoming and exciting functionality.

Some benefits of this move include:

  • Simplified Registration Form
  • Easier and Faster Product Selection
  • Expanded Browser Support
  • Shared Registration Visibility Between VAD and VAR
  • Downloadable tracking and reporting
  • Shared Customer Selection From Partner Ordering Functions

As you may already be aware, the Oracle Partner Store is a very popular, feature rich application for partners like you, that handles software and hardware ordering, including configurations, additional discount requests and product and price information.

This big move is set to go live November 19th 2012, but don’t wait until then! If you don’t already have an Oracle Partner Store account, register today  and get ready for the big move!

Best Regards,

Simon Davis

Senior Director Ww A&C Quote To Order

Wednesday Oct 03, 2012

Java’s Aromatic Message

 

Kicking off day 4 of Oracle OpenWorld with a hot cup of Java has never tasted so good! The Java Exchange @ JavaOne keynote took place this morning and covered topics such as M2M and marketing strategy. Senior Vice President of Oracle's Worldwide Alliances and Channels, Judson Althoff, discussed how Java’s device to data center reach offers customers and partners across a range of industries, significant business advantages by minimizing development costs, testing cycles, and time-to-market while maximizing application reuse, solution flexibility and end-to-end security.

All in all, each presenter offered interesting insight into how Java is affecting the world we live in today, as well as how it will affect us in the future. With the potential of 50 billion connected devices by 2020, the world of embedded Java is calling and we need to answer!

Can We Refill Your Java?

The OPN Communications Team

Tuesday Oct 02, 2012

And We’re Off

 

We are well into Oracle OpenWorld 2012, and what a couple days it has been! From day one and two of the Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange Program, a jammin’ AfterDark reception atop the Metreon City View Terrance, and some major keynotes around Cloud to go with it. We think it’s safe to say we are off to a running start!

With all the excitement buzzing around the floor, we couldn’t help but ask YOU our partners, just what you’re looking forward to the most this week. Is it our Test Fest, or possibly our Social Media Rally Station at the OPN Lounge, or our 40+ general sessions? Whatever it is, we can’t wait to exceed your expectations!

Watch this awesome video below to find out what some other OPN partners like you are talking about this week!


See you on the Floor,
The OPN Communications Team

Saturday Sep 29, 2012

Not Attending Oracle OpenWorld? Not to Worry!

 

In an ideal world, Oracle partners near and far would all be able to partake in our grand OpenWorld event set to unfold on Sunday, September 30th, but we understand that not everyone can make it. What we’re trying to get at here is this if you're not attending, you're going to be missed! But even if you can't be there in person, you can still watch the OPN Exchange keynotes, general sessions, and more through our live YouTube channel! Isn’t technology wonderful?

Just l like last year, Oracle OpenWorld will stream 24x7 via our Oracle YouTube channel. So whether you’re on a bus or a train, at the office or in your favorite recliner, visit http://www.youtube.com/oracle to take part in this “live” Oracle OpenWorld experience.

Finally, don’t miss Judson Althoff’s Partner Keynote from 1-3 pm PST on Sunday, September 30th. For more information about the conference—including the keynote schedule— or to register and attend Oracle OpenWorld in person, please visit the Oracle OpenWorld Website.

It's Almost Showtime, 

The OPN 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