I just returned from a site visit to Minnesota. It’s a whopping 6 degrees with snow all around. Why would I willingly leave sunny California to travel into the frozen tundra? My answer: for the love of our customers. It sounds dorky but it’s true. In 2012, Bob Weiler attended the Oracle Retail Cross Talk event. He loved the event model so much that he elevated the concept to run around six industries for Oracle. While I was flattered, I was disappointed. We enjoyed our community event. We made the best of the Oracle Industry Connect conference. We made some great memories, shared some impressive successes and united with our other industry cohorts but each year my customers asked when we will return to Oracle Retail Cross Talk?
Answer: Now. Oracle Retail Cross Talk is back and going to be better than ever.
I am thrilled to announce that we head home in June 2019. Oracle Retail Cross Talk was always about authentic content, connections, and comradery. In June 2019 we return to our Oracle Retail Cross Talk roots and our re-launch of the exclusive executive forum with some new elements. Our goal is to facilitate introductions across our community. We are designing the program with our customers in mind.
My goal is for the customer community to experience a different type of 6 degrees in June. We are delighted to serve a vibrant community of retailers and within the Oracle Retail Cross Talk forum, we look forward to growing your network closer to Kevin Bacon fame levels.
We sincerely hope to see you on June 10, 2019 in Minneapolis.