In 2018, Oracle CEO Mark Hurd became a joint owner of Universal Tennis, the company behind the UTR tennis player skill-rating system. Oracle also partnered with Universal Tennis last year to increase UTR’s use, most notably in a joint sponsorship of the Oracle ITA Summer Circuit Powered By UTR.
What really matters to CEOs and other business leaders when it comes to running a successful enterprise? Oracle CEO Mark Hurd has decades of experience as a technology industry executive, and he knows how to focus on what matters.
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.
Oracle Cloud Day is a global event series providing Oracle customers and consultants with educational, networking, and hands-on training opportunities around Oracle Cloud products. Oracle CEO Mark Hurd attended Oracle Cloud Day in New York for an interview with Bloomberg executive editor Tom Giles.
The third of four events in the Oracle Challenger Series tennis tournament will take place in Newport Beach, California, on January 21. Bradley Klahn and Lauren Davis, the current Challenger Series leaders, will play in the tournament, along with other top competitors from the earlier tournaments.
In January 2019, Oracle and the San Francisco Giants announced a 20-year corporate partnership, which includes naming rights to the Giants’ stadium. Oracle Park is now the second Oracle-branded pro sports stadium in the Bay Area; the Golden State Warriors have played in Oracle Arena since 2006.
Oracle products have earned praise from market research firm Gartner for several years, and this trend continued in 2018. Oracle ERP Cloud was the only system to be positioned in the “Leaders” quadrant in Gartner’s first Magic Quadrant for Cloud ERP for Product-Centric Midsize Enterprises.
An early evangelist for the value of artificial intelligence, Oracle CEO Mark Hurd has highlighted the benefit of integrating AI into business applications for years. In his December 2018 LinkedIn Influencer post, Hurd added blockchain to the roster of technologies he predicts will be integrated into cloud-based applications.
In a December 2018 Wall Street Journal article, Oracle CEO Mark Hurd described the benefits of suite-based cloud applications, noting how multiple business functions, such as finance, customer experience, and supply chains, can benefit by sharing data across applications without expensive or complicated customizations.
With nearly 140,000 employees, Oracle is one of the world’s largest employers, and there’s a constant need to hire and train talent as the company grows. The need for a comprehensive recruiting, onboarding, and role-specific training program led CEO Mark Hurd to develop and launch the Oracle Class Of program in 2013.