Yet Another OpenWorld Blogger Update

This week has been a feverish rush to put the finishing touches on all things OpenWorld. Next week will be more of the same. Rich needs a hug, poor guy. Make sure you give him one when you see him at OOW. There’s a good chance I may consume the entire budget we have a 21st Amendment for our meetup on Monday the 12th.

Steven Chan plugged the program yesterday. He will be at OOW of course, if you want to meet him in person. Hugs optional.

As I mentioned earlier in the week, Jeff and Vinnie provided some thoughts on what they and their colleagues in the Enterprise Irregulars would like to see from a blogger program. Check out their list after the jump. What do you think? Any other topics or events you’d like to see covered? Sound off in comments.

Jeff and Vinnie admitted to having low expectations, which is a good thing for us, i.e. under promise, over deliver. Both seemed surprised that OOW is much more than a sales event.

Due to the size of the event, last year the demo grounds were staffed by product management as well as sales consulting, at least for Applications. This allows for a unique experience where you are not just seeing canned demos. You get to chat up the people who designed and built the products, and as a staffer last year, I enjoyed talking to customers about what was coming in the E-Business Suite R12.

So, as a blogger you can chat with customers and product management, which should give you an interesting viewpoint.

Here is the list of suggestions Jeff and Vinnie provided, with some editorial input from me:

  1. Blogger access to executives, e.g. Charles Phillips, Thomas Kurian (working on this)
  2. Someone to talk about Oracle and SaaS (working on this)
  3. Web/Enterprise 2.0 product strategy for new and existing products (an audience with Paul)
  4. State of the Applications Unlimited products and the strategy for them (working on this)
  5. Status of the TomorrowNow lawsuit (lulz, not happening)
  6. Discussion with PR on social media (working on this)
  7. Future plans for blogger relations (working on this)
  8. Project implementation discussion (i.e. the Michael Krigsman show)
  9. Ecosystems discussion (working on this)
  10. Innovation investment areas (working on this)
  11. Mid-market strategy discussion (working on this)
  12. Middleware strategy in light of the BEA deal expiring (doubtful)
  13. Open source strategy (working on this)

I think this was all, a pretty hefty list to deliver in 1.5 weeks, but we’re on it. Did I miss anything?

I don’t want to alienate other bloggers who plan on attending or reading the coverage that comes out of OOW. So, here’s your chance (in comments) to suggest any other items you’d like to suggest for the program.

Also, I poured over the week’s agenda, and here is a day-by-day list of sessions that might be interesting. I will be updating this list as I get more nuggets for bloggers.

Sunday, November 11
Open

Monday, November 12
1000-1300: Meet the Experts, “AppsLab and Web 2.0”, Moscone West Overlook 2, Paul, Rich, Jake
1015-1730: Fusion Middleware Demogrounds, “Enterprise Content Management and Web 2.0”, Moscone South K42-47, Billy Cripe
1100-1215: No-Slide Zone: Conference 2.0, “Welcome to Change”, Yerba Buena Theater, Justin, Paul, and others
1100-1200: S292092 Oracle Web Content Management Roadmap, Moscone West 3008, Billy Cripe
1330-1530: Meet the Experts, “Oracle E-Business Suite: Tools and Technology”, Moscone West Overlook 3, Steven Chan
1400-1800: The OpenWorld Unconference, Moscone West 3rd floor, Justin
1515-1615: S292186 Oracle and Web 2.0: Applying the Principles of Social Networks, Collaboration, and the New Web to How Oracle Does Business, Moscone South 302
1800-Whenever: AppsLab Meetup at 21st Amendment, Paul, Rich, Jake, and others

Tuesday, November 13
1015-1730: Fusion Middleware Demogrounds, “Enterprise Content Management and Web 2.0”, Moscone South K42-47, Billy Cripe
1045-1145: S291208 First There Was Napster, Now There’s Flickr–What’s Next? Introducing the Reports Repository, Moscone West 2002, Joe and Elise
1045-1145: No-Slide Zone: “Enterprise 2.0: Myth versus Reality”, Yerba Buena Theater
1400-1800: The OpenWorld Unconference, Moscone West 3rd floor, Justin

Wednesday, November 14
1045-1730: Fusion Middleware Demogrounds, “Enterprise Content Management and Web 2.0”, Moscone South K42-47, Billy Cripe
1115-1215: S291436 Securing Content Freeing Users (Panel), Moscone West 3008, Billy Cripe
1400-1800: The OpenWorld Unconference, Moscone West 3rd floor, Justin
1430-1730: Meet the Experts, “User Experience”, Moscone West Overlook 1

Thursday, November 15
1000-1300: Fusion Middleware Demogrounds, “Enterprise Content Management and Web 2.0”, Moscone South K42-47, Billy Cripe
1130-1230: No-Slide Zone: “Lunch 2.0: Your Turn”, Yerba Buena Theater
1400-1700: The OpenWorld Unconference, Moscone West 3rd floor, Justin

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