Monday Oct 12, 2009

Extra! Extra! Hear all about it!

The cat is out of the bag. The beans are spilled. The secret is out. Oracle PartnerNetwork has launched a new partner program: OPN Specialized.


Don't worry if you missed our exciting day yesterday, you can catch watch the Cliff Notes version of the OPN Forum.

We'll keep you updated on OPN Specialized and Oracle OpenWorld all week. For now, check out this update hot off the press.

Sunday Oct 11, 2009

Your Top 10 Tweets Answered

Listen in as Judson Althoff answers your top 10 questions from Twitter

Join the conversation with us at

The OPN Communications Team

Oracle PartnerNetwork Forum LIVE 12:30 PM PT

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And I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing

We're gearing up for Aerosmith, but before the Appreciation Event we don't want you to miss any of the announcements being made at the OPN Forum this year.  Tune in (that's right, tune in) here at 12:30 PM PT to see the OPN Forum for yourself.

Friday Oct 09, 2009

On Your Mark, Get Set ...

Go.  And we're off to the races with just hours before the Oracle PartnerNetwork Forum.  We managed to catch up with Judson for a few final thoughts before Oracle OpenWorld begins.

Can't make it to San Francisco this year?  Not to worry, we are bringing the OPN Forum to you.  Tune in Sunday afternoon at Livestream or to catch the news live.  Can't pull yourself away from Facebook to watch - no sweat - we're there too.

Join the conversation on our big announcement on Twitter @oraclepartners with the hashtag #OOW09.

See you at the Fun Run on Monday.

The OPN Communications Team

Wednesday Oct 07, 2009

Oracle PartnerNetwork Forum is just days away!

It's hard to believe, but the OPN Forum is almost here. It's quickly approaching, and some things have been updated. Be sure to check out our updated agenda below. You don't want to miss this opportunity to hear first hand from Oracle executives, FY10 strategies and the important role our partners play in helping us succeed. We want you to get the latest information directly from the source. If you haven't already registered, please click here. It's free to participate with your Oracle OpenWorld registration. Professor Andrew McAfee, author of Enterprise 2.0: New collaborative tools for your organization's toughest challenges, will discuss how leading organizations find it challenging or unnatural to use new web tools such as Wikipedia, Facebook, Twitter, and Delicious initially and the possible pitfalls they associate with them. During his talk, Professor McAfee will explore these concerns, and show how business leaders will overcome them.

You aren't traveling to San Francisco to attend the live event? Don't worry. You can watch it live from your desktop here.

Oracle PartnerNetwork Forum

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Moscone South, San Francisco

7:30 a.m. Registration Opens  
8:00 a.m.

Special Interest Group Meetings

  • JD Edwards Partner Briefing
  • Virtualization & Linux for Partners
  • Accelerate for Mid-sized Companies
  • SaaS and Cloud for Partners

Rooms 300-310
11:30 a.m. Networking Luncheon  
12:30 p.m. Global General Session

  • Safra Catz, President, Oracle
  • Judson Althoff, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Alliances & Channels

Rooms 103-104
2:00 p.m. Regional Meetings

  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe, Middle East & Africa
  • Latin America
  • North America General Session &

    Partner Type Meetings

    • Applications Mid-Market Reseller
    • Application System Integrators
    • Embedded Technology for ISVs
    • Technology Resellers
    • Technology System Integrators


Rooms 300-310


Rooms 103-104
4:30 p.m. Global General Session

  • Charles Phillips, President, Oracle
  • Andrew McAfee, Author

    Enterprise 2.0: New Collaborative Tools for Your Organization's Toughest Challenges

Rooms 103-104

Additional Oracle OpenWorld Sunday Activities
5:45 p.m. Oracle OpenWorld Opening Keynote

Welcome to SUNday at Oracle OpenWorld. Join Scott McNealy, Larry Ellison, and others as we kick off the premier business technology conference of 2009 with a keynote that will get you thinking about the week ahead, but more importantly, about technology for the future of your business. A keynote not to be missed!
Moscone North

Hall D

Live Broadcast in

Moscone South

Room 103-104
7:30 p.m. North America Alliances & Channels Titan Awards Ceremony and Cocktail Reception

Recognizing the innovative solutions and business achievements of North America partners within the Oracle PartnerNetwork
Moscone South


Rooms 102-104
8:30 p.m. Oracle PartnerNetwork Global Awards Presented at the Oracle OpenWorld Welcome Reception in the Yerba Buena Gardens*

Recognizing partner solution innovation and implementation from around the world. Winners will receive recognition during the Oracle OpenWorld

(*open to Full Conference Pass attendees and award winners)
Yerba Buena Gardens

You can find additional partner oriented events by checking Partner Activities on the Oracle OpenWorld website often.

We look forward to seeing you at OPN Forum Sunday, October 11th.

The OPN Communications Team

Sunday Oct 04, 2009

Bueller? Bueller?

You don't want to get caught playing hooky from the OPN Forum this year.  While the idea of riding the cable cars through the streets of San Francisco may sound appealing - you'll be missing the biggest announcement OPN has made in over 10 years.

We caught up with Judson a while back - listen in as he talks about the preparations in place for this year's event.

In the words of Ferris Bueller "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it".  Life moves even faster in Oracle OpenWorld time.  Not only is the OPN Forum now just 6 days away, you can now catch the OPN Forum live at Get the lastest updates leading up to and during Oracle OpenWorld by following us on Twitter.

See you at the OPN Forum,

The OPN Communications Team