"Oracle OpenWorld turned into Oracle SnubWorld on Tuesday, when Larry Ellison ditched his hotly anticipated speech on Oracle's cloud strategy so that he could watch his boat race in the hugely expensive America's Cup.Ellison ditches cloud keynote for billionaires' boat race • The Register
The swap-out of Larry Ellison for senior product management veep Thomas Kurian was met first with muffled complaints by the packed keynote crowd, quickly followed by a mass exodus as attendees streamed out of the keynote theatre."
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Ellison ditches cloud keynote for billionaires' boat race • The Register
Probably no regrets; also see After Comeback for the Ages, a Last Dash for America’s Cup (NYT)