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Oracle Corporation

September 14, 2009 08:00 ET

Oracle® OpenWorld 2009 Highlights Partner Innovation and Specialization

Oracle PartnerNetwork Forum, Pavilions and Partner-Only Sessions Provide Partners Exclusive Opportunity to Collaborate Across the Network and Learn About New Strategies for Growth and Success With Oracle

REDWOOD SHORES, CA--(Marketwire - September 14, 2009) - Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL)

News Facts

  • Further enabling Oracle's valued partner community with the information and resources they need to build a better business with Oracle, the company today announced a wide range of collaborative, partner specific activities at Oracle® OpenWorld 2009 in San Francisco.
  • Kicking-off with the exclusive Oracle PartnerNetwork Forum to be held on Sunday, October 11, 2009, Oracle OpenWorld will feature a series of Partner Pavilions and partner-only sessions that empower partners with opportunities to share knowledge, showcase specialized solutions, increase customer and prospect visibility, and drive business growth.
  • For the sixth year, Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Forum will host the annual North America Titan Awards Ceremony, recognizing the innovative solutions and business achievements of North America partners within OPN.
  • Oracle will also recognize award-winning partners from Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific and Japan, and Latin America regions for partner solution innovation and implementations with the second annual Global Partner Awards.
  • Partners who want to extend the conversation and collaboration before, during and after Oracle OpenWorld can connect with the Oracle PartnerNetwork on OPN on Oracle Mix, OPN on Twitter, OPN on Facebook, OPN on LinkedIn and OPN on YouTube.

Oracle PartnerNetwork Forum

  • The Oracle PartnerNetwork Forum is a venue for Oracle partners to learn about innovations in OPN straight from Oracle executives, as well as connect with regional executives and peers to discuss issues and opportunities unique to specific regions.
  • The event, which will be held at Moscone South, is scheduled to include vision and strategy presentations from Oracle Presidents, Charles Phillips and Safra Catz, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Alliances and Channels, Judson Althoff and more.
  • The Forum will also feature a special presentation from Andrew McAfee, author of "Enterprise 2.0: New Collaborative Tools for Your Organization's Toughest Challenges."
  • Throughout the one-day event, partners will have the opportunity to gain valuable insights, contacts and resources in a series of specialized breakout sessions developed to help partners better build, market, and sell Oracle-based solutions.
  • Video highlights from partners showing their innovations submitted through the Innovation Showcase will also be highlighted during the OPN Forum. For more information on how to submit, please visit our Partner Innovation page.

Oracle PartnerNetwork Global Awards and North America Titan Awards

  • The North America Alliances and Channels Titan Awards recognize the innovative solutions and business achievements of partners within the Oracle PartnerNetwork. The ceremony will be held at Moscone South on Sunday, October 11 at 7:30 p.m. PT.
  • The Oracle PartnerNetwork Global Partner Awards will be handed out at the OpenWorld Welcome Reception, which will immediately follow the Titan Awards ceremony in the Howard Street Tent. The Welcome Reception also provides an opportunity to network with Oracle representatives, customers and partners from around the world.

Partner Pavilions at Oracle OpenWorld

  • Throughout the week of Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco, Oracle will feature Partner Pavilions to enable OPN members to showcase their solutions and increase visibility with customers, prospects and other Oracle partners. This year's Pavilions include:

    • Oracle Accelerate for Midsize Companies Pavilion: Oracle and its Oracle Accelerate Solution Partners will help customers and prospects discover comprehensive, easy-to-own, industry-focused solutions at an affordable cost. This pavilion will be sponsored by HP.
    • CRM On Demand Inner Circle Pavilion: This pavilion will highlight firsthand how a select group of Oracle partners are helping organizations build and extend CRM solutions to meet their unique requirements.
    • Hyperion Pavilion: Meet Oracle partners who have solutions and services that are aligned with Oracle Hyperion products, the leading performance management applications that are a key element of Oracle's enterprise performance management system.
    • Industry Pavilions: The Industry Pavilions showcase Oracle's products and partners providing comprehensive solutions to industry-specific challenges in the Communications and Media, Retail, Utilities, Financial Services, Health Sciences, and Insurance industries.
    • Oracle Develop Pavilion: The Oracle Develop Pavilion is an integral part of Oracle Develop -- the premier developer program at Oracle OpenWorld. Oracle's partners participate in the Oracle Develop Pavilion to showcase their technical expertise and practical solutions to thousands of skilled technologists attending Oracle Develop.
    • Primavera Pavilion: Oracle's Primavera partner experts will showcase their solutions for project and portfolio management, in conjunction with a special two-day Oracle Primavera Program event that brings together the Oracle Primavera prospect, customer, and partner community for educational sessions and networking.
    • SaaS and Cloud Pavilion Sponsored by Wipro: With enterprise customers aggressively evaluating options to use software as a service (SaaS) and cloud offerings to run their business, partners will showcase solutions that meet customers' specific business requirements and help increase their business effectiveness.
    • Green Marketplace: Oracle partners will exhibit solutions, create interactive experiences showcasing all things green, and show you what they are doing to incorporate sustainability into their business and IT plans.

Oracle PartnerNetwork Lounge

  • The Oracle PartnerNetwork Lounge is open throughout the week and is located in Moscone South, Room 100. The lounge, available to partners, will include meeting spaces, demo kiosks, a special area for blogging in the OPN Blogging Room, and OPN Information Stations, as well as opportunities to network with Oracle and other partners.

Partner-only Sessions

  • Oracle OpenWorld will include sessions designed exclusively for partners and companies interested in partnering with Oracle, including:

    • Monday, October 12:

      • The Next Innovation of Oracle PartnerNetwork and Specialization
    • Wednesday, October 14:

      • New Partner Tools and How They Can Help You Close Business
      • How to Develop Individual Solution Specialties
      • ISVs, Learn How to Partner with Oracle in Your Transition to SaaS
      • Explore the Oracle PartnerNetwork Portal New Navigation and Resources
      • Take Advantage of Oracle's Acquisition Strategy to Grow Your Business
      • OPN Marketing Tools to Support Your Pipeline Generation

Supporting Quote

  • "This year's Oracle PartnerNetwork Forum is expected to be bigger than ever and kick-off a week long program of partner-specific sessions and exciting new announcements designed to empower partners with the support and tools they need to drive sustained growth and continued success," said Judson Althoff, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Alliances and Channels, Oracle. "Building upon last year's foundation of Partner Enablement, the partner specific programming at Oracle OpenWorld 2009 will further help our 20,000 strong worldwide partner community to create and deliver specialized Oracle solutions that will allow them to increase relevancy and opportunity, while increasing sales and revenue."

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About the Oracle PartnerNetwork

Oracle PartnerNetwork is a global business network of more than 20,000 companies who deliver innovative software solutions based on Oracle software. Through access to Oracle's premier products, education, technical services, marketing and sales support, the Oracle PartnerNetwork program provides partners with the resources they need to be successful in today's global economy. Oracle partners are able to offer their customers leading-edge solutions backed by Oracle's position as the world's largest enterprise software company. Partners who are able to demonstrate superior product knowledge, technical expertise and a commitment to doing business with Oracle qualify for the Certified Partner levels.

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, visit the Innovation Showcase during the 100 days before Oracle OpenWorld. See oracle.com/innovation for more information.

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