April 22-26, 2018
Mandalay Bay Resort & CasinoLas Vegas, NV USA

Keynote Speakers

COLLABORATE 17 participants enjoyed compelling presentations by these keynote speakers. Bookmark this page for news on COLLABORATE 18 keynotes!

Jenn Lim
CEO and CHO (Chief Happiness Officer) of Delivering Happiness

Delivering Happiness is a company Jenn Lim and Tony Hsieh (CEO of Zappos.com) co-founded to inspire science-based happiness, passion and purpose at work, home and in everyday life. We heard how companies with a higher sense of purpose outperform the others. 15 years of research show happiness increases every positive business outcome.

IBM Keynote
Glenn Finch, Global Managing Partner, Cognitive & Analytics

It seems that as fast as we deliver new apps and functionality for our businesses, the platforms and requirements change. But emerging technologies such as Blockchain, Cognitive and Quantum Computing will do more than change our businesses. They will transform industries and create their own ecosystems.

The key is understanding how these transformations will impact you, your business and your industry. And the projects, apps and code that your IT and development teams are working with. It is not just about playing in sandboxes and building castles made of sand. It is about taking these new technologies and delivering something tangible today.


Oracle Keynote
Steve Daheb, Senior Vice President, Oracle Cloud PaaS and IaaS

Although it seems as though the cloud is everywhere today, the fact is that the overwhelming majority of companies are still in the early stages of their journeys to cloud. In this dynamic and insightful presentation, Steve Daheb explained how a confluence of factors is changing the requirements for what a modern cloud must deliver. He outlined the importance of building personalized paths to cloud, using customer stories to show how companies can begin to transform their organizations from any starting point. 


What 2017 Attendees Had to Say

At COLLABORATE, I talked with a couple of different individuals at Oracle booths and was able to find out a couple of "bugs" that were the possible cause of our problem. Having the ability to talk directly with Oracle reps allowed me to ask questions and receive answers that could potentially resolve our issues.

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