Emerging Leaders

OATUG Emerging Leaders

The Emerging Leaders are focused on supporting and connecting with people who are beginning their careers with Oracle applications or working in the technology field. OATUG offers webinars and educational content for young professionals and provides opportunities for them to connect with mentors and peers. This group is open to all OATUG members.

Get News & Updates:
- To participate in discussions, connect with others, and share ideas, join the new Emerging Leaders Hub community.
- Connect through the OATUG Emerging Leaders LinkedIn Page.
- And sign up to be on the Emerging Leaders email list: go to the SIG/Geo Sign Up page on your OATUG account, search "Emerging Leaders," and check the box to join.

Please get in touch to provide feedback on the education we organize.

Education to Help You Grow

Join the Emerging Leaders for one of our upcoming webinars, which cover a wide range of topics presented by industry experts, including our own emerging leaders

Recent Education:

Check out our Professional Development Series geared towards our Emerging Leaders community! We cover various topics such as achieving goals, OATUG membership resources, career advice and more:

Present with the Emerging Leaders

  • If you have questions about presenting, please feel free to email the OATUG staff liaison for the Emerging Leaders. 
  • If you have a topic that you would like to share with our audience, please submit the Education form

Emerging Leaders Webinar Guidelines:


Webinars can range in duration, and there is no restriction on the timing. You are welcome to offer a short presentation, a series of short presentations, or longer deep-dive sessions.


Webinars are hosted in Zoom Meeting or GoToWebinar. An OATUG staff person will set up the webinar, provide support leading up to the event, and moderate the session.


You are welcome to present in a variety of formats, depending on your topic. These may include panel sessions, informal meet-ups or roundtable discussions, or traditional lectures. OATUG staff will help you determine the format and can also connect you with additional speakers/panelists.


Case studies, project implementation stories, and feedback from you and your company's work can be a great help to others. Sessions can be technical or more personal/professional development in nature.

For additional information on presenting an eLearning session, please visit the Presenter Information page. 

If you are interested in presenting at an OATUG in-person event and/or conference, please reach out to OATUG for upcoming call for papers and events. 


There are always opportunities to get involved with the Emerging Leaders and our work. This includes presenting a webinar or at an in-person conference, attending Emerging Leaders virtual happy hours, or participating in our mentorship program. This group also gets together at OATUG’s in-person conferences and would love to meet you there!

The program is led by a committee of volunteers. Its leaders would love to hear from you if you’re interested in getting more involved in the leadership of this dynamic group!  

Richard Stevens III, Committee Chair


Richard has worked in cutting edge physics, specifically computations physics, space physics, and plasma physics. He’s adapted this analytical inquisitiveness to support business operations, particularly data stories for executive decision-making. Richard has experience leading dynamic teams transforming passive ERP, HCM, and technical teams into informed forward-looking decision enables for all levels of business through analytics and visualizations. At SplashBI Richard enables organizations to see data as a critical asset that influences strategy and achieves tangible business outcomes supporting growth and innovation​.

Lee Edwards, Co-Chair

Lee Edwards lives in Houston, Texas, and is a member of the HR Technology team at National Oilwell Varco. Lee provides project management for HR shared services as well as absence management administration using HCM Cloud. He is pursuing a B.S. in Information Technology from Western Governor’s University. Working in Enterprise Resource Planning and Human Capital Management marries two of Lee’s interests, technology and business continuity, allowing him to leverage systems like EBS and HCM cloud to meet business needs. He is an active member of OATUG currently serving on the Board of Directors and working as Co-Chair of the Emerging Leader’s Committee. He has also presented educational webinars and at Ascend 2021.

Plus, if you have a project or passion you’d like to bring to the Emerging Leaders, you can send us an email. We’re always excited to hear about new ideas and to evolve to meet the interests of our community.