Charles Phillips

President, Oracle Corporation

Software 2005
39 minutes, 18.1mb, recorded 2005-04-26
Charles Phillips
With the recent acquisition of PeopleSoft behind it, Oracle is changing the game on many fronts. Charles Phillips, Oracle President, speaks candidly about the Information Age Application strategy and how it is bridging the gap in the packaged application space. Oracle is already two years into the strategy, which promises to simplify, standardize and automate information in the enterprise.

The heart of Information Age Application is the timely delivery of quality applications and founded around three concepts namely, standards, industry and information. Oracle is adopting standards at every layer in the stack and realizes its importance in driving comoditization and pervasiness. Additionally, Oracle is responding to the industry's need for more line-of-business applications and using its presence in many verticals to address this issue. Whereas many companies are focusing on processes and process-oriented applications, Oracle believes that the real game is in the information space.

Oracle is positioning itself as The Information Company and is focused on driving innovation and business value through information by building applications that support the information needs of the enterprise in a timely and consistent manner.

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Charles Phillips is President of Oracle Corporation and a member of the Board of Directors. He is responsible for global field operations including consulting, marketing, sales, alliances and channels, and customer programs, as well as corporate strategy. Prior to joining Oracle, Mr. Phillips was a Managing Director with Morgan Stanley in its technology group. Prior to his career on Wall Street, Mr. Phillips was a Captain in the United States Marine Corps. Mr. Phillips holds a BS in Computer Science from the United States Air Force Academy, an MBA from Hampton University, and a JD from New York Law School and is a member of the bar in Washington D.C. and Georgia. Mr. Phillips is on the boards of Viacom Corporation, Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City, and New York Law School.


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