Hosted by Brian Hamel, Senior Vice-President Converged Infrastructure Sales, this years’ VAD appreciation reception took place on October 3rd at the restaurant Le Colonial, with over 150 participants.
Dedicated to VADs across the globe, this well established annual event is a welcomed opportunity for VADs to meet and network with their peers and Oracle stakeholders.
The relaxing French colonial Vietnamese ambiance and exquisite cuisine supported networking and discussing the latest announcements from Open World, and gave us the chance to thank our honored VAD community in person for their huge contribution to Oracle’s business success.
As a very exclusive by invitation only event, the Global VAD Executive Forum took place on 4th October - luncheon is the perfect format for the VAD senior management to network and liaise.
With 40 VAD executives globally and Oracle senior management including the regional VAD sales leaders Al Patel(EMEA), Dale Weideling (North America), Francislaine Muratorio(LAD) and Lalit Malik (JAPAC), the meeting was to transfer just top key messages during a short presentation.
The welcome and introduction to the rich history of the America’s Cup by Norbert Bajurin, Commodore of the GGYC, the stunning view from across the Golden Gate bridge and seated luncheon made this an enjoyable and successful meeting in a very exclusive atmosphere.
VAD Impressions from Oracle OpenWorld 2017
By Ulla Strobel, EMEA VAD Marketing Manager