CFO Among Confab Headliners

Source: Montana Standard

The president and CFO of software giant Oracle, Safra Catz, will join the list of headliners for the sixth Montana Economic Develop-ment Summit slated Sept. 16-17 at Montana Tech.

The announcement was made Tuesday in Bozeman by U.S. Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., who is spearheading the summit.

Oracle began doing business in Bozeman in 2011 after being drawn to Montana in part because of the national exposure of past Summits.

Laef Olson, vice president of Oracle Cloud Operations, is based out of Bozeman and joined Baucus at Tuesday’s event.

Bozeman is the second stop in the “Montana Solutions Jobs Tour” intended to spark a statewide conversation and action plan for bringing more good-paying jobs to Montana ahead of the summit

Several Bozeman business leaders joined Baucus along with Montana State University President Waded Cruzado and other University officials for a roundtable discussion on job creation.

In October 2011, Oracle purchased RightNow Technologies, a leading provider of cloud-based customer service, based in Bozeman and has since announced plans to make Bozeman it’s “cloud finance hub” — the headquarters for all accounting of Oracle’s cloud-related business, which is the company’s fastest growing sector.

With more than 380,000 customers — including 100 of the Fortune 100 — and with deployments across a wide variety of industries in more than 145 countries around the globe, Oracle offers an optimized and fully integrated stack of business hardware and software systems.

Baucus announced Monday that ConocoPhillips Chairman and CEO Ryan Lance will also be among a list of heavy hitters to deliver keynote addresses at this year’s event in Butte.

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