2016 Oracle OpenWorld Keynote Lineup

2016 Keynote Lineup

Hear from the industry's top speakers at Oracle OpenWorld.

Sunday, September 18

5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m., Moscone North, Hall D

Complete, Integrated Cloud

Oracle Executive Chairman and Chief Technology Officer Larry Ellison shares his vision for Oracle Cloud and customer success in the cloud.

Rise of the Enterprise: Delivering the Next Wave of Opportunity

It is an exciting time for enterprises around the globe as the proliferation of information and communication technology enables new opportunities for growth. Enterprises are investing in both private and public cloud solutions to enable an efficient and flexible means of delivering new services and all-new business models. Thanks to the pervasive reach of cloud computing and the increasing availability of connected devices, millions of terabytes of data are being generated every single day. Artificial intelligence provides the means to analyze and derive value from this data, transforming the way businesses operate. Join Diane Bryant as she shares the technology innovations that Intel, Oracle, and our partners are creating to deliver the next wave of enterprise opportunity.

Monday, September 19

9:00 a.m–10:15 a.m., Moscone North, Hall D

The World Ahead

The cloud is a generational shift—it sits at the intersection of people and success. It is a vehicle that harnesses the power of what we do and gives us the perspective and tools to lead the future on a global level. Join Oracle CEO Mark Hurd and his guests as we look at where we are today and what the world ahead holds for us.

Tuesday, September 20

8:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m., Moscone North, Hall D

A Vision for Smart Cities and Modern Government

Devendra Fadnavis
Devendra Fadnavis

Chief Minister, Government of Maharashtra, India

Oracle Cloud—Built for Continuous Innovation

With cloud computing, innovation is continuous. Thomas Kurian, president of Oracle Product Development, will showcase innovations across infrastructure, platform, applications and data—the breadth of the most complete cloud in the industry.

The Cloud-Powered Enterprise—Defining a Million Moments That Transform Lives

The winning organization in the digital era will be an agile organization that understands consumer preferences, responds the fastest to market demands, and is capable of offering the best end user experience with magical moments of interaction and hyper-personalization. Building such a system needs simplification at the core and investment at the edge. Learn how integrated cloud services have helped enterprises reimagine themselves and thrive in a limitless world.

Bhanu Murthy B. M., president and chief operating officer of Wipro, will outline how cloud-powered enterprises are creating value and gaining competitive advantage in the new digital economy. Discover how Wipro’s digital and cloud expertise has helped clients leverage the entire spectrum of Oracle Cloud services to transform their businesses.


1:30 p.m.–3:15 p.m., Moscone North, Hall D

The Future of Cloud Database and Infrastructure

Find out what constitutes an enterprise cloud optimized for databases. Oracle Executive Chairman and Chief Technology Officer Larry Ellison discusses the future of database management and cloud.

People + Software: A Purposeful Approach to AI

Technology is fundamentally reshaping our world. Entire industries are being disrupted and transformed; new kinds of experiences and realities that were previously unimaginable are now becoming possible; the layers and complexities that have created distance between producers and consumers are dissolving; and a new era of open intelligent technologies is emerging with the potential to drive significant value in the enterprise. And yet, the cost pressures remain—and indeed are becoming even more dramatic. Business leaders in every stage of IT landscape maturity need to have a plan for this new reality.

In this talk, Dr. Vishal Sikka, CEO of Infosys, will share his unique perspective on how technology can amplify people to accelerate the pervasive, and purposeful, digitization of the world around us. In particular, he will share how business leaders are leveraging Infosys Mana, a knowledge-based AI platform, to capture the deep knowledge and know-how within their organizations together with the data and insights to drive agility in their businesses and deliver new kinds of value for their companies and their stakeholders.

Wednesday, September 21

9:00 a.m.–10:15 a.m., Moscone North, Hall D

Oracle Converged Infrastructure—On-Premises Solutions with Cloud Insurance

The IT infrastructure market is going through significant change impacting the way you purchase, consume, and use compute and storage resources. Executive Vice President David Donatelli will explain Oracle’s simplified architecture for customers for both on-premises environments and the public cloud.

A Revolution in Compute and Data Management

Cloud changes everything, including the mindset and focus of development. Hear from Oracle executives John Fowler and Juan Loaiza about the strategy and vision for infrastructure development in this engaging and informative session. Gain insights into how Oracle is delivering on a strategic long-term plan of massive innovation to address the most challenging issues that businesses are facing.

Larry Ellison

Larry Ellison is executive chairman of Oracle Corporation and chief technology officer. He founded the company in 1977 and served as CEO until September 2014. He also races sailboats, flies planes, and plays tennis and guitar.

