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Oracle Industry Connect 2015 Brings Together Business Leaders and Visionaries to Share Expertise, Insight, and Innovation

Published on 11 March in Oracle


Oracle Industry Connect 2015 Brings Together Business Leaders and Visionaries to Share Expertise, Insight, and Innovation

Sixty sixth United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Oracle Chief Executive Officer Mark Hurd, and Oracle Executive Vice President Bob Weiler headline industry-specific event focused on business transformation

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. – March 11, 2015

Oracle announces its second-annual Oracle Industry Connect, an exclusive, executive-level event that enables leaders across industries to share strategies for organizational transformation and success. The event will take place March 25 through 26, 2015, in Washington DC.

The conference will feature keynotes from Condoleezza Rice, 66th United States secretary of state; Mark Hurd, chief executive officer, Oracle; Bob Weiler, executive vice president, Global Business Units, Oracle; and Warren Berger, author of A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas. The keynotes will be followed by eight industry-specific tracks with business leaders from communications, education and research, energy and utilities, financial services and insurance, hospitality, life sciences and healthcare, asset- and service-intensive industries, and retail. Featured speakers include:

Alice M. Rivlin, Senior Fellow, Economic Studies, The Brookings Institution and former Vice Chair, Federal Reserve Board
Calvin G. Butler, Jr., Chief Executive Officer, Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE)
Chris Hartley, Chief Executive Officer, Global Hotel Alliance
Alberto Matucci, General Manager, Global Projects and Quality, GE Oil & Gas
Dr. G.P. “Bud” Peterson, President, Georgia Institute of Technology; Michael A. Fitts, President, Tulane University; Mary B. Hawkins, President, Bellevue University
William Pratt, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Information Technology, SiriusXM
Robert C. Robbins, President and Chief Executive Officer, Texas Medical Center
Diane Randolph, Chief Information Officer, ULTA Beauty; Dave Kimbell, Chief Marketing Officer, ULTA Beauty

“Our industry strategy is clear. We are focused on delivering the deepest domain expertise along with the best technology in the world to help our customers solve their largest and most complicated problems,” said Mark Hurd, chief executive officer, Oracle. “Our customers rely on Oracle to help them transform their business, gain a competitive edge, and become industry leaders, which shows that our strategy is working.”

“With more than US $500 million in annual R&D spend and more than 22,000 employees that wake up every day focused on solving industry-specific business problems, Oracle’s vertical strategy continues to help our customers succeed,” said Bob Weiler, executive vice president, Global Business Units, Oracle. “We look forward to another year of bringing leaders and visionaries together at Oracle Industry Connect to share insights, ideas, and solutions that create lasting value.”

Oracle Industry Connect continues to grow. In addition to adding hospitality and education and research tracks to the event, there will be more than 170 senior-level customer speakers and 155 breakout and general sessions.

For more information about how Oracle is committed to empowering organizations through best-in-class, industry-specific business solutions, visit To learn more about Oracle Industry Connect 2015, go to

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