At the end of yet another successful Oracle OpenWorld event in San Francisco (16-19 September 2019), let's review the highlights and use the opportunity to reflect on what is turning OOW into a successful story.
Certainly, Oracle OpenWorld has been for many years now a landmark for welcoming, networking and exchanging ideas with our EMEA & APAC Partners, but also for leading cloud technologies, from Cloud Applications to Cloud Platform and Infrastructure.
Our Alliances & Channels Team was present at the Partner Welcome Reception and explored it as a great opportunity to exchange information and best practices.
Our partners' successes throughout the year have been recognized by our Vice President, Javier Torres, at the EMEA & APAC Award Winners Reception. Once again, we congratulate them for their commitment with us!
Before anything else, #OOW19 has provided us with new paths in the digital transformation.
We had more than 2,200 educational sessions led by more than 2,000 customers and partners who had the opportunity to directly share their experiences.
This year, Oracle PartnerNetwork Global Summit brought OPN in 2020 – the New Partner Program:
The modern, cloud-first, customer-focused OPN in 2020 program allows our partners to choose their path and select the appropriate track(s): Build, Sell, Service.
Javier Torres attended Brian Hamel's Sell Segment along with the Regional A&C Leaders, Fabiano Matos and Dale Weideling. In the panel, Javier strengthened:
- The partners’ importance in a successful customer journey, outlining how business transformation comes with expansion and revenues growth
- The Cloud Center of Excellence as a flagship program where we have a perfect symbiosis between Oracle and our partners' ecosystem
The wide range of opportunities through OPN in 2020 program: developing depth expertise in a specific solution, according to the geographic area existent technologies, investing in skills and trainings, building up those solutions willing to fully satisfy the customers.
We strongly suggest taking a look at the exciting news about the Launch of Autonomous Linux that Larry Ellison shared with us in his first keynote:
- Oracle extends autonomous capabilities to Linux operating system, marking an important milestone in our company’s autonomous strategy. The new technology significantly reduces potential downtime and the risk of security breaches.
Open strategy for our customers with complete VMware support in our cloud, close collaboration with Microsoft through high speed data center connection, better MS-SQL support in our cloud and free unlimited cloud access.
- Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Global Footprint will reach 36 regions in Q4FY20, surpassing AWS (23 of them will be in EMEA & APAC).
- Better performance and flexibility from our cloud as it continues to deliver best-in-class technology, leading with autonomous
We invite to find more about Gen 2 Cloud Autonomous Infrastructure here.
This year Larry had 2 keynotes during OOW and you can find it here.
During the conference, CEI SaaS Roundtable has welcomed 33 EMEA & APAC and engaged discussions between CEI SaaS partners & our A&C Team. Most important, they have celebrated milestones reached in FY19 and leveraging ideas for our joint innovation journey
In addition, EMEA & APAC VAD Reception has welcomed 38 partners involved in distribution business. It has been a great moment for our VADs to network and exchange information among their peers. On this occasion further opportunities have tackled as VADs will engage more with our partners throughout FY20.
Also, it is very important to mention that Oracle and Microsoft have been together on the stage, elaborating on the both companies joining forces - Expand Cloud Partnership to Boost Workplace Productivity.
Furthermore, 43 Partners have visited Slack's HQ along with Havovi Yazdabadi and Orla Ni Chorcora. It has been a great and fun opportunity to leverage Slack’s best practices around change management.
We want to sincerely thank you all for being our highly valued customers and partners! We are confident you found the OOW sessions this year as being innovative and inspiring.
Fostered by our customers and partners, #OOW19 was a great performance, reason why we are already looking forward to meeting you on the next OOW.