Paromita Ray


Title: Director, Student Information Systems
Company: Georgetown University
Membership Type: User 

What makes the OATUG mission meaningful to you?

In the current economic times, no organization has resources to waste.  No matter who you are - which industry / domain, how big / small, level of complexity - you want to maximize your investments by not repeating the same mistakes that others have made and by not re-inventing the wheel.  My previous and current organizations aren’t any different.  Quite honestly, I have rarely seen a Mission Statement of an organization so aptly and specifically written that hits the need of it’s member base so directly.  It resonates so much with me that I not only want to be part of the group as a regular member, I want to serve the group by being on it’s board and helping it’s membership even further.

Please list your previous and current OATUG volunteer roles, COLLABORATE experience, and other volunteer or leadership experience with other organizations:

  • Board of Directors for DCOATUG Chapter in the role of Secretary/Website Coordinator
  • Colonial Community Ambassador at The George Washington University
  • Code4Life volunteer (Out-of-school program created by the Economic Growth DC Foundation that teaches basic computer programming skills to K-12 students)
  • GPS Guide (Guide to Personal Success) at The George Washington University

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

I have been an active member of DC OATUG and currently serve in the role of Secretary/Website Coordinator for DC OATUG. I have over 20 years of experience with Oracle development tools/technologies with a consistent track record of translating business needs into innovative and highly reliable solutions that scale technically and operationally. I employ “outside the box” strategies to drive collaboration not only between the business and IT, but also across various organizations. I have successfully migrated on-premise solutions to cloud-based platforms to increase scalability and agility and lower costs.

I have a Master’s degree in Management Information Systems from the The George Washington University.

I regularly attend Oracle conferences, workshops and  user group meetings and have actively pursued building and maintaining connections with Oracle Professionals.

Tell us about your current professional role and what Oracle products you are using and/or supporting.

I currently work at Georgetown University in DC as the Director of Student Information Systems. My specialization includes strategic alignment and planning of IT Projects, technology roadmaps, governance, architecture, systems analysis and design, information management, quality assurance, solution delivery and service management of ERP System (Ellucian Banner for Higher Education based on Oracle database).

In my previous role at The George Washington University I managed the Oracle E-Business Suite Development Team that supported Oracle DB, Oracle Application Express (APEX), Oracle Forms, and Oracle Reports.