It gets more exciting to know that Africa is gradually being regarded as a potential haven for business opportunities, as Oracle extends invitation for Tech Journalists in Africa to join them at this year’s Oracle OpenWorld Conference.
Claire Alexander, Oracle PR manager for Africa made this known to us that this is the first time Oracle will be inviting a delegate from the media sector to join them at the conference and that shows how relevant the continent is fast becoming globally.
Oracle OpenWorld, is the most important educational and networking event of the year for Oracle technologists, customers, and partners. This information technology event is dedicated to helping businesses optimize existing systems and understand upcoming technology breakthroughs. The conference, which draws more than 50,000 attendees from over 110 countries, offer more than 2,100 educational sessions, 400 product demos, exhibitions from 450 partners showcasing applications, middleware, database, server and storage systems, industries, management and infrastructure – all engineered for innovation.
This year,Oracle executives will feature insights into industry trends, the latest technology developments and innovations as well as key strategies for achieving business efficiency and innovation. They will be joined by special guests to discuss important business drivers such as engineered systems, cloud computing, business analytics and big data, and customer experience.
“This year the Oracle keynotes at OpenWorld will feature discussions on some of the most innovative enterprise technologies driving business today,” said Tania Weidick, Vice President, Oracle Marketing.Oracle OpenWorld 2012 takes place September 30 – October 4, 2012 at Moscone Center in San Francisco.
Oracle Executive Keynote Lineup Sunday, September 30 | 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | Moscone North, Hall D Welcome Keynote – “Hardware and Software, Engineered to Work Together: Why It’s A Different Approach”: Larry Ellison, Oracle Chief Executive Officer, will discuss how Oracle’s approach to delivering hardware and software that is engineered to work together is changing the face of IT.
Monday, October 1 from 8:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m at Moscone North, Hall D “Shift Complexity”: Mark Hurd, Oracle President, will kick off the first full day of Oracle OpenWorld by hosting a discussion on removing complexity from a business that requires thinking differently about how IT delivers value to companies.
Topics to be discussed include: what’s next for the database, how simplifying and consolidating IT systems can benefit everyone from the DBA to the CEO, and how the data center and information systems are fundamentally changing the ways that IT services are delivered and managed. Oracle Senior Vice President of Oracle Database Development, Andrew Mendelsohn, will also join the stage. Tuesday, October 2 from 8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m at Moscone North, Hall D
“The Oracle Cloud: Oracle’s Cloud Platform and Applications Strategy”: Thomas Kurian, Oracle Executive Vice President of Product Development, along with leading Oracle customers will discuss how Oracle’s complete suite of cloud platform technology and cloud applications are transforming how organizations manage their business, excite and retain their employees, and deliver great customer experiences.
Tuesday, October 2 | 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Moscone North, Hall D “The Oracle Cloud: Where Social Is Built In”: Larry Ellison, Oracle Chief Executive Officer, will provide insight into Oracle’s Oracle Cloud Social Services strategy, the broadest and most complete enterprise social platform in the cloud today, and how those services are integrated with Oracle Cloud Application Services to improve customer and employee experience.
Wednesday, October 3, 8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Moscone North, Hall D “Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and Engineered Systems: Fast, Reliable, Virtualized”:John Fowler, Oracle Executive Vice President of Systems, Edward Screven, Oracle Chief Corporate Architect, and Juan Loaiza, Oracle Senior Vice President of Systems Technology, will explain what hardware and software engineered together can do for the cloud, and how Oracle itself applies these products to its own problems with great scale and efficiency.
Thursday, October 4 | 9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. | Moscone North, Hall D “See More, Act Faster: Oracle Business Analytics”: Oracle President Mark Hurd will highlight how customers can use Oracle’s data management and in-memory business intelligence solutions to see more, act faster, and make critical business decisions. He will be joined by Oracle customers who will share best practices of the use of big data and Oracle’s analytics solutions to drive better business outcomes.