Infosys is proud to have been a Grande sponsor at the recently concluded Oracle OpenWorld (OOW). Here is a quick recap of some of the key happenings at the event this year.


Date: October 22 – 25, 2018

Location: Moscone South, San Francisco, CA, USA



Hear how we transform our clients into digital enterprises by energizing their core and enabling new capabilities

Session Name: Executive Solution Session

Schedule: October 22, 2018 10:30 am – 11:15 am Yerba Buena Center of Arts

The rise and rise of the Internet has transformed every aspect of life and work. To stay relevant and grow in an ever-changing and disruptive environment, businesses need to be reimagined. Digital is the key to reconnect and elevate customer experience. This transformation is as much about changing mindsets and acquiring new skills, as it is about leveraging digital technologies. It is about reinventing business functions and processes for today’s digital consumer with a roadmap to achieve desired business outcomes. Enterprises that succeeded in amplifying customer experience went beyond traditional ways to modernize the core and refactor talent.

Speaker Name:
Gopi KK - SVP and Service Line Head – Oracle Services, Infosys
Ben Wiener - CEO, Wongdoody
Sonia Cardenas - Dean of Academic Affairs and Strategic Initiatives at Trinity College, Hartford
Melissa Fulmore –Hardwick - Vice President- IT Enterprise Applications, Acosta

Session Name: Executive Experience Roundtable

Schedule: 22nd October, 2018 12:00 – 12:45 pm Marriott Marquis

A recent study in the CIO Journal says that over 86% of enterprises will transform their business in the next 5 years – time enough for a technology to become legacy. COTS enterprise application packages are changing fast. They are built (and enhanced frequently) to ensure enterprises stay agile and future-proofed. Capex is turning into opex, enabling new updates and upgrades. Early adopters are developing new capabilities and transforming business as new innovations become available. You too can achieve this by digitizing the core of your enterprise.

Speaker Name:
Madhu Janardan – SVP & Head Enterprise Applications - Americas Markets
Parisa Naseralavi - Senior Director, Finance Transformation Office, Cisco
Dave O’Toole – Director, Strategic Program Operations BPI, WWT

Session Name: General Session on Hi-Tech and Mfg.

Schedule: October 24, 2018 12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Moscone South - Room 104

Manufacturers are looking to digital transformation and Industry 4.0 to help cut costs, improve efficiencies, improve customer service, and even help develop new revenue models. But where to start? Getting connected is only the beginning. How do you make use of increased data? In this session learn how to implement Industry 4.0 one step at a time. See a live factory feed showing production and asset status for a highly automated robotic factory along with hearing how Noble Plastics is using this technology to manage a completely touchless third factory shift. Also, hear industry leaders from Cisco, Mazda, Cohu, and Infosys describe what they are doing to help transform their businesses to prepare for the future. This lively session offers real actionable ideas that you can use to transform your manufacturing business.

Speaker Name:
Raghu Boddupally, AVP and Global Delivery Head- Oracle, Infosys
John Barcus, VP, Discrete Manufacturing, Industry Solutions Group, Oracle
Masahiko Tamura, General Manager, Supply Chain Systems Dept., Mazda Motor Corporation
Nishant Deep, Senior IT Manager, Cisco


Monday, 22nd October, 2018

Session Code: CAS2017

Schedule: October 22, 2018 5:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Moscone North - Room 22

In this session, learn how a retail client with user base spread over 13 MENA countries has successfully implemented Oracle E-Business Suite/Oracle HCM project completely on Oracle Cloud with Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Service. Through full Oracle Cloud implementation, the client was able to reduce upfront capital expenditures and had huge commercial benefits overall. Hear how Oracle’s provisioning tools and marketplace Oracle E-Business Suite images helped reduce time for Infra and Oracle E-Business Suite instances provisioning, reducing the overall project duration.

Speaker Name:
Rao Mettu, Principal Technology Architect, Infosys
Sridhar Mahadevan, Technology Architect, Infosys

Tuesday, 23rd October, 2018

Session Code: MYC6802

Schedule: October 23, 2018 3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. The Exchange @ Moscone South - Collective Learning Room – Booth 2307

This session walks through Tribune Publishing’s successful journey of migrating a highly complex transaction matching solution, as well as its overall close and reconciliation solution from Blackline to Oracle Account Reconciliation Cloud Service. Learn how Tribune was able to increase the efficiency of its processes by using Oracle’s integrated financial close management products.

