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Monday, September 22, 2008

Oracle Openworld 2008 gets underway...

As Oracle Openworld throws open its doors to the expected 43,000 delegates on Sunday evening in San Francisco, there's plenty already going on.

The Oracle Partner Forum in the San Francisco Hilton brought together partners from all around the world to share ideas and learnings. There is some video footage of Charles Phillips presenting there.

Several of the more than 1,800 sessions set to take place throughout the week have already taken place, including one by Oracle Ace and blogger - and newly Australia-resident - Alex Gorbachev. His session in Moscone West R2002 on "Under the hood of Oracle Clusterware" was extremely well attended with more than 230 delegates attending.

In addition, Commonwealth Bank's Executive Architect - Jon Waldron - took part in an open Q&A session on "RAC OLTP Scalability".

Throughout the week, live coverage of the show can be found at the Oracle Openworld Video Blog.

Australian Oracle Ace and "One-size-doesn't-fit-all" blogger - Chris Muir - has already posted a report from his first day at Openworld.

Then finally, the main conference got formally under way in the main Keynote Hall in Moscone North with an introduction by San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom followed by political strategists James Carville and Mary Matalin with their unique and insightful take on the current US Presidential Election Campaign. Selected highlights of the keynotes can be seen at the Video blog mentioned above.

Ultimately the lesson for businesses to take from the highly unpredictable nature of this campaign, said Mary Matalin in her Keynote, is to remember to "control what you can but be prepared for the things that you can't" and that "we don't know what we don't know".

But James Carville's powerful and memorable message, however, most likely resonated most with the delegates: "You are living in the period of the most rapid change that has ever happened!"

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