Tuesday Jul 16, 2013

Early Bird Pricing for OPN Exchange @ Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco Ends this Friday!

Is it really true? Early bird pricing for OPN Exachange @ OpenWorld San Francisco ends this Thursday, July 19th! If you haven’t already done so, now is the time to register , take advantage of discounted pricing and receive a FREE Oracle Appreciation Event pass to go with it.

In case you missed the big announcement, Maroon 5 and The Black Keys will be performing at the Customer Appreciation event, and we can guarantee this is a show you will not want to miss!

Be sure to review the many partner sessions in the Content Catalog, and check out the OPN Exchange Partner Toolkit for promotional event banners, buttons and more! As always, leave us your comments and questions below, and we can’t wait to see you there!

The OPN Communications Team

Thursday Jun 27, 2013

Oracle’s FY14 Partner Kickoff Recap & New OPN Website

There is no doubt that we are off to a strong FY14! Now that Oracle’s Global Partner Kickoff has come and gone, it’s time to take what we have learned and focus on having the strongest year ever! To quote Oracle pilot, Sean D. Tucker, “FY14, it’s all about growth baby!” Here are some of the ways you can grow with Oracle!

  1. Sell into accounts where Oracle isn’t selling directly
  2. Offer customer added value solutions leveraging our technology
  3. Offer deep market capabilities that leverage transformative technology

Be aggressive, sell the entire stack, engage with Oracle in the marketplace and get engineered for growth! With this being said, we also know that to have the strongest year ever, you also need the strongest tools ever!

Ladies and gentleman, in case you missed its debut during Oracle’s Global Partner Kickoff, let OPN introduce you to the newly redesigned, Oracle PartnerNetwork website, providing  easy access to key business processes, systems and resources!

We took your advice and implemented the following enhancements:

  • A new OPN home page, highlighting paths to top tasks
  • Streamlined top navigation
  • New business process focused pages
  • Restructured Knowledge Zone areas (currently applied to select pages)

Learn more about the new Oracle PartnerNetwork website and all that Oracle has to offer, by watching the FY14 Global Partner Kickoff replay video below!

Thank you for your hard work and partnership in FY13, here’s to an even stronger FY14!

Good Selling,

The OPN Communications Team

Friday Jun 14, 2013

OPNX13 Shanghai— Get Certified for Free at the Oracle PartnerNetwork Specialist Test Fest

The first ever Shanghai, China Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange conference is taking place Monday, July 22nd, through Thursday, July 25th, 2013. During this event, you can take part in the exciting and popular OPN Specialist Test Fest. This is an exceptional opportunity for Oracle Partners to take OPN Certifications for FREE! By successfully passing these exams, you will earn the OPN Certified Specialist recognition and help your company upgrade its OPN Specialized Program level!

There are 10 testing sessions to choose from, more than 50 exam titles available, and many are translated to Chinese or Korean!

Simply register now for the OPN Specialist Test Fest and select up to two seats from your desired sessions. All sessions are reserved for Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange Shanghai 2013 attendees, so make sure that prior to the Test Fest registration, you have already signed up for the Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange Shanghai 2013 conference!

Check out the study material, prepare for the exams, and join us in Shanghai at the Expo Center!

We look forward to seeing you there,

The Oracle Partner Enablement Team

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!


The OPN Communications Team


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

Friday Nov 23, 2012

Oracle OpenWorld São Paulo Is Back!

Guess what’s back and bigger than ever! Oracle OpenWorld São Paulo, and we can’t wait to see YOU there! Be part of the first ever Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange Latin America, a program that incorporates special activities specifically tailored to you, our partners. Oracle OpenWorld Latin America is taking place from December 4th – 6th at the Transamerica Expo Center, so if you haven’t already registered, hurry and do so to take advantage of our Early Bird pricing here!

This year’s jam-packed agenda includes keynotes from Hugo Freytes, SVP of Latin America Alliances and Channels, and many more! The OPN Keynote session will take place on December 5th from 10:00am to 12:00am, and the program will feature four tracks including Applications, Cloud, Engineered Systems and Technology for partners, complete with endless content! Click here to view the Oracle OpenWorld Latin America Oracle PartnerNetwork Agenda.

Also, we wanted to offer a huge THANK YOU to our 2012 Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange Latin America and Lounge sponsors: Avnet and Preteco!

Be sure to stop by our Oracle PartnerNetwork Lounge to hold meetings, network with your peers, and engage in relevant conversations with your partners, customers and other industry professionals.

Finally, don’t wait to register! Early Bird Pricing for OPN Exchange @ OpenWorld has ends November, 23. You really don't want to miss this great opportunity to learn, network, and be a part of the experience. Register here!

Welcome to the new Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange @ OpenWorld Latin America 2012!

The OPN Communications Team

Thursday Nov 01, 2012

It’s that Time of Year Again… OPN Survey Time!

Whether you’re still carving pumpkins or getting ready to carve a turkey, be sure to carve out your chance to win one of 5 Apple i-Pads, by taking our Oracle PartnerNetwork Survey!

On October 12th, Oracle Alliances and Channels sent out invitations asking you to complete the Oracle PartnerNetwork Survey and provide feedback on Oracle’s Enablement, Partner Business Center, OPN Portal, Communications, Benefits, OPN Competency Center, Solutions Catalog and Marketing. 

So, if you’re feeling as festive as we are, and received an invitation to participate, we hope you take this opportunity to provide us feedback so we can continue to drive meaningful programs and interactions with you, our partners!

If you didn’t receive an invitation but still want to get the get the holidays started with your very own i-Pad, you’re welcome to send us a note at OPN-Survey_ww@oracle.com with your candid feedback, or request to be added to the list for future surveys.

The drawing for the Apple i-Pads will take place after the survey closes mid November. Thank you in advance for your participation and we look forward to receiving your response.

Let the holiday season begin!

The OPN Communications Team