“My life at Oracle”

Hello everybody! My name is Eva and I currently work in Oracle Italy as
Sales Programs Manager for the Technology Sales organization.
Since 2009, I also proudly represent the Oracle Education Foundation within my country
as the Ambassador for Italy. image

My career path in this amazing company began 5 years ago as a fresh graduate: after
various years studying abroad, in Germany and Ireland mainly, I was looking for a
valuable and concrete opportunity which could fulfill my energetic spirit. I wanted to develop myself inside a stimulating and “fast” business environment.. and here came Oracle and I really couldn’t ask for anything better!

 THE PARTNER EXPERIENCE

The first department I had the chance to work into was the Alliances and Channels organization, where I had the opportunity to join a brilliant team of great and visionary guys. I began having the responsibility to analyze and rationalize the portfolio of Oracle business partners and to identify potential cross-area solutions, which had to be highlighted both on the local market and internationally: this ended up with the implementation of the “Partner Community” model, a business environment of selected Oracle partners, specialized on the different technology focus areas.
This new concept was then recognized as an EMEA Best Practice and replicated internationally.
Having the opportunity to strengthen day after day strategic relationships with several business partners and study the market positioning of their technology solutions, I was given the role to develop the “Oracle Partner Network Innovation Award” in Italy: the EMEA competition encouraging and rewarding proven and successful technology innovations, creating high value for our common customers and generating new business potential.
Several Italian partner solutions won different prizes and I decided that it was worth collecting all those valuable projects, winners and short-listed, inside two specific books in order also to provide them an international market visibility:

OPN Innovation Award Booklet 2007 and OPN Innovation Award Booklet 2008

Inside the Alliances and Channels department I really had the opportunity to do    imageimage
amazing things, like for example working side-by-side with one of the most
exceptional teams in Oracle I have ever worked with:
the EMEA Recruitment Team.
Together, in fact, we conceived a brand new business
initiative for our partners, called “Oracle Campus Joint
Program
”. This program was awarded
as an EMEA Best Practice and acknowledged by both imageimageimage
Italian public institutions and press media. Italy  
is currently running its 5th edition.  
Briefly, the “Oracle Campus Joint Program” aims at facing the growing issue of lack of  technology competences and skills on the market. By identifying a specific technology area and developing an intensive 4-6 week Oracle University training course and by collaborating with important academic institutes, international “gurus” and professionals, our business partners are able to benefit from a pool of brilliant top talented young consultants and offer them a significant career opportunity.

BUSINESS BUT NOT ONLY: THE NO-PROFIT EXPERIENCE OF ORACLE

Currently my mission in Oracle is to continue driving the implementation of strategic business development and sales programs for the entire Oracle Technology stack, involving both partners and the end-customers.
But as a completely distinguished role from the day-today business, I’m also honored to represent in Italy the charity global organization founded by Oracle - the Oracle Education Foundation - and drive its corporate citizenship and marketing programs.
Oracle Education Foundation is an independent charitable organization funded by Oracle and is dedicated to helping students develop 21st century skills through project learning and the use of technology. It provides

“ThinkQuest” as a free program to primary and secondary (K12) schools. Just some significant numbers: today 548,000 students/teachers in 47 countries use ThinkQuest and the Oracle Education Foundation partners with 40+ no-profit or government organizations globally.

ABOUT MYSELF AND MY INTERESTS

About myself…I’m very enthusiastic and positive, trying always to transform difficult issues in challenging opportunities.
My day usually begins very early in the morning with running, swimming or when I need to collect some “zen” energies with a yoga session or better with a long walk with my dog.
I definitely love animals and generally speaking I’m very keen on environmental issues and try, as much as I can, to carry out a healthy and “planet respectful” lifestyle.

My thirst for knowledge pushed me some time ago to begin a new personal challenge: I decided to enroll, dedicating a good part of my free time, for a second university degree: I chose “Neuroeconomics”, an innovative academic path which combines psychology, economics, and neuroscience and studies how people make decisions and the role of the brain when people evaluate these decisions, categorizing risks and rewards and generally interacting with each other.

I’ve been very glad to talk about my experience in this article, as working for Oracle is something very stimulating. This company ensures you the opportunity to face new challenges, work with highly talented people and be professionally highlighted also globally. Motivation, good results and innovation is always pursued, recognized and fully supported.

Thanks and wish you all an amazing career!

If you have any question please contact annapia.racanelli@oracle.com.

For our job opportunities, please look at http://campus.oracle.com.

 

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