Awards

OATUG Awards

Salute to Outstanding Contributors

There are many individuals and groups that serve the OATUG community with their outstanding contributions throughout the year. To view each award recipient, select the corresponding tab.

Member of the Year

Innovator of the Year

Women in Technology Leadership Award

Star Presenter of the Year – User

Star Presenter of the Year – Associate

Oracle Ambassador of the Year

Oracle Japan

A big congratulations to all the 2021 OATUG Award winners!

Member of the Year Award

The Member of the Year Award recognizes an individual within an OATUG Member organization for making an outstanding contribution to the OATUG and its members.

Year Winner

  • 2020 - Alfredo Abate
  • 2019 - Kirby Lunger
  • 2018 - Marty Fye
  • 2017 - Melissa Sider
  • 2016 - Bill Dunham
  • 2015 - Andrew Snyder
  • 2014 - Douglas Volz
  • 2013 - Michael Brown
  • 2012 - Lakshmi Sampath
  • 2011 - Kaberi Nayak
  • 2010 - Mohan Iyer
  • 2009 - Steve Canter
  • 2008 - Sandra Vucinic
  • 2007 - Mohan Dutt
  • 2006 - Takao Hara
  • 2005 - Lisa Palermo
  • 2004 - John Stouffer

Innovator of the Year Award

The Innovator of the Year Award recognizes an OATUG User Member organization that has demonstrated innovative and breakthrough techniques using the standard functionality of an Oracle Application.

Year Winner

  • 2020 - not awarded
  • 2019 - not awarded
  • 2018 - not awarded
  • 2017 - Equinix
  • 2016 - City of Las Vegas
  • 2015 - not awarded
  • 2014 - Worthington Industries
  • 2013 - Closure Systems International Division of Reynolds Packaging Group
  • 2012 - Anderson Hay & Grain
  • 2011 - Dell
  • 2010 - McGraw Hill
  • 2009 - Wind River Systems
  • 2008 - EMC Corporation
  • 2007 - US Internetworking
  • 2006 - Barrick Goldstrike Mines
  • 2005 - Dallas Independent School District

OATUG Oracle Ambassador Award

Oracle employees who have made an outstanding contribution to the OATUG and its members by significantly supporting or contributing to one or more of the OATUG’s goals of advocacy, education and training, and member networking. The winner of this award is nominated and voted on by the OATUG Board of Directors.

Year Winner

  • 2020 - Kevin Hudson and Matt Lee
  • 2019 - Nathalie Beaine
  • 2018 - Jeff McCall
  • 2017 - David Heisler
  • 2016 - Deidre Engstrom and Lauri Williams
  • 2015 - Elke Phelps
  • 2014 - Max Arderius
  • 2012 - Sherm Terry, Anne Carlson, John O'Rourke, Joshua Byford, and Marcy Weliver
  • 2011 - Lisa Stuart and Brian Lawrence
  • 2010 - Steve Miranda, Cliff Godwin, Mark Farnham, and Karen Brownfield
  • 2009 - Roger Goossens, Steven Chan, Dana Murugan, Nadia Bendjedou, Jackie Rose, and J.J. Clementson
  • 2008 - Charles Kendig, Andrea Rosmarin, Aravindan Sankaramurthy, Scott Malcom, and Kathy Bush
  • 2007 - Keith Walker, Chris Wartiki, Moshin Lee, Gerald O'Sullivan, Charlie Mott, Robert Smith, Lori Burke, Shiena Avila, Vinit Doshi, Char Jorgenson, Steven Chan, and Nadia Bendjedou

Click here for a listing of past Member Assocation Awards

Star Presenter of the Year Award

Started in 2014, the OATUG STAR Presenter of the Year Award recognizes two OATUG members (one User and one Associate) who have made an outstanding contribution to the OATUG and its members via speaking engagements.

Year Winner

  • 2020
    • Associate - Kai Glittenberg
    • User - Mary Hammes
  • 2019
    • Associate - Vimal Manimozhi
    • User - Vivek Puri
  • 2018
    • Associate - Doug Volz
    • User - Fidel Fayad
  • 2017
    • Associate - Tom Simkiss
    • User - Doug Hahn
  • 2016
    • Associate - Sandra Vucinic
    • User - Chad Johnson
  • 2015
    • Associate - Susan Behn
  • 2014
    • Associate - Lee Briggs
    • User - Bill Klein

GEO & SIG of the Year Award

First awarded in 2017, the Geo & SIG of the Year Awards recognize one Geo and one SIG who have made an outstanding contribution to the OATUG and its members by going above and beyond expectations throughout the given year.

Year Recipiant

  • 2020
    • Geo - Michigan OATUG
    • SIG - Analytics, BI and Big Data SIG
  • 2019
    • Geo - Ohio Valley OAUG
    • SIG - Multi-National SIG
  • 2018
    • Geo - North Central OAUG
    • SIG - Cost Management SIG
  • 2017
    • Geo - North Central OAUG
    • SIG - Multi-National SIG

Women in Technology Leadership Award

The Women in Technology Leadership Award was first presented in 2019 and honors a female OATUG member who has demonstrated strong leadership and a passion for helping other women excel in technology-related professions or fields of study. The Award recipient participates as a speaker at the annual Women in Technology Panel at Ascend.

Year Recipient

  • 2020 - Mia Urman
  • 2019 - Astha Patni