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  • UKOUG Partner Guidelines Updated March 2015

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  • Partner GuidelinesUKOUGPage *UKOUG Partner landscape Competitive and ComplimentaryPartner categories

    Partner presentationsTier oneTier twoMember benefit presentationsPartner presentations submitted on merit

    Event requirementsSpecial EventsConference

    Third party products

    Membership levels

    Table of Contents

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  • Partner GuidelinesUKOUGPage *The competitive Partner landscape is complicated and regularly changes as Oracle and our Partners develop and acquire new products.

    We need to consider in the context of every UKOUG Project/ Event, to fully understand the impact on all our stakeholders; members, Oracle and our Partners.

    The same Partner can fall into several categories at different times.

    The project brief is where we define the event , our key messages and our member offering. This will be completed before event sales marketing is launched and shared with Oracle.

    Any subsequent changes affecting the relationship between a Partner and Oracle will be referred to the UKOUG steering group.

    We need our volunteer committees to consider the competitive Partner landscape as part of the project brief process. To ensure we fully understand all potential conflicts of involving competitive partners in the event .

    Partner Guidelines Overview

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  • Partner GuidelinesUKOUGPage *Category 1 - Products and Services that compliment the customers Oracle environmentE.g. Services - Hadoop, IBM Global Services

    Category 2 - Products and Services that compliment the customers Oracle environment but compete with another Oracle productE.g. VMware, IBM iSeries (AS400)

    Category 3 - Products and Services that are directly competitiveE.g. IBM DB2, Workday

    Partner Categories

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  • Partner GuidelinesUKOUGPage *Where a partner sponsors an event, whether uniquely or as one of many sponsors, each sponsor is allowed to present any subject matter they feel is of relevance. Content must complimentary - how they add value to Oracle investment, not anti Oracle.

    They must still submit the paper in the same way as all other presenters but the event committee is not able to prevent the partner giving the presentation

    The only reason a presentation could be blocked would be if the content was considered to bring UKOUG into disrepute. It is then the Commercial teams responsibility to communicate this to the partner.

    This CAN be a sales-pitch.

    The quantity of Sponsor presentations must be allocated in the agenda grid prior to agenda planning meeting.

    The committee and the commercial team need to agree a timeline for filling or releasing these slots to not impact on the success of the event delivery.

    Qualifying Partner Categories : Cat1 & Cat2

    SPONSOR (Tier one)

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  • Partner GuidelinesUKOUGPage *Where a partner is exhibiting at an event and has been allocated a presentation slot on merit it is up to the committee and partner to agree a presentation topic and content that is acceptable to all.

    This takes priority over Membership Benefit presentations as per the next slide

    This CANNOT be a sales-pitch

    EXHIBITOR (Tier two)

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  • Partner GuidelinesUKOUGPage *One slot per SIG, Conference and Significant / Special event may be required for a Partner member benefit, this to be agreed with committee and Project Manager

    The slot would be for 30-45 minutes

    It is up to the committee and partner to agree a presentation topic and content that is acceptable to all. The committee can make suggestions on how to change/ improve presentations

    Committees can ask that partner presentations fit into any themes set for agendas

    We need partners to contact us re: presenting at a SIG prior to 12 weeks out

    Conference & Significant events timelines need to be adhered to

    If presentations are submitted by multiple partners then the partner membership level determines priority

    If several Partners submitted at same membership level, priority is then determined by the Partner points system

    This CANNOT be a sales-pitch

    Qualifying Partner Categories : Cat1, Cat2 - must be complimentary - how they add value to Oracle investment, not anti Oracle, Cat3 - Partners requesting slot must be approved by the UKOUG steering groupMEMBERSHIP BENEFIT

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  • Partner GuidelinesUKOUGPage *Where a partner is only attending as a delegate and the partner is not sponsoring or exhibiting at an event they must follow the same procedure and be subject to the same selection procedure as all other would-be presenters.

    This CANNOT be a sales-pitch

    If presentations are submitted by multiple partners the highest scoring paper will be selected.

