Friday May 15, 2015

Thomas Kurian on the Role of Today’s CIO in Cloud & Business Transformation

clip_image002Expectations of business-driven IT are higher than ever and changing rapidly.  Words like agility, mobility, digital, data, cloud and customer centricity are common and constant from Line of Business (LOBs) executives like CMOs. Today’s business must move at the pace of – scratch that – ahead of the pace of today’s consumer. Businesses must anticipate customers’ needs to be truly customer-centric organizations.  Innovation through the cloud is a big force driving customer experience and customer centricity.

Here’s another word of importance: collaboration.  And collaboration is essential to make a successful business-led technology transformation. Today’s CIO will play a pivotal role in crafting that collaboration between IT and business leaders. Unfortunately, the process hasn’t taken root just yet.

According to a recent ZDNet article, research shows that confidence and collaboration between LOBs and IT is not strong. The article cites a new CIO Magazine survey showing that 54% of business leaders view IT “as an obstacle to their mission.” Forrester research shows that less than half of marketing managers collaborate with IT when developing a technology strategy. And our Oracle study revealed that less than 1/3 of marketing and IT executives surveyed reported collaborating “frequently,” while at the same time noting greater success when they do collaborate.

Kurian believes the CIO will play a pivotal role with collaboration, cloud and business transformation. In this video he states “cloud actually empowers CIOs to take the lead with innovation.” He goes on to say that today’s CIO role is not diminished just different, requiring a new business mindset. The CIO is very much essential to this new digital, customer-centric business revolution.

ZDNet reporter Dion Hinchcliffe had some great insights on the future role of CIOs: “The CIO should have – or should quickly ascertain – a better sense of how to translate the current business into today’s emerging digital marketplaces and channels. And yes, that means knowing more about how to apply digital to various parts of the enterprise than line of business executives. Relentless education and experimentation is required here to be successful. The CIO should be the visionary and evangelist that can get business – from the management team to the workforce – fully on board with digital business.”

Cloud is the future of business transformation; CIOs will play a key role. As Kurian says, CIOs are extremely important to their executives and businesses, and the cloud empowers them to take the lead.  The best CIOs in the industry are beginning to grasp that and train their staff to become experts in cloud technologies. For more on cloud innovation, read Oracle CEO Mark Hurd's recent piece on how cloud is revolutionizing business in four key areas.

This is just one entry in a series of blog videos with Kurian. Oracle Social Cloud Group VP Meg Bear spent the day recently with Kurian discussing everything from the changing role of today’s CMO and CIO, to data and innovation, to the importance of user experience. Check back each week as we feature a new video with insights from Kurian on how Oracle is partnering and co-innovating with our customers to help pave a path of success and deliver consistent, rewarding and exceptional experiences for their customers. Watch the video here.

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Wednesday Apr 29, 2015

Oracle Open World 2015: Call for papers & Community Reception

clip_image001We want that you present your Fusion Middleware Partner success at Oracle OpenWorld 2015! Make sure you submit your papers: Call-for-Papers Oracle OpenWorld 2015

We recommend to submit best practice session of leading edge products like BPM-Suite 12c, SOA Suite 12c with focus on cloud and mobile integration. Also highly welcome are joint presentations with your customers. Let us know if you like to get a nice quote from Oracle. For additional call for papers visit our wiki.

You are invited to join our traditional Fusion Middleware Partner Community Reception at OpenWorld. The Reception will be held on Tuesday October 27th 2015 in San Francisco! Don't miss this unique opportunity to:

  • Network and exchange information with fellow Oracle Middleware Partners & ACEs
  • Meet with members of the Global Oracle Middleware Product Management team and Oracle EMEA Alliances and Solutions Partner Programs team
  • Learn more about Oracle OpenWorld activities

Schedule: Tuesday October 27th 2015 19:30 (California time)

LOCATION: You will receive details with your confirmation e-mail.

Tips for Oracle Open World

· Plan your schedule well in advance!

· Visit the demo groups for the products you are interested

· Arrange 1:1 meetings with product management and A&C management

· Wear comfortable shoes, casual cloth and a light backpack

· Don’t forget your international health insurance

· Share your news & knowledge via social media like twitter @soacommunity @wlscommunity #OOW2015

· Drink some water during the day and a beer at our reception!

