Oracle CloudWorld brings together industry leaders from finance, operations, HR, marketing, and more to identify cutting-edge solutions across multiple industries based on cloud technology. Emerging technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, and machine learning can revolutionize a multitude of industries, and at Oracle CloudWorld attendees can discover how your industry could be changing tomorrow. Hosted at a variety of locations around the world, including Shanghai, Mexico City, and New York City, Oracle CloudWorld is one of the largest cloud technology conference series in the world. The event has featured keynotes from Mark Hurd since 2015.
In his first appearance at Oracle CloudWorld in Tokyo, Mark discussed the business value of the cloud, along with challenges businesses face from shifting demographic trends that can expand a multi-generational workforce.
At Oracle CloudWorld 2016, Mark’s keynote discussed the economic conditions that can constrain innovation, noting that cloud computing can help reduce business costs. Highlighting how the cloud enables companies to offload costs onto providers, Mark described cloud computing as a “generational opportunity to get more innovation at a lower cost, and to do it more simply.” He also addressed the increasingly complex workforce and the impending fall of on-premise IT models.
At Oracle CloudWorld 2017, Mark’s keynote called upon CFOs and CEOs to get involved in critical IT discussions, such as enterprise migrations to the cloud. He said that the move to the cloud isn’t just a technology upgrade, but a major shift that will reshape business models. As in his Oracle OpenWorld keynotes, Mark has also made forecasts on the future of SaaS businesses and enterprise cloud environments.