SAN FRANCISCO -- Oracle OpenWorld 2015 -- Three days at Oracle OpenWorld had me feeling like a country bumpkin in the big city.
I've spent the last couple of years attending small, focused conferences with attendance in the hundreds -- occasionally the low thousands. And I shuttle regularly between my home in San Diego and Silicon Valley.
But Oracle Open World is big -- 60,000-plus attendees according to Oracle -- literally hundreds of times bigger than most of the conferences I attend. And it's been a while since I've been to San Francisco, an hour's drive north of my usual Silicon Valley haunts. San Diego is a more sprawling and cleaner city than San Francisco, which is dense, tall, and gritty.
It wasn't just the size of the conference and the city that were intense. There was a lot of information to absorb. I learned quite a bit about Oracle's cloud and comms strategy, its comms partners, and their path to the New IP. We've already told you about some of what we learned.
- Oracle's Ellison Trashes IBM & SAP, Struts Cloud Stuff
- Telefónica Learns New WiFi Calling Tricks From Its Customers
- TeliaSonera Looks to IT Revamp for New Lease of Life
And we'll have more over the next few days.
But first, a slideshow of some of what I saw in the City by the Bay. Click the photo above to begin.