Sep 12, 2014
Oracle has announced fresh details of keynote speakers and discussions that will feature at Oracle OpenWorld 2014.
Starting on September 28 and running until October 2, the event is the biggest annual business and technology conference for Oracle users across the globe.
This year's OpenWorld will see a diverse mix of Oracle executives, partners and customers hitting the stage to expand on various industry issues.
"Customers are taking advantage of modern technologies such as cloud computing, big data, and engineered systems to transform their businesses into real-time, customer-centric enterprises," Oracle said in a September 8 statement.
"[They are] reducing costs and generating fast insights, opportunities and processes that help them innovate, differentiate and lead in their respective markets."
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison will kick off proceedings on Sunday September 28 with the opening keynote speech at 5pm.
Renee J James, president of Intel Corporation, will also be offering insights between 5pm and 7pm, as she delivers a presentation called The Future of the Data Center in a Software-Defined World.
The rising popularity of cloud-based technologies will be a topic covered by Oracle President Mark Hurd, who will discuss various issues affecting this market when he speaks on Monday September 29.
Other Oracle executives set to entertain the crowd include Thomas Kurian, the company's executive vice-president of product development. He will also be addressing cloud computing and how businesses can turn IT from a cost center into a value-driven department that spurs innovation.
Real-time replication may be a topic on the cards for Oracle Executive Vice-President of Systems John Fowler. He aims to provide insight on how organizations are increasingly able to achieve a continuous real-time view across a range of enterprise variables, including customers, financials and analytics.
Oracle partners such as Capgemini Consulting, IBM and Infosys will also have keynote speakers offering expertise on subjects ranging from Java innovation to big data capabilities.
A number of Dbvisit staff will also be presenting interesting sessions at OOW14.