Friday Dec 02, 2011

Bem-vindo a São Paulo

Take full advantage of Oracle OpenWorld Latin America 2011, an event centered on taking your business to the next level.

Get up close and personal with Latin America Oracle executives as they give the latest FY12 direction and strategy at this once-a-year knowledge-focused event.

The OPN Forum, invite only, will offer you the tools necessary to grow and develop your business with Oracle, while expanding your own networking contact list and resources.

Be sure to stop by the Oracle PartnerNetwork Lounge to hold meetings, network with your peers, and engage in relevant conversations with your partners, customers and other industry professionals. It will be taking place at the Transamerica Expo Center, December 6-8, 2011.

A special thank you to our 2011 Oracle OpenWorld Latin America PartnerNetwork Forum and Lounge sponsors Avnet, Ação, Officer, CTIS, Preteco, Intel, and Nexsys.

Note: The Oracle PartnerNetwork Forum is a free event open to all registered partners of Oracle OpenWorld Latin America. To register today for Oracle OpenWorld Latin America, please visit the Oracle OpenWorld Latin America website.

Click here to view the Oracle OpenWorld Latin America OPN Forum Agenda.

Look forward to seeing you at Oracle OpenWorld Latin America,
The OPN Communications Team

Wednesday Oct 05, 2011

Last Call

Okay, here is the scoop partners. If you haven't had a chance to unwind from all this Oracle OpenWorld madness or simply need a place to host a meeting, please come visit us at the OPN Lounge at Moscone South, Room 100. We will be here today, Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

And if you are wondering what else we have in store for our partners this Wednesday, here is another tip. Take advantage of the partner-only session - Oracle PartnerNetwork Specialized Program: Get Specialized – at the Westin Market Hotel from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Are you Specialized? You can take Specialist Exams at Oracle OpenWorld which count toward your certification as a Specialist. Be sure to pre-register and head down to the Hilton Hotel, Union Square from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for your FREE exam.

Looking forward to seeing you,
The OPN Communications Team.

Sunday Oct 02, 2011

Join us LIVE at the Oracle PartnerNetwork Forum

So the Oracle PartnerNetwork Forum is finally here and we wouldn't want you to miss it. Will it be as good for you as it will be for those attending? No doubt. We have arranged for you to watch the LIVE event from the comfort of your home, computer, TV, or coffee shop if you insist. Amid the near-red painted city that is San Francisco these days, we have taken the time to make sure you don't miss the high moments of OPN's biggest event of the year.

Want to know what the Oracle PartnerNetwork has up its sleeve for partners this year? Wonder no more. Tune in to watch live via at 12:30 p.m. PT and watch the magic unfold right before your eyes.

Monday Sep 26, 2011

Open. Open. Open.

Ever been to a store's grand opening with a large crowd mingling about waiting the unlocking of the doors? Well, we are that excited and full of anticipation for this year's Oracle OpenWorld coming up October 2-6, 2011.  We can hardly stand to wait!

Take full advantage of what Oracle OpenWorld 2011 has to offer partners by registering now for the Oracle PartnerNetwork Forum. The event, sponsored by Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Specialized Platinum level partners Arrow Electronics and Avnet Technology Solutions is open to all Oracle OpenWorld registered partners. Not registered?  Do it now:  Oracle OpenWorld.

Sign up for the OPN Forum Special Interest Group (SIG) sessions including the latest on Oracle Fusion Applications, unleashing your application with The Oracle Exastack Program, driving your business with Java, and lots more. Arrow Electronics, OPN Forum sponsor, will present its new program designed to empower you to attack broad market opportunities and lead the transformation of the datacenter, while maximizing your earning potential via the new OPN Incentive program.  Learn how Avnet Technology Solutions, OPN Forum sponsor, is elevating their unique solutions methodology to enable partners to enter and excel in selling into the health care, retail and energy markets. Avnet helps partners achieve maximum profitability in Oracle's programs; and invests in programs and initiatives to fuel partner's growth with new opportunities in white space markets, both locally and globally.

