Oracle has brought OpenWorld to India for the first time. The company wants to capitalize on the new opportunities in the local market through one of its most successful events where stakeholders from all parts of the world take part. If Oracle is to be believed, Oracle OpenWorld India will bring together the best business and technology strategists from India and the world – including customers, partners, analysts and thought-leaders.

Oracle OpenWorld India will witness keynotes from Oracle’s senior leaders Safra Catz, CEO, Oracle and Thomas Kurian, President – Product Development, Oracle, on how the company is helping fasttrack government initiatives like Smart Cities and Digital India. It would be interesting to hear Safra Catz and know her plans for the India market.

Why in India

The biggest question is as to why Oracle has brought its biggest event to India. Is it a sign of its renewed focus in India or the new opportunities which it sees in the government-led programs such as Smart Cities and Digital India? After being in India for over 30 years, we now have nearly 700 partners in India and the largest workforce outside the US. What’s particularly exciting is that India is at the cusp of a digital transformation, and the Indian government is leading from the front with initiatives such as Digital India and Smart Cities. This push towards digitalization, along with a digitally savvy population seeking better citizen engagement and experience, has created a massive opportunity for technology companies in the country,” said Shailender Kumar, MD, Oracle India.