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  • October 19, 2011

Thanks for the nice ink – Vennster @ OOW 2011

Juergen Kress
PaaS & Middleware Partner Adoption

Oracle OpenWorld 2011, The Story So Far … ! image

It doesn’t matter how often you’ve visited Oracle OpenWorld before, it remains an overwhelming experience every year! The enormous crowds (over 45,000 this year), the gigantic amount of information to absorb, all the networking, business opportunities, social events and meetups with old friends and new people, all the new ideas that start bubbling in your head by listening, dicussing, asking, answering, and presenting.
Mix all of that with a proper jetlag and you’ll get a feel of the spicy cocktail that OpenWorld is :-) Returning from OpenWorld gives you a tired yet really energetic feel!
Tuesday feels a bit like the calm before the storm. Everyone digested a lot of information and attended a lot of events these last few days and is now prepping for the final encore on wednesday with Larry’s keynote and the appreciation event that evening at Treasure Island.
To give you an idea of the things going on at OOW, I’ve compiled a short list of activities we participated in so far:

  • ACE Director Briefing at Oracle HQ. Product management gives a preview of the things to be announced at OpenWorld and presents roadmaps of Oracle’s products and tools.
  • BPM and SOA Partner Advisory Council. Every year Jürgen Kress organizes a partner council at OOW in which product management present a detailed roadmap for BPM and SOA products such as Oracle SOA Suite, Oracle BPM Suite, Oracle Enterprise Repository, AIA, and so on. Partners are encouraged to provide feedback for product improvement. It’s good to see that the Oracle products in this space such as OSB and SOA Suite are mature and future versions will build on the same programming models and will be made even more stable. 
  • SOA & BPM Partner Social Event. This year Jürgen took us eBiking in San Francisco and Sausalito. Beautiful weather, beautiful scenery, and a lovely dinner at Sausalito. Excellent event. This was followed up by the SOA & BPM Community Reception at Gordon Biersch later this week. Again a great event. And on behalf of the Dutch, thanks for the "active community" award :-)

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