Five Ideas

Five Ideas: Industry

March 2014

T he first-ever event is taking place from March 25-26, 2014 in Boston. Here, learn more about Industry Connect, plus hear from executives recently featured in Profit magazine about how they tackle the specific challenges in their industries.


“Oracle Industry Connect will provide attendees with an opportunity to engage with leaders in their own industry to have face-to-face discussions about today's toughest business challenges. We are pleased to offer this event to help build a community in which today’s industry innovators can share deep domain expertise, offer fresh ideas about accelerating transformation in their specific business sector, and exchange technology and leadership best practices.” —Bob Weiler, executive vice president, Global Business Units, Oracle

“You hear people talking about nationwide competition or global competition. But in our business, competition can vary from building to building in the same city. You have to take advantage of scale, and yet be competitive locally. You do that through the power of IT.” —Andy Geisse, CEO of AT&T Business Solutions

“Creating simplified and standardized processes enables us to strengthen our internal best practices across countries. In addition, having a common source of master data will enable us to simplify a lot of administrative processes and business processes as we become a world-class, efficient fuel value chain.” —Magnus Tägtström, fuel value chain lead at Statoil Fuel & Retail

“We knew that all of the traditional tools and processes used to plan, communicate, and understand project sequencing would need to be re-engineered and challenged. The most successful construction projects have the entire team working toward a common goal that everyone understands and believes in.” —Derek Cunz, vice president and general manager of the National Projects Group at Mortenson Construction

“If we can give better insights to our execs to enable better pricing, we’ll produce a better return on investment and better capital usage. Better capital usage will free up capital for us to then put back into the system in the form of lending.” —David Fodor, enterprise release director, NextGen finance and risk releases at National Australia Bank

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