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Oracle Magazine
January/February 2008

AT ORACLE: Oracle OpenWorld

The Oracle OpenWorld Experience

Annual conference celebrates Oracle's 30 years and 300,000 customers.

Oracle OpenWorld 2007 began with a look back at Oracle's 30-year history and a dedication to Oracle customers. From November 11 to 15, 2007, more than 40,000 Oracle customers and enthusiasts converged on San Francisco to experience the conference, the largest Oracle OpenWorld yet.

Major topics at the weeklong event included integration, business intelligence, data warehousing, enterprise 2.0, server virtualization, and green computing. Throughout the week, Oracle executives including CEO Larry Ellison, President Charles Phillips, Executive Vice President Chuck Rozwat, and Senior Vice President Thomas Kurian discussed Oracle technologies for innovation and integration: Oracle Database 11g, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle Fusion Applications, Oracle Application Integration Architecture, and Oracle VM.

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Oracle's 30-year timeline

In addition to the keynotes and more than 1,600 breakout sessions, hundreds of partners and vendors showcased products and services in the exhibition halls, and Oracle University offered onsite training and certification. Several special programs—for Oracle product lines including JD Edwards, Hyperion, and Agile Product Lifecycle Management—helped attendees dig deeper into Oracle products. At the Oracle Develop program, developers heard from leading experts on Java, .NET, XML, PL/SQL, Ajax, PHP, and other technologies.

The 2007 conference also offered several new programs. The Oracle OpenWorld Unconference provided attendees with the opportunity to present their own sessions in an informal, interactive setting. In the No-Slide Zone, attendees took part in lively discussions about cutting-edge technologies, with a ban on Microsoft PowerPoint slides. Inside Innovation, sponsored by Intel, gave attendees a sneak peak into technologies that will influence the way we live, work, and play in the not-so-distant future.

You can watch archived keynotes and videocasts, read blogs, listen to podcasts, and view photos and more online. See the Web Locator for links to more of the Oracle OpenWorld 2007 experience.

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