ORACLE CORPORATION PRESIDENT CHARLES PHILLIPS SERVES AS FEATURED SPEAKER AT HOUSTON TECHNOLOGY FORUM

Houston Technology Center Hosts Phillips to Discuss the Evolution of Technology and Its Impact on the Houston Economy

Houston – February 17, 2005 – The Houston Technology Center today welcomes Charles E. Phillips, Jr., president of Oracle® Corporation as the featured speaker of the Houston Technology Forum.

More than 600 business and community leaders will gather at the Hilton Americas hotel in downtown Houston for the event to learn more about Oracle’s corporate vision and the company’s commitment to Houston. Oracle Corp., based in Redwood Shores, Calif., currently employs more than 100 Houston employees who are active in the community.

Houston is an established technology leader with an abundance of resources to help emerging technology companies grow and prosper,” said Paul Frison, HTC president and CEO. “Oracle’s presence in Houston and its commitment to the community are important to our technology community. The Houston Technology Center is proud to have Charles Phillips as the featured speaker of the Houston Technology Forum to share his insights and wisdom with local business owners and leaders.”

Phillips’ speech entitled, “The Evolving Information Age,” will discuss the impact of information, and how it creates value for companies, and will outline his vision for successfully conducting business in an evolving information age. He will also discuss what new technologies and tools are available to enable companies to better organize and access their enterprise data.

Phillips has been recognized as an industry leader and was most recently named by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the “75 Most Powerful Blacks in Corporate America.” In 1994, Phillips was ranked the No. 1 enterprise software industry analyst by Institutional Investor magazine.

As president and member of the board of directors for Oracle, Phillips is responsible for global field operations including consulting, marketing, sales, alliances and channels, and customer programs, as well as corporate strategy. Prior to joining Oracle, Mr. Phillips was a managing director with Morgan Stanley in its technology group. Prior to his career on Wall Street, Mr. Phillips was a Captain in the United States Marine Corps. Mr. Phillips holds a BS in Computer Science from the United States Air Force Academy, an MBA from Hampton University, and a JD from New York Law School and is a member of the bar in Washington D.C. and Georgia. Mr. Phillips is on the boards of Viacom Corporation, Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City, and New York Law School.

Rod Canion, chairman of the Houston Technology Council and founder of Compaq Computer Corporation, is scheduled to introduce Phillips at the event. Underwriters for the event include Oracle Corporation, Houston Chronicle, AT&T, Ernst & Young, LLP and Hibernia Bank.

About Houston Technology Center

Houston Technology Center (HTC) is a business accelerator that assists Houston-based emerging technology companies within several key sectors: Energy, Information Technology, Life Sciences, Nanotechnology and NASA-originated technologies.  See www.houstontech.org for more information.
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