Speaker Name:
Ashwin Tandon, Principal Consultant, Infosys
Rahul Bansal, Technology Lead, Infosys
Tim Gaumont, Director, Product Management, Oracle
Kevin Kleiner, Sr. Director, Accounting, Tronc, Inc.

Session Code: DEV6628

Schedule: October 23, 2018 4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Moscone West - Room 2011

In this digital era, large media publishers have a growing common pain point in settling a contract with a freelance journalist. Generally, the process takes 28 days at an average and costs about 16% of the contract value. Various media houses have been working for an integrated solution to alleviate the cash flow problem for the freelancer community. The solution proposed on Oracle blockchain will automate and orchestrate an agreement between IT systems of publishers, freelancers, tax collection authorities, and financial institutions. Oracle Autonomous Blockchain Cloud Service, with its enterprise-grade distributed ledger and multichannel support, can help isolate transactions and ledgers among a group of peers within the same blockchain network. Learn more in this session.

Speaker Name:
Vidyullatha Kurupathi, Senior Technology Architect, Infosys
Gurdeep Kalra, Principal Consultant, Infosys

Session Code: PRO4721

Schedule: October 23,2018 :45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Moscone South - Room 160

Oracle Linux is a proven, secure, and reliable platform for Oracle and non-Oracle applications alike. With Oracle Linux and Oracle VM, you can run the same environment on-premises or in the cloud, with zero lock-in—both architecturally and contractually. In this session learn about the best practices of using Oracle Linux and Oracle VM in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, and how customers are benefiting from its cost- and time-saving capabilities.

Speaker Name:
Kuntal Pathak, Database Administrator, Infosys
Julie Wong, Product Management Director, Oracle
Simon Coter, Director of Product Management, Linux and Virtualization, Oracle

Session Code: CAS2349

Schedule: October 23, 2018 5:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Moscone South - Room 215

With the ever-evolving technology and business landscape, an organisation needed to deliver a seamless, cross-channel, consistent customer experience. It faced challenges such as constantly changing legislative requirements, multiple conversation models based on customer/product/brands, tight timelines, lack of agility, and expensive roll-out. In this session learn how Oracle Policy Automation proved the needed solution that caters to complex rules, policies, and regulatory compliance requirements in real time with an intuitive user interface. These pain points were addressed by integrating Oracle Policy Automation with CRMs such as Oracle’s Siebel and PeopleSoft, and other back-end applications, consolidating conversations and making them brand agnostic.

Speaker Name:
Ashish Goyal, Principal Consultant, Infosys

Wednesday, 24th October, 2018

Session Code: CAS2151

Schedule: October 24, 2018 12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Moscone South - Room 104

An acquisition forced Nidec Motors to look for a new home for their Oracle E-Business Suite environment. It needed to move out of a shared data center but did not have one that was suitable to host its growing Oracle E-Business Suite environment. At the same time, Nidec was evaluating options for consolidation of multiple other ERP applications. In this session learn how Oracle helped with the architecture of the cloud solution and planned the migration through go-live. Topics include Oracle E-Business Suite migration, Oracle cloud platform, and tooling, network, integrations, and security.

Speaker Name:
Rao Mettu, Principal Technology Architect, Infosys
Steve Campbell, Director Business Applications, Nidec Motor Corporation
Todd Sheetz, Enterprise Cloud Architect, Oracle

Thursday, 25th October, 2018

Session Code: BUS2790

Schedule: October 25, 2018 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Moscone South - Room 153

In this session, we will explore the challenges faced by an auto component distributor trying to ensure visibility of inventory across supply chain partners, rapid order fulfillment, cost reduction, and transactions including POS data. Learn how to address these issues with Oracle ERP Cloud and Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service, which provide a platform for data availability across partners. See how the solution enables sharing of inventory views across partners, and maintains POS reporting traceability and product information across lifecycle, ensuring timely inventory fulfillment and replenishment and quicker financial settlements.