Diane Bryant

Diane M. Bryant is executive vice president and general manager of the Data Center Group for Intel Corporation. Bryant leads the worldwide organization that develops the data center platforms for the digital services economy, generating US$16 billion in revenue in 2015.

In her current role, she manages the data center P&L, strategy, and product development for enterprise, cloud service providers, communications service providers, and high-performance computing infrastructure, spanning server, storage, and network solutions.

Previously, Bryant was corporate vice president and chief information officer of Intel. She was responsible for the corporatewide information technology solutions and services that enabled Intel's business strategies for growth and efficiency.

A tireless advocate for women and underrepresented minorities, Bryant is the executive sponsor of the Network of Intel African American Employees and has served on the technical board of the Anita Borg Institute. She was named among Fortune's 50 Most Powerful Women in Business in 2015. In 2016, World Affairs and its Global Philanthropy Forum honored Bryant with its Global Citizen Award. Business Insider ranked Bryant #32 in the “Silicon Valley 100” of 2016. She is an Intel spokesperson for STEM education, and established the Diane Bryant endowed scholarship fund for diversity in engineering at U.C. Davis.

Bryant received her bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from U.C. Davis in 1985 and joined Intel the same year. She attended the Stanford Executive Program and holds four US patents.

Mark Hurd

Mark Hurd is chief executive officer of Oracle Corporation and a member of the company's board of directors. He joined Oracle in 2010, bringing more than 30 years of technology industry leadership, computer hardware expertise, and executive management experience to his role with the company. Hurd is also a member of the Baylor University Board of Regents.

Joanna Fielding

In her newly created role, Joanna is responsible for operationalizing the global services company structure for HSBC. A passionate change agent, Joanna initiated and is responsible for the Oracle Fusion Enterprise Resource Planning and enterprise performance management program across HSBC, providing an integrated financial management platform for HSBC Global Services and a cost subledger for the HSBC Group. She is a member of the global chief operating officer and finance leadership teams. Joanna was with Standard Chartered Bank for 17 years and held numerous financial positions in London, New York, Singapore, Shanghai, and Dubai, latterly as CFO. EMEA & the Americas.

Greg Meyers

Greg Meyers is corporate vice president and chief information officer for Motorola Solutions. He is responsible for leading the company’s IT organization, including customer-facing digital systems, internal technology, and information security.

Before joining Motorola Solutions in 2014, Meyers led business IT for Biogen, and before that, he held a combination of sales, marketing, and IT roles at companies such as Novartis, Johnson & Johnson, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Meyers holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Rutgers University and a master’s degree in business administration from Temple University.

Safra A. Catz

Safra A. Catz is chief executive officer of Oracle Corporation and a member of the company’s board of directors. She previously served as president of Oracle and has also served as the company’s chief financial officer.

Catz first served as Oracle’s chief financial officer from 2005 to 2008, as executive vice president from 1999 to 2004, and as senior vice president from April to October 1999. She served on the board of directors for HSBC Holdings, one of the world's largest banking and financial services organizations, from 2008 through 2015.

Thomas Kurian

Thomas Kurian is president of Oracle product development and reports to Oracle executive chairman of the board and chief technology officer Larry Ellison. He is responsible for leading software development and transitioning the company’s technology to Oracle Cloud. For the past several years, Kurian has been responsible for the Oracle Fusion Middleware family of products. Under his leadership, that business became the fastest-growing within Oracle and the industry’s leading middleware product suite. Since 2008, Kurian has also led the development for Oracle’s next-generation business applications, Oracle Fusion Applications.

Kurian has been with Oracle since 1996, holding various product management and development positions. Prior to joining Oracle, he worked as a consultant in London, Brussels, and San Francisco with international management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, serving clients in the software, telecommunications, and financial services industries.

Kurian has a BA in electrical engineering from Princeton University, where he graduated summa cum laude. He also has an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar. He serves as an advisory member on the boards of several international venture funds and software companies.

Bhanu Murthy B.M.

Bhanu Murthy B.M. (Bhanu) is the president and chief operating officer of Wipro. Bhanu is responsible for driving delivery innovation while ensuring agility and best-in-class execution. He is transforming solution and practice unit leadership by building next-generation talent, thus enhancing Wipro's market visibility and brand positioning. Additionally, he guides service transformation and excellence, global delivery enablement, and quality functions.

Previously, Bhanu led Business Application Services—the largest service line, Wipro Consulting Services and Global Enterprise Architecture practices as president and chief executive. In this role he transformed the entire gamut of digital ecosystems, enterprise resource planning applications, cyber security, assurance, function, and process transformation for Wipro. Under Bhanu's leadership, the services and solutions offered by Wipro helped customers simplify their IT operations, deliver digitally enabled business processes, enhance customer experience, build future-ready systems, and gain a competitive edge in today's disruptive market.

