October 09, 2006 13:05 ET

PSVillage Hosts Professional Services Seminar and Executive Networking Event

Oracle Joins QuickArrow and OpenAir to Sponsor This First-Ever Event for Professional Services Executives

SANTA CLARA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 9, 2006 --PSVillage, an online community serving professional services and consulting services leaders, is hosting "Eagles of A Feather," an evening of networking and discussion on professional services best practices, evolving business models, services partnerships and innovations in services operations. This first-ever event, sponsored by Oracle, OpenAir and QuickArrow, will be held at the Oracle Customer Visit Center, Redwood Shores, Calif., 6-9 pm on Oct. 10, 2006.

The event will feature presentations and panel discussion from senior professional services executives, providing a valuable evening of information and networking for all participants. Invited speakers include Jason Blessing, regional vice president, Oracle Consulting; Steve Martello, senior vice president, client services, Interwoven; Cindy Warner, senior vice president, global integration services,; Keith Costello, senior vice president of professional services, SAP Americas and Anna Mok, partner, strategic clients, Deloitte & Touche LLP.

These executives will share insights and lessons learned on topics of interest to this community, including the relationship of the services organization to sales and finance, how professional services firms are changing, what makes a great partner relationship, and how technology is used to drive services organizations forward.

"Eagles of a Feather is a great example of the services PSVillage brings to the professional services community," said Ted Kempf, senior director, product and industry marketing at Oracle. "Oracle is committed to the professional services industry and we welcome the opportunity to host this event and share our ideas on what it takes to drive a successful professional services organization."

This event is the latest in service offerings provided by PSVillage, who also recently announced the launch of a professional services benchmark, co-sponsored with the Buswell Group, and Voice of the Village, an online magazine written by and for professional services leaders. "We'll continue to provide no or low-cost ways to help this community grow in influence and experience," said PSVillage founder, Terry Jansen. "The response has been terrific. It's only our second year of operation and we'll likely double our membership again this year."

About PSVillage

PSVillage is the preeminent on-line community for professional services leaders. With more than 600 members serving 450 companies worldwide, PSVillage provides a forum for professional services leaders to collaborate and share research, best practices, resources and more. The site hosts a moderated discussion forum, a job board and a variety of free or low-cost services including webinars, white papers, workshops, networking events, and benchmarks. To learn more, visit

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