Most Oracle OpenWorld attendees are still shaking the sleep out of their eyes but there’s already news.
Ted Bereswill, who had headed up North American technology sales (that is database and middleware) is the new top channel poobah for North America. Bereswill, who has been with the database-and-apps giant since 1990, is now head of North American channels and alliances. In his new role, as in his last, he reports to Keith Block, executive vice president, North America for Oracle.
Still divvying up other partner chores are Tyler Prince and John Gray to head up channel efforts for applications and technology respectively– essentially each taking half of what the former channel chief Rauline Ochs had covered. They now both report to Bereswill.
Last March, Oracle named Judson Althoff the new worldwide channel boss.
That would seem to make Bereswill the new Ochs as he moves from the direct side of the house to the channel side.
Get it? Stay tuned for more news from Oracle OpenWorld 2008.