By Mike Vilimek
At Oracle OpenWorld 2014 all things HCM will again be a dedicated “event within an event” called HCM Central @ OpenWorld. This year’s experience promises to be even better than last year’s and we want to let you know why you should be excited and eager to attend.
Customer Success Stories
Nothing is more convincing than to hear success stories from businesses just like yours. That’s why at this year’s event we will have numerous customers sharing their stories of successfully moving to Oracle HCM Cloud. Here is just a sampling of what is planned.
Integration and Unification
A main theme throughout the event will be integration and unification. Session speakers and Oracle product experts will share roadmap details, and will talk about how the Oracle Fusion and Oracle Taleo platforms are being unified across all dimensions including user experience, process, data, tools, and technology within the Oracle HCM Cloud.
Oracle’s HCM Cloud is Personalized, Connected, and Secure
We know that the notion of moving HR systems to the cloud raises questions for customers. Will I be able to set up the applications in a way that meets our unique business needs? Can we still integrate with our other on-premise systems? How secure will my data be in the cloud?
Another major theme throughout this event will be that, unlike other clouds, Oracle offers a modern cloud that is personalized, connected and secure.
Personalized: Oracle’s Cloud provides all the benefits of SaaS (speed, simplicity and lower costs) – as well as the ability to tailor applications to your unique business.
Connected: Oracle’s Cloud provides seamless integration of data and processes across cloud, on-premise, and third party applications.
Secure: Oracle’s Cloud provides top-to-bottom security from the industry leader, including complete data isolation and security at multiple tech layers.
Employee Experience Journey Mapping (EXJM)
We will be holding an EXJM session at OpenWorld. EXJM, based on the very successful customer experience journey mapping (CXJM) methodology, is designed to deliver a better employee experience to improve engagement, productivity, performance, and competitiveness. The highly interactive workshops have been getting rave reviews because they provide valuable insight into improving employee experiences without pitching a product—a refreshing change for many.
Great Venue and Entertainment
HCM Central @ OpenWorld will be held at the beautiful Palace Hotel, and as always, the entertainment will be top notch. The Oracle Appreciation Event will feature Aerosmith and the hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.
So, what are you waiting for? Register today and we'll see you in San Francisco, September 28 - October 1, 2014!
Mike Vilimek is an experienced technology professional and an active blogger, presenter, and thought leader on topics including recruiting and HR technology. As the Director, HCM Product Marketing at Oracle, Mike is responsible for defining global positioning and messaging for Oracle HCM solutions. Prior to joining Oracle, Mike led the product marketing teams at Talemetry, a recruiting technology provider and Oracle Platinum Partner, and data analytics provider ACL Services. Mike has been a frequent presenter at HR Technology events and webinars and has most recently presented at Oracle CloudWorld 2014, Oracle Open World 2013, the OHUG Annual Conference, and Collaborate.
Mike graduated from Simon Fraser University with a business degree in Marketing and International Business and was a member of the SFU Football team. Following graduation, Mike had a 7-year professional football career in the Canadian Football League (CFL). Follow him on Twitter: @MikeVilimek