Oracle Academy empowers business and information technology faculty with Oracle NetSuite in Kenya

April 26, 2024 | 3 minute read
Danny Gooris
Regional Director, Oracle Academy, EMEA
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Oracle Academy organized a two-day ‘Introduction to Oracle NetSuite – Faculty Edition’ workshop for faculty members in Kenya on January 18 and 19, 2024. The event aimed to empower business and information technology faculty in Kenya with Oracle NetSuite enterprise resource planning (ERP). Facilitated by Oracle industry experts, the workshop provided hands-on experience and insights into leveraging Oracle NetSuite for educational purposes. In collaboration with Strathmore University, Technical University of Kenya, Kenya Methodist University, and Catholic University of Eastern Africa, the workshop took place at the Oracle Kenya office, offering interactive sessions and valuable discussions on Oracle NetSuite ERP and its application in higher education.

The workshop was facilitated by industry experts Danny Tomic, Oracle Academy Global Program Manager, and Mohamed Hassan, Senior Solution Engineer, Oracle Netsuite, who brought extensive experience and expertise in Oracle NetSuite ERP and educational curriculum development. Participants experienced interactive sessions and hands-on activities, and gained valuable insights into leveraging Oracle NetSuite for educational purposes.

The high-level list of speakers included David Bunei, Oracle Kenya Country Director & Cloud Systems Sales Director, CEA; Danny Gooris, Regional Director, Oracle Academy, EMEA; Suzane Urassa, Sales Manager, NetSuite Direct, EMEA; Janet Kamau, Marketing Director, Africa, Oracle; Peter Kirui, Director, East and West Africa, Oracle partner Innovior; Christopher Kang’ethe, Solution Consultant and Ebenezer Mutungwa, Business Development, Oracle partner Softype. The event was organized and moderated by Lorna Juma, Oracle Academy Program Manager, Eastern Africa.

The workshop objectives included:

  • Introducing faculty members to the fundamentals of Oracle NetSuite ERP.
  • Exploring the Oracle Academy NetSuite curriculum, focusing on key modules related to Accounting, Finance, Business, and Management.
  • Providing hands-on experience with Oracle NetSuite through practical exercises and demonstrations.
  • Fostering collaboration and knowledge-sharing among participants to enhance their understanding of Oracle NetSuite and its applications in higher education.

The key topics covered included:

  • Overview of Oracle NetSuite ERP: Understanding the features and capabilities of Oracle NetSuite for business management.
  • Introduction to Oracle Academy NetSuite curriculum: Exploring the curriculum structure and key learning objectives.
  • Accounting Essentials: Covered fundamental accounting principles and practices within Oracle NetSuite.
  • Financial Management: Examined financial planning, budgeting, and reporting functionalities in Oracle NetSuite.
  • Business Processes: Explored how Oracle NetSuite supports various business processes, including sales, procurement, and inventory management.
  • Management and Analytics: Leveraged Oracle NetSuite for data analysis, decision-making, and performance management.
  • Best practices and implementation strategies: Learned tips and strategies for successful implementation of Oracle NetSuite in educational settings.

The workshop provided the faculty members with hands-on experience on Oracle NetSuite ERP and explored its potential applications in higher education. By equipping faculty with the knowledge and skills needed to leverage Oracle NetSuite effectively, Oracle Academy aimed to empower educators to prepare students for success in the digital age.

A special thank you to Oracle Netsuite partners Innovior and Softype for their valuable contributions, which ultimately made the event a success. Sincere gratitude and appreciation to Prof. Nicodemus Maingi, Strathmore University, Prof. Salesio M. Kiura, Technical University of Kenya, Dr. Lawrence Muriira, Kenya Methodist University, and Mr. Ruto Yano, Catholic University of Eastern Africa, for taking the lead to represent their respective institutions in event planning, and for their active participation and meaningful input throughout the workshop. A total of 21 faculty members joined the workshop in person.

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Danny Gooris

Regional Director, Oracle Academy, EMEA

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