biztechSF 2017

Come to Where Business and Technology Meet.


The SF Chamber of Commerce, Oracle and LinkedIn are teaming up to present the second annual biztechSF, a tech-focused event uniquely integrated with Oracle OpenWorld on Tuesday, Oct. 3 from 4:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Attendees will receive exclusive Discover Pass access to parts of Oracle OpenWorld, including Oracle OpenWorld and Java One keynotes, Executive Solution sessions, exhibitions, and more.

Specialized biztechSF content includes sessions focused on companies from early stage startup to growth phase, a Live Pitch competition, exhibitor tables, appetizers and drinks. The event will wrap with a networking event on Howard Street, highlighted with rockstar band Royal Machines and special surprise celebrity guests, appetizers and drinks.


Member: $75
Not-Yet Member: $100

Experience a day in the life of an OpenWorld attendee with Discover Pass access through biztechSF! Your biztechSF ticket provides access to keynotes, exhibition halls, and executive solution sessions at Oracle OpenWorld.



biztechSF attendees will immerse themselves in:

  • biztechSF and Oracle Executive SMB Central general session and breakout session

  • Live Pitch Competition

  • Oracle OpenWorld keynotes

  • Access to the OpenWorld EXchange at Moscone Center

  • Networking opportunities including the outdoor SuiteConnect NextUp Concert at the Oracle Cloud Plaza @ Howard with Royal Machines and surprise special guests



* all times subject to change

speech3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
biztechSF Showcase
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Lobby

Engage with biztechSF Sponsors at their exhibitor tables. Opportunity to win raffle items and network with like-minded individuals. Sponsors include: SF Chamber of Commerce, LinkedIn, United Airlines, Prezi, The Bar Association of San Francisco and more.

* all times subject to change

speech4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
biztechSF Keynote and 
Executive SMB Central General Session
The State of SMB: Biggest Influencers and Opportunities

Learn about the most notable topics facing SMB owners over the next year – national politics, financing, the changing customer experience, digital transformation, social selling, & retaining employees.

Brian Moran, President, Small Business Edge, Brian Moran & Associates
Karen Kerrigan, President & CEO, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council
Chris Germann, VP Strategy, Oracle
Justin Shriber, VP of Marketing, LinkedIn Sales & Marketing Solutions
Tallia Hart, President and CEO, San Francisco Chamber of Commerce


tracks-schedule4:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
biztechSF and Executive SMB Central Session
From Startup to Enterprise: Follow the Path of Companies with Explosive Growth

Presenter/Moderator: Scott Anthony, Managing Director, Innosight
Panelist: Peter Hovenier, Chief Financial Officer, Boingo Wireless, Inc.
Panelist: Richard Kim, Chief Financial Officer, Lolli and Pops, Inc.


network5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Live Pitch Competition

Moderator: Jason Williamson, VP of the Startup Ecosystem, Oracle
Official Live Pitch Competition Sponsor:


pitch-schedule6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
SuiteConnect NextUp Concert on Howard Street Stage
featuring Royal Machines and special surprise celebrity guests with food & beverage


Connect. Inspire. Learn. Explore.

Oracle OpenWorld is an annual conference for business and IT decision-makers celebrating its community and successes.


NetSuite SuiteConnect

We have a handful of admissions on Oct. 4 for Oracle + NetSuite SuiteConnect.
This add-on is free and includes extra gifts and access.

Please indicate your interest in this in the “Notes” section when registering. If you have already registered, please email First come, first served.


Additional Discover Pass highlights on Oct. 3 include:
8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.: Partner Keynote
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.: Keynote with Thomas Kurian, Oracle President of Product Development
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Keynote with Larry Ellison, Oracle Executive Chairman of the Board and Chief Technology Officer
More Discover Pass access found here



For more sponsorship information, contact Craig Vandermause at or 415-352-8821.

Host Sponsor

Disruptor Sponsorpremier-linkedinLeader Sponsor
Innovator Sponsors

Media Sponsors