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. OATUG is now accepting nominations and self-nominations for three annual awards until November 12, 2021: 

Member of the Year

Innovator of the Year

Women in Technology Leadership  

 

OATUG recognizes its 2020 award recipients. To view each award recipient, select the corresponding tab.

Member of the Year Award

Alfredo Abate

Alfredo Abate

Member of the Year Sr. Oracle Systems Architect
Brake Parts, Inc.

Alfredo has long served the OATUG membership through his advocacy and contributions ranging from a subject matter expert in articles for Insight Magazine to his service on the Communications Committee to being chosen as a presenter at COLLABORATE. He serves as an active member of the NCOATUG. His three-part blog series regarding EBS Online Patching is one of the most viewed content selections on the OATUG Website.

Oracle Ambassador Award

Matthew Lee

Matthew Lee

Oracle Ambassador of the Year Regional Vice President
Oracle Applications Unlimited

Matt Lee leads the Oracle Applications Unlimited Team. In the last year, under his leadership, his team has worked with us on several new initiatives to deepen our partnership and put OATUG and COLLABORATE in front of their licensing customers. This includes inviting OATUG to present to sales teams, helping to position OATUG as the leading resource for EBS users, and partnering with OATUG to promote participation in our educational programs.

Kevin Hudson

Kevin Hudson

Oracle Ambassador of the Year Senior Director
Oracle Corp.

Kevin has supported OATUG and our members for over a decade, starting with his work as OATUG Workflow Development SIG Oracle liaison. In 2010, Kevin took over the design of the 12.2 Online Patching and worked with our technology and DBA SIGs to ensure everyone understood this new technology. Kevin now oversees technology development and continues to ensure Oracle EBS technology meets the needs of customers and the OATUG user community.

Women in Technology Leadership Award

Mia Urman

Mia Urman

Women in Technology Leader of the Year CEO
Auraplayer

Mia Urman is an Oracle ACE Director and a world-class expert in Oracle and mobility with over 20 years of experience presenting, supporting, training, and consulting Oracle solutions. As one of only 12 Oracle ACE directors who are women, she has worked tirelessly with Jennifer Nicholson of the ACE Program to initiate events to bring more women into the program. While on the board of the Oracle Development Group several years ago, she co-founded the Women in Technology Scholarship and the WIT luncheon. Mia is a shining example of how you can balance both a family and be the CEO of a growing start-up, all while being a top expert in the Oracle technology world.

Star Presenter of the Year - User

Mary Hammes

Mary Hammes

Star Presenter of the Year - User Lead Application Specialist
Marquette University

Speaking in public in front of a peer audience is never easy, especially for Oracle Users. Mary Hammes, of Marquette University, presented 33 slides on “Calling Vendor RESTful APIs from Your PL/SQL Program” during COLLABORATE 19. Her session had attendance of 85 people and had a survey rating of 4.63 (with 5.0 being the best score). This technical session was one of the top sessions at COLLABORATE.

Star Presenter of the Year - Associate

Kay Glittenberg

Kay Glittenberg

Star Presenter of the Year - Associate Practice Manager
Apps Associates

Kai Glittenburg, Solution Architect of Cloud Services, Apps Associates, shared 40 slides about “APEX Performance Tips & Tricks: Deep Dive into Apex” during COLLABORATE 19. His session had attendance of 99 people and had a survey rating of 4.89 (with 5.0 being the best score). Helping Oracle users understand the free Apex tool really highlights the value of a face to face conference. He has implemented Oracle technologies in Europe for over ten years, and has worked with Apps Associates, a Boston-based company, since 2009.

GEO of the Year

Michigan OATUG

Michigan OATUG

GEO of the Year

OATUG annually recognizes affiliated Geographic (GEO) Groups for their excellence in partnering with OATUG and supporting its mission to provide a forum for the sharing of information; to foster education and training programs for members; to promote membership in OATUG; and to assist new Oracle Applications users with the selection, implementation and effective use of Oracle Applications products. The Geo who excels and exceeds the requirements overall is awarded the Geo of the Year award. For 2020 this award is presented to the Michigan Geographic Group for their successful efforts and outstanding accomplishments. The Michigan Geo is led by Ahmed Alomari and Matt Gilchrist.

SIG of the Year

Analytics, BI, and Big Data SIG

Analytics, BI, and Big Data SIG

SIG of the Year

OATUG annually recognizes affiliated Special Interest (SIG) Groups for their excellence in partnering with OATUG and supporting its mission to provide a forum for the sharing of information; to foster education and training programs for members; to promote membership in OATUG; and to assist new Oracle Applications users with the selection, implementation and effective use of Oracle Applications products. The SIG who excels and exceeds the requirements overall is awarded the SIG of the Year award. For 2020 this award is presented to Analytics, BI and Big Data for their successful efforts and outstanding accomplishments. The Analytics, BI and Big Data SIG is led by Jay Cannup.

GEOs and SIGs of Distinction

GEOs of Distinction

  • Nevada OATUG
  • Ohio Valley OATUG
  • Atlanta OATUG
  • North Central OATUG
  • Texas/Louisiana OATUG

SIGs of Distinction

  • Cost Management SIG
  • Multi-National SIG
  • Tax Management SIG
  • Enterprise Manager for Applications SIG
  • Government Contractor SIG

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