In this episode of OracleNext, I had the opportunity to talk to Reggie Bradford, Senior Vice President of the Oracle Global Startup Ecosystem—Oracle's startup program for entrepreneurs worldwide. Previously, Reggie was CEO of Vitrue—a pioneering cloud-based social marketing platform which was acquired by Oracle in 2012—and held executive management positions at Tandberg Television, N2 Broadband, and WebMD.
Oracle Global Startup Ecosystem focuses on reimagining enterprise and startup innovation through true partnerships, co-development, and co-innovation. Compared to traditional programs, Oracle’s is markedly different:
As a three-time startup founder/executive, Reggie has long grappled with the prototypical as well as the seemingly inexplicable challenges that most startups deal with. During our conversation, Reggie reminded me that 50% of his time as a startup CEO and entrepreneur was invested in raising capital and seeking out customers. In the face of such relentless time-allocation and resource-allocation problems today, identifying high-leverage tools for speeding up business processes and entering new markets (including enterprise markets) has never been more critical.
Tune into this OracleNext episode to learn how startups and Oracle are partnering on continuous innovation: how they’re using machine learning to uncover insights from torrents of complex data; how the program’s startups have already generated substantial revenue traction; and what the future will bring as the Oracle Global Startup Ecosystem expands to cover new cities, industries, and breakthrough technologies.
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