Wednesday Jul 31, 2013

Psst! Early Bird Prices are ending August 2nd!

Time is running out! If you want to see Maroon 5 and The Black Keys, as well as pay a reduced rate for our 2013 Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange @ OpenWorld program, visit the registration page and register now to save! 

Don't miss this great opportunity!

The OPN Communications Team  

Tuesday Jul 23, 2013

Top 5 Reasons to Attend OPN Exchange @ OpenWorld!

Here are the top 5 reasons to join Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange @ OpenWorld this year!

  1. To Meet Customers- 100’s of meetings at the Exclusive Oracle PartnerNetowrk Lounge
  2. Get Enabled- Over 40 Partner Specific Sessions with targeted tracks
  3. Start Networking- Over hundreds of execs at the Oracle PartnerNetwork reception 
  4. Get Specialized- Over 200 Test Fest seats in over 125 Specializations 
  5. Get Musical- Maroon 5 and The Black Keys are headlining at the Oracle Appreciation event (Free with any Early bird registration through August 2, 2013).  

Don’t forget that Early Bird rates for OPN Exchange have been extended to August 2, 2013, so register now to receive a FREE Oracle Appreciation concert pass and reduced rates!

Want even more reasons to join this dynamic event? Check out the OPN Exchange infographic below, and be sure to follow us around the web.


OPN out,

The OPN Communications Team

Tuesday Jun 04, 2013

OPN’s 2013 Fiscal Year-End Review

With Oracle’s fiscal year coming to a close, we wanted to take a moment to reminisce on the awesome year it has been and highlight some of the key milestones for OPN.  Here is a look at our top 10 OPN moments from the past year.

PRODUCTS & PROGRAMS:

Oracle SPARC T5 and M5 Servers. From performance to scalability, availability and value, Oracle’s expanded SPARC portfolio is sure to hit a homerun with your customers.

Oracle Database Appliance X3-2. If you are ready to reduce your risk while saving time and money by managing your valuable data and applications, then you have found your solution.

Oracle Cloud programs for partners. These 5 Cloud programs have created some buzz in the Channel. Launched during Oracle OpenWorld 2012, partners can start to capitalize on the growing demand for Cloud solutions with little investment through Oracle Cloud Services Referral Partner program, or choose to get Specialized.

EVENTS:

OPN Exchange @ OpenWorld. Last year marked the first time that partners could attend a comprehensive partner event while at Oracle OpenWorld.  The program was such a success that we are doing it even bigger this year! Join us September 22- 26, 2013 to experience Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange keynotes, partner-specific conference sessions with targeted tracks, a Test Fest certification program, a dedicated OPN lounge, the exclusive AfterDark OPN reception, and so much more!

Oracle CloudWorld. This event combined both mobile and social in 10+ cities around the globe, including a partner session that reviewed the 5 available OPN Cloud Partner Programs.  Be sure to attend next year because the sky is truly the limit with Oracle Cloud!

PARTNER TOOLS & RESOURCES:

Partner Onboarding TrainingHere at OPN, we know that sometimes it is hard being “the new guy”, which is why we have made it easier than ever to join our partner program through training modules available in the Guided Learning Path.

OPN Specialized Activation Center. Designed to help our partners navigate through the steps necessary to become authorized to embed, sell, or implement with Oracle. This is your one stop shop for key on-demand training and information.

Social Marketing for Today’s Digital World video series. This series was designed to help answer your social marketing questions, while giving you the tools needed to build a demand generation campaign and close more deals. From “Laying the Foundation,” and “Building Your Online Presence,” to “Staging for Business Success,” and “Advertising to You Customers”, this series is sure to get your companies marketing engine revved up for success!

Oracle Partner Store (OPS) Enhancements. OPS is now your one-stop shop for accessing all Oracle products via a streamlined ordering process, allowing you to better develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions and manage your Oracle orders more efficiently and cost-effectively. Watch Titina Ott, Vice President of Business Process and Systems Enablement for Oracle, as she discusses Oracle’s Operational Excellence.

