Oracle OpenWorld

Special Report: Highlights from Oracle OpenWorld

October 2014

October’s Oracle OpenWorld conference featured more than 3,000 speakers and 2,700 sessions across 17 venues in San Francisco.


Whether or not you were one of the 60,000 attendees who represented 145 countries, there’s still a lot of great thought leadership on cloud, mobile, social, the eco-enterprise, and more that you missed. Fortunately, many of the highlights from the conference are still available online.

Here, find out how you can watch on-demand keynote, general, and executive solution session replays from Oracle OpenWorld 2014. Plus, get a recap of some of the conference’s big announcements, including what executives such as Larry Ellison and Mark Hurd had to say. Disruption: The Breakthrough Theme of Oracle OpenWorld
“Maturity in big data, the Internet of Things, and cloud is now enabling unprecedented customer engagement, massive-scale analytics, and innovative services,” says Yashpaul Singh Dogra, senior director, Industry Strategy and Insight at Oracle.

Articulating Oracle’s Cloud Strategy
“Simple to get, easy to own, and a joy to use. These are the three goals and objectives we set for every one of our cloud applications,” says Steve Miranda, Oracle’s executive vice president of Oracle Applications product development.

The Cloud Business Case: New Insights On How To Grow AndSave
“What we see with cloud is applications are more configurable, need less coding, [and] less customization, so I can have a marketing technologist, a finance technologist, even an HR technologist, that can effectively try before they buy,” according to Rebecca Wettemann, the research chief at Nucleus Research.

Larry Ellison On Oracle's Cloud Strategy: Comprehensive, Cutting Edge, Secure
Larry Ellison, the hard-charging co-founder and technology visionary of enterprise software giant Oracle, gave an expectant capacity crowd plenty to get excited about at his opening keynote of Oracle OpenWorld 2014 in San Francisco. This year marks “an inflection point” for Oracle, he told the standing-room only group of more than 11,000, “a turning point, really” in terms of the company’s delivery on its promise to innovate in every aspect of cloud computing.

Oracle's Mark Hurd Discusses The Cloud, Customers, And TwoCEOs
In a press briefing, which took place on September 29, Oracle President Mark Hurd gave an overview of Oracle’s latest innovations in cloud computing and talked about the company’s rapid progress delivering new software-as-a-service applications in areas such as customer experience, human capital management, and enterprise resource planning.

Oracle Advances Big Data, Enterprise Mobility, and Cloud Services
Thomas Kurian, Oracle’s executive vice president of product development, began his keynote speech at Oracle OpenWorld 2014 by discussing three major trends in business and culture—big data, mobility, and the cloud. He then detailed and demoed new products and services from Oracle that enhance customers’ ability to make use of all three.

Lessons In Transformation From The DigitalMasters
“Digital masters are 26 percent more profitable than peers in their industries,” said Dr. Didier Bonnet, Capgemini Consulting’s senior vice president and head of digital transformation, who kicked off Oracle OpenWorld sessions Tuesday, September 30 with a keynote analysis of what these companies do right. “That’s not a small number—these people are performing better,” he said. Oracle Employee Experience Journey Mapping at OOW
These workshops are designed to take the participants step by step through the Employee experience journey mapping process, so they can learn it and apply it when relevant to their own challenges.

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