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Oracle Offers Expanded Partner Activities at Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco 2006


Specially Tailored Activities, Content and Resources Deliver Increased Value and Enhance Conference Experience for Partners

REDWOOD SHORES, CALIF. 17-OCT-2006 Oracle today announced that this year’s Oracle OpenWorld will feature a wide range of dedicated activities tailored toward the specific needs of Oracle’s partner ecosystem. The expanded partner-related activities include daily programs containing partner-focused education and events, and networking sessions with Oracle executives. These additional opportunities better position partners to build, market and sell Oracle-based solutions and services.

In addition, this year partners were offered, through an open call-for-papers, Oracle OpenWorld speaking sessions. These sessions give partners greater exposure to conference attendees and recognizes the value Oracle places on the contribution of partners’ solutions and services to Oracle’s ecosystem.

“Oracle is committed to ensuring that partners get access to the right tools, content and resources to help speed time to market,” said Doug Kennedy, Vice President, Worldwide Alliances and Channels at Oracle. “Our expanded line-up of partner-focused events at Oracle OpenWorld clearly illustrates the value we place on our partners and their ability to create unique solutions and service offerings for our joint customers.”

Oracle PartnerNetwork Forum
On Sunday, October 22, the week at Oracle OpenWorld kicks off for partners with the Oracle PartnerNetwork Forum, being held at the Marriott San Francisco Hotel. Partners will hear directly from Oracle senior executives about the company’s vision and strategy; have the opportunity to network with Oracle executives and other partners; and participate in specialized breakout sessions to gain valuable insight, contacts and resources to build solutions. The Forum will be followed by breakout sessions for North America partners focused on topics of interest delivered by partner type. Partners are also invited to the Oracle North America Titan Awards Ceremony and Oracle PartnerNetwork Reception on Sunday evening.

Oracle Adds Second OPN Lounge
This year’s conference boasts two Oracle PartnerNetwork Lounges, located in the Moscone South and Moscone West Exhibition Halls, to provide partners with enablement resources, including increased networking opportunities, and access to Oracle development and product experts.

* OPN Lounge West, located in Moscone West, Room #3738, will serve as a venue for roundtable discussions with Oracle product experts and in-depth informational sessions around go-to-market strategies. This venue will also house engagement stations where partners can consult with professionals about training and enablement resources; gain a better understanding of the range of partner-specific resources available to them through the Oracle PartnerNetwork; and learn about fast and effective ways to extend market reach and promote their success with Oracle.

* OPN Lounge South, located in Moscone South, Room #100, will offer partners a place to network with Oracle’s North America Alliances and Channels executives. Additionally, partners will be able to reserve private meeting rooms to connect with customers, prospects, Oracle personnel or other partners. This venue will also provide an Oracle PartnerNetwork engagement station where partners can consult with professionals to gain a better understanding of the range of partner-specific resources available to them.

Daily Roadmaps Help Partners Choose Key Activities to Maximize Conference Value
To help partners efficiently and effectively plan their experience at Oracle OpenWorld, Oracle Alliances and Channels is providing partners with daily roadmaps describing the day’s key activities. Each Daily Roadmap will help partners identify opportunities to become more educated on the specific next steps required to market and sell their Oracle-based solutions.

* Monday, October 23, Partnering with Oracle
Oracle will hold in-depth discussions on how partners can maximize the value they receive through the Oracle PartnerNetwork Program, how to use the Oracle PartnerNetwork portal and resources to execute globally and connect with customers and other partners using the Oracle PartnerNetwork Solutions Catalog.

* Tuesday, October 24, Oracle Technology
Oracle will present go-to-market strategies around Oracle technology. Partners can listen to Service-Oriented Architecture and Oracle Fusion Middleware case studies, as well as participate in sessions outlining partner opportunities for technologies such as grid computing, Oracle(r) Enterprise Manager, embedded databases, content management, Oracle(r) Secure Enterprise Search, Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing.

* Wednesday, October 25, Oracle Applications
The partner activities for this day will focus on Small and Medium-sized Business application strategies, key things to know about Oracle(r) E-Business Suite Release12, as well as Business Accelerators for the OracleE-Business Suite and Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, the Oracle ISV Solution Maps and the Oracle PartnerNetwork Application Integration Initiative.

* Thursday, October 26, Oracle Industry Solutions
Oracle will discuss how partners can gain a competitive advantage by expanding their industry solution offerings across: Communications, Health and Life Sciences, the Public Sector, Financial Services and Retail and Consumer Packaged Goods.

About Oracle PartnerNetwork
Oracle PartnerNetwork is a global business network of 17,700 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 Oracle Certified Partner levels. Partners who are able to demonstrate the highest level of product knowledge, technical expertise and a commitment to business with Oracle qualify for the Oracle Certified Advantage Partner level.

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