Speaker Name:
Dr. Arnab Banerjee, Principal Consultant, Infosys
Harikrishna K. S, Principal Consultant, Infosys

Session Code: BUS4593

Schedule: October 25, 2018 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Marriott Marquis (Yerba Buena Level) - Nob Hill C/D

Extend the reach of your custom and packaged applications beyond organizational or departmental silos by integrating with a Blockchain network for single source or truth and trusted business transactions across enterprise boundaries. In this session learn different approaches and best practices for integrating custom applications, such as those built on Oracle Tuxedo or Oracle WebLogic, and packaged ERP systems, such as Oracle E-Business Suite, to interact with other systems through Blockchain transactions. Learn how to enable your current enterprise systems of record to start transacting on a Blockchain network and how Oracle is extending its comprehensive suite of applications leveraging Blockchain.

Speaker Name:
Deepak Goel, Senior Director, Software Development, Oracle
Mark Rakhmilevich, Sr. Director, Blockchain Product Management, Oracle
Harikrishna K. S, Principal Consultant, Infosys

Session Code: DEV6627

Schedule: October 25, 2018 1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Moscone West - Room 2004

Counterfeits result in major financial losses, not only to manufacturers; they also reduce the general welfare, due to missed tax revenue. In the case of supply chain products, the implications are more severe than monetary: counterfeit products might not have the right components, quality, and authenticity, so they might be useless and harmful. Blockchain technologies have emerged over the last years, and this use case has the potential to disrupt other markets. Blockchains remove the need for trusted intermediaries, can facilitate faster transactions, and add more transparency with tamper-proof packaging and IDs. This session showcases how Oracle blockchain technology can lead to an efficient and holistic approach to reducing counterfeiting.

Speaker Name:
Gurdeep Kalra, Principal, Infosys
Dr. Arnab Banerjee, Principal Consultant, Infosys

Session Code: BUS6991

Schedule: October 25, 2018 1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Park Central (Floor 2) - Metropolitan II

Oracle and Infosys, a global Cloud Elite member of Oracle Partner Network, launched an automotive cloud solution for fleet distributors and automotive dealerships as a complete and integrated offering built on the Oracle Cloud platform by leveraging PaaS and SCOR to meet specific industry requirements. The solution is designed to increase supply chain performance on a single, unified platform for both vehicles and aftermarket business. The solution enables enterprises to transform into an agile enterprise, automate manufacturing processes, improve financial forecast accuracy with predictable revenue planning, increase warehouse efficiencies by delivering increased automation, and improve supply planning accuracy. Attend this session to learn more.

Speaker Name:
Srikanth Sripathi, Senior Industry Principal, Infosys
Chinmay Jain, Senior Industry Principal, Infosys


Oracle Excellence Awards

Infosys bagged 6 Oracle Excellence Awards at Oracle OpenWorld 2018 in the categories mentioned below:

  • 2018 Oracle North America Specialized Partner of the Year Award – Mid Market
  • 2018 Oracle North America Specialized Partner of the Year Award – Oracle HCM Cloud
  • 2018 Oracle North America Specialized Partner of the Year Award – Oracle Database Appliance
  • 2018 Oracle North America Specialized Partner of the Year Award – Specialized PaaS
  • 2018 Oracle North America Specialized Partner of the Year Award – Oracle Engineered Systems
  • 2018 Oracle APAC Regional Partner of the Year Award – India

One of our Clients, Nidec also won an Oracle Excellence Award

  • 2018 Oracle Client Excellence Award – Leadership in Infrastructure Transformation

Read More about these awards

Oracle Excellence Awards

As It Happened

This is what our thought leaders, clients, and partners had to say at our booth. Our clients spoke about the value Infosys has delivered to make them successful in their digital transformation journeys. Our partner threw light on how we are together helping clients get closer to their customers and navigate the convergence of experiences, technology and commerce. In addition, our leaders and SMEs spoke about how Infosys accelerates this transformation of its clients to a digital enterprise by energizing their core and enabling new capabilities through Oracle Cloud and a combination of next-gen disruptive digital technologies.


Revisit all the action at the event on twitter.

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