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. We offer webinars and educational content catered to young professionals and provide opportunities to get connected with mentors and peers. This group is open to everyone.

Read on to learn more. Plus, you can take our survey to provide feedback on the education we organize, connect through the OATUG Emerging Leaders LinkedIn Page, or get in touch.

The Emerging Leaders provide webinars 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, including our own emerging leaders

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


  • 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:
  • Duration: 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.
  • Platform: Our 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.
  • Format: 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 in determining the format and can also connect you with additional speakers/panelists.
  • Topic: We love to have a diverse offering of resources to the Oracle applications and technology users. 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 our Presenter Information page.

If you are interested in presenting at one of our in-person events and conferences, please reach out to OATUG for upcoming call for papers and events.

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

Both mentors and mentees have the chance to connect outside of their organization, sharing ideas and questions with one another. This relationship can support technical questions or personal and professional growth for both participants.

Mentees are matched with a mentor that can help them establish goals for their professional aspirations, discuss their role as a leader, and support the development of their technical skills in the applications and technology space. Each mentor relationship is unique: mentors and mentees can decide how and when they’d like to meet and the kinds of conversations that are helpful.

OATUG provides guidance to mentors and can facilitate meaningful connections for all participants.

We’d love to have your participation in this dynamic program!
OATUG Emerging Leaders are always looking for diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and ideas to contribute to this dynamic program that works to support our growing community.

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

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

The Committee meets every other month to discuss new and better ways to provide support and education to emerging leaders. Get in touch if you'd like to learn more about the Committee's work and opportunities to get involved.

Julio Lois, Committee 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, Committee 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.

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 happy hours, or participating in our mentor program.

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.