Special Report: Oracle OpenWorld

October 2013

At this year's Oracle OpenWorld, more than 60,000 attendees had a chance to see 3,500 speakers, 2,500 sessions, 500 Oracle partners, and 400 product demonstrations. 


Among the big announcements: Larry Ellison explained the Oracle Database 12c In-Memory Database and M6 Big Memory Machine, Edward Screven, Oracle chief corporate architect, declared Oracle the Internet of Things platform, and Oracle expanded further into the Cloud with 10 new services, Oh, and Oracle TEAM USA scored an against-all-odds victory in the America’s Cup.

In this special report, find out more about the customers Profit's editors were talking to during the week, plus catch up on the other big announcements—and watch replays from keynotes from this year's conference.

Webcast: Profit Magazine Live with General Dynamics IT
Profit Editor-in-Chief Aaron Lazenby discusses the changes in the defense industry, and how technology is helping General Dynamics make better decisions about managing its workforce.

Webcast: The Internet of Things
Profit Editor-in-Chief Aaron Lazenby talks to Bryan Tantzen, Senior Director at Cisco Systems, about this exciting trend.

Webcast: Profit Magazine Interviews Treasury Wine Estates
Editor-in-chief Aaron Lazenby discusses Oracle JD Edwards and Oracle Social with Treasury Wine Estates's Maggie Huffman, vice president and global director, at Oracle OpenWorld.

Watch Keynote and Session Highlights On Demand
Highlights from all of September's Oracle conferences—on demand and at your convenience.

Systems Engage: Customer interaction a key theme at Oracle OpenWorld 2013
“The journey of the customer has more touchpoints, over more channels, with more detour threats than ever before. Despite the potential for customer distraction, these touchpoints offer exciting new opportunities for customer engagement,” says Amrit Sra, director of Industry Strategy and Insight at Oracle.

Oracle Expands In The Cloud With 10 New Services
Oracle Oracle made its biggest cloud computing announcement of the year at Oracle OpenWorld on Tuesday, introducing 10 new cloud services from all levels of the cloud stack: software as a service, platform as a service, and infrastructure as a service.

The Internet of Things—And a Surprise Appearance by Members of ORACLE TEAM USA
Edward Screven, Oracle chief corporate architect, painted an expansive picture of the world driven by smart, ubiquitous, connected devices: M2M—machine to machine—or the Internet of Things.

Modern Customer Experience Keynote: Welcome to the Age of the Customer
Oracle has created—bar none—the best customer experience portfolio in the world, said David Vap, Oracle group vice president of product development.

America's Cup And Other Oracle OpenWorld Business Lessons
Catch some of the hlighlights from the conference, including hearing from Oracle executives, customers — and the members of the winning Oracle TEAM USA.

#SocialShakeUp Stirring Brands To Build Better Customer Experiences
Social media is breaking out of its base camp in marketing, as organizations everywhere seek to capitalize upon its ability to connect companies with consumers. The goal: Create socially enabled businesses, which can drive superior customer experiences. This brave new world of the socially enabled enterprise was in the spotlight last week at Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco.

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