Ellison Skips OpenWorld Customer Keynote- Crowd Streams Out of Convention Center

Oracle CEO Ellison reacts after Oracle Team USA defeated Emirates Team New Zealand during Race 18 Emirates during Race 18 of 34th America's Cup yacht sailing race in San Francisco

Apparently Oracle CEO Larry Ellison had a choice. Attend his Openworld customer conference and deliver a keynote address or watch his team Oracle USA race New Zealand in the America’s Cup. Both were scheduled at the same time. When you have customers locked into your technology this apparently is a rather easy decision. The crowds streamed out of Moscone Center when Oracle Chairman took the stage and said:

“Larry apologizes. Can’t be in two places at once.”

Ellison skips OpenWorld keynote to watch America’s Cup

Wayne Schulz is a consultant who writes about the ERP industry and technology related news.