Five Ideas

Five Ideas: Modern Business

January 2016

New technologies like the cloud and the Internet of Things are changing industries, revolutionizing how we live, and offering limitless opportunities for business leaders to create value at their companies.


This February 2 and 3, Oracle will host five important conferences in London to help leaders understand this new landscape and take advantage of today’s technologies. Whether you’re a customer experience, finance, HCM, supply chain, or IT professional, you’ll get the opportunity to hear from your peers, industry experts, and Oracle executives about what digital really means to your business.

Here, learn more about these modern business conferences, plus hear from Oracle experts about how the cloud, IoT, big data, and other technologies are transforming the way business gets done.

“This is the most challenging time in history to be a CIO, because in order to survive, organizations need to embrace new technologies at an unparalleled pace. But by the same token, CIOs have never had a better opportunity to add value to their organizations—if they embrace the challenge.” Oracle CIO Mark Sunday

“Finance is running the risk of sitting on the sidelines while more digitally savvy lines of business deliver the insights that management needs to differentiate and grow. By unlocking the value of data using a modern and complete cloud-based ERP and performance-management system, CFOs and their finance teams can seize the unique opportunity to become the new digital guidance system for the enterprise.” —Oracle Senior Vice President Rondy Ng

“We predict that big data shifts from being merely a technology showcase to a technology embedded deeply into the fabric of our business, social, and political lives. This could be a bumpy transition into maturity; think of these as the awkward teen years.” —Oracle Vice President of Product Management Jeff Pollock

“The cloud must be embraced as an enterprise initiative, and a critical part of that overall design is how supply chain ties in with other systems.” —Oracle Chief Sustainability Officer and Group Vice President Jon Chorley

“We already take advantage of the IoT through our cell phones and the sensors they contain, such as GPS and Bluetooth. The next wave of IoT is when we will start making our environment smarter.” —Oracle Group Vice President of Oracle Applications User Experience Jeremy Ashley

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