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Aug 30 2012   1:18PM GMT

Oracle announces OpenWorld keynotes

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

Oracle has announced its OpenWorld keynote speeches by executives, with the focus unsurprisingly being on its engineered systems and the cloud.

CEO Larry Ellison will give two, as he usually does. The first, on Sunday, Sept. 30, is titled “Hardware and Software, Engineered to Work Together: Why It’s A Different Approach.” His second, on Tuesday, is titled “The Oracle Cloud: Where Social Is Built In.” Usually Ellison’s second is on Wednesday afternoon, so this is a change. Ellison’s second keynote in particular the last couple years has brought a lot of yawns and negative comments in the Twitterverse and elsewhere, so maybe Oracle is trying to change that.

Other keynotes are:

  • “Shift Complexity” by President Mark Hurd, on Monday
  • “The Oracle Cloud: Oracle’s Cloud Platform and Applications Strategy” by Executive VP Thomas Kurian on Tuesday
  • “Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and Engineered Systems: Fast, Reliable, Virtualized” by three execs on Wednesday
  • “See More, Act Faster: Oracle Business Analytics” by Hurd on Thursday

Something to watch: Hurd’s first keynote on Monday morning includes a description that says, among other things, that Hurd will talk about “what’s next for the database.” So it’s possible Hurd might reveal some details about Oracle Database 12c, which is in beta now and expected to be generally available by the end of the year.

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