By Rose Spicer-Oracle on Mar 02, 2016
This is my favorite time of year. This is the season of the customer. We are in the process of preparing our community for Oracle Retail Industry Connect, an exclusive retail executive event hosted on April 11-13, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. I have the privilege of talking to customers nearly every day about their experience with Oracle Retail. I learn something new everyday. The people I work with are the reason I love my job.
We are excited to host this unique and exclusive gathering at our valued customer Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. Oracle Industry Connect brings the Oracle Retail community together to collectively solve the complex business problems of the dynamic retail industry.
Here are some reasons you won’t want to miss this event:
#1 For Retailers, By Retailers: The Oracle Industry Connect retail program is predominantly delivered by retailers, for retailers. The sessions highlight how global retail companies of all scopes and sizes are embracing technology, adopting cloud services, and executing commerce anywhere to address business pains and solve complex problems.
#2 Vision, Innovation, and Execution: In the last 12 months, Oracle Retail has launched 16 new cloud services of our retail applications. Come to learn about the latest developments in our roadmap and explore the innovations in our solutions. Begin to map your journey to the cloud while protecting your existing investment.
#3 Applicable Learning: Each session is designed for peer knowledge sharing with tangible strategies, best practices, and recommendations that you can apply to your business. Learn from retailers of all segments and sizes including A’GACI, Big 5 Sporting Goods, Decathlon, Falabella, Gap, Inc., Lenox, Lucky Brand, lululemon, Neiman Marcus, PacSun, Red Wing Shoes and more. View the retail program.
#4 Relationship Building: Mix and mingle with 275+ retail executives, 25 of our best implementation partners, and Oracle Retail experts from around the world. Invest in new contacts and relationships that can help you succeed on your journey toward commerce anywhere. Each year we continue to enhance the networking opportunities. This year we add Oracle Retail User Group pre-conference sessions, athletic endeavors to like yoga with lululemon ambassadors and a fun run sponsored by Big 5 Sporting goods.
I love the open and provocative discussions that happen in our retail community in the welcoming environment of this event. I would be happy to make introductions across the community of retailers, partners, analysts, press friends, and Oracle experts. This is where the magic happens. After all, isn't that what Disney is known for?
I am personally very proud of the heritage and history of this event. We began the program in 2006 as CrossTalk. By 2009, we evolved the CrossTalk program to be 90% delivered by retailers, for retailers. The event grew by word of mouth over the years, thanks to the willingness of our customers to share their successes, challenges, lessons learned, and triumphs. Our customers provide tremendous value to one another in this forum. We are lucky to work with some of the most innovative retailers on the planet. Due to this value, the event has been adopted more widely and expanded to foster communities across Communications, Hospitality, Financial Services, Utilities, Health Sciences, Primavera, and Education as Oracle Industry Connect.
I sincerely hope you will join us. Please confirm your participation in the retail program today by registering at Oracle Industry Connect. Attendance is limited to retailers and our program sponsors to ensure that the focus remains on retailers learning from one another. If you have any questions, send me a personal email firstname.lastname@example.org.