SOURCE: Oracle Corporation

Oracle Corporation

September 23, 2013 11:00 ET

OPN Exchange Kicks Off Full Week of Partner Programming at Oracle OpenWorld 2013

More Than 5,000 Partners Gather to Learn About Oracle's FY14 Strategies and Opportunities for Innovation and Growth

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 23, 2013) - ORACLE OPENWORLD -- Oracle (NYSE: ORCL)

News Summary
Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) kicked off a full week of partner programming at Oracle OpenWorld 2013, welcoming more than 5,000 executives, customer and partners from around the globe. The event offers partners' unique insight into Oracle's key priority areas for FY14 and new opportunities to learn and grow with Oracle in the coming year.

News Facts

  • Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange @ OpenWorld kicked off a full week of partner programming, learning and networking for partners.
  • Starting off the week, more than 5,000 partners gathered online and in person at the OPN Exchange Forum to learn about Oracle's strategic priorities for FY14 and how they can expand business innovation and opportunity with Oracle.
  • Oracle President Mark Hurd welcomed the Oracle partner community and outlined key areas for partner expansion and customer growth, including cloud, engineered systems, applications and industries. 
  • Along with OPN executives from around the globe, customers and partners took the stage to share their successes including KPI Partners, InMotion and customer Entel, Accenture and customer Celcom, Enkitec, SCC, and TAS.
  • Oracle's John Fowler, executive vice president, Systems also joined to talk about partner opportunity around Oracle's hardware and engineered systems.
  • Oracle President Safra Catz closed Sunday's session thanking Oracle's 25,000 partners for their continued investment in Oracle and dedication to partner excellence

Full Week of Partner Programming, Networking and Opportunity

  • The five-day event, including partner-only sessions, networking opportunities, certification testing and more will provide partners with the information and tools they need to differentiate and grow their business with Oracle.
  • Throughout the week, a series of 40+ sessions, addressing strategic product areas including applications, engineered systems, industry solutions, Internet of Things, and the cloud. Partners will also have exclusive access to Oracle experts' onsite to help them capitalize on Oracle's extensive application-to-disk technology portfolio.
  • The OPN Lounge is available to partners Monday through Wednesday, offering demo kiosks, OPN information stations, and a special area for blogging/video blogging in the OPN Video Blogging Room, as well as opportunities to network with colleagues, customers, prospects, and other industry professionals.
  • Back by popular demand, the event features an enhanced Social Media Rally Station. The Station provides partners assessments and tools to help them better leverage modern communications channels, such as social media and blogs, to increase awareness and opportunity in the market.

Celebrating Partner Excellence Across the Globe

  • Recognizing partner success through Specialization, OPN also announced the winners of its 2013 Oracle Excellence Awards for Specialized Partner of the Year in North America, EMEA, APAC, LAD, Japan and Global. Oracle's partner executives from around the globe were on hand to celebrate their partner's contributions. 
  • Winners were recognized for their commitment to delivering innovative, Specialized solutions and services based on Oracle applications, middleware and hardware. A list of the award winners can be found here.

Supporting Quotes

  • "We are dedicated to helping our customers simplify IT and drive innovation. Our partners are critical in helping us achieve this goal and we thank you for your ongoing support and commitment to Oracle," said Oracle President Mark Hurd.
  • "Oracle's partners contribute significantly to our bottom line and you are a crucial part in helping our customers innovate and grow with Oracle," said Oracle President Safra Catz.
  • "Partners are key to our success and we are committed to providing the resources, tools and technology they need to succeed with Oracle," Joel Borellis, Group Vice President, Partner Enablement, Oracle. "Our continued investment in cloud, engineered systems, industries and the Internet of Things opens up new opportunities for partner growth and we look forward to working closely with the OPN community to bring these innovations to our joint customers worldwide."

Supporting Resources

About Oracle OpenWorld
Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco is the most important educational and networking event of the year for Oracle technologists, customers, and partners. This information technology event is dedicated to helping businesses optimize existing systems and understand upcoming technology breakthroughs. The conference, which is expected to draw more than 60,000 attendees from over 126 countries, offers more than 2,500 educational sessions, 400 product demos, exhibitions from 500 partners showcasing applications, middleware, database, server and storage systems, industries, management and infrastructure -- all engineered for innovation. Oracle OpenWorld 2013 is being held September 22-26 at The Moscone Center in San Francisco. For more information, to register, or to watch Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, sessions and more live, please visit Join the Oracle OpenWorld discussion on Twitter, Facebook and the Oracle OpenWorld Blog.

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's products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle's 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:

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