Between the 15th and the 18th of March 2016 the city of Valencia, Spain, welcomed another edition of the Oracle Fusion Middleware & PaaS EMEA Partner Community Forum, an event annually hosted by Oracle in which Link has been a regular presence over the years. This year with Intel’s title sponsorship, the Oracle Partner Community Forum agenda included a two-day conference (on the 15th and the 16th of March) followed by a two-day boot camp divided into six different topics, with hands-on workshops with Oracle product managers (on the 17th and the 18th of March).
The presentations by renowned speakers, both Oracle associates and Oracle partner network associates, including several Oracle ACEs, such as Lucas Jellema (Amis) or Torsten Winterberg (Opitz Consulting), focused on Oracle products and product features recently launched onto the market. The speakers shared both the strategy and the roadmap behind the products, including live demos on some of the latest releases regarding the Cloud.
José Rodrigues, Link’s BPM and ECM Business Manager, and Carlos Pona, senior consultant at Link’s BSE (BPM, SOA and ECM) unit, were the ones entrusted with the task of representing Link at the event. During the last two days, they participated in the boot camps on “Internet of Things (IoT)” and “SOA 12c & PaaS cool & new”, respectively. José says «it was a unique opportunity to learn and share experiences and ideas with people globally recognized as having great technical expertise. And the Valencian landscape was the icing on the cake».
Besides being a participant, the Red Expert Alliance (REAL) – a network, of which Link is a founding member, comprising some of Oracle worldwide top partners, like Amis and Opitz Consulting – was also one of the event’s “bronze sponsors”.
About the Red Expert Alliance
Founded in November 2014, the Red Expert Alliance (REAL) is an international network of first-class Oracle consulting companies. It is a collaborative alliance that has brought together nine companies around the world – Acando, Amis, atSistemas, Avio Consulting, Link Consulting, Opitz Consulting, Rittman Mead, Rubicon Red and S&P Solutions – that have a partnership with Oracle and a deep knowledge of Oracle technology in common. Made up of some of the best Oracle experts in the world, including a significant number of Oracle ACE Directors, ACEs and ACE Associates, REAL believes in the power of open collaboration, combined efforts and shared resources among expert teams as a way of delivering customers the maximum return on their investment in Oracle technology.
Quotes from previous conferences
- «The combination of people, knowledge, presentations and social events was just wonderful. A mini Oracle OpenWorld»! Luis Weir, HCL
- «For me this is a must-attend event. Gaining valuable insight into product strategy and developing relationships with like-minded Oracle partners definitely helps me». Simon Haslam, Veriton Limited
- «Rare combo of content, networking and fun, easy access to peers, Oracle product managers and experts in many areas». Lucas Jellema, Amis
- «A must-attend for partners». Martien van den Akker, Darwin
- «Great content, great people, excellent networking». Danilo Schmiedel, Opitz Consulting