If you have an upgrade question, please feel free to contact members of the board!
Sandra Vucinic (Chair) has over twenty years of experience with Oracle database administration specifically supporting Oracle E-Business Suite environments. For years Sandra has been a presenter and panel member at OATUG, NCOAUG, CSOAUG, OVOAUG, SROAUG, NorCal OAUG, Oracle Apps World and Oracle Open World Conferences (120+ sessions). Sandra continues to be active in the OATUG organization and serves as a Director on various OATUG GEO and SIG Boards. Sandra has been awarded the OATUG Member of the Year Award for 2008 at the Collaborate 2008 Conference in April 2008 in Denver CO. In December 2008 Sandra received the Oracle ACE Award by Oracle Corporation. She is Founder and President of VLAD Group, Inc.
Kaberi Nayak (Vice Chair) has over twenty years of experience with Oracle database administration specifically supporting Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle/Peoplesoft environments. Her specialization includes supporting architecture design and installation, implementations, administration, maintenance, upgrades, platform migrations and database performance tuning. Kaberi serves as one of the OATUG Board of Directors. For years Kaberi has been a presenter and panel member at OATUG, IOUG, Oracle Apps World, Collaborate, Oracle Open World Conferences, DCOAUG Seminars and OATUG Connection Point events. Kaberi serves on various OATUG GEO and SIG Boards and Committees. For her contributions to Oracle Applications User community, Kaberi was named OATUG Member of the Year in 2011 at Collaborate Conference. In October 2011, Kaberi received the Oracle ACE Award from Oracle Corporation. Currently she works for Mitre Corporation as a Lead Oracle Applications DBA. Kaberi serves as an OATUG Conference Agenda Chair for Collaborate 2013 through Collaborate 2016.
Andy Katz (Membership and Social Media Director) has been at Komori America Corp since 1996. He started in the role of Product Manager for Komori Imaging Systems bringing 15 years of experience in the graphic arts and product management field. In 2006, as Komori America was transitioning to Oracle E-Business Suite, Andy took the technical lead role and was promoted to IT Manager. His portfolio expanded to include oversight and management of all MIS/IT related technologies, including ERP, networking, security, virtualization, disaster recovery, telephony/wireless and server/desktop hardware and software. He also has functional responsibility for Oracle Installed Base, Order Management, Advanced Pricing, Field Service and Discoverer 10g reporting. Following the successful implementation of EBS 11i, Andy was promoted to his current position of Director of IT. He was co-Project Manager and Technical Lead on Komori’s successful in-house upgrade to EBS R12.1.3 in September, 2011.
Art Dowd (Website Director) is Consulting Director for O2Works. He has an extensive business background spanning Business Planning, Operations Support, Field Operations, Re-engineering, and Information Technology. He was a former VP of Information Technology for a National Hospitality Company and was responsible for the implementation of the Oracle e-Business Applications. His experience includes more than 19 years with the Oracle Apps and he has worked with Oracle Consulting as well as two well regarded Oracle Applications consulting firms. For the past 9+ years, he has focused on the functional and project management aspects of the R12 upgrade and delivered dozens of presentation on the subject at various Regional and National user conferences.
Rusty Schmidt is a support-focused individual with almost ten years of EBS experience relating to the System Administration of Financials products such as Payables, Receivables, Fixed Assets and Purchasing. Rusty blogs frequently at http://theoracleemt.blogspot.com sharing anecdotes from his daily analyst life and knowledge gained from many different sources. Within the last few years, he has presented at many conferences (HOTSOS Symposium, OATUG’s Connection Point AppsTech, RMOUG's Training Days and OATUG's COLLABORATE 15) on several different topics, has had his Oracle Workflow whitepaper published on My Oracle Support, and engages with Oracle via EBS Proactive Customer Advisory Board and as a recent Board Member of OATUG’s EBS Upgrade SIG. His interests are in better ways to give the end user a great experience and getting to a better level of application support; many times a better solution lies within the internals of the database or application, so the responsible application support professional needs to go further beyond just the application. He is part of the group within Apollo Education Group which is responsible for the Financials applications with products including the Hyperion and Oracle EBS suites, and a portfolio including PeopleSoft HCM/ELM/CRM, GoldenGate, Informatica, and Business Objects.
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