By Nishant Arora
San Francisco, Oct 29 (IANS) Oracle CEO Safra Catz, who unveiled the company’s plans to build a public high school on its Redwood Shores campus in California, believes that people can solve any problem if they embrace difficulties, understand view points, solve the biases and be positive.
Addressing the “Global Leadership Summit” during the OpenWorld 2015 conference here, she said that we need to keep expanding, get above the wall and rise together in order to achieve success.
“Working with Larry Ellison (Oracle CTO) is a life-time experience who does not see the box at all, the wall at all. By doing this, we can solve most of our problems that appear complicated in the first place,” said Catz, who came to the US from Israel when she was just five-year-old.
Slated to be completed in the fall of 2017, the Oracle’s Design Tech High School (d.tech) is a free, innovative charter school that incorporates technology, design thinking and problem-solving skills to help students prepare for successful careers.
“To get success, you not only rise above the wall alone but keep your employees along with you. Go out of the way to serve others. This is what motivates me,” she advised.
“Customers are going global, opportunities are going global and challenges are going global too. We need to embrace the changing world with humility and move forward,” she added.
d.tech will be the world’s first educational institution located on a high-tech campus which will give students immeasurable opportunities.
“Seventeen years ago, Ellison told me that he would love to have a school where students learn to think,” Catz said.
“Our support of d.tech reflects Larry’s vision for a unique high school founded on principles we believe in: innovation, creativity, problem-solving and design-thinking,” she explained.
Through Oracle Education Foundation, one of Oracle’s educational philanthropic arms, Oracle volunteers will continue to work closely with Design Tech High School students on projects.
Oracle’s longstanding commitment to education includes donating $2.5 billion annually in software, curriculum and faculty training to educational institutions through Oracle Academy.
The company also donates millions in cash annually to non-profit and non-governmental organisations around the world through “Oracle Giving”.
(Nishant Arora is attending the conference in the US at the invitation of Oracle. He can be reached at email@example.com)