Board Candidate: Gustavo Gonzalez

Gustavo Gonzalez
Corporate Associate Member (KNEX Technologies)
Irvine, CA

Professional Role & Oracle Products Used

I am currently serving as Chief Technology Officer to KNEX Technologies, a boutique consulting firm supporting solutions to organizations using Oracle Technology. For the past 16 years, I have been the CTO for IT Convergence, a global service provider and an active user of Oracle products.

I've worked with multiple Oracle Product Teams across the applications and technology areas. We've been the first beta tester of E-Business Suite 12.2 and currently being part of both the Customer Advisory Board and Partner Advisory Board.

Over the last decade, I've provided strategic leadership and architected solutions for organizations globally on multiple initiatives involving a wide variety of Oracle technologies and applications

  • EBS
  • Fusion
  • Oracle BI
  • Virtualization
  • Database

I am a past member of the Forbes Technology Council, blogger, social media enthusiast, and passionate about technology!

What makes the OATUG mission meaningful to you?

Serving as an elected OATUG Board Member during 2020-2022, I have the privilege to contribute to the Board with my global vision, as well as helping execute activities to get worldwide user groups to join and collaborate with OATUG.

I've been working in the Oracle community for over 20 years. I am committed to maximizing user's investments in Oracle Products by authoring a book (E-Business Suite Financial Handbook), building communities across Latin-American (co-Founder of Latinoaug, AROUG), and leading a series of community events across 12 countries in LATAM for over four years.

I believe in the power of communities for bringing not just knowledge, empowering people by connecting them and powering progress in their professional careers and life.

Why are you running for the Board, and what skills, connections, resources and expertise do you have to offer the organization?

I want to be an OATUG board member to continue the work I've been executing with the executive team regarding a global strategy and expanding OATUG into LATAM (Mexico). The current inclusion of "Oracle Technology" makes me also the right candidate to bring a mix of Applications and Technology skills and expertise to the community. 

By running user groups in LATAM, as well as my interaction with Oracle Product Management teams, Customers would be precious for driving OATUG to its vision. Also, "being" an Oracle customer running technology and Cloud Apps will benefit OATUG to meet its idea of powering progress.

Other OATUG and Volunteer Experience:

  • Oracle Applications and Technology User Group elected Board Member 2020-2022
  • Oracle ACE Director Specialty in Applications
  • Current co-chair of the "Mobile for Enterprises SIG"
  • Current in the board of “ERP Cloud SIG”
  • Member of Oracle E-Business Suite Customer Advisory Board and Partner Advisory Board
  • Member of Oracle Enterprise Manager Customer Advisory Board
  • Member of the Oracle Development Cloud Customer Advisory Board
  • Board member of LatinOAUG (Argentina Applications User Group)
  • President of AROUG (Argentina Technology User Group)
  • Former President and current Board Member of LAOUC (Latin America Oracle User Community) umbrella for 12 Technology User Group from Mexico to Argentina.