PwC to Discuss Technology Innovation and Integration, and Diversity at Oracle OpenWorld 2013

Firm is a Diamond level member of the Oracle PartnerNetwork and the exclusive sponsor of the Oracle Women's Leadership Summit 2013

Sep 20, 2013, 13:24 ET from PwC US

NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PwC US is a Grande sponsor of Oracle OpenWorld 2013 and is the exclusive sponsor of the Oracle Women's Leadership (O.W.L.) Summit.  Oracle OpenWorld takes place September 22-26 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.  The Oracle Women's Leadership Summit – an annual event for women leaders in technology – will take place on September 25th at the St. Regis in San Francisco.


At Oracle OpenWorld, PwC will discuss the latest innovations in Oracle applications, technologies and solutions, as well as how to integrate mobility, cloud, social and Big Data to drive high performance. In various sessions, PwC will address the integration of technology to gain competitive advantage, trends and challenges in HR and recruiting, financial controls, GRC (governance, risk and compliance) and cybersecurity. Leading technology blogger and Chief Technologist for PwC's U.S. Advisory practice, Chris Curran, will also present during the Executive Solution Session, What steps can companies take to raise their Digital IQ?, on September 24 at 10:30 a.m. at the Lam Research Theater at YBCA.

"To remain competitive in today's business environment, it is critical to understand how businesses can leverage the latest technology and innovation to help transform an organization's operations, talent management, risk management, and cybersecurity strategies," said Gerard Verweij, principal and PwC's Global Oracle Alliance Leader. "PwC has been a global leader in Oracle technologies for many years.  We are proud to once again be a Grande sponsor of Oracle OpenWorld 2013 and to be the exclusive sponsor of the Oracle Women's Leadership Summit."

"PwC has a long-standing relationship with Oracle and became a Diamond level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork in 2011, working with us to help companies realize success through business–enabled technology solutions," said Terri Hall, Group Vice President, North America Sales, Alliances and Channels, Applications and System Integrators, Oracle. "We're pleased PwC is sponsoring the Oracle Women's Leadership Summit this year during Oracle OpenWorld.  The Summit provides an opportunity for attendees to network, share experiences and learn from their peers, colleagues and thought leaders. PwC and Oracle have demonstrated a shared commitment to supporting these types of programs."

The Oracle Women's Leadership Summit provides an opportunity for executive-level women to engage and network with some of the most recognized technology leaders in business today. At the Summit, Oracle executives and industry leaders will share various leadership perspectives to encourage meaningful discussion, inspire attendees to continue in their own development as women leaders, and to support the empowerment of the future women leaders in technology. PwC managing director and founder of PwC's U.S. Women in Technology group, Cindy Warner, will be a featured speaker and panelist at the Summit.

"PwC is excited to sponsor the Oracle Women's Leadership Summit and have one of our leading IT strategists, Cindy Warner, play an important role in the Summit," said Tom DeGarmo, PwC's Global and U.S. Technology Consulting Leader. "We strongly believe that diversity and a culture of inclusion not only helps women in technology overcome barriers to success, but also contributes to the overall success of an organization and a high-performing workplace culture. We are committed to fostering an environment that helps encourage women to build their careers in technology, and achieve leadership roles."

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About PwC's Global Oracle Alliance
PwC is a Diamond level member in Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN). To help companies achieve sustainable business outcomes, PwC and Oracle work together to help clients solve complex business problems using Oracle technology. Attendees can learn more about PwC's Oracle practice at Booth 1521, Moscone South or by visiting:

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