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. Grow in your role by networking with peers and mentors and get access to helpful educational content. All OATUG members are welcome to participate in the Emerging Leaders activities and events.

The Emerging Leaders provide opportunities to get connected with a mentor/mentee through our Mentor Program and offer eLearning sessions catered to young professionals.

Check out the OATUG Emerging Leaders LinkedIn Page or reach out to Hannah Hanssens-Reed to learn more!

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Mentor Program

The OATUG Emerging Leaders Mentor Program connects young/new professionals with a mentor that can help guide them in their career.

Mentees are matched with a mentor that will help them establish goals for their professional aspirations, their role as a leader, and the development of their technical skills in the applications and technology space. The program is designed to help facilitate guidance, support, and success for OATUG members. This program is only for current OATUG members, with the exception of current students.

Interested in becoming a mentor or a mentee? You can review the Mentor and Mentee guides and complete the Mentor Program Form to participate in this dynamic program.

Emerging Leaders Educational Opportunities

The Emerging Leaders provide eLearning sessions designed to support growth and learning for those starting out with Oracle applications and technology. Join us for one of our upcoming webinars, which cover a wide range of topics presented by industry experts.

Is there something specific you want to learn about through an eLearning session? Or, are you interested in presenting a webinar? Let us know! Take our survey to provide feedback on the Emerging Leaders forum or to participate in the group.

The Emerging Leaders Committee

The OATUG Emerging Leaders Committee is focused on reaching, educating, and engaging with people who are just beginning their careers or just beginning their career with Oracle Applications or Technology.

Get in touch if you'd like to learn more about the Emerging Leaders Committee!

The Emerging Leaders Committee Chairs:

Julio Lois, Chair
Julio Lois
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
RJ Stevens
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.