Sunday, September 21, 2008

Sunday Openworld

I am sitting in the keynote session, Sunday evening, the first big event. Today BIWA had 7 sessions, ending the in the BI panel. Bareley made it in time this keynote. This time a see reserved tables for bloggers, and I am in one of those.

Safra started the evening, announced >43K attendees, over 450 exhibitores, 300 oracle demos. Safra joked that no way Oracle say show all its 9000 applications!

She told that Michael Phelps will be in tomorrow. Although the green theme is being emphasised this year, the confernece book is only offered in print and not on the USB stick like last year!

Safra introduced the San Francisco mayor, the youngest mayor ever...Gavin Newsom.
Gavin said that SF's bond rating was increased recently, highest ever.

The next speaker was Ed Begley and actor and activist. He talked about the "sustainable conference"

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