Thomas Kurian, Oracle Executive Vice President of Product Development, began his keynote by discussing how mobility is driving important changes for businesses worldwide, before...

thomas kurian oow14Thomas Kurian, Oracle Executive Vice President of Product Development, began his keynote by discussing how mobility is driving important changes for businesses worldwide, before going on to introduce a number of product updates that address these changes.

He revealed new Oracle Big Data Discovery tools, Oracle Mobile Cloud Service and updates to Oracle’s Software-as-a-Service applications portfolio – something he said will “enable people to embrace the cloud”.

Kurian closed with some impressive Oracle cloud figures, including the fact that 62 million people log into and using Oracle’s cloud every day, carrying out 23 billion transactions a day – five times the number of credit card and ATM point-of-sale transactions that take place in the same period. “This growth is driven by one simple fact: more people want to use Oracle software without having to run Oracle software,” Kurian added.

Prior to Kurian taking the stage, Didier Bonnet, Capgemini’s Senior Vice President and Global Practice Leader, spoke about his upcoming book ‘Leading Digital’ and then told the audience that its members can drive digital transformations now, no matter the business they are in.

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Oracle OpenWorld offers more than 2,500 educational sessions, hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, and exhibitions from more than 400 partners and customers from around the world showcasing applications, middleware, database, server and storage systems, industries, management, cloud, and infrastructure solutions—all engineered for innovation. Oracle OpenWorld 2014 is being held September 28 through October 2 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

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