If you have already registered for Oracle OpenWorld, you can update your registration to include Oracle PartnerNetwork Forum and select SIG sessions by logging in to My Account. For more information, click here.  We will be waiting for you to pick-up your registration materials at Moscone South on Saturday, October 1, 2011: 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 2, 2011: 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

What else?  After the SIGs, there's a networking lunch, and then join together for the global welcome and keynote session to gain insight into Oracle's FY12 channel vision and strategies to grow with Oracle, followed by regional breakout sessions.

Monday through Wednesday, the OPN Lounge sponsored by Tech Data Corporation, will be open in Moscone South Room 100, where you can hold meetings and network with other partners, customers and other industry professionals. Talk with a Tech Data Corporation representative about StreamOne, TDCloud, ISV, SaaS and other exciting offerings that can help grow your Oracle business. Get questions answered at the Oracle PartnerNetwork Information Stations, and visit the OPN Video Blogging room to share some of your ideas.

Not Specialized yet?  Take OPN Specialized exams at OpenWorld on us. Click here to learn more about this special event and pre-register now.

Want some entertainment options? Get up or stay up and join us at the W Hotel, lobby level early Monday morning at 6:00 a.m. for the 5k Partner Fun Run - no registration needed.

Oracle OpenWorld  is a great opportunity to network with other business professionals, and expand your contact list and resources; all of it geared toward helping you build and grow your business with Oracle.

You won't know if you don't go!

Anticipating your arrival,
The OPN Communications Team

Wednesday Oct 20, 2010

Week 41: Trick-or-Treat

It's that time of the year when the candy corn induced sugar high leads to costume creativity and you are rocking out so hard to "Thriller" that you're not sure if you want a trick or a treat. While you ponder your 'best costume ever' we thought we would share what is sure to be a treat - a recap of the Oracle PartnerNetwork Forum at OpenWorld.

  • Over 2000 partners from around the globe joined us live in San Francisco for the OPN Forum - see what you missed here.
  • Nearly 75 of you that braved the 6:00 AM Partner Fun Run.
  • Partners got down to business conducting over 300 hours of meetings in the OPN Lounge.

The Oracle PartnerNetwork Forum was a great event, and we are looking forward to even more networking opportunities at Oracle OpenWorld Latin America and Oracle OpenWorld Beijing in December. Until then, take a look at some of our favorite moments from the OPN Forum.

A view of San Francisco from the Partner Networking Luncheon

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Some of the best seats in the house at the Oracle PartnerNetwork Forum

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Listening in as we hear from our Specialized partners and their customers

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Recognizing Excellence with Global Award Winners

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Remembering the gh'oul times,
The OPN Communications Team

Friday Oct 23, 2009

And the Award goes to ...

While we aren't giving out any Oscar's for the OPN Video Blogging, we had a wonderful turnout and now have a great library of video's to share our partner's stories.  You can catch a quick Oracle OpenWorld recap from Judson Althoff below and check out just a few of the videos we captured at this year's event. 

If you weren't able to join us this year, grab some popcorn and a comfortable spot on the couch as we have the OPN Forum highlights available on demand as well as all of the partner videos available on You Tube.

Stay tuned for more information on OPN Specialized,

The OPN Communications Team

Tuesday Oct 13, 2009

I got a feeling that tonight's gonna be a good night ...

Are you having fun yet?  Between the major announcement at the OPN Forum and the party parade it is tough to keep up at Oracle OpenWorld.  Let's do a quick recap:

Oracle PartnerNetwork hosted the OPN Forum

Oracle PartnerNetwork announced OPN Specialized


Check out what people are saying about the new program:

Despite the weather today, we've got a feeling that tonight's gonna be a good night - we hope you are having fun at Oracle OpenWorld.  Make sure you save some time and energy for the Partner Only sessions tomorrow - See you there.

The OPN Communications Team