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.

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OATUG Emerging Leaders Committee

Lee Edwards, Committee 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.

Amod Joshi, Committee Co-Chair

With over 19 years of experience, Amod is specialized in the analysis, design, implementation and support of Oracle EBS and Cloud projects. He has led and participated in numerous implementations, upgrades and integrations utilizing Oracle EBS and ERP Cloud in commercial and government industries. He has played various roles such as Senior Developer, Solutions Architect, Technical Team Leader and Project Manager throughout his career. He is an Oracle Ace and an active member of the Oracle Applications & Technology Users Group (OATUG), a former member of the OATUG Board of Directors and a co-chair of Emerging Leaders committee. He has published articles on Oracle technology and also presented on several events at OATUG Forums, Ascend conferences and other occasions. He is an Oracle evangelist and tech-blogger.

Manish Naik, Committee Co-Chair

Manish is a Principal Solution Architect / Delivery Partner at Infosys Limited and heads their Manufacturing and Supply Chain CoE (Oracle Practice) in the Americas. He has over 21 of consulting experience leading end-to-end ERP business transformation engagements for large manufacturing clients globally. He is an Oracle Cloud and EBS certified Manufacturing and SCM Implementation Specialist. Manish is also a Thought Leader with over 30 publications (white papers / presentations / webinars / blogs) presented in international conferences such as OATUG Ascend, UKOUG Applications, DOAG, APICS, Oracle Cloud World, Oracle Modern Supply Chain Experience, etc. He is the co-chair of OATUG Emerging Leaders committee and recipient of the esteemed 2022 OATUG Emerging Leader Award.

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Are you interested in joining the Emerging Leaders Committee? Do you have an idea you would like to share with other OATUG Emerging Leaders? We are a committee of volunteers and we would love to hear your ideas and how we can meet the interests of our community.

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