My First Oracle Open World Experience

I am no stranger to the Oracle world, but this year I embarked on a new journey in my Oracle career… Oracle Open World.

The first day I looked around and thought there is no way this center will be filled with people, it’s simply too big. Oracle Open World had completely took over the city of San Francisco, Oracle red was literally everywhere! But, to my surprise within fifteen minutes from when the conference center opened, it was packed and that wasn’t the only place that was packed… our booth was packed as well. I was so inspired to see so many people who came to learn technology. Even if there were not enough women!

I was so happy to see how enthusiastic people were to learn about our cutting edge technology and see our cool demos such as our voice interface to Oracle’s EBS sales order. But the most fun was watching people converse with our digital assistants themselves and then brainstorming how this could be applicable to their business back home.

Since there was a constant flow of people, the one thing I didn’t get to do much of was eat. I guess everyone was in the same boat because I made some of my best contacts just waiting in line for some food 🙂

There are a few things that I will always remember about my first conference. Number one, I never realized that our relatively small Startup had such a big impact on the conference.

I was so impressed to see our CEO, Mia Urman on the big stage presenting next to the Oracle Product Manager, of Digital Assistant and Mobile Cloud Joe Hung. The second thing was how interactive the audience was at our sessions. They acted as if we were old friends requesting more live demos of our customer case studies of mobile apps and digital assistants. The third and final thing is that although I was the “newbie” entering Oracle World I was accepted with open arms. I will forever cherish my new community of Oracle gurus, partners, and customers from Oracle Open World 2018.


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My First Oracle Open World Experience
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My First Oracle Open World Experience

I am no stranger to the Oracle world, but this year I embarked on a new journey in my Oracle career… Oracle Open World. The first day I looked around and thought there is no way

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David Buch
Senior Products Manager

David, our Senior Products Manager, is a highly experienced professional specializing in product definition, innovations, and development, with broad customer understanding, and skillful people management. He has over 20 years of R&D work experience, and continues to excel in his expertise. When he is not working, David enjoys spending his time as a professional tuba player joining symphony orchestras and chamber ensembles.

Elizabeth Pearl
Relationship Manager

Before joining AuraPlayer, Elizabeth completed a Masters degree in Education and worked as a teacher. Elizabeth’s role as Customer Relationship Manager combines both her passion for technology and her deep desire to educate  others. On a daily basis, Elizabeth takes the valuable insights she gained as a teacher and uses them to rise within the world of tech. She uses her skills of active listening, organization, preparation, and clear communication to enhance the wonderful relationships she has with both coworkers and customers.


Elizabeth is originally from the United States but currently resides in England. In her spare time, she loves exercising, spending time with her family and friends, and playing volleyball.

Nathalie Wasserman
CFO & Operations Manager

Natalie is proud to be AuraPlayer’s Operations and Chief Financial Officer. She takes pride in her work, and loves being a part of the AuraPlayer family. Prior to working at AuraPlayer, Nathalie worked at various companies as an accountant. She attended the University College London (UCL), where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in economics and business. She then went on to pursue a Master’s degree in Political Economies in Eastern Europe. 

Gwen Edwards
VP Business Development

An expert in helping businesses seize their potential and grow, Gwen is committed to take AuraPlayer to the next level. With over 30 years of experience in the high technology sector and working with Fortune 500 companies, she works as an advisor for growing businesses to help enhance their value and reach their business objectives. She’s a dynamic member of our team, leveraging her sales and marketing, and P&L experience to our current and future product suite.

Gwen also serves on a several private company boards in Silicon Valley, and is an active member of the angel investment network, Golden Seeds.

Yossi Nakash
CTO & Co-Founder

A true developer, Yossi has been developing and coding in Java / J2EE, C++, .Net, and C# for over 20 years, focusing mainly on the RD side of things. Entering the Oracle World about 10 years ago, Yossi immersed himself in the world of Oracle SOA, Weblogic, EBS and EBS Mobile, as well as the Java side of things.

Prior to joining Mia to found AuraPlayer, Yossi held the role of RD team leader at RadView and was a Java developer at Motorola.