    If more than one partner submits similar extracts and the committee does not believe any one is better, then the selection must be made on the basis of the partners membership engagement with UKOUG

    On completion of agenda planning it is important that the Project Manager sanity checks the agenda in conjunction with the committee, this to ensure partner presentation allocations is relevant to both the agenda balance and the Partners UKOUG engagement level

    If there are concerns raised over the number of presentations allocated to any one partner it will be discussed with the committee and an agreement reached on the best way to proceed.

    SUBMITTED AS PER DELEGATE PRESENTATIONS

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  • Partner GuidelinesUKOUGPage *Two to Six, Tier one presentation slots must be allocated on the agenda grid, quantity is dependant on the number of streams and duration of the event.

    One partner membership speaking slot allocated on the agenda grid

    Partners cannot exceed two presentation slots per special event, this can be made up of the below scenarios

    Tier one sponsorship + agenda selectionPartner member benefit + agenda selectionAgenda selection + Co presenting with a customerAgenda selection + agenda selection

    On completion of agenda planning it is important that the Project Manager sanity checks the agenda in conjunction with the committee, this to ensure partner presentation allocations is relevant to both the agenda balance and the Partners engagement level with UKOUG

    SPECIAL EVENT GUIDELINES

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  • Partner GuidelinesUKOUGPage *If there are concerns raised over the number of presentations allocated to any one partner it will be discussed with the committee and an agreement reached on the best way to proceed.

    Where a partner is on the planning committee the Project Manager and commercial team must ensure transparency with the fair allocation of presentation slots - No partner will be given un-due presences on the agenda.

    SPECIAL EVENT GUIDELINES CONT.OUG Ireland - 4UKOUG Systems - 4OUG Scotland- 4UKOUG Hyperion - 4UKOUG LME- 4 (Clinic sessions)

    SPECIAL EVENT - TIER ONE PRESENTATION ALLOCATION

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  • Partner GuidelinesUKOUGPage *Five Tier one presentation slots must be allocated on the agenda grid for UKOUG Applications Conference & Exhibition 2015 and UKOUG Technology Conference 2015 Exhibition

    Ten partner membership speaking slots allocated on the agenda grid for each Conference. This must not exceed two slots per stream and all content must be received prior to agenda planning day

    Partners cannot exceed six presentation slots per conference. This is a guideline and can be reviewed with the Conference committee on a case by case basis to ensure a balance across the finalised agenda

    On completion of agenda planning it is important that the Project Manager sanity checks the agenda in conjunction with the committee, this to ensure partner presentation allocations is relevant to both the agenda balance and the Partners engagement level with UKOUG

    If there are concerns raised over the number of presentations allocated to any one partner it will be discussed with the committee and an agreement reached on the best way to proceed.

    CONFERENCE EVENT GUIDELINES

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  • Partner GuidelinesUKOUGPage *Where a partner is on the planning committee the Project Manager and commercial team must ensure transparency with the fair allocation of presentation slots - No partner will be given un-due presences on the agenda.

    CONFERENCE GUIDELINES CONT.

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  • Partner GuidelinesUKOUGPage *THIRD PARTY PRODUCTS at Oracle OfficesWhen events are run at Oracle sites two rules must be adhered to:Partner presentations cannot be about third party products that are competitive to Oracle productsPartners cannot include media in UKOUG packs that promotes third party products that are competitive to Oracle

    These rules do not apply when events are run at non-Oracle venues

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  • Partner GuidelinesUKOUGPage *Allocated speaking slots dependant on Partner membership level

    Silver - 1

    Gold - 1

    Platinum- 2

    Diamond- 3

    Platinum and Diamond partners may only allocate 1 member benefit speaking slot per event

    FYI PARTNER MEMBERSHIP LEVELS

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  • Partner GuidelinesUKOUGPage *For content outside of presentations (Oracle Scene, Webinar, Online Marketing)

    All content submitted to UKOUG should be about products and services complimentary to Oracle

    Partner Content

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