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Oracle Announces Annual Partner Network Kickoff


Oracle will host its annual Oracle Partner Network global kickoff event on June 23, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. PT. The live,online event will provide partners with the strategies and information they need to embrace the cloud and profit with Oracle. Partners can register to participate in the webcast here.

For more than a decade, Oracle has been building out the industry’s mostcomplete set of cloud offerings with solutions at every layer of the ecosystem, including SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, and DaaS. The event will provide partners a deeper understanding of Oracle’s focus on cloud transformation, as well as go-to-market and sales strategies for the upcoming fiscal year.

”Businesses today are operating in a world of disrupt or be disrupted”,said Joel Borellis, group vice president, Partner Enablement, Oracle.The cloud has lowered the barrier to entry to adopt new technologies that can accelerate how companies keep up with this rapid pace of change. There is a huge opportunity for our partners to innovate and deliver increased value to their own customers faster than ever before. This event will focus on helping our partners understand the strategies and tools they need to accelerate their cloud offerings, driving greater market opportunity and customer value.

Throughout the session, partners will also hear from other top Oracle executives on the company’s strategy, direction and key areas of focus for fiscal year 2016. Speakers will include executive vice president of product development Thomas Kurian,and executive vice president of hardware John Fowler. Partners will also hear from renowned cloud expert and managing director of THINK strategies, Jeff Kaplan.

The event will highlight how partners can leverage new and existing OPN Enablement resources to enhance the expertise of their key team members. The interactive forum will provide partners an:

-Update on Oracle’s channel strategy and direction for fiscal year 2016

-Strategies on how to leverage Oracle’s Cloud portfolio, Oracle engineered systems, and Internet of Things technologies to differentiate themselves from the competition and drive better results for customers

-Overview of new OPN Enablement, specialization and incentive offerings

-Opportunity to submit questions via social media, which executives will answer live
or online

Oracle Cloud continues to show strong adoption, supporting 70+ million users and 31 billion transactions each day. It runs on 40,000 devices and 600 petabytes of storage in 19 data centers around the world. Additionally, Cloud represents one of the faster growing areas of specialization and certification across Oracle’s more than 28,000 partners. More than 140 ISVs around the globe are already taking advantage of Oracle Cloud PaaS offerings for ISVs, including Oracle Database Cloud Services and Oracle Java Cloud Services. Today, Oracle PaaS provides the foundation for Oracle’s own SaaS applications and powers 19 of the world’s top 20 SaaS providers. The Oracle Cloud Marketplace, which receives thousands of visitors daily, also features more than 450 unique and innovative cloud applications.

About Oracle PartnerNetwork

Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Specialized is the latest version of Oracle’s partner program that provides partners with tools to better develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN Specialized offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle’s growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to differentiate through Specializations. Specializations are achieved through competency development, business results, expertise and proven success. To find out more visit


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