Wednesday Aug 28, 2013

Get Certified @ OPN Exchange!


We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again. Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange @ OpenWorld 2013 is coming in quicker than a Randy Johnson fastball. If you haven’t registered, be sure to get yourself on the list.

If you have already registered, you should also plan to swing by the OPN Specialist Test Fest. You know all those OPN exams you complete to be recognized as an OPN Certified Specialist? You know how you usually have to pay for them?

 At the Test Fest, you can take up to two OPN exams for FREE. It’s a pretty hot deal. Take part in any of 10 testing sessions that run from Monday, September 23 through Thursday, September 26. Choose from more than 80 OPN exam titles. And yes—lest you were worried we mis-typed up there—you can take any two tests on the house.

Register for the Test Fest today! Each session is reserved exclusively for Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange attendees. Due to high demand, seats will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Check out the schedule, plus all sorts of other event details here.

See you in San Francisco!

Your OPN Test Fest Team

Thursday Aug 22, 2013

The scouting report for OPN Exchange @ OpenWorld 2013

Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange @ OpenWorld 2013 is so close we can almost taste it, which actually makes sense considering we’ll be going through roughly 108,946 cups of coffee, 14,700 hotel rooms, and 20,000 man-hours before the first session even begins!

With five targeted tracks, 50+ partner-specific sessions and 125+ certification opportunities, you may never want to leave! This week-long event kicks off Sunday, September 22 and continues through Thursday, September 26, 2013, in San Francisco.

Be sure to register soon, and don’t miss the chance to rev your engines at the Social Media Rally StationTM, where you can go from social-media dead-starter to racetrack superstar in under 60 seconds… er, 15 minutes!

Want more reasons to attend? Check out the “Top 5 Reasons to Attend OPN Exchange @ OpenWorld” and be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@OraclePartners) #OPNX13, for the latest updates!

Until then,
The OPN Exchange Scouts

Wednesday Sep 26, 2012

OPN Exchange General Sessions –Fowler, Kurian & More!


After the Partner Keynote with Judson Althoff taking place in Hall D from 1:00-3:00 pm, please join us for the OPN Exchange General Sessions. How often do you get to choose between seven key Oracle Executives as they address the five biggest topics facing the industry today?

DATE: Sunday September 30th

TIME: 3:30-4:30 pm

LOCATION: Moscone South, Esplanade Level

  • John Fowler & Tom LaRocca (Technology for Partners: Room 306): Learn how to grow your top and bottom line by selling Oracle on Oracle.
  • Chris Leone (Applications for Partners: Room 303): Catch the partner-only value prop, selling secrets and competitive compares to win with the Fusions Applications product family.
  • Sohan DeMel (Engineered Systems for Partners: Room 301): Get the secrets to selling and implementing Oracle’s transformational Engineered Systems products. You won’t want to miss the Oracle Database Appliance Unplugged demonstration!
  • Sonny Singh (Industry Solutions: Room 302): Develop profitable practices answering the challenges faced by companies operating in discrete industries and the opportunity represented by Machine2Machine Java.
  • Thomas Kurian (Cloud for Partners: Room 304): Today it is all about the Cloud. Oracle offers both traditional cloud infrastructure solutions, as well cloud platform and software services. Attend this session to learn more about Oracle’s Platform, Application, and Social cloud services.

Put on your thinking caps because these speakers are ready to blow your mind with five tracks of exclusive content catered to you, our partners.


The OPN Communication Team

Thursday May 31, 2012

Sand, Sun and Partner Fun- Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange @ OpenWorld Program

Last Memorial Day weekend marked the unofficial start of summer and a time to remember those who fight for our freedom each day. It was a weekend complete with BBQ’s, beach time, and of course plenty of sunshine. Here at OPN, the start of summer marks an exciting time no doubt; a time where we finalize and fine tune some Oracle OpenWorld partner events, like this year’s Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange @ OpenWorld program!

Oracle is launching the new Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange program to offer a new look and feel for partners attending OpenWorld. Get your bathing suits ready because this week long event will feature new deep dive content that will have you swimming in networking opportunities, including an Oracle Partner keynote with Oracle executives like Judson Althoff, SVP of WWA&C.

For those who have already registered, be sure to bring your sunscreen as you take part in some exclusive, first degree exposure to Oracle’s top experts, providing a unique and unified partner experience.

For those partners wanting to make a real splash, don’t forget that you will be able to complete OPN Certification testing onsite at Oracle OpenWorld. To learn more about the many opportunities and ways to engage with Oracle and other partners, watch the below video hosted by Lydia Smyers, GVP of WWA&C.

Wishing you sun and fun,
The OPN Communications Team

Sunday Sep 12, 2010

Week 36: Oracle OpenWorld Countdown Is On - Tick Tock ...

Do you hear that? It's the sound of the clock ticking as we get closer and closer to Oracle OpenWorld. With so little time left until the Oracle PartnerNetwork Forum we thought we would help you out with a handy-dandy checklist of things to get done:


  1. Register for the OPN Forum. You can update your Oracle OpenWorld registration to let us know you'll be joining us by following the instructions here.
  2. Take a look at the schedule and plan to attend a Special Interest Group and Regional Breakout. Bonus points if you plan to attend the Arrow or Avnet session.
  3. Get a workout in - you'll need it if you plan to join us for the Partner Fun Run at 6:00 AM on Monday.
  4. Start thinking about what you'll do with that new iPad - you just need to turn your OPN Forum Survey in to be entered into a drawing to win one.
  5. Download the latest Black Eyed Peas album so you can rock out with the best of them at the Appreciation Event on Wednesday evening.
  6. Go to the hardware store and buy a chain - we're offering FREE Implementation Specialist testing on Monday and Wednesday at the W Hotel - your new specialist certificate may be too much for your badge lanyard to hold.


But enough from us, hear what Judson has to say in the final days leading up to the Oracle PartnerNetwork Forum:

We'll see you at the Forum,
The OPN Communications Team