For details please visit our registration page here. See you in San Francisco Jürgen Kress

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Thursday Mar 26, 2015

Oracle OpenWorld 2015 call for papers open – submit your middleware partners success!

We want that you present your Fusion Middleware Partner success at Oracle OpenWorld 2015! Make sure you submit your papers:

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We recommend to submit best practice session of leading edge products like BPM-Suite 12c, SOA Suite 12c with focus on cloud and mobile integration. Also highly welcome are joint presentations with your customers. Let us know if you like to get a nice quote from Oracle. For additional call for papers visit our wiki.

See you in San Francisco

Jürgen Kress

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Thursday Mar 05, 2015

The Cloud Platform for Digital Business – presentation available at Community Workspace

At the SOA Community Workspace (SOA Community membership required) we posted the presentation “The Cloud Platform for Digital Business”.

Make sure you update your customers on Enabling Digital Leadership:

  • Digital Experience
  • Business Agility
  • Digital Connect
  • Immediate Reactions
  • Digital Identity

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Sunday Nov 30, 2014

Call for Paper #OUGN15 - last day today!

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Call for paper for our next Spring Conference is now open. Conference starts Thursday March 12, 2015. Our Spring Seminar is the largest user group conference in the Nordics. We expect 350 or more attendees. With 7-8 tracks you can look forward to two days filled with information, networking and tons of fun. Come and share what you have learned and occupies your mind.

We want presentations within Core Tech (database, operating system, virtualization, other infrastructure issues), database development (Apex, PL/SQL, etc), BI / Big Data (Data warehouse, OBIEE, ODI, data science, Hadoop eco system), Java (whatever that pleases Java programmers – make it yours), Middleware (SOA, WebLogic, etc) and Oracle Apps.

Not all presentations need to be super advanced; many attendees request back-to-basic stuff and classical subjects that are useful for new users.

All speakers are invited to Speakers’ Dinner the night before the conference.

In order to submit your abstracts you will have to register at our site with an email address. You will then receive an URL that you need to access in order to confirm yourself as a user. You can then login, complete a speaker profile and submitt your abstracts. Just remember the deadline December 1 to make any changes.

Link to Call for Paper for additional call for papers please visit our wiki here.

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Wednesday Jul 30, 2014

Call for content SOA Magazine & Service Technology Magazine & OTN

We want to publish your SOA & BPM content in the Service Technology Magazine and the SOA Magazine and OTN!

You write about SOA and BPM best practices, code samples, reference cases, governance, code samples, mobile integration, cloud integration? Let us know we are very keen to publish your articles! Please send them to:

Service Technology Magazine Contribution

OTN Contribute


SOA Magazine Contribute


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Thursday May 22, 2014

Call for papers – The biggest Oracle Technology event in the UK is back!

Call for Papers for Tech14 is now open and this is your chance to contribute to a compelling and comprehensive agenda. The deadline is 23rd May, so make sure you submit your SOA & BPM abstracts before this date.

Tech14 also offers you the chance to promote your brand and message to a highly targeted audience.
Find out more about the exhibition and sponsorship opportunities available.”
For additional call for papers please visit our wiki – feel free to add yours!

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Monday Apr 14, 2014

last chance call for presentations Oracle OpenWorld & JavaOne 2014

You’ve been successful in making your organization run smoother, faster, more cost-effectively. You’ve come up with the perfect solution to increase your staff retention, speed up your lead to sales pipeline, or minimize your supply management costs. We want to hear your story. Submit your proposal today and share your success at Oracle OpenWorld.

Tips for your presentation:

  • Include customer references
  • Choose a cool title which catches attention
  • Cloud, mobile and big & fast data are key trends in middleware
  • Inform us and product management about your paper
  • Visit last years conference page to see which presentations have been selected

Oracle OpenWorld 2014, will take place from September 28th until October 2nd in San Francisco. Call for papers is open until April 15th 2014 here:


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Thursday Mar 06, 2014

New Free OTN Download: "SOA Suite for Developer"


Oracle SOA Suite is now available as a part of the OTN Free Developer License Agreement.

New ‘no cost‘ OTN download for developer use only. For download please visit the OTN page.

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