SOURCE: Oracle Corporation

Oracle Corporation

October 12, 2009 11:13 ET

Oracle Raises the Curtain on Oracle® OpenWorld 2009

Latest Web 2.0 Tools Enhance the Oracle OpenWorld Experience and Promote Attendee Collaboration

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - October 12, 2009) - Oracle OpenWorld -- Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL)

News Facts

  • Today, Oracle welcomes more than 40,000 attendees to Oracle® OpenWorld 2009, the company's global business and technology conference that runs from Sunday, October 11 through Thursday, October 15 at Moscone Center in San Francisco.
  • Relying on the latest Web 2.0 capabilities, attendees will be able to share information and ideas during and after Oracle OpenWorld. Through a broad range of Web 2.0 tools, conference-goers can increase collaboration by:
    • Watching live programming on Oracle OpenWorld Live;
    • Utilizing the Oracle OpenWorld group on Oracle Mix, Oracle's interactive community for exchanging ideas, providing feedback and building a community with Oracle employees, customers and partners;
    • Becoming a part of the Oracle OpenWorld community on Facebook;
    • Joining the Oracle OpenWorld conversation on Twitter;
    • Gaining access to the latest Oracle videos on YouTube;
    • Keeping up with the Oracle OpenWorld Blog;
    • Connecting with Oracle on LinkedIn; and
    • Continuing to access the session with Oracle OpenWorld On Demand.
  • This year, attendees will also have access to:
    • More than 1,900 educational sessions;
    • 400 partner exhibits from the world's technology leaders;
    • 300-plus live Oracle product demos in the Oracle DEMOgrounds;
    • 200-plus industry sessions; and
    • Hands-on labs and multiple networking events.
  • Attendees will also have access to a wide range of specialized industry programming including 13 industry tracks, covering communications and media; consumer goods; education and research; financial services; health sciences; high technology; insurance; manufacturing; oil and gas; public sector; retail; services industries; and utilities.
  • Keynote addresses will feature industry leaders from Oracle, Sun, HP, Dell and Infosys.
  • Oracle OpenWorld will give partners an opportunity to share knowledge, showcase specialized solutions, increase customer and prospect visibility, and drive business growth.
  • Oracle will continue to offer the popular Oracle Develop program and this year has added the Primavera Program which focuses on Oracle's Primavera Enterprise Project Portfolio Management.
  • This year, Oracle will incorporate its "rethink, reduce, reuse and recycle" philosophy into event operations and programming throughout the conference will focus on the environment and the eco-enterprise.

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  • "We are thrilled to welcome our customers and partners to Oracle OpenWorld 2009. This year, we are utilizing a wide range of Web 2.0 tools that encourage collaboration, enabling attendees to share ideas and maximize their OpenWorld experience," said Tania Weidick, vice president of event marketing, Oracle. "With a wide range of programming and product, services and industry sessions, we are confident that our attendees will come with questions and leave with answers."

Oracle Innovation Showcase
For more than 32 years, Oracle has been a technology innovator, transforming the way business is conducted. To learn about Oracle's latest technologies and history of innovation, visit the Innovation Showcase at oracle.com/innovation. And during Oracle OpenWorld (October 11-15), you can hear and interact with innovators from Oracle and its partners at oracle.com/openworld.

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