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.

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Bharath Natarajan, Ravi Sundaramurthy and Randy Batterson

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.

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Restaurant Le Colonial

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.

Hosted by Brian Hamel, Senior Vice-President Converged Infrastructure Sales, this high-level event took place on October 4th at the Golden Gate Yacht Club.

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.

View of the Golden Gate Bridge

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

VADs at Oracle OpenWorld 2017: Impressions by Denis Ferrand – Senior Director, Global Vendor Management, ArrowLunch with the VAD Team

Lunch with the VAD Team

ICOS Top management in meeting with Oracle VAD team

Arrow team meeting with Al Patel to maximise our joint opportunity across the board

Arrow team meeting with Al Patel to maximise our joint opportunity across the board

Our fantastic Russian and CIS VADs turning up in force at OOW

Our fantastic Russian and CIS VADs turning up in force at OOW

ECEMEA VAD Executives at the Golden Gate Yacht Club

ECEMEA VAD Executives at the Golden Gate Yacht Club

Our Great VAD Axis covering ZA and SADC (left) and Tech Data EMEA with Paul Thompson already working at 7 in the morning (right)

Our great VADs LinkPlus and Artim from Turkey

Our great VADs LinkPlus and Artim from Turkey

Jacques@Axiz with Oracle SouthAfrica GM, Niral Patel

Jacques@Axiz with Oracle SouthAfrica GM, Niral Patel

By Ulla Strobel, EMEA VAD Marketing Manager