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Oracle Holds Third High-Tech Industry Strategy Council in Shanghai


Oracle kicks off its third Oracle High-Tech Industry Strategy Council meeting being held in Shanghai, China, August 2-3, 2007 to coincide with Oracle(r) OpenWorld Asia Pacific, Oracle today announced. The meeting will convene a group of leading global executives to help guide Oracle’s industry and product strategy and to discuss the global challenges facing the high-tech industry today.
“China is experiencing explosive growth in high-tech manufacturing, making Shanghai the ideal location for the Oracle High-Tech Industry Strategy Council. This region significantly impacts our customer’s business and technology decisions, and we are facilitating a strategic forum here to fully understand the local nuances,” said Paco Aubrejuan, Vice President, Industry Applications Product Strategy at Oracle. “The role of the Industry Strategy Councils is to give customers a forum to share experiences and provide input and feedback to Oracle on product strategy. We look forward to gathering our customers and APAC industry leaders to learn first-hand how our product roadmaps can continue to evolve to meet their business and IT goals.”

Oracle Industry Strategy Councils include a select group of senior executives from customer companies considered leaders in their industries. Oracle currently hosts councils for 10 industries with plans to launch several more in the next year. The councils exist to build and strengthen executive-level customer relationships, validate Oracle’s product direction, identify areas of concern and enable customers to directly influence Oracle’s strategic vision for select vertical industries.

The agenda for the Oracle High Tech Industry Strategy Council will focus on Asia, its impact on globalization and the business practices of companies with operations in this region. Additionally, scheduled topics will address strategies for multiple product areas including product lifecycle management, global trade management, price management and intellectual property management. Discussions are planned to cover all segments of the high-tech industry including OEMs, semiconductors, outsourced manufacturing services, distribution and software & Internet services. Scheduled guest speakers include the following industry thought-leaders addressing current topics:

* Colley Hwang, President, Digitimes - “Greater China, Moving Up the High Tech Value Chain”
* Christopher Holmes, Research Director, IDC Asia Pacific - “High-Tech Industry in Asia Pacific - Future Outlook.”

Current members of the Oracle High Tech Industry Strategy Council expected to attend the meeting in Shanghai include Arrow Electronics, Avago Technologies, Cambridge Silicon Radio, Creation Technologies, Cisco, Dell, Electronic Arts and Orbotech. Eight new members are scheduled to join the council in Shanghai as well.


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