Here’s my conversation with Oracle’s Steve Daheb, who is Senior Vice President of Oracle Cloud Business Group. This is also episode 6 of “Cloud Wars Top 10 Executive Insights.” As the tech companies in our Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings drive transformation not just in individual corporations but also in entire global industries, it’s essential for business executives to understand the strategic intentions of each of these vendors. That’s what this new limited series is all about.
Episode 6: Oracle
As Senior Vice President of Oracle’s Cloud Business Group, Steve is bringing a strong business- and customer-orientation to the market. In this conversation, the SVP walks me through a number of remarkable customer success stories centered around the Oracle Autonomous Database. For example, the TaylorMade Golf Company, which is seeing not a 40% improvement in performance—but a 40X improvement. And The Hertz Corporation, which used to provision a database in 8 weeks and can now do it in 8 minutes. Steve also explains how Oracle’s open platform gives customers a choice of hybrid, heterogenous, and multi-cloud. Plus, we discuss how cloud flips the script for innovation. Steve suggests that Oracle customers can move from dedicating 20% of time and resources to innovation to 80% innovation.
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What we're seeing is this tipping point, where enterprises are starting to adopt emerging technologies faster than we've seen in the end user or commercial market. – @Oracle SVP Steve Daheb #CloudWars Click To Tweet Four or five years ago, I think people were wondering what Oracle's role in the cloud was. – @Oracle SVP Steve Daheb #CloudWars Click To Tweet When you think about a customer solution, the lines aren't drawn that firmly… I think you have to work backwards from the customer. – @Oracle SVP Steve Daheb #CloudWars Click To Tweet
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Cloud Wars Top 10 Executive Insights
A limited interview series from Cloud Wars Live. The tech companies in the Cloud Wars Top 10 are driving the transformations of not just individual corporations but also of entire global industries. As such, it’s essential for business executives to understand the strategic intentions of each of these vendors. Our “Executive Insights” series drills down into the unique strategies, differentiated capabilities, and customer orientations of each vendor in the Cloud Wars Top 10. We aim to deliver a compelling overview of how these influential tech giants are changing how the world lives, works, plays, learns and dreams.