PARTNER HIGHLIGHTS:

Profit Magazine, Oracle Specialized Partner Edition 2012. Take a look at the variety of products, industries, geographic regions, and business challenges in this edition. It’s clear that OPN Specialized partners can deliver under extremely demanding business conditions and that the expertise Oracle requires them to demonstrate is effectively put to work in the field.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our 2013 Fiscal Year-End Review!

Until Next Year,

The OPN Communications 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!

Poof,

The OPN Communications Team

#OPNX13

Friday Apr 19, 2013

Welcome to Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange at OpenWorld 2013

Partners, mark your calendars because our 2nd annual Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange @ OpenWorld is back and bigger than ever! Join us September 22nd - 26th for deep dive content, keynotes, networking opportunities, and so much more.

Here is what you can expect at OPN Exchange 2013:

  • Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange keynote address
  • Partner-specific conference sessions with targeted tracks- Just for you!
  • Test Fest certification program – Help your company get Specialized and differentiate yourself from the competition for free!
  • Dedicated OPN lounge- Come by for some coffee and networking!
  • Exclusive AfterDark OPN reception- You’re not going to want to miss the best partner party of the year!
  • Access to the renowned Oracle Customer and Partner Appreciation Event- Register before July 19th, 2013 and get it for free!

That’s right, this year the famed Appreciation event is included at NO additional cost for Early Bird registrants only. Don’t miss this awesome opportunity to not only take part in OPN Exchange, but get your hands on that golden ticket!

Early Bird registration does ends July 19th so register today and save 35% off the on-site registration fee, plus receive a bonus Oracle Appreciation Event pass just for registering early. To learn more, listen as Nick Kritikos, VP of Partner Enablement at Oracle shares more about OPN Exchange 2013.

So get those travel arrangements ready, and join our most exciting OPN Exchange @ OpenWorld to date!

We’ll see you there!

The OPN Communications Team

Monday Oct 15, 2012

Going… Going.. Going.. GONE! The OPNX ScoreBoard

 

It was the bottom of the 9th, the bases were loaded and Oracle PartnerNetwork knocked it out of the park! Partners really scored big this year with the first ever Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange Program at OpenWorld, and it was a win for the ages!

With so much to take part in and experience, we wanted to offer you a quick play-by-play of the week in case you couldn’t make every event. Up to bat first was our Global Keynote. The Keynote Hall was packed with a full house, and the crowd went wild after the latest Cloud announcements were made. The OPN Exchange General Sessions followed shortly after, and covered topics like Technology, Applications and Engineered Systems – a real game changer for our partners and customers alike!

Work hard, play hard has always been our motto, as partners mixed and mingled during Sunday’s AfterDark Reception, all while Macy Gray sung her greatest hits below. But that was only Game Day #1. The rest of the week included: 50+ Partner exclusive sessions, OPN’s Test Fest, the bright and early 5K Partner Fun Run, the Social Media Rally Station at the OPN Lounge, Java Embedded @JavaOne and last but not least, our Ice Cream Social… If only there were some peanuts to go with!

The OPN Communications Team

Tuesday Oct 02, 2012

And We’re Off

 

We are well into Oracle OpenWorld 2012, and what a couple days it has been! From day one and two of the Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange Program, a jammin’ AfterDark reception atop the Metreon City View Terrance, and some major keynotes around Cloud to go with it. We think it’s safe to say we are off to a running start!

With all the excitement buzzing around the floor, we couldn’t help but ask YOU our partners, just what you’re looking forward to the most this week. Is it our Test Fest, or possibly our Social Media Rally Station at the OPN Lounge, or our 40+ general sessions? Whatever it is, we can’t wait to exceed your expectations!

Watch this awesome video below to find out what some other OPN partners like you are talking about this week!


See you on the Floor,
The OPN Communications Team