Are you ready to hear from Rich Geraffo & other executives about Oracle's vision for the upcoming year; learn the latest opportunities in the OPN Specialized program as well as sales strategies that will help you to continue to grow with Oracle? We hope so!
If you haven't already registered for FY15 Partner Kickoff, you have a few days left to do so. Also, don't forget to participate in our second annual Partner Kickoff Twitter Contest by submitting a creative photo of you and your team watching Kickoff to @oraclepartners. Finalists have a chance to win Oracle OpenWorld passes!
We're looking forward to a great event; see you on line next week!
In case we haven't said it formally, happy spring, partners! It’s been a long winter for most of us, to say the least, and we’re thrilled to see green on the ground and blue in the sky. With spring and summer also comes events season. Especially for Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), and we want to ensure you have the latest events timeline on hand so nothing falls through the cracks.
Mark your calendars…
OPN’s annual live Global Partner Kickoff takes place on June 25 for Oracle partners based in North America, EMEA and Latin America, and on June 26 for partners in Asia-Pacific and Japan regions. This year's live webcast provides a great opportunity for valued partners to better understand Oracle's vision for the upcoming year, hear about the latest opportunities in the OPN Specialized program and learn sales strategies that will help you to continue to grow and profit with Oracle. Be on the lookout for more information in the coming weeks.
The countdown has once again begun for Oracle OpenWorld 2014. As always, this monumental conference takes place in San Francisco from September 28-October 2. We have a variety of partner-specific announcements to share with you. Don’t miss the OPN Central partner keynote, partner general sessions, OPN exclusive AfterDark networking reception and much more. As for registration – Early Bird rates are currently available through July 18. Pre-Registration and Onsite registration opens later this summer. Don’t miss these great deals – register now!
JavaOne will take place in conjunction with Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco from September 28-October 2. When you sign up for JavaOne you get:
Access to Java Champions and technical sessions;
Opportunity to talk to Java experts;
Chances to connect with community members from around the globe.
Registration packages are available now and can be purchased with or without an OpenWorld pass. Don't miss out on our Early Bird rates!
We hope you’re as excited as we are to be a part of these events. And also – events season or not – don’t forget to visit the OPN News page for the latest updates in the OPN community.
Year-in-Review: Oracle PartnerNetwork’s Top 10 Triumphs
With six fewer days between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year, it’s safe to say we’re all feeling a bit frazzled. In the midst of everyone’s hurried schedules, we wanted to stop and take a moment to thank all of our partners for another great year together.
With that, let’s take a quick look at OPN’s top 10 achievements of 2013:
We started the year off on an M2M and big data note, outlining how our customers can leverage Java to manage heavy volumes of structured + unstructured data.
The launch of Oracle’s new SPARC Servers took us into the summer months, teaching customers how to increase their share of wallet. Fun fact:Oracle’s SPARC T5 Servers are powered by the world’s fastest T5 processor, and have achieved 17 world record benchmarks!
Oracle’s partners took center stage at this summer’s FY14 Global Partner Kickoff. Thanks again to those who participated in our highly-entertaining Twitter contest. It’s definitely a must-do for next year!
There is no doubt that we are off to a strong FY14! Now that
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!
Sell into accounts where Oracle
isn’t selling directly
Offer customer added value
solutions leveraging our technology
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
Are you ready to see what Oracle has in store for FY14? How
about hearing from top Oracle Executives like Mark Hurd and Thomas Kurian, as
they explain how you can make more money with Oracle? Are you reading this
blog? If you answered yes to any of the above questions and want to find out
how Oracle’s strategy for the next fiscal year will affect your business, don’t
FY14 Global Partner Kickoff event taking place Tuesday, June 25th
at 9:00AM PT.
questions during the live event via Twitter using @oraclepartners and #OPN
in your tweets!
part in our exciting FY14 Partner Kickoff Twitter contest and get entered to
win a FREE OPN Exchange pass! Do this by tweeting @oraclepartners a creative picture
of your team watching the LIVE event. The winner will be selected at the end of
help us spread the word to the Twitter community using this tweet:
“Can’t wait for #Oracle’s Global FY14 Partner Kickoff
tomorrow 6/25 at 9AM PT! Join the #OPN conversation! http://bit.ly/12goIPR”
That’s right folks, Oracle
made another movie debut and is about to hit the red carpet once again… this time in
Oracle PartnerNetwork is happy to announce that our FY14
Partner Kickoff event is taking place June 25th and you can join us
live online to start summer off right. During this event, Oracle executives,
including President Mark Hurd, will address the needs of today's IT buyer and
share how to sell effectively to CTO's, CIO's, CMO's and more. Register
now and mark your calendar for June 25, 2013 at 9:00am PT... just don’t
forget the popcorn!
What to Expect:
Oracle Executives, including Oracle
President, Mark Hurd, John Fowler, Thomas Kurian, and more, outline the
product strategy and direction for the company.
the different ways to accelerate sales and make money with Oracle through our
full stack offering.
For those ISVs and OEMs who tuned into Oracle’s FY13 Partner Kickoff, thank you! It was with your participation and presence that helped make this year’s show another great success.
The OPN Communications team was lucky enough to get a chance to sit down with Chris Baker, Oracle SVP of Worldwide ISV, OEM & Java, all the way from London, as he recapped the achievements that were seen over the past year with the Oracle Exastack Program. Be sure to watch his short video below:
Here are some highlights:
Over 1000 “Readies”- Those partners that support and are ready to use the latest version of our products
Over 100 partners that are ready to use Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud
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