With more than 20 years of global diversified experience, Bhanu has been instrumental in building and scaling many of Wipro's businesses such as retail, consumer goods, transportation and government, and IT business. He is also a member of the Group Executive Council, a forum for the core group of Wipro leaders to deliberate and strategize the long-term vision of the corporation.

Bhanu holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) and a degree in engineering from the National Institute of Technology (NIT). Bhanu is a frequent speaker at leading business, technology, and academic forums around the world.

Dr. Vishal Sikka

Dr. Sikka joined Infosys in 2014 to help transform the company during a time of significant change in the services industry, change that was brought on by the cost imperatives of clients on the one hand, and significant and rapid advancements in technology on the other hand. Since joining Infosys, Dr. Sikka has implemented a strategy of helping clients renew their existing landscapes to fundamentally drive down costs using automation and artificial intelligence, and at the same time bringing breakthrough innovation which transforms user and consumer experiences, opens new business opportunities and new business models, and leverages data in entirely new ways. In addition, Dr. Sikka has created a strong focus on learning and education within Infosys, a culture which not only drives value for clients and the entire Infosys ecosystem, but extends outside the company as well. Infosys is helping clients in their efforts to create learning and collaborative cultures—helping them to find the most important problems to solve using Design Thinking as the framework, to rethink existing processes leveraging technology, to find new ways of working as teams and as individuals, and to build incredible talent, skills and passion across teams.

Prior to joining Infosys, Dr. Sikka was a member of the Executive Board of SAP SE, leading all products and technologies, including all of product development, and driving innovation globally. In his 12 years at SAP, Dr. Sikka held several senior leadership roles including becoming SAP's first-ever CTO in 2007. When Dr. Sikka joined the SAP Executive Board in February 2010, he was instrumental in building a culture of innovation at SAP; innovation became the focus and was at the heart of everything the company developed and delivered to customers. Among other things, Dr. Sikka is credited with creating SAP's breakthrough in-memory data platform SAP HANA, the fastest growing product in SAP's history. He also accelerated SAP's development processes, bringing a deep focus on design and user experience, creating a culture of innovation, initiating for the first time in company history a focus on startups, driving venture investments, and leading product incubation as well as co-innovation with customers.

Dr. Sikka is the creator of ‘timeless software,’ a framework which articulates the principles of renewing existing processes and landscapes without disruption to customer environments. Dr. Sikka is especially known for his championship of technology as an amplifier of human potential and his passion for applying software in purposeful ways to address some of the biggest global challenges.

His experience includes research in artificial intelligence, intelligent systems, programming languages and models, and information management—at Stanford University, at Xerox Palo Alto Labs, and as the founder of two startups. Dr. Sikka received his BS in Computer Science from Syracuse University. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University.

John Fowler

John Fowler is Oracle’s executive vice president of Systems. He has extensive experience in corporate strategy as well as systems and software development. Before coming to Oracle in 2010 when the company acquired Sun, Fowler worked at Sun for more than 14 years. There he served in several influential roles, including executive vice president of Sun’s Systems Group; chief technology officer for Sun's software organization; and executive vice president of Sun's x64 Systems Group, focused on delivering industry-standard network computing systems for Solaris, Linux, and Windows. At Oracle, Fowler continues to be responsible for the delivery of all of Oracle’s systems products, including SPARC and x86-based servers, Oracle Solaris, networking, and disk and tape storage products.

Juan Loaiza

As senior vice president of systems technology at Oracle, Juan Loaiza is in charge of developing the mission-critical capabilities of Oracle Database, including data and transaction management, high availability, performance, backup and recovery, enterprise replication, and Oracle Exadata. Loaiza joined the Oracle Database development organization in 1988, and has contributed to every Oracle Database release since Oracle Version 6.

Loaiza holds BS and MS degrees in computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

David Donatelli

David Donatelli is an executive vice president reporting to Mark Hurd.

Most recently, Donatelli served as executive vice president and general manager of the Enterprise Group at Hewlett-Packard. In that role, he led the group responsible for the enterprise hardware business, which includes storage, server, networking, and converged infrastructure solutions.

Prior to Hewlett-Packard, Donatelli spent 22 years at EMC Corporation; his last role there was as president of the EMC Storage Division. In that position, he oversaw the development of EMC’s storage platforms, as well as EMC’s Information Management Software and Infrastructure Software product offerings.

Donatelli is a graduate of Boston College and received an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

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