Executive Solution Sessions

Learn about top industry trends, product releases, and more. Executive Solution Sessions from Oracle OpenWorld 2013 are now available On Demand.

  • Ken Comee
  • Dan Hushon
  • Bill King
  • Goro Watanabe
  • Steve Cardell
  • Christopher Curran

Ken Comee, CEO, Badgeville

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Dan Hushon, Chief Technology Officer, CSC

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Bill King, Executive Vice President, Platform Products Group, Fujitsu America, Inc.

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Goro Watanabe, Executive Vice President, Fujitsu R&D Center North America

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Steve Cardell, President of Enterprise Services and Diversified Industries, HCL

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Christopher Curran, Principal and Chief Technologist, PwC

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Monday, September 23

12:15 p.m.–1:15 p.m.

Lam Research Theater at YBCA

Differentiation That Drives Business

Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions has morphed with the industry from the mainframe to a client/server model. Now, with the influence of mobile access, social media, big data, and cloud offerings, the model is changing once again. This third platform is the next step in computing. Although revolutionary, it will turn out to be more evolutionary as the collective knowledge of these trends begins to be applied in new consumption models, deployment models, and technology platforms. Arrow ECS continues to morph as it moves to a transformational management model to further grow its partners’ business faster than the market and the competition. Learn more in this session.

Join us September 23 as we explore this new model and the offerings that accelerate business.

1:45 p.m.–2:45 p.m.

Lam Research Theater at YBCA

Outside, In: Transforming Enterprise IT

Attend this session to learn how to exploit industry innovation and transform business to reflect new consumerized strategies.

Special Promotion: Attend this session and enter for your chance to win a FlashForge 3D Printer, or an AMEX gift card.

Interview with Dan: Outside, In: Transforming Enterprise IT | Read Interview

3:15 p.m.–4:15 p.m.

Lam Research Theater at YBCA

Enterprise Mobility: A Game Changer for Today’s Businesses

Mobile is at the top of the list of issues for businesses today:

  • Mobile experience for customers and employees
  • BYOD (bring your own device)
  • Platform learning curves
  • Security

In this session, Keste provides practical insight into these issues and demonstrates, through customer success stories, how to leverage your existing investments to change the game for your business.

Special Promotion: Attend this session and enter to win one of four US$250 AMEX cards.

Tuesday, September 24

10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

Lam Research Theater at YBCA

What Steps Can Companies Take to Raise Their Digital IQ?

How often do your firm’s C-suite executives discuss how IT is supporting the overall business? Are “digital conversations” taking place regularly? Attend this session to learn about PwC’s digital IQ assessment of how well companies understand the value of technology and weave IT into the fabric of their organizations. Topics include how digital conversations at the C-suite level are strong indicators of company performance. In addition, companies with strong collaboration tend to understand the corporate strategy and cost; have defined processes for managing and measuring innovation; and are more likely to invest in emerging technologies in areas such as mobile, social, cloud, and data analytics. What steps are you taking to raise their digital IQ?

Special Promotion: Attend this session and enter for your chance to win one of three $500 AMEX cards.

Interview with Christopher: The Emerging Role of IT and the CIO | Read Interview

12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.

Lam Research Theater at YBCA

Why Customer Experience Management is Ranked The No. 1 Investment Area by CEO’s

Technology is forever altering the way businesses interact with customers:

  • Social networking and mobile have changed the customer experience for good.
  • It is critical to transition from multichannel to omnichannel experiences.
  • Moving customer experience management solutions from a system of record to a process of engagement is beneficial.

In this session, HCL provides insight into the business drivers and technology solutions that will help you create an integrated omnichannel experience.

Special Promotion: Attend this session and enter for your chance to win one of three $500 Amex Cards.

Interview with Steve: Omni-Channel Marketing Enables Outstanding
Customer Experience Management | Read Interview

3:45 p.m.–4:45 p.m.

Lam Research Theater at YBCA

The Best Platform for Oracle Database 12c and Big Data

Fujitsu has designed and released the most scalable server platform for taking full advantage of Oracle Database 12c and big data applications by leveraging the ability to run parts of Oracle Database on the Software on Chip (SWoC) processor. Additionally, mainframe reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS) features are designed into the system for tremendous system recovery abilities and availability. This platform is the best in many ways, and Fujitsu plans further improvements. In this session, Fujitsu reviews the platform capabilities and provides examples of the performance benefits through benchmarks and real customer use cases.

Special Promotion: Attend this session and enter for your chance to win one of three Fujitsu STYLISTIC® Q572 Tablet PCs.

Wednesday, September 25

10:15 a.m.–11:15 a.m.

Lam Research Theater at YBCA

It’s Not a Game: Tapping into the Real Business Value of Gamification

70% of Global 2000 organizations will be gamified by 2014, according to Gartner Research. What is gamification, and how should senior business leaders use these techniques to increase customer loyalty and employee productivity? Join Badgeville, Oracle and innovative executives to learn how they tapped into the real business value of gamification. Discover how these companies have benefited in virtually every industry and use case, ranging from community engagement and web loyalty to HR compliance and sales performance. Join us to find out how gamification empowers you to create more loyal customers, more productive employees and more engaging products.

Special Promotion: Attend this session and enter for your chance to win one of two $250 gift cards to restaurant.com or one $1000 Amex Card.

Interview with Ken: Beyond the Buzzword: The Real Business Value of Gamification | Read Interview

Nick Giannasi
Nick Giannasi

VP Life Sciences Product Strategy, Oracle

Joseph Hughes
Joseph Hughes

Managing Director, Accenture

1:15 a.m.–2:15 a.m.

Lam Research Theater at YBCA

The Cloud: Navigating the Benefits and Challenges of This Disruptive Innovation

Lost in the cloud abyss? Turn to TDCloud for support including training, an extensive vendor product and services portfolio, and scalable consumption/instant delivery methods to solve for the cost and operational challenges associated with monthly recurring billing models. If you have cloud questions, TDCloud has your answers. Learn more about current cloud trends from Stacy Nethercoat, Tech Data’s vice president of Software and Services, in this session.

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