Monday Oct 26, 2015

OPN Central @ OpenWorld Day 2: Top Monday experiences

Welcome to day 2, partners! We sure hope that everyone had a great time at OPN AfterDark last night and learned a lot from yesterday’s OPN General Sessions. As most of you may have heard, OPN announced a next-gen cloud program during the SI session designed to further support partner business growth. For more information on the announcement, visit the Oracle Newsroom.

Also, a big congratulations again to partner Damian of Ataway on winning the flight with Team Oracle USA. We want to see photos!

As for today, make sure you have these OPN Central experiences on your Day 2 schedule:

  1. OPN In Focus Sessions: Attend one of our brief informational sessions about OPN program benefits and how to grow your business in the cloud. All sessions take place at the OPN Lounge.

  2. ISV Cloud Bar – Ask the Experts! Whether you’re at Moscone West, Moscone South or the Marriott Marquis, have all of your cloud questions answered at the ISV Cloud Bar. We dare you to try and stump us!
  3. Social Media Rally Station: Drop by the Social Media Rally Station at the OPN Lounge and jot down a few notes on building a stronger social media presence to better engage your customers. Bonus: Take a free headshot to use for your social media accounts!
  4. Join #PartnersofOracle: Want to be recognized as a #PartnerofOracle? Send a quote, your title & a team photo to and we’ll feature you on our official OPN social media channels.

  5. Test Fest @ OPN Central: Book one of the remaining seats for Test Fest @ OPN Central and earn an OPN Specialist Certification on the spot! Test Fest takes place at the Westin St. Francis.    

See you on Twitter! #oow15 #opncentral

OPN Communications team

Sunday Oct 25, 2015

OPN Central @ OpenWorld Day 1: And the winners are…

The city is painted red, the bay is shining blue – Oracle OpenWorld 2015 is here!

Welcome, partners, to #oow15 and your very own OPN Central @ OpenWorld. Before we kick of today’s first OPN General Session, we’d like to recognize the following eleven OPN members who were recently recognized and awarded as a part of the 2015 Oracle Excellence Award program.  

  • Specialized Partner of the Year: Applications – Global: Mannai Trading Company
  • Specialized Partner of the Year: Business Analytics – Global: NEOS d.o.o.
  • Specialized Partner of the Year: Database – Global: NEC Corporation
  • Specialized Partner of the Year: Engineered Systems – Global: Accenture
  • Specialized Partner of the Year: Industry – Global: PwC
  • Specialized Partner of the Year: Middleware – Global: Accenture
  • Specialized Partner of the Year: Oracle Cloud – Global: Deloitte
  • Specialized Partner of the Year: Server & Storage Systems – Global: F9C Security Ltda
  • Cloud Transformation Global Partner of the Year: Deloitte
  • Exastack ISV Partner of the Year – Global: SAS
  • Cloud ISV Partner of the Year – Global: Sisoft

These awards encourage innovation by OPN members, using Oracle’s products and technology to create value for clients. The eleven OPN members mentioned are acknowledged for their commitment to delivering innovative solutions and their business achievements.These partners have demonstrated an outstanding level of commitment by delivering Oracle solutions and services, to solve the most critical business challenges.

A big congratulations to all of our 2015 Oracle Excellence Global partner award winners!

We hope to see you all in Moscone West for the ISV, SI and VAR OPN General Sessions taking place this afternoon. And at AfterDark this evening! There WILL be a contest.

#opncentral Awards Committee

Saturday Oct 24, 2015

OPN Central @ OpenWorld: T-minus one day

We’re here behind the scenes the day before Oracle OpenWorld 2015 kicks off. We see lots of red, lots of signage and lots of JavaOne4Kids youngsters in attendance at the all-day programming workshop taking place today at Moscone West.

Over at Moscone South, the OPN Lounge Lizards and setup crew are finalizing the OPN Lounge, perfecting every cushion and Connection Room. The OPN Lounge will be home to the majority of OPN Central events taking place next week, so we hope to see your friendly faces more than once! Review the OPN Focus On Doc for a complete schedule of activities. We’ll also be handing them out in the Lounge as well as at the OPN General Sessions.