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Techies log in to big Oracle event

San Francisco, Oct 27 (IANS) As Oracle’s OpenWorld 2015 and JavaOne conferences got underway here with over 60,000 people from 141 countries exploring the future of cloud computing, several people of Indian origin were busy talking to innovators and developers at one of the biggest software networking platforms.

India is home to Oracle’s second largest workforce of developers and engineers and accounts for its largest research and development investment outside the US.

“I have been coming to OpenWorld for seven years and have always found this the best place for networking. The industry interactions have helped us grow our business manifold,” Jag Bondugula, senior programme manager with Virginia-based Concept Plus company, told IANS.

Concept Plus offers a unique write-once, multi-platform application development service to its customers.

Kishore Durvasula from Fujitsu America, a firm that offers an extensive portfolio of business technology services and industry solutions, sees this platform a perfect place to meet and greet customers under one roof.

“The presence here leverages a unique headstart. For start-ups, this is the best arena to explore new cloud solutions and adapt to the changing technologies faster,” he said.

Pavani Manapragada from McLane Company, a US-based supply chain services company, finds this an opportunity to find best solutions for her firm that provides grocery and food service supply chain solutions to millions.

“The mood is so upbeat here. Things work out fast and in an efficient way. Meeting all stakeholders at one place has made my job simpler,” she told IANS.

For Bhaskar Ramachandran from India, the place offers a unique opportunity to meet innovators, developers, partners as well as potential customers in a systematic way.

“No chaos here. Everything is so neatly organised,” he says.

Oracle has 12 development centres in India, including facilities in many emerging cities like Vijayawada, Thiruvananthapuram, Noida and Ahmedabad.

Currently, it has 33,000 employees in India with over 7,000 customers across technology and applications and over 1,000 partners.

The conference, which runs October 25-29, is taking place at 18 locations throughout downtown San Francisco with the iconic Moscone Centre serving as its epicentre.

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