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