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  • 1. 1 Confidential – Oracle Internal The Oracle ACE Program: An Overview Updated May 2014
  • 2. Copyright © 2014, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Internal - Confidential2 10+ Years of Recognizing Advocacy 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2014 OTN Community Experts Launched • Recognized outstanding Oracle Discussion Forums contributors • Started with 8 participants Fusion Middleware Regional Directors Launched • Selected 5 community experts to participate Oracle ACE Program Reaches 100 Participants Program Renamed Oracle ACE • Reflects broader Oracle community contributions ACE and FMW Directors Combined • One ACE program with 2 tiers – ACE and ACE Director • Includes DB and MW experts ACE Associate Tier Launched • 3-tier program with 400+ global participants
  • 3. Copyright © 2014, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Internal - Confidential3 The Oracle ACE Program Recognizing Community Members for Advocacy and Evangelism 3-Tier Program Tier Description Baseline entry for community members who have recently initiated activity Active community members with an established profile Top-tier community members who want to engage more closely with Oracle Qualifications Must have measureable activity in at least 2 areas: • Oracle Discussion Forums • Published content • Book authorship • Oracle-related blogs • Event speaker • Active social media participant • Participation in Oracle User Groups High historical level of Oracle community recognized contributions in the following areas: • Oracle Discussion Forums • Published content • Book authorship • Oracle-related blogs • Frequent event speaker • Established social media networks • Participation in Oracle User Groups Above and beyond those of an Oracle ACE. Additional qualifications include: • Track record of major contributions to the community • One-year commitment in an honorary (non-compensated) capacity, including: o Ongoing dialogues with local community o Providing community feedback o Product team interactions via in- person briefings or web conferences
  • 4. Copyright © 2014, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Internal - Confidential4 General Oracle Community Member OTN Member Active Member ACE - Consistent and useful community activity - Regular blogger - Large social network - Presenter, author - Established community profile Lurker Engaged Community Participant & Advocate - Signs up for email newsletters - Downloads OTN software - Becomes Discussion Forums member Registers @ Oracle.com Joins Oracle on social networks - Establishes blog - Writes OTN article - Presents at Oracle- related event - Participates in user group - Answers discussion forum questions - Takes part in social conversations The Path to Becoming an Oracle ACE
  • 5. Copyright © 2014, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Internal - Confidential5 The Oracle ACE Program Community member initiates activity; builds profile and network • Voluntarily shares experience and provides guidance Nomination is submitted • Self nomination is O.K. for Associate & ACE tiers • ACE Director must have 3 references – employees and/or current ACE Directors Nomination committee reviews nomination • Committee is comprised of program office and relevant product team members (based on nominee’s area of expertise) Submission is accepted or declined • Based on individual qualifications • Suggestions are given to declined nominee on how he/she can achieve status Nomination Process For All Tiers
  • 6. Copyright © 2014, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Internal - Confidential6 Oracle ACE Director Profile Oracle ACE Director Tim Hall  Proven Veteran: 20 years of experience focusing on database administration and PL/SQL development. Also an Oracle Certified Professional (OCP) DBA/Developer.  Prolific Voice in the Community: Since 2000, has published over 400 articles on his popular website www.oracle-base.com and has garnered 3,100+ Twitter followers (@oraclebase).  Popular Evangelist: Has participated on 5 OTN Tours in LAD, EMEA, and APAC and has given more than 40 conference presentations at Oracle and Oracle User Group events worldwide since 2006.
  • 7. Copyright © 2014, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Internal - Confidential7 North America EMEA APAC LAD 40% 35% 19% 6% 441 Active Oracle ACEs, Associates and ACE Directors Current as of May 2014 Advocacy Across the Regions Distribution by Geographic Region
  • 8. Copyright © 2014, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Internal - Confidential8 Advocacy Across the Stack 39% 16% 15% 10% 8% 4.5% 2% 2% 1% 1% 0.5% 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45% Oracle ACE Program Expertise Comparison current as of Feb 2014 Distribution by Community/Area of Expertise
  • 9. Copyright © 2014, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Internal - Confidential9 A Deep Reach and Influence in the Community  222 blogs maintained  Over 800 blog posts/year  66 books published  Over 1,800 presentations made worldwide (FY13 to date)  255 Twitter accounts maintained  Combined total of 234,000+ followers*  605,000+ tweets* *As of Dec 2013
  • 10. Copyright © 2014, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Internal - Confidential10  A low-cost, grassroots effort that has reached over 21K+ users in 64 cities in LAD, APAC, and EMEA “I love the OTN Tours. They are an extremely valuable experience because of the learning that happens both ways. The attendees ask great questions and are very excited to learn. This provides me with a learning opportunity, and keeps the contact going in building a network after the conference as I follow up with an answer.” - Michelle Malcher, ACE Director, United States / @mmalcher OTN ACE Tours ACE Program Sponsorship Combined with User Group Organization
  • 11. Copyright © 2014, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Internal - Confidential11 OTN ACE Tours LAD Tours - 4 Tours since FY11 - 13 unique cities visited EMEA – Nordic Tours - 2 Tours since FY13 - 4 cities visited APAC – India Tours -2 Tours since FY13 -13 cities visited APAC Tours - 3 Tours since FY12 - 17 cities visited *Does not include FY14 data
  • 12. Copyright © 2014, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Internal - Confidential12 Why Do ACEs Do What They Do?  Satisfying to help others  Peer recognition  Another level of credibility  ACE Directors – get insight into Oracle’s future strategy and direction Benefits for Participation  Official recognition on Oracle website  Invitation to participate in ACE events  Profile posted in online ACE Directory  Association with the best of the best in the Oracle community
  • 13. Copyright © 2014, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Internal - Confidential13 Connect with the Oracle ACE Program  oracle.com/technetwork/oracleace  Facebook.com/oracleaces  Twitter.com/oracleaces  Linkedin.com/in/oracleace  Email: oracle-ace_ww@oracle.com

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