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Mark Hurd Talks Cloud at OpenWorld Europe

Tens of thousands of Oracle customers make a yearly visit to San Francisco for the annual Oracle OpenWorld conference, and millions more around the world have joined online. In 2019, Oracle is holding three additional Oracle OpenWorld events — in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.

The first of these two-day events, Oracle OpenWorld Europe, took place in London in January. Oracle CEO Mark Hurd appeared live via satellite to address attendees.

Hurd’s wide-ranging keynote, titled “Accelerating Growth in the Cloud,” highlighted the global competition to develop new technologies and focused on the need for a highly skilled workforce . He also discussed how cloud computing can help businesses adapt to the rapidly evolving global economy.

Cloud is not just a technology. Cloud is a business model. Cloud is a strategy that has macroeconomic benefits that’s just much bigger than just technology.” – Mark Hurd

Hurd reiterated his belief that AI will lead to dramatic changes in business and cited a prediction first made at Oracle OpenWorld 2018 in San Francisco, stating, “60 percent of IT jobs… have not been invented yet.”

Learn more about Oracle OpenWorld Europe and upcoming international OpenWorld events.

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