sponsored by Oracle Corporation
Premiered:  Apr 15, 2009, 14:00 EDT (18:00 GMT)
Format:  Multimedia
Type:  Webcast
Language:  English
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is a growing industry trend. There are many reasons why customers and vendors are moving towards SaaS. However, the path to SaaS is neither easy nor straightforward. Although there are many business and technical challenges on the road to SaaS, this live webcast will discuss these challenges and identify some of the industry best practices for building, deploying, and managing a SaaS solution. Tune in to our panel of technology experts to learn how to build, deploy, and manage a SaaS solution that is architected right from the ground up.


Kevin O'Brien
Director of SaaS Strategy & Programs for Worldwide Alliances & Channels, Oracle
Kevin O'Brien is Director of SaaS Strategy & Programs for Worldwide Alliances & Channels at Oracle Corporation. He is responsible for ongoing development and execution of Oracle's SaaS partnering strategy. Mr. O'Brien has also worked in Oracle's Technology Channel Program Office which launched high growth initiatives targeted at mid-sized businesses. Before that, Mr. O'Brien worked in the North America Sales organization focused on go-to-market for the ISV, channel and inside sales divisions.

Milan Thanawala
Senior Director Platform Products, Oracle
Milan leads the Oracle SaaS Program Office which helps partners get educated and enabled on the Oracle SaaS Platform. He works with ISVs & SI's worldwide to help them transition to SaaS using Oracle technologies. Milan also has responsibility for ISV technology partnerships leveraging the Oracle Database, Fusion Middleware, and Enterprise Manager products. Before Oracle, he worked in business development, product marketing, and engineering roles at Sun Microsystems, AMD, and a couple of startups.

John Rowell
Chief Technology Officer, OpSource
Over the past decade, Mr. Rowell has held senior management positions with leading hosting, telecommunications, and Internet services companies. He has extensive experience building, operating, and managing complex global IT infrastructure systems that are able to scale to meet dynamic business requirements. Prior to co-founding OpSource, Mr. Rowell led a team of over 500 people as Vice President of Operations for Metromedia Fiber Network (MFN).

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