Oracle Announces Third Annual Kickoff Event for Oracle PartnerNetwork Members Around the Globe

Monday, June 6, 2011

Live, Virtual Event Offers Partners Strategic Insights on How to Grow and Profit through the Oracle PartnerNetwork Program in Fiscal Year 2012

Redwood Shores, California – June 6, 2011

News Facts

Further enabling its valued global partner community to learn, grow and profit, Oracle today announced it will host its third annual Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) global kickoff event on June 28, 2011.
The live, virtual session will provide partners with specific sales strategies, messages and opportunities that will enable them to successfully plan and engage in the OPN program for Oracle fiscal year 2012.
Hosted by Judson Althoff, Oracle Senior Vice President of Worldwide Alliances and Channels and Embedded Sales, and top regional Oracle Alliances and Channels executives, the event will give partners deeper insight into Oracle’s vision and plans for the upcoming year, as well as deliver:
Information on how to increase revenue opportunities through service offerings;
Program updates to help ISVs and OEMs grow their businesses; and
Strategies on how to leverage Oracle technology to differentiate themselves from the competition.
Oracle President, Mark Hurd and other top Oracle product development executives from around the globe, will discuss Oracle’s strategic product focus areas for fiscal year 2012 and how partners can utilize Oracle’s extensive applications-to-disk product portfolio, including Oracle Exadata and Oracle Exalogic, to expand customer opportunities and business growth.
During the event, Oracle will also share how partners can tap OPN’s expansive Enablement 2.0 ( and Knowledge Zone ( resources and more than 60 specialization options to enhance their business offerings and revenues. To date, more than 2,000 partners have achieved a specialized status through the Oracle PartnerNetwork Specialized program ( .

Kickoff Provides Worldwide Partners Insight and Knowledge for Success in FY12

The interactive, virtual event will feature customized content for each region and a live Q&A session, allowing partners to use online and social media resources to provide real-time feedback and ask questions throughout the event.
Regional events will take place in:
EMEA Kick-Off - Tuesday, June 28 at 6:00 am PDT / 2:00 pm BST
LAD Kick-Off - Tuesday, June 28 at 8:00 am PDT / 12:00 pm DST
North America Kick-Off - Tuesday, June 28 at 10:00 am PDT / 1:00 pm EDT
Japan Kick-Off - Tuesday, June 28 at 6:00 pm PDT / Wednesday, June 29 at 10:00 am JST (Tokyo)
APAC Kick-Off - Tuesday, June 28 at 8:00 pm PDT / Wednesday, June 29 at 8:30 am IST (India) / Wednesday, June 29 at 11:00 am SGT (Singapore) / 1:00 pm AEDT (Sydney)

Supporting Quotes

“Oracle partners are an important contributor to Oracle's success and an invaluable asset to our customers around the globe,” said Judson Althoff, Oracle senior vice president of Worldwide Alliances and Channels and Embedded Sales. “Oracle technology combined with our partners’ expertise is an unbeatable force in the market, and Oracle is committed to providing partners the tools and knowledge they need for us to win and grow together. The global partner kickoff arms partners with the insight and strategies they need to be competitive and successful in the coming fiscal year.”
“The Oracle OPN global kickoff provides a unique opportunity for Oracle and our partners to come together to share and receive feedback on our vision and strategy for the upcoming year,” said Ted Bereswill, senior vice president of Oracle North America Channel Sales. “Oracle continues to innovate and acquire new technologies – each of which represents new and untapped opportunities for our partners. The primary objective of this event is to help our partners understand Oracle’s strategy, solutions and how best to engage with the Oracle sales force and customers to deliver better solutions and improve business results.”

Supporting Resources

Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) (
Register for the OPN Kickoff Event FY12 (
Lydia Smyers Announces Oracle Partner Kickoff Event FY12 (
OPN Specializations (
Judson Althoff blog (
Connect with the Oracle Partner community at OPN on Facebook ( , OPN on LinkedIn ( , OPN on YouTube ( , and OPN on Twitter (


About Oracle PartnerNetwork

Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Specialized is the latest version of Oracle's partner program that provides partners with tools to better develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN Specialized offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to differentiate through Specializations. Specializations are achieved through competency development, business results, expertise and proven success. To find out more visit

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