CloudWorld 2023: Partners Big Part of Oracle's Vision to Transform Industries

Oracle is focused on delivering technologies with and through partners.

Edward Gately, Senior News Editor

September 21, 2023

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ORACLE CLOUDWORLD 2023 — At CloudWorld 2023, Oracle chairman and CTO Larry Ellison said several industries can transform using 21st century technologies.

Doug Smith, Oracle’s senior vice president of strategic partnerships and global partner ecosystem, said partners have a big role in that vision. At Oracle CloudWorld 2023, Oracle announced numerous new offerings and capabilities — in particular, several new capabilities incorporating artificial intelligence (AI) and generative AI.

In health care, Ellison laid out a vision for how Oracle can have a meaningful impact on improving care and reducing costs, among other things.


Oracle’s Doug Smith

“There are technology answers to that, and there are pieces … that go beyond the technology, too,” Smith noted. “And even among the technology, we don’t have all the technology to go do that ourselves. So we need technology partners to help complement what we’re doing to go deliver the technology pieces. And then we need that services partner ecosystem that can go bleed into these other areas to make sure that technology is really relevant and impactful, and in delivering the outcomes.”

Oracle CloudWorld 2023: Partner Ecosystem Necessary to Execute Mission

Oracle has been very clear to tackle this vision and its mission for what it can change in health care, and there has to be a “partner ecosystem with and around Oracle to go do it,” Smith said.

“And so we’re very committed to taking the ecosystem with us,” he said. “We have been continuing to help those partners engage with us in new ways and to attract new partners into the ecosystem. I use health care as an example, but it’s the same for the retail industry — the manufacturing industry, financial services, hospitality and the list goes on. In every single one of those areas, we need a very rich and deep ecosystem, and it doesn’t have to be around having thousands or hundreds of thousands of partners. It has to be around having the right partners, having the right, meaningful, deep relationship with Oracle to deliver on customer needs.”

See our slideshow above for more from Smith at Oracle CloudWorld 2023.

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Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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