Oracle Press Release

Oracle OpenWorld 2010 Highlights New Opportunities for Partner Success with Full Line-Up of Partner-Driven Sessions and Events

Oracle PartnerNetwork Forum, Pavilions, Awards and Partner-Only Sessions Provide Opportunity for Partners to Showcase Innovations and Gain New Strategies for Driving Business Growth Through Specialization

Redwood Shores, Calif. – August 18, 2010

News Facts

Further enabling partners with the information and resources they need to specialize, differentiate and achieve better business results, Oracle today announced a full line-up of partner events and activities at Oracle OpenWorld 2010 in San Francisco.
The week kicks off with the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Forum, and will be followed by a series of Partner Pavilions and partner-only sessions, throughout the conference that will allow partners to share successes, showcase solutions and capabilities, increase customer and prospect visibility, and learn about new opportunities for business growth with Oracle.
During Oracle OpenWorld, Oracle will also hand out global and regional awards recognizing partners from around the globe for their innovation and business achievements.
Partners can collaborate and extend the conversation before, during and after the show by connecting with the Oracle Partner community at OPN on Twitter, OPN on Facebook, OPN on LinkedIn, and OPN on YouTube.

Oracle PartnerNetwork Forum

The OPN Forum provides a venue for Oracle partners to learn about new innovations in the OPN Specialized program directly from Oracle executives, as well as hear more about unique regional opportunities.
The event, to be held on Sunday, September 19 in Moscone South, will feature a discussion on Oracle strategy and vision with top Oracle executives. Oracle senior vice president of worldwide channel and alliances, Judson Althoff, will also share insights on Oracle’s FY11 channel vision and outline how partners can strengthen their market opportunities with Oracle.
Throughout the one-day event, partners will gain valuable information, contacts and resources in a series of breakout sessions developed to help partners achieve specialization and better build, market and sell Oracle-based solutions.
In addition, partners can join Special Interest Group meetings for Database, Middleware, Applications, Project Portfolio Management, Servers and Storage, Software-as-a Service, Partnering with Oracle in the Cloud, Solaris, Linux and Java, amongst others.

Partner Pavilions at Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld Pavilions allow partners to showcase their expertise and specialized solutions based on Oracle technology. Partner pavilions will include:
CRM On Demand Pavilion: Discover how partners are delivering proven customer success and helping organizations extend their investments in Oracle CRM On Demand.
Hyperion Pavilion: This track will introduce and provide an update on Oracle's Hyperion performance management applications and demonstrate how partners are working with customers to drive better business value with Oracle Hyperion solutions.
JD Edwards Pavilion: The JD Edwards track will provide an opportunity for users to learn about partner product solutions that complement and enhance their JD Edwards portfolio.
Project Portfolio Management Pavilion: In this track, Oracle partner experts will showcase their best-in-class solutions for project and portfolio management.
Virtualization and Cloud Pavilion: Attendees can learn more about Oracle and partner cloud and virtualization solutions, and how they can meet their specific requirements and increase business effectiveness.

Oracle PartnerNetwork Lounge

The Oracle PartnerNetwork, located in Moscone South Room 100, is available to partners throughout the week. The lounge will include meeting spaces, demo kiosks, OPN information stations, and a special area for blogging/vlogging in the OPN Video Blogging Room, as well as opportunities to network with Oracle and other partners.

Partner-Only Sessions

Partner-only sessions will provide key information on how to work with Oracle to improve business results. Sessions will include:
Top Five Strategies for Growing Your Business with Oracle Software and Sun Hardware
How to Register Deals, Leverage the Competency Center, and Use OPN Tools
How to Work with Oracle's Global Business Units
Get Specialized: Resources to Get You Started
Partnering with Oracle in the Cloud

Supporting Quote

“The Oracle PartnerNetwork Forum was designed to deliver the information, resources and intelligence our partner community needs to achieve growth and differentiation with Oracle,” said Judson Althoff, senior vice president, Worldwide Alliances and Channels, Oracle. “This year’s program will continue to highlight how partners can achieve success through specialization, deliver new strategies and techniques for FY11 and provide the insight customers need to better build, market and sell Oracle technologies – from application-to-disk.”

Supporting Resources

Connect with the Oracle Partner community at OPN on Twitter, OPN on Facebook, OPN on LinkedIn, and OPN on YouTube.

About Oracle

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About Oracle PartnerNetwork

Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Specialized is the latest version of Oracle's partner program that provides partners with tools to better develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN Specialized offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to differentiate through Specializations. Specializations are achieved through competency development, business results, expertise and proven success. To find out more visit www.oracle.com/partners.

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Contact Info

Candice van der Laan

Oracle
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Kristin Reeves
Blanc & Otus
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