New York City
April 26, 2018


ORACLE WINE DINNER WITH SOMMELIER @ AMERICAN CUT Wine dinners are exclusive and by invitation only for C-level IT professionals. Offered only to a select group of customers, TechTalk Wine Dinners are intimate events that deepen relationships. Certified sommelier, Rachel Jeanne, one of three sommeliers on the team honored with the 2016 James Beard award for best wine program, leads the tasting with wines she has hand selected especially for the evening's dinner.

From Startup to Enterprise: The Path to Rapid Growth

The streets of technology are littered with once-successful and established companies that didn’t see disruption coming and are now gone, bankrupt, struggling or no longer relevant. They didn’t recognize and embrace the technology megatrends that are changing our world.

From AI & Blockchain to IoT and Mobile, digital disruption is influencing every industry and transforming business models around the globe. For those that embrace change and digital transformation, success and an opportunity to unlock considerable market opportunities lies ahead.

A recent Boston Consulting Group (BCG) study discovered that 95% of startups wish to develop long-term corporate partnerships. Why is this and what are the benefits?

Join Hemanth Vedagarbha, Group Vice President for Startups and Growing Enterprises at Oracle, to learn the value of partnering with corporations, 5 actions companies of all sizes can take now to be successful and the role technology plays in giving your business the upper hand and how it can help you create a strategy for growth.


Host: Oracle Host: Hemanth Vedagarbha, Group Vice President, Oracle SMB Technology Sales

Hemanth Vedagarbha is the Group Vice President of SMB Technology Sales for Oracle in North America. In his current role, Hemanth manages the SMB Sales team selling Database, Middleware, PaaS and IaaS into key SMB accounts in the US and Canada. An Oracle veteran, Hemanth has been at Oracle for over 15 years and has held various Senior leadership positions. Prior to his current role, Hemanth was leading the integration of the Sun Hardware business with Oracle post the Sun acquisition and built the Oracle Digital Hardware Sales Organization and led the Hardware business for 5 years.

Oracle Host: Prasuj Loganathan, Solution Engineering Leader for Startups and Growing Enterprises

Prasuj is part of the senior leadership team at Oracle Corporation and leads the Solutions Engineering team for North America, helping rapidly growing companies with technology solutions. His organization consists of technology evangelists ranging from Enterprise Cloud Architects and Platform Specialists to Business Value Practitioners who partner with companies across North America to prepare them for growth. Prasuj is passionate about enabling startups and other high growth companies with technology solutions to maximize their growth, differentiate against the competition and help them with their expansion plans. He holds a master’s degree in Computer Applications and is CISSP certified with a special interest in the security and identity management space.

Oracle Co-Host: Michael LaRosa, Area Vice President, Oracle SMB Technology Sales

Michael LaRosa is an Area Vice President of SMB Technology Sales for Oracle. He leads a team in the Northeast region that helps small and medium businesses leverage industry leading cloud and on premises technology solutions to be more competitive, customer-centric, and productive. Michael has been at Oracle for over 10 years, holding numerous leadership positions including Senior Director of Cloud & Technology Services. He has had successful experience working within the following markets: financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, consumer packaged goods, retail, aerospace & defense, communications, and life sciences.

John Lim, Founder & CEO, linknexus

John Lim is the founder and CEO of Linknexus, a cross channel marketing platform.  linknexus redefines the speed and customization of digital data to enable marketers to connect with customers as they move moment-to-moment between different experiences and locations in both the physical and digital worlds. Designed to deliver a seamless user experience, the linknexus platform gives marketers the freedom to directly setup, deploy, and use technology without the intervention of engineering, data scientists, or consultant resources.

A recognized innovator and entrepreneur in mobile, technology, and consumer engagement, John is also Chairman of the Board of Life in Mobile, a multi-million-dollar global company specializing in consumer engagement, ensuring brands achieve the highest engagement levels by humanizing their digital marketing.




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