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 take our survey to provide feedback on the education we organize,  or get in touch.

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

Is there something specific you want to learn about through a webinar? 
Complete the education survey to let us know!

Upcoming Education:
- December 15, 1:00 - 2:00 pm ET:
Professional Development Series: The Power of Mentorship for an Emerging Leader

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!  

Julio Lois, Committee Chair

Julio is very interested in business and technology, especially regarding how technology affects the way we do business today and how it will shape our future. He graduated from the Georgia State University in Computer Information Systems and is currently pursuing a Master's degree at Penn State in Enterprise Architecture. Julio has been a developer and technical team leader in his tenure with Southern Company Services. In the last 7 years, he has supported Oracle EBS and other Oracle tools such as WebCenter; currently, he leads a DevOps and Integrations practice as part of a major back-end transformation of financial systems, which includes migrating from EBS to ERP/HCM Cloud. Julio is an active member of OATUG and has been involved with the Emerging Leaders, first as a Committee member, then Co-Chair, and now Chair. He has also presented on several occasions at COLLABORATE and other local conferences, as well as at Oracle Open World. Julio has a passion for education and enjoys writing articles in his blog.

Richard Stevens III, Co-Chair


Richard Stevens III lives in Fairbanks, Alaska, and leads the Tanana Chiefs Conference ERP program. TCC is a nonprofit serving the Native Alaskan tribes of interior Alaska. TCC’s vision is healthy, strong, unified tribes. Richard’s background is in physics and data science. He received a B.S. in Physics from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2006. He pursued a graduate degree in Computational Physics until leaving for an industry job in data science in 2010. Working in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) has spurred a renewed interest in data science, specifically dynamic social systems. One of the frontiers of business thinking is the field of business value and resource optimization. Developing metrics and applying analytical techniques to leadership, corporate culture, customer interaction, internal and external satisfaction, training effectiveness, and value are passions for Richard. He pursues data-driven outcomes from difficult and subjective data.

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.