Corporate Associate Member (IBM Consulting)
Professional Role & Oracle Products Used
I have spent the majority of my 23-year career working on Oracle EBS and Cloud implementation programs for tier one systems integration firms including PwC Consulting, Accenture, and Deloitte. I am currently a Partner in the Oracle implementation practice of IBM Canada where I am responsible for Oracle Cloud ERP, SCM and HCM implementation programs being delivered and supported by this team. Over the course of my career, I have supported clients in Europe and North America across a range of industries including Public Sector, Financial Services, Consumer Business, Telecommunications and Energy & Utilities.
What makes the OATUG mission meaningful to you?
As a career Oracle implementation professional who has spent over 20 years helping my clients to successfully implement and manage their Oracle solutions, the OATUG mission to build a connected community of Oracle applications and technology users to support and learn from one another is very meaningful to me.
Especially with the Oracle Cloud SaaS model of continuous innovation and product development I believe it’s extremely important for Oracle applications and technology users to build a collaborative network to share experiences and expertise to maximize the use of their Oracle solutions, and collaborate to work with Oracle product development on the content of future releases.
Why are you running for the Board, and what skills, connections, resources and expertise do you have to offer the organization?
I would like to give back to the OATUG, using my 23 years of Oracle EBS and Cloud implementation experience, as well as my experience as a certified project manager and volunteer board member for other organizations.
I would like to use my experience as Chair of the CIMA Canada Conference Committee to support the OATUG with conference planning and delivery activities. In this role with CIMA I have used my relationships with Deloitte, EY and others to obtain sponsorship and speakers, so I am comfortable and experienced at taking off my “day job” hat to independently represent the interests of the volunteer board on which I serve. This is important and necessary to make sure that I can effectively represent the interests of the OATUG.
I also have extensive relationships with Oracle sales and product development that can be leveraged to the benefit of the OATUG.
Other OATUG and Volunteer Experience:
For two years I was the the Ernst & Young (EY) Global Ambassador for the OATUG and I also hold a volunteer Board position with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) in Canada, where I play several roles. I am the Chair of the Conference Committee where I have, for the past 5 years, been responsible for organizing sponsorship, content and speakers for an annual conference covering topics relevant to our members. This involves coordination of many moving parts such as conference speakers and panel members, invitations and communications to thousands of members, venue and catering management and numerous other details to ensure successful delivery of events. Our CIMA Canada board is based in Toronto, and I also play the role of Regional Coordination Officer, responsible for outreach to our members based in British Columbia and Alberta to ensure they remain connected our community.