OpenWorld 2009, Retail
By David Dorf on Oct 09, 2009
My expectations are high for next week's OpenWorld in San Francisco, not just because Aerosmith and Roger Daltrey will be performing, but also because I've seen some previews of the sessions and they are impressive.The retail industry track will again be at the Palace Hotel, which isn't too far from the Moscone. I suggest you start on Sunday and meet with ArMand Nelson, president of ORUG. Monday morning retail will get some time in the spotlight at the keynote with Charles Phillips and Safra Catz, so don't miss it. Duncan Angove and Dave Boyce have combined their sessions into a larger keynote for retail. They are going to discuss our strategy and showcase some proof-points. End the day with a Retail Reception hosted by Oracle Retail (RSVP required).
Kick off Tuesday with breakfast at the Palace Hotel with our affinity groups (known elsewhere as birds-of-a-feather). "Planning for Recovery" with RIS News, AMR, and Oracle Retail looks like an interesting session as does the Retail Strategies for Grocery customer panel.
Another round of affinity groups will meet Wednesday for breakfast, followed by some interesting sessions on fashion retailing and store excellence. As always Larry Ellison's keynote promises to be entertaining and informative.
Thursday is focused a bit more on technology, so there are sessions on SOA, implementations, business intelligence, and master data management as they apply to retail. The Adopting Leading-Edge Technology session promises to illuminate some industry trends and how to take advantage.
There will be demos available at Moscone as well as the Palace Hotel so be sure to stop by and see Oracle technology and applications in action.