Hear from some of the world's most renowned thought leaders at Oracle Industry Connect.
Oracle Industry Connect is designed to be a premier thought leadership conference with content delivered by some of the world's foremost experts on global affairs, economic trends, technological innovation, and industry transformation.
With an aim to provide valuable insights that help your organization succeed in a fast-paced and continually evolving business environment, we’re excited to announce the 2018 lineup of keynote speakers.
As the UK's youngest Prime Minister in two centuries, David Cameron came to power at a moment of economic crisis. Under his leadership, the UK’s economy was transformed. The deficit was reduced by over two-thirds; one million businesses were set up; a record number of jobs were created; and Britain became the fastest-growing major advanced economy in the world. That created the stability David needed to cut taxes, introduce a National Living Wage, transform education, reform welfare, protect the National Health Service, and increase pensions.
Internationally, David developed a foreign policy in the post-Iraq era that addressed the new challenges of the Arab Spring, as well as a more aggressive Russia, while ensuring Britain played a full role in the global fight against ISIS. After hosting the successful London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, David chaired the 2013 G8 Summit at Lough Erne in Northern Ireland, where he highlighted the global need for fair taxes, increased transparency, and open trade.
Elected Leader of the Conservative Party in 2005 to reform and modernize a party that had lost three elections in a row, David successfully remodeled the Conservative Party with a new and distinct modern, compassionate agenda—and that is how he governed. He led the way internationally by passing the UK’s Same Sex Marriage Act.
David continues to focus on issues he advanced while in office: supporting life chances for young people; championing Britain's cutting edge medical research; and promoting international development. He is chairman of patrons at National Citizen Service, the UK's flagship youth development program; president of Alzheimer's Research UK; and chair of the LSE-Oxford Commission on State Fragility, Growth and Development, under the auspices of the International Growth Centre. He also sits on the Global Board of Advisors at the Council on Foreign Relations.
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.
Robert K. Weiler is the executive vice president of Oracle's global business units. Previously, he was chairman and CEO of Phase Forward, a leading provider of integrated data management solutions for clinical trials and drug safety. Weiler has more than 30 years of technology industry leadership experience, including his previous tenure as Giga Information Group's chairman, president, and CEO. Earlier in his career, Weiler served as president and CEO of Eastman Software (formerly Wang Software), as well as senior vice president, worldwide sales and marketing, for Lotus Development Corporation, where he was instrumental in expanding the company's Lotus Notes business.
Weiler has been a member of the Oracle Financial Services Board of Directors since 2012 and previously served on the boards of the directors of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), the Waterville Valley Company, Saint Anselm's College, Distributed Management Systems, Cullinet, Interleaf, DataLogix, and Giga Information Group.
Weiler received a BA and an honorary doctorate from Saint Anselm's College. He received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2010 Award in the Healthcare IT category in New England. In 2006, he was named to the prestigious PharmaVOICE 100, and he was also named 2006 CEO of the Year by the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council, an award that honors individuals who best exemplify leadership and excellence in business and technology. Subsequent to this award, Weiler was invited to become a trustee of the council.