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Putting Partners First at OPN Central @ OpenWorld

To show our commitment to partners, Oracle has dedicated Sunday, Sept. 18, to the Oracle PartnerNetwork community.

This September, we invite you to uncover the innovation, learning & networking we’ve packed into Oracle OpenWorld. From technology sessions and labs hosted by industry experts and Oracle executives, to partner and exhibitor sessions, we’ve broken down barriers to get you to the source of information, faster.

With that, we bring you OPN Central @ OpenWorld.

Conference Week Activities

Oracle OpenWorld takes place in San Francisco, Sept. 18 – 22. To show our commitment to partners, Oracle has dedicated Sunday, Sept. 18, to the Oracle PartnerNetwork community. On Sunday afternoon, you’re invited to attend the OPN Keynote and Regional General Sessions kicking off at 1 p.m. PT. You will hear discussions on the key role partners play in the shifting industry ecosystem, customer cloud journeys, and the expanded resources and growth opportunities available in the Oracle channel. On Sunday evening, the famed OPN AfterDark Reception is back and open to all partners with a conference badge; no separate registration necessary. Join us for drinks, bites and relationship-building with a view!

The OPN Lounge is back with a new address: Moscone South, Booth 2201. The Lounge will be open during conference week and home to the majority of OPN Central activities. Activities include OPN In Focus Sessions, where partners will learn more about OPN’s enablement roadmap; cloud certifications and specializations; marketing resources; and more. There are more than 20 sessions to choose from! In addition, partners have a chance to take modern marketing and social media consultations at the Partner Demand Gen Rally Station. No need for advanced registration--simply sign up in the Lounge.

Back this year and also located in the OPN Lounge is the ISV Cloud BarAsk the Experts! Have your technical questions answered and your cloud strategy evaluated by our panel of experts throughout the conference week. In addition to the OPN Lounge, Experts will be in Moscone South, Moscone West, Press Club and the OPN AfterDark Reception Sunday evening.

OPN Test Fest is also back for the sixth year in a row and takes place at the Courtyard San Francisco Downtown Hotel (Marriott). Partners are encouraged to register for an opportunity to earn their Certified Specialist accreditation at no cost. There are more than 70 exams and 10 testing sessions to choose from.

There’s a lot to do, we know. So make sure that between the sessions, breakouts, receptions, and overall conference hustle and bustle that you relax and recharge with the Oracle PartnerNetwork team and your peers in the OPN Lounge.

See you in San Francisco

Oracle OpenWorld brings together innovators, subject matter experts and IT professionals. It also hosts loads of program tracks that will give you unparalleled insight into today’s most relevant topics, impressive entertainment at an Oracle Appreciation Night to remember, and new relationships you won’t forget.  

To stay connected with everything taking place at Oracle OpenWorld 2016, follow and interact with us on our official OPN social media channels using the hashtags: #opncentral and #oow16:

We’ll see you next month!


Penny Philpot, Group Vice President, Worldwide Alliances & Channels, Oracle

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