Oracle Press Release

Oracle Hosts First Annual North America Oracle Partner eXpo Online

Free North America Virtual Event Provides Partners Opportunity to Learn, Network and Expand Business Growth

Redwood Shores, CA – March 12 , 2009

News Facts

Continuing its commitment to enable growth and opportunity across the partner community, Oracle today announced the first annual North America Oracle Partner eXpo Online.
A free virtual tradeshow for Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), System Integrators (SIs), Value-Added Resellers (VARs), and solution providers, the Oracle Partner eXpo Online will provide participants a venue to learn more about Oracle products and industry strategies; increase opportunities to grow their business with Oracle technology; showcase their solutions to the Oracle community; and network with peers across every industry.
Throughout the event, attendees will also have the opportunity to visit the exhibitor lounge and learn about the latest innovations, business solutions and joint opportunities with participating Oracle partners.

Event Overview

When: Thursday, March 19, 2009 from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm PT
What: North America Oracle Partner eXpo Online: A free virtual tradeshow, powered by ON24, facilitating learning, networking and business opportunities across existing and potential Oracle partners.
Registration: Register free at http://tinyurl.com/cy4m4n
Keynote Sessions:
8:00 am PT - Keith Block, Executive Vice President, Oracle
8:10 am PT - Thomas Kurian, Senior Vice President, Oracle
9:00 am PT - John Rowell, CTO, OpSource
9:30 am PT - Mark Cohen, CTO, Triad Biometrics
10:00 am PT - Andy Mendelsohn, Senior Vice President, Oracle
10:45 am PT - Sonny Singh, Senior Vice President, Oracle
11:30 am PT - John Gray, Group Vice President, Oracle
11:45 am PT - John Gray, Group Vice President, Oracle and Ted Bereswill, Senior Vice President, Oracle
12:15 pm PT - Ron Huddleston, Vice President, Oracle, Dale Weideling, Vice President, Oracle and Tom Benton, Senior Director, Oracle
2:15 pm PT - Mick Gallagher, CEO, LST, Inc.
Virtual Exhibitor Lounge: Learn about new opportunities and solutions from AMD, Arrow, Avnet, Blue Coat, EMC, HP, IBM, Ingram, LST, Pillar Data, Solix, Sun Microsystems, Symantec, Tech Data, and Triad Biometrics.
Live Chat: Speak directly with Oracle product managers from Database and Business Intelligence, representatives from Oracle PartnerNetwork, Financing, Technical Enablement, and the Oracle OpenWorld teams.
Networking: Increase selling potential by networking online with peers across all solution areas and industries.

Supporting Quote

“From regional training to online resources, Oracle continues to enable its partner community to learn, grow and maximize business opportunities,” said Ted Bereswill, senior vice president, Oracle North America Alliances and Channels. “It is imperative that partners and vendors continue to make the most of learning and business growth opportunities. The first annual Oracle Partner eXpo Online provides a venue for partners not only to expand their Oracle education and footprint, but to also showcase their solutions and expand business prospects across a diverse partner network.”

Supporting Resources

About Oracle PartnerNetwork

Oracle PartnerNetwork is a global business network of more than 20,000 companies who deliver innovative software solutions based on Oracle software. Through access to Oracle’s premier products, education, technical services, marketing and sales support, the Oracle PartnerNetwork program provides partners with the resources they need to be successful in today’s global economy.  Oracle partners are able to offer their customers leading-edge solutions backed by Oracle’s position as the world's largest enterprise software company. Partners who are able to demonstrate superior product knowledge, technical expertise and a commitment to doing business with Oracle qualify for the Certified Partner levels.  http://oraclepartnernetwork.oracle.com

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Contact Info

Carol Sato
Oracle
+1.650.633.5551
carol.sato@oracle.com

Kristin Reeves
Blanc & Otus
+1.415.856.5145
kreeves@blancandotus.com