2017 Oracle Industry Connect Keynote Lineup

2017 Keynote Lineup

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 2017 lineup of keynote speakers.

Tom Brokaw
Tom Brokaw
Legendary Newsman, NBC News and New York Times Best-Selling Author
Wednesday, March 22, 1:45 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

Tom Brokaw has spent his entire distinguished journalism career with NBC News, beginning in 1966 in the Los Angeles bureau where he covered Ronald Reagan's first run for public office, the rise of the 60s counter-culture, the assassination of Bobby Kennedy, and the 1968 presidential campaign.

From Los Angeles, Brokaw went to Washington as the White House correspondent during Watergate and as the principal backup for John Chancellor as anchor of NBC Nightly News. Next stop: New York and TODAY followed by his appointment as anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw.

He took over Meet the Press for the 2008 campaign when his close friend and colleague Tim Russert died. In addition to his daily news-gathering responsibilities, Brokaw reported on more than 30 documentaries covering subjects ranging from AIDS, Los Angeles gangs, race, education, medicine, immigration, and global warming.

He has an impressive list of firsts, including the first interview with Mikhail Gorbachev, the first network report on human rights abuses in Tibet accompanied by an exclusive interview with the Dali Lama, and the only American network anchor to report from Berlin the night the Berlin Wall came down.

In 1998, Brokaw published his first book, The Greatest Generation, one of the most popular nonfiction books of the 20th century. He followed that with five other books, including BOOM!: Voices of the Sixties and The Time of Our Lives.

He is also a popular essayist for publications including The New York Times, Rolling Stone, and a wide assortment of other periodicals and newspapers.

Brokaw has won every major award in his craft, including the Peabody, the duPont, the Emmy, and several lifetime achievement awards. In 2014, President Barack Obama awarded Brokaw the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Brokaw's latest book is A Lucky Life Interrupted (Random House, 2015). In this powerful memoir of a year of dramatic change, Brokaw chronicles a year spent battling cancer and reflecting on his long, lucky life.

Mark Hurd
Mark Hurd
Chief Executive Officer, Oracle

Tuesday, March 21, 1:45 p.m.–€“2:30 p.m.

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.

Bob Weiler
Bob Weiler
Executive Vice President, Global Business Units, Oracle

Tuesday, March 21, 1:45 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 22, 9:00 a.m.–10:15 a.m.

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.


Tom Brokaw

Tom Brokaw has spent his entire distinguished journalism career with NBC News, beginning in 1966 in the Los Angeles bureau where he covered Ronald Reagan's first run for public office, the rise of the 60s counter-culture, the assassination of Bobby Kennedy, and the 1968 presidential campaign.

From Los Angeles, Brokaw went to Washington as the White House correspondent during Watergate and as the principal backup for John Chancellor as anchor of NBC Nightly News. Next stop: New York and TODAY followed by his appointment as anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw.

He took over Meet the Press for the 2008 campaign when his close friend and colleague Tim Russert died. In addition to his daily news-gathering responsibilities, Brokaw reported on more than 30 documentaries covering subjects ranging from AIDS, Los Angeles gangs, race, education, medicine, immigration, and global warming.

He has an impressive list of firsts, including the first interview with Mikhail Gorbachev, the first network report on human rights abuses in Tibet accompanied by an exclusive interview with the Dali Lama, and the only American network anchor to report from Berlin the night the Berlin Wall came down.

In 1998, Brokaw published his first book, The Greatest Generation, one of the most popular nonfiction books of the 20th century. He followed that with five other books, including BOOM!: Voices of the Sixties and The Time of Our Lives.

He is also a popular essayist for publications including The New York Times, Rolling Stone, and a wide assortment of other periodicals and newspapers.

Brokaw has won every major award in his craft, including the Peabody, the duPont, the Emmy, and several lifetime achievement awards. In 2014, President Barack Obama awarded Brokaw the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Brokaw's latest book is A Lucky Life Interrupted (Random House, 2015). In this powerful memoir of a year of dramatic change, Brokaw chronicles a year spent battling cancer and reflecting on his long, lucky life.

Bob Weiler

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.

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