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7 tips to maximize your Oracle OpenWorld 2015 Conference Experience

on Monday, 28 September 2015. Posted in Blog, Oracle OpenWorld

7 tips to maximize your Oracle OpenWorld 2015 Conference Experience

Less than a month to Oracle OpenWorld, the conference will officially kick off on Sunday, October 25th. The location alone should be enough to get most of you excited. San Francisco is an amazing city to visit. The business and technical content, networking, and after hours social events are just bonuses.

Below are some tips after a decade of regular attendance as a speaker and attendee of Oracle OpenWorld.

1- Book and plan sessions as soon as possible, here is the link to the current Content Catalog list the best ones are "sold out" swiftly. Currently 1600+ sessions are available, plan what you want to learn this year and keep that in mind when registering for the session. Use the target audience information on the left of the catalog.

 list

2- This year’s OpenWorld major themes I will focus

  •       On enterprise cloud solutions and deployment strategies to move your on-premise Oracle applications like Siebel, EBS, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards and Primavera into the Cloud with a strong option of co-existence. Over 800 sessions on cloud computing!
  •        On a comprehensive enterprise big data solution with, Big Data Appliances, 12c database, NoSQL Database and Big Data SQLData is the lifeblood of most organizations.
  •         IoT – Internet of things this year has lots of new sessions in this area.

         3- Lots of sessions on customer experience: A must see is the state of the art Customer experience lab, here is a sneak peek:

  • lab

4- This years business and technology conference will have a focus on the intersection of cloud, social, and mobile business opportunities.

5- Planning and preparing will be key. Make sure you can write & measure your conference objectives. 

Here are mine:

30% learning (sessions & Oracle headquarters) to help me advise better solutions for my clients

50 % sharing good practices, knowledge sharing with different Oracle clients – these sessions have already been planned and scheduled with the clients in advance date&time confirmed.

10% attending networking events, I plan to grab a coffee in the morning and a well-deserved beer one of the day’s in the afternoon at the Tap and Brew, 

10% Unwind by riding a bike over the Golden Gate Bridge and visiting Alcatraz.

On my side I am also looking forward to the following Oracle ACE activities during OpenWorld 2015:

  •           Sunday, October 25: Annual Oracle ACE Dinner 7pm-10pm
  •           Monday, October 26: OTN /Partners Meetup, 7-9pm
  •            Wednesday, Oct 28: Bloggers meetup

             6- This year's conference is a month later than usual, bring a great pair of comfortable shoes and dress for colder temperature than usual. 

                 7- Don’t miss Larry’s keynote, usually he provides the big announcements and summarizes well the strategy and themes of this year’s OpenWorld and the ongoing strategy.

             I’ll be there, and you can follow me at @AlexAntonatos. Also you can click on Contact (on the bottom right of the webpage and select schedule a meeting request a 1-1 with me or other Oracle experts in San Francisco.

Feel free to share your Openworld checklist and thoughts on the topic!

 

Have I missed any helpful tips? Leave a comment!

See you in San Francisco,

 

 

 

 

What Everybody Ought to Know About Openworld 2013 – 10 Tips

on Monday, 05 August 2013. Posted in Blog, Oracle OpenWorld

What Everybody Ought to Know About Openworld 2013 – 10 Tips

 

 

Less than 6 weeks to Oracle OpenWorld, the conference will officially kick off on Sunday, September 22th.

My tips after a decade of regular attendance as a speaker and attendee of Oracle OpenWorld

1)    Book and plan sessions as soon as possible the content catalog will be live in 2 weeks, as the best ones are "sold out" swiftly. Currently 2400 sessions are available, plan what you want to learn this year and keep that in mind when registering for the session. Use the target audience filter.

This year’s OpenWorld themes expect:

·      A focus on cloud solutions.

·      An updated strategy on fusion applications (Fusion turns 2 years old since general release). The new 2.0 website is much easier to navigate here is the link.

·      Within, Oracle ‘s engineered systems expect a hardware announcement and a continuation from last year trend with an aggressive push towards workforce mobility.

·      Product announcements will occur on Oracle technologies to solve vertical business issues, as a speculation expect an announcement to a more comprehensive big data solution and new features on the newly released 12c database.

2)    Don’t miss Larry’s keynote, usually he provides the big announcements and summarizes well the strategy and themes of this year’s OpenWorld and the ongoing strategy.

3)    If you only remember one thing, bring comfortable shoes. You can expect lots of walking and uncomfortable shoes can put a damper on energy very quickly.

4)    Familiarize yourself with the Moscone floor plans

Moscone South floor plans

Moscone West floor plans

5)    Visit the application demo's ground a great venue because its sole focus is to demo and test new applications. Despite the fact that you will be one of many participants, from my experiences you are given great attention.

6)    Bring business cards for the many drawings that are often offered in the exhibit areas.

7)    Use Twitter at OpenWorld, tweets specific to the conference will be using the following hashtag #OOW13, instant updates, specials, giveaways and comments/feedback from others at the conference.

8)    Take advantages of networking opportunities when you can. There is much to be learned from others from other programs and places. Join in panel discussions, ride the shuttle buses.

9)    Always carry your pass even at night time, many specials (discounts at restaurants and stores ~around 10-15%)

10) There is a bookshop on the second floor of Moscone West, where one can get numerous books and souvenirs. If you are into books you may plan to spend sometime looking at these books and buy few for you or your team members back home.They also arrange to send it to the suggested address if you want to avoid excess baggage.

Oracle OpenWorld is a must-attend business and IT conference event each year.

I’ll be there, and I will blog with twitter you can follow me at @AlexAntonatos and my focus this year will be on cloud solutions, architecture, Hyperion and Fusion sessions.

Also looking forward to the following Oracle ACE activities during OpenWorld 2013:

  Sun, Sep 22: Annual Oracle ACE Dinner

  Wed, Sep 25: Blogger Meetup, Jillians

Have I missed any other helpful tips? Leave a